U.S Olympic Hockey Player, Kelli Stack is set to make her debut at 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver. The Brooklyn Heights native is headed to do her best and carry the puck from the end to end for a goal in Canada. Find out more! See photos and video below.
Kelli was born 22 years ago, on January 13, in Brooklyn Heights, OH. She started skating at 2 years old with her sister Kim, and brother Kevin. The first time Stack played hockey she was 4, she always has loved all sports, so when her brother Kevin first got into it, she wanted to give it a try.
Kelli got hooked. She’s the daughter of Ken Stack and a competitive freestyle roller skater, Nancy Stack. Her parents supported her all the time, so when their daughter joined a Michigan Team during her senior year, they took her twice a week to practice, driving two-and-a-half hours from their home.
U.S Olympic Hockey Player, Kelli Stack has played hockey in two world championships – as a member of the U.S team. She landed first place with Team USA two years in a row, 2008 and 2009 and played three seasons at BC. The beautiful blond has been a member of the U.S. Women’s Under-22 Select Team for two years, 2007 and 2008, Member of the U.S. Women’s Select Team for the 2008 Four Nations Cup (1st), and she participated at the USA Hockey Women’s National Festival for three years (2007-09).
Stack trains with coach Mark Johnson – who is a member of the 1980 Gold Medal Champions. At Boston College, her coach is Katie King, a former “member of the 1998 gold-medal team, as well as the 2002 and 2006 Olympic teams”. The 22 year old Olympic hockey player says she has always admired King, she was one of her idols. She is currently in the College of Arts and Sciences majoring in communications.
Kelli Stack has been named ‘Hockey East Player of the year’ and was so happy when she was introduced as a part of the 2010 U.S Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey Team during the ceremony at the Mall of America (Dec. 17, 2009) in Bloomington, Minessota.