The 2018 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XXIII Olympic Winter and commonly known as PyeongChang 2018, was an international winter multi-sport event that was held between the 9th and 25th of February 2018 in Pyeongchang County, Gangwon Province, South Korea. The Games featured 102 events over 15 disciplines in 7 sports, including Women’s Hockey, a record number of events for the Winter Games. This is the first Winter Olympics to surpass 100 medal events.
Kendall Coyne Schofield, who played for the Huskies from 2011 to 2016, is a Northeastern University graduate. She won a gold medal for Team USA at the 2018 Winter Olympics. She has also been named the Women’s Player of the Year by USA Hockey. She will receive the award in June at the USA Hockey Annual Congress in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Coyne Schofield ranks first in Northeastern hockey history with 141 goals and 249 points. She finished her collegiate career as the all-time leading scorer in Hockey East play. She set conference records for scoring 30 goals and racking up 55 points during her senior season in 2015-16.
Coyne Schofield also earned the Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award in 2016, which recognises the top player in NCAA Division 1 women’s hockey.
And she made history in January when she became the first woman to compete in the National Hockey League’s skills competition. She flew around the rink in 14.346 seconds, less than one second behind NHL superstar Connor McDavid, who won the race.
“It was electrifying, the USA chants,” Coyne said.
in a televised interview on the NBC Sports Network just moment after the race.
One week after the competition, Coyne Schofield made her debut as an in-arena analyst for the NBC Sports Network. In March, she was hired by the NHL to be a studio analyst for the NHL Network.