First Liners

Plenty of pressure comes with the weight of being perfect. That’s something that Boston College goaltender Katie Burt knows all too well. After going on a stunning 40-0 run, the Boston College...
Friday, June 17, 2016 - 13:05
On his way to work in the heart of Washington, D.C., Capitals defense-man Nate Schmidt drives past several notable monuments honoring brave Americans who have fought for their country. When he gets...
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 15:33
  Being a top-10 draft pick may seem like the culmination of a lifelong dream, but any hockey player will tell you it’s only the first step on a long NHL journey. For Jack Skille, the...
Monday, February 22, 2016 - 15:03
Home for Scott Darling was wherever he lugged his three duffel bags and the 47-inch television he had purchased on clearance at Best Buy. Darling had simplified his life to those possessions out of...
Monday, January 25, 2016 - 16:25
A rangy, north-south skater who goes to the net hunting for goals, Jimmy Hayes’ approach to hockey couldn’t be simpler. But the 6-foot-5, 215-pound winger has taken a serpentine path to...
Tuesday, December 15, 2015 - 14:46
Suiting up for the red, white and blue in the Olympic Winter Games has always been a dream for Dani Cameranesi. And judging by how far she’s come to be where she is today, she is well on her...
Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 13:44
uiting up for the red, white and blue in the Olympic Winter Games has always been a dream for Dani Cameranesi. And judging by how far she’s come to be where she is today, she is well on her way...
Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 13:39
Craig Smith remembers his first day on the ice. It was a brisk Wisconsin morning when his dad laced up the skates in the car, carried him to the rink and gave him a small push. And he hasn’t...
Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 09:23
The first time Kole Sherwood stepped foot on the ice at Nationwide Arena in downtown Columbus, he was a 7-year-old skating in a 3-on-3 cross-ice game during an intermission of the U.S. vs. Russia...
Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 12:50
  One minute Alex Rigsby was sitting on the end of the bench cheering on her teammates during another gold-medal battle with Canada at the 2015 IIHF Women’s World Championship and the...
Thursday, August 20, 2015 - 14:58
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Live from the 2018 Olympics:

2/18 | Yale Trio Reunite On Olympic Ice

2/16 | T.J. Oshie Still in Spotlight

2/15 | North Carolina Native Playing For Korean Team

2/13 | Take Five With Dani Cameranesi

2/13 | U.S. Men's Team Likes Its Chances

2/12 | Phone A Friend

2/11 | Men's Team Young & Old

2/11 | Take 5 With Brian Gionta 

2/10 | Heavy Hearts 

2/10 | Take 5 With Sidney Morin 

2/9 | Take 5 With Ryan Stoa

 

Follow USA Hockey Magazine as it chronicles the march to gold for the U.S. Men’s and Women’s Hockey Teams. USA Hockey Magazine editor Harry Thompson is in PyeongChang, South Korea to provide daily news, features and interviews from the 2018 Olympic Winter Games.

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