Coyne Schofield, of Palos Heights, Illinois, won five gold medals at the IIHF World Women's Championships, a gold medal at the 2018 Winter Olympics and a silver at the 2014 games, while playing for Team USA.
“My first impression was, like, ‘I can do this,’” Coyne Schofield said at a news conference after the event. “My speed is definitely my strength. Obviously, I was a little nervous, but I knew it was a moment that was going to break a lot of barriers, and a moment that would change the perceptions of our game.
“It was so exciting.”