Eastvale native Barnes, who won gold in 2018, named to 2022 U.S. women’s Olympic hockey team
USA Hockey has announced the final roster for its 2022 U.S. Olympic Women’s Hockey Team that will compete in February at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing, China.
Of the 23 players on the roster, 15 have prior Olympic experience, including Eastvale native Cayla Barnes, who won gold in 2018.
“Naming an Olympic team is always a momentous occasion and we’re thrilled to take this next step on our journey,” said Katie Million, general manager of the 2022 U.S. Olympic Women’s Hockey Team. “The players have consistently worked hard and battled through adversity in the last three months, and we’re confident in the talent and energy they bring to the ice as we look to take home gold in Beijing.”
“We’ve worked through a comprehensive evaluation process that has led us to this 23-player roster,” added Team USA head coach Joel Johnson. “This team has great veteran leadership, in combination with an infusion of younger talent. The skill, focus and energy they bring to the ice will serve us well as we head to Beijing with our sights set on bringing home gold.”
Last year as a junior with NCAA Division I Boston College, Barnes tallied four goals and 10 points in 19 games. She also served as team captain before sitting out this season to train for the Olympics.
During her youth career, Barnes skated for the Anaheim Jr. Ducks, Anaheim Lady Ducks and Los Angeles Jr. Kings.
Photo/USA Hockey (from 2018 Olympics)
(January 2, 2022)