U.S. Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey Team Defeats China 12-1

Potter Becomes All-Time U.S. Olympic Women’s Points Leader with Five-Point Night

VANCOUVER, B.C. – The U.S. Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey Team recorded a 12-1 victory over China here today in its first game of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. Jenny Potter (Edina, Minn.) set a U.S. Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey Team single-game record with five points (3-2) and also became the United States’ all-time Olympic Winter Games career points leader (17GP, 8-18–26).

“It was a great way for us to start the tournament for a lot of reasons,” said Mark Johnson, head coach of the U.S. Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey Team. “Our young players got to go out for their first Olympic experience in front of a great crowd and face good opposition. I’m encouraged by the way we got started and look forward to our next game against Russia.”

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