Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports
The 2014 Sochi Olympics have been kicking for over a week now, and Boston College’s four representatives for Team USA — Brooks Orpik, Alex Carpenter, Molly Schaus, and Kelli Stack — have all made an impact on their respective hockey teams.
All of them have cracked the stat sheet by now, so let’s take a look:
Brooks Orpik, the only Boston College Eagle on men’s Team USA, recorded his first point of the 2014 Olympics on Sunday when he assisted on Phil Kessel’s second goal out of three for the game. In three contests so far, Orpik has a +3 rating with just one shot on goal.
Molly Schaus has made one appearance in goal for women’s Team USA, getting the start against Switzerland on February 10. The poor Swiss had no shot in this game, pun intended, as America outshot them 53-10. Schaus halted all ten chances as she helped Team USA to a 9-0 blowout win.
Kelli Stack has made her presence felt offensively, scoring a goal in the first game against Finland on February 8 and notching two assists in the Switzerland blowout on the 10th.
Alex Carpenter is having a bigger impact. She has scored two goals and assisted on another to match Stack’s total of three points. The second period of the Finland game was all Eagles, as Stack and Carpenter were the only goals scored. Carpenter would go on to pot America’s ninth goal against Switzerland; finally, she assisted on America’s first goal against Canada on February 12.
The women will play in the semifinal against Sweden tomorrow.