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Athletes With Local Ties Named to 2018 Olympic Hockey Rosters

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    Athletes With Local Ties Named to 2018 Olympic Hockey Rosters
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    PLYMOUTH, MI - APRIL 06: Hilary Knight #21 of the United States celebrates her first-period goal with teammates while playing Germany during a semifinal game at the 2017 IIHF Woman's World Championships at USA Hockey Arena on April 6, 2017 in Plymouth, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

    USA Hockey announced its roster Monday at the Winter Classic in New York and athletes with local connections are among those headed to PyeongChang, South Korea.

    One of the Chicago area's biggest local stars is Kendall Coyne, 25, of Palos Heights. Coyne was a part of the women’s team that lost in devastating fashion in the gold medal game to Team Canada during the 2014 Winter Olympic Games.

    Joining Coyne in returning to the women's Olympic team is Hilary Knight, who grew up in Chicago and attended University of Wisconsin. 

    On the men's side is James Wisniewski, a Michigan native who once played for the Chicago Blackhawks.

    Several players from the Chicago Blackhawks Sled Hockey Team were also named to the Paralymic sled hockey team Monday. Included on the roster were Jen Lee, Brody Roybal, Travis Dodson, Kevin McKee and Josh Misiewicz.

    Roybal is from Melrose Park and Misiewicz is from La Grange. 


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