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Rooney named to U.S. Women’s National Team Olympic residency roster

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Former University of Minnesota Duluth standout goaltender Maddie Rooney was named to her second U.S. Olympic residency roster Friday.

She is one of 27 players vying for a spot to represent the USA in the 2022 Winter Olympic Games that will be held in Beijing next February, and one of 14 athletes who won gold at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea.

Rooney sky-rocketed to fame after she backstopped the U.S. to a gold medal in arguably the greatest game in U.S. women’s hockey history during the 2018 Olympics. In addition to 29 saves, Rooney stopped Canada’s last two shooters to help the U.S. win its first Olympic gold medal since 1998 in a 3-2 penalty shootout thriller at the Gangneung Centre in South Korea. Rooney also won two World Championship gold medals with the U.S. National Team during her time at UMD.

UMD’s all-time career saves leader with a staggering 3,449 stops, Rooney owns three of the top four single-season records for saves in Bulldog history. One of only two Bulldog goaltenders to have made more than 1,000 stops in a season, Rooney also owns both the most games played by a UMD netminder (122) and minutes played (7,277:49), as well as third-most wins with 59.

Published in Bulldogs Minnesota Hockey Sports

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