But it is not in any way only my merit. It is thanks to the players from all the countries that are here at the world CUP – and who every day do the job – that a change is possible. So, even if it was I who was out there on the ice and competed with the men, it would never have happened if it had not been for them.
the Hockey world CUP in the Finnish Espoo is in the final stages. During the Saturday meets US Russia in the semi-finals, while hockeyvärldens other giant of Canada is set against the hemmanationen Finland.
than a world CUP final on Sunday between the united states and Canada would be a sensation. The united states and Canada's head start has rather increased than decreased.
In the quarter-finals, released in neither the united states or Canada into a single goal. The united states won over Japan, who sent down Sweden in the B-world CUP, with 4-0, and Canada's win over Germany with a 5-0.
Kendall Coyne Schofield looks, however, ljusningar, and she welcomes the expansion of the world CUP from eight to ten teams.
"It means more matches for all teams, and games against good opposition is the best way to evolve," she says.
Coyne Schofields , as together with canadian Natalie Spooner tops the CHAMPIONSHIP's scoring after the group stage, the track record is impressive. In 2011 she debuted in the world CUP, and since then she has been given in the united states's world CUP and OLYMPIC teams.
She has taken five world CHAMPIONSHIP gold medals, and in February 2018, were extended guldsamlingen with an OLYMPIC gold medal.
But it was what happened a year later that received the most headlines.Kendall Coyne Schofield showed the world how fast she is on the skates during the NHL's All-Star show. Photo: Thearon W. Henderson/AFP
In connection with this year's NHL All-Star show, the organizers invited four damhockeyspelare, two from USA and two from Canada.
the Idea was not that they would be competing against the men in the so-called ”skicklighetstävlingarna”, but be premiere run and show the branches for the crowd before the race started.
But when Colorado's Nathan MacKinnon, left cancellation to snabbhetstävlingen got Kendall Coyne Schofield the chance to be the first woman to ever compete against the men.
"It is clear that it was a nervous time, but I hesitated when I got to the question," says Kendall Coyne Schofield when the DN hit her during the world CHAMPIONSHIPS in Espoo.
14 seconds , then knew the world of hockey that Kendall Coyne Schofield is really fast on the skates.
Her appearance attracted a lot of attention both within and outside the world of hockey, and during the world CUP is her stardom is clear.Kendall Coyne Schofield is with its 157 centimeter one of the shortest players on the ice – at the same time, she is one of the largest. Photo: Jonas Ekströmer/TT
When the DN for a match, ask the u.s. presschefen to talk to Kendall she smiles and shows the list of all the other journalists that asked for the same player.
"I realized that it would be noticed, but perhaps not quite how big it would be," said a smiling Kendall, talking almost as fast as she goes skating.
– What has meant the most is that the parents have heard of and told that their children have become inspired.
chasing Kendall Coyne Schofield world CHAMPIONSHIP gold in a new role. In this year's world CUP, she is for the first time during a major championship the U.S. team captain.
"It is obviously a great honor, but in this team there are many leaders, so I'm not alone," says Kendall.
Kendall Coyne Schofields speed and technical skill have been clear during the world CUP, and one of them that meant a lot to her development when she was younger was the Swedish trainer Anders Sörensen.
from Södertälje, today is an assistant coach of the NHL team the Chicago seasons with the Rockford Icehogs, had, inter alia, Kendall to be with and train with his boys ' team even though she played in it.
" I still see Anders, when I'm at home in Chicago in the summers. He is a fantastic coach and a fantastic person. Chicago should be proud that they have him, " says Kendall.
" I'm glad you swedes let us borrow him. But now, he has been so long with us that we almost should call him for both Swedish and american, she continues with a big smile.
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