The United States won, 5-0, over China in the long overdue first day of women’s Olympic hockey. “It’s not just a man’s game anymore …. We really feel like we’re out here paving the way for all the women behind us,” said U.S. team captain Cammi Granato, who scored two goals.
The rink was packed as U.S. fans waved flags and cheered for the women. Supporter Heather Norton commented, “So many women have spent their lives breaking down the barriers between men’s and women’s sports and breaking down old stereotypes …. This game should have happened a long time ago.”