Red and white are beloved colors for Business Badgers, but in February a few of them looked good in gold and silver, too.
Former Wisconsin hockey players—including four WSB alumni—dotted Olympic rosters for the U.S. and Canada.
The Canadian women’s team defeated the U.S. 3-2 in the gold medal game and was lifted throughout the tournament by strong performances from two Business Badgers.
Ann-Renée Desbiens (BBA ’17, MAcc ’19) was Canada’s goaltender, letting little get past her throughout the Olympic Games.
Team Canada’s Sarah Nurse (BBA ’18) set an Olympic scoring record with five goals and 13 assists, including one of each in the gold medal game.
Abby Roque (BBA ’20) was on the U.S. team that won a silver medal. She played in all seven Olympic games, scoring a goal against Finland.
Nurse and Roque broke barriers for hockey at the Winter Olympics. Nurse became the first Black woman to win a gold medal in the sport and Roque was the first Indigenous woman to play for Team USA.
Ben Street (BBA ’10) made his Olympic debut as a member of the Canadian men’s team, continuing a streak for the Badger men’s hockey team of having at least one Olympian since 1976.