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Danvers' Duggan, Team USA Heads to 2014 Games Next Month

The U.S. Olympic Women's Ice Hockey Team will be traveling to Sochi, Russia Feb. 1 and then play Finland Feb. 8. Danvers native Meghan Duggan captains the team.

Danvers native Meghan Duggan, 26, will captain the 21-member U.S. Olympic Women's Ice Hockey Team in Sochi, Russia. Credit: USA Hockey
Danvers native Meghan Duggan, 26, will captain the 21-member U.S. Olympic Women's Ice Hockey Team in Sochi, Russia. Credit: USA Hockey
There wasn't any doubt, especially when she was named captain of the U.S. Women's National Team in November, but Danvers native Meghan Duggan is now officially a member of Team USA in the 2014 Olympics.

The U.S. Olympic Women's Ice Hockey Team roster was publicly unveiled on New Year's Day during the 2014 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic in Ann Arbor, Mich. before a crowd of more than 100,000.

This will be the 26-year-old Duggan's second Olympics -- she earned a silver medal at the 2010 games in Vancouver. Joining her on the roster are 10 other Olympic veterans, including four-time Olympian Julie Chu.

There were a total of 21 players named to the Olympic team from the National team. All of those players also competed for the National team last April, earning the squad top ranking after winning the world championship.

You can check out the full Olympic team roster here.

The women will continue training and competing around Boston until departing for Sochi, Russia on Feb. 1. The opening ceremonies are Feb. 7 and the U.S. women take the ice Feb. 8 against Finland. The games conclude Feb. 23.

In addition to Duggan, who plays a forward position, there are a few other Bay Staters on the team: Alex Carpenter, 19, of North Reading, Kacey Bellamy, 26, of Westfield, Molly Schaus, 25, of Natick and Michelle Picard, 20, of Taunton.

Carpenter, a Boston College student and another forward, is actually the daughter of Peabody native and former NHL forward Bob Carpenter.

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