Eyes on the prize
With her sights set on gold, two-time silver medal-winning hockey forward Kelli Stack believes she’ll return to the Games in 2018 to compete once again. And given her resumé on the ice, there’s little doubt she’ll be back. Kelli’s collegiate experience includes playing an integral role in helping Boston College reach the Frozen Four and its first title game in 2007. Professionally, she’s played the last several seasons with the Boston Blades of the Canadian Women’s Hockey League.
To Kelli, the most challenging aspect of competing in ice hockey is the wear and tear it puts on her body. “The older we get the harder it is to recover and stay healthy,” she said, “and the hockey season is a long and demanding one that requires nonstop training.” Her long-term athletic goal? “I want to make an impact in youth hockey players’ lives through coaching, and continue training and playing as long as my body allows me to.”
- 2014 Sochi Games silver medal
- 2010 Vancouver Games silver medal
- 3-time World Champion
- 2012 Bob Allen (USA Hockey) Player of the Year
“I want to be a part of the best team in the world, so coming in first is what motivates me.”