US Olympian Pfalzer returns to NWHL Beauts for 3rd season
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — U.S. Olympic team defenseman Emily Pfalzer is returning to play for her hometown National Women's Hockey League Buffalo Beauts for a third season.
The Beauts announced they agreed to terms with their captain on Thursday in what becomes the team's latest high-profile addition. She joins a Buffalo team that includes Canadian Olympic team goalie Shannon Szabados as well as U.S. Olympians in goalie Nicole Hensley and forward Dani Cameranesi.
U.S. Olympians may be forced to remove Statue of Liberty image from helmets
Team USA women's hockey goalies Nicole Hensley and Alex Rigsby are playing in the 2018 Winter Olympics wearing goaltender masks with a patriotic design. It includes an American-themed shield, a bald eagle and an image of the Statue of Liberty.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) says that runs afoul of their rules. Hensley and Rigsby may be told to change their masks to something more neutral, according to reports.