By NYMetroParents Staff

Introducing the Close-to-Home Olympic Athletes

January 24, 2014   |  Activities Tips  

Of the more than 200 athletes on Team USA competing in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, we’ll introduce you to nine athletes who call the NY metro area home. The local athletes will compete in the following winter games’ events: men’s luge, men’s double luge, men’s ice hockey, and women’s ice hockey.

The athletes representing Team USA will be competing in faraway Russia, but many of them call the New York area home. Here’s a rundown of some local athletes we’ll all be rooting for during these Olympic games. (Note: At press time, several sports had not concluded qualifying events.)

julie chu, 2014 team usa women's ice hockey
Courtesy NBC Olympics/USOC

Julie Chu
Hails from: Fairfield, CT
Event: Women’s Hockey
Olympics Bid: Fourth

  Aidan Kelly
Hails from: West Islip
Event: Men’s Luge
Olympics Bid: First
ryan mcdonagh team usa men's hockey
Courtesy USA Hockey, Inc.
Ryan McDonagh
Hails from: St. Paul, MN
(but as a member of the NY Rangers,
he’s a hometown transplant)
Event: Men’s Hockey
Olympics Bid: First
  Matt Mortensen
Hails from: Huntington Station
Event: Men’s Double Luge
Olympics Bid: First
max pacioretty 2014 team usa men's hockey
Courtesy USA Hockey, Inc.
Max Pacioretty
Hails from: New Canaan, CT
(His NHL home is with the Montreal Canadiens.)
Event: Men’s Hockey
Olympics Bid: First

josephine pucci, 2014 team usa women's hockey
Courtesy USA Hockey, Inc.

Josephine Pucci
Hails from: Pearl River
Event: Women’s Hockey
Olympics Bid: First
jonathan quick, 2014 team usa men's hockey
Courtesy USA Hockey, Inc.
Jonathan Quick
Hails from: Milford, CT
(His NHL home is with the L.A. Kings.)
Event: Men’s Hockey
Olympics Bid: Second
kevin shattenkirk, 2014 team usa men's ice hockey
Courtesy USA Hockey, Inc.
Kevin Shattenkirk
Hails from: Greenwich, CT; raised in New Rochelle
(His NHL home is with the St. Louis Blues.)
Event: Men’s Hockey
Olympics Bid: First
  Tucker West
Hails from: Ridgefield, CT
Event: Men’s Luge
Olympics Bid: First

 

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