February 22 2018

Burlington's Kali Flanagan Helps U.S. Women Hockey Take Home Gold

By: BNEWS

 

A Burlington native is bringing home the gold.

 

Last night there was magic on the rink as the U.S.A Women’s Ice Hockey team beat Canada to take home the gold medal in what many are calling an upset victory. The game was a hard-fought match that ended in an overtime shootout. The U.S. team scored first in the last first period but Canada came back and garnered a 2-1 lead by the end of the second. With mere minutes left in the game the American women scored again, tying the game and sending the match to a series of shootout as each team time and again pulled even in the count. Finally, the U.S. women were able to pull ahead and secure a victory over our neighbors to the north.

 

On that team was none other than Burlington native Kali Flanagan who plays defense for the team. Flanagan has played three seasons for Boston College. In her freshman year she scored three goals and made six assists in 39 games. During her sophomore year she scored 24 points in 41 games and as part of the team’s defense helped set a program record with 14 shutouts. Last year, her junior year, she notched 19 points in 39 games and earned Hockey East Honorable Mention accolades.

 

The team is being hailed by people across the nation and Flanagan is being recognized locally.

 

Congratulations to Burlington's Kali Flanagan on the amazing Gold Medal win for her and her US Women's Hockey teammates!” Burlington Public School tweeted after the victory.

 

“Congratulations to Burlington's Kali Flanagan and the U.S. Women's Hockey Team on their first Gold Medal in 20 years!” State Rep. Ken Gordon posted on Facebook.

Photo courtesy of the U.S.A. Olympic Team

 

 
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