Two ice hockey Olympic moms are descibed as rivals by Vancouver 2010. Both forwards Canada’s Becky Keller, 35, and Jenny Potter of Team USA both are multiple Olympians, have two children, and have husbands who support them completely. Both lifetime athletes, they seem to be passionate and steeped in experience about their sport. There will great playing in women’s ice hockey ahead.
Jenny Potter is one of Team USA’s mom’s mentioned in a previous post. Jenny is one of two alternate co-captains. With a long and illustrious career in ice hockey, In the last three Olympics, Jenny received her share of medals ( gold in ’98, silver in ’02, and bronze in ’06). Skating since age 2, Jenny first played football as a defensive end and running back which seemed to teach her strength and aggressiveness. Her daughter, Madison aged 9, has come to a number of her mother’s events over the years. She has a strong work ethic to be juggling motherhood and Olympic competition just as Becky Kellar. Her teammates current nickname for her is “mom.” On Valentine’s Day, She led off Team USA as the highest scorer with a “Hat Trick'” (three goals in a game). The name “Hat Trick” came from when a player scored three goals, the spectators used to throw their hats in the ring. Her scoring led off Team USA’s 12-1 win against China. Looking forward to seeing more of you, Jenny.