There are days where I am grateful to be alive at the same time as Hilary Knight. Tonight is one of those (k)nights.
Hilary Knight scored a gritty goal in the US’s 3-0 victory over the Finns at the IIHF’s Women’s World Championships tonight and that brought her career goal total at the tournament to 44. That means that she has tied Cammi Granato‘s record of most goals at the WWC. Over the course of her 11 years playing at the tournaments she has racked up 76 points in 54 games. She has the 44 goals and 43 assists to boot. Knight is also 2 points away from Granato’s all-time points record – although Granato had played in 9 less games. Also in those 11 years she has won 8 gold medals at the Championship and 2 silvers. Knight is one of the players who has turned this team into the dominating powerhouse it is. Without her they wouldn’t have this much success.
There is no doubt in my mind that she is going to break both those record by the end of the tournament. This was just Game 2 today and the US scooped another W. Grace Zumwinkle scored another goal and Kelly Pannek got the other. This is shaping up to a looovely tournament.
The US’s next game will be against Russia, who they soundly beat last week in the pre-tournament game. I’m sure the US will take that game easy but it will be at 1PM CT on Tuesday the 24th. After that the US takes on Canada, the only team to make me sweat so far. However, we’ll get into that later. For now, someone tell me how to send Hilary Knight a congratulatory champagne bottle.
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