Women's Ice Hockey Alumnae Capture Gold And Bronze In Torino

Feb. 21, 2006

Torino, Italy - Brown Women's Ice Hockey was well represented in the Torino Olympic Games, as four former players Katie King '97, Becky Kellar '97, Kathleen Kauth '01, Pam Dreyer '03 and Kim Insalaco '03, each earned medals for the United States and Canada.

King, Kauth Dreyer and Insalaco each earned bronze medals after Team USA's 4-0 win over Finland, and Kellar earned her second gold medal on Team Canada's 4-1 win over Sweden.

King was a major force for Team USA, recording a hat trick to lead the United States past Finland. The bronze gives King the complete set of medals as she won gold in 1998 at the Nagano games, and walked away with Silver at Salt Lake City four years ago. King and former Harvard standout Angela Ruggiero are the ninth and tenth Ivy League athletes to get a complete set, but the first Winter Olympians to do so, King is the first former Brown athlete to earn a complete set of medals.

"It's been great for me. Obviously, I've had great teammates, great experiences. It's been 10 years. It's been a long time, and it was good," said King, who finally let her emotions come through.

After the game King announced her retirement from competitive play. She leaves playing in 210 games in a Team USA uniform, recording 265 points on 146 goals and 119 assists. It was a great way to go out for Katie," said USA Head Coach Ben Smith, "She has been one of the top players in our program since 1996."

This was the first medal for Insalaco, Kauth and Dreyer. Dreyer had her Olympic debut in the 5-0 victory over Team Germany in the US's second preliminary match-up, making ten saves. Kellar has a collection of her own winning Silver in Nagano and Gold in Salt Lake City and now Torino.