Abbey Murphy

Abbey Murphy. (photo courtesy of USA Hockey)

Abbey Murphy, of Evergreen Park, was officially named to the 2022 U.S. Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey team on Jan. 1, and she will compete in February at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing, China.

Murphy, 19, will being making her Olympic debut. She is the second youngest player on the team. Murphy is a 2020 Mother McAuley High School graduate who then starred at the University of Minnesota in her freshman year. She was named to the U.S. Women’s hockey residency program this summer and trained with the program during the fall.

The roster announcement was made during the second intermission at the NHL’s Winter Classic at Target Field in Minneapolis as the St. Louis Blues battled the Minnesota Wild.