If the U.S. women’s hockey team has a clear No. 1 choice in net, they haven’t telegraphed that move yet. After Jessie Vetter played (and won) in the team’s opener vs. Finland, the team will give the second start (against Switzerland) to goalie Molly Schaus, according to the Associated Press.
United States head coach Katey Stone has been coy about which goalie is the frontrunner, noting that she believes they all could start. Brianne McLaughlin also hopes to play, especially since she put her married life on hold for the Olympics.
Really, the greater sign might be who suits up for Team USA on Tuesday. A much-awaited matchup against Canada happens then, so these first two games may merely help Stone make a final decision on which netminder is most prepared for easily the greatest rivalry in women’s ice hockey.