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There are 4 NU alums in South Korea ...

KENDALL COYNE • UNITED STATES • ICE HOCKEY
The 2018 Winter Olympics are Coyne's second as a member of Team USA – the Palos Heights, Illinois native helped lead the team to a silver medal in Sochi in 2014, scoring two goals and four assists in five games, tying for the team lead with six points.

A forward, Coyne graduated from Northeastern in 2016 as the all-time women's hockey program leader in career points (249) and career goals (141).

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STEVE LANGTON • UNITED STATES • BOBSLED
Langton (Class of 2006) is coming out of retirement and returning to the U.S. Olympic Men's Bobsled Team for the third time. In 2014, he helped the two- and four-man bobsled events to the bronze medal – the USA's first medals in the sport since 1952.

A two-year captain of Northeastern's men's track and field team, Langton enjoyed top finishes at several America East Championships and ranks on Northeastern's all-time performance lists in the 4x100 meter relay, 60-meter dash and 100-meter dash.

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FLORENCE SCHELLING • SWITZERLAND • ICE HOCKEY
The first four-time Olympian in Northeastern history, Schelling will compete on Switzerland's Olympic Women's Hockey Team. Schelling was a member of her home country's team since Switzerland first entered a women's hockey team into the Olympics in 2006. In 2014, she made 28 saves in medal-round competition to help lead Switzerland to the bronze medal – the country's first Olympic medal in women's ice hockey.

A two-time All-American and two-time Hockey East Player of the year, Schelling played in 98 games at Northeastern and graduated in 2013 as the program's leader in single-season save percentage, goals against average, saves and career save percentage.

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LAURA SCHULER • CANADA • ICE HOCKEY (HEAD COACH)
Schuler is appearing in her second Olympic Games for Team Canada, but this time, the 1998 Olympic silver medalist will be commanding the team from the bench rather than the ice as the team's head coach.

Schuler starred in 99 games for the Huskies from 1989-93, notching 121 points to tie for 16th on the program's all-time scoring list (64 goals, 57 assists). In addition to skating with the Canadian National Team from 1990-91, Schuler helped the Huskies to two Beanpot championships in 1990 and 1991. After being inducted to the Varsity Club Hall of Fame in 2004, Schuler took over as Northeastern's head coach between 2004-08.
You can make an argument for Coyne being the best forward in the world, and Schelling being the best goalie in the world. It's awesome to see NU alumni at the highest level in their sport.
She got the go ahead goal in their first game against Finland.
Coyne scored the United States' only goal in a 2-1 loss to Canada. It looked like the US outplayed Canada but couldn't put it together.

Schelling leads all women goaltenders in save percentage after the round robin, backstopping the Swiss to 3 wins to win their group handily (it's the B group). They'll play Russia in the QF's which should be a good one. Russia underperformed in the group stage and this is a very winnable game for Switzerland.

The US will play the winner of Finland and Sweden in the Semi's. Their top 2 finish in the A group guaranteed them a bye to the semifinals.
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