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Meet the 7 Out Players From the Canadian Olympic Women's Hockey Team
7 out athletes are playing for Team Canada's Women's Hockey team!
They destroyed their first opponent at the Winter Olympics in Beijing earlier today, defeating the team from Switzerland 10-1. Team Canada has a strong squad this year, relying on a team concept and a deep roster, and as it turns out, there are seven out women in the crew -- the most of any Olympic team ever, Outsports reports.
Scroll through to meet all seven out members of Team Canada's Women's Hockey team and who are proud members of Team LGBTQ+.
Brianne Jenner, 30, won Olympic gold at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi and added a silver medal to her trophy case at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. Jenner married her partner, Hayleigh Cudmore, in 2019.
Photo via Instagram, @bjenner19
Erin Ambrose, 27, played in boys hockey leagues as a child until moving to play women's hockey at the age of 14. She's won gold at the World Championship in 2021, but is looking for her first Olympic medal. She came out in 2020 in a personal article where she also revealed her struggles with depression.
Photo via Instagram, @ambrose_13
Emily Clark, 26, comes from a hockey family. Her father is a coach and her five siblings are all playing as youths. She took home silver at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, but she's looking to take home the gold for Team Canada this year.
Photo via Instagram, @emclark.26
Melodie Daoust, 30, has Olympic gold and silver (from Sochi and Pyeongchang, respectively), but is ready for more. She had to leave the ice after suffering an injury in Team Canada's game against the Swiss. Let's hope she's healthy and back on the ice soon!
Photo via Instagram, @melodaoust15
Jamie Lee Rattray
Jamie Lee Rattray, 29, is not the person to mess with on the ice. Back in 2015, she got into a tussle with Monique Lamoureux, then of the Boston Blades, and let's just say she's a hockey player who knows how to handle her business. This year marks her first Olympic games!
Photo via Instagram, @ratt26
Jill Saulnier, 29, hails from Halifax, Nova Scotia. She took home silver at Pyeongchang in 2018, but is fresh off gold at the 2021 World Championships and is looking for gold this Olympics.
Photo via Instagram, @jill.saulnier
Micah Zandee-Hart, 25, is competing in her first Olympics this year. She's a big contributor to Team Canada with her defense and tenacity.
Photo via Instagram, @followyourhart_8