You’ll have another reason to cheer on the USA in the Winter Olympics this year.
North Reading’s Alex Carpenter will be playing forward for the U.S. Women’s National Hockey Team in Sochi, Russia.
Carpenter graduated from Governors Academy where she scored 239 goals and 188 assists for 427 points in 100 games. She is currently a junior at Boston College. Carpenter has scored 54 goals and 56 assists for 110 points in 72 games for Boston College.
The 19-year-old has hockey in her blood. Her father, Bob, was the first US hockey player ever chosen in the first round of the NHL draft in 1981. He went on to have a successful NHL career with the Washington Capitals, New York Rangers, Los Angeles Kings, Boston Bruins and New Jersey Devils. He scored 320 goals and 408 assists for 728 points in his career and scored 53 goals in 1984-1985.
But he never played Olympic hockey, which his daughter, Alex, will play when the Winter Olympics begins in February.