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The United States men's hockey team isn't the only group of icers hoping to make some noise in Vancouver: the women are a solid group, too.

In a sport dominated by Finland and Canada, the American women are quickly becoming one of the world's dominate forces on the rink.

Led by four-time Olympian Angela Ruggiero, the USA women are an incredibly deep and talented unit. The 30-year-old defenseman knows the game, she's coached and played it her whole life. Ruggiero is the driving force behind Team USA's aspirations of striking gold in Vancouver.

The American women are seeking their first gold medal in over a decade. They took home the world's top honors at the 1998 Nagano games, won silver in Salt Lake City in 2002, and garnished the bronze in Turino's 2006 games.

On the offensive side, 31-year-old Jenny Potter will be lighting the lamp on a regular basis. Potter netted a hat-trick against an underpowered and inexperienced China squad on Sunday's opening match.

Team Finland, Canada, and Russia are amongst the world's elite and will present a higher level of competition for the state-siders.

Canada is coming off an 18-0 drubbing of Slovakia...

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