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Simi Valley's Angela Ruggiero appointed alternate captain of U.S. women's Olympic hockey team

January 14, 2010 | 12:33 pm

Simi Valley native Angela Ruggiero, who will play on her fourth Olympic team at the Vancouver Games, was appointed one of three alternate captains of the U.S. women's team.

Ruggiero and Jenny Potter of Edina, Minn., also a four-time Olympian, will share alternate duties with two-time Olympian Julie Chu of Fairfield, Conn. Natalie Darwitz of Eagan, Minn., another two-time Olympian, will be the team's captain.

Here's a link to USA Hockey's press release, which includes the team's schedule at Vancouver.

-- Helene Elliott