It's a really tough day for everyone: We're really excited, but we're also distraught that someone we're so close to won't be with us. Shelley's been a part of this program since 1992, and with that she has brought so much experience and leadership to the team. We're definitely going to miss her and everything she did for the team, both on and off the ice.
She's always smiling and ready to do anything asked of her. She's only going to get better from here. We let her down in her first game against Canada, but she had the right attitude to bounce right back. To have someone like her who has been on the bubble for so long, it brings a smile to your face.