The Chicago Blackhawks will honor two United States Olympic gold medalists with local roots-Kendall Coyne and Alex Rigsby-at Sunday's game vs. Boston at 11:30 a.m. at the United Center. Coyne and Rigsby were members of the U.S. Olympic women's hockey team that won the gold medal in PyeongChang, South Korea last month.
Coyne is a native of Palos Heights, Ill. and a graduate of Sandburg High School (Orland Park, Ill.) and currently serves as a community liaison for the Chicago Blackhawks. In her role, she helps further develop the youth hockey footprint throughout Chicago and the suburbs. She also makes appearances at various youth hockey and Fan Development events, expanding the Blackhawks brand and community involvement. She also spent several years working as a coach at the Blackhawks youth hockey camps. She had two goals and one assist for Team USA throughout the Olympic tournament as the United States won the gold medal after defeating Canada in a shootout, 3-2 on Feb. 22.
Rigsby is a native of Downers Grove, Ill. and attended the University of Wisconsin. The goaltender played youth hockey with the Chicago Mission. The 2018 Winter Olympics were her first as a member of the U.S. Women's National team.
The 2018 U.S. Women's National team won Olympic gold for the first time since 1998. The team won silver in 2002, 2010 and 2014 and bronze in 2006. Coyne and Rigsby will sign autographs for fans attending the game during the first intermission on the United Center concourse.
Sunday's Blackhawks game can be seen nationally on NBC, streamed on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app and heard on WGN Radio.