The Chinese women’s hockey team is in Erie this week, looking to field a competitive team for the 2022 Olympics. That effort work brought the team to Mercyhurst University for a three-day visit to work out with the Mercyhurst team.
China currently has two professional women’s hockey teams and the visiting players were chosen from those to form the Chinese National Team. Digit Murphy, Coach of the Chinese National Team says, “Mercyhurst is so good, it’s going to be really interesting to see how our kids perform against a national powerhouse like Mercyhurst”.
The Chinese hope to have a contender in place by 2022 because the Olympics are being held in Beijing.