Brianna Decker: Setting the bar high, courage to create change plus handling pressure on the biggest stage

Hailing from a town of 1,500 people, Brianna Decker knew that if she wanted go far in her hockey career she would need to leave the comfy confines of Dousman, Wisconsin.

The two-time Olympian has always set a high standard for herself, which has led to her becoming a record breaker, history maker in many instances. This includes recording a 32-game scoring streak at Wisconsin (the longest ever for the women's program), taking part in a boycott of the 2017 World Championships for better support from the National Program, winning the first Olympic gold medal for the US in 20 years and establishing herself as a premier passer at the 2019 NHL All-Star game in San Jose.

Matthew Achtymichuk