Three of those competing on team are Wisconsin natives. 26-year-old Brianna Decker of Dousman has devoted her whole life to the sport. On Wednesday night, the assistant captain played a crucial role in the biggest game of her career.
Her mother, Marilyn Decker, is hockey mom of four. With two competing at the same time on opposite sides of the world, Marilyn didn't make the trip to PyeongChang.
"Our family is big so we've always had to divide and conquer," Marilyn said.
She stayed home to support her youngest son on the ice, but last night was all about her daughter with gold on the line.
"Honestly there was excitement, but there was also a lot of nerves."
Brianna Decker followed her two older brothers onto the rink at the age of 4 and rest is history.
"She played in the driveway, they played in the basement," Marilyn said.