Veteran Team USA hockey player Gigi Marvin wants gold and God

Religion News Service | 2/11/2018 | Kimberly Winston
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(RNS) — Gearing up with pads and helmets at both the 2010 and 2014 Winter Olympics, Team USA hockey player Gigi Marvin girded herself with her favorite Bible verse, too.

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding,” Proverbs 3 reads. “(I)n all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”

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With two Olympic silver medals, Marvin hopes her pucks will go straight, too — straight into the goal for a team gold medal.

Gigi — her real name is Gisele Marie — comes from an ice hockey family. Her grandfather, Cal Marvin, coached the U.S. Men’s National Ice Hockey Team in 1958 and managed that team in 1965. She grew up playing hockey in Warroad, Minn., where the town’s nickname is “Hockeytown, U.S.A.”

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Marvin, who is 30, remembers watching the USA women’s ice hockey team at the 1998 Nagano Olympics and dreamed about making the team.

“My parents also helped me understand at a young age that God had given me this amazing talent to play hockey,” she told FCA magazine, published by the Federation of...
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