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Goaltender for God: Nicole Hensley Known for Her Talent on the Ice and Her Love of the Scriptures

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Don’t let the smile on her official Team USA Winter Olympic photograph fool you.  When Nicole Hensley is on the ice, she is a force to be reckoned with.

As a member of the U.S. Women’s National Team, the Lakewood, Colo. native has competed in two International Ice Hockey Federation Women’s World Championships, winning gold medals in 2016 and 2017; as well as two first-place finishes in two Four Nations Cups in 2016 and  2017.

Hensley, however, would tell you she gets her strength to compete with a higher power.

“I would say that I used to have a bit of a temper on the ice. … That is not how I want to portray myself or portray how God has acted in my life,” she told thehockeywriters.com. “My faith has calmed me down on the ice and helped me realize too that the result is not necessarily the most important thing.”

“It is more important to be on the ice and enjoy the chance to play when God has given me such a passion and ability in this game,” she continued.

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