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Team USA veteran forward and 4-time Olympian Hilary Knight explains why she thinks the USA/Canada rivalry is among the best in all sports.
HILARY KNIGHT: It's heartfelt to-- to really understand and realize that you're a small piece of inspiring the next generation, inspiring someone to lace up the skates and go out there. But, you know, at the same time, I think if you're around this program, and you live and breathe this program, you understand how much-- yes, it is about competing and showing up, and having fun with one another, but also being a part of something bigger than ourselves, and doing it for, you know, larger-- larger group that, if she can see it, she can be it, and, you know, the younger girls that are looking up to us, younger boys, that we're sparking some small dream to lace up the skates, or to be their best on a daily basis.
It's a-- it's a true honor and also a wonderful responsibility that we don't take lightly. I think we bring out the best sheer competitiveness in one another. And obviously it helps when you have millions of fans rallying behind you, to have that-- that battle going. But it's-- it's one of those games that it's, just, you live and breathe it. And it's-- it's a wonderful rivalry. And I think I've called it before one of the most beautiful rivalries in sport.