Four-time Olympic medalist Angela Ruggiero was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame on Monday. The ace defender was a member of Team USA’s gold medal squad in the inaugural women’s Olympic tournament in 1998. She followed that up with two silvers and a bronze over the next dozen years. But it all started right here, where the SoCal standout suited up for your Pasadena Maple Leafs!
In her induction speech, Ruggiero, a fabulous role model for all hockey players regardless of gender, reminded us of the power of believing in yourself: “Whether you think you can or you can’t, you’re probably right.”
Watch her entire speech here, and listen for the shout out for your Pasadena Maple Leafs!
Congratulations, Angela, from all your friends in Pasadena. We couldn’t be more proud of you!