Jeff Halpern

After bringing a piece of Maryland to Olympics, Haley Skarupa revels in new hockey glory

After bringing a piece of Maryland to Olympics, Haley Skarupa revels in new hockey glory

The story of how the Maryland state flag crashed a U.S. Olympic women’s hockey team party 16 years in the making begins with Haley Skarupa and two very good friends.

Skarupa grew up in Rockville, and as her hockey career took her to rinks in the Washington area and then to Boston College and then South Korea for the Pyeongchang Games, her affinity for the Calvert and Crossland coats of arms never waned. “It’s awesome,” she said Saturday. “I love the flag. It’s great. It’s just so much cooler than all of the other ones.”

Imagine Skarupa’s surprise, then, after Monique Lamoureux scored in the third period of the final against Canada to force...

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