Räty, Jalosuo selected to Finnish Olympic team

Betsy Helfand

Former Gophers women's hockey players goaltender Noora Räty and defenseman Mira Jalosuo were selected to represent Finland at the 2014 Olympic Games. Both players graduated last year after playing at the University of Minnesota for four seasons.

Räty, 24, has been a member of the Finnish National Team since she was 15. She participated in both the 2006 and 2010 Olympics for Finland. The team won a bronze medal in 2010, finishing behind Canada and the United States. This is the first Olympics appearance for Jalosuo, who just missed the cut for the 2010 team. 

The rest of Finland's roster can be found here: http://www.sport.fi/uutiset/uutinen/naisten-jaakiekon-olympiajoukkue-nimettiin

Räty and Jalosuo will likely be playing against former Minnesota teammates in Sochi. The United States has not announced its final roster yet, but, between past and current players, the Gophers women's hockey team will be well-represented. 

The 2014 Olympics will begin on Feb. 7.