Gold medalist Cayla Barnes, who was raised in Eastvale, was a member of the 23-player U.S. women’s Olympic hockey team unveiled Saturday evening.

Barnes is among 15 players on the roster for the Beijing Games with previous Olympic experience.

“This team has great veteran leadership, in combination with an infusion of younger talent,” coach Joel Johnson said. “The skill, focus and energy they bring to the ice will serve us well as we head to Beijing with our sights set on bringing home gold.”

The U.S. women’s hockey team is scheduled to begin Olympic play Feb. 3 against Finland.

The roster was announced during the second intermission of TNT’s telecast of the NHL’s Winter Classic at Target Field in Minneapolis.

Barnes, then 19, was the youngest U.S. hockey player in the 2018 Pyeongchang Games and the shortest at 5 feet, 1 inch tall.

The U.S. did not allow a goal when Barnes was on the ice in its five games in the 2018 Olympics, which concluded with a 3-2 shootout victory over Canada for its first gold medal in women’s hockey since the inaugural 1998 competition.

Barnes played for the Los Angeles Junior Kings and Lady Ducks before attending New Hampton School, a boarding school located in New Hampton, New Hampshire. She helped lead the Huskies to the first New England Preparatory School Athletic Council Division I championship in 2017.

Barnes was also a member of the U.S. team that won the gold medal at the 2019 IIHF Women’s World Championship and selected to the tournament all-star team, and the silver medal at the 2021 IIHF Women’s World Championship. She played for Boston College the past three seasons.

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