Randi Griffin made history in the Winter Olympics and it did not go unnoticed by the Hockey Hall of Fame.
Griffin, from Apex, competed for the unified Korean women’s hockey team, scoring an historic first Olympic goal for her team. The Hall of Fame in Toronto has said it will place the puck in its World of Hockey display. The hall has a Year in Review display, and the puck then will go into hall’s Olympic history display.
The Koreans, seeded ninth, lost their first two games in the Olympic tournament, both by 8-0 scores. Griffin’s goal, the only one scored by the Koreans, came in the third game against Japan.
“I’m definitely not a hero. It was a pretty crappy shot that took a couple of bounces and happened to go into the net. I got lucky,” she told reporters after the game.
Griffin, 29, who played college hockey at Harvard, is an anthropology graduate student at Duke. She was invited to compete for South Korea when it was learned she has a Korean mother, then became part of a united Korean team in Pyeongchang.