“Lots of western fans got into Team Japan because Yuzuru and there’s a lot of negative talk about Russian youngsters because Eteri but.. can we get less of this “they’re all great/evil people” drama and get some more recognition for skaters struggling to rise through smaller feds? I would love to see more support for the sport itself and less of stanning an idol and his friends and hating on his friends’ supposed enemies.“

Nana Fujimoto is the star goaltender for the Japanese national women’s hockey team. At the 2015 IIHF World Championships, she was named best goaltender in the tournament. Fujimoto played for the NWHL’s New York Riveters during the 2016 season, and she was a starting goaltender at the 2016 All Star Game. She did not return to the NWHL this season to focus on national team obligations, and she has successfully led Team Japan to qualify for the 2018 Winter Olympics.