Peter Zhong Makes History In 2022 Winter Olympics
BEIJING -- As the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics approach, junior forward Peter Zhong made history as the first Sun Devil Hockey player to make an Olympic roster, representing Team China.
Zhong has not been with the ASU team for the 2021-22 season since he decided to take an Olympic break to focus on his training with Team China.
While starting out his junior hockey career in Chicago with the Chicago Mission Youth Hockey Club, Zhong competed for Team China in the U18 Division II World Junior Championships in 2014 and 2015. Zhong then went on to play two seasons in the NAHL with the Aston Rebels and Philadelphia Rebels before coming to ASU.
Zhong redshirted his first season at ASU and made his collegiate debut during the 2019-20 season on Oct. 6 vs Mercyhurst. During his sophomore season he played in four games for the Sun Devils.
Team China will be competing in Group A along with Canada, the United States, and Germany. China will kick off the tournament with a preliminary game on Thursday, February 10, 2022 against the United States at 9:10 p.m. local time, 6:10 a.m. MST.
The Olympics are scheduled to take place on Friday, February 4, 2022 - Sunday, February 20, 2022. All events are able to be streamed on NBCOlympics.com.
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