This is a cross-post from the Electrical Workers (IBEW).
Ekaterina Pashkevitch is taking to the ice in Sochi, Russia, this week, playing center for the Russian women's Olympic hockey team.
And halfway across the world in central Massachusetts, her brothers and sisters from IBEW Local 96 in Worcester are tuning in to root her on.
When not in skates, Pashkevitch, known as Kat, works as a journeyman electrician. Born in Moscow, she moved to Massachusetts in 1994 after visiting the area during a North American tour with the Russian team.