Little girls faces frozen in awe as Marie-Philip Poulin signs an autograph for them says it all for the Canadian Women’s Hockey League commissioner — awareness of female hockey is growing.
That’s it for another CHL regular season, folks. The last handful of games are over with, and to commemorate the season, I’m counting down the top five CHL goals of 2016-17.
It came down to one goal in the best-of-five series, but the Fort Saskatchewan Rangers claimed their first Alberta Major Bantam Hockey League (AMBHL) championship with a win over the defending champion Lethbridge Val Matteoti Golden Hawks.
Should he continue to progress, Jack McBain is expected to follow in his father’s footsteps and become a professional hockey player. During his 13-year pro career, Andrew McBain appeared in 632 National Hockey League contests. He played for four NHL franchises: the Winnipeg Jets, Pittsburgh Penguins, Vancouver Canucks and Ottawa Senators.
Mississauga Reps Minor Midget AAA head coach Harry Evans always believed in his team, and he knew they would come through when it counted the most.
The Burnaby Winter Club Academy Elite 15s took home the Canadian Sport School Hockey League (CSSHL) Elite 15s division Championship with a 6-3 win in the final game. BWC came into the postseason with a 21-5-4 record for a second place finish in the regular season.
It took until the final game of the OHL season to solidify the playoff picture. While the regular season was supposed to conclude on March 19, there was a rescheduled game that still had to be played between the Mississauga Steelheads and Sudbury Wolves two days later.
Early on in this year’s playoffs, it appeared a new Ontario Junior Hockey League champion would be crowned. Not so fast. The Trenton Golden Hawks, the 2016 champs, have come back to life following a slow postseason star
With mere seconds remaining in regulation time and the game tied, this season’s edition of the OHL Cup Powered by Under Armour looked like it was headed to overtime, just like the last two years.
The 2016-17 CCHL Playoffs kicked off on March 15th, and for the fourth year in a row, the Carleton Place Canadians are the clear favourites. With the Cornwall Colts and Ottawa Jr. Sens also playing terrific hockey, the Canadians could face their biggest challenge of the year—provided they get past Nepean Raiders in the first round.
There’s no question about it, the WHL’s regular season belonged to the Regina Pats, but standout defenceman Connor Hobbs knows as well as anyone that it only gets harder from here.
The second time was a charm for Canadian goaltender Ann-Renée Desbiens of the Wisconsin Badgers. The La Malbaie, Que. native, who was a finalist for the Patty Kazmaier Award as the top player in NCAA Division 1 women's hockey last season, was named winner of the prestigious award on March 18 during the women's Frozen Four in St. Charles, Missouri.
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