Canada will go back to the drawing board as they prepare for the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics after finishing with another silver medal at the IIHF Women’s World Championship.
Hilary Knight’s overtime goal against Canada in the IIHF women’s world championship was the storybook ending to this tournament for the U.S.
Canada will play for gold at IIHF Women’s World Championship. While it wasn’t the road to gold that they thought they would take skating into the tournament, the bumpy path might have sparked something in the team as they head into the final tonight against the U.S.
An 8-0 win over Russia was enough to give Canada a bye into the semifinals after a tumultuous week at the IIHF Women’s World Champions. Losing their first two games in the preliminary round against the U.S. and Finland, Canada’s first win of the tournament, along with Finland falling to the U.S., pushes them to the semifinal round on April 6 (3:30 p.m. ET).
Whether it was the fired up home crowd or the precedent-setting win earlier in the week, the U.S. women’s national team did not look like a squad that had not much official practice this week. Outshooting the Canadians 30-18, the U.S. team took the first preliminary game for both teams at the 2017 IIHF Women’s World Championship in Plymouth, Michigan 2-0 on Friday.
The U.S. women’s national team will defend their 2016 IIHF world championship gold medal in Plymouth, Michigan. While you wouldn’t suspect the No. 1 ranked team in the world would still have many firsts to check off their bucket list, winning gold on their home turf is one of them.
Four players will make their world championship debut for Canada as they try to end a three-year drought at the IIHF Women’s World Championship March 31 to April 7 in Plymouth, Michigan.
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