Former Team Canada women’s hockey forward Jayna Hefford is punching her ticket to the Hockey Hall of Fame. The 2018 induction class, announced June 26, includes the 41-year-old Ontario hockey mom who wore the Maple Leaf in five Winter Olympiads, beginning in 1998.
Either way it finished, it was going to be a storybook ending for one team and devastating for the other with a gold medal on the line at the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics.
When Meaghan Mikkelson looks back over the 10 years she been called upon to represent Canada with the women’s national hockey team, there is one person she can name that was instrumental in getting her to a third trip to the Olympics.
The U.S. and Canadian women’s hockey teams have faced off 10 times over the past five months, but all that matters now is the one game in front of both squads.
It took two trips to the Olympics for Geneviève Lacasse to get her first game in net for Canada’s national women’s team and she wasn’t about to squander the opportunity.
In her sophomore outing with the Canadian national women’s team at the Olympics, it could be considered Mélodie Daoust’s coming out party.
Canada’s national women’s team opened their Olympic tournament with a 5-0 win over the Olympic Athletes from Russia. Canada outshot OAR in the first period 15-5, but could not get an advantage on the scoreboard as both sides were blanked.
Shannon Szabados recorded the shutout and seven different Canadian players scored in a 10-0 win over Switzerland at a pre-Olympics exhibition game on Sunday.
When Canada announced their 23-person women’s hockey roster for the 2018 PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games, they forgot to mention one key player — confidence.
She isn’t quite the oldest on the team, Meaghan Mikkelson has that honour, but Meghan Agosta has some of the most experience for Team Canada’s women’s national team.
For the U.S. women’s hockey team, it has been four years of sweat to get to the Olympics, but for this group it has become more than just about winning.
A core of veterans will lead the U.S. women’s national team at the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics. “The amount of skill and depth of talent on this roster is second-to-none and I couldn’t be more excited to see what these 23 women can do on the world stage in PyeongChang,” said head coach Robb Stauber.
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