Most of Canada is still relishing the warm summer months, but for 67 of the top female hockey players in the country, they’re headed to a cold rink in hopes of putting on the maple leaf later this year.
The top ranked women’s hockey teams in the IIHF will go head-to-head in an exhibition series in advance of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games. The U.S. and Canada senior women’s national teams will play in a cross-border series starting on Oct. 22 in Quebec City.
Although it is over eight months away, the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang just got a little bit closer for the 28 players that are vying for a spot on Canada’s national women’s hockey team.
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.
The word adversity is one Laura Stacey knows all too well. It was just one year ago she was watching the IIHF Women’s World Championship sitting on her parents couch, unable to even feed herself.
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).
It was a historic night, but not one Canada would like to remember. For the fist time, Finland has defeated Canada in IIHF play. Canada is now 0-2 after losing to the U.S. in their first preliminary game then falling to Finland 4-3 yesterday.
Women’s hockey is the winner of the outcome of the U.S. women’s national team taking a stand against their federation for equitable treatment, said U.S. captain Meghan Duggan. “We stood up for what we thought was right and USA Hockey’s leadership listened. In the end, both sides came together."
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.
Just four days away from the U.S. defending their IIHF women’s world championship title as the No. 1 ranked team in the world and the A-team, so far, will not be there.
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