It was a bumpy road, but Ontario Red completed the four-peat at the 2017 National Women’s Under-18 Championship. In the provincial gold medal showdown (Ontario Red versus Ontario Blue), Jacqueline Tam’s (Toronto, Ont./Mississauga, PWHL) power play marker in the second period would be the game winning goal as Red defeated Blue 3-1.
Team B.C. and Ontario Blue march into the 2017 National Women’s Under-18 Championship semifinals on Saturday undefeated. Winning just their second medal at last year’s nationals, Team B.C. will face off against the annual favourites to win Ontario Red — who have captured 10 of the 11 gold medals in the tournament’s history.
The Canadian Under-18 women’s team tripled the U.S. shot total but could not find the back of the net, losing the final match on Sunday of the three-game series.
The U.S. steamrolled the Canadian Under-18 women’s hockey team in the first period to earn a 4-1 win in the opener of a three-game series between the foes. The series kicked off on Thursday at the Herb Brooks Arena in Lake Placid.
It may be the off-season, but old rivalries never sit idle as the Canadian women’s under-18 team prepare for a three-game series against the U.S. The 24-member Canadian squad was chosen after an eight-day selection camp that saw 43 players skate in Calgary in intrasquad games (Red and Black) and against the Russian national team.
For the third year in a row, Canada will have to settle for a silver medal around their necks while their U.S. rivals take gold at the IIHF U18 Women’s World Championship.
Canada is headed to the finals of the IIHF U18 Women’s World Championship after defeating Sweden 6-2 in the semifinal on Friday.
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