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.
Les Canadiennes de Montreal punched their ticket first to the Clarkson Cup and within 24 hours found out they would be facing the defending champion Calgary Inferno for a rematch of last season’s final.
As teams are in the final stretch to the Clarkson Cup championship, the Canadian Women’s Hockey League announced award nominees. With six nominees in the running for awards, not including Marie Philip Poulin co-sharing the Angela James Bowl, one would almost think Les Canadiennes de Montreal were the top regular season team.
If the Canadian Women’s Hockey League regular season could be summed up in two words, it would be “record breaking.” The defending Clarkson Cup champion Calgary Inferno set a new record for the franchise of 20-4-0-0 to clinch the first position overall in the regular season, for the first time.
The Calgary Inferno are brushing up on international relations in a two game series against the Japanese Women’s National Team. The Canadian Women’s Hockey League team is in Japan playing a couple of friendly matches as the national team prepares for the Olympic qualifier.
After 23 years of blood and sweat under a team Canada jersey, it was time for No. 22 to retire. On Friday, Hayley Wickenheiser, one of hockey’s greatest players, announced she was retiring.
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