Brigette Lacquette chokes up while thinking about how far her hockey career has come. Four years ago, she came so close to playing for Canada at the Olympics but did not make the final cuts.
Canada’s national women’s team got the best of the U.S. in a six-game series but the wins that really matter will not be earned until February at the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics.
A goal that was reviewed, then reviewed again, turned out to be the winner as Canada’s national women’s team defeated the U.S. 3-1 in San Jose, California on Dec. 15.
It was a scoreless game in the final minutes of the third period when Jillian Saulnier sent the already raucous crowd at Winnipeg’s Bell MTS Place into a frenzy.
Shannon Szabados stopped 27 shots and Brianne Jenner scored in overtime to give Canada a 2-1 win and the lead in the six-game series with the U.S. as they prepare for the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics.
All 18 teams in the Alberta Midget Hockey League (AMHL) are welcoming a new opponent this season – one with older, more experienced players gearing up for something they’ve worked towards their whole lives.
Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team will be heading to Russia with four returning players that won silver at last year’s tournament. Hockey Canada announced the 23-player roster that will wear the red-and-white in Dmitrov, Russia, Jan. 6-13, 2018, at the IIHF U18 Women’s World Championship — including familiar faces Sarah Fillier (Georgetown, Ont.), Brooke McQuigge (Bowmanville, Ont.), Audrey-Anne Veillette (Drummondville, Que.) and Courtney Vorster (Richmond, B.C.).
Canada has trimmed their roster by two players as the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics inches closer. Defenceman Erin Ambrose (Keswick, Ont./Toronto, CWHL) and forward Amy Potomak (Aldergrove, B.C./Minnesota, WCHA) were released by Hockey Canada on Nov. 20.
For the fourth consecutive 4 Nations Cup tournament, Canada has fallen to the U.S. in the gold medal match. Penalty trouble late in the game and not capitalizing on the offensive chances they had was the common thread voiced from players and coaching staff after the 5-1 loss.
Three U.S. power play goals lifted them over the Canadian national women’s hockey team 5-1 to take the gold medal at the Four Nations Cup.
Trips to the penalty box got the Canadian women’s national team in trouble against the U.S. in their second game at the Four Nations Cup in Florida.
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.
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