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.
For 17 years, Canada has faced their U.S. rival in the final of the IIHF Women’s World Championship, and that streak may now come to a crashing halt.
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.
Four players will make their world championship debut for Canada as they try to end a three-year drought at the IIHF Women’s World Championship March 31 to April 7 in Plymouth, Michigan.
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 Canadian women’s hockey team could not find the revenge they wanted against Russia at the 2017 Winter Universiade in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
Canada’s women’s hockey team secured first place in Group A at the Winter Universiade with a 11-0 win over the host Kazakhstan.
Canada’s women’s hockey team has amassed 23 goals through two games and remains undefeated at the 28th Winter Universiade in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
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.
The Canadian women’s hockey team kicked off the 28th Winter Universiade with a 9-1 win over China. The roster consists of all-stars chosen from U Sports teams to play in the Universiade held in Almaty, Kazakhstan from Jan. 28 to Feb. 8.
Medals, accolades and records all line Hayley Wickenheiser’s hockey résumé, but when it comes down to it, leaving a legacy for generations to come is what matters most to the women’s hockey veteran.
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.
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