Impossible dreams, invisible opportunities and carving out a place at the rink

If you're a woman in hockey, or, for that matter, anyone besides a cisgender man, you're most likely very often faced with the reality that there isn't a ton of room for you in this sport as things stand right now. Sometimes this realization is shocking and painful, like when the oldest women's league in … Continue reading Impossible dreams, invisible opportunities and carving out a place at the rink

Inside two women’s hockey reporters’ campaign to save CWHL history

If you've played hockey, or been a part of a hockey team, you've probably longed for one of them at some point. They come in all shapes and finishes. Some of them you can drink out of. Some of them you can buckle up next to you on the plane ride home, from whichever faraway … Continue reading Inside two women’s hockey reporters’ campaign to save CWHL history

Team Germany head coach Christian Künast implementing a more aggressive style

Germany is no stranger to the top division of the IIHF Women's World Championship, or even to having success at that level. Back in 2017, the Germans took the World Championship by surprise, advancing past Russia in the quarterfinals by a score of 2-1 and playing in the semifinal round for the first time. They … Continue reading Team Germany head coach Christian Künast implementing a more aggressive style

Finland National Team Roundtable with Venla Hovi, Emma Nuutinen, and Minttu Tuominen

This week, the 2019 IIHF Women's World Championship will start up in Espoo, Finland. It's the first World Championship being held in Finland since 2009. To give some insider perspective on the tournament, the country of Finland, and Finnish women's hockey, At Even Strength sat down with three members of the Finnish women's national team: … Continue reading Finland National Team Roundtable with Venla Hovi, Emma Nuutinen, and Minttu Tuominen

Chloé Aurard and Team France set to debut in the top division at Women’s Worlds

If you've watched Chloé Aurard take a shift, you've already seen that she knows her way around a hockey rink. She is always hunting down the puck, always looking to dish a pass through a seam, always thinking of what the next play should be. She's got a great feel for the game. So it … Continue reading Chloé Aurard and Team France set to debut in the top division at Women’s Worlds

Striving for perfection: Kristen Campbell’s winding road to a national championship

There's a saying that if you were to lay a two-by-four piece of lumber from the roof of one skyscraper to another, and tried to walk across it, you'd fall as soon as you looked down and saw the distance to the ground below you. But if you kept your eyes forward and looked straight … Continue reading Striving for perfection: Kristen Campbell’s winding road to a national championship

“We weren’t afraid to lose”: Wisconsin brings home its first national championship in eight years

There's been a lot of heartbreak for Wisconsin over the last eight seasons. A lot of missed opportunities and seasons ended just short of the finish line. They'd won regular season championships, WCHA postseason championships, held the top spot in the national rankings, but hadn't brought a national championship home since 2011. They lost to … Continue reading “We weren’t afraid to lose”: Wisconsin brings home its first national championship in eight years