Women’s World Championships, Day Three: USA, Canada earn byes, quarterfinal match-ups set

With round-robin play now complete, the teams that have made it through to the playoff rounds are now set, as is the match-up in the relegation round. Of note, the United States clinched first in Group A, and Sweden and Switzerland move on out of Group B. But first, a recap of the final preliminary … Continue reading Women’s World Championships, Day Three: USA, Canada earn byes, quarterfinal match-ups set

Women’s World Championship, Day One: Japan upsets Sweden, USA takes down Canada

Japan, Switzerland, the United States, and Finland all picked up wins on the first day of action at the 2015 IIHF Women's World Championship. Japan 4, Sweden 3 (SO) Japan earned perhaps its biggest result ever, forcing the Swedes to a shootout and taking the extra point there. Japan and Sweden met in the opening … Continue reading Women’s World Championship, Day One: Japan upsets Sweden, USA takes down Canada

News Wrap: Thoughts on the NWHL, Poulin named captain

Some huge women's hockey news broke yesterday, as the National Women's Hockey League (NWHL) announced its arrival. The four-team league, which will pay its players, is set to debut in 2015-16 with clubs in New York, Buffalo, Connecticut, and Boston. Puck Daddy's Jen Neale has the scoop, and a full break-down of the league's logistics. … Continue reading News Wrap: Thoughts on the NWHL, Poulin named captain

Different Outcome, Same Story for National Champion Minnesota

It was just last year that Minnesota head coach Brad Frost sat beside two red-eyed seniors following the NCAA Championship game and discussed the culture of a program that, unlike the two seasons prior, could not be embodied in a title-winning performance. To understand the culture that Frost has created here, it's certainly important to … Continue reading Different Outcome, Same Story for National Champion Minnesota

2015 National Championship Game: Minnesota vs. Harvard

The NCAA Division I women's ice hockey national championship game will feature the top teams from the WCHA and the ECAC, as No. 1 seed Minnesota takes on No. 3 seed Harvard this afternoon. Minnesota (33-3-4) will be playing in its fourth-straight national title game, while the Crimson (27-5-3) are playing for the national championship … Continue reading 2015 National Championship Game: Minnesota vs. Harvard