Olympic Women’s Hockey Notebook: Medal Game Previews

Bronze Medal Game: Finland vs. OAR We didn't learn a ton about either of these teams in their respective semifinals. The Finns lost 5-0 to the United States, a pretty surprising margin considering how they played Team USA to within one goal earlier in the tournament - and competently, too, not just in general upset … Continue reading Olympic Women’s Hockey Notebook: Medal Game Previews

Olympic Women’s Hockey Notebook: Group Play, Game 1 Notes

Sweden 2, Japan 1 This was a decent start to the Olympics for both teams, albeit a better one on the scoreboard for Sweden. I think we're still a ways away from calling Japan a truly competitive team, but they're definitely a program on the rise. This isn't something that will happen this Olympics, or … Continue reading Olympic Women’s Hockey Notebook: Group Play, Game 1 Notes

News Wrap: U.S., Canadian rosters announced for three-game series in Lake Placid

The United States and Canada will face off this week in an Under-18 Series and an Under-22 Series, each three games. Both series will take place at the Olympic Center in Lake Placid, N.Y. Hockey Canada announced the U18 Team roster and the Development Team roster on Sunday. The USA Hockey roster announcements came yesterday, … Continue reading News Wrap: U.S., Canadian rosters announced for three-game series in Lake Placid

News Wrap: IIHF High Performance Camps head to North America

It was noted earlier this week from a USA Hockey release that at least one team of Under-18 players from several different countries would be training with the U.S. U18s in Lake Placid, as part of the IIHF's High Performance Camp. Today the IIHF announced the full details of this year's High Performance Camp, which … Continue reading News Wrap: IIHF High Performance Camps head to North America

Women’s World Championships: USA, Canada will play for gold, Japan to stay in top division

As has been the case in every Women's World Championship tournament so far, the United States and Canada will meet again for gold. After semifinal losses, Russia and Finland will battle it out for bronze, and in relegation action, Japan claimed a spot in the top division of the 2016 IIHF Women's World Championships. United … Continue reading Women’s World Championships: USA, Canada will play for gold, Japan to stay in top division

Women’s World Championships: Finland, Russia advance, Japan claims overtime win

On Wednesday, Finland defeated Switzerland and Russia defeated Sweden and moved on to the semifinals, where the United States and Canada await. In relegation round action, Japan took a 1-0 lead over Germany in the three-game series. Quarterfinal #1: Finland 3, Switzerland 0 It was a fairly convincing win for the Finns, who outshot Switzerland … Continue reading Women’s World Championships: Finland, Russia advance, Japan claims overtime win