4 Nations Cup Preview: Finland looking to win the right game

Back in 2017, Finland earned a historic win, beating Team Canada at the IIHF Women's World Championship for the first time in 21 tries. It was a sign of how far Finland's women's hockey program has come; they'd proven to be a consistently tough out for both North American squads, and now they'd gotten a … Continue reading 4 Nations Cup Preview: Finland looking to win the right game

4 Nations Cup Preview: Sweden hopes to “dare to play”

At the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang, Sweden's women's hockey team finished in seventh place - a sizable step back from the 2014 Olympics, when they played in the bronze medal game, and a far cry from their finish in 2006, when the Swedes' monumental semifinal upset over the United States led them to win silver. … Continue reading 4 Nations Cup Preview: Sweden hopes to “dare to play”

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