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
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
Bronze: Finland vs. Sweden 5 p.m. EST/2 p.m. PST The Finns fell to Canada on Friday night, 3-1, in their final game of preliminary-round action. Goaltender Meeri Räisänen came up huge even in the loss, stopping 46 of 48 shots. Despite getting outplayed and outchanced, Finland kept it a tight game the whole way. It … Continue reading 4 Nations Preview: Bronze and Gold Medal Games
After capturing last year's Four Nations title as well as winning gold in Sochi at the 2014 Winter Olympics, the Canadian National Women's Team will kick off the newest Olympic cycle at the 2014 Four Nations Cup. With the tournament slated to begin on Nov. 4, here are some quick thoughts highlighting the Canadian roster.