The International Hockey Lineal Championship saw its usual see-saw between Canada and the United States on the women’s side, trading back and forth over a 15-game span in 2017, with both teams working to build momentum for the upcoming Olympics in PyeongChang.
Team USA capitalized on their special teams dominance to capture their eighth Four Nations Cup title, dispatching Canada 5-1 in Tampa, Florida to retain the International Hockey Lineal Championship.
Team USA easily dispatched a hapless Swedish squad to clinch first place and a spot in the Four Nations Cup Gold Medal Game, cruising to a 5-0 victory to retain the International Hockey Lineal Championship.
Team USA all but guaranteed their place in the 2017 Four Nations Cup Gold Medal Game, dispatching Team Canada in a tight 4-2 victory to all but ensure a 3-0 finish in round robin play, not to mention also recapturing the International Hockey Lineal Championship.
Canada exploded offensively during the second half of their Four Nations Cup opener against Sweden, roaring to a 9-0 victory to make a strong statement to the tournament field, retaining the International Hockey Lineal Championship in the process. Continue reading
As one of the final tuneups before the 2018 Olympics in Korea, the top women’s hockey nations on Earth will reconvene in sunny western Florida, to face off for the 2017 Four Nations Cup, the 22nd annual invitational.
Canadian defender Tara Watchorn announced her retirement from pro hockey, first from the CWHL and then today from the national team, retiring at only 27 years of age with an Olympic Gold and Clarkson Cup.
Canadian goaltender Charline Labonté today announced her retirement from both the Canadian national team and the Montreal Canadiennes, capping a nearly 20 year career where she won four Olympic Gold Medals, two World Championships and a Clarkson Cup.
Unlike 2015, which was “the year of Team USA” in women’s hockey, there was a little more parity in the later months of 2016, with Canada finally striking multiple blows to Team USA’s dominance, ultimately ending the calendar year with the International Hockey Lineal Championship.
02:20 – PEN – Alexeyev, holding
06:16 – PEN – Chebykin, interference
06:29 – PP GOAL – Andersson (Bernhardt, Pettersson)
06:48 – GOAL – Shvyryov (Veryayev)
07:44 – PEN – Brännström, hooking
10:03 – GOAL – Pettersson (Andersson, Grundström)
16:32 – PEN – Karlström, high sticking
16:32 – PEN – Voronkov, roughing
16:32 – PEN – Ohlsson, roughing