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.
Kendall Coyne scored twice as the U.S. Women’s National Team topped Sweden, 5-0, here today in Wesley Chapel, Florida, in game three of the 2017 Four Nations Cup.
Four different U.S. Women’s National Team players scored goals as the U.S. topped Canada, 4-2, here today in Wesley Chapel, Florida, in game two of the 2017 Four Nations Cup.
Canada’s National Women’s Team leveraged its offensive prowess, getting a hat trick from Jennifer Wakefield to overtake Sweden 9-0 in the 2017 4 Nations Cup tournament-opener Tuesday afternoon.
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