Today the USA Hockey Arena, an arena in Plymouth, Michigan that was recently purchased by USA Hockey to house their National Development Team, announced that the 2017 IIHF Women’s World Championships would be held at the arena, tentatively set for April 1-8, 2017.
Five months after the last women’s hockey showdown at the 2014 Four Nations Cup, the top eight teams in international women’s hockey will reconvene in Malmö, Sweden, for the 2015 IIHF World Women’s Championship, two years since the last Worlds that ended in a stunning American victory in Canada’s capital.
Canada’s National Women’s Team survived a late scare Saturday night to win the opener of an exhibition series against the United States.
Tara Watchorn scored in the third period before the U.S. rallied with two goals, only to fall 3-2 to Canada inside Gutterson Fieldhouse at the University of Vermont.
Caroline Ouellette knocked in her second goal of the game at 1:50 of overtime to give Canada a 5-4 win and the gold medal at the Women’s World Championship. It was another epic battle between the two superpowers of women’s hockey.
Monique Lamoureux-Kolls welcomed her husband back from overseas duty with a six-point night, including a hat trick in an easy 11-0 win over Finland at the Gutterson Fieldhouse.
Team USA stunned Canada with five goals in the first five and a half minutes of the game, forced a goaltending change, and romped to an easy 9-2 victory uncharacteristic of this great women’s rivalry. It marked the most goals Canada has ever surrendered in a women’s hockey game.
05:17 – 🇺🇸 PEN – Tabb, body checking
07:43 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Weatherston, slashing
11:47 – 🇺🇸 PEN – Ruggiero, slashing
14:33 – 🇺🇸 PEN – Granato, hooking
15:33 – 🇨🇦 PP GOAL – Hefford (Sunohara)
16:03 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Holmes, holding
04:32 – 🇺🇸 PEN – Brown, interference
04:49 – 🇨🇦 PP GOAL – Hefford (Goyette, Wickenheiser)
05:49 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Nystrom, body checking
09:54 – 🇺🇸 GOAL – Ulion (Bailey, Bye)
14:42 – 🇺🇸 GOAL – Baker (King)