Tara Watchorn Retires From Canadian National Team


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.
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Charline Labonté Announces Retirement From Professional Hockey


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.
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IIHF Hall Of Fame Announces 2017 Inductees

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The IIHF has announced the Hall Of Fame Class of 2017, to be inducted at May’s World Championships in Cologne, Germany. All five players set to be inducted into the players category bring a swath of major international accomplishments (including many International Hockey Lineal Championships) to the Hall, as the IIHF is set to honour Joe Sakic, Saku Koivu, Teemu Selänne, Angela Ruggiero and Uwe Krupp.
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Hayley Wickenheiser Retires After Illustrious 23 Year Career

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The most decorated player in women’s hockey history today announced her retirement from professional hockey, with Hayley Wickenheiser stepping down from the CWHL’s Calgary Inferno and Team Canada, which she joined in 1994 at the age of 15.
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IHLC 2016 In Review – Women’s

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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.
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IHLC Results – Sweden 6-3 Russia – Nov. 6, 2016

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Four Nations Cup
Frölundaborg Isstadion, Gothenburg 
Sunday, November 6, 2016

BOXSCORE
1st Period
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
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IHLC Results – United States 5-3 Canada – Nov. 5, 2016

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Four Nations Cup Gold Medal Game
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Saturday, November 5, 2016

The American women’s squad gained redemption for their loss a day earlier to Canada, winning when it counted to capture the 2016 Four Nations Cup, their seventh all-time title, and regaining the International Hockey Lineal Championship in the process.
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IHLC Results – Canada 3-2 United States – Nov. 4, 2016

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Four Nations Cup Preliminary Round
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Friday, November 4, 2016

Canada finally put an end to Team USA’s dominant win streak on the women’s international hockey circuit, notching a narrow 3-2 victory in the Preliminary Round finale at the Four Nations Cup to hold the edge leading to the Gold Medal Game between these two tomorrow, with both the Cup and the International Hockey Lineal Championship on the line.
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