Set Of Six U.S. Women’s Players Join Triple Gold Club

By virtue of the United States’ first Olympic Gold medal in 20 years, six new skaters from Team USA have joined the women’s version of the Triple Gold Club, all adding Olympic Gold to their World Championship Gold and Clarkson Cup.
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IHLC 2017 In Review – Women’s

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.
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Russian Female Players Banned From Olympics For Life Due To Doping (UPDATED)

After the IOC’s landmark decision to ban Russia outright from the 2018 Olympics, but still allow individual athletes to compete under the Olympic flag if they pass IOC drug tests, the IOC today announced that members of Russia’s women’s team at the 2014 Sochi Games failed their tests, and are thus banned for life from the Olympics.
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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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Hockey Hall Of Fame Announces 2017 Class

The Hockey Hall Of Fame today announced the newest members that will join as the Class of 2017 on November 13, with Teemu Selänne, Paul Kariya, Mark Recchi, Dave Andreychuk and Danielle Goyette entering the Hall, bringing their professional and international accolades (along with their International Hockey Lineal Championship reigns) to Toronto.
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Major Announcements Made At 2017 IIHF Congress

The IIHF Annual Congress today was held on the off day at the 2017 World Championships in Cologne, Germany, with a number of major announcements voted on to impact the future of international hockey in the coming years.
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Japan Promoted, Czechia Relegated At Women’s Worlds

After falling to Switzerland in a best-of-three relegation series, Czechia has been demoted to Division I Group A in 2018, while Japan, victors of 2017 Group IA in Graz, Austria, will be promoted for the 2019 Women’s World Championships, with no tournament being held in 2018 due to the Pyeongchang Olympics.
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IHLC Results – United States 3-2 Canada (OT) – Apr. 7, 2017

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 3-2 Canada canada1965-11 (OT)
Women’s World Championship Gold Medal Game
USA Hockey Arena, Plymouth usa-11
Friday, April 7, 2017

Hilary Knight blocked a shot inside her blue line, moved the puck up to Kendall Coyne, and converted Coyne’s drop shot to give the U.S. a 3-2 win over Canada.
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