The Montreal Carabins beat the UBC Thunderbirds 8-0 to take the CIS title this weekend. The Province had a story on the Thunderbirds' remarkable development over the past four seasons. A little too big to embed, but the CBC has the final few moments of the game online.
Unbelievable. Natty Champs 〽️— Amanda Kessel (@AmandaKessel8) March 21, 2016
Thank you to everyone who made this possible pic.twitter.com/wSG7DcX0XO
The Frozen Four ended with the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers defeating the Boston College Eagles to win the national title. Our own Baseball Annie was in attendance and shared a great recap.
While the game itself seems to have been pretty awesome, the tv coverage is being tape-delayed by a full week. On the upside, if you wanted to watch it on TV, you still have that chance! Also, this happened:
Women's #NCAA hats given to Nat'l Champ @GopherWHockey in Durham, NH. With men's #FrozenFour logo. #insulting pic.twitter.com/vL8XUDtovH— AJ Mleczko Griswold (@AJMleczko) March 21, 2016
From the Boston Herald: Northeastern's Kendal Coyne wins the Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award
And from the Penn State Collegian: Former Penn State women's hockey players allege emotional abuse by current head coach Josh Brandwene
The IIHF Ice Hockey Women's Challenge Cup of Asia is underway. It runs until March 26. The event is for teams not in the World Championship system, and allows lower ranked teams a chance to compete and grow the sport.
This year's women's event is in Taipei City, the capital of Taiwan.
There are six countries represented: India, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and the host nation, Taiwan.
In the opening day's action, Singapore beat India 8-1 and Malaysia lost to Thailand 14-2. The scores are lopsided, but it was a historic day with both India and Malaysia playing their first ever international games.
Indian women's team played first int'l game today! Singapore won 8-1 at Challenge Cup. https://t.co/HVRGLaE9Sk pic.twitter.com/IJkgzOQOFZ— IIHF (@IIHFHockey) 22 March 2016
Malaysian women played first int'l game as well! 14-2 win for Thailand at Challenge Cup. https://t.co/HVRGLaE9Sk pic.twitter.com/u71IJmMcuG— IIHF (@IIHFHockey) 22 March 2016
In preparation for the Women's World Championships, PPP will be posting profiles of some of the players we think you should know. First up, KatyaKnappe has a profile of Team Canada's Jennifer Wakefield.
With the WWC less than a week away, Team Canada is playing some exhibition games this week. They lost their first game 5-4 to the Okanagan Hockey Selects. They play again tonight at 7:30pm Pacific. Hockey Canada is also running a "Life Behind the Leaf" website promising some glimpses behind the scenes.
Good news for American fans, the NHL Network will be televising the Women's World Championships. Monday's prelimary USA vs Canada match and the gold medal game will be carried live, with other games on tape delay. TSN will carry USA and Canada round robin games and the full medal round.
The IIHF website features a profile on the Russian team, with emphasis on rookie forward Alvetina Shtaryova.
New gloves for @NanaFujimoto33 - looking good! pic.twitter.com/LSe1beKDS3— Brians Custom Sports (@goaliesonly) March 22, 2016
Team Japan (and New York Riveters) goalie Nana Fujimoto decided to get new gear for the WWC.
To say that the NWHL has had an interesting week and a half since the Isobel Cup would be a massive understatement. Kate Cimini covered allegations regarding the league's financial woes in Today's Slapshot. Stanley Cup of Chowdah's Kat Hemming and Erin Bartuska countered that the situation was normal for a young startup.
The first annual NWHL awards were announced via social media prior to the NCAA national championship game. All of the awards went to members of the Boston Pride. Melissa Kania of the Victory Press explores why.
Along the Boards has a look at some of the officials who were on the ice for the inaugural NWHL season.
Kate Cimini discusses the effects of the financial disparity between players with national team support versus regular league players.
Today's Slapshot featured an interview with the Beauts' Hayley Williams and a piece on Liudmila Belyakova's future with the Riveters.
@InfernoCWHL with @nenshi and @skcac at the @hockeycalgary #paradeofchampions @hometownhockey with the #clarksoncup pic.twitter.com/6waG7hLRJm— Calgary Inferno (@InfernoCWHL) March 19, 2016
The Inferno took the Clarkson Cup for a spin in Calgary this past week, including some time with the mayor and an appearance on Hometown Hockey
The folks over at Habs Eyes On the Prize continue their excellent coverage of Les Canadiennes. This week they featured Katia Clement-Hedra and a look back at the season as a whole.
The Victory Press has one last look back at the Clarkson Cup final.
The league is launching a ball-hockey tournament as part of its fundraising efforts and Today's Slapshot has all the details.
If you're interested in season tickets for 2016-17, the CWHL is offering "the best pricing'" and "super early bird exclusives" for a $50 deposit. Last season, early pricing for season tickets was less than the cost of a customized women's cut jersey from the NHL store.
And finally, Caroline Ouellette wrote a short piece about supporting girls in hockey for the Huffington Post.