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Hayley Wickenheiser retires from hockey. She gets a whole section this week. Deal with it.

Hayley Wickenheiser January 13 2016 vs the Canadiennes
Hayley Wickenheiser January 13 2016 vs the Canadiennes
Dave Holland | CWHL

Hayley Fucking Wickenheiser

Timeline: A look at Wickenheiser's career
Timeline: A look at Hayley Wickenheiser's storied hockey career

Wickenheiser hangs 'em up | The London Free Press
When Hayley Wickenheiser sees girls dragging hockey bags into arenas, she feels a sense of accomplishment.

Hayley Wickenheiser retires
Legend, pioneer, record setter off to med school

HNIC Opener with Hayley Wickenheiser - Sportsnet.ca
Women’s hockey legend Hayley Wickenheiser sets up another edition of Hockey Night in Canada.


Hayley Wickenheiser on her unmatched career, and life after hockey - Sportsnet.ca
Canadian hockey legend and four-time Olympic gold medallist Hayley Wickenheiser on her incomparable career, her retirement, and what she'll miss most about the game she loves.

Pioneering Wickenheiser retires on own terms - Article - TSN
Hayley Wickenheiser is driving her truck to Edmonton for a ceremony to honour her historic hockey career and talking to a reporter over the phone when she hears the voice of a six-year-old girl in the background.

Hayley Wickenheiser praised as a role model for women's hockey - Saskatchewan - CBC News
Fans of hockey are paying tribute to Hayley Wickenheiser, the Saskatchewan-born player who was an instrumental part of the national women's team.

Wickenheiser's legacy leaves a lasting impression on hockey
Hayley Wickenheiser, a four-time Olympic gold medallist and Canadian hockey legend, announced her retirement Friday

Hayley Wickenheiser was a game changer | Calgary Herald
There was no stage too big or load too heavy to shoulder for Hayley Wickenheiser.

An open letter to Hayley Wickenheiser - The Ice Garden
Thoughts on Hayley Wickenheiser’s retirement, and how she impacted the game of hockey.

Women’s Hockey React to Hayley Wickenheiser’s Retirement
Former Olympic and CWHL Teammates Reflect on Canadian Hockey Great


U Sports

Western well-represented at upcoming Universiade | Sports | westerngazette.ca
Four Western athletes and one coach are set to travel to Kazakhstan later this month to compete for Canada in the Winter Universiade.

Brock University Badgers Athletics - Brock women's hockey falls to Varsity Blues 3-2

NCAA

Div I Polls: USCHO | Ice Garden

8 WCHA Storylines To Follow In the Second Half
A look at the storylines to follow in the second half of the WCHA women's hockey season, with a look at the top two ranked teams in the nation.

Welcome to Bracketology - The Ice Garden
Making sense of the frozen chaos

Fill the Bowl unforgettable game, experience for No. 1 Badgers
UW breaks its own NCAA attendance record Saturday at the Kohl Center

Union women's hockey snaps ECACH winless skid
The Union women’s hockey team took care of its NCAA-record 55-game winless streak earlier this season.

Bulldogs Show Their Strength in Sweep Over Gophers - The Ice Garden
For the first time in years, Minnesota-Duluth found themselves on top of Minnesota twice in one weekend.


CWHL

Les Canadiennes fall short in overtime loss vs. Inferno - Eyes On The Prize
Brianne Jenner scores the tying and winning goals for Calgary

Les Canadiennes extinguish the Inferno to secure split - Eyes On The Prize
After an OT loss on Saturday, Les Canadiennes rebounded without their star goaltender

CWHL Weekend Wrap
The weekend featured two interesting battles -- one between the top two teams in the league, and the other a revival of the GTA rivalry.

Thunder roll: Toronto drops weekend series against Brampton - The Ice Garden
Spooner’s hat trick not enough to push Furies past Thunder.

Next week's games:

Thunder @ Blades: Saturday 5:00pm, Sunday 11:30am

Inferno @ Furies: Saturday 8:00pm, Sunday 12:30pm (live on Sportsnet)

all times EST

The quest for first: Les Canadiennes face an uphill battle to catch the Inferno - The Ice Garden
In the final weeks of the CWHL regular season, Les Canadiennes de Montréal look to challenge the Calgary Inferno for first place

Ann-Sophie Bettez Is The Consummate Teammate
One month ago Ann-Sophie Bettez joined her Les Canadiennes de Montreal teammates on the ice at the Bell Center for a game against the Calgary Inferno, where she earned her favorite point of the season: a primary assist on a Marie-Philip Poulin goal.

Examining Toronto Furies' Quick Turnaround
Solidly in third place are the Toronto Furies. The Furies have defied the odds and jumped from fourth place last year.

Bailey Bram is now in her third season with the Calgary Inferno. In her first two seasons fans came to know her as a big, skilled forward...


NWHL

Beauts blanked by Fitzgerald, Riveters; lose grip on second place - The Ice Garden
Too little, too late for the inconsistent Beauts as they fall to the Riveters in their first home game of 2017

Boston Pride shut out Connecticut again - Stanley Cup of Chowder
The Pride improved to 9-0 on Sunday as they defeated the Whale 4-0.

Next week's games:

Pride @ Riveters: Saturday 6:00 pm

NWHL on Youtube

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Staturday with Mike, 1/14 - The Ice Garden
The first Staturday of the new year.

Picking The NWHL All-Rookie Team
The 2016-17 NWHL season has an unbelievable class of rookie and first-year forwards.

We picked our dream skills lineup for the NWHL All-Star Game - The Ice Garden
Who are some of the NWHL ASG snubs and who should be back in the skills competition (yes, we said BriMac)

Beauts Coaches Seiling And Muni Give Midseason Report
The Buffalo Beauts surpassed the halfway point of their season when they take on the New York Riveters on Jan. 14.

NESN to broadcast two Boston Pride games this year
NESN announced Wednesday that it will broadcast two games between the NWHL's Boston Pride and New York Riveters later this season.

Riveters Hope New Signing Lauren Wash Will Spark Third Line
Last week the depleted Connecticut Whale signed free agent forward Meghan Huertas. And yesterday Riveters’ head coach and general manager Chad Wiseman followed suit by signing a mid-season free agent of his own, agreeing to terms with RPI winger Lauren Wash.

IIHF

Ruggiero Inducted Into IIHF Hall of Fame
American Angela Ruggiero will join former players Saku Koivu, Uwe Krupp, Joe Sakic and Teemu Selanne, along with builder Dieter Kalt as part of the the IIHF Hall of Fame Class of 2017.

Rebecca Johnston stuns @brandon_myles with her ice hockey champion workout
A look at Johnston's off-season workout routine

The United States defeated Canada 3-1 to retain their International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) Under-18 Women’s World Championship title in Zlin in...

U.S. wins gold again
Zumwinkle's late goal gives Americans repeat

Two Russians suspended
Bratisheva, Pirogova to miss semi-finals

Switzerland stays up
Japan loses relegation series but shows promise

Russia blanks Sweden for 3rd
Merkusheva makes 32 saves in 2-0 shutout win

German girls back
Win U18 Women’s Worlds Division IA