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Women's Hockey Wednesday: Wrapping up and moving on

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As the Worlds continue in lower divisions, the NWHL announces some off-season dates and the Brampton Thunder are looking for a new coach.

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The US Women's National Team with the World Championship trophy
The US Women's National Team with the World Championship trophy
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2017 Women's World Championships

Hertrich a gold veteran - IIHF
When refereeing matters the most

Kelli Stack's Defensive Abilities Shine At World Championships
NWHL Connecticut Whale forward, Kelli Stack, is one such player. While Stack might be top two in point production on the Whale and tasked...

From ice hockey to ringette, Team Finland’s Susanna Tapani leading the way - The Ice Garden
Team Finland’s Susanna Tapani will leverage her skating skills from hockey and ringette in the semifinals against Canada

A moment with Mel - IIHF
Davidson’s experience invaluable to women’s game

Brandt sisters become world champions just hours apart - The Ice Garden
Hannah Brandt won gold with Team USA and then, hours later, Marissa Brandt took home a title with South Korea.

Shannon Szabados back in net for Canada | Toronto Star
When she isn't playing for women's team, goalie stays sharp by playing against men.

2017 IIHF Women's World Championships Notebook -- Day 4
Folks who stayed home or didn't tune in on Tuesday because Team USA and Team Canada weren't playing missed out on quite a day in this tournament.

2017 IIHF Women's World Championships Notebook -- Day 5
The Americans put on a dominating performance Thursday night, limiting the Germans to just eight shots and controlling the entire ice.

2017 IIHF Women's World Championships Notebook -- Day 6
After achieving a landmark victory off the ice just two days before the tournament started, the United States Women's National Team made history on the ice, winning their first ever Women's World Championship on home soil.

U.S. tops Canada 3-2 in OT to win hockey world championship
The U.S. women's hockey players threw their sticks and gloves in the air and celebrated, capping an emotionally charged two-week stretch with a 3-2 overtime win over Canada in the women's world championship final Friday night.

Women’s World Championship 2017 Recap: USA takes gold again 3-2 (OT) - Pension Plan Puppets
Canada settles for silver in yet another heart-stopping final game

Photos

Worlds Gallery: Canada v Finland semifinal - The Ice Garden
Photos from the IIHF Women’s World Championships semifinal game between Canada and Finland

Worlds Gallery: USA vs Germany semifinal - The Ice Garden
Photos from the IIHF Women’s World Championships semifinal game between USA and Germany

Photos: Finland Wins Bronze Medal over Germany
Nicole Haase

Worlds Gallery: Finland v Germany bronze medal game - The Ice Garden
Photos from the IIHF Women’s World Championships Bronze medal game between Germany and Finland

Photos: USA 3, Canada 2
Nicole Haase's gallery

Worlds Gallery: USA v Canada Gold Medal Game - The Ice Garden
Photos from the IIHF Women’s World Championships Gold medal game between USA and Canada


Division IIA

DivIIA Final IIHF.com

Final standings

Defector ice hockey star torn ahead of Korean face off | Daily Mail Online
When the North and South Korean women's hockey teams clash in a rare match this week, defector-turned-star-player Hwangbo Young will cheer for the country that has labelled her a traitor.

Building bridges
Two Koreas come together on ice

(Yonhap Interview) Adopted hockey player hoping to find birth mother at Olympics in S. Korea
Born in South Korea but adopted by an American family as an infant, hockey player Marissa Brandt has come back to the place of her birth in the unlikeliest of fashion: as a member of the women's national team.

(Yonhap Interview) With a little help from friends, teen hockey player keeps reaching new heights
After scoring a power-play goal against Australia at the women's hockey world championships in Gangneung on Wednesday, South Korean defenseman Eom Su-yeon was so elated that she jumped up and down on the ice.

S. Korea coach lauds players' mental maturity in winning world women's hockey title
South Korean national women's hockey coach Sarah Murray said Saturday her players' improved mental maturity was key to the team's world title won on home ice.

GB Women beat Australia to claim bronze – British Ice Hockey
Great Britain Women claimed the bronze medal at the World Championship (Division 2A) in Gangneung with a 5-3 victory over Australia.

Division IB

DivIB Day 3 IIHF.com

Day 3 standings


IIHF

Women's hockey can benefit from NHL's Olympic absence
When the NHL skips the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympics, the spotlight could shift to the more entertaining women's hockey tournament.

Insureon, USA Hockey Announce Corporate Partnership
USA Hockey announced today a multi-year partnership with Insureon, the largest online small business commercial insurance provider in the United States.

Women’s world championship bleeds into Olympic prep for Canada - The Globe and Mail
Within the next two weeks some of the country’s top female hockey players will be invited to try out for the 2018 Olympic team

World Championship struggles shine spotlight on Hockey Canada issues - The Ice Garden
They likely don’t have time to make wholesale changes for the Olympics, but recent results aren’t encouraging

NCAA

University of North Dakota cuts women's hockey, players left to figure out next step | SI.com
The announcement that the University of North Dakota was cutting women's hockey came as a surprise to many, including the recruit on campus for a tour, players practicing at Ralph Engelstad Arena and alumni playing at the Women's World Championship.

UND women's hockey team, coach not ready to throw in towel | Grand Forks Herald
The end of women's hockey at the UND was supposed to be a done deal.

NCAA Division I a base for women's hockey growth | SI.com
There's a common thread throughout the eight teams of players at the Women's World Championship, with an overwhelming number of them having connection

Minnesota Mourns Loss of Kathleen Ridder :: University of Minnesota Official Athletic Site
Kathleen C. Ridder, one of the University's most generous and ardent supporters of women's athletics, passed away earlier this week.

Court docs: Ex-Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey coach Rick Seeley abused players since 2009-2010 - Q30 Television
Due to the graphic nature of the content, reader discretion is advised.

UMD on full display - IIHF
International strategy pays off

Headway Foundation: Paige Decker dedicated to head trauma awareness | SI.com
One hit ended Paige Decker's hockey career. The misdiagnoses and long, painful road back to normalcy led her to educate other players about the effect


NWHL

News: NWHL announces plans for third season - The Ice Garden
The UFA and RFA signing periods have been announced as well as the date for the third NWHL Draft. The NWHL will have a third season.

NWHL: Buffalo Beauts Find a Way to Win
For Buffalo's NWHL team, redemption is spelled B-E-A-U-T-S.

Beauts' Jacquie Greco: "A Leader in Different Ways"
The springtime sun came out in Buffalo today and it is shining much like Buffalo Beauts defender Jacquie Greco‘s smile whenever she talks about winning the Isobel Cup.

CWHL

Team Canada goalie glad to grow game in Ottawa with Clarkson Cup | SportsOttawa.com
With a 3-1 defeat to Les Canadiennes de Montréal, the Clarkson Cup weekend didn’t end the way Geneviève Lacasse and her Calgary Inferno teammates wanted.

New approach could give female athletes the attention they deserve: Teitel | Toronto Star
The way to overcome general fan indifference to female sports may be to play up the skills women have that men lack.
ed note: this is clearly written by someone without much of a familiarity with the women's game or with the fact that the CWHL actually does follow the "barnstorming" practice a few times a season. But Angela James!

AWIHL

Beaver wins Australian women’s hockey championship – The Charlatan, Carleton's independent newspaper
Former Carleton Raven women’s hockey player Erin Beaver was part of a championship women’s hockey team this past season, but not in a place you would expect.