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Canada and USA provided the best hockey of the week but there were plenty of intense games to go around.

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SOTW - Rivalry recaps

The postseason is approaching (or already here, in some cases) and there’s plenty of hockey going on but we have a bit of a Rivalry Series hangover. So here are some links to help you relive the best three games of hockey in North America this past week.

Rivalry Series Game 1: Postgame Thoughts
After Team USA’s thrilling 1-0 win over Team Canada last night in Game 1 of the 2019 Rivalry Series, we asked our resident Canada expert Kirsten Whelan and resident Team USA expert Nicole Haase for five things that each team did right, or wrong, in the initial tilt.

Goal by Goal: Game 1 of the Rivalry Series - The Ice Garden
The first of three games was a one goal game.

Canada’s depth, versatility forces winner-takes-all Rivalry Series finale - Sportsnet.ca
You had to know a Team USA and Team Canada best-of-three women’s hockey series would come down to Game 3. A dominant showing from the Canadians’ third line ensured that will be the case Sunday afternoon at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit

Goal by Goal: Game 2 of the Rivalry Series - The Ice Garden
Canada took game two, 4-3

Goal by Goal: Game 3 of the Rivalry Series - The Ice Garden
Canada takes game three, 2-0, and the series, 2-1

Canada-U.S. rivalry series shines a much-needed spotlight on top-level women’s hockey outside Olympics years - The Globe and Mail
No medals will be awarded when this series ends. That matters not at all to these women, who crave more opportunities to show audiences what the best female hockey players can do.

International hockey

USA Hockey names Katie Million as director of women’s national team program - The Ice Garden
Million is the current WCHA commissioner

IIHF - Tuominen’s time
Finland will enjoy home-ice advantage at the 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship in Espoo, and that goes double for Minttu Tuominen, who is a leader on and off the ice.

Canada’s Laura Stacey has an incredibly high ceiling - TheHockeyNews
At 24, the Markham Thunder right winger is coming into her own on the international stage and her performance in Toronto at the Rivalry Series demonstrated just how dominant the youngster can be.

“Hate is just noise”
Overcoming the stereotypes she faced in minor hockey has helped Sarah Nurse grow into a role model for young black hockey players, and a leader for the women’s game.

NCAA

Polls: USCHO - USA Today - The Ice Garden

GOAL BY GOAL: BC Women’s Hockey Earns Massive 4-1 Win Over #3 Northeastern - BC Interruption
BC’s last two games have been their two best of the season

The Takeaway: Jerseys to the rafters - The Ice Garden
Mark Johnson, Molly Schaus recognized; Beanpot and Ivy League champions crowned

Boston University wins 2019 Beanpot - The Ice Garden
The Terriers got those beans for the first time as a varsity team

NCAA by the numbers: Who’s in and who’s out of the playoffs with two weeks left - The Ice Garden
Two titles are locked up, but there’s plenty more to play for

NCAA Fantasy Hockey Week 20: Post Weekend Standings - The Ice Garden
Stumbles from Northeastern, Clarkson, and Princeton are making real life almost as exciting as fantasy

Women's D-I weekend wrap Feb. 17: Crowley earns 300th win, Minnesota and Wisconsin keep rolling | College Hockey | USCHO.com
On a weekend where the No. 3, 4, and 5 teams all stumbled, No. 1 Minnesota and No. 2 Wisconsin continued to justify their rankings. Katie Crowley also earned her 300th career win as coach of Boston College.

Women's hockey defeats Union, falls to RPI in doubleheader weekend | The Princetonian
Women’s hockey split this weekend with a win against Union and a loss against RPI in their last home games in the 2018–2019 regular season.

Boston University's first Women’s Beanpot title since 1981 comes at just the right time | NCAA.com
The Terriers are on a roll right now, and with the momentum of a Beanpot title could make a deep run at Boston University's first National Collegiate Women’s Ice Hockey Championship.

NWHL

Riveters routed at home, head coach Randy Velischek Postgame Interview (Audio & Transcript) – Erica L. Ayala
NWHL: The struggling Riveters fall 8-1 to the first place Pride. “The wheels fell off. We took a bad penalty of too many men on the ice and that was our death knell.” ~ Randy Velisheck

Boston Pride: Gigi Marvin Leads the Way in 8-1 Rout of Riveters
Gigi Marvin after the Boston Pride’s 8-1 win: “I’m feeling great. I love playing hockey and I’m glad our team showed up and put the puck in the net today.”

Her or Me with Boston Pride skaters Dana Trivigno and Haley Skarupa - The Ice Garden
Longtime teammates are put to the test

CWHL

CWHL: Toronto Furies beat Markham Thunder 3-1 - Pension Plan Puppets
The Markham Thunder threatened, but they couldn’t get enough pucks past Elaine Chuli.

CWHL Recap: Toronto Furies beat Markham Thunder 3-2, fight for playoffs - Pension Plan Puppets
Shiann Darkangelo stepped up to keep Toronto in the playoff hunt.

Les Canadiennes survive scare, shorthanded roster to sweep Worcester - Eyes On The Prize
A two-goal deficit did not prevent Montreal from completing the sweep.

Barely Drawing a Whisper Where Hockey Is the Talk of the Town - The New York Times
The Toronto Furies of the Canadian Women’s Hockey League attract few fans and little money. A former goalie has made it her mission to put the team on better footing.

European club hockey

SDHL (Sweden) Susanna Tapani signs with Linköping HC - The Ice Garden
Finnish Olympian heads to Sweden for SDHL quarterfinals

Q & A with Leksands IF’s Gracen Hirschy - The Ice Garden
Indiana isn’t exactly famous. The often-forgotten 19th state in the union is known for corn, more corn, the Indianapolis 500, and college basketball. Did we mention corn?

Ylva Martinsen calls the new rules for SDHL playoffs “Awesome” | Aftonbladet
The SDHL playoffs are about to begin.

Luleå’s Emma Nordin scores hat trick against AIK | Aftonbladet
Luleå’s Emma Nordin continues to score goals against AIK.

Linköping beat Djurgården in the third SM quarter final - Susanna Tapani hero | Aftonbladet
She was recruited to Linköping on Tuesday.

Leksand won 3-1 against HV71 in the quarterfinals | Aftonbladet
After two straight losses, Leksand’s SDHL playoffs were hanging on a brittle thread in the third quarter finals in the best of five against the HV71.

AWIHL (Australia)

2018-19 AWIHL season: Round 11 | Ice Hockey News Australia
Round 11 of the 2018-19 Australian Women’s Ice Hockey League season has finished with the Sydney Sirens defeating the Brisbane Goannas in both games of their double header in Liverpool.