2017 IIHF Women's World Championships Notebook -- Day 6

United States 3, Canada 2 -- Gold Medal Game

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.

They did so in dramatic

Nicole Haase

2017 IIHF Women's World Championships Notebook -- Day 5

United States 11, Germany 0

The Americans put on a dominating performance Thursday night, limiting the Germans to just eight shots and controlling the entire ice. Ten different players scored goals, including three defenders. Through four games, fourteen Americans had scored goals, lending credence to coach Robb Stauber's claims that

Nicole Haase

NWHL: Buffalo Beauts Find Way to Win

For Buffalo's NWHL team, redemption is spelled B-E-A-U-T-S.

Redemption, after all, is exactly what the Beauts found when they captured their first-ever Isobel Cup Championship over the reigning champions, the Boston Pride. It was the ultimate rematch, and this time, Buffalo found a way to win.

The championship capped a

Melissa Burgess

2017 IIHF Women's World Championships Notebook -- Day 3

USA 5, Finland 3

Too many penalties kept the Finns from established a rhythm and gave Team USA way too many opportunities on Monday evening.

The Americans are the only team to sweep their opening round games, but Finland took advantage of some lapses, especially on the defensive end. Captain

Nicole Haase

NWHL: Boston Pride Were Almost Perfect

It's always interesting to see how a championship team enters the year following their big win. After all, you won the biggest prize -- how can you possibly top that?

That's the situation the Boston Pride faced heading into the 2016-2017 NWHL season. Coming off their Isobel Cup championship victory

Melissa Burgess

2017 IIHF Women's World Championships Notebook -- Day 2

Finland 4, Canada 3

The Finns beat Canada for the first time at the World Championship Saturday night, and we may be able to look back at this as a turning point in Finnish hockey. They certainly seemed to be ushering in a new era, as both players and coach

Nicole Haase