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The Best National Ice Hockey Teams in the World: Looking Ahead After Women's Worlds

The 2017 IIHF Women's World Championships will forever be remembered in tandem with the stand that the US Women's National Team took -- and won -- in demanding equal treatment from USA Hockey.

But beyond the headlines (which all but wrote themselves), there was a lot to learn about each

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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

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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

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