Although women's hockey has seen exponential growth since its first Olympic tournament in 1998, there is still much to be done to foster diversity within the game. Both men's and women's hockey suffer from a lack of representation for nonwhite athletes; moreover, it doesn't look as though USA Hockey or
"Growing the game" is an important concept in women's hockey, and it's been adopted by both professional leagues -- the NWHL and CWHL. The mere existence of these leagues help bring women's sports to wider audiences and further the growth of women's hockey across a variety of age levels. The
The National Women's Hockey League opened its restricted free agent period on May 1, with an undoubtedly interesting summer ahead. All players are free agents, having signed one-year contracts prior to the 2016-2017 season. In addition, teams are looking to fill their rosters in the absence of many Olympians, who
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
Buffalo Beauts forward Corinne Buie is a champion, once again. Buie and her Beauts teammates won the Isobel Cup as NWHL champions this past season. On its own, this would be a phenomenal accomplishment and surely one to strive for. But Buie? She is a champion time and time again,
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
Finland celebrated their 8-0 win over Team Germany in Plymouth, Michigan this afternoon. Photos by Nicole Haase.
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
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. That there's so much to talk about on what many considered a down day speaks volumes about the depth of this field.