2017 is shaping up to be the biggest year yet for the ongoing paradox of women's hockey. Every four years since 1998, women's hockey has headed to the Olympics -- and no women's pro hockey league before the CWHL has survived for more than two Olympic cycles. The inconsistency in
Having the best regular season record has not of late been an indication of postseason success in the CWHL. Last year, regular season champs Montreal were stunned 8-3 by the Calgary Inferno in the Clarkson Cup Final. This year, the Inferno's record-setting 20 wins didn't mean much when they hit
The CWHL playoffs kick off today, with two good matchups on deck. The Inferno will host the Furies and Les Canadiennes will host Brampton. Tickets can be purchased here.
Calgary Inferno vs. Toronto Furies
The Inferno will begin their quest to defend their title against a much stronger Furies team.
PHOTO CREDIT: Chris Tanouye/Canadian Women's Hockey League
"I was staring at the score, and I was like, I can't believe we just lost 8 to 3. It doesn't reflect the season," said Les Canadiennes' Charline Labonté after she surrendered 7 goals to the Calgary Inferno in the
Well, no one expected a blowout. With two teams so evenly matched on paper, it would be understandable to expect overtime, much as Les Canadiennes dealt with last year against the Boston Blades. And with Charline Labonté in net and Marie-Philip Poulin on your top line, you might feel pretty