For the first time since 2014 -- the last Olympic year -- the fourth seed of the regular season is going to the Clarkson Cup Final. For the past three seasons the playoffs have seen no real surprises, with the top seed winning out. This year, the Chairman's Trophy winners
The final weekend of regular season play was nothing short of eventful. Several Olympians re-joined CWHL teams and the standings saw some surprise shifts.
Les Canadiennes de Montréal swept the Calgary Inferno and, with a little help from Vanke, who upset Kunlun 6-4 on Saturday, claimed the Chairman's Trophy as
Hilary Knight is joining Les Canadiennes to be in Montreal and play hockey. It's actually that simple.
By now we've heard every narrative on the books, from a hypothetical blood feud between Knight and NWHL commissioner Dani Rylan, to a (non-existent) bigger paycheck, to the definitely-very-imminent take-over of the CWHL
Team USA will carry a roster heavy on post-grad players into the 2015 Four Nations tournament. That's a switch from the young roster that won the gold medal at the 2015 IIHF Women's World Championships (WWC), but it's also a deliberate choice by Coach Ken Klee.
While the Four Nations