Ask anyone around the Chinese national women's program, and they will tell you that the structure put in place this past season -- with teams in the CWHL and the Eastern Women's Hockey Conference -- is part of a five-year plan, and that it is going to take all five
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
Russia wins bronze
Russia upset Finland to win the bronze medal in a shootout on Monday evening. Olga Sosina and Anna Shukina scored on Meeri Räisänen to bring Russia their third ever medal at the Women's Worlds -- they also won bronze in 2013 and 2001.
The game was tightly
- Team Czech Republic upset Switzerland 3-1. Switzerland played well against Japan and Nana Fujimoto, winning 4-2, in the first day of the tournament. The Czechs weren't expected to beat any of the teams handily that had been in the top division for some time, but they triumphed in what ended
The preliminary match between Team USA and Team Canada in the 2016 IIF Women's Worlds was knotted at 0-0 for much of the evening, but it wasn't short on action. At both ends of the ice, goaltenders Alex Rigsby and Emerance Maschmeyer were repeatedly called upon to make huge saves;