2019 WWC: Quarterfinals Recap and Looking Ahead

The quarterfinals were pretty much as expected, with a couple of stunning goaltending performances in the mix.  These set the stage for semifinals on Saturday: USA vs. Russia and Canada vs. Finland.  These matchups may feel like foregone conclusions, but they're not free passes.

USA vs. Japan (4-0)

Nana Fujimoto

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2019 WWC: Days 5 and 6

Monday, April 8

Japan vs. Czech Republic (1-3)

The Czech Republic gained an edge over Japan in a dramatic tilt.  Denisa Křížová opened the scoring after Ayaka Toko gave up the puck behind the Japanese net, leading to a scramble in front of Nana Fujimoto, and Křížová was able to

Zoë Hayden

2019 WWC: Days 3 and 4

Saturday, April 6

Sweden vs. Czech Republic (3-5)

These teams traded goals back and forth in this high-scoring affair, but ultimately the Czech offense came out on top with 5 goals to Sweden's 3.

Sweden opened the scoring in the dying seconds of a power play as Hanna Olsson took

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2019 WWC: Days 1 and 2

Thursday, April 4

Germany vs. Sweden (2-1 SO)

The IIHF Women's World Championships got off to an exciting start on Thursday, with Germany pulling off an upset win over Sweden despite being outshot by an overwhelming margin of 41 to 15.  Veteran netminder Jennifer Harß stood tall to make 40

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