Canadian women's hockey team to play men's Junior A opponents in Alberta

The Canadian women's hockey team will play Alberta Junior A men's teams as part of its preparation for February's Winter Olympics.

Poulin claims top spot in TSN's Top 5 Women's Players

Fresh off the 2021 Women's World Championship in Calgary, TSN Hockey analyst and two-time Olympic gold medallist Cheryl Pounder reveals her top five women's players from the around the world, honourable mentions and which players could find themselves on the list sooner rather than later.

Poulin claims top spot in TSN's Top 5 Women's Players

Canada's women's national team falls to Trail Smoke Eaters in exhibition

Sarah Fillier had the only goal for Canada's women's national hockey team as it fell to the Trail Smoke Eaters 5-1 on Monday.

Men's Olympics hockey rosters to be finalized in early January

Countries will have until Oct. 15 to submit their lists of 50 players or so for the men's Olympic hockey tournament in Beijing next year, tweets TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun. Final rosters will be submitted sometime in early January but that date has not yet been finalized.

Hockey Canada cancels three national events

Hockey Canada has announced the cancellation of three major tournaments on Monday due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

French hockey official Tardif elected IIHF president

French official Luc Tardif was elected president of the International Ice Hockey Federation on Saturday ahead of the return of NHL players to the Olympics in February.

IIHF announces men's and women's schedules for Beijing 2022

IIHF announces men's and women's schedules for Beijing 2022

The International Ice Hockey Federation announced its game schedules for the 2022 Beijing Olympic Winter Games on Thursday, with the women's tournament running from February 3 through February 17 and the men's tournament going from February 9 through February 20.

Canadian women's hockey team to play B.C. Junior A men as part of Olympic prep

The national women's team, currently centralized in Calgary to prepare for the 2022 Winter Olympics, will travel to face the Trail Smoke Eaters on Oct. 4 and the Cranbrook Bucks on Oct. 5.

Back on top: Five things we learned about Canada at the Women’s Worlds

Back on top: Five things we learned about Canada at the Women’s Worlds

When captain Marie-Philip Poulin sniped the overtime winner to send Canada to its first gold-medal victory since 2012 at the IIHF Women’s World Championship Tuesday night, it ended years of heartbreak at the tournament for the Canadians. While Poulin is a big reason why Canada won gold, she is far from the sole reason. Here are five things we learned about Canada at the Women’s World Hockey Championship.

- Brianne Spiker

CANADA WINS GOLD

Canada's Turnbull suffers broken fibula in celebration

Canadian forward Blayre Turnbull suffered a broken fibula during the team’s celebration after winning the gold medal on Tuesday, according to a report by TSN’s Meaghen Johnson. Turnbull is expected to be back skating in 6-8 weeks.

Canada's Turnbull suffers broken fibula in celebration

Finland downs Switzerland for bronze at women's worlds

Finland won the bronze medal at the women's world hockey championship with a 3-1 win Tuesday over Switzerland.

Knight sets record as USA routs Japan to advance

Hilary Knight set a new world women's hockey championship record for the United States and Switzerland reached the semifinals for the first time in almost a decade Saturday.

After dearth of hockey, Canadian women's team savours Beijing preparation

Never have players on the Canadian women's hockey team looked forward to the rigours of pre-Olympic preparation more. Olympic team alumni have said the months they lived, trained and played games in Calgary for the Women's World Hockey Championship before a Winter Games were the closest they came to feeling like professional hockey players.

Canada beats USA

Rattray shines as Canada overpowers U.S. at Women’s Worlds

Jamie Lee Rattray – an extra skater when the World Hockey Championship began – made up for Marie Philip-Poulin’s absence and continued her ascent up the lineup, scoring two goals as Canada easily defeated their cross-border rivals 5-1 in Calgary to wrap up group play.

Salim Valji
- Salim Valji
Rattray shines as Canada overpowers U.S. at Women’s Worlds

Laskova scores twice as Czechs beat Germany

Dominika Laskova scored twice and the Czech Republic beat Germany 2-0 on Wednesday night in the women's world hockey championship to win Group B and avoid having to face the United States or Canada in the quarterfinals.

Laskova scores twice as Czechs beat Germany

Finland picks up first win of Worlds, beats ROC

Finland won its first game of the Women's World Hockey Championship Wednesday with a 4-0 blanking of Russia. Petra Nieminen scored twice to lead the Finns (1-2).

Youth and experience gelling as Canada continues perfect start at Women’s Worlds

Canada is off to a flying start at the Women's World Championship in Calgary and are getting contributions from both young and experienced players. Salim Valji has more.

Salim Valji

Salim Valji

Women's worlds expected to be held again in 2022

A dearth of international women's hockey is about to be replaced by an abundance of it. Next month, the International Ice Hockey Federation is expected to add a women's world hockey championship to the same calendar year as a Winter Olympics.

Canada cruises past Russia at Women's Worlds

Canada improved to 2-0 at the 2021 World Women's Hockey Championship with a 5-1 win over a fatigued Russian team on Sunday night.

Fillier finds her footing with Canadian women's hockey team

When Sarah Fillier was handed the plain, black game puck to commemorate her first world championship goal for Canada, assistant captain Brianne Jenner borrowed it for a few minutes.

Canada rallies past Finland in women's worlds opener

Sarah Fillier scored the game-winner in the third period as Canada rallied to beat Finland 5-3 in their opener at the 2021 World Women's Hockey Championship.

Germany, ROC, Japan win at Women's Worlds

Valeria Pavlova and Viktoria Kulishova scored in 14-second span midway through the second period and Russia opened the women's world hockey championship with a 3-1 victory over Switzerland on Saturday night. Earlier, Nina Christof scored twice in the first period to help Germany beat newcomer Hungary 3-0 in Group B. Julia Zorn also scored and Jennifer Harss made 19 saves.

U.S. beats Switzerland for first win at WWC

Brianna Decker and Kendall Coyne Schofield each had a goal and an assist and the nine-time champion United States beat Switzerland 3-0 on Friday night to open the women’s world hockey championship.

Soccer triumph galvanizes Canadian women's hockey team ahead of worlds

Canada's women's hockey team is bent on replicating the success of its soccer counterparts on the world stage.

Women's world hockey championship revived in Calgary after pandemic hiatus

The puck drops Friday on a women's world hockey championship 859 days after the last one. Who's counting? American forward Kendall Coyne Schofield is, for one.

Team Canada player profile: Ashton Bell

Three Canadians currently in the NCAA will be making their world championship debut, including Ashton Bell.

Meaghen Johnson

Meaghen Johnson

Team Canada player profile: Jill Saulnier

Team Canada player profile: Jill Saulnier

Along with teammate Blayre Turnbull, Jill Saulnier was one of the first two women from Nova Scotia to ever play for the Canadian women’s hockey team when she made her debut in 2014.

Team Canada player profile: Jill Saulnier
- Meaghen Johnson
Plenty of international star power will be on display at women’s worlds

Plenty of international star power will be on display at women’s worlds

Canada and the United States, the two North American powerhouses, boast some of the biggest names in women’s hockey but there are several other big names hailing from the eastern hemisphere who will compete at the 2021 IIHF Women’s World Championship, which begins this Friday in Calgary.

Plenty of international star power will be on display at women’s worlds
- Meaghen Johnson

Team Canada player profile: Laura Stacey

Laura Stacey has an impressive resume on her own, with two world championship medals and an Olympic silver, but it also doesn’t hurt that she has a hockey pedigree as the great-granddaughter of Hall of Famer King Clancy.

Team Canada player profile: Laura Stacey
- Meaghen Johnson
Team Canada player profile: Laura Stacey

Team Canada player profile: Kristin O’Neill

Kristin O’Neill is one of eight players who will be making their women’s worlds debut for Canada at this month’s IIHF Women’s World Championship.

Meaghen Johnson

Meaghen Johnson

Team Canada player profile: Emily Clark

Despite being only 25, Emily Clark has already put together an impressive resume so far in her career.

Brianne Spiker

Team Canada player profile: Jaime Bourbonnais

One of Canada’s brightest young stars on the blue line, Jaime Bourbonnais may only have a handful of games under her belt with the Canadian national team, but her talent has been on display for years.

Team Canada player profile: Jaime Bourbonnais

- Meaghen Johnson

Despite missing star goalie, Finns aim to chase gold at 2021 women’s worlds

Despite missing star goalie, Finns aim to chase gold at 2021 women’s worlds

Finland’s women’s hockey team shocked everyone at the 2019 IIHF Women’s World Championship when they beat Canada in the semifinal and then went on to win the silver medal. The third-ranked Finns are coming off their best-ever result at a world championship, but if they hope to shock the Americans or Canadians this time around, they’ll need to do it without their star player from 2019, goaltender Noora Räty.

Despite missing star goalie, Finns aim to chase gold at 2021 women’s worlds
- Meaghen Johnson

Team Canada player profile: Victoria Bach

A year after being denied the opportunity to make her women’s worlds debut because of COVID-19, Victoria Bach is ready to introduce herself at this year’s IIHF Women’s World Championship.

Meaghen Johnson

Meaghen Johnson

Team Canada player profile: Jocelyne Larocque

Jocelyne Larocque has been patrolling Canada’s blue line for more than a decade. The two-time Olympic medallist is preparing for her eighth world championship and was part of the Canadian team that last won gold at the women’s worlds in 2012.

Meaghen Johnson

Meaghen Johnson

'Other' Americans to watch at the women’s worlds in Calgary

While the current United States roster boasts 15 players who won gold at the 2019 women’s worlds, it also features several up-and-coming players, many of whom will be making their world championship debuts later this month at the 2021 tournament in Calgary.

Meaghen Johnson

Meaghen Johnson

Team Canada player profile: Sarah Fillier

When a player makes her debut with the Canadian women’s hockey team as an 18-year-old, people are going to take notice. Sarah Fillier did exactly that in 2018, and she has marked herself as the future of Canadian hockey.

Meaghen Johnson

Meaghen Johnson

Team Canada player profile: Mélodie Daoust

Despite owning two Olympic medals, forward Mélodie Daoust will be playing in just her second-ever IIHF Women’s World Championship when the tournament kicks off on Aug. 20 in Calgary.

- Brianne Spiker

Who is Team Canada’s No. 1 goaltender?

Who is Team Canada’s No. 1 goaltender?

Hockey Canada goaltending coach Brad Kirkwood is confident in the netminding trio of Kristen Campbell, Ann-Renée Desbiens and Emerance Maschmeyer heading into the 2021 IIHF Women’s World Hockey Championship in Calgary. But who will emerge as No. 1?

- Brianne Spiker

Team Canada player profile: Renata Fast

Growing up as a multi-sport athlete in Burlington, Ont., Renata Fast wasn’t sure which sport she wanted to pursue. She had two athletic scholarships offered to her out of high school: one for soccer, one for hockey. Fast landed on hockey and set her sights on representing her country, which she would accomplish a few short years later.

Meaghen Johnson

Meaghen Johnson

Team Canada player profile: Blayre Turnbull

When she made her debut with Canada’s women’s hockey team in 2014, Blayre Turnbull became one of the first two women from Nova Scotia to play for the national team, along with Jill Saulnier.

Meaghen Johnson

Meaghen Johnson

Team Canada prioritizes mental health ahead of Women’s Worlds

In the sports world, mental health has increasingly become a bigger priority for athletes. And for the Canadian national women’s hockey team, mental health has been at the forefront as they prepare for the upcoming IIHF Women's World Championship in Calgary.

- Brianne Spiker
Team Canada prioritizes mental health ahead of Women’s Worlds

Team Canada player profile: Natalie Spooner

Natalie Spooner has been one of the most prominent faces in women’s hockey for almost a decade. She is a two-time Olympic medallist, a seven-time world championship medallist, a Clarkson Cup champion, and is currently tied for 15th on Canada’s all-time scoring list.

Meaghen Johnson

Meaghen Johnson

Team Canada player profile: Sarah Nurse

It’s hard to believe that Sarah Nurse made her debut with Canada’s women’s hockey team just six years ago, as she has ingrained herself within the squad and with Canadian fans.

Meaghen Johnson

Meaghen Johnson

Cooper named head coach of Team Canada for Beijing Olympics

If NHL players are able to participate at the upcoming Beijing Olympics, Canada will have a two-time Stanley Cup champion behind its bench.

World championship an opportunity for women’s hockey to regain momentum

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic putting the sporting world on pause in March 2020, some women's sports leagues stepped up and took centre stage as games made their return. One sport that has struggled to sustain momentum in the wake of COVID-19 is women’s hockey and the hope is the IIHF Women's World Championship will be an opportunity to get the game back in the spotlight.

Brianne Spiker