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We’re back in business here this week with another women’s hockey update, and this one is mostly about the international scene. Two Russian women’s national teams saw game action over the past few days, and — spoiler alert — it all went very well indeed. Read on, for those stories and some other notes as well!
Well, this was a fairly busy week in Russian women’s hockey! With the the national team returned from its tour of the NWHL, there were once again games in the Women’s Hockey League, while just east of the Urals the amateur league’s Under-18 division held its inaugural matches as well. Read on…
In the autumn of 2016, the Russian women’s national team visited the United States to take on clubs from the NWHL, and came away at the end with a respectable 2-3 record. This fall, the nats went back again, and let us just say that they improved somewhat upon that mark. When we checked in last week, Team Russia had won their first two games of the series, so read on for recaps of the four that took place since then!
Time to check in with what happened over the last seven days in women’s hockey in Russia! Lots to cover in this one: six games from the Women’s Hockey League, the opening tilts of the country’s Under-18 women’s championship, and the gathering of not one but two national squads. Read on!
Highlights of Agidel’s season-opening win over Biryusa Krasnoyarsk in front of a record crowd in Ufa.
Every team in the Women’s Hockey league has seen at least a couple of games now, with more to come this week! Read on, therefore, for a full recounting of what transpired in the last seven days in that league, including quite a lot of fans in Ufa, and a couple of other notes as well. Plus, we have links to upcoming livestreams!
The 2017-18 Women’s Hockey league season got underway on Saturday, as champions Tornado Moscow Oblast hosted defending bronze-medalists Dynamo St. Petersburg in a pair of games in Dmitrov, and the results were… well, they were quite fascinating, actually. Read on, for a full recap of the weekend’s action, for some international hockey, and for looks at the 2017-18 possibilities of the four Women’s Hockey League teams that finished off the podium last season!
By this time next week, we will have Women’s Hockey League regular season games to talk about! And in preparation for that, this post will take a preview-ish sort of look at last season’s top three teams in the league: Tornado Moscow Oblast, Agidel Ufa, and Dynamo St. Petersburg. We also have a little bit of international news, so read on!
We are just 12 days away from the opening of the 2017-18 Women’s Hockey League season; the full schedule was released a couple of weeks ago. The new campaign opens on September 16th, when defending champions Tornado Moscow Oblast host Dynamo St. Petersburg; the latter team finished third in 2016-17, and very definitely has some title aspirations this time around.
The seven teams in the league will play 24 regular-season games this time, down — due primarily to the Olympics — from the 36 of last season. However, 2017-18 will also see the first-ever playoffs in the Women’s Hockey League! The top four teams will make the post-season and contest the championship, with that all starting in early April of 2018.
Read on, for some other news and notes from the last month or so in Russian women’s hockey!
“A Day with Women’s National Team”: A very interesting little video following women’s senior national team members Anna Shockhina and Alevtina Shtaryova around a day of training in Novogorsk.
The Women’s Hockey League teams are all now fully immersed in pre-season preparations, and we are quickly approaching the first actual games of 2017-18, even if they will be just of the “exhibition” variety. In the meantime, however, there are still some bits of news to look at, so read on for an early version of the 2017-18 Russian U18 roster, a new coach in the Women’s Hockey League, and a whole new competition in Russian women’s amateur hockey!
Clips and Comments from one of Agidel Ufa’s early training camp sessions last week.
As the Women’s Hockey League teams, and the Russian women’s national team, get down to on-ice business for the upcoming season, I thought it might be worthwhile to take a look at the league’s coaches. So read on, for a team-by-team look at the people behind the benches, and for a pieces of news from the last week-and-a-bit.