Category Archives: Women’s Hockey
There was not too much in the way of Women’s Hockey League action this past week, with just two pairs of games on the schedule. There was, however, the final qualifying tournament of the amateur League of Women’s Hockey, so the national championship tournament teams for that are all set. And there was some deep drama in the Canadian Women’s Hockey League playoffs — read on!
There were some big games this week in the Women’s Hockey League, as the playoff picture continues to take shape. We now have one team with a post-season spot mathematically secured, while the battle for the other three such places continues. Read on, for some game recaps and a quick look at the end of the season in the Canadian Women’s Hockey League.
The Women’s Hockey League came out of its Olympic break this past week, and it did so in a big way, with 12 games on the schedule as the playoff picture begins to solidify. There were some thrilling games in there too, as well as a historic moment for Agidel Ufa, so read on for recaps, and for a look at some action this past weekend in Russia’s amateur U18 league.
With the Olympic Games over, we now return to the weekly women’s hockey updates! This one is sort of a catch-up edition; there were games in the amateur League of Women’s Hockey and in the Russian national Under-18 championship during the Olympic break, so read on for a full recap of those events. And we will also start to take a look at the women’s hockey program in Russia in light of the results from these most recent Games, and at where it might go in the future.
We are not far from the gold medal game of the men’s 2018 Olympic hockey tournament, and the Russian team is indeed involved, as I’m sure you know. What follows here is by way of a quick catch-up post to bring everybody up to date on how we got to this point, and we will also take a very short look back at the end of the Russian women’s team’s tournament in the bronze medal game against Finland last week. Read on…
On Monday, for the first time ever, the Russian women’s national team played an Olympic hockey semi-final, with the powerhouse Canadian side as the opponent. These two teams have already met, of course, in the group stage at the 2018 Games, and on that occasion Canada emerged with a 5-0 victory and a 48-18 shot advantage. So it was going to be very hard sledding indeed for the Russian side. How did it go? Read on…
Saturday was a busy day for the Russian hockey teams in South Korea; for the first time at the 2018 Games, both the men’s and women’s sides were in action on the same day. And for both it turned out to be a very pleasant Saturday indeed! Read on, therefore, for a couple of match recaps and some associated notes and quotes.
The Russian men’s team headed into their second round-robin game on Friday with an unexpected 0-1 record, having dropped their opener 3-2 to Slovakia. Next on the schedule was Slovenia, and… well, the ship got itself righted in a fairly big way! Read on, for a recap of that game, and a quick note on the women’s team’s quarterfinal against Switzerland, which is now over. A full recap of that game will be along here on Saturday.