Category Archives: Women’s Hockey
“It might be necessary to make some unpopular decisions,” said KHL President Dmitry Chernyshenko yesterday, after a meeting of the Council for the Development of Physical Culture and Sport. Today, the league’s own Board of Directors met, and some thunderous decisions were indeed made — popular or unpopular, depending on one’s point of view. Read on, for a quick and preliminary look at those, and also some news of the KHL’s annual awards ceremony, which also happened today!
Much news this week in Russian women’s hockey, starting with some very exciting tidings on the international hockey scene! Read on, however, as we also have the conclusion to the amateur women’s hockey season in Russia, transfers news, and other such items (including an update on a kitten…).
There remains one piece of on-ice business to be settled before the 2016-17 Russian women’s hockey season can be declared fully finished. That is the national championship of the League of Women’s Hockey, the country’s amateur women’s league. That tournament, the second in the competition’s history, begins tomorrow in Sochi on the Black Sea Coast, as part of the overall Russian amateur hockey national festivities. Read on, for a quick look at that tournament, including some familiar names from the past…
As we mentioned last time, this past weekend saw the first-ever Under-16 Girls’ European Championship, with Budapest, Hungary, as the inaugural host city. Team Russia was in attendance, and… well, you can probably figure out from the picture above how it all went. Read on, then, for a recap of Russia’s gold-medal campaign at the new tournament!
Tomorrow marks the beginning of a new era in international women’s hockey, with the opening the first IIHF-sanctioned national team tournament at the U16 Girls’ level! Read on, for a look at Russia’s roster at that tournament, and some other notes as well.
Hockey can be an insular, insulating, and insulated thing — and sometimes that is no bad thing — but events away from the rink do intrude on occasion, and so it was today. It was, without doubt, a heavy-hearted group of Russian players that took the ice, black armbands prominent on their sweaters, to face Team Canada in their third Group A match at the 2017 Women’s World Championship in Michigan. And I would like to take this opportunity to pass on my own condolences, thoughts, and prayers to the victims and their friends and families, and to the city of St. Petersburg, after the terrorist attack on the city’s metro earlier today.
Read on, for a recap of Team Russia’s group stage games at the Women’s Worlds.
Here we are, literally on the eve of the 2017 IIHF Women’s World Championship! And it will be a full tournament, the US team having sorted out its differences with USA Hockey and come away with a much more equitable deal than they had in place previously. As for Team Russia, we took a look at their roster right here the other day, and I would invite to check out other previews of the squad here and here. And read on, for some brief news of how the team’s preparations have gone since then, and an interesting Women’s Hockey League note!
The Russian national team’s final roster for the 2017 IIHF Women’s World Championship has been named! In fact the team has departed from its training camp in Novogorsk, and is now in Plymouth, Michigan, going through final preparations for the tournament, which begins on Friday. Read on, as we take a look at the players selected, and speculate a bit about how head coach Alexei Chistyakov may deploy them when the time comes.
Time for a look back at 2016-17 in Russia’s Women’s Hockey League! If you have been following along here, you know by now who the champions were, but read on for a team-by-team look at how the season went. And there will also be some general comments on the campaign as well.