Kevin Dineen, who represented Canada as a player six times, including at the 1984 Olympic Winter Games and four IIHF World Championships, has been named head coach of Canada’s National Women’s Team for the rest of the 2013-14 season.
Canada’s National Women’s Team takes on the Alberta Midget Hockey League’s Calgary Flames at Father David Bauer Arena next Monday, Dec. 9, with the puck dropping at 7:30 p.m. MT on a fundraiser game in support of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.
The top young female players from across the country have, quite literally, followed in the footsteps – in fact, skate strides – as many of their women’s hockey heroes when they stepped on to the ice at this year’s National Women’s Under-18 Championship.
Looking for a desktop background for the road to Sochi and the 2014 Olympic Winter Games? Check out the new poster featuring all 27 players centralized with Canada’s National Women’s Team for the 2013-14 season.
Natalie Spooner scored in the first, Caroline Ouellette had a power play marker in the third and Haley Irwin and Catherine Ward added two assists apiece, but Canada’s National Women’s Team fell 4-2 to the SEAC Tigers in front of a great crowd on Thursday.
Natalie Spooner scored in the second period and Brianne Jenner added a pretty shorthanded marker in the third, but Canada’s National Women’s Team still fell to the U.S. in its final pre-Olympic match-up at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto.
Meghan Agosta-Marciano and Marie-Philip Poulin scored late, and Charline Labonté helped get the game to overtime, but Canada’s National Women’s Team fell in a shootout to the U.S. in pre-Olympic action in St. Paul, Minn.
Haley Irwin tipped in a Caroline Ouellette shot in the first period, and Shannon Szabados was stellar between the posts, but Canada’s National Women’s Team came up short against the U.S. in pre-Olympic play in Grand Forks, N.D.
Goals from Jennifer Wakefield and Rebecca Johnston, and a solid Genèvieve Lacasse in the crease, wasn’t enough for Canada’s National Women’s Team, which lost to the Kings in the second game of an AMHL road trip.
Charline Labonté shone between the posts, Gillian Apps scored in the first and Jennifer Wakefield added another in the second, to help Canada’s National Women’s Team edge Edmonton MLAC in Alberta Midget Hockey League action.
Tara Watchorn scored midway through the third, Gillian Apps added her 100th career point and Shannon Szabados stood on her head in net, but Canada’s National Women’s Team fell to the U.S. in pre-Olympic action in Calgary.
Gillian Apps, Rebecca Johnston and Natalie Spooner scored, but it wasn’t enough to stop the Midget AAA Flames from edging Canada’s National Women’s Team in overtime in a game to raise funds for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.
Shannon Szabados earned the shutout, Gillian Apps and Mélodie Daoust both had a goal and an assist, and four players scored - three in the first period - to help Canada’s National Women’s Team blank the Northstars in Midget Series action.
Shannon Szabados made 24 saves to keep the Canadians close, but it simply wasn’t enough for Canada’s National Women’s Team, which was blanked by a tough Calgary Royals squad in Alberta Midget Hockey League action.