Whether they're behind the bench or in front of the camera, Olympic gold medallists Carla MacLeod, Jennifer Botterill and Cassie Campbell-Pascall are finding ways to give back to the sport that gave them so much, and grow the women's game.
For Team Canada forward and Olympic rookie Mélodie Daoust, “be the best you can be” is such an important personal philosophy, the initials “BTBYCB” are inked permanently onto the 22-year-old's left wrist as a lifelong reminder.
She didn't make it to the Olympic Winter Games as a player, but Mélanie Bordeleau has earned her way to Sochi as an official; the Gatineau, Que., native is on the ice with the world's best players as one of the top referees in the women's game.
From preseason boot camp to the Olympic Winter Games, from Dawson Creek, B.C., to Sochi, Russia, three-time Olympic gold medallist Hayley Wickenheiser has seen it and done it all in her 20 years with Canada's National Women's Team.
Canada's National Women's Team started the 2013-14 season at the Okanagan Hockey Academy and its final Olympic preparations will come there as well, albeit 8,330 kilometres away from Penticton, B.C., at the OHA's European academy in Austria.
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Natalie Spooner scored twice in the first, Hayley Wickenheiser assisted both, and Mélodie Daoust recorded her first Olympic goal to lead Canada to a semifinal victory over the Swiss – and a berth in the gold medal game.
Meghan Agosta-Marciano had two goals and an assist on her birthday, Hayley Wickenheiser added two points, and Charline Labonté made 25 saves to help Canada edge its American rivals in preliminary round action in Sochi.
Meghan Agosta-Marciano, Jayna Hefford and Rebecca Johnston scored third period goals, while Shannon Szabados made 14 saves for the shutout Monday, as Canada blanked Finland for at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.
Hayley Wickenheiser scored shorthanded, Rebecca Johnston chipped in with a goal and two assists and Charline Labonté needed to make just 14 saves for the shutout as Canada opened its Olympic schedule by blanking Switzerland.
Rebecca Johnston scored a hat trick and added an assist, while Jayna Hefford had a goal and four assists to help Canada’s National Women’s Team beat the Lower Austria Stars prep team at the Okanagan Hockey Academy Europe.
Natalie Spooner scored twice, and Caroline Ouellette and Tara Watchorn had a goal each, but Canada’s National Women’s Team was edged by the varsity Lower Austria Stars in exhibition action at the Okanagan Hockey Academy Europe.
The Hockey Canada Foundation hosted a special event in Edmonton this fall called Sips, Sticks and Stilettos, raising more than $120,000 to help family members join Canada's National Women's Team on the Road to Sochi.
Twelve players who helped Canada's National Women's Team win an Olympic gold medal four years ago in Vancouver are among the 21 nominated to the Canadian Olympic Team for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi.
Hockey Canada, in partnership with Nike, the COC and CPC, has unveiled the red, white and black jerseys to be worn by Canada's men's, women's and sledge hockey teams during the 2014 Olympics and Paralympics in Sochi, Russia.
RBC has unveiled its roster for the RBC Olympians program from 2013 to 2015, and it includes nine current and former Team Canada members, including eight who have won gold at the Olympic Winter Games or Paralympic Winter Games.