2008 IIHF World Women's Championship -

CANADA HOLDS ON TO NO. 1 SPOT FOR 2010

Canada’s National Women’s Team has 2950 points in the IIHF ranking system after finishing second at the recent IIHF World Women’s Championship in Harbin. Canada is the top-ranked team going into the 2010 Winter Olympics, followed by Team USA (2930), Finland (2770), Sweden (2760), Switzerland (2645) and Russia (2575). The other two spots for 2010 will be filled during the 2008-09 season.

 

CANADA 3 - USA 4
GOLD MEDAL GAME
SATURDAY, APRIL 12TH

A three-goal third period deficit was too much to overcome for Canada, who took home silver from the 2008 IIHF World Women's Championship » summary

NATIONAL WOMEN’S TEAM TO RETURN TO CANADA ON MONDAY, APRIL 14TH
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CANADA 2 - USA 4
PLAYOFF ROUND
THURSDAY, APRIL 10TH

Jayna Hefford and Kelly Bechard scored the goals for Canada but the USA came away with a 4-2 win on Thursday in Harbin, setting up a Canada-USA gold medal game on Saturday at the 2008 IIHF World Women’s Championship for the 11th time in as many world championships. » summary

 

FINLAND 2 - CANADA 4
PLAYOFF ROUND
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9

Sarah Vaillancourt scored twice in 38 seconds midway through the second period as Canada clinched a berth in the gold medal game with a 4-2 win over Finland on Wednesday in Harbin. Jayna Hefford and Katie Weatherston also scored for Canada in the victory. » summary

 

CANADA 11 - CHINA 0
PRELIMINARY ROUND
SUNDAY, APRIL 6

Canada’s National Women’s Team has concluded the round-robin portion of the 2008 IIHF World Women’s Championship with an 11-0 win over China in Harbin, China. Jennifer Botterill led the way with two goals. » summary

 

WICKENHEISER NABS PAIR OF HONOURS

The captain of Canada’s National Women’s Team was formally presented with the Bobbie Rodenfeld Award during the team’s pre-worlds camp. » more

A LOT ON THE LINE IN CHINA AT
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CANADA 8 - RUSSIA 1
PRELIMINARY ROUND
FRIDAY, APRIL 4

Meghan Agosta scored twice and Canada’s powerplay connected at a 50 per cent pace, going 4-for-8, as the National Women’s Team opened up the world championship with an 8-1 win over Russia.

 

IT’S CANADA VERSUS RUSSIA TO KICK OFF THE WORLD WOMEN’S

Jennifer Botterill and Team Canada will face Russia on Friday in Harbin, China at the 2008 IIHF World Women’s Championship. Botterill will suit up in her 150th-career game for Canada. » more

 

CANADA 6 - SWEDEN 1
EXHIBITION

Canada’s National Women’s Team defeated Sweden 6-1 in the team’s final game prior to the start of the 2008 IIHF World Women’s Championship. Captain Hayley Wickenheiser led the way with three goals. » more

 

CANADA’S NATIONAL WOMEN’S TEAM (FINALLY) ARRIVES IN HARBIN, CHINA

After more than 28 hours, four buses, two planes and a ferry, Canada’s National Women’s Team has arrived in Harbin, China, host of the 2008 IIHF World Women’s Championship. Here’s how they got there.
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CANADIAN COMEBACK FALLS SHORT
AS SILVERTIPS DEFEAT NWT

Canada’s National Women’s Team concluded its four-day pre-worlds camp in Colwood, BC with a 5-3 loss to the North Island Silvertips Midget AAA boys team on Saturday. The NWT is now headed for China. » more

 

HAYLEY WICKENHEISER NAMED CAPTAIN OF 2008 NATIONAL TEAM

Hockey Canada has announced that Hayley Wickenheiser (Shaunavon, SK/Calgary, WWHL) has been named captain of Canada’s National Women’s Team, which will compete at the 2008 IIHF World Women’s Championship in Harbin, China. » more

 

TEAM CANADA TAKES DOWN THUNDERBIRDS AT BEAR
MOUNTAIN ARENA

Canada’s National Women’s Team spread the scoring around during a 7-1 win over the South Island Thunderbirds Midget AAA boys team on Thursday evening. Six different players scored for Canada. » summary

 

TEAM CANADA ARRIVES IN VICTORIA, BC AND GOES STRAIGHT TO WORK

The National Women’s Team arrived in Victoria on Tuesday and hit the ice for two practices on Wednesday. The team is in BC preparing for the 2008 IIHF World Women's Championship, which runs April 4-12 in Harbin, China. » more

 

GET YOUR MESSAGE ACROSS THE PACIFIC – EMAIL THE WOMEN’S TEAM!

The National Women’s Team is off to Harbin, China for the 2008 IIHF World Women’s Championship, and they need your support! From now until the gold medal game on April 12th, email your favourite player. 

 

NATIONAL WOMEN’S TEAM HEADS TO VICTORIA, BC FOR PRE-WORLDS CAMP

Team Canada will prepare for the 2008 IIHF World Women’s Championship with a four-day camp in Victoria, BC. Canada will play two exhibition games against local Midget AAA boys teams.  » more

 

TEAM CANADA’S ROSTER ANNOUNCED
FOR 2008 IIHF WORLD WOMEN’S

A roster of 20 players, plus two alternates, will head to Harbin, China in defence of Canada’s championship at the IIHF World Women’s Hockey Championship from April 4-12, 2008. » more | Roster

 

CANADA’S NATIONAL WOMEN’S TEAM TO HOLD PRE-WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP CAMP IN VICTORIA, BC

CALGARY, AB – Canada’s National Women’s Team will call Victoria, BC home from March 25-29, prior to leaving for Harbin, China and the 2008 IIHF World Women’s Championship, Hockey Canada announced on Friday. » more

 

CANADA OPENS 2008 IIHF WWC ON APRIL 4TH VS. RUSSIA

Canada’s National Women’s Team will open their quest for a 10th gold medal at the IIHF World Women’s Championship when they face Russia on April 4th at Hongbo Arena in Harbin, China. The Canadians will also take on the host Chinese in round-robin play at the first world women’s championship to be held outside of North America and Europe. 

 

 

For more information:
Kalli Quinn Director, Female National Teams | Équipes nationales féminines