2017-18 National Women's Team

2017-18 National Women's Team
Ann-Renée Desbiens made 42 saves in regulation and overtime – plus 12 more in the shootout – but Canada dropped a 4-3 extra-time decision to the Edge School on Sunday.
14 gold medallists from Sochi 2014 join nine first-time Olympians on the roster nominated to the COC for PyeongChang.
Earning an Olympic roster spot wasn’t enough for Brianne Jenner, who also spent time finishing up her master’s degree.
The Oakville native is no stranger to big games, with seven IIHF world championships and an Olympics on her résumé.
A key piece in the push towards PyeongChang, Laura Fortino has earned respect by doing it all, and doing it all well.
The road to a third Olympics has been an unconventional one for Haley Irwin, who has been tested physically and mentally.
Bailey Bram and Jocelyne Larocque had their games - and their personalities - shaped by life in small-town Manitoba.
A proud Edmontonian, Shannon Szabados has a connection with the city and the team that inspired her to chase her dreams.
A pre-Olympic stop in Winnipeg gave Halli Krzyzaniak a chance to reflect on her journey, and return to where it all began.
Through the ups and downs, through gold medals and last-place finishes, Geneviève Lacasse keeps wanting to be better.
For Lauriane Rougeau, the road to Olympic gold started with a pair of appearances at the National Women’s U18 Championship.
A post-Sochi stop has turned into a three-year Swedish sojourn, changing the way Jennifer Wakefield looks at hockey and life.
The youngest gold medallist from Sochi, the last three years have provided a few trials and tribulations for Mélodie Daoust.
Jill Saulnier and Blayre Turnbull have their sights set on Korea, but never miss an opportunity to grow the game at home.
Without the same experience as her teammates, Sarah Nurse has had to do things differently to earn her Olympic opportunity.
Renata Fast didn’t make her international debut until 2014. But she made up for lost time, playing her way to centralization.
Chasing her Olympic dreams for the second time, Brigette Lacquette is carrying the hopes of the First Nations community.
The family that plays together…
Sarah and Amy Potomak were never far from the rink growing up. Now they've brought what they learned to centralization.
Her great-grandfather is an NHL legend, and her great-uncle was an Olympian. Now Laura Stacey wants to write her own story.
When Meaghan Mikkelson wants to talk hockey, she has a pair of sounding boards that have helped shape her game and her life.
Only 20, Micah Zandee-Hart has spent five years making tough decisions that have made her a better player, person and leader.
The reigning Patty Kazmaier Award winner, Ann-Renée Desbiens wants to bring her NCAA success to Olympic centralization.
Young but certainly not inexperienced, Emily Clark is ready to lead the next generation of women’s hockey on the Prairies.
Tara Watchorn, who played for the first women’s U18 team and won Olympic gold in Sochi, is skating away from Team Canada.
Team Canada will close out its six-game, pre-Olympic series against the United States on Dec. 17 in the Alberta capital.
The road to PyeongChang goes through Manitoba; Bell MTS Place will host the fourth of six Canada-U.S. match-ups on Dec. 5.
Jessica Campbell, who scored the OT winner to give Canada to its first U18 world title in 2010, is calling it a career.
Charline Labonté, a four-time Olympic gold medallist who ranks among Canada’s top goaltenders ever, is calling it a career.
The road to PyeongChang features 24 games against the AMHL, including nine on home ice that will give back to minor hockey.
Canada will face off against its American rivals in Quebec City as part of its pre-Olympic preparation this October.
The 28 centralized players will gather in the New Brunswick capital from May 26-June 12 with a focus on off-ice training.
The road to the 2018 Olympic Winter Games will run through Calgary, with 28 women competing for 23 Olympic roster spots.
Laura Schuler, who won silver as a player in 1998, will lead Canada’s quest for a fourth straight gold at PyeongChang 2018.
Wakefield scored and Desbiens made 35 saves in an entertaining draw.
Rougeau and Nurse had 1G 1A each, and Canada hung on for the win.
Wakefield and Saulnier had 1G 1A each in a draw with the Oilers.
Daoust had 1G 2A, but a wild third left Canada with a loss to Hungary.
Wakefield and Stacey helped Canada come from behind to earn the draw.
Potomak and Turnbull scored early goals to pace Canada to the victory.
Wakefield scored with 26 seconds to play in the series finale.
Irwin, Nurse and Poulin scored as Canada took Game 5 of the series.
Nurse found the back of the net, but Canada was downed by the Chiefs.
Desbiens stopped 21 of 23, but Canada was blanked by the Oil Kings.
Agosta had 1G 1A in a three-goal first period to give Canada the win.
Lacasse made 32 saves in her first career shutout against the U.S.
Jenner’s goal 37 seconds into overtime gave Canada a 2-1 series lead.
Stacey got the GWG with 9:31 left, and Canada earned the comeback win.
Poulin and Spooner had 1G 1A apiece, and Canada edged the Bisons.
Spooner and Poulin had 1G 1A each, and Canada pulled away for the win.
Johnston had 2G, but a late goal left Canada with an Esso Series loss.
Wakefield had 1G 2A to lead Canada past the Canadians in Edmonton.
Agosta got Canada close, but it took silver at the 4 Nations Cup.
Poulin had 1G 1A and Lacasse got the SO, sending Canada to the final.
Johnston and Agosta scored, but Canada dropped a special-teams battle.
Wakefield had a hat trick and an assist in the 4 Nations Cup opener.
Five players scored, nine had a point and Canada got a pre-4NC win.
Canada scored 4G in 6:38 in the third period to beat the Buffaloes.
Canada’s special teams shined in its series-tying victory in Boston.
Agosta and Saulnier scored, but Canada dropped the U.S. series opener.
Desbiens stopped 31 of 33, but Canada was edged by the Hurricanes.
Fortino and Ambrose had 1G 2A each, but Canada fell to the U16s.
Spooner and Ambrose scored 2G apiece in the special-teams victory.
Spooner and Johnston had 1G 1A each to help Canada edge the Rangers.
Wakefield netted two, but Canada settled for a tie with the Athletics.
Spooner scored a pair of goals, but Canada was edged out by the Pats.
Jenner scored the GWG with 2:33 left, finishing the comeback victory.
Saulnier and Johnston had 2G each to help Canada win its Esso opener.
Daoust scored a pair of goals to lead Canada past the Edge School.
Lacasse made 22 saves, but Canada was blanked in the tournament final.
Poulin scored twice in the third period to send Canada to the win.
Saulnier got the GWG to lead Canada to its first Icebreaker victory.
Daoust and Spooner scored, but Canada dropped its tournament opener.
2017-18 NWT: CAN 3 – FLA 2 (League)
Rougeau and Nurse had 1G 1A each, and Canada hung on for the win.
2017-18 NWT: CAN 2 – USA 1 (OT) (Exhibition)
Wakefield scored with 26 seconds to play in the series finale.
2017-18 NWT: CAN 3 – USA 1 (Exhibition)
Irwin, Nurse and Poulin scored as Canada took Game 5 of the series.
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