United States of America women's hockey overwhelms Russian Federation, 7-0, in IIHF world championships

Posted April 03, 2017

The United States women's national hockey team won the gold medal in the 2016 IIHF World Championships, but were more than willing to sit out of this year's competition in protest.

The American women were absolutely flying up and down the ice from the opening faceoff.

The Canadians had been tough to topple due to their strong team game, Raty said.

The U.S. will face Russian Federation and Canada will look to bounce back against Finland on Saturday as they continue the three-game opening round.

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US women's national hockey team coach Robb Stauber wasn't staying up nights worrying whether his team would be mentally prepared for the IIHF World Championships after an emotionally-draining contract negotiation with USA Hockey.

Canada lost 2-0 to the Americans to open the tournament Friday. I have not been following Team Canada and its exploits closely enough for long enough to be able to say with any authority what all of their mistakes have been over the years and I was not in detail-oriented recap mode while watching. "That's how you're going to beat her".

It will be gratifying to tell girls on teams in this area that they will now have a much fairer environment in which to pursue their dreams. The Toronto Furies teammates also played together at Clarkson, where they helped the Golden Knights win the NCAA National Championship in 2014. After all, Canada did sweep the U.S.in two games during a December series between the two countries.

The best hockey players in the U.S. can make about $70,000 a year thanks to the recent agreement and in Olympic years, including next year, they can earn up to $129,000 with contributions from the U.S. Olympic Committee.

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At the first intermission, it was still a game as the US led, 1-0. One step further is that once they make it to the table, they need to have continual support and mentorship to withstand the inevitable battles they will face. However, no players confirmed that figure, and team captain Meghan Duggan said in a statement that the women simply sought a "living wage".

With just a bit over two minutes left in the second period, USA defenseman Megan Bozek took off with the puck from just inside the red line and roared all the way down the right wing. But at the start of the second period, Finland scored again to go up 2-1 when a wrist shot snuck underneath goalie Emerance Maschmeyer's arm. Gigi Marvin gave them a two-goal cushion early in the third, and their swarming defense shut out a high-powered offense.

Canadian coach Laura Schuler was blunt afterward that she expected more from her team: "I don't think we had confidence with the puck tonight". "It's going to be a turning point for women's hockey in the USA (and) I feel like a turning point for women's hockey in the world". "At the end of the day, that comes down to heart".

Team Canada's captain, the always risky Marie-Philip Poulin almost put Canada on the board first when she rang a shot off the pipe behind Hensley.

Decker added a fifth goal before adding her second after Coyne had completed her brace. Poulin clanged a shot high off the left post, just missing the top corner. Goaltender, Nicole Hensley, recorded a shutout for the night stopping all 18 shots on net. We know the viewership numbers for some of these sports, but at least you have to try.

It worked. Just three days before the March 31 deadline, both parties agreed to terms the exact details of which were undisclosed.

For the first time, though, there's hope for girls aspiring to play hockey as a career when they become women.

The U.S. team's success came in the mere fact of arriving at the World Championship, to be played on home ice in Plymouth, Michigan. And the lone American gold medal came in the sport's debut in Nagano. The change paid off as Marvin put the United States up, 2-0.