1. Jocelyne Lamoureux Reflects on North Dakota While Donning the US Sweater

    As one of the leaders of the United States squad at the 2013 IIHF Women’s Worlds, Jocelyne Lamoureux is hoping to avenge the red, white and blue’s loss in the gold medal game at the 2012 edition...

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  2. Michelle Karvinen a Key Component of Finnish Offense at IIHF Worlds

    Emerging as one of the elite forwards on the Finnish national team, Michelle Karvinen is having an impact at the 2013 IIHF Women’s Worlds. Born in Denmark, she had the opportunity to compete for the Finnish squad due to her family bloodlines...

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  3. Return to Ottawa During IIHF Worlds One to Remember for Legend Geraldine Heaney

    On April 4, fans at the Ontario Women’s Hockey Association Provincial championships were treated to the presence of a living legend in women’s hockey...

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  4. Amanda Kessel Ready to Become One of the Elite Players in the World

    As the United States national women’s team works towards assembling a gold medal squad for the 2013 IIHF Women’s Worlds, a key component of their success will be Amanda Kessel ...

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  5. Alena Polenska Leader for Czech Squad Making Debut at IIHF Worlds

    Proudly representing the Czech national women’s team as its captain, Alena Polenska brings a great combination of skill, speed and leadership. Donning the No...

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  6. Alex Carpenter Represents Youth Movement for US Women's Hockey Team

    Having already competed for the United States at the Under-18 level, the prodigious Alex Carpenter has an opportunity to compete at an even higher level. For the 2013 IIHF Women’s World Championships, Carpenter is competing with the senior team...

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  7. Living Legend Karoliina Rantamaki Pursuing Golden Dream with Finland

    As the only member of the Finnish national team to have competed in four Winter Games, Karoliina Rantamaki is the team’s resident living legend...

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  8. Digit Murphy's Legendary Influence Evident at 2013 IIHF Women's Worlds

    Among the many coaches in women’s hockey, Digit Murphy is part of an elite few whose inspiration has spanned generations...

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  9. Superstars of CWHL Excited About 2013 IIHF Women's Worlds

    While the Clarkson Cup may have wrapped up a legendary 2012-13 CWHL season, there is still hockey left for several stars in the CWHL . The 2013 IIHF Women’s World Hockey Championships shall be contested in Ottawa, Ontario...

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  10. Yekaterina Smolentseva Provides Strong Leadership for Russian Hockey Team

    With Russia hosting the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi , the women’s hockey team is hoping to finish on the medal podium...

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  11. IIHF Worlds a Homecoming for Young Star Klara Chmelova

    Among the young stars for a rapidly improving Czech Republic squad, Klara Chmelova is one of the building blocks upon which the team hopes to become one of the elites...

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  12. Czech Republic's Katerina Mrazova Enters IIHF Worlds by Making Hockey History

    Heading into the 2013 IIHF Women’s World Championships, Katerina Mrazova enters the event with remarkable momentum...

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  13. Annina Rajahuhta Brings Fond Memories of Canada to IIHF Women's Worlds

    One of the young forwards on the Finnish national team, Annina Rajahuhta is eager to help the squad finish on the medal podium at the 2013 IIHF Women’s Worlds...

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  14. Swiss Superstar Florence Schelling Extends Career with Playing Time in Canada

    Having led Switzerland to its first-ever bronze medal at the 2012 IIHF Women’s World Championships in Burlington, Vermont, Swiss goaltender Florence Schelling is heading to Ottawa with great momentum...

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  15. Sara Seiler Makes Second Hometown Proud Leading into 2013 Women's Worlds

    With Ottawa as her adopted hometown, the 2013 IIHF Women’s Worlds will be a surreal experience for Sara Seiler . The opportunity to represent her homeland Germany in her second home will be a treasured one, “I am very excited...

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  16. Tanja Eisenschmid a Building Block for Improving Germany

    As one of the younger players on the German national team, Tanja Eisenschmid brings a great enthusiasm to an improving squad. Playing defense, she has helped to bolster the German blue line ...

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  17. Julie Chu Is a Hockey Icon on Both Sides of the Border

    As the captain of the United States squad that captured the silver medal at the 2012 IIHF Women’s World Championships, Julie Chu is one of the great leaders in the game...

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  18. Haley Irwin Eager to Contribute to Canadian Gold at IIHF Worlds

    After having her 2012 IIHF World Championship appearance cut short due to an injury, Irwin is eager to make a strong contribution with the Canadian squad in 2013...

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  19. 10 Players to Look Out for at the 2013 IIHF Women's World Championships

    As the city of Ottawa prepares to host the IIHF Women’s Worlds for the second time (it also hosted the first-ever event in 1990), all eight competing countries offer sensational stars that have the potential to provide remarkable hockey heroics...

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  20. Blades Players Among Several Invited to US Evaluation Camp for 2013 IIHF Worlds

    As the United States national women’s team begins its evaluation camp, several members of the Clarkson Cup champion Boston Blades have been invited...

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  21. Clarkson Cup Heartbreak for Montreal Overshadows Many Positives

    While the Montreal Stars lament the loss of the 2013 Clarkson Cup, the heartbreak over history slipping away is one that brings with it great humility. Although the players have the right to mourn over the visceral loss, it must be a short one...

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  22. Golden Gophers Win NCAA Frozen Four to Complete Undefeated Dream Season

    For the first time in the history of NCAA women’s ice hockey, a team finished its season undefeated...

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  23. Kelley Steadman's Heroic Performance Propels Boston Blades to Clarkson Cup

    One of the most underrated players in hockey today, Kelley Steadman , emerged as the hero of the 2013 Clarkson Cup...

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  24. Women's Hockey Players Take First and Third at Red Bull Crashed Ice Championship

    The Red Bull Crashed Ice world championships for women were held in Quebec City on March 16 and 17, 2013. First and third place went to a pair of women’s hockey players with roots in the Ottawa, Ontario area...

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  25. Kelly Babstock May Force a Change in Approach to Women's Game

    While Kelly Babstock has proven to be a game changer with the Quinnipiac Bobcats, her sputtering international career with Canada may become the blueprint for how not to do things...

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