Women's hockey

FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2019, file photo, U.S. Women's National Team's Kendall Coyne Schofield skates during the Skills Competition, part of the NHL All-Star weekend, in San Jose, Calif. More than 200 of the world’s top female players have taken their next step toward a single, economically viable professional league by forming their own players’ association. The new Professional Women’s Hockey Association (PWHPA) announced Monday, May 20, 2019, that incorporation papers were filed Friday with help from attorneys from Ballard Spahr. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
May 20, 2019 - 1:52 pm
More than 200 of the world's top women's hockey players have formed a union, saying they must "stand together" if there is to be a sustainable professional league. The Professional Women's Hockey Association said Monday the paperwork was filed Friday to help push for the creation of a "single,...
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FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2018, file photo, Canada goaltender Shannon Szabados watch as U.S. players celebrate a win during the Four Nations Cup hockey gold-medal game in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. More than 200 of the top female hockey players in the world have decided they will not play professionally in North America next season, hoping their stand leads to a single economically sustainable league. The announcement Thursday, May 2, 2019, comes after the Canadian Women's Hockey League abruptly shut down as of Wednesday, leaving the five-team, U.S.-based National Women's Hockey League as the only pro league in North America. The group of players, led by American stars Hilary Knight and Kendall Coyne Schofield and Canadian goaltender Shannon Szabados, hopes their move eventually pushes the NHL to start its own women's hockey league as the NBA did with the WNBA. (Liam Richards/The Canadian Press via AP)
May 02, 2019 - 6:23 pm
Hilary Knight would rather risk missing a year of playing meaningful hockey than settle for the status quo. The star American forward is among more than 200 of the world's top female players who announced Thursday that they will not play professional hockey in North America at all this year in a...
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FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2018, file photo, goalie Shannon Szabados (1), of Canada, stares at the flying puck during the second period of the women's gold medal hockey game against the United States at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea. More than 200 of the top female hockey players in the world have decided they will not play professionally in North America next season, hoping their stand leads to a single economically sustainable league. The announcement Thursday, May 2, 2019, comes after the Canadian Women's Hockey League abruptly shut down as of Wednesday, leaving the five-team, U.S.-based National Women's Hockey League as the only pro league in North America. The group of players, led by American stars Hilary Knight and Kendall Coyne Schofield and Canadian goaltender Shannon Szabados, hopes their move eventually pushes the NHL to start its own women's hockey league as the NBA did with the WNBA. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
May 02, 2019 - 1:24 pm
The Latest on women's hockey players announcing boycott in demand for one league (all times Eastern): 12:30 p.m. Bauer Hockey is supporting the world's top female hockey players as they boycott professional hockey in North America next season in their push to establish one league. Mary-Kay Messier...
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Natalie Spooner (24) ja Rebecca Johnston, left, of Canada celebrate the 1-0 goal by Spooner against Russia, during the IIHF Women's Ice Hockey World Championships bronze medal match Canada vs Russia in Espoo, Finland, on Sunday, April 14, 2019. (Martti Kainulainen/Lehtikuva via AP)
April 14, 2019 - 11:58 am
ESPOO, Finland (AP) — Canada routed Russia 7-0 in the bronze-medal game at the women's world hockey championship on Sunday, bouncing back from the historic semifinal loss to Finland a day earlier. Canada, which had played the United States in the final of all 18 previous championships dating back...
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Goal scorer Finland's Ronja Savolainen, left, celebrates after scoring with teammates Rosa Lindstedt, Noora Tulus and Jenni Hiirikoski during the IIHF Women's Ice Hockey World Championships semifinal match between Canada and Finland in Espoo, Finland, Saturday, April 13, 2019. (Jussi Nukari/Lehtikuva via AP)
April 13, 2019 - 12:26 pm
ESPOO, Finland (AP) — Noora Raty made 43 saves as Finland handed heavily favored Canada its first loss in a semifinal at the women's world hockey championship, winning 4-2 on Saturday to advance to the gold-medal game. Ronja Savolainen scored twice, including the empty-netter to seal it with 37...
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Michell Picard, Dani Cameranesi, Hilary Knight and Alex Carpenter of USA celebrate after scoring their team's first goal during the IIHF Women's Ice Hockey World Championships quarterfinal match between USA and Japan in Espoo, Finland, Thursday, April 11, 2019. (Markku Ulander/Lehtikuva via AP)
April 11, 2019 - 3:27 pm
ESPOO, Finland (AP) — Kendall Coyne Schofield scored a tournament-leading fifth goal Thursday to help the United States beat Japan 4-0 and advance to the semifinals of the women's world championship. Cayla Barnes had a goal and an assist and Hilary Knight and Dani Cameranesi also scored for the...
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Natalie Spooner of Canada, right, and Nina Pirogova of Russia battle for the puck during the IIHF Women's Ice Hockey World Championships Group A match between Canada and Russia in Espoo, Finland, Monday, April 8, 2019. (Antti Aimo-Koivisto/Lehtikuva via AP)
April 08, 2019 - 4:22 pm
ESPOO, Finland (AP) — Natalie Spooner scored a hat trick for Canada in a costly 5-1 win over Russia on Monday at the women's world hockey championship. Canadian captain Marie-Philip Poulin reinjured her left knee late in the first period. She limped to the dressing room and did not return. Spooner...
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FILE - In this Sunday, March 24, 2019, file photo, Calgary Inferno's Brigette Lacquette, left, battles for the puck with Les Canadiennes de Montreal's Lauriane Rougeau during the second-period action of the Clarkson Cup hockey game in Toronto, Ontario. The Canadian Women's Hockey League will discontinue operations on May 1, the league announced Sunday, March 31. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
April 04, 2019 - 2:57 am
ESPOO, Finland (AP) — Some of the top women's hockey players in the world are vowing to use their voices to shape the future of the sport in North America after the six-team Canadian Women's Hockey League announced it is shutting down after 12 seasons at the end of this month. The CWHL announcement...
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FILE - In this Sunday, March 24, 2019, file photo, Calgary Inferno's Brigette Lacquette, left, battles for the puck with Les Canadiennes de Montreal's Lauriane Rougeau during the second-period action of the Clarkson Cup hockey game in Toronto, Ontario. The Canadian Women's Hockey League will discontinue operations on May 1, the league announced Sunday, March 31. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
April 02, 2019 - 7:30 pm
The National Women's Hockey League is moving swiftly to expand to Toronto and Montreal following the demise of its Canadian-based rival. NWHL Commissioner Dani Rylan told The Associated Press on Tuesday the league's board had approved an investment plan to establish teams in Canada's two largest...
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United States' Tobin Heath, second from right, is congratulated on her goal by Mallory Pugh (11), Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan (13) during the first half of a SheBelieves Cup soccer match against Brazil Tuesday, March 5, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)
March 11, 2019 - 3:12 am
While Serena Williams admittedly doesn't follow soccer, the U.S. women's national team caught her attention with its lawsuit seeking equitable pay. The players accuse the U.S. Soccer Federation of "institutionalized gender discrimination" that includes unequal pay with their counterparts on the men...
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