Women's hockey

Canada goalie Ann-Renee Desbiens (35) stops a United States' Annie Pankowski (27) shot during the first period in the women's 3-on-3 game, part of the NHL hockey All-Star weekend, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
January 24, 2020 - 10:06 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Shooting pucks from the stands and some of the best women's hockey players in the world going back and forth in a 3-on-3 game stole the show at the NHL All-Star Skills Competition. The two new events spiced up the skills competition by showcasing the kind of offensive skill that...
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FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2019, file photo, United States' Kendall Coyne Schofield skates during the Skills Competition, part of the NHL All-Star weekend, in San Jose, Calif. The NHL couldn't help but take notice of the buzz Coyne Schofield infused into its midseason showcase of top talent. Chief Content Officer Steve Mayer, who oversees the all-star game's production, chuckled in saying he was already dreaming up ideas to add women players to the event before Coyne Schofield completed her lap. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
January 15, 2020 - 7:43 pm
The magnitude of the moment wasn't lost on Kendall Coyne Schofield — wearing her No. 26 Team USA jersey — as she dug her skates into the ice waiting for the starter's whistle to blow. It took 14.346 seconds, to be exact, for Coyne Schofield to complete her lap in the NHL All-Star fastest skater...
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File-This Aug. 4, 2017, file photo shows Kanoa Igarashi, of Huntington Beach, Calif., surfing in his heat at the U.S. Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach, Calif. His father grew up surfing in Japan before moving to Huntington Beach, to be in the heart of surf country. The 22-year-old Igarashi has dual citizenship and elected to compete for Japan where's already a household name and been featured in a reality TV show. (Mark Rightmire/The Orange County Register via AP)
December 30, 2019 - 4:25 pm
Some are already on the ascent (rock climber Brooke Raboutou). Others are currently making waves (surfer Kanoa Igarashi) or shooting for the stars (skateboarder Poppy Starr Olsen). The names of Raboutou, Igarashi and Olsen may not ring a bell now. That could change in a few months when their sports...
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FILE - In this July 10, 2019 file photo, P.K. Subban, left, of the New Jersey Devils, and Lindsey Vonn arrive at the ESPY Awards at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Vonn popped the question to hockey star Subban. “Merry Christmas and happy holidays everyone!! On our 2 year anniversary, in a “non traditional” move, I asked PK to marry me and he said, Yes," Vonn tweeted on Christmas Day. “Yes (bashful emoji) ! Women aren’t the only ones who should get engagement rings!" The former ski racer closed the tweet with the hashtags “MerryChristmas" and “equality." Vonn linked a picture of herself and Subban with the ring, with the couple wearing matching striped pajamas in front of a Christmas tree with three dogs in the foreground. She also posted a close-up of Subban flashing the ring, with the words “drip drip”and a blue teardrop. Vonn also said on social media in August that they were engaged. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
December 25, 2019 - 7:00 pm
Lindsey Vonn popped the question to hockey star P.K. Subban. “Merry Christmas and happy holidays everyone!! On our 2 year anniversary, in a “non traditional” move, I asked PK to marry me and he said, Yes," Vonn tweeted on Christmas Day. “Yes (bashful emoji) ! Women aren’t the only ones who should...
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FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2019, file photo, Amanda Kessel, a member of the U.S. women's national hockey team, goes through drills during their practice in Cranberry Township, Butler County, Pa. Kessel and her United States teammates renew their fierce hockey rivalry against Canada on Saturday, Dec. 14, in Hartford, Conn., with players hoping the first in a series of five games will help kindle the public's interest in their sport and their fight for better professional opportunities. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
December 14, 2019 - 2:18 am
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Canada and the United States renew their rivalry on the ice Saturday night, with players hoping the first in a series of five games between the national teams will help kindle the public’s interest in both their sport and their fight off the ice for better professional...
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November 14, 2019 - 3:36 pm
The National Women’s Hockey League announced Thursday it had added enough financial backing after a two-month capital campaign to ensure its viability beyond its fifth season this year. The league declined to reveal specifics in noting its number of private investors has grown beyond 20 with the...
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September 13, 2019 - 11:07 am
STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Swedish Ice Hockey Federation has canceled the Four Nations women's hockey tournament in November because it can't guarantee its players' participation due to an ongoing pay dispute. The federation announced the decision Friday and noted the uncertainty regarding their players...
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Linesman Kirsten Welsh watches at center ice as Pittsburgh Penguins and Boston Bruins players take the ice to prepare to play in the Sabres prospects hockey tournament, Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, in Buffalo, N.Y. Welsh is one four female officials selected to be the first women to work as on-ice officials at several prospect tournaments taking place across the country this weekend. The other three other women selected were Katie Guay, Kelly Cooke and Kendall Hanley. (AP Photo/John Wawrow)
September 07, 2019 - 2:45 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Once the butterflies and adrenalin rush of officiating her first NHL prospects game subsided, Kirsten Welsh woke up Saturday eager to get back on the ice again. Whatever miscues Welsh made and hesitancy showed during her debut at the Buffalo Sabres prospects tournament a day...
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August 15, 2019 - 10:37 am
STOCKHOLM (AP) — The top female hockey players in Sweden refused to attend training camp Thursday or play in an upcoming international tournament in Finland, the latest such move by a women's national team to get better compensation. The Swedish Ice Hockey Federation said it had been informed of...
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Phoenix Mercury's Brittney Griner, of Team Delle Donne, dunks over Las Vegas Aces' Liz Cambage, of Team Wilson, during the first half of a WNBA All-Star game Saturday, July 27, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
July 27, 2019 - 4:41 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Brittney Griner and the WNBA All-Stars put on quite a show in Team Wilson's 129-126 victory over Team Delle Donne on Saturday. Griner had an All-Star record three dunks, including an impressive two-handed jam where she hung on the rim over Aces star Liz Cambage. The Australian 6-...
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