Hockey Canada to honour retired National Women’s Team players at 2016 IIHF U18 Women’s World Champio

Posted by Amey Doyle on January 09, 2016
Hockey Canada to honour retired National Women’s Team players at 2016 IIHF U18 Women’s World Champio

CALGARY, Alta. – As St. Catharines, Ont., readies to welcome the world with the 2016 IIHF U18 Women’s World Championship, Hockey Canada announced it will be honouring three recent Canada’s National Women’s Team retirees on Saturday, Jan. 9.

Jayna Hefford, Gillian Apps, and Catherine Ward announced their retirement from international competition in September. The three Olympic gold-medallists are being honoured during the first intermission of Saturday evening’s Canada-Czech Republic match-up.

“The opportunity to acknowledge these three...

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Canada’s National Women’s Development Team wins gold at Nations Cup

Posted by Amey Doyle on January 08, 2016
Canada’s National Women’s Development Team wins gold at Nations Cup

FÜSSEN, Germany – For the 11th time in 14 years, Canada’s National Women’s Development Team has won the gold medal at the Nations Cup, besting Finland 4-3 in overtime in Thursday’s gold-medal game at BLZ Arena.

Jamie Lee Rattray (Kanata, Ont./Brampton, CWHL) netted the game-winner for Team Canada just 48 seconds into overtime, in addition to her previous goal and assist in the game. Rebecca Kohler (St. Thomas, Ont./University of North Dakota, WCHA) and Victoria Bach (Milton,...

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Doyle Hockey Development Instructor Daoust named Captain of Team Canada’s Development Team

Posted by Amey Doyle on January 07, 2016
Doyle Hockey Development Instructor Daoust named Captain of Team Canada’s Development Team

A great article from the Hockey Canada website about Mélodie Daoust and her return to the National Team this season.  Mélo suffered a serious knee injury while training in the summer of 2014 and worked extremely hard with her rehab in order to get herself back playing elite level hockey.  We are very proud of her work on and off the ice and look forward to having Mélo back on the ice a Doyle Hockey Development instructor once again in the...

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Female Hockey Players Get Their Shot With New League

Posted by Amey Doyle on November 09, 2015
Female Hockey Players Get Their Shot With New League
National Women’s Hockey League has launched its first season with four teams

Hours after wrapping up her day at an education technology firm in Manhattan, Kiira Dosdall was glowing as she prepared for her second job at an ice rink in Brooklyn late Wednesday night. 

“It’s Christmas morning,” she said, motioning toward the pristine new skates on her feet. 

The pair of Bauer skates, which Dosdall described as “top of the line,” would have cost...

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U.S. bests Canada in women’s hockey at Four Nations Cup

Posted by Amey Doyle on November 09, 2015
U.S. bests Canada in women’s hockey at Four Nations Cup

Hilary Knight scores 36 seconds into overtime as the United States beat Canada 3-2 in Sunday’s final.​

SUNDSVALL, SWEDEN—An opportunistic goal denied Canada a second straight title at the Four Nations Cup women’s hockey tournament.

Hilary Knight scored 36 seconds into overtime as the United States beat Canada 3-2 in Sunday’s final. 

Kelli Stack found a streaking Knight at Canada’s blue line with a fantastic pass and Knight did the rest, slipping past Canada...

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Women’s Ice Hockey: An Inside Perspective

Posted by Amey Doyle on June 01, 2015
Women’s Ice Hockey: An Inside Perspective
Assistant coach Laura Bellamy '13 praises Harvard Women's Ice Hockey's Class of 2015

This was a great article written by Assistant Coach Laura Bellamy who graduated herself from Harvard in 2013.  Bellamy talks about how the class of 2015 grew, developed and learned during their 4 years playing at Harvard. After one of the most successful seasons that Harvard has had in the NCAA, it was nice to read about why! The word used to describe the graduating class was WINNERS. I think it's so important to have a group...

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Kelowna female hockey star creates charity to help girls play the sport

Posted by Amey Doyle on May 26, 2015
Kelowna female hockey star creates charity to help girls play the sport

A great initiative out west! Congrats to Danielle Grundy who is finding a way to give back to less fortunate hockey players and giving them a chance to play!

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Charity offers girls a chance to play hockey even if they lack the money

Danielle Grundy, a former female professional hockey player from Kelowna, B.C., is starting a new charity that she hopes will give young girls an opportunity to chase their puck dreams.

The Grindstone...

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In conversation with Meg Hewings, GM of The Montreal Stars women’s hockey team

Posted by Amey Doyle on May 01, 2015
In conversation with Meg Hewings, GM of The Montreal Stars women’s hockey team

What role do sports play in the expression of Canadian cultural identities?  In sports, we celebrate inclusion and common purpose, but the history of sports has been marked, much of the time, by prejudice and exclusion.  From lacrosse through women’s hockey, Canadian sports have expressed collective resistance, protected endangered community traditions and been key sites of conflict over the character of Canadian society.

On Tuesday, May 5, the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada (MISC), holds a half-day symposium, Sport and...

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