Pee-wee’s rising Étoiles score ‘magic moment’ for women’s hockey

Posted by Amey Doyle on February 15, 2016
Pee-wee’s rising Étoiles score ‘magic moment’ for women’s hockey

Amid the usual pregame murmur of a marquee matchup, one gravelly voice rises above the others in the lower bowl of the spiffy new Vidéotron Centre and yells encouragement at the local favourites.

Loud exhortations from middle-aged hockey dads are nothing new at large tournaments, but there was a twist to this one: “Let’s go les filles!”

Quebec City’s venerable Tournoi International de Hockey Pee-Wee has had its share of showcase moments over 57 years of existence –...

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All-girl peewee hockey team competes at international meet in Quebec City

Posted by Amey Doyle on February 12, 2016
All-girl peewee hockey team competes at international meet in Quebec City
Quebec's all-star team of 19, chosen from among 200 girl players, shuts out boys' team in exhibition match

For the first time, an all-star team of girls from across Quebec is playing against boys and mixed teams at the International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament in Quebec City – the biggest minor-league hockey event in the world.The team, Équipe Québec Féminin, played its first exhibition game on Thursday.It was the girls' first time playing as a team,...

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Controversial coaching hires; NHL donates to Laing; Playoff dates

Posted by Amey Doyle on January 31, 2016
Controversial coaching hires; NHL donates to Laing; Playoff dates
Coaching Controversies

The Connecticut Whale of the NWHL have occupied a majority of the women's hockey headlines the past few days. Late Thursday night, news broke that Jake Mastel, head coach of the first place Whale, suddenly resigned.

The NWHL confirmed the resignation the following day and announced the hiring of Heather Linstad in the same press release. This hiring took many in the women's hockey community by surprise.

In Linstad's final two seasons as the head coach...

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Coaches’ New Overture: Limit Early Recruiting

Posted by Amey Doyle on January 15, 2016
Coaches’ New Overture: Limit Early Recruiting

With no NHL, the dream for every female hockey player is to play for Team Canada.  That's a great dream, but goals should be realistic and unfortunately the percentage of female hockey players that actudally represent our Country in hockey is very small.  I believe that the real goal for competitive female hockey players should be to play University Hockey.  If players push themselves to train, to improve, to learn the game well enough to be considered a student-athlete, then the Team Canada...

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5 Fabulous Reasons Girls Should Try Hockey

Posted by Amey Doyle on January 15, 2016
5 Fabulous Reasons Girls Should Try Hockey

I know when my parents had two daughters, they never imagined the number of hours they would spend in an arena watchging their girls play hockey!  Since then, girls hockey across Canada has continued to develop drastically in quality and quantity.  This article outlines only 5 reasons why girls should try hockey, but I believe there are many more!  

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In December the NHL hosted its first ever outdoor women’s hockey classic, and later this month, the first National Women&rsquo...

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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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