Women's hockey

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 April 13, 2019, file photo, Team USA's Hilary Knight, left, celebrates a goal with Kelly Pannek, who provided the assist, during a IIHF Women's Ice Hockey World Championships semifinal match against Russia, in Espoo, Finland. 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. (Jussi Nukari/Lehtikuva via AP, File)
May 02, 2019 - 1:24 pm
The Latest on women's hockey players announcing boycott in demand for one league (all times Eastern): 1:15 p.m. Tennis great Billie Jean King is supporting the more than 200 women's hockey players who say they will not play in North America next season in their push for a single viable professional...
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FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2017, file photo, United States' Hilary Knight (21) controls the puck in front of Canada's Meaghan Mikkelson, right, during the second period of the Four Nations Cup championship hockey game in Tampa, Fla. Knight put aside the jet-leg and fresh memories of helping the United States win its latest women's world hockey championship to begin looking ahead to next season. (AP Photo/Willie J. Allen Jr., File)
April 18, 2019 - 8:46 pm
Hilary Knight put aside the jet lag and fresh memories of helping the United States win its latest world hockey championship to begin looking ahead to next season. Yes, the star forward intends on playing professionally in October. The only question Knight can't answer is where. "Yeah, exactly,"...
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Captain Jenni Hiirikoski (6) of Finland followed by Venla Hovi (9) leads her players to congratulate US players for their 2-1 shootout victory after the IIHF Women's Ice Hockey World Championships final match between the United States and Finland in Espoo, Finland, on Sunday, April 14, 2019. (Mikko Stig/Lehtikuva via AP)
April 14, 2019 - 5:23 pm
ESPOO, Finland (AP) — Alex Rigsby stopped four of five shots in a shootout and the United States beat Finland 2-1 on Sunday night for its fifth consecutive gold medal at the women's world championship. The U.S. won after a questionable goaltender interference review wiped out what would have been a...
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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 Hilary Knight, left, and assist Kelly Pannek of the U.S. celebrate game opening goal during the IIHF Women's Ice Hockey World Championships semifinal match between the United States and Russia in Espoo, Finland on Saturday, April 13, 2019. (Jussi Nukari/Lehtikuva via AP)
April 13, 2019 - 5:05 pm
ESPOO, Finland (AP) — The United States soared into the gold-medal game at the women's world hockey championship by routing Russia 8-0 Saturday behind two goals each by Hilary Knight and Kelly Pannek. The undefeated Americans will be going for their fifth straight title Sunday against Finland. The...
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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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Team USA celebrates their seventh goal by Kendall Coyne Schofield, center, during the IIHF Women's Ice Hockey World Championships Group A match between the USA and Russia in Espoo, Finland, Tuesday, April 9, 2019. (Antti Aimo-Koivisto/Lehtikuva via AP)
April 09, 2019 - 4:14 pm
ESPOO, Finland (AP) — Kendall Coyne Schofield and Lee Stecklein scored two goals each, and the United States routed Russia 10-0 Tuesday in the final game of the preliminary round at the women's world championship. Annie Pankowski had three assists, and Alex Carpenter added two as 15 Americans had...
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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 - 4:33 pm
ESPOO, Finland (AP) — Natalie Spooner scored a hat trick for Canada in a costly 5-1 victory 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 in pain and did not...
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Team of USA celebrate a goal during the 2019 IIHF Women's World Championships preliminary match between USA and Canada in Espoo, Finland, Saturday April 6, 2019. (Antti Aimo-Koivisto/Lehtikuva via AP)
April 07, 2019 - 4:00 pm
ESPOO, Finland (AP) — Dani Cameranesi scored two goals and had an assist as the United States shut out Switzerland 8-0 Sunday at the women's world championship. Megan Keller and Amanda Kessel scored two goals apiece as the U.S. remains undefeated through three games and atop Group A. Alex Carpenter...
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