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With Fran Rider taking a well-deserved spot among the giants of the game as a Distinguished Honouree of the Order of Hockey in Canada, it seems like an ideal time to look back at one of her proudest accomplishments. This April marked 30 years since Rider spearheaded the first major international women’s hockey tournament, an unofficial world championship that brought seven teams to North York, Ont.
The top players in women’s hockey are set to go head-to-head in Quebec City when Canada’s National Women’s Team takes on the U.S. Women’s National Team in advance of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games.
Some of the hardest hit by the economic slowdown are having to make difficult decisions about their children’s organized activities. All too often, those decisions result in kids who just can’t play.
The only player to be named an all-star twice at the World Junior A Challenge, Cale Makar went to the Colorado Avalanche with the fourth-overall pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, becoming the highest-drafted defenceman ever, the second-highest Canadian, and the third-highest alumnus overall.
Canada’s most popular introductory hockey program has reached a new milestone; the Canadian Tire First Shift will be offered in communities that span all 13 of Hockey Canada’s member regions in the 2017-18 season.