The exciting week of Women's World Hockey
This past week Kamloops has been host to the 2016 Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship and what a week it was! The world was well represented by some very talented women who worked hard to take home the gold!
|Flags of each Women's hockey team|
Represented by a team were Finland, Russia, United States, Czech Republic, Japan, Sweden, Switzerland and Canada. Finland, Russia, United States and Canada were in Group A the others were Group B, based on their previous ratings.
|Home to 2016 Ice Hockey Women's World Championship|
|USA and Russia play|
|USA dominated the scoreboard|
|Everyone played to win|
|Anthem played for winning team|
The final game was played into overtime. The goalies from each team were definitely the stars of the game but all players played their hearts out and did a great job of trying to win the gold. The winning goal was scored at 12.5 minutes into overtime by team USA to take home the gold and Canada won the silver.
Emerance Maschmeyer of Alberta, the goalie for team Canada, made 33 saves in this final game. She was named the top goaltender by the International Ice Hockey Federation directorate for the tournament. This young woman was amazing for her first start in this world tournament. Alex Rigsby of team USA made 32 saves in this game and was an awesome goalie for her team.
This was a job well done by all who participated in this great tournament, players and volunteers.
Way to go, Kamloops, BC!