The Canadian Women's Hockey League is expanding into China. The league announced the expansion Monday night at a press conference at the Hockey Hall of Fame. The new team will be based in Shenzhen and will be known as the Kunlun Red Star.
The United States is still the country to beat in women's hockey. Hilary Knight scored the winner as the Americans downed Canada 3-2 in overtime to capture their fourth straight women's world hockey championship.
Petra Nieminen scored in the opening minute and again late in the second period to put Finland ahead by seven, allowing it to coast to an 8-0 victory over Germany on Friday in the bronze-medal game at the women's hockey world championship.
World championships scarce lately for the Canadian women's hockey team, they're getting another chance to end their drought. Friday's final against the United States marks the 18th time in 18 championships the archrivals have clashed for gold.
When USA Hockey and the women's national team agreed to a contract Tuesday night that ended a wage dispute, an development that could pavee the way for the future of women's hockey and even other sports.