The IIHF Women’s World Championship had a lasting effect on Halifax’s Jillian Saulnier. The Canadian Olympian was a bright-eyed, impressionable 12-year-old when her hometown last hosted the international hockey event.
One of the most prodigious hockey talents of this decade, Jillian Saulnier has reached a new apex with a spot on Canada’s roster for women’s ice hockey at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games. The first woman from Nova Scotia to play for Canada at all three levels of its National Women’s Program, the promise of such an amazing career was fulfilled with an outpouring of emotion, thrilled at the revelation that the Winter Games would be the next step in this remarkable odyssey.
Five women's hockey players who donned the Carnelian Red and White during their collegiate careers with now be wearing the Maple Leaf on the world's biggest stage in PyeongChang, South Korea. Rebecca Johnston '12, Laura Fortino '13, Lauriane Rougeau '13, Brianne Jenner '15 and Jillian Saulnier '15 were all listed on Hockey Canada's 23-player roster that is headed to compete at the 2018 Winter Olympics.
CALGARY, Alta. – Hockey Canada, in partnership with the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC), have announced the 23-player roster that has been nominated to represent Team Canada at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games, Feb. 9-25 in PyeongChang, South Korea.
Alyssa Gagliardi, who scored the first two goals of her NWHL career and added an assist as Boston defeated Buffalo on Saturday, 3-2, for the Pride’s first win of the season, has been named the NWHL Player of the Week.
In the fall of 1974, I couldn’t wait to climb “lib slope” on Cornell’s campus with my hockey bag over my shoulder on my way to the famous Lynah rink. So what if it was 5:00 AM and freezing cold! I was going to participate in my first ever real hockey practice! I was about to play on the same ice that Ryan O’Neal skated when he starred in my favorite movie, “Love Story”.
Although the Vanke Rays may be in their inaugural season of CWHL hockey, the presence of highly talented players such as Hanna Bunton shall not only ensure that any expansion woes are minimized, but that the objective of qualifying for postseason hockey is feasible. Selected in the fourth round, 28th overall in the 2017 CWHL Draft, Bunton has already emerged as the steal of said draft, scoring goals in her first two games for the Rays.
Cornell women's ice hockey began with one determined student. In 1971, freshman Regina Baker, a Lansing High School graduate, knew that she wanted Cornell to have a team and took action to get one started. At the time, there were few women's teams at colleges in the United States, and among the Ivy League schools only Brown had an established program.
BROOKLYN, NY – Alyssa Gagliardi and Marissa Gedman, a pair of original Boston Pride defenders and important members of the 2015-16 Isobel Cup championship team, have both signed contracts to return to Boston for their third NWHL seasons.
The Canadian women’s national team is currently hosting its boot camp in Fredericton, New Brunswick. Management and coaching staff are in the process of determining which players will represent their country when the PyeongChang Winter Olympics get underway this coming February. For forward Jill Saulnier, making this team is what it is all about – a goal of hers that has been in the making since childhood.
Olympic hockey gold medallist and Mississauga Chiefs alum Brianne Jenner is looking forward to teaching young hockey players some on-ice skills during her inaugural summer hockey camp in Oakville from July 10-14.