Congratulations to both teams today for making history! The game ended in a 1-1 tie. The game was shortened to two periods and ended earlier because of an injury to Denna Laing. Kim Deschenes of Les Canadiennes and Blake Bolden of Boston Pride scored the two goals of the game.
“It’s totally different hockey than I’ve been used to [and] I think as the tournament goes on, I’m going to feel better and better every day.” -David Pastrnak, Team Czech Republic
This week has been a huge week for hockey. The World Juniors, Winter Classic between the Canadiens and Bruins, and also the first ever outdoor game between two women's hockey leagues. The Boston Pride (NWHL) will play against Les Canadiennes (CWHL) tomorrow!
This is the first year of the NWHL and the first ever women's outdoor hockey game.
Les Canadiennes are 8-2 this year and the Boston Pride are 7-3. Both teams would be considered to be evenly matched but both teams will lose key players to the USA Hockey Winter Women's Training Camp going on the same day.
The game will not be on television, but you are free to keep track on the NWHL's social media accounts.
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This game will make history and will be fun for everyone!
Slovakia vs. Russia
United States vs. Denmark
Czech Republic vs. Finland
Sweden vs. Canada
Czech Republic 5 Belarus 3
Sweden 5 Denmark 0
Finland 8 Slovakia 3
United States 10 Switzerland 1
“It’s great to play in front of 13,000 people, for most of our guys, it’s the first time. There’s a little bit more pressure playing on home ice, but we try to use it to our advantage, focus on the moment, enjoy the moment." -Jukka Jalonen, Team Finland, Coach
Belarus vs. Czech Republic
Denmark vs. Sweden
Finland vs. Slovakia
Switzerland vs. United States
Russia 4 Belarus 1
Canada 3 Switzerland 2 (Shootout)
Russia vs. Belarus
Canada vs. Switzerland
Czech Republic 2 Slovakia 0
Sweden 1 United States 0
Russia 6 Finland 4
Canada 6 Denmark 1
"[Asperger's] helped me focus on the ice so I could be the one I wanted. To others with the same [handicap], I would tell them to do something they love. You have to be positive to help yourself. Don’t shy away from this. It's a strength. Just have fun and that has helped me in regards to ice hockey." -Linus Söderström, Team Sweden
This is the first time in eight years that Belarus is in the World Juniors. Welcome back!
“That experience was huge for me, just knowing that I’ve been overseas before. I’ve played with a bunch of these guys already. It was very helpful for me coming in, knowing some of the styles. It helped me a lot.” -Colin White, Team USA
One century of this game and League is a wonderful milestone to celebrate. Let's hope to do this in the next century!