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Haley Wickenheiser is making video game history

She's been a pioneer in the hockey world for years. Now, Hayley Wickenheiser is making video game history too. The star of Canada's women's hockey team is one of the first two female athletes to be featured as a playable character in a professional sports league video game. Players of EA Sports’ “NHL 13” will have the option of choosing either Wickenheiser or veteran American defenceman Angela Ruggiero as avatars. “Traditionally, video games have been seen as something for boys, and hockey's been seen as...

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Manon Rhéaume shatters the gender barrier

Many believe the 1992-93 NHL season was among the finest staged in the League's long and illustrious history. From the addition of two teams through expansion, to the sudden prominence of European players to the heroics of Pittsburgh's Mario Lemieux, to the crowning of Montreal as Stanley Cup champions, the season was full of memorable moments. On its 20th anniversary, NHL.com will spend the year looking back at the key moments of that 92-93 season to see if it may indeed be the NHL's Greatest...

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CANADA’S NATIONAL WOMEN’S TEAM NAMED FOR 2012 IIHF ICE HOCKEY WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

OTTAWA, Ont. – Hockey Canada announced Sunday the 23 players selected for Canada’s National Women’s Team during the 2012 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship, taking place April 7-14 in Burlington, Vt. The announcement comes at the conclusion of Canada’s National Women’s Team selection camp, which ran March 26-31 in Ottawa, Ont., and included several practices at Carleton University’s Ice House, two exhibition games against Midget AAA boys’ team from Quebec, and concluded with a pre-competition match-up against rivals the United States at the Ottawa...

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CANADA STARTS WARM-UP FOR WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP WITH SHOOTOUT WIN OVER ST-EUSTACHE

AYLMER, Que. – Cherie Piper (Scarborough, Ont./Brampton, CWHL) scored in the third round of the shootout as Canada's National Women’s Team topped the St-Eustache Midget AAA Vikings 3-2 in exhibition action Wednesday. The game was part of Canada's exhibition series in preparation for the 2012 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship, which starts April 7 in Burlington, Vt. Canada has another exhibition game against Midget AAA boys, this time a team from Laval-Montreal, before facing archrival the United States at the Ottawa Civic Centre this...

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CANADA’S NATIONAL WOMEN’S TEAM TO HOST UNITED STATES IN PRE-WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP GAME MARCH 31 AT OTT

OTTAWA, Ont. – Hockey Canada, in partnership with the 2013 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship host committee, announced Wednesday that Canada’s National Women’s Team will host the United States in an exhibition game March 31 at the Ottawa Civic Centre. The puck drops at 7 p.m. ET on a pre-competition match-up between the top two women’s hockey teams in the world. The game will serve as a warm-up for the 2012 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship, taking place April 7-14 in Burlington, Vt....

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