Normalcy was able to make a full return to the world of women’s hockey in 2022. Shortened seasons turned to full seasons, travel schedules became easier to manage, players had full access to training facilities, and cancelled tournaments turned into packed crowds.
Olympic Games Beijing
When the year began the women’s hockey world had its eyes on the biggest event to take the ice every four years, the Winter Olympics. For the first time in 20 years, Team Canada was looking to recapture Olympic gold, rather than defend it.
It seemed like it was gold or bust for Canada in Beijing as they not only captured the gold medal but did it in dominating fashion. The Canadians had a 7-0 record against their opponents and blew out most of the teams they faced. Canada was golden once again with a 3-2 victory over Team USA. By the end of the tournament, Canadian forward Sarah Nurse saw herself as the new record holder for points in a single Olympics with 18 points while the G.O.A.T herself, Marie-Philip Poulin, became the first player in Olympic hockey history to score a goal in four different gold medal games.
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