World Women’s Hockey Championship: Canadian Women Accused of Playing Comedy

Americans seem to struggle to digest their third straight defeat at the hands of their northern neighborsso much so that forward Abby Roque blamed the Canadians for acting out during the final of the World Women’s Hockey Championship on Sunday.

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Minutes after beating the spine by the score of 2 to 1 in Herning, Denmark, the representative of Uncle Sam emptied her bag while those of the maple leaf celebrated, gold at the blow.

“I believe that several members of their team play comedy, reproached Roque, whose remarks were taken up by the Sportsnet network. I find that ridiculous. That’s not the way we play hockey.”

“We play with aggressiveness and discipline. This is what defines us.”

One can question the legitimacy of Roque’s remarks, since the Canadian team only benefited from a numerical advantage more than their rivals in the final.

Both teams threaded the needle once on a massive attack.

Heise honored

In addition, forward Taylor Heise was named the Women’s Worlds Most Valuable Player.


World Women's Hockey Championship: Canadian Women Accused of Playing Comedy

The 22-year-old center player led the tournament’s most productive unit, surrounded by Alex Carpenter and Amanda Kessel.

Heise – who was making his first appearance in the tournament – ​​scored seven goals and had 18 points in just seven games. This places her second in the history of the competition for the most points in an edition.

Unsurprisingly, the one who plays with the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers was also named to the tournament all-star team alongside her compatriots Caroline Harvey and Kessel.

Curiously, Sarah Filier is the only Canadian to have received this distinction bestowed by members of the media. The other recipients are the Czechs Klara Peslarova and Daniela Pejsova.

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