Women's world hockey championship isn't about Canada, U.S. battle

Russia's Lyudmila Belyakova (No. 10) celebrates her goal in a 4-0 win over Germany in the opening...

Russia's Lyudmila Belyakova (No. 10) celebrates her goal in a 4-0 win over Germany in the opening game of the women's world hockey championship at the Nepean Sportsplex. (Darren Brown/QMI Agency)

ANDREW DIRIENZO, Special to QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:24 PM ET

It’s no secret that Canada and the U.S. own women’s hockey, but other countries insist they are closing in on the heavyweights.

Since its inception in 1990, the world championship has essentially been a bronze-medal competition as Canada and the Americans have played in every gold-medal game. It’s almost no contest in most games because of the seemingly large gap in skill.

But Sara Seiler of Germany said she doesn’t think the sport is all about Canada and the U.S. While Germany may not give the elite teams a run for their money, the former Carleton Ravens star said other European teams are starting to pick up the pace with their games.

 


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