Teams are arriving in Calgary for 2021 Women’s Worlds — Kendall Coyne Schofield wants more people to Invest in women’s sports

The IX: Hockey Friday with Erica L. Ayala, August 13, 2021

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Women’s Worlds time!

Teams have arrived to Calgary for the long-awaited 2021 Women’s Worlds. Unlike the Olympics, the Worlds have called the 2020 tournament an L and will title the Calgary event the 2021 Worlds (2020 was cancelled because of COVID-19). However, because of ‘Rona, Canada got to remain hosts (Russia was set to host 2021 Worlds).

It has been a journey to get this tournament underway, and with the Delta Variant creeping around (and being depicted in hilarious ways on social media), we really can’t celebrate until everyone gets back home COVID-free.

Here is a quick update on Worlds:

  • Finland hosted in 2019 and took home silver (oh, more on this)

  • Canada took bronze

  • The United States won gold in DRAMATIC fashion

  • 2020 Worlds was cancelled, rescheduled, then cancelled AGAIN!

  • Now, teams are in Calgary ahead of the preliminary round starting

The United States opens against Switzerland on Friday, August 20th. Canada will take on Finland.

Here is the full schedule!

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Week in Women’s Hockey

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Thread of the Week

Ivo does an AMA and addresses what the Riveters will do to show their commitment to anti-racism. He also addresses roster updates.

Five at The IX: Kendall Coyne Schofield joins On Her Turf

Kendall Coyne Schofield joined On Her Turf at the Olympics. HERE the article summary I wrote with the video to the full roundtable embedded.

Check out On Her Turf at the Olympics (on Peacock) for some great conversations with amazing people including Monica McNutt, Shireen Ahmed, Britni de la Cretaz, and Pepper Persley!

Mondays: Soccer
By: Annie Peterson, @AnnieMPeterson AP Women’s Soccer
Tuesdays: Tennis
By Joey Dillon, @JoeyDillon Freelance Tennis Writer
Wednesdays: Basketball
By: Howard Megdal, @HowardMegdal The Next
Thursdays: Golf
By Sarah Kellam @sarahkellam, The IX
Fridays: Hockey
By: Erica Ayala, @ELindsay08 NWHL Broadcaster
Saturdays: Gymnastics
By Jessica Taylor Price, @jesstaylorprice, Freelance Gymnastics Writer

Written by Erica L. Ayala