Smile Japan!

Japan beats Germany, qualifies for Olympic Games

Veteran Hanae Kubo came through when it mattered most on Sunday as Japan beat Germany 3-1 to secure a place in the 2018 Olympic Winter Games.

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France finishes third

Defeat Austria 3-1 in final game

Gwendoline Gendarme scored a power play goal late in the third period as France beat Austria 3-1 to finish third in Olympic Qualification Group D.

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France finishes with a win

Claims third place in Group D, Austria fourth

Gwendoline Gendarme scored a power play goal late in the third period as France beat Austria 3-1 to finish third in Olympic Qualification Group D.

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Japan powers past France

Kubo comes through again for hosts, Germans next

Hanae Kubo scored a power play goal in the third period to lead Japan to a 4-1 win over France in the Final Olympic Qualification Group D.

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Germany defeats Austria

Will face Japan with Olympics on the line

Germany scored two quick goals in the third period to defeat Austria 4-1 in their second game of the Final Olympic Qualification Group D.

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Kubo leading the way for Japan

Veteran forward hoping for another shot at Olympics

With a hat trick in her team's 6-1 win over Austria in the Final Olympic Qualification Group D, Hanae Kubo solidified her place as Japan's top player.

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Japan overpowers Austria

Veteran Kubo scores a hat trick

Japan relied on its speed and conditioning to overwhelm Austria 6-1 in its first game of the Final Olympic Qualification Group D.

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Germany 3, France 2

Anwander scores shootout winner in thriller

Germany scored late in regulation and twice in the shootout to beat France 3-2 in their opening game of the Final Olympic Qualification Group D.

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Fujimoto standing tall

Japan's goaltender set for Olympic challenge

Japanese goaltender Nana Fujimoto will be looking to stand tall when she leads her country in the Final Olympic Qualification Group D for PyeongChang 2018.

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Doing double duty

PR rep Jenike also plays for German women’s team

Ronja Jenike is one of the rare people who plays an important role with both the women’s and men’s national hockey teams.

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Konichiwa, la France!

Blue team remains in Olympic contention

The French women’s national team remains in contention for a ticket to the PyeongChang 2018 Olympics.

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Eisenschmids are hockey

Sisters win Division I gold, brother plays in AHL

Eisenschmid may not be your traditional name that you hear around the ice rink, but it is a name that simply screams hockey right now in Germany.

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Weber living the dream

Austrian NWHL pioneer looking for more

Janine Weber became the first European player to score the championship-clinching goal in the CWHL and to get a professional contract in the NWHL.

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A great alliance

French women moving through the rankings

France had its best result in the Women’s World Championship ever by winning silver last year in Aalborg, Denmark.

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Japan names host

Olympic Qualification in Tomakomai

The second venue of the Women’s Final Olympic Qualification has been named. Group D will take place in Tomakomai on Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido.

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First Olympic participants

Five teams already qualified for PyeongChang

The top-5 teams of the 2016 IIHF Women’s World Ranking got a spot at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games while others have to go through the Olympic Qualification.

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