Last year, the Canadians beat the United States in the gold medal game in Vermont. Tuesday, Amanda Kessel's third-period goal -- on Canadian ice -- avenged that loss.
The head of the International Ice Hockey Federation believes the 2013 women's world hockey championship has been competitive enough to quell any threat of the sport being dropped from the Olympics.
The United States and Canada have met in every final of the IIHF Ice Hockey Women's World Championships. Canada has won 10 of the 14 gold medals and has the home-ice advantage Tuesday night.
Other countries have shown significant improvement, but the U.S. and Canada still dominate women's hockey. With a little more money and resources at their disposal, most countries likely would be much more competitive.
From the Canada-United States rivalry to Russia's medal hopes, here are five things to watch for at this week's World Women's Hockey Championship in Ottawa.
Team USA and Canada meeting in the World Hockey Championship final is nothing new. Neither is the chippy play that dominated the tone in the Canadians' overtime win.
For Team USA forward Monique Lamoureux-Kolls and her husband of nearly two years, Lance Corporal Taylor Kolls, the page has turned to a new, happy chapter at the IIHF World Hockey Championships.
USA Hockey adds some new faces as it prepares for the world championship.
Two-time Olympian Caitlin Cahow explained to espnW how the U.S. women's hockey team is building a culture that goes beyond any one person, player, game or tournament.
The U.S. and Canadian teams are steamrolling through the world championships. Former Yale hockey star Caroline Murphy explains why this could be bad for the sport.
Taxing tryouts and test matches have yielded a new roster, and now Team USA heads to Switzerland for the IIHF World Women's Championships lead by Olympic favorites and talented rookies.