30 for 30 begins today
by Andrew Podnieks|28 MAR 2020
Halifax hosted the 2004 Women's Worlds. The 2020 edition at the same venue unfortunately had to be cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic - but we won't let you down on IIHF.com!
photo: Jeff Vinnick

This year the IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship celebrates its 30-year anniversary.

Of course we would have liked to celebrate it on the ice where it all started, in Canada, and with the 2020 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship. Unfortunately it was not to be but we nevertheless will share content with you on our website and social media channels during the time we planned to have the best female hockey players on the ice in Halifax and Truro.

Starting today and for the upcoming weeks, IIHF.com’s Andrew Podnieks will count down the Top 30 moments in Women’s Worlds history in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship.

Started in 1990, the event was at first a bi-annual affair, but starting in 1997 it became an annual tournament in non-Olympic years. Although the 2020 Women’s Worlds have been cancelled, this past season has created a groundswell of optimism and support for the women’s game, making the Top 30 in 30 just as relevant even without the games on the ice.

So, to start us off, we begin with story #30 – Women take the whistle! And then we count up until #1. Enjoy!