They have one more chance in Sochi before the IOC will determine the future. Cassie Campbell was blathering on last night about how the world will eventually catch up but in 20 years of Olympics and World Championships, Canada and the US have lost a combined 1 game to the rest of the world.....that being the 2006 semi-final shocker that Sweden's Kim Martin has been unable to duplicate against the US.
While the Canadian men dominated the world's and Olympics in the early half of the 20th century, there were still races for the other medals (and by 1950, Sweden, Switzerland, and Czechoslovakia were routinely scoring against Canada even if not winning). In the case of the women, both Canada and the US have GAAs below 0.50 against the rest of the world in World and Olympic competition.,
So, while Cassie Campbell talks about a bright future for women's hockey at the Olympics, Jacques Rogge of the IOC informed Rene Fasel of the IIHF during the 2008 Worlds in Canada that 2014 would be the last OIympic Women's tournament in Ice Hockey if the competitive gap does not decrease..