Two years later, the Chronicle Herald, a newspaper based out of Halifax issued some women’s hockey cards. As the Maritime city hosted the 2004 IIHF Women’s World Championships, a 22-card set was printed by the paper and featured in one of their daily editions. It marked the first time that players such as Delaney Collins, Colleen Sostorics and Gillian Ferrari appeared on cardboard.
For many women’s hockey collectors, the regional issues of 2002 and 2004 hold with it an equal sentimental value. Helping to bridge the gap between Collectors Choice and the presence of In the Game in 2007, these regional issues are bound to earn their overdue respect among collectors in the near future.