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Women's World Hockey Championship

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Rough Mix, Apr 13, 2008.

  1. Rough Mix

    Rough Mix Guest

    The US won the Women's World Hockey Championship, defeating Canada 4-3. I see a few girls youth and high school games every year, and the talent pool is growing every year. Exciting hockey and fun to watch. Congrats!

  2. Rosie

    Rosie Active Member

    USA! USA! USA!

    For me, a great season in the women's hockey world -- the UMD Bulldogs take the NCAA title and Team USA wins the world title.

    I'm happy. :)
  3. Flash

    Flash Guest

    Meh ... we'll let you have one every once in a while.
  4. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    The problem with women's hockey is that there really only two countries that can field competitive teams; USA and Canada.
  5. huntsie

    huntsie Active Member

    Finns and Swiss played for bronze. Sweden was upset along the way. Talent pool is getting a little deeper all the time. It takes time for the game to develop and grow. I know I've watched it take off in our area over the last eight or nine years and the calibre of hockey and number of girls playing has improved dramatically in that time
  6. Rough Mix

    Rough Mix Guest

    Huntsie, Do you know if Kim Martin was in goal for Sweden? Like you said, it takes time to grow, but it is getting better and better.

    JR, there's no problem as far as I can tell. It's growing and more hockey is always a good thing, right?
  7. Flash

    Flash Guest

    Gary Bettman will love you for saying that.
  8. Rough Mix

    Rough Mix Guest

    But would Clarence Campbell?
  9. Flash

    Flash Guest

    Danny Gallivan may even shed a tear of thanks.
  10. Rough Mix

    Rough Mix Guest

    Flash, you started playing a few years ago you said at some point here. Have you seen the growth where you are?
  11. Flash

    Flash Guest

    Girls, it seems, have always played hockey out west, especially in the big cities.

    Growth at the minor levels? At times ... the population levels are still low enough, though, that midget has to incorporate 13- to 18-year-olds in some areas.

    And thus, if a girl truly wants to be better at her game, she plays rep-level with the boys.

    What impresses the hell out of me is the growth back home. Teams in my home town have had provincial champions at all age levels in the last 10 years. Back in my day, we weren't allowed to play ... we were only allowed to date hockey players.
  12. Flash

    Flash Guest

    U.S. girls have great role models (not that Canadian girls don't but it just seems to be a more important factor south of the 49th). Angela Ruggerio is terrific and Cammi Granato was always a good rep, too.
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