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What I wish I knew: 4 pieces of advice from a veteran hockey goalie

Being a goaltender puts you into an exclusive club with your fellow puckstoppers. There aren’t many people who voluntarily choose...
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This one time, at hockey camp: Ouellette Poulin Hockey camp for adults

I am nearly 51 years old and just attended my first hockey camp—the Ouellette Poulin Hockey camp in Montreal.  Three...
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Summer tips for adult rec hockey players

Summer provides plenty of ways to develop your skills to get ready for the upcoming hockey season. Whether you play...

ASHL player Michelle Stanford redefines aging in hockey

Young at heart and part of a fascinating movement to redefine aging and its limitless possibilities, Michelle Stanford is truly...

Pink in the Rink: Hockey’s impact on breast cancer

Breast cancer always had been on the outside for me. I had heard of it of course. It claimed the life of...

Gender discrimination in hockey

 This is my ponytail. Does it make me any less of a hockey player? No. Does it make me more...
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Recapping Spokane women’s hockey’s season

Hockey is back once again as September rolled around for the start of hockey season for most of us. The...

Competitiveness in recreational hockey

I play in a non-competitive recreational women’s league for fun. But what does that mean? It’s recreational, but does that...
Adult Rec Hockey Lopsided Score

Lopsided games in adult recreational hockey

My team had been having a very rough season.  Week after week, we were losing most games by a score...

Learning the game at 40: Sheila Philcox’s story of starting hockey as an adult

Hello! My name is Sheila Philcox and I am excited to be blogging for Women’s Hockey Life! I have always...

Spokane Women’s Hockey: Vanessa Vargas Shares her Love for the Game

I simply cannot imagine what my life was like before hockey. A lot of my favorite memories have always been...
Lisa Corman

“Girls Don’t Play Hockey”: Lisa Corman’s Hockey Journey

As a kid growing up near Chicago, Illinois, I always wanted to play hockey.  If you know anything about winter...