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We truly believe that the hockey community is one of the most unique, supportive, and tight-knit communities there is. That’s why we want to share the stories of the people involved in the women’s hockey community.

Whether you’re a player, coach, fan, parent, or have any other involvement with women’s hockey—we want to hear your story!

What role does hockey play in your life? What’s your fondest or earliest memory of the game? Has hockey helped you through trying times in your life? What made you fall in love with the game? Share your story with us by submitting the form below or browse through the submissions to laugh, be inspired, cry, or connect with someone who loves the game as much as you do.
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Maddie Carter
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Maddie Carter

I wanted to write about a mentoring program. At my old club we had two girls’ teams, a U14 and a U16 team. Everyone younger had to play on boys’…
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Gracie L

Growing up, hockey was my escape from everything. I truly made friendships that I know will last forever. The sport has taught me unbelievable strength in every aspect of life.…
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Susan Pegnato | USA

My story starts in Pittsburgh in the late 80s and into the early 90s. I was about 10 years old and I was in love with hockey. I used to…
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Esmée | Switzerland

Why do you wear your hair short? “Long hair gets in the way under my hockey helmet.” What is your hockey dream? “To be an NHL player.” Esmée | Switzerland…
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Emma Johns | USA

On starting a movement by putting up inspiring posters on locker room walls for other girls who have to change alone: “I want to do this because as the only…
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Kyla Lane | Canada

“Facing the possibility of never playing the game again is one of the scariest things I’ve ever been confronted with. I’ve dealt with the death of a parent, my own…
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Ella Maskiewich | Canada

“Today I want to acknowledge the fact that every human on this earth has the right to love, play and know about hockey. Your gender, age, nationality, and skill level…
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Diana Jansen | Germany

“My name is Diana, I’m 23 and live and study in Bonn, Germany. I play defense for two roller hockey teams. Growing up as a 90’s kid in a soccer-dominated…
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Chelsey Goldberg | USA

“Have you ever faced so much adversity that you just wanted to stop or quit whatever it is that you were doing? Maybe it was a job that you hated,…
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Natalie Bober | USA

“I love doing play-by-play because although I can’t play hockey anymore I am still a part of the game. I also have the opportunity to watch the players grow on…
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Tina Carlson | Sweden

“My name is Tina and I’m from Sweden. I started playing ice hockey in 1980 when I was 14 years old. My soccer teammate wanted to play ice hockey, so…
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Diana Alampi | Canada

“My name is Diana Alampi. I am 44 years old with three teenagers. My oldest boy started out with hockey, then my daughter, followed by my youngest. In 2012, as…
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