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posted on November 16, 2009
As their game grows in popularity, women's hockey teams are forced to vie with long-established men's squads for scarce ice time
By: TU THANH HA AND HAYLEY MICK
Published: Nov. 13, 2009
Source: The Globe and Mail
For the girls of the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, the winter rituals of the national game involved donning running shoes and practising in a gym.
"At least the girls don't lose their stamina and it's good for team spirit," said Josée Lebel, the league official in charge of girls' games in her region, north of Quebec City.