The History of the Whitecaps
Boys Vs. Girls (Rules)
Hockey History
Bibliography Hockey

I believe that if there were not college or amateur women's hockey teams, there would not be as many girls playing youth hockey. The older women have a big impact on the young girls that are deciding whether they want to play or not. For example, the young girls will watch the news and see that the Gopher Women's team went to the final four and say, "Hey I want to be able to do that someday." Secondly, If they go to instructional camps put on by a women's team, they might want to go to some of their games and learn about hockey. Thirdly, if the little girls see the women having a lot of fun playing, they will want to play so they can have fun with their friends. In conclusion, I believe that the women who play amateur and college hockey have a big impact on girls deciding if they want to play hockey.