ok apparently i can’t chill tonight but im blown away by the things ppl in this fandom get called out for and the shit that ppl start discourse abt when the majority of the fandom gets away w ignoring a part of hockey not because it’s hockey played by a team they do not like or in a timezone or league they can’t keep up w but because the ones playing the hockey are women ,,
(30.05.17) hockeycanada: Behind the scenes at boot camp! Canada’s National Women’s Team is in Fredericton for a few weeks to focus on off-ice training, which includes dryland, fitness-testing, and mental prep. Come August 1, all 28 players and staff will unite in Calgary to begin full-time Olympic preparation.
Without any precedent, it was unclear whether a man should be allowed to play on a women’s sports team. So, the NWHL created a policy specifically to address this question. It states that “people designated female at birth, regardless of their gender identity” are allowed on the women’s team and says the league “supports athletes choosing to express their gender beyond the binary of female and male.” Woohoo!
Nana Fujimoto is the star goaltender for the Japanese national women’s hockey team. At the 2015 IIHF World Championships, she was named best goaltender in the tournament. Fujimoto played for the NWHL’s New York Riveters during the 2016 season, and she was a starting goaltender at the 2016 All Star Game. She did not return to the NWHL this season to focus on national team obligations, and she has successfully led Team Japan to qualify for the 2018 Winter Olympics.