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IWD: Indigenous SMU forward tries to ‘create a path’ for girls hoping to play hockey – TheChronicleHerald.ca

by ahnationtalk on March 8, 202133 Views

Erin Denny saw her older sister playing hockey and something clicked.

“I watched her play and I told my dad I had to join,” the 18-year-old from Eskasoni, N.S., recalled.

But when she joined her first team about 10 years ago, none of her teammates were like her sister.

“It was more of a boys thing than girls, so I started off as the only girl on an all-boys team,” Denny said.

Not having an all-girls team at a younger age is common, though, so Denny didn’t think anything of it.

The next year she was called up to play on an all-girls team in an older division, where she started to gain more confidence.

Read More: https://www.thechronicleherald.ca/sports/local-sports/iwd-indigenous-smu-forward-tries-to-create-a-path-for-girls-hoping-to-play-hockey-558636/

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