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Abby Hoffman plays hockey disguised as a boy

Throughout history, "ladies" were discouraged from participating in team sports because it was thought competition would lead to "manly" behaviours. But thanks to pioneering athletes such as Bobbie Rosenfeld, Nancy Greene and Hayley Wickenheiser, young women now have the freedom to participate and excel in any sport — be it track, skiing or hockey. These women not only excelled in their chosen fields but were instrumental in shattering stereotypes of the female athlete.

Abby talks about secretly playing on the boys' hockey team.

Medium: Radio
Program: Assignment
Broadcast Date: Feb. 23, 1962
Guest: Abby Hoffman
Reporter: Gordon Howard
Duration: 5:08

Last updated: September 20, 2013

Page consulted on March 3, 2014

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