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Hayley Wickenheiser describes playing in a pro men's league

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.

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Wickenheiser talks to CBC after becoming the first woman to register a point in a men's professional hockey game.

Medium: Radio
Program: Sounds Like Canada
Broadcast Date: Jan. 13, 2003
Guest: Hayley Wickenheiser
Host: Shelagh Rogers
Duration: 12:40

Last updated: January 17, 2014

Page consulted on September 10, 2014

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