Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 12/31/05 at 05:02 PM ET
Statistics and tournament attendance show that women's ice hockey is taking off in the United States. In Connecticut, more than 220 girls hockey teams skated this week in what is billed as the largest youth ice hockey tournament in the U.S. The four-day tournament drew more than 3,700 girls from across the United States and Canada. USA Hockey statistics show the number of registered female players around the country has risen from 6,336 to 51,275 since 1990. “It's big,” said Rae Briggle, senior director of member services at USA Hockey. “Female hockey has just gotten huge in the last 10 to 12 years. It's our largest growing segment today.”read on
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