By Hayley Wickenheiser, Hockey Now, October 11, 2011
This summer was an exciting time for women’s hockey. While comments made regarding disparity of skill in the female game made during the Olympics may have at first seemed like a blow to our sport and I would argue that those comments were the best thing that could have ever happened for women’s hockey globally. Why? Because it got people talking about women’s hockey and not just talking about it, but examining it, analyzing it and generally thinking about a sport that has perhaps existed as a backdrop, albeit a bold one, rather than something in the foreground. I truly felt light being shone on our game like never before when it was decided that the Molson Canadian World Hockey Summit would include an entire day committed to the female game around the world, at which I was honoured to have been asked to present.