For real-life stories

The story that inspired Hockey Girl:

When the Preston Rivulettes Hockey Team was organized in 1930 partially in answer to a dare, no one could have dreamed how successful the team would become.

See the Preston Rivulettes.

Hockey Girls still fight for access to equal ice time in communities everywhere.

Gone are the days when hockey was just a boys' game. More and more girls are hitting the ice and following their hockey dreams.

See Equal Ice Time.


A girl's hockey group threatened to launch a discrimination
complaint against the City of Toronto over the allocation of ice time.

See Discrimination Complaint Against Toronto.

Women in the Hockey Hall of Fame

Angela James and Cammi Granato become the first women inducted to the Hockey Hall of Fame

See Hockey Hall of Fame.

Sex discrimination in US educational institutions is prohibited

In the United States, Title IX of the Educational Amendments Act of 1972 is a federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in educational institutions. In sports, this means that male and female athletic programs need to provide equitable funding, scholarship, and admissions opportunities. This important step has had far-reaching effects in terms of youth and amateur sports development among girls. But not quite enough of an effect, it would seem.

See US Educational Amendments Act.