Hayley Wickenheiser and NF Meghan Chayka see no barriers for women in hockey

Aug 02, 2018

When Hayley Wickenheiser talks, people listen.

She’s the most recognized figure in women’s hockey, and one of the most recognizable in the sport worldwide. She won Olympic gold four times for Canada and has been breaking down barriers since 1998, when she participated in the Philadelphia Flyers’ rookie camp at age 19 at the invitation of then-GM Bobby Clarke.

“I’ve had the most opportunities in the most unorthodox areas,” says Wickenheiser. “People find that interesting or groundbreaking. But for me, I’m just doing my thing and playing hockey, or coaching … When you have a platform where people want to listen, I think you should use it to make a difference.”

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