Women's & Girls' Hockey FAQ

What you need to know about women's hockey

1. How old do girls have to be to start playing hockey?

A - Girls can join most minor hockey leagues now at the same age as boys.

2. Are girls allowed to play on boy's teams if there aren't enough girls?

A - Most leagues are now co-ed at the minor league level, but female hockey is growing every year and there are many players at each age group.

3. Do girls wear different equipment or use different sticks?
A - Many girls wear boys' equipment, but there are now manufacturers that are making more equipment lines for girls. They also use the same sticks, or junior model hockey sticks.

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