Just like in lacrosse or baseball / softball the men's and women's game are almost two different sports. And without title IX there is zero chance there would be college women's hockey.
Well, just because my kid plays doesn't mean that I do, but even so, I like my chances. I've seen the Women's Olympic team - which consists of the best of the best - lose to U16 and halfway decent Prep teams.
Crow all you want about women's D1 hockey. It isn't good. Comparatively speaking. It's like women's basketball. One team has all the good players and wins 100 straight games, against TOP teams. The bottom end of D1 wouldn't even belong on the same court.
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