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Women's hockey facing growing pains

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Natalie Darwitz, a forward on U.S. national women's hockey team, skates against Sweden in international competittion. Darwitz pays to play with the Minnesota Whitecaps, the only semi-professional women's hockey team in the USA, to maintain her skills. (Courtesy of USA Hockey)

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Kristin King, a forward on the U.S. national women's hockey team, flies in from Ohio to play games for the Minnesota Whitecaps, the only semi-professional women's hockey team in the country. (Courtesy of USA Hockey)

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Women's hockey is growing around the United States, but why are elite female players having such a difficult time playing the game they love?


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