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What to do while you’re social distancing: the women’s hockey edition

So you’re looking for some women’s hockey content to fill your time...

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WHL play-off semifinal: KRS Vanke Rays Shenzhen 6 - 2 Tornado Moscow Region
A bad example of social distancing.
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So you’re taking heed of the instructions to stay home as much as possible to flatten the curve of coronavirus, as you should be, but you’re craving some women’s hockey content. We’ve built a handy dandy list of some things to read and watch to fill your time.

Do you have suggestions? Drop them in the comments!

What to read

If you’re going to purchase books, please consider shopping local. Indie Bound can help you find a local bookstore. If you’re more an ebook or audiobook person, you can still support local book stores as many indie bookstores sell them.

  • The IIHF has a really great list of 10 books.
  • Being Sloane Jacobs (Lauren Morrill)
  • Beartown, Us Against You (Frederik Backman)
  • Cold Day in the Sun (Sara Biren)
  • Michigan vs. The Boys (Carrie S. Allen)
  • Just One of the Boys (Leah and Kate Rooper)
  • Splinters (Kevin Sylvester)
  • Splinters and the Impolite President (Kevin Sylvester, William Whyte)
  • Unbroken Heart of Gold: Collection of Poems (Kacey Bellamy)
  • OFFSIDE: - A Memoir - Challenges Faced by Women in Hockey (Rhonda Leeman Taylor)
  • A Team of Their Own: How an International Sisterhood Made Olympic History (Seth Berkman)

What to watch

Old Games

The NWHL’s YouTube page has an archive of tons of old games.

The PWHPA’s YouTube has four Dream Gap Tour stops worth of games.

The NCAA has a ton of old games archived on their site. You have to keep clicking “load more” to see them.

You can also find old CWHL games on YouTube if that’s your jam.

Pop Culture

In 2018, a women’s hockey player was on a Japanese reality show called Terrace House: Opening New Doors. You can watch it on Netflix.

There’s not a ton of Hollywood-esk feature films that feature women’s hockey but last year I found eight of them then ranked them.

Documentaries

A documentary following the 1998 Canadian Olympic team called The Game of Her Life is broken into four parts on YouTube.

HomeGrown is a three part documentary about girls and women’s hockey in Minnesota.

I found a six year old documentary called CHOA.