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Youth Girls Hockey Team Breaks Ground in Western Mass

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WESTFIELD, Mass. (WGGB)– As most winter sports begin to wind down, one local team is just getting started.

For the first time in Western Mass. youth girls will have a league all of their own. The Western Mass Blizzard is a u-14 girls team that allows young female athletes to prepare for high school hockey, without playing on an all-boys league.

While all-girls youth teams are popular in the eastern half of the state as well as Connecticut, this is a groundbreaking experience for members of the Blizzard. It’s something even these middle school girls realize is special.

ABC40′s Kainani Stevens has more.

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  • http://HaggisBrain.com Ed The Genius

    No BIG smiles? Oh yeah, no teeth, I forgot it’s Westfield, no hockey stick needed, inbreeding has limited most of the populace to 3 or 4 teeth anyway.

  • Father of the genius

    Ed you have never impressed me, your comments and actions have always been a let down. Now you have taken the cake of stupidity by attacking children who are starting a league to play hockey. I should have hugged you more.

  • a.flemati

    This article and news has incorrect facts. There has been a league for girls for a long time. WTM had a girls team about 10 years ago who played out of Holyoke MA. Springfield Pics had multiple girls teams that played in the New England Girls Hockey League and they played out of Holyoke and Springfield…The Pics merged with the New England Falcons who played out of Springfield then moved to Enfield. This is not news! There has been places for these young girls to play before they were even born. But as a female hockey player growing up it great to see more females play hockey.