Mike John, Content Explorer, MCA, Los Angeles, California, USA
Answered on Mar 14, 2019
There are plenty of hockey teams for women throughout the world. Eightteams participated in women's hockey in the last Olympics. Europe has awomen's hockey league as does the United States. Girls ice hockey isbecoming more popular in high schools, especially those in colder areas.
There are over 120 collegelevel hockey teams in the US. While girls hockeymay not be as prevalent as boys, there are many teams and organizationseager to get girls into the sport.
There are hockey teams for women at all levels. In the United States, women can play as a part of the NCAA (college teams) and on the US national team. The United States is not the only country that has a platform for women to play because Korea and Canada also have teams, a national team and a national league, respectively. Canada’s Women’s Hockey League (CWHL) originated from the National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL), which existed since the beginning of last century.
In general, women compete on the international level at the Olympics and at the collegiate level in some countries, but as for being paid professionally, Canada is one of the few countries that has a league for women. The National Hockey League, league for men, does not have a rule explicitly preventing women from playing the sport, but as of today, other than for special events no women have ever played professionally as a part of this league.
Yes, there is a hockey team for women. In fact, many countries like the United States, India, China and Canada, have national teams and professional leagues for female hockey games. The women’s hockey tournament was approved as an Olympic event in July 1992 and it was first held at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan and since then, the female hockey has grown exponentially.
The women hockey team is similar to the arrangement seen in the men’s hockey teams. There are 11 players on a team of hockey players. It is made up of a goal keeper, defenders, midfielders and forwards as it is in the men’s tournaments.