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PrincetonFan
09-19-2010, 08:27 PM
I saw the film The Town today. There's a scene at the end that is set in a Boys and Girls' Club hockey rink. Both girls and boys are shown playing, and I liked how there was nothing about this that was made to seem unusual. It may be the first time I've ever seen girls play hockey in a major film release. It's a very short scene, and has nothing to do with the rest of the movie, but it was nice to see.

rinkrat890890
09-20-2010, 06:06 AM
I saw the film The Town today. There's a scene at the end that is set in a Boys and Girls' Club hockey rink. Both girls and boys are shown playing, and I liked how there was nothing about this that was made to seem unusual. It may be the first time I've ever seen girls play hockey in a major film release. It's a very short scene, and has nothing to do with the rest of the movie, but it was nice to see.

I heard Liz Keady was in it. Haven't seen it yet, though.

IceIsNice
09-20-2010, 09:32 AM
I saw the film The Town today. There's a scene at the end that is set in a Boys and Girls' Club hockey rink. Both girls and boys are shown playing, and I liked how there was nothing about this that was made to seem unusual. It may be the first time I've ever seen girls play hockey in a major film release. It's a very short scene, and has nothing to do with the rest of the movie, but it was nice to see.
Actually, in Charlestown, East Boston, and other sections around the greater Boston area, girls hockey goes way back. My cousin who is in her mid-fifties (yeah, she'd shoot me for noting her age, but anyway...) used to play on an East Boston club team, 40 years ago. Not so unusual around these parts!

OnMAA
09-20-2010, 10:11 AM
Actually, in Charlestown, East Boston, and other sections around the greater Boston area, girls hockey goes way back. My cousin who is in her mid-fifties (yeah, she'd shoot me for noting her age, but anyway...) used to play on an East Boston club team, 40 years ago. Not so unusual around these parts!

McGill had a womens varsity team back in the 20"s. You can see all the old pictures at the McGill arena.

The Brown Varsity team was the first known Female one in the US, and it was from Circa 1965. That is like 45 years ago.

Talk about female athletics in Boston in the mid 60's. Read up on Switzer and Gibb. Both trailblazers in their sport.

Hux
09-20-2010, 04:08 PM
McGill had a womens varsity team back in the 20"s. You can see all the old pictures at the McGill arena.

The Brown Varsity team was the first known Female one in the US, and it was from Circa 1965. That is like 45 years ago.

Talk about female athletics in Boston in the mid 60's. Read up on Switzer and Gibb. Both trailblazers in their sport.

There was actually an intercollegiate championship in Canada for women's hockey up until WWII. Apparently after the war some bright bulbs decided that, along with being in the workforce, women didn't belong on the ice playing hockey.

DarthBruno
09-21-2010, 11:15 AM
I also LOVED seeing the girls playing hockey near the end of "The Town." It's great that coed or girls' hockey now is normal and unremarkable, a big change from when I played (1971-73 for Brown, just before it went varsity). Our only road trip during those years was to Montreal to play in an annual winter tournament hosted by McGill. We pretty much got clobbered, but it was awesome to be among the Canadian college teams with their full uniforms and admirable skills.

OnMAA
09-22-2010, 03:31 PM
........ a big change from when I played (1971-73 for Brown, just before it went varsity).....

Cool...You are a trailblazer...Today's players should be thanking people like you who helped make the existance of today's NCAA Womens game a reality.



........ . Our only road trip during those years was to Montreal to play in an annual winter tournament hosted by McGill. We pretty much got clobbered, but it was awesome to be among the Canadian college teams with their full uniforms and admirable skills.

How times have changed. Now most Canadian College teams are in awe of their US counterparts.

capitalist
09-22-2010, 04:05 PM
The only time I've seen women play hockey onscreen was in "Malcolm in the Middle" when Francis' logging camp had a grudge match with a local women's team. The women were beautiful but toothless and destroyed the loggers as I recall.

lah02476
09-22-2010, 04:38 PM
Actually, in Charlestown, East Boston, and other sections around the greater Boston area, girls hockey goes way back. My cousin who is in her mid-fifties (yeah, she'd shoot me for noting her age, but anyway...) used to play on an East Boston club team, 40 years ago. Not so unusual around these parts!

Must've been the Massport Jets. :D :cool: Here's an article from Time Magazine from before most of you were born: ;)

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,917145,00.html

notfromaroundhere
09-22-2010, 05:51 PM
Must've been the Massport Jets. :D :cool: Here's an article from Time Magazine from before most of you were born: ;)

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,917145,00.html

We have the actual cartoon referenced in the opening paragraph on our fridge at home. It goes onto have Snoopy asking the coach what position he wants Snoopy to play finishing with a frame showing Snooping cowering behind the goal with the balloon caption of "Goalie?"

Charles Shultz loved the game.

Hux
09-22-2010, 07:12 PM
The only time I've seen women play hockey onscreen was in "Malcolm in the Middle" when Francis' logging camp had a grudge match with a local women's team. The women were beautiful but toothless and destroyed the loggers as I recall.

They had a most unfortunate inclusion of women playing in an episode of Hawthorn last year. I say unfortunate, because they depicted the sport, as Hollywood is want, in Slapshot form replete with blatant hacking and fisticuffs.

D2D
09-22-2010, 08:04 PM
The women were beautiful but toothless...

For some reason I'm having a hard time putting these two characteristics together.

Trillium
09-22-2010, 09:55 PM
I say unfortunate, because they depicted the sport, as Hollywood is want, in Slapshot form replete with blatant hacking and fisticuffs.

Sounds alot like DC's summer hockey league. :D

capitalist
09-22-2010, 10:14 PM
For some reason I'm having a hard time putting these two characteristics together.

Well, try this....one of them was Heidi Klum. The loggers were 'wowed' by her while she skated around without her helmet. Then she smiled at them and revealed the missing front teeth. Later she beat them, as per Hollywood, bloody.

live4hockey
09-23-2010, 10:45 PM
The only time I've seen women play hockey onscreen was in "Malcolm in the Middle" when Francis' logging camp had a grudge match with a local women's team. The women were beautiful but toothless and destroyed the loggers as I recall.

There were at least two episodes of the show Army Wives where one of the main characters is a goalie and they talk about her playing in college, being recruited, etc. and also they show her on the ice twice. This is actually a real example of art imitating life. This according to my wife and daugther because I have never watched a show on Lifetime (hmm, hmm).

Back to football....

notfromaroundhere
09-24-2010, 11:40 AM
There were at least two episodes of the show Army Wives where one of the main characters is a goalie and they talk about her playing in college, being recruited, etc. and also they show her on the ice twice. This is actually a real example of art imitating life. This according to my wife and daugther because I have never watched a show on Lifetime (hmm, hmm).

Back to football....

The actress who plays that goalie is Katelyn Pippy, committed to Cornell for next year if my memory serves me correctly. Not a difficult acting job for her. ;)

PrincetonFan
09-25-2010, 09:34 PM
Of course there was the episode of The Simpsons where Lisa plays goalie for the Pee-Wee hockey team and plays against Bart's team.

gojackets
09-27-2010, 12:40 PM
Don't forget the Mighty Ducks girls :)