To paraphrase a statement from someone in the not too distant past, "It depends on what the meaning of the word "bump" is." Still feeling the excitement of the great USA win but having had only 3 hours of sleep I wrote that maybe the "bump" in women's hockey would be similar to that seen in girl's tennis in the 70's when Billie Jean dissected Bobby in 3 sets in the Astrodome. It ain't gonna happen. I played a lot of tennis on the east side of St Paul in the 70's and I did notice more young girls playing on the courts. But it was fairly inexpensive at that time for parents to purchase a cheap tennis racket and a can of balls for their 10-year-old future "Billie Jean" or "Chris Evert." I imagine tennis today and maybe even more so hockey requires a much bigger expense and commitment on the part of both the parents and their children.
I'd be happy with even a slight bump in interest and participation in girl's and women's hockey. Oh, and another team to join the WCHA. Do they play hockey in Iowa? I've about given up on Michigan ever having a women's team.