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6 Ways Women Have Broken the Ice in Men's Professional Hockey

Ice hockey among women is rising in popularity in virtually every part of the world.

According to the International Ice Hockey Federation, more female players have joined the game in the past two decades and the numbers continue to grow substantially.

USA Hockey reports that 67,230 women and girls were playing hockey last season, which appears to be an all-time high.

But do you know the women who have skated alongside the men in men's professional hockey?

Check out the gallery above to learn about the women who have broken the ice in men's professional hockey.

Get to know hockey sensation and MAKER Hayley Wickenheiser in her exclusive MAKERS video below. 

 

NEXT: 11-Year-Old Girl Takes Hockey World By Storm »

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