If you’re a woman and you can handle a hockey stick, don’t wander far from your phone. You just might be getting a call to play for your country.
The women’s world championships, the international competition just below the Olympics in terms of prestige, takes place starting Thursday in Plymouth, Michigan.
The United States team, which has won the world championship seven times and won five Olympic medals over the last 17 years, should be a heavy favorite to do well in this year’s championships.
That is, if USA Hockey, the governing body for international hockey in this country, can find enough talented players to play.