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Pucks, Ponytails, and Bodychecks

Girls as young as 10 (such as Katya, in pink with her stick pictured somewhere below) are playing hardcore ice hockey in Ust-Kamenogorsk–scrimmaging against the boys, body-checking them into the boards, and bitchslapping them on the red line.

Take a look at my article on the broader state and history of hockey in Ust-Kamenogorsk on the Atlantic’s Cities website.

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