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December 9th:

Picture:

Women play hockey too! :D


German national goaltender Viona Harrer.


Finnish national goaltender Noora Räty.


Swiss national goaltender Florence Schelling. DO I POSSIBLY HAVE A WOMEN GOALTENDER PROBLEM? Maybe.


American hockey players Hilary Knight, Amanda Kessel, Julie Chu and the Lamoureux twins that I can't actually tell apart :D: (one is Monique, one is Jocelyne)


Japanese players Ayaka Toko (4), Sena Suzuki (6), Yuka Hirano (17), Tomoko Sakagami (18) and Hanae Kubo (21) bowing to each other before celebrating with a hug :D <3

As is sadly usual with women's team sports, female hockey teams get way less attention and money than their male counterparts. The German women's hockey team qualified for the Sochi Olympics while the men's team didn't - guess which program they discussed shutting down??? :/


Rec:

Love thy enemy (29115 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile]aellos
Fandom: Hockey RPF, Women's Hockey RPF
Rating: Mature // Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Additional Tags: Original Fiction
Summary: Francesca punches like a dream. It wasn’t quite the first thing Bailey noticed about her, but it certainly left the strongest impression: split lip, black eye, three stitches and a scar that takes Bailey weeks to stop chewing on when she’s nervous. Watching Francesca take someone down is a thing of beauty, but being on the other side of it is really something else.

There is also not a lot of women's hockey fic (Knight and Kessel get slashed quite a bit!) and I don't think I actually had many hopes for the story above when I downloaded it (there was a really bad one with Noora Räty that had all the terrible epithets, my ~favorite still being the Swedish speaking Finn ;___; ) but this turned out to be such a fabulous story *________* Great characters, lots of hockey action, long, very very hot :D

Media:

Noora Räty interview with LOHI-TV [only game commentary is Finnish, the actual interview parts are English!] - Noora plays for a men's team in Finland right now, she's talking a bit about what's it like.

Raising an Olympian: Julie Chu - cool profile with Julie and her mom.

Enjoy! :)

Date: 9 Dec 2014 18:47 (UTC)
ext_1145: (misc - care bears)
From: [identity profile] milenaa.livejournal.com
OMG LONG HOCKEY FEMSLASH FIC I HAVEN'T READ YET :DDD ADORABLECAKES JAPANESE PLAYERS :DDD ALL THE AWESOME LADIES :DDD

I HAVE SO MUCH LOVE FOR THIS DOOR <333333

Date: 9 Dec 2014 21:01 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mfac.livejournal.com
:D YAY. I LOVE YOUR REPLY TO THIS DOOR. HOPE YOU'LL ENJOY THE STORY LIKE I DID!

Date: 10 Dec 2014 00:14 (UTC)
fleurrochard: A black and white picture of a little girl playing air-guitar and singing (Default)
From: [personal profile] fleurrochard
Ooooooh!
(And, huh, Noora Räty actually reminds me of you.)

Date: 15 Dec 2014 21:26 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mfac.livejournal.com
:D

(and thank you! since I think she's fab, this is a great compliment :)

Date: 10 Dec 2014 15:06 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] withdiamonds.livejournal.com
The Japanese women bowing as part of their goal celebration is one of my favorite things ever.

Date: 15 Dec 2014 21:26 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mfac.livejournal.com
Right? Loved it so much! <3

Date: 11 Dec 2014 10:47 (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sperrywink
Women's Hockey! Nifty!

Date: 15 Dec 2014 21:27 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mfac.livejournal.com
Yessssssss :D

Date: 13 Dec 2014 06:42 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] frausorge.livejournal.com
♥ LADIES PLAYING HOCKEY. ♥

Julie Chu is the hockey player of my heart. *clutches Stars/Team USA Chu T-shirt to my chest*

Noora Räty rocks a lot too though. I was so impressed that she put her foot down and insisted on getting paid to play. And that's a terrific interview, I hadn't seen it before. I love how all her teammates hug and headbump her! And how she STOPS PUCKS.

Date: 13 Dec 2014 06:42 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] frausorge.livejournal.com
oh and I forgot to say, I did read that story before and it too is way hot. It really builds up the characters well. Excellent rec!

Date: 15 Dec 2014 21:34 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mfac.livejournal.com
Right? I really loved it! Thank you! :D <3

Date: 15 Dec 2014 21:34 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mfac.livejournal.com
:DDD

&Julie Chu; She's just so great.

Right? That was great and I thought quite important that someone said it while quite a few people were actually paying attention for once. &Noora Räty; I hope she'll continue playing and stopping pucks like a boss and getting paid for it like she should be!!!

Date: 19 Dec 2014 20:52 (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] pixiebeanz.livejournal.com
AND THIS!!!!!

Date: 20 Dec 2014 00:16 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mfac.livejournal.com
Whee! All the fic for yooouuuuuuu! :D

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