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Colleen Coyne on how Hockey has Changed

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Boston Pride president Colleen Coyne is an Olympic Gold Medalist (Nagano, 1998), coach, sports parent, and seasoned executive who knows and honors the game. After a standout career at the University of New Hampshire, Coyne went on to anchor the American defense on four different USWNT culminating in gold in the 1998 Olympics. Coyne, and the entire 1998 team, are members of the Hockey Hall of Fame. A believer in teamwork and positivity, Coyne gives back to the game by serving on the USA Hockey Board of Directors executive committee and by coaching youth hockey.

In this video, Colleen Coyne discusses several differences in women's ice hockey from the time she played (1990-1998) to present day. She states that now there are more Division 1 women's ice hockey programs, that the game is faster, more skilled and that contracts are being utilized where women are getting paid to play.