Feb 15, 2014, 9:00 AM EDT
Finnish women’s hockey goalie Noora Raty played so well at times that she might have inspired the question, “How would she fare against male shooters?” It sounds like she was left wondering the same thing after the 2014 Winter Olympics.
Agence France-Presse reports that Raty announced her retirement from women’s hockey, but she’s not ready to give up the sport altogether. Instead, she’s hoping to catch on with a lower division men’s team in Finland.
“If I get to play in the men’s league I will continue but I won’t continue with women’s hockey,” Raty said.
That could be quite the journey for Raty, but women have dabbled in the men’s game before. Just observe the story of Manon Rheaume, a (then) 20-year-old female netminder who played in an exhibition game for the Tampa Bay Lightning in 1992.
- USOC eyes majority support for Boston 2024 ‘relatively soon’ 0
- Usain Bolt pulls out of July track meets 1
- Michael Phelps’ career in photos on his 30th birthday 0
- Michael Phelps’ potential record chases at Rio Olympics 0
- Flashback: Michael Phelps at the Sydney 2000 Olympics 0
- Five takeaways from U.S. Track and Field Championships 0
- Boston 2024 releases Olympic bid version 2.0 (photos) 0
- Emotional Bode Miller medals in race that mattered most (61)
- Russian women kissing after relay victory at World Championships causes stir (60)
- IOC drops wrestling from 2020 Olympics (47)
- South Korea filing official complaint over Yuna Kim’s Olympic silver (39)
- Zola Budd, 47, dominates college runners in 5K (33)