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When the Canadian women won Olympic hockey gold at Salt Lake City in 2002, girls across the country took notice.
"I was so excited and inspired because I've met a few girls on the team," says Barb Gartly, captain of the junior girls' hockey team and in her last year at Athol Murray College of Notre Dame in Wilcox, Saskatchewan. "They're role models and not having beat the U.S. before just shows what Canadian hockey girls are made of."
Amy Turek, a coach at Bishop Strachan School (BSS) in Toronto and a member of the National Women's Hockey League, is doing her best to promote hockey at BSS. Turek, who has played hockey since the age of five, tries to be a role model. "It's also easier for me to help them (the girls) with scholarships because I know about the national prospects and programs," she says.