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Introducing the Kwiblar

The Kwiblar is a self reporting newspaper that updates you on the latest news about America's Olympic Women's Ice Hockey Team and some of the players. This newspaper always keeps an open mind when it comes to the latest women's ice hockey controversies. We bring the news to you!


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Women in Hockey

Throughout history women were becoming more and more involved with the predominately male world. Hockey started to become a female sport in the late 1800's when the first recorded female ice hockey game took place in Barrie, Ontario. The number of women involved in it increased and decreased through the years. Across the years two eras occurred where women became a big part in the sport one was in the 1920s to the 1930s and the next in the 1960s when females began to challenge the rule that girls could not join boy sports teams. Men controlled ice hockey even as it became an Olympic sport in 1920, but it wasn't until 1992 when women were allowed to compete in an ice hockey event in the Winter Olympics.

Where are Professional Female Hockey Players Made?

There are female Olympic Ice Hockey teams all around the world, but what most people are worried about is Team America. On Team America there are twenty one women who have proven themselves to be the best of the best. The players come from all over, but it seems that most are from the chilly climate of Minnesota or the humid summer freezing winters of Massachusetts.


Minnesota has some of the nation's most uphold ice rinks and ice hockey training facilities. With an endless amount of places to train upcoming ice hockey stars have many to choose from. Massachusetts is just as good their ice hockey programs make sure you get the skills and training you need down to a "T". It can be said that these are the places where ice hockey champions are born.

Amazing Skills Must Have to Become the Best.

This video by Innsbrook2012 shows some of the amazing skills and techniques for women interested in playing for Ice Hockey Teams in the Olympics must have. If you want to know what it takes to become an Olympic Ice Hockey player click this link.

The Dangers of Ice Hockey

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Julie Chu

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Julie Chu was born March 13, 1982, in the city of Bridgeport, Connecticut. She is the daughter of Miriam and Wah who met each other in a church youth group. She was raised in Fairfield with her parents and brother and sister. As she grew up she was always on the ice as she participated in figure skating she made the transition to ice hockey after seeing a poster at her brother's hockey practice that said, "Girls can play hockey too". Her parents supported her all the way, even through the entire journey to the Olympics. Julie Chu attended Harvard University and got a degree in Psychology ice hockey has played a major part in her life she had to even take a year off school to attend the 2012 Winter Olympics.


She has many awards under her belt to many to count, but through her life she has been recognized as a world renowned player. She has even participated in four championships and played on an international team. No one can doubt that this girl can score and skate. She is now back to the Olympics for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.

Julie Chu in Action

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Choate Rosemary Hall a Breeding Ground for Olympic Stars?

What is in the water at Choate Rosemary Hall in Connecticut? It seems that Olympic athletes are popping out of the bushes. This year four of Choate's alumni are participating in the Winter Olympics in Sochi. All of which are on the various ice hockey teams, one including Julie Chu who is on the American Ice Hockey team. One alum is even on the Swiss team facing the other three who, including Julie Chu, are currently playing in the Winter Olympics for the U.S. Choate is known for their swimming and ice hockey programs, and it seems to be paying off.

Commitment, Honor, and Unity

Raising an Olympian see how Julie Chu's

Perfectly Pampered Olympians

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It seems that going through the stress of being a world class athlete comes with some major perks. Julie Chu who plays forward for the American Olympic Ice Hockey Team quotes a tweet made by her massage therapist while adding, “Why we have the BEST massage therapist”, using the hashtag, “#aboveandbeyond”. While most teams do not have their own massage therapist these girls deserve it. Spending their lives training to get to this point they deserve to be a little pampered.


It may seem that most would say that a massage is more pleasure than for practice it turns out that a sports massage can have some serious benefits for athletes like Julie Chu. It can lower blood pressure, reduce muscle stiffness, increase flexibility in muscles and joints, and reducing heart rate. So I guess that it is a mixture of pleasure and practice a reward for all of the hard work these girls put forth.

U.S. Olympic Hockey Team Training

#WeAreUSA Ep. 1 USA Women's Hockey
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Julie Chu Dressed the Best

Here is Julie Chu three time Olympian showing off her new shiny medal after the Vancover Olympics. The ice hockey warrior can clean up good