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Premier Hockey Federation commissioner on growing women’s hockey in the U.S.

Reagan Carey joins Washington Post Live on Wednesday, May 24. (Video: The Washington Post)

Women’s professional hockey in the United States has long been stymied by a lack of funding and support for the sport. Join The Post’s Jacqueline Alemany for a conversation with Premier Hockey Federation commissioner Reagan Carey about her vision for the league and for leveling the playing field for female athletes.

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“We're really proud of the advancements we've made in a short amount of time. And it's just thanks to every single person. Whether it's a player on the ice, the support staff, the ownership, investors. It just reflects how much confidence and support we have in the PHF to make sure that we’re making these strides.” - Reagan Carey (Video: Washington Post Live)
“If you look at the 1998 Olympic Games, from that point on the growth that we’ve seen in women’s sports—and again it goes back to that exposure. Once people see it and once everybody has a chance to really engage with those players and the storylines and just the skill of those athletes, it really propels everything forward much faster … I think the popularity, particularly in the women’s game, is strong in North America.” - Reagan Carey (Video: Washington Post Live)
“We’re a very thriving global game. We’re a thriving global league. We’ve doubled the number of international players we have in the PHF … We're very aware of the impact, even at the Olympic level, how those global issues and concerns impact sport. But we hope to continue to be a beacon and demonstrate that global ability to work together and to really just support each other.” - Reagan Carey (Video: Washington Post Live)

Reagan Carey

Commissioner, Premier Hockey Federation