We are watching preseason NHL hockey tonight and I just saw my new favorite commercial!! Technically this is part of the NHL's Hockey is for Everyone public service campaign, but the focus is on girls and dispelling the notion that hockey is a boy's sport. “Whoever says girls can't play hockey hasn't seen me” is the best line!
I love that they show that girls can be girls – purple nail polish and all – and still like to put on their skates, shoulder pads and helmets and skate FAST. I love that it talks about making friends through hockey. I love that it shows little girls doing hockey drills side by side with older girls.
Well done NHL!! This commercial is a great way to show girls that hockey is a fun, challenging and rewarding sport that everyone can play.