Gashennikova among the first women to play in her homeland[mehr]
Russia netminder Irina Gashennikova against Finland's Nina Tikkinen. Photo: Jukka Rautio / HHOF-IIHF Images
VANCOUVER – Women’s hockey is a young sport, and in some countries, it’s younger than in others. In Russia, organized women’s hockey is such a novelty that some of the very first players are still active with the national team.
Goalie Irina Gashennikova is the most experienced player on...