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Changing the game for good: Minnesota Unbounded and the Hockey Niñas

Organization provides a place for girls of color to enjoy hockey together.

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Players pose for a photo at the Winter Classic at Target Field Jan. 1, 2022.
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Minnesota Unbounded and the Hockey Niñas love hockey, just like almost everyone else in the state. But, one thing is different about this team and these two organizations. They are made up entirely of girls of color, from the players to the coaches.

Recently, a GoFundMe was created to help provide more resources for the group, so that they can attend more competitive tournaments, purchase better equipment, and possibly even to pay the volunteer coaches and staff that help make this project a reality.

The team has gotten a lot of traction as of late, getting to participate in the Winter Classic, getting to meet Minnesota Wild defenseman Matt Dumba, and skating with college hockey players from teams like Augsburg. With more attention focused on the team, they’re hoping to keep expanding the program and to create more opportunities for future generations of hockey players.

In the video below, Hockey Niñas co-founder Meredith Lang and Minnesota Unbounded coach Tina Kampa talk about the history of the organizations and their aspirations for the future.

Watch the full video below for more on the story, and make sure to like and subscribe to The Rink Live on YouTube for more updates.


If you would like to support or reach out to Minnesota Unbounded and the Hockey Niñas, here are their social media links: Instagram , Facebook , and GoFund Me link .

Sydney Wolf is a reporter for The Rink Live, primarily covering youth and high school hockey. She joined the team in November of 2021 and graduated from St. Cloud State University with a degree in Mass Communications and a minor in Writing and Rhetoric Studies.
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