USA Hockey stipend boost keeping more women in the sport
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Kelly Pannek is on pace to graduate from Minnesota in the spring with a finance degree. With two internships in wealth management also on her resume, she is a prime candidate for a job in the business world.

The 2018 Olympic champion plans to put her off-ice-career on hold, thanks to a landmark deal involving USA Hockey last year.

"I plan on just playing hockey as long as I can because I can," she said.

That used to be a challenging choice for the nation's top female hockey players.


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