When Digit Murphy was still coaching women’s hockey in China, she and her players became fond of the phrase “mei wen ti.” No problem. As it turns out, that’s a useful phrase when your club combines some of the best women’s hockey players from the West with a group of Chinese players who have never even been around that level of play. It was also a useful attitude given the scope of Murphy’s mission: Transform Chinese women’s hockey into a force that could make some noise at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. Murphy wasn’t in China to sweat the small stuff. If a player messed up with with the puck, mei wen ti. “It was a warm, loving environment that we tried to create,” Murphy says in a call from Providence, R.I. But at some point over her 14-month run in China, something changed, as often seems to happen with the people and policies that make up China’s hockey program. Murphy’s mandate had been to improve the players, teams, and institutions as much as possible by 2022, with the goal of challenging for a medal in women’s hockey. She had been given resources: two brand-new pro teams, a pipeline… Read full this story
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