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Updated: February 16th, 2014 12:48pm
Former 'U' goalie Raty to quit women's hockey, seek spot on men's team

Former 'U' goalie Raty to quit women's hockey, seek spot on men's team

by Andrew Krammer
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Finland goalie Noora Raty and her national team were eliminated in a 4-2 quarterfinal loss to Sweden on Saturday, but Raty made a staunch statement postgame that she will be quitting women's hockey due to a lack of a professional league in North America. 

"If I get to play in the men's league, I will continue," Raty said via NBC Sports OlympicTalk. "But I won't continue with women's hockey." 

Raty helped lead the Gophers as two-time national champion goalie in her junior and senior seasons in 2012 and 2013, including a NCAA record-setting 38-0 campaign last season. 

Raty took to Twitter to clarify her comments on Saturday. 

Andrew Krammer covers the Minnesota Vikings for He previously covered the Gophers men's basketball team for the Minnesota Daily.
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