Brianna Decker said she grew up playing ice hockey with three brothers.

Hilary Knight said that when she growing up she played on all-boys team and "encountered lots of bullying just by being the only girl. I cut my hair just so I wouldn't get hit on the ice."

But Decker and Knight, members of the U.S. national women's ice hockey team, are proud that things have changed and the opportunities for girls to get on the ice have greatly increased.

Decker and Knight were at the Steel Ice Center in Bethlehem on Friday to help promote the opportunities now available to girls.