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Women in the NHL: An idea on ice

Originally Published: May 13, 2011
By Dana Wakiji

Manon Rheaume broke the ice for women playing hockey at the NHL level.

In 1992, Rheaume became the first woman to play in an NHL game when she played in goal for the Tampa Bay Lightning against the St. Louis Blues in an exhibition contest. She allowed two goals on nine shots. She played one more exhibition game, against the Boston Bruins in 1993.

Since then, no woman has played in an NHL game of any kind.

Hayley Wickenheiser, the first woman to score a ...

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