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Refereeing at highest level a long shot in NHL

Refereeing at highest level a long shot in NHL

Originally Published: August 12, 2011
By Sarah Spain

In 1995, Heather McDaniel made news all over the country as the first woman to officiate a men's professional hockey game. For a number of years she worked minor league games in the Central Hockey League and the West Coast Hockey League.

In 1999, she got pregnant and stopped working pro hockey. There hasn't been a female referee in the men's professional game since.

There are roughly 2,800 registered female hockey officials in North America today, but just a few have ...

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