July 28, 2009

Women At The Hockey Hall of Fame (American, That Is)

U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2009 Unveiled
The 1998 U.S. Olympic Women's Ice Hockey Team had a powerful impact on the growth of girls' and women's hockey in the United States thanks to the success it enjoyed at the 1998 Olympic Winter Games in Nagano, Japan. The team twice defeated arch-rival Canada, including by a 3-1 count in the gold-medal game, en route to winning the first gold medal presented in women's ice hockey at an Olympic Winter Games.
Funny how the US Hockey Hall of Fame has no problems admitting women - an entire team of them, no less - but the Hockey Hall of Fame in Canada does. I guess that's just the way it is, tho. American women's hockey will always have the firsts: first ever Olympic gold medal for women's ice hockey, as well as inducting women in its hall of fame first.

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