women's hockey history

Although bodychecking was officially banned in the 1994 World Championship tournament, after being checked into the boards, Hayley Wickenheiser yelled at coach Shannon Miller, “I thought there was no fucking bodychecking!”  Miller’s response was to laugh and tell her to “go out and hit somebody.”

(Jeff Vinnick/Hockey Canada)

Isobel Stanley (pictured in white), daughter of the same Lord Stanley who created the Stanley Cup, was key in popularizing women’s hockey. In 1899, she participated in one of the first games of women’s hockey at Rideau Skating Rink. Her legacy lives on with the Lady Isobel Gathorne-Hardy Award, given to the active player whose values, leadership, and personal traits are representative of all female athletes.

Kelly Dyer was the first female to play Massachusetts AAA Boys’ High School hockey and Tom Barrasso’s backup. Barrasso and several other teammates refused to speak to her, believing women did not belong on men’s teams. She went on to win two ECAC (national) championships with Northeastern and later played in the Sunshine League (a men’s pro league).

She also played on Team USA, earning 3 World Championship silver medals.

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