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Notable Women Hockey Players

USA Winners of the Women's Hockey 1998 Olympic Gold medal
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Meghan Agosta - Abby Hoffman

Erika Holst - Bobbie Rosenfeld
Angela Ruggerio - Stacy Wilson
Canadian Women's Hockey team  celebrating their 1994 World Championship
The Women's World Hockey Championships began in 1990

"Which woman has had the greatest impact on women's hockey?"
  • "This is a very hard decision. The first ones that come to mind are Angela James and Cammi Granato for what they accomplished on the ice and Manon Rheaume for the exposure she gave the sport." - Andria Hunter (two-time gold medalist at the Worlds with Team Canada and producer of the 'The Women's Hockey Web' site)
  • "(without hesitation) Shirley Cameron." - Dawn McGuire (two-time gold medalist at Worlds, led Canadian defense with 7 points at the '90 Worlds)
  • "This is a difficult one. Many women have contributed in many ways. Fran Rider, Executive Director OWHA has been the stalwart through years of advancement. Justine Blainey, player and now Chiropractor, was the player who had the Human Rights Code changed, in Canada, to permit women to play on 'boys' teams over the age of 12. This historic moment made it possible for some of today's greats to develop where no teams are." - Susan Fennell (President of the National Women's Hockey League and Mayor of the City of Brampton)
  • "Four players. They would be Dawn McGuire, Shirley Cameron, France St. Louis and Angela James. The four pioneers would be Glynis Peters, Fran Rider, Karen Wallace, and Susan Dalziel, who all served on the council that brought female hockey to the Olympics." - Shelley Coolidge (Manager, Female Development, with the Canadian Hockey Association)
  • "Manon Rheaume, who broke the gender barrier in professional men's hockey, Angela James for her longevity, and Bobbie Rosenfeld for her considerable work on and off the ice in the first part of the 20th century ." - Brian McFarlane (author to over 75 books including 'Proud Past, Bright Future' - a history of women's hockey)
  • "Manon Rheaume, who raised women's hockey to another level." - Andrew Podnieks (author to over 20 hockey books including 'Hockey's Greatest Teams' - includes chapter on Preston Rivulettes)

Notable Players Index | Notable Players: Apps - Hoffman
Notable Players: Holst - Rosenfeld | Notable Players: Ruggerio - Wilson