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21 Of The Most Badass Moments From Women's Hockey In Canada

Playing like a girl since 1890.

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1. When Shannon Szabados — at only 16 years old — became the first woman to play in the Western Hockey League.

She played 4 pre-season games for the Tri-City Americans. And the starting goaltender that season? Carey Price.

Some ~perspective~.


9. When Tara Watchorn punk'd the men's league players and pretended she was a rookie and didn't know how to play...

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"What's offsides?"

11. When the International Ice Hockey Federation refused to recognize the Women's World Championship in 1987, so Canada went and hosted it anyway.

It was the first (yet unofficial) major world tournament, before the IIHF decided to launch their official world championship in 1990. O yeah, and Team Canada won the tournament!

12. When Kim St. Pierre became the first woman to win a men's regular season game in Canadian university hockey in 2003.

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She played for McGill University, who defeated Ryerson University 5-2. It made Canadian Interuniversity Sports history.


The IOC can suck it. Damn right I would've done the same thing. "Beer-guzzling, champagne swigging, cigar-smoking Cdn women's hockey team."

19. And they both took home gold — a moment of history that probably deserves its own Heritage Minute.


A special thanks and dap to the Canadian Women's Hockey League for their help on this!