Goalkeeper Taya Currie made historical past on Saturday by turning into the primary feminine athlete ever to be elected within the Ontario Hockey League’s Precedence Choice Draft.
The 16-year-old from Parkhill, Ontario was chosen by the Sarnia Sting within the 14th spherical, a complete of 267th.
Currie has been touted as one among Alliance Hockey’s prime goalkeepers as a member of the Elgin-Middlesex Chiefs triple-A staff underneath 16.
Born in 2005, Currie described herself within the run-up to the draft as sporty, versatile and quick and want to be identified “because the goalkeeper that everybody likes to play towards and that one likes to have on the staff”.
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, she was unable to play the 2020/21 season.
Manon Rhéaume, the one girl to ever play within the NHL when she performed in exhibition video games for the Tampa Bay Lightning in 1992 and 1993, performed a sport within the Quebec Main Junior Hockey League with the Trois-Rivières Draveurs within the 1991/92 season .
Most just lately, goalkeeper colleague Shannon Szabodos wearing 2003/04 for a sport with the Tri-Metropolis People of the Western Hockey League.
Each ladies have made profitable careers within the Canadian ladies’s nationwide staff and are Olympic medalists.
The Sudbury Wolves used election # 1 to pick out proper winger Quentin Musty from the North Jersey Avalanche U16 staff.
The complete draft was held on-line; the primary three rounds happened on Friday night, rounds 4 to fifteen happened on Saturday.