Special Sub-Topic: Women on Ice
|Who was the first woman to sign with an NHL team?|
Manon Rheaume. Manon Rheaume, a French Canadian, who was also the first woman to play with a men's Junior A team (Trois-Rivieres, 1991/92), signed with the Tampa Bay Lightning on August 8, 1992. She never saw regular season action (only exhibition vs. Saint Louis) and some believe she was only given a chance to attract more fans (women who were interested in her achievement and men who were interested in her body). Still, it was a step in the right direction.
|During which Olympic Games was women's hockey first played?|
1998. While the decision to include women's hockey in the Winter Olympics was made in 1992, it was not a part of the Olympics until Nagano when the United States took gold.
|What year and where was the first recorded women's hockey game played?|
|Which hockey icon and Lord flooded a lawn to allow his two daughters to play ice hockey in 1889?|
Lord Stanley & Frederick Arthur & Lord Stanley of Preston & Frederick Stanley & Sir Frederick Stanley. Lord Stanley of Preston (Sir Frederick Arthur Stanley) is the creator of the NHL's Stanley Cup. His daughter, Isobel, was the first woman to appear in a photo while playing Canada's game.
|Though Jacques Plante is credited with first using a goalie mask, this woman beat him to it by 32 years.|
Elizabeth Graham & Graham. In 1927, while playing with Queen's University, Graham wore a fencing mask to protect herself. Credit for this intelligent idea, however, was given to NHL goalie Jacques Plante in 1959.
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