Celebrating Hockey Women

On this International Women’s Day, I’ve asked some of the contributors to TheLeafsNation.com to celebrate some of the women in hockey that mean something to them. This day comes at a point where we are seeing nationally televised games of the PHWPA’s Dream Gap Tour, and the NWHL is announcing a return to play in order to award the Isobel Cup later this month. Additionally we are at the point where organizations like the Seattle Kraken and the Maple Leafs are bringing more women into their Hockey Ops departments than we’ve previously seen, and while it might not be anywhere close to the representation we’d like to see, there is no question the NHL is slowly acknowledging there are demographics they’ve excluded.
Here are some of the women we’d like to celebrate…
Kiana Scott by Tony Ferrari:
Kiana Scott became the first female scout in the OHL when the Erie Otters hired her to scout bantam players for the organization in March 2020. Amateur scouting can be often overlooked because it’s not out in the open for everyone to see. Especially at the OHL and bantam level, it generally involves long hours …

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Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation

Toronto Raptors: Marc Gasol showcases different style in FIBA tournament

Marc Gasol is one of the key players on the Spanish international team. His playing style this tournament has been far different from what we saw with the Toronto Raptors. Marc Gasol has evolved his game to fit the modern NBA. The once post-centric big man has stepped outside and started playing on the perimeter. […]
Toronto Raptors: Marc Gasol showcases different style in FIBA tournament – Raptors Rapture – Raptors Rapture – A Toronto Raptors Fan Site – News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Author: Mike Bossetti / Raptors HQ