Taya Currie becomes the first female player selected for the Ontario Hockey League
Goalkeeper Thayakuri made history on Saturday, becoming the first female athlete selected in the Ontario Hockey League’s priority draft.
The 16-year-old from Park Hill, Ontario was selected by Sarniastine with the 267th overall pick in the 14th round.
As a member of the Elgin-Middlesex Chiefs Under-16 men’s team, Curry is touted as one of the league’s top goalkeepers in hockey.
Curry, who was born in 2005, described himself as athletic, agile and fast before the draft, and wanted to become “the goalkeeper everyone hates confrontation and likes to have in the team.”
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, she cannot participate in the 2020-21 season.
Manon Rhéaume is the only woman who has participated in the NHL during the Tampa Bay Chargers exhibition games in 1992 and 1993. She played a game with Trois-Rivières Draveurs in Quebec’s main youth ice hockey league during the 1991-92 season.
Recently, goalkeeper Shannon Szabodos (Shannon Szabodos) wore in the 2003-04 season against the Americans of the Western Hockey League Tri-City.
Both women have had successful careers in the Canadian women’s national team and are both Olympic medalists.
The Sudbury Wolves selected the right winger Quentin Musti from the North Jersey Avalanche U16 team with the first overall pick.
The entire draft is held online; the first three rounds are held on Friday night, and the 4th to 15th rounds are held on Saturday.