First women inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame

Angela James and Cammi Granato first two female inductees

Torontonian Angela James and American Cammi Granato have become the first two women to be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame, announced the Hall yesterday. The ceremony will take place this November. “This is a day I never really thought would ever happen,” said James to the Toronto Star. “I look at this as being a great day for female hockey.” The 18-member, all-male committee selected the women following a change in the selection criteria which made it more inclusive for women. Bill Hay, chairman of the Hockey Hall of Fame’s board of directors said, “It’s time for females to be in,” and that the voting changes reflect the long-range plans of the hockey institution.

Toronto Star