Manon Rhéaume in the Press - 1992/93

ARTICLES
Associated Press (1992)
She gets her shot - and makes the save 

 

TAMPA, Fla. — The most important thing to Manon Rheaume is that she will never have to look back and wonder what might have been.

 

The 20-year-old goaltender became the first woman to play in one of the four major pro sports leagues Wednesday night when she played the first period for the NHL expansion Tampa Bay Lightning in an exhibition game. READ ARTICLE

Associated Press (1992)
Rhéaume breaks the ice: Female goaltender appears in minor league game, giving up one goal

 

ATLANTA — Manon Rheaume became the first woman to play in a regular-season professional hockey game when she appeared in the minor league Atlanta Knights' contest against Salt Lake City on Sunday night. READ ARTICLE

Associated Press - Christopher Sullivan (1992)
On Ice and Off, 'A lot of Press, a lot of Action"

 

"The goaltender has a lot of pressure and a lot of action. It's why I love hockey," she said in the French accent of her native Quebec. "And it's like my life: I have a lot of pressure and I have a lot of action."

 

The 20-year-old Rheaume (pronounced ray-OME) earlier this month signed a three-year contract with the Atlanta Knights, the top farm team of the National Hockey League's expansion Tampa Bay Lightning. She received a reported $35,000 a year as a backup goalie. READ ARTICLE

Times - Lisa Dillman (1993)
Manon Among Boys: Professional Hockey's First Female Player Makes First Start Tonight for Minor League Team

 

Rheaume's entry into this previously exclusive men's club has been historic. Last fall, she became to first woman to play in an NHL exhibition. Tonight, she will become the first woman to start a regular-season professional hockey game, tending goal for the Atlanta Knights of the International Hockey League against the Cincinnati Cyclones. READ ARTICLE

NHL.com - Arpon Basu (2012)
Manon Among Boys: Professional Hockey's First Female Player Makes First Start Tonight for Minor League Team

 

On Sept. 23, 1992, Manon Rhéaume became the first woman to play in any of the major professional North American sports leagues when she appeared for a period in an exhibition game for the Tampa Bay Lightning against the St. Louis Blues. Leading the Lightning onto the ice in the franchise's first home game against a veteran-laden Blues squad, Rhéaume stopped seven of nine shots and left the game after one period with the score tied 2-2. READ ARTICLE

BleachReport.com - Mark Staffieri (2012)
Manon Rhéaume and 20 Years of Making Hockey History

 

The early life of Rheaume was marked by making history and would define what was to come later. In 1984, she became the first girl to play at the Quebec International Peewee Hockey Tournament. As a 19-year-old in 1991, she became the first woman to compete in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, as she stood between the pipes for the Trois-Rivieres Draveurs. READ ARTICLE

SN NHL - Hockey Unlimited (2015)
Hockey Pioneer Manon Rhéaume 

 

Watch the interview here.

Hometown Hockey - SN (2015)
Manon Rhéaume 

 

Manon Rhéaume made history by becoming the first woman to play in the NHL. Her passion for the game continues to this day. As a proud mother of two aspiring hockey players, Manon lives and breathes hockey seven days a week. Watch VIdeo

  VIDEOS
Late Night with David Letterman (1992)
 

 

 

Manon Rhéaume - The Woman Behind the Mask
 

 

 

From Glory Days - PBS (2012)
 

 

 

CityTV - Portrait Piece on Manon Rhéaume
 

 

 

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