Tomorrow the hallowed halls of the Hockey Hall of Fame will be graced by two amazing women, USA's Cammi Granato and Canada's Angela James, along side the “Great One” Wayne Gretsky and other hockey legends. How cool is that?
Angela and Cammi will be the first women inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame and the event will be televised tonight, Monday, November 8, 2010 at 7:30 pm on NHL Network US from the event in Toronto, Canada.
Cammi Granato grew up in a hockey family of 4 boys and 2 girls and is best known for her role as the Captain of the 1998 Gold Medal US Olympic Women's Hockey Team. She was the first woman inducted into the US Hockey Hall of Fame in 2008 and is International Hockey's ALL TIME leading scorer for women with 54 goals and 96 points in 54 games. Now she lives in Vancouver with her husband and 2 children and also serves as a spokesperson for LetsMove.gov, a non-profit organization headed up by First Lady Michelle Obama and aimed at health, fitness and nutrition education for youth.
Angela James has been referred to as the “Wayne Gretsky of Women's Hockey” for her extraordinary contributions to the sport. She has even played every position in hockey – to include goalie!
Congratulations Ladies! You are an inspiration to so many!