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Category: Features

Ten women who help the NHL to thrive

“Making it to the NHL.” Most of us picture a male hockey player achieving his dream of being an on-ice superstar. But getting into the league is a goal females have too. Among the many people working tirelessly behind the scenes are a bunch of strong-minded women helping the players shine bright on the big […]

Pride feature: Angela James, the first superstar of women’s hockey

“She dominated. There was no one who could take over the game physically like Ang. She was, I think, the first superstar of women’s hockey.” Strong words from Cassie Campbell-Pascall (to Sportsnet), women’s hockey royalty in her own right, who grew up watching James before she eventually became her teammate. Considered the “Wayne Gretzky” of […]

Female athletes lead the way for LGBT advocacy in sport

Though professional female athletes have yet to catch up to their male counterparts in salaries and media exposure, they are ahead in something even bigger: building supportive environments for the LGBT community. Most notably, there were over 40 openly gay players and coaches in last year’s women’s FIFA World Cup, doubling the total from the […]

How No. 1 WNBA draft pick Sabrina Ionescu is changing the world of basketball

First overall in this year’s WNBA draft, 5-11 guard Sabrina Ionescu is about to change the landscape of women’s professional basketball. With a highly decorated career already, Ionescu has no intention of slowing down. Let’s take a look at everything that led her to this moment. First of all, how about we get the name […]

Women’s soccer making moves on the field and in the media

Barcelona official team photo, 2018/19 season. Courtesy of F.C. Barcelona Female athletes consistently face a variety of issues, including awareness and recognition — both in media attention and fan attendance at their games. Many women’s teams struggle to bring in profit and show off their abilities because of a lack of respect and interest from […]

History made in women’s soccer but the battle for recognition remains

The Ballon d’Or — considerably the most prestigious award in professional soccer — is historically known for commending the incredible achievements of exclusively professional male soccer players . . . until now. On December 3, 2018, Norwegian native and Olympique Lyonnais striker Ada Hegerberg was honoured with the first women’s Ballon d’Or. The award has […]