Taya Currie has made historical past, turning into the primary feminine to be drafted within the Ontario Hockey League Precedence Choice.
Currie, a 16-year-old goaltender from Parkhill, Ont., was drafted by the Sarnia Sting 267th general.
Touted as one among Alliance Hockey’s prime goaltenders and heralded by OHL scouts for her athleticism, Currie has performed with the Elgin-Middlesex Chiefs AAA boys’ workforce since she was in minor-atom.
“She deserves it out of anybody,” Noah VandenBrink, a ahead who has performed alongside Currie, just lately informed The London Free Press. “She works for it and he or she’s one of many higher goalies within the (Alliance) league. It’s loopy to me to assume she has made it this far and been so dominant.”
From the time Currie began taking part in hockey, she was drawn to the crease, idolizing Shannon Szabados, the primary lady to play within the Western Hockey League.
In elite divisions of minor hockey, particularly in smaller communities, it’s not unusual for ladies to play alongside boys. Typically, they select to not proceed previous 13 or 14 years outdated.
“We’re a reasonably shut workforce and I wished to play probably the most aggressive hockey I can,” Currie informed The Press. “In bantam, all the ladies I performed in opposition to converted, however I wished to attempt one thing totally different.”