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November 06th 2017:A Trailblazer in Women's Sports and Equal Rights

Shannon Miller found a love for hockey as a young girl watching NHL in her Canadian family home. She went on to be the winningest coach in NCAA as the head coach for University Minnesota-Duluth women’s hockey team. She also was the first female head hockey coach in the Olympics bringing home the silver medal in women’s hockey. During Shannon’s hockey career she faced discrimination for being a female playing and coaching sports as well as being openly gay. She was attacked from insiders and outsiders but kept her eye on the puck and her focus on her team’s goals. As she climbed up the coa

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Shannon Miller

Shannon Miller had knocked down many barriers and obstacles in her hockey and coaching career. She is the definition of a trailblazer. She played on the first U of Saskatchewan’s women’s hockey team in the early 1980’s. During her time as a police officer in Calgary, Alberta Canada she formed the first ever girls hockey league volunteering her time as a coach. She became the first female Olympic hockey coach in the world leading Team Canada in 1998 to a Silver Medal. She turned to coaching full-time getting on with University Minnesota Duluth and forming from scratch a women’s hockey program for UMD’s athletics program. Shannon became the most winning coach in NCAA. She still holds th
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