Taya Currie Becomes First Woman In History Drafted To The OHL
Elgin-Middlesex Chiefs goaltender Taya Currie became the first woman in history drafted to the Ontario Hockey League (OHL).
Currie was chosen in the 14th round, 267th overall by the OHL’s Sarnia Sting.
Earlier this week, the Sarnia Sting stated they planned to select the netminder in an interview with CTV.
“It was the athletic ability, great hands and the way she challenges the puck that drew us to her game,” said Dylan Seca, general manager of the Sarnia Sting in the interview.
“I’m tipping my hand more than I would normally for anyone in this draft but there’s someone that we’ve interviewed and the background checks are are fantastic. It would not be surprising to that she’s gone before we even wanted to pick her ourselves.”
Currie, who stands five-foot-seven is from Parkhill, Ontario.