First woman to play in NHL will suit up for IHL's Port Huron team

By FREE PRESS STAFF REPORTS

Manon Rheaume

Manon Rheaume

January 20, 2011

Manon Rheaume, the first woman to play in the NHL, will have a working relationship with the Port Huron Icehawks of the International Hockey League, including suiting up for a preseason game on Oct. 10.

Rheaume, who played goalie for one game for the Lightning in 1992, will participate in Port Huron's training camp from Oct. 6-9 before dressing for the game against Flint.

Rheaume also played for the Canadian Olympic team in 1998 in route to a silver medal.

She now lives in Northville and has her own foundation to help expose hockey to girls and families.

Tickets are $5 for te Oct. 10 game at McMorran Arena in Port Huron. The first 500 fans will get a Manon Rheaume poster.

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