The girls have come to play.

Hockey: No Longer Just A Man's Sport

More and more the hockey world is transforming into a woman’s world; and no longer just for PR purposes like when the Tampa Bay Lightning signed Manon Rhéaume to a contract in 1992 and became the first (and so far only) woman to play in the NHL (even if it was only for an exhibition game).

Continue reading to find out how you can get a chance to get your hands on a autographed Red Wings Drew Miller or Buffalo Sabres Ryan Miller jersey and help out girls hockey.

Greg Wyshynski highlighted much of this transition in his piece yesterday about how a 14-year-old girl made NHL video game history.

“Lexi Peters, 14, would often challenge her brother in EA Sports’ NHL video games, but started to feel her enjoyment turning into frustration. He could create a character with his name and with his likeness; she could create a character with her name but that would appear on the ice as a man, as there was no option to create female hockey players.”

In the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics the same three countries that medaled for men’s ice hockey did for women’s – and in the same order: Canada, USA, and Finland.

Now on to the teaser about the jerseys…

Former New York Rangers Draft pick (also played for the Red Wings, Capitals, Blues, Sharks, Penguins , Blackhawks, Islanders and the Senators) / Team USA / MSU Spartan Alumni Kevin Miller is helping promote girls hockey with the help of his cousins (Buffalo Sabres / Team USA goalie Ryan Miller and our own Detroit Red Wings forward Drew Miller). Kevin is selling raffle tickets for $1 (yes on US dollar) a piece for a chance at winning one of the two jerseys.

Kevin will be coaching all three of the girls teams with the GLAHA*

Want a chance at the jerseys? Want to help out girls hockey in the process?

Of course you do!

You can send a check made out to GLAHA to Kevin at:

GLAHA Raffle c/o Kevin Miller
1475 Lake Lansing Road
Lansing, MI 48913

And he will send you your raffle ticket stubs.

To help Kevin out you might just want to include a self address stamped envelope; that way he can drop them right in the mail since we are trying to get as much money to the hockey program as possible. I am sure it would be greatly appreciated. All donations will also be tax deductible.

*GLAHA = Greater Lansing Amateur Hockey Association

Tags: Buffalo Sabres Detroit Red Wings Drew Miller Girls Hockey Greater Lansing Amateur Hockey Association Hockey Is No Longer Just For Men Kevin Miller Manon Rheaume Puck Daddy Ryan Miller Women's Hockey

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