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A "first" for Tampa Bay Lightning and women in hockey back in the spotlight at All Star weekend

A “first” for Tampa Bay Lightning and women in hockey back in the spotlight at All Star weekend

TAMPA – If you’re a long-time Tampa Bay Lightning fan, or a hockey history buff, or just saw the latest All-Star news for this weekend, you’ve probably heard of Manon Rhèaume.
Rhèaume has been nicknamed “The First Woman of Hockey” and it all started almost 30 years ago during, appropriately enough, the very first season of the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Rhèaume was signed by Phil Esposito at the request of a part-time scout. In Esposito's book, “Phil Esposito Thunder and Lightning, A No-B.S. Hockey Memoir”, he went to a women’s tournament to watch her play. Phil wrote in his book that both his brot...

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