OHS Celebrates Trailblazing Women’s Hockey Team: Kingston Red Barons

OHS Celebrates Trailblazing Women’s Hockey Team: Kingston Red Barons

In October, the OHS attended an outstanding presentation at the Kingston Historical Society by the former Red Barons women’s hockey team. The Red Barons, the only female hockey team in Kingston at the time, were trail blazers who lit up the sporting scene in the 60s and 70s. Not only did they play smart, exciting hockey, they ran hockey schools for girls and organized (and won) provincial, national, and local tournaments. Their achievements helped lay the groundwork for the widespread development of female hockey in Canada in following years. Without their commitment and drive, and that of many other women who played in virtual obscurity across the country, Canada would not be able today to boast of our expertise in women’s hockey.

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