In support of increasing participation in women's hockey, the Manon Rheaume Foundation and the Little Caesars Michigan Girls Hockey League have partnered together to assist local ice arena's with their efforts to increase awareness of women's hockey programming within their facility.
This month each of the 24 associations who host a girls-only team in the Little Caesars Michigan Girls Hockey League will receive a complimentary banner mailed directly to their club's front office. This custom banner is intended to be proudly displayed within the ice arena to encourage new families to seek their club's front office for more information about how to get involved in the growing sport of women's hockey.
For more information or how to get involved in growing the women's game, please contact Little Caesars Michigan Girls Hockey League Commissioner Michael Wainwright - firstname.lastname@example.org
Manon Rheaume, The First Woman of Hockey,™" was the first female to play professional hockey, signing a contract to play goalie for the Tampa Bay Lightning in 1992. No woman has signed a professional hockey contract in North America in the 16 years since. While the challenges of being the only woman in professional hockey were significant, Manon has consistently demonstrated that she has the skills to compete at the highest levels. As a member of Team Canada, Manon helped lead her team to a Silver Medal in the 1998 Nagano Games. As Team Canada's goaltender, she won Gold Medals at the 1992 and
1994 World Hockey Championships. She currently competes withformer NHL stars in charity games across the U.S. and Canada.
Manon has numerous national media appearances to her credit, including interviews on "The Today Show", "Late Night with David Letterman", "CBS This Morning", ESPN, "Good Morning America", "Entertainment Tonight", "MTV's House of Style", "A Current Affair" and "Maury Povich".
Manon's video credits include "Cross Training with the Pros," "Reebok's Winning Body Workout" (also featuring Nancy Kerrigan and Liz Masakayan), the documentary "Portraits of Courage" (also featuring Shirley Muldowney and Boomer Esiason), and "Woman Behind the Mask." She is the subject of the biography Alone in Front of the Net.
Manon Rheaume was born and raised in Quebec City, Canada, and began playing hockey at the early age of 5. She currently resides in Northville, Michigan with her family.