Angela James was considered to be the first great player in women’s hockey. She dominated every level she competed in and was easily the top female in the sport for years. Once the sport had a sanctioned tournament in the IIHF, James again was the dominant player, leading Canada to Gold in the first four World Championships; all of which were finals against the United States. James, however was inexplicably left off the 1998 Olympic roster, though medical conditions would take her out of the game shortly after.
James was justifiable the first woman to be named to the Hockey Hall of Fame and the first to enter the IIHF Hockey Hall of Fame. It is no argument that women’s hockey owes a lot to Angela James.
Should they be in the Hall of Fame?
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