Big first: goalie drafted into Ontario Junior Hockey League

Big first: goalie drafted into Ontario Junior Hockey League
Big first: goalie drafted into Ontario Junior Hockey League

A 16-year-old goaltender made history on Saturday when she became the first girl to be drafted into the Ontario Junior Hockey League.

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Taya Currie was selected in the 14th round, 267th overall, by the Sarnia Sting.

Taya Currie was selected in the 14th round, 267th overall, by the Sarnia Sting.

“It would be really fantastic to be drafted, we’ll see what passes,” Currie herself said earlier this week in an interview with CTV News in London.

Originally from Parkhill, Ont., The teenager has been playing at the AAA level, with the boys, in the Elgin-Middlesex Chiefs organization since she was little.

Already, in that same CTV News report, Sting general manager Dylan Seca had confessed his interest in the babysitter.

He then praised “her athletic skills, her hands and the way she challenges the pucks.”

“This is someone we interviewed and his journey is fantastic,” said Seca, revealing his intentions. It wouldn’t be a surprise if she was already picked by the time we’re going to pick her up ourselves. “

 
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