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BREAKING: First Woman To Coach An NHL Game Announced


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James Connelly
September 25, 2023  (4:35 PM)
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In a groundbreaking moment for the NHL, Jessica Campbell is set to make history tonight as the league's first female coach. The stage is set, and the hockey world is abuzz with anticipation.

The Trailblazing Debut

Jessica Campbell's remarkable journey to the helm of an NHL team came to light recently when it was announced that she would be leading the Seattle Kraken from behind the bench. This momentous event will undoubtedly leave an indelible mark on the history of the sport.
#SeaKraken will welcome @Firebirds assistant coach, Jessica Campbell behind the bench tonight at @ClimateArena for the matchup against Calgary.

She is believed to be the first woman to coach an NHL game.

Jessica Campbell, presently an assistant coach for the Coachella Valley Firebirds, the AHL affiliate of the Seattle Kraken, has traversed a path deeply rooted in hockey. Beginning as a player, Campbell seamlessly transitioned into a coaching role, showcasing her passion and expertise for the game.
While the NHL has witnessed female trainers in the past, the appointment of Jessica Campbell as an NHL coach marks an important milestone in the league's history. It signifies progress toward greater gender diversity and inclusion in professional hockey.
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