Sting make history drafting female player

Journal Staff

The Sarnia Sting made hockey history recently by drafting a female player.

Taya Currie of Parkhill, Ont. became the first female ever drafted by an Ontario Hockey League team when Sarnia claimed her in Round 14 with the 267th pick.

“It was indescribable,” Currie, 16, told the CBC.

The 5-foot-7 netminder played for the Elgin-Middlesex Chiefs U16 boy’s team.

“We’re so incredibly honoured and proud to make history,” the Sting said of Currie’s selection.

Sarnia drafted five centres, six forwards, three defencemen, and two goalies at this year’s draft, held June 4-5.

Sarnia’s top pick was forward Angus MacDonell, who scored 25 goals in 27 games during his last season with the Toronto Marlboros AAA club.