NHL/AHL Undergoes Major Name Change For 'Gender Equality'

Published January 25, 2024 at 12:39
The NHL is making changes for gender equality by updating the language used for referees.

In a recent report, Mark Spector, a well-known reporter for the Edmonton Oilers, highlighted a substantial update on the official game sheets, replacing the term "linesmen" with "linesperson."

This adjustment has sparked discussions about the possibility of seeing the first woman in NHL history officiating a game. Spector, in his insights on X, emphasized the use of the gender-neutral term "linesperson" and suggested that this change could open the door for figures like Kirsten Welsh, a promising AHL linesperson, to break barriers and officiate NHL games.

Kirsten Welsh, gaining attention in the AHL, has become a central figure in conversations about the potential inclusion of female officials in the NHL. T

The shift in terminology on the game sheets signifies a positive step towards greater gender inclusivity in the sport.

Stay tuned for updates on this evolving story.

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NHL/AHL Undergoes Major Name Change For 'Gender Equality'

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