Posted Fri, 5 Oct 2012, 4:53pm
OUTSPORT TORONTO is pleased to announce Angela James as our keynote speaker for Scrum 2012.
James is a Canadian former ice hockey forward, who played in the Central Ontario Women's Hockey League (now the National Women's Hockey League), and represented Team Canada internationally. Considered the first superstar of modern women's hockey, James scored 34 points in 20 games over four women's world championships, including 11 goals in five games in the inaugural IIHF World Women's Championships, held in Ottawa in 1990.
In 2005, Hockey Canada honoured James with the female breakthrough award, given for making significant contributions to the promotion and/or development of female hockey in Canada. She was acknowledged for her efforts to promote and develop the game for females, and for her great skill within the game. Along with highlighting her excellence, Hockey Canada also noted that she has played at every position, including goaltender, where she recorded a shutout. James has coached the North York Aeros, and she has officiated in the Ontario Women's Hockey Association.
In 2008, she, along with Cammi Granato (USA) and Geraldine Heaney (CAN), became the first women to be inducted into the International Ice Hockey Federation Hockey Hall of Fame. In 2008, the Angela James Bowl was created in her honour. The trophy is awarded to the Canadian Women's Hockey League's top scorer. On 22 June 2010 James was included in the 2010 Hockey Hall of Fame class; she and Cammi Granato became the first women inducted. James was formally inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame on 8 November 2010.
James now works as a sports co-ordinator at Seneca College in Toronto.