December 14, 1992 |
Manon Rheaume became the first woman to play in a regular-season professional hockey game when she appeared in the minor league Atlanta Knights' contest against Salt Lake City on Sunday night. Rheaume played the first 5:49 of the second period, stopping three shots, giving up one goal and having a second nullified by an interference penalty in Salt Lake City's 4-1 International Hockey League victory over the Knights. "I was a little bit nervous," Rheaume said. "You learn by your mistakes.