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Queen's University

Hockey history made at Queen's?

During her time as a student, Elizabeth Graham, BEd'27, (shown here in the centre of this picture) played as a goaltender for the Queen's University women's hockey team. She may also have been the first goalie to ever wear a mask in an organized hockey game. Elizabeth, who had already undergone extensive dental surgery, appeared in a game in 1927 wearing a fencing mask. The Montreal Daily Star reported that Elizabeth "gave the fans a surprise when she stepped into the nets and then donned a fencing mask." You can read more about Elizabeth in this 1993 Alumni Review article by her grandson, National Post reporter and author Stewart Bell.

For more fascinating tales of women's hockey history at Queen's, look out for the February issue of the Alumni Review, which includes an article about Queen's first women's hockey team, the Love-Me-Littles.

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