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Welsh excited as 1 of NHL's 1st female officials

 

September 8, 2019



BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Once the butterflies and adrenalin rush of officiating her first NHL prospects game subsided, Kirsten Welsh woke up Saturday eager to get back on the ice again.

Whatever miscues Welsh made and hesitancy showed during her debut at the Buffalo Sabres prospects tournament a day earlier were overshadowed by how much she enjoyed the experience. There was also the realization she might have a future as an NHL linesman — or is it lineswoman?

"I just think this is what I love. This is what I've always been about," Welsh told The Associated Press by phone before preparing to...



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