An all-female broadcast team in Canada will cover an NHL game next week between the Calgary Flames and Vegas Golden Knights.
Play-by-play announcer Leah Hextall, game analyst Cassie Campbell-Pascall and reporter Christine Simpson will work the March 8 game in Calgary on Sportsnet, a Canadian national sports network. The game caps the network’s week of programming recognizing International Women’s Day.
Sunday’s broadcast will be produced by a female production team live from Calgary, Toronto and Salmon Arm, British Columbia, including Rogers Hometown Hockey executive producer Alison Redmond, game producer Maria Skinner and director Dawn Landis.
Sportsnet’s campaign will also include features on female sports trailblazers, including tennis great Billie Jean King, Toronto Raptors vice president of basketball operations Teresa Resch and former WTA head Stacey Allaster.
”International Women’s Day is an opportunity to inspire young women and put a spotlight on what is possible, while encouraging continued conversation and action to overcome gender-based barriers for women in the workplace,” Redmond said in a statement. ”I’m proud to work with highly talented women, whose skill, experience and perspective allow us to deliver sports programming at its best.”