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'History is hers': Ella Shelton of Ingersoll, Ont. scores first ever PWHL goal


It’s been an historic day for women’s sports with the puck drop in the inaugural PWHL game in Toronto.

Ella Shelton of Ingersoll, Ont. has etched her name in the record books by scoring the first goal in league history 10:43 seconds into the first period for New York.

Shelton took a face-off win by Alex Carpenter and walked in from the blue line and her wrist shot went through a screen for the goal.

Daniella Ponticelli had the call on the TV broadcast, saying “history is hers” when Shelton scored the goal.

The league opener between Toronto and New York was played in front of a sold-out crowd at the Mattamy Athletic Centre.

“The emotions are just surreal right now. Coming to play your first professional hockey game in 2024, it’s quite a bang to start off the year,” said Shelton in an interview with TSN. “We have a special group in there. We have a lot of fun together, we work hard, and we come determined to put our best foot forward and be a successful team this year.” Top Stories

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