Hockey Hall of Fame opens its doors to women

Thanks to new, separate criteria, two female players, a Canadian and an American, are inducted

Published November 8, 2010 8:20PM (EST)

The Hockey Hall of Fame has opened its doors to women for the first time

Angela James of Canada and Cammi Granato of the United States received their Hall of Fame rings on Monday.

They were inducted with former NHL star Dino Ciccarelli, builder Jim Devellano and the late Daryl "Doc" Seaman, one of the founders of the Calgary Flames. The acceptance speeches are Monday night.

The Hall of Fame established separate induction criteria for women this year, paving the way for James and Granato.

By Associated Press

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