New York Rangers’ youth hockey league is a game-changer for girls

New York Rangers’ youth hockey league is a game-changer for girls

NEW YORK—Amanda Kessel, like most elite women’s hockey players, grew up playing on boy’s teams. There were few female role models as all her coaches were male. She usually had a separate locker room from the rest of her teammates, and in some rinks she had to get dressed in a public bathroom. “I didn’t […]

Mississippi girls accused of stabbing, shooting mom to death

Mississippi girls accused of stabbing, shooting mom to death

MAGNOLIA, Miss. — Authorities say two sisters are accused of fatally stabbing and shooting their mother in southwest Mississippi. The Enterprise-Journal reports 32-year-old Ericka Hall was found dead in her yard near Magnolia early Saturday with multiple stab wounds and a gunshot wound. Pike County Sheriff Kenny Cotton says Hall was attacked by her 12- […]

‘There was a lot of blood’: 2 young girls hurt in brazen Toronto playground shooting

‘There was a lot of blood’: 2 young girls hurt in brazen Toronto playground shooting

Two girls, aged five and nine, were rushed SickKids Hospital following a daylight shooting at a playground in east Toronto Thursday. Police say they are searching for two suspects — the shooter and the driver of the getaway vehicle.  Emergency crews were called to the scene at 10 Alton Towers Circle, near McCowan Road and Steeles Avenue in Scarborough, around 5 p.m. ET. Eleven children […]

3 girls slightly injured after school bus tips over in Mississauga

3 girls slightly injured after school bus tips over in Mississauga

Three girls under the age of 12 were slightly injured early Monday after a school bus tipped over in Mississauga, Peel Regional Police say. Peel paramedics took the girls and the driver to a local hospital for assessment following the single vehicle crash on Britannia Road and Glen Erin Drive. Police were called to the scene […]

Former Canadian ski coach guilty of 37 sex charges involving girls on his team

Former Canadian women’s ski coach Bertrand Charest has been found guilty of 37 of 57 criminal charges he was facing, including sexual assault, involving girls he coached two decades ago. Quebec Court Judge Sylvain Lépine read his ruling in a packed courtroom in Saint-Jérôme, north of Montreal, on Thursday morning. Several of the women who testified against Charest were in the courtroom […]