Columbus, GA - MARCH 13:  Shannon Szabados #40 of the Columbus Cottonmouths during warm ups at Columbus Civic Center on March 13, 2014 in Columbus, Georgia. The Pensacola Ice Flyers defeated the Columbus Cottonmouths 5-0. (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images)

Canada’s Shannon Szabados becomes first woman to post shutout in men’s pro hockey

Shannon Szabados of the Columbus (GA) Cottonmouths became the first woman to ever register a shutout in men’s professional hockey, with a 3-0 win over the Huntsville Havoc on Saturday night in the SPHL (Southern Professional Hockey League).

The 29-year-old goaltender stopped 33 Huntsville shots to make history.

It’s certainly not the first remarkable achievement for Szabados, as she’s also been a two-time Olympic gold medalist for the Canadian women’s team (Vancouver in 2010 and Sochi in 2014).

The Edmonton native is playing her second full season with Columbus, putting together a record of 18-16-4, a 3.29 goals-against average, and .907 save percentage over that time.


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