Not only did the Clarenville Caribous sweep to Herder victory this past weekend defeating the St. John’s Caps four games to none, but they also made made NL hockey history.
The Caribous are the first senior hockey team in the province’s history to skate to victory under a female coach.
Rebecca Russell told VOCM Open Line with Paddy Daly says while being a female hockey coach is not normally something she calls specific attention to, she’s okay with it in relation to the Herder.
She says for this first time she’s okay with people recognizing the accomplishment, but otherwise she’s just a coach.
Russell says the victory was hard-fought given that the Caribous nearly folded earlier this year were it not for the dedication of the players, not to mention the controversial goal last year that handed the CeeBees the Herder victory.
She admits that was one of the main motivating factors that pushed them through.