Did you know that #OFFSIDE author and founder #RhondaTaylor played for the #RedBarons, described in the documentary linked below as, “other than a few school teams, the first women’s hockey team in #Kingston,” a small #Ontario city that is not just a hockey hotbed that argues to be the birthplace of the game, but is also Rhonda’s own hometown, nestled right on Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River.
Rhonda herself learned how to skate and play the game she loves at Victoria Park in her central Kingston neighbourhood. When she reached college age, Rhonda was able to compete at a high level right around the corner from where she grew up, at Queen’s University for the #GoldenGaels, where her passion for hockey continued to grow. The Red Barons allowed body contact, whereas the Golden Gaels did not, one of the more interesting debates that has occurred as the #femalegame has grown.
Rhonda joined the Kingston Red Barons women’s hockey team in 1969.
Check out the documentary below to hear the story of “a real Canadian hockey moment” from Rhonda, who is very proud, honoured and humbled to have been a part of this very special project for the Red Barons and women’s hockey in Kingston.Massive thanks to #LightStruckProduction, producer David McCallum, the incomparable Red Barons captain and leader Cookie Cartwright, and the rest of Rhonda’s Red Baron teammates, friends, family members and supporters for putting together this true blast from the past — and an absolutely beautiful and meaningful documentary.