Champion Contemplates Women’s Hockey’s Future

Kingsville recognizes local Olympians Meghan Agosta-Marciano and Corbin Watson on April 12, 2014. (Photo courtesy Aimee Omstead)

Gold-medal Olympic hockey player Meghan Agosta-Marciano says women’s hockey has come a long way, but it still has a way to go yet.

The Team Canada forward says women don’t play hockey for the money, but maybe someday they should. “It’s our job right now to do what we can to get hockey to that next level and that’s pro where girls can play to get paid.”

She says when she first started out women’s hockey was new in Windsor-Essex. “I’m so proud of where I come from,” she says. “You know Windsor, Essex County, these are my stomping grounds. This is where my career began, and it’s all about giving back. To me it’s not about the gold medals, it’s about inspiring young boys and girls to do something special.”

Agosta-Marciano has three gold medals, the most recent one from the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia where Team Canada beat Team U.S.A. 3-2 in overtime.