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Angela James
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Hockey Player
    (December 22, 1964- )
    Born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Played for Seneca College (1982-85), North York Aeros (1992-94, 1997-98), Toronto Red Wings (1995-96), Newtonbrook Panthers (1996-97) and the Beatrice Aeros (1998-2000)
    Played for the Canadian National Team (1990-99)
    Hockey Hall of Fame inductee (2010)
    She was born out of wedlock.
    She is often referred as the Wayne Gretzky of women's hockey.
    She was allowed to play hockey in her neighbourhood after her mother threatened a lawsuit against the team.
    She was snubbed from the first Canadian women's Olympic ice hockey team, which drew criticism from hockey pundits (1998).
    Despite her accolades and credentials in women's hockey, she didn't receive mainstream recognition.
    She grew up poor in Toronto's Flemingdon Park neighbourhood.
    She overcame racial discrimination at the hands of her family members and classmates.
    One of her paternal half-brothers is former Edmonton Oilers defenseman Theo Peckham.
    She is considered one of the first superstars in women's hockey.
    She is the first female hockey player inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.
    She is also the first LGBT player and second player of color to be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.
    She is considered an ambassador for the sport of women's hockey.

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