Friday, January 28th, defenseman Angela Ruggiero will gear up for the Oilers against Rio Grande Valley.
Ruggiero is arguably one of the best women's hockey players in the world and is also the sister of Oilers goalie Bill Ruggiero. Angela Ruggiero will be the first woman (non-goalie) to play in a Central Hockey League Game, and naturally the Oilers will sport the first brother-sister tandem in North American pro hockey history.
Angela Ruggiero became the first woman to make more than a token appearance at a position other than goalie in a U.S. men's professional hockey game, playing defense and getting an assist Friday night for the Tulsa Oilers.
Seconds after being checked on her third shift of the night, Ruggiero responded by slamming a Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees player into the boards. She made solid passes, but she fit right in.