When Brianna Decker looks back on 2018-19, she’ll likely do so with a mix of contrasting emotions. That’s because there was nobody in the hockey world who had a stranger, more rewarding and more eventful season.
When Decker was named MVP of the Clarkson Cup in March, neither she nor anyone else knew she would hold the distinction of being the last one to win the award, or that her Calgary Inferno team would be remembered as the last team to be crowned champions of the Canadian Women’s League. There’s a good chance she also didn’t know that months later she’d be facing the most uncertainty she has ever stared down in her career, being one of the 200 female players who vowed to sit out the 2019-20 season unless a viable women’s league is formed.
But uncertainty is nothing new to Decker, wh...
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Ken Campbell, The Hockey News' senior writer, is in his second tour with the brand after an eight-year stint as a beat reporter for the Maple Leafs for the Toronto Star. The Sudbury native once tried out for the Ontario League's Wolves as a 30-year-old. Needless to say, it didn't work out.