Ève Gascon could become the first woman to play in the QMJHL since Charline Labonté did so in 2000-01 after getting called up by the QMJHL's Gatineau Olympiques.
Gascon has spent the season with the Saint-Laurent Patriotes of the QCHL, posting a 9-5-0 record in 15 games. The move comes as Alexis St-Amount-Lachance was sent down to the AAA Terrebonne Cobras, with his demotion meaning that Gascon could get a start in the coming days.
If Gascon was to play a game, Gascon would join Manon Rheaume and Labonté as the only women to do so in QMJHL history. Labonte said in an interview back in 2019 with Hockey Canada, she has full confidence that Gascon will become a star. Gascon will join the team will be for the game against the Val D’or Foreurs on Saturday.
If you've followed the women's hockey scene in recent years, you know all too well what Gascon brings to the table. She had an excellent run with Canada's U-18 team in 2019, winning silver after a magnificent four-game stretch.
Gascon is also the only goalie woman goaltender to be a starter in the top Quebec midget league, spending two seasons with the College Esther-Blondin Phenix before getting shut out of play last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.