RELEASE | Rebecca Dow Makes EOJHL History Becoming First Female Director Of Hockey Operations

Graphic and Article by Mason Detre


Ottawa, Ontario – Rebecca Dow makes EOJHL history by becoming the first female Director of Hockey Operations. Throughout Dow’s playing career, she grew up playing in the Ottawa Sting organization and then made the transition to Girls hockey in Major Bantam with the Ottawa Senators. Dow then started playing in the Provincial Women’s Hockey League (PWHL) with the Ottawa Senators and then she finished her Junior career with the Ontario Hockey Academy (OHA) by becoming team Captain. In 2014-15 season, Dow played her one and only season with the Carleton Ravens (17 GP, 1G, 2A)

Dow is the first female in EOJHL history to hold a high position in this league. She is very excited about getting this position and wants to encourage other young girls and women that anything can happen despite being a Female.

“It is such an amazing opportunity and I’m so grateful that I’m able to help break down these barriers in the game of Hockey. My hope is that young girls and women will see the growing number of females in the game and it encourages them continuing to strive to accomplish their goals in the hockey world despite being a Female in male dominant roles.”

I was very excited and honoured to be offered the position and I’m really looking forward to getting the ball rolling, learning as much as possible and hopeful for the season to start as soon as possible, said Dow on getting the Director of Hockey Operations position.

Dow is thrilled to get started and so is EOJHL Commissioner Marc Franche, who was named the Commissioner not too long ago.

“The EOJHL is extremely fortunate to have Rebecca join the league as Director of Hockey Operations. Her unique hockey background and insight will greatly enhance the league’s profile.”

Dow’s goal becoming Director of Hockey Ops is to help bring awareness and promote this league to give it and the players the recognition they deserve.