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Shannon Szabados, woman hockey star, signs with Cottonmouths - US men's pro team

Shannon Szabadoz
Shannon Szabadoz
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Shannon Szabados has her eyes set on her next goal after having won her second consecutive gold medal as the goaltender of the Canadian women’s Olympic hockey team in Sochi’s 2014 Winter Olympic Games, according to a Yahoo! News report on Friday.

He next stated goal is not a third Olympic medal, but instead to be part of a professional men’s hockey team.

Szabados made her latest goal known herself by posting online to social media Twitter on Friday. She messaged:

Well here goes nothing Heading to the @SPHL to join the @Cottonmouths for the remainder of their season See you on the 12th guys! #snakes – Shannon Szabados (@ShannonSzabados) March 7, 2014

Szabados has signed a contract with the Southern Professional Hockey League’s Columbus Cottonmouths.

The Columbus Cottonmouths assert that Szabados’ signing will make her the first female to play hockey in the Southern Professional Hockey League since its inception ten years ago. Head Coach Jerome Bechard says that he is very excited to get a world class athlete that has competed and has faced high-pressure situations. Bechard says that she has won at every level she has played – in women’s hockey or in men’s hockey.

Szabados will be introduced before the next Cottonmouths’ home game on Thursday, March 13, 2014.