In a month that has seen the Toronto Raptors feature an all-female broadcast crew, while iconic competitors Cheryl Pounder and Sami Jo Small appeared on TSN’s NHL broadcasts, bravo to the Edmonton Oilers for adding to this remarkable momentum. For an organization that once invited legendary goaltender Shannon Szabados (who played minor hockey in Bonnyville, Alberta) to attend a practice, it was only fitting that another celebrated Albertan made her mark. Having starred for Canada in three Winter Games events (2010, 2014, 2018), Meaghan Mikkelson was invited to be part of the Oilers broadcast team.
With the Oilers facing off against the Ottawa Senators for a March 12 tilt, Mikkelson, a second generation player, whose father Bill, and brother Brendan, both played in the NHL, Meaghan added to the family’s growing hockey legacy. Joining Gene Principe, Mikkelson, whose television resume includes participation in the inaugural season of Amazing Race Canada, looked highly comfortable in front of the camera, sharing her insights and acumen on the game, a 6-2 triumph for the Oilers.