By DAN GREENSPAN, Related Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Aisha Visram is believed to have turn out to be the primary lady to work on the bench of an NHL regular-season recreation in any capability when she served as athletic coach for the Los Angeles Kings of their 6-2 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday night time.
In response to the Skilled Hockey Athletic Trainers Society and Society of Skilled Hockey Gear Managers, Visram doubtless made historical past when she stepped in as a result of three Kings assist staffers had been unavailable due to COVID-19 protocols.
“That’s unimaginable. That’s nice. We’d like extra of that in our recreation,” Kings coach Todd McLellan mentioned.
Visram is the pinnacle coach for the Kings’ American Hockey League affiliate in Ontario, California. She beforehand labored with Adirondack of the ECHL and at St. Lawrence College in Canton, New York.
McLellan mentioned having Visram on the bench was a reminder that it takes greater than gamers and coaches for an expert hockey crew to operate and succeed.
“I can let you know that Aisha is an enormous a part of our group,” McLellan mentioned. “And we don’t speak about these folks. We don’t speak concerning the trainers or the gear folks, however she’s mentoring with (Kings head athletic coach) Chris Kingsley and the remainder of the employees, and accepted an enormous position there and does an amazing job, so unreal reward for her. And all people’s an enormous a part of it, so embrace her in it.”
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