As of this morning, Linda Cohn has anchored a record 5,000 SportsCenter’s. She’s covered many events spanning several sports. But her favorite sport is hockey.

Her love of hockey dates back to when she was growing up on Long Island as a Rangers fan. If you’ve followed Cohn’s story, then you’re aware that she was a goalie for her boy’s high school hockey team and also played for her college women’s team as well.

It’s hard to believe that through the years, Cohn has never visited the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto. That was finally rectified last week when she made the trek to Canada as a guest of the Hall before attending the New York Rangers-Toronto Maple Leafs game.

Cohn told the Toronto Sun that going to the Hall of Fame was an educational experience:

“It was an unexpected education, putting names to faces,” Cohn said. “It made me think. I played in the 1970s. If I was born a little later, I might have had the chance to make the Olympics when they opened to women’s hockey.”

Cohn says she’s proud of the work she has done at ESPN including fighting the fight for hockey highlights which have become scarce on SportsCenter, but she does acknowledge that the network will carry the World Cup of Hockey later this fall so there will be coverage of the event on the ESPN Family of Networks.

As for the Hockey Hall of Fame, Cohn is happy to have scratched the visit off her bucket list after having been to other halls including baseball and football (and country music as well) and looks forward to continuing at ESPN for years to come.

[Toronto Sun]

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Ken has been covering the sports media in earnest at his own site, Fang's Bites since May 2007 and at Awful Announcing since March 2013.

He provides a unique perspective having been an award-winning radio news reporter in Providence and having worked in local television.

Fang celebrates the four Boston Red Sox World Championships in the 21st Century, but continues to be a long-suffering Cleveland Browns fan.

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