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Helene Elliott

Helene Elliott joined the Los Angeles Times’ Sports department in 1989. She became the first female journalist to be honored with a plaque in the Hall of Fame of a major professional sport as the 2005 winner of the Hockey Hall of Fame’s Elmer Ferguson Award, awarded to writers “who have brought honor to journalism and to hockey.” Elliott, a native of Brooklyn, N.Y., and graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, has covered 16 Olympics. She recently crossed covering Wimbledon off her bucket list.
1968: Hockey's western migration set the stage for success in L.A. and Las Vegas

The National Hockey League hit the jackpot last season when it expanded into the least traditional market imaginable. The speedy, spunky Vegas Golden Knights became the hottest show in a city that appreciates entertainment, getting off to a good start and proving their success wasn't a mirage whe...

1968: Hockey's western migration set stage for success in L.A., Las Vegas

The Vegas Golden Knights became the hottest show in a city that appreciates entertainment, getting off to a good start and proving their success wasn't a mirage when they reached the Stanley Cup Final. Theirs was just the latest success story since the league started to head west in 1967-68.

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