The NHL appears primed for a groundbreaking change to its officiating team in the near future.
The league is actively starting to look into female officials, Damien Cox reported on "Hockey Night in Canada" in the "Headlines" segment Saturday night.
"They're in the NFL and the NBA. They had a camp during the summer, they had an applicant there," Cox said.
Cox added that NHL Senior Vice President and Director of Officiating Stephen Walkom welcomes both male and female applicants.
The NFL hired its first full-time female official, Sarah Thomas, in April.