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Condolences To Stan Fischler And His Family On The Passing Of His Wife Shirley

from Ivan Lajara of The Daily Freeman,

Shirley Fischler, a longtime Freeman columnist, author, broadcaster and journalist who once forced Madison Square Garden to get women admitted into the press box, died on Monday, May 12, 2014, at her home in Manhattan after a battle with cancer.

“She was a renaissance woman,” said her husband, Stan Fischler, also a Freeman columnist and a hockey expert for Madison Square Garden Network who is a prolific author of hockey books.

“She was a revolutionary woman,” he said, who not only fought Madison Square Garden for access to allow women access the press box in 1971, but also was the first female hockey analyst on television for the New England Whalers during the 1973 and 1974 season, a job she did with her husband.

“She was a pioneer.”


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SYF's avatar

Godspeed on your loss, Stan.

Posted by SYF from Twerkin' with Anastasia Ashley on 05/13/14 at 02:01 PM ET


Condolences to the Fischlers.

Posted by Cubanpuckstoppr on 05/13/14 at 02:20 PM ET


Sincerest condolences to Stan and his family.

Posted by pcoffey on 05/13/14 at 06:10 PM ET

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