The Hockey Hall of Fame is no longer just for male inductees.

Cammi Granato and Angela James changed that yesterday when they became the first women elected to be enshrined. Along with former NHL All-Star Dino Ciccarelli, Granato and James will go in as part of the players category during an induction ceremony in November.

Longtime Red Wings executive Jimmy Devellano, who served as a scout and assistant general manager with the Islanders, and the late Daryl "Doc" Seaman - a founding owner of the Calgary Flames - were elected as builders.

Though women always had been eligible for induction, the Hall made it easier when it established a women's subcategory this year.

Granato played on the U.S. women's hockey team for 15 years and led the club to a gold medal at the 1998 Nagano Olympics.

James was a four-time world champion with the Canadian women's team.

Renney to coach Oilers

Pat Quinn is out as coach of the Edmonton Oilers after finishing last in the NHL standings in his first season. Assistant Tom Renney, the former coach of the Rangers, has been promoted to be his replacement. The Oilers said that Quinn is moving into the front office as a senior adviser.

Niedermayer retires

Ducks defenseman Scott Niedermayer, 36, announced his retirement after an 18-year career that included four Stanley Cups, including three with the Devils. - AP

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