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Report: New Jersey Devils fire radio analyst Sherry Ross

The Devils have fired longtime radio analyst Sherry Ross, a pioneer among women in hockey broadcasting, NJ.com reported.

Ross, a former reporter for several newspapers, including Newsday, had been on the Devils’ broadcast team since 2007.

In a tweet posted on Tuesday, Ross wrote, “I wish nothing but the best for the Devils players and coaches. But keep an eye on eBay for lots of NJD merchandise on sale soon!”

The Devils also fired equipment manager Rich Matthews and video coordinator Taran Singleton.

Ross originally worked as a Devils radio analyst from 1992 to 1995. She covered the 1994 Final between the Rangers and Canucks for NHL Radio, a first for a woman.

In 2009, she became the first woman to do the play-by-play call for an English language radio broadcast of an NHL game, between the Devils and Senators.

“ESPECIALLY want to thank former Devils GM Lou Lamoriello, for encouraging me to tackle a completely new career and make some history,” Ross tweeted Tuesday. “Professionalism and loyalty are qualities prized by LL. Hope I didn’t disappoint. I hope there will be more women broadcasters in the future.”

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