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Erie Otters add Kiana Scott to scouting staff

Erie Otters have hired the OHL’s first female scout. (Photo by Luke Durda/OHL Images)

The Erie Otters have announced that Kiana Scott is joining the team’s scouting staff.

The move is a historic one, as Scott becomes the Ontario Hockey League’s first female scout.

“It feels incredible to be a part of such an amazing organization,” said Scott.

“This opportunity gives me the chance to be the scout I’ve always dreamed of being. I started my scouting career from the bottom and have worked very hard and overcome a lot to get where I am today. I always admired OHL scouts at the arenas, I never thought I would be scouting alongside them as the first female OHL scout.”

Scott joins the Otters after nearly two years as a member of the International Scouting Services’ Mentorship Program. While with ISS Hockey, the Barrie native observed and reported on Major Bantam AAA, Minor Midget AAA, Major Midget AAA, Junior C, and the OJHL.

“The Otters organization builds itself around dynamic individuals who have relentless work habits, and Kiana fits our mold,” General Manager Dave Brown spoke of Scott.

“She’s a tireless worker who we noticed continuously over the course of the season. With her diligence and eye for talent, we know she will contribute to the continued building of our organization’s talent pool.”

Scott joins the Otters as the team’s bantam scout.

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