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In 1958, Wille O’Ree laced up his skates and changed the National Hockey League forever by becoming the first black professional hockey player. Born in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Willie was the youngest of 13 children and one of only two Black families living in Fredericton.  He started playing hockey at...
Jason McCrimmon is thankful.  Thankful that there are more minority players in hockey than ever before.  Happy that he has the opportunity to sell hockey in his hometown of Detroit and glad that he no longer personally knew every Black hockey player in professional leagues.    But the native Detroiter also...
In an effort “To eradicate systemic racism and intolerance in hockey,” nine current and former NHL players have recently formed the Hockey Diversity Alliance (HDA), a group committed to inspiring a new and diverse generation of hockey players and fans.  Specifically, this alliance aims to provide resources and develop tools...

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