Willie O’Ree Inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame

On Monday evening in Toronto, Willie O'Ree, the first Black professional hockey player in the NHL, was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. Surrounded by friends, family and fans, O'Ree accepted his induction with the style and grace he is known for. Not only was O'Ree present, but many of the Black fans and … Continue reading Willie O’Ree Inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame

Kaliya Johnson Joins the Boston Pride for the 2018-2019 Season

Kaliya Johnson has re-signed with the Pride with a 1-year contract for the NWHL's 2018-2019 season. Kaliya played with the Connecticut Whale her rookie year, but played with the Pride last season and played hockey at Boston University while getting a degree in Sociology / Applied Psychology / Human Development. Kaliya was also part of the … Continue reading Kaliya Johnson Joins the Boston Pride for the 2018-2019 Season

Blake Bolden Signs With The Buffalo Beauts

Blake Bolden, professional hockey player and urban gardener, signed with the Buffalo Beauts for the 2018-2019 NWHL season. https://twitter.com/BuffaloBeauts/status/1029729985991458816 Wearing a crisp new #20, Blake joins former Boston College teammate, Emily Pfalzer, and netminder Shannon Szabados in signing with the Beauts this summer. Blake spent last season playing hockey in Switzerland after Team USA failed to … Continue reading Blake Bolden Signs With The Buffalo Beauts

Prospects of Color: Jermaine Loewen for the Dallas Stars

Drafted June 2018 by the Dallas Stars, Jermaine Loewen's hockey career defies expectations. While the economic barriers of hockey could have been a roadblock to the majors, Jermaine was adopted from a Jamaican orphanage at the age of four. He moved to Manitoba, Canada where the Loewens fostered his love of the game and looked … Continue reading Prospects of Color: Jermaine Loewen for the Dallas Stars

Kelsey Koelzer, Madison Bowey, Devante Smith-Pelly and the Summer of Black Hockey Excellence

2018 is the summer of Black hockey excellence! On July 30th, Madison Bowey, defensive player for the Washington Capitals, celebrated his team's Stanley Cup Championship win with family and friends in Winnipeg. He ate pierogies out of the Cup and hung out with fans in his local community. Madison recently signed a two-year extension with … Continue reading Kelsey Koelzer, Madison Bowey, Devante Smith-Pelly and the Summer of Black Hockey Excellence

Black Hockey History: The Maritime Colored Hockey League

Did you know Black folks have been playing hockey since the 1800s? The Maritime Colored Hockey League was founded in Nova Scotia in 1894 and had teams with names like The Eureka and Jubilee. George and Darril Fosty wrote a book about the league, Black Ice: The Lost History of the Colored Hockey League of … Continue reading Black Hockey History: The Maritime Colored Hockey League