Politics, Sports, and Using the Platform For Change

  In 2013, the National Hockey League partnered with The 'You Can Play' Project, founded in 2012 by Patrick Burke, son of Brian Burke, former NHL executive and current hockey analyst. Since then, YCP nights have become an annual occurrence across the League, mandatory, with varied participation from each club. Most team celebrations consist of … Continue reading Politics, Sports, and Using the Platform For Change

BGHC Celebrates Black History Month in New York and Nashville

Black Hockey History in Harlem February is Black History month, and this year, the NHL is celebrating the achievements of Black hockey players with the American Legacy Black Hockey History Tour Bus, as well as highlighting Black hockey on their website. The National Hockey League invited Black Girl Hockey Club to the unveiling of this mobile … Continue reading BGHC Celebrates Black History Month in New York and Nashville

Hockey Twitter Rallies Around 12yo Player, Kalei Forga, Raises Funds For International Tournament

A Little Help From Our Friends Just before Christmas, I recieved an email via this blog from Michelle Forga asking for help signal boosting her 12 year old daughter, Kalei's, GoFundMe page. Kalei plays hockey in Minnesota and has a chance to play in an international tournament this year, as long as she can raise enough … Continue reading Hockey Twitter Rallies Around 12yo Player, Kalei Forga, Raises Funds For International Tournament

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