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

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