“Black Ice” – film celebrating Black women in hockey history

“Black Ice” – film celebrating Black women in hockey history

Last week UNINTERRUPTED Canada announced LeBron James, Maverick Carter, Drake, and Adel ‘Future’ Nur will serve as Executive Producers for “Black Ice” a full-length feature documentary following the “history, influence, and racialized journey of Black hockey players and explores the topic of systemic racism in the game.” “This project presents a rich opportunity to explore […]

O’Ree’s hockey stick reminds Trudeau of the work needed to combat racism

O’Ree’s hockey stick reminds Trudeau of the work needed  to combat racism

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau  has added himself to a long list of people inspired by the life and career of  William O’Ree, who in January 1958 became the first Black man to play in the National Hockey League (NHL). Trudeau says he keeps a signed hockey stick from O’Ree as a constant reminder […]

Former NHL enforcer Georges Laraque hospitalized with COVID-19

Former NHL enforcer Georges Laraque hospitalized  with COVID-19

Former National Hockey League  enforcer Georges Laraque, who is in a Quebec hospital after contracting COVID-19, said his condition was steadily improving but that people needed to take the respiratory disease seriously. In a series of videos posted over the weekend, the 43-year-old Montreal native said he was training for a marathon and delivering food […]

Canadian Black History Month stamp celebrates little-known hockey history

Canadian Black History Month stamp celebrates little-known hockey history

HALIFAX, N.S. – Canada Post has unveiled a stamp honouring the Colored Hockey Championship and the all-Black hockey teams in the Maritimes that competed for it between 1895 and the early 1930s. In this little-known chapter in Canadian hockey history, determined organizers and players arranged their own challenge matches, dispelling hurtful misconceptions and changing the […]

O’Ree for Hockey Hall of Fame

O’Ree for Hockey Hall of Fame

FREDERICTON— Willie O’Ree, the first black player in the National Hockey League, was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame on Tuesday. O’Ree, 82, who hails from Fredericton, New Brunswick, will be the third black player in the Hall, joining Edmonton Oilers goalie Grant Fuhr and Canadian women’s national team captain Angela James. On January […]

Puck injures Malcolm Subban’s throat

PORTLAND, Maine – The Boston Bruins updated the condition of Malcolm Subban after the goaltending prospect took a puck to his throat before his AHL game Saturday night in Portland. Malcolm Subban, of Caribbean heritage, “was struck in the throat with a puck Saturday night during pregame warmups. He was transported to Maine Medical Centre […]

Subban ends season a winner in Toronto

Subban ends season a winner in Toronto

P.K. Subban came home on the weekend and gave his Jamaican-Canadian fans – but not Leafs fans – one more reason to love him. The Montreal Canadiens star defenceman, born in Toronto of Jamaican parents, played at the Air Canada Centre Saturday night against the Toronto Maple Leafs, beating the Leafs 4-3 with a shootout […]