P.K. Subban retires from hockey

P.K. Subban retires from hockey

Veteran defenseman Pernell Karl Subban announced his retirement from hockey on Tuesday after 13 seasons in the NHL. He is one of five children of Jamaican immigrants Karl and Maria Subban. His brothers –Malcolm and Jordan – are professional hockey players. Malcom is a goaltender with the Sabres and Jordan, who has played in the […]

Herb Carnegie inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame

Herb Carnegie inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame

Herb Carnegie is regularly considered the best Black hockey player to never play in the NHL. Bоrn іn Tоrоntо, Ontario оn Nоvеmbеr 8, 1919, Hеrb grеw uр lіѕtеnіng to ‘Hockey Nіght іn Cаnаdа,’ dreaming оf one dау fоllоwіng hіѕ Tоrоntо Maple Lеаfѕ hеrоеѕ tо thе NHL. But аѕ thе son of Jаmаісаn іmmіgrаntѕ, thе раth […]

Hockey Nova Scotia names two awards recognizing former NHLer Bill Riley

Hockey Nova Scotia names two awards recognizing former NHLer Bill Riley

Hockey Nova Scotia has announced two new awards honoring the achievements of former NHLer Bill Riley. The Bill Riley Awards and Bill Riley Scholarships are named after William “Bill” James Riley from Amherst, who became the first African Nova Scotia to play at the NHL when he debuted on December 26, 1974. For Washington Capitals. […]

Independent committee’s findings on racism in GTA Hockey League

Independent committee’s findings on racism in GTA Hockey League

An independent committee, formed by the Greater Toronto Hockey League, has found that racism and discrimination exist in the GTHL and that there is a need to put greater efforts into promoting a culture of acceptance and inclusivity. The committee identified 44 recommendations that the GTHL may look to make in order to bring change […]

Hockey Diversity Alliance launches #TapeOutHate campaign

Hockey Diversity Alliance launches #TapeOutHate campaign

To eradicate racism in hockey Budweiser Canada and the Hockey Diversity Alliance (HDA), announced an official partnership with the launch of #TapeOutHate; an impactful campaign in support of the HDA’s ongoing mission to eradicate racism in hockey – both on and off the ice – with a specific and simple call to action to #TapeOutHate. […]

“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 […]