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 […]

Jamaican hockey team: Dreaming of Olympics

Jamaican hockey team: Dreaming of Olympics

Graeme Townshend, the first Jamaican-born player in the NHL and a former skating coach for the Maple Leafs, hopes to help Jamaica field an Olympic hockey team in the next eight to 20 years. A talent identification camp this weekend in Toronto is the first step to the Olympics for a country with no rinks. […]