The National Hockey League (NHL) Black Hockey History Tour will visit Anaheim and Honda Center on Feb. 24 and 25. The NHL and American Legacy have partnered to present a mobile museum that celebrates black achievement in hockey. The museum showcases today's stars while also looking back at the pioneers and trailblazers who helped shape NHL history.
The tour is part of the celebration of Black History Month as part of Hockey Is For Everyone, a joint NHL and NHLPA initiative that has celebrated diversity and inclusion in hockey since 1996. Every black player in NHL history will be represented in the museum and highlights include an entire wall dedicated to the achievements in black hockey history as well as a customized NHL locker room giving fans the opportunity to sit in a stall and take a photo.
Starting on Feb. 24 the truck will visit Westmont Elementary School in Anaheim at 12 p.m. The NHL's first black player, Willie O'Ree, and black women's hockey pioneer, Blake Bolden, will speak to 4th and 6th grade students as part of a Diversity Assembly in the Westmont Elementary library starting at 1 p.m. The truck will then be open to the community from 3:30-5 p.m. at Westmont Elementary School.
Prior to the Ducks game vs. Edmonton (7 p.m.) the Black History Tour will be at Honda Center starting at 5 p.m. Fans are encouraged to take in the exhibit and enjoy the pregame hockey spot. O'Ree and Bolden will also take part in the ceremonial puck drop at the start of the Feb. 25 Ducks game to help in celebrating the Hockey is For Everyone initiatives.