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CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY MONTH

The NHL and NHLPA commemorate Black achievement in hockey.

 

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O'REE HAS NUMBER RETIRED BY BRUINS, HONORING FIRST BLACK PLAYER IN NHL

'Overwhelmed and thrilled' to be recognized on anniversary of debut in 1958.

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ALPHONSO, SHARRERS ON O'REE

Current and retired NHL linesmen Shandor Alphonso and Jay Sharrers, respectively, discuss Willie O'Ree's impact on their hockey careers.

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O'REE COMMUNITY HERO AWARD ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS FOR 2021-22

Given annually to person who positively impacts culture through hockey.
 

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BLACK WOMEN SEEING GROWTH OF NUMBERS IN NCAA HISTORY MONTH ESSAY

13 on Division I, Division III rosters this season more than triple the total from 2019.

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New Kings (and Queen) in L.A

Blake Bolden, Quinton Byfield, Akil Thomas and Boko Imama discuss the example they set for young players, and growing the game of hockey.

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Willie O'Ree overcame numerous obstacles to become the first Black player in the National Hockey League. He has touched the lives of tens of thousands of young children and inspired generations of hockey players of all races, color, gender and ethnicity.

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O'REE CONGRESSIONAL GOLD MEDAL BILL PASSED BY HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Bipartisan vote final legislative act to award highest honor to first Black player in NHL.

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22 FACTS ABOUT WILLIE O'REE

O'Ree prepares to have his No. 22 jersey retired by the Bruins, take a look at 22 facts from his career and life.
 

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NHL CELEBRATES O'REE'S IMPACT

Current and former NHL players, and politicians congratulate O'Ree.

 

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INTERVIEWS

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Kwame Damon Mason, Akil Thomas, Elijah Roberts and their guest talk hockey and offer a unique perspective on the game they love, with a little flavor and personality.