Canadiens employees, Georges Laraque and mascot Youppi! marched in support of respect and equality for all at Sunday's #prideMTL parade
MONTREAL - The colors of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer (LGBTQ+) rainbow contained an extra hint of bleu-blanc-rouge on Sunday, as members of the Canadiens, along with former Hab Georges Laraque and mascot Youppi!, joined in the city's annual Pride parade through the streets of downtown on Sunday.
O'Ree, the NHL's Diversity Ambassador, and his committee chose the finalists from a pool of nine semifinalists based on their demonstration of impressive leadership, collaboration and behavior that has transcended the sport, improved lives and helped others reach their potential.
Bringing the community together with Learn to Play
Capitals alumni and Slapshot team up with Learn to Play to introduce and get kids involved in hockey as well as bring the community together
The motivation was simple for David Nectow. The president of Pure Hockey, a hockey retailer with 54 stores throughout the United States, was intrigued by the Learn To Play program, a joint initiative of the NHL and NHL Players' Association to offer more families a chance to experience youth hockey while inspiring them to join the hockey community.
That was the impetus for the NHL and NHLPA to enter into a partnership agreement with Pure Hockey to provide equipment for Learn To Play.
Minnesota Whitecaps join NWHL as first-ever expansion team
Franchise will be the fifth team in the National Women's Hockey League and first in Midwest
ST. PAUL -- Today the National Women's Hockey League (NWHL) announced that it would absorb the independent Minnesota Whitecaps as its newest team. The Whitecaps will be the fifth team in the NWHL, and the first Minnesota-based team in professional women's hockey.
"This sport is so exciting, the women are so talented, and this is gonna be a great, great success, a great boon to Minnesota," said Minnesota governor Mark Dayton.