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Capitals introduce kids to hockey with 'Breaking the Ice' initiative

Partner with NHL, Dc Mamba to provide equipment, instructional videos

by William Douglas @WdouglasNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

The Washington Capitals launched a new program aimed at introducing hockey to first-time players at home, featuring instruction videos led by a Black-owned nonprofit hockey group.

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Color of Hockey: Villegas feels like 'superwoman' on U.S. sled team

Amputee who fled native Venezuela finds outlet, purpose from competition

by William Douglas @WDouglasNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

William Douglas has been writing The Color of Hockey blog for the past eight years. Douglas joined NHL.com in March 2019 and writes about people of color in the game. Today, he profiles U.S. women's sled hockey player Karina Villegas.

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Red Wings, Labatt USA to donate $60,000 to three Detroit hockey rinks

by DetroitRedWings.com @DetroitRedWings / DetroitRedWings.com

DRW, Labatt USA rink donation

DRW Foundation, Labatt USA Detroit Rink Donation

Detroit Red Wings Foundation and Labatt USA will donate $60,000 to three Detroit hockey rinks in support of welcoming players back to the ice

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The Detroit Red Wings Foundation is excited to partner with Labatt USA to welcome Detroit's hockey players back to the ice with the help of a $60,000 donation to three of the city's hockey rinks, as part of the Detroit Red Wings' groundbreaking Learn, Play, Score platform.

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Orange Shirt Day part of 'making Canada whole again'

Brings awareness of impact of residential schools to Indigenous communities

by William Douglas @WDouglasNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

Kim Barrington was on the subway in Toronto last September when a young boy admired the orange shirt that she wore to honor the survivors of Canada's residential schools system.

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Hockey popularity surging in Hispanic communities, impacting all levels

Growing number of players in NHL, juniors, college opening doors for next generation

by William Douglas @WDouglasNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

Editor's note: The NHL is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs through Oct. 15, by highlighting the history and growing impact of Hispanics at all levels of the game. Today, we look at how far the game has come in the Hispanic community.

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Color of Hockey: Kim's approach to development breeding success

Skills coach contributing to growth in players of color coming from California

by William Douglas @WDouglasNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

William Douglas has been writing The Color of Hockey blog for the past eight years. Douglas joined NHL.com in March 2019 and writes about people of color in the game. Today, he profiles Alex Kim, a prominent skills development and junior team coach in California.

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NHL, NHLPA partnering with Hockey Diversity Alliance

Grassroots development program among League, union initiatives to make game more inclusive

by William Douglas @WDouglasNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

The NHL and NHL Players' Association are partnering with the Hockey Diversity Alliance to create a first-of-its-kind grassroots hockey development program aimed toward young players of color in the greater Toronto area.

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Red Wings, Tigers partner with Secretary of State to help voting efforts

Little Caesars Arena to serve as venue for poll worker training; organizations will drive voter awareness and participation

by DetroitRedWings.com @DetroitRedWings

DETROIT - The Detroit Tigers and Detroit Red Wings announced today a partnership with the Michigan Secretary of State's office to support the successful facilitation of the November 2020 election and to encourage voter participation in Detroit and throughout the state of Michigan.

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Keeper signs with Panthers, first NHL player from Pimicikamak Cree Nation

Defenseman gets one-year, two-way contract; could play regular role next season

NHL.com @NHLdotcom

Brady Keeper, the first person from Pimicikamak Cree Nation in Manitoba to play in the NHL, signed a one-year, two-way contract to stay with the Florida Panthers on Monday. Financial terms were not released.

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MacKinnon seeking ways for Avalanche to aid fight for social justice

Center says 'you have to ask questions and learn' about combating racism, police brutality

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

Nathan MacKinnon has spoken with teammates Nazem Kadri and Pierre-Edouard Bellemare, each a person of color, about reaching out to activists in Denver to determine how the Colorado Avalanche can do something actionable to fight systemic racism and police brutality.

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