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Color of Hockey: Perez dreams of following in Gomez's footsteps

ECHL forward among Hispanic players who see longtime NHL center as role model

by William Douglas @WDouglasNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

William Douglas has been writing The Color of Hockey blog for the past seven years. Douglas joined NHL.com in March and will be writing about people of color in the game. Today, as part of Hispanic Heritage Month, he looks at the legacy of former NHL player Scott Gomez.

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Frankenfest, Devils team up for players with developmental disabilities

Largest American Special Hockey Association event of season held in New Jersey

by Mike G. Morreale @mikemorrealeNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

WEST ORANGE, N.J. -- Jake Simon gave an honest assessment of his skating skill.

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Argentine players overcoming hurdles to get on ice

Lack of full-sized rinks, equipment shortages among biggest challenges

by William Douglas @WDouglasNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. -- Argentine hockey players have to go to the end of the world if they want to play a five-on-five game in their country.

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Color of Hockey: 'Willie' combines worlds for Capitals part owner

Johnson's film festival to show documentary about NHL's first black player

by William Douglas @WDouglasNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

William Douglas has been writing The Color of Hockey blog for the past seven years. Douglas joined NHL.com in March and will be writing about people of color in the game. Today, he profiles Sheila Johnson, a part owner of the Washington Capitals and founder of a major film festival that will show "Willie," the documentary about Willie O'Ree, who was the NHL's first black player.

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Colombia national team finds success despite lack of ice time

Without an arena in country, players stay sharp playing roller hockey

by William Douglas @WDouglasNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

Editor's note: In recognition of National Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs through Oct. 15, NHL.com is featuring hockey teams with Hispanic ties. Today is the Colombia national ice hockey team. 

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Girls' Hockey Weekend events helping increase participation, Skarupa says

Gold medalist at 2018 PyeongChang Olympics scheduled to represent Capitals at free clinics

by William Douglas @WDouglasNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

WASHINGTON -- Haley Skarupa enjoyed playing hockey growing up in Rockville, Maryland, but the lack of opportunities for girls in the game sometimes made it a challenge.

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Steward, minority owner of Blues, vows to promote diversity in hockey

Billionaire businessman says at symposium he wants to 'replicate' what he's done in NASCAR

by William Douglas @WDouglasNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- St. Louis Blues minority owner David L. Steward was celebrating on the TD Garden ice with his son after the Blues defeated the Boston Bruins in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final on June 12 when he noticed something.

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Stars look to expand hockey domain into Mexico through NHL Learn to Play

Plan more youth clinics in Mexico City after success last season

by William Douglas @WDouglasNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

William Douglas has been writing The Color of Hockey blog for the past seven years. Douglas joined NHL.com in March and will be writing about people of color in the game. Today, as part of Hispanic Heritage Month, he profiles efforts of the Dallas Stars and other NHL teams to grow hockey in Mexico.

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El Paso Rhinos helping Hispanic families embrace hockey

Games against Mexico's national team spotlight sport's growth in community

by William Douglas @WDouglasNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

EL PASO, Texas -- Joel and Maria De Los Reyes and their three children arrived two hours early for Sunday's game between the El Paso Rhinos and Mexico's national Under-20 team, sticking to what's become a family ritual.

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El Paso Rhinos, Mexico national team play, 'unite communities'

Game brings people together to celebrate hockey, honor recent shooting victims

by William Douglas @WDouglasNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

EL PASO, Texas -- Jose Aleman stood at the glass wearing an El Paso Rhinos jersey while his wife Carmen wore the green, red and white jersey of Mexico's National Under-20 team as the two teams warmed up on the ice.

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