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Habs Pride on full display

Former Hab Georges Laraque joined members of the Canadiens who took part in Sunday's Pride parade in Montreal

by Dan Braverman @CanadiensMTL / canadiens.com

Habs march in #prideMTL parade

Habs take part in Montreal Pride parade

Canadiens employees, Georges Laraque and mascot Youppi! marched in support of respect and equality for all at Sunday's #prideMTL parade

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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.

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Summer hockey a reality on Governors Island

Founder builds Mel's Rink to honor memory of stepdaughter

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / NHL.com Staff Writer

NEW YORK -- Thanks largely to Marc Kohn, hockey is in season on Governors Island on an 85-degree day in August.

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Brown raised more than $1,300 during marathon charity 'Fortnite' event

Wild forward played video game online for 24 straight hours, donated money to Hockey Is For Everyone

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J.T. Brown's marathon "Fortnite" event was a rousing success.

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Salvador mentoring youths, making difference for NextGEN AAA Foundation

Former Devils captain working with nonprofit organization to help low-income, at-risk children

by Jon Lane @JonLaneNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

NEW YORK -- It's in Bryce Salvador's bloodline to lead and make a difference.

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Hartnell boosts youth hockey players through foundation

NHL forward pays expenses for Minnesota camp

by Adam Kimelman @NHLAdamK / NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

Dmitri Williams doesn't list Scott Hartnell as one of his favorite hockey players, but the longtime NHL forward ranks among his favorite people.

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Brown set for charity 'Fortnite' marathon featuring Gaudreau, Boeser

Wild forward will play game for 24 straight hours, send donations to Hockey Is For Everyone

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / NHL.com Staff Writer

J.T. Brown found a good night for "Fortnite." And an even better cause.

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NHL, You Can Play participate in Pride Parades in NYC, Toronto

League employees and guests march to celebrate equality

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For the second straight year, the NHL participated in the Pride Parade in New York City and Toronto, celebrating equality and ideals of the League's Hockey Is For Everyone initiative.

The parade, which took place on Sunday in New York City and Toronto, but will be held in Montreal in August 19, drew large crowds to march in the streets.

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Willie O'Ree Community Hero Award finalists announced

Fans can select recipient of inaugural award on NHL.com through June 1

by Jon Lane @JonLaneNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

The three finalists for the first Willie O'Ree Community Hero Award were released Friday.

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.

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Learn To Play getting boost from Pure Hockey

Retailer providing equipment for joint NHL, NHLPA youth program

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Learn to Play gets on the ice

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

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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.

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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

by Kayleigh Jackson / Wild.com

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. 

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