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Whitecloud Indigenous role model for Golden Knights in Playoffs

Defenseman being cheered by Sioux Valley Dakota Nation community during West Second Round vs. Canucks

by William Douglas @WDouglasNHL / Staff Writer

Zach Whitecloud, the first Indigenous NHL player from the Sioux Valley Dakota Nation, said he gets texts and messages regularly from friends in the Manitoba community wondering if he's bored inside the Stanley Cup Playoffs bubble in Edmonton.

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Color of Hockey

Color of Hockey: Braceful paying it forward with NTDP

Working to launch college, pro playing careers for minority players

by William Douglas @WDouglasNHL / Staff Writer

William Douglas has been writing The Color of Hockey blog for the past eight years. Douglas joined in March 2019 and writes about people of color in the game. Today, he profiles Rod Braceful, assistant director of player personnel for the USA Hockey National Team Development Program.

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This Is Hockey

Grier, Salvador coach all-minority team to tournament championship

Former NHL players guide NextGen AAA Foundation at Beantown Summer Classic

by William Douglas @WDouglasNHL / Staff Writer

An all-minority team coached by former NHL players Mike Grier and Bryce Salvador won the Beantown Summer Classic Tuesday, with the help of a British import.

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Crosby donates 100,000 meals to Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank

Penguins captain's contribution will be distributed through multiple assistance programs @NHLdotcom

Sidney Crosby donated 100,000 meals to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank on Monday.

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Feeding our frontline workers

Victor Mete is showing his appreciation for the incredible work being done at local hospitals right now

by Matt Cudzinowski @CanadiensMTL /

MONTREAL - Victor Mete is treating frontline workers around town to lunch, courtesy of Dunn's Famous.

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KeyBank, M&T Bank partner with PSE effort to fight COVID-19

Partnership initiative will provide $540,000 in aid to Kaleida Health, Roswell Park and ECMC

by Pegula Sports and Entertainment @PegulaSE /

M&T Bank and KeyBank, in partnership with the First Niagara Foundation, have teamed up with Pegula Sports & Entertainment in its direct community aid initiative. PSE began the initiative March 25 in partnership with the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres Foundations.

Together, the companies will provide $540,000 to aid front line workers at Kaleida Health, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) in the local fight against COVID-19.

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Short Shifts

Blues, Cardinals team up to help St. Louis workers fighting coronavirus

Teams assist in Rise Up for Heroes initiative in metro area

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / Staff Writer

The St. Louis Blues are helping their hometown show front-line workers some love.

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Short Shifts

ALL IN Challenge features prizes from NHL, players for food charities

Winter Classic, Matthews meeting, dinner with Seguin, Lundqvist mask among prizes

by Cristina Ledra @cledra / Staff Writer

Superstars from sports and entertainment are giving fans the chance at once-in-a-lifetime experiences in an effort to fight food insecurity, and the NHL and its players are joining in the widespread charitable fundraiser.

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Blues, McBride Homes to host Virtual Blue Note 5K from May 1-3

Registration is free and open now; Fans can win daily fundraising prizes

by St. Louis Blues / Press Release

ST. LOUIS - The St. Louis Blues, in partnership with McBride Homes, announced today the organization will host the Virtual Blue Note 5K to benefit the Gateway Resilience Fund from Friday, May 1 to Sunday, May 3.

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Canucks Online 50/50 Raffle Raises $248K for COVID-19 Relief

by Canucks Communications @Canucks / Vancouver Canucks

Vancouver, B.C. - The Canucks for Kids Fund is pleased to announce that the online 50/50 raffle to support COVID-19 relief generated $248,848 for important causes during the coronavirus pandemic. The organizations receiving funding support areas including community nourishment, mental health and children's support programming.

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