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Black History Month

Color of Hockey: Game growing from pee wees to pros

Readers of blog share photos demonstrating diversity, inclusion

by William Douglas / Special to NHL.com

Editor's note: William Douglas, author and creator of "The Color of Hockey," a blog that focuses on "hockey for fans and players of color," posted an entry on Tuesday about the NHL's celebration of Black History Month, while also pointing out how much more there is to do when it comes to diversity and inclusion in hockey. He also had his readers send him photos that show how diverse the game is.

Here is his story:

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Black History Month

Black History Month spotlight: O'Ree gets Hall call

Efforts on, off ice recognized six decades after groundbreaking NHL debut

by John Kreiser @jkreiser7713 / NHL.com Managing Editor

As part of the NHL's celebration of Black History Month, NHL.com will highlight great moments and important figures in black hockey history each day throughout February. Pioneers like Willie O'Ree, Angela James and Grant Fuhr will be featured.

Today we look at forward Willie O'Ree, who was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame on Nov. 12, 2018.

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Black History Month

O'Ree honored at Canadian Embassy during Black History Month celebration

NHL pioneer visits Washington, could receive Congressional Gold Medal

by Tom Gulitti @TomGulittiNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

WASHINGTON -- Willie O'Ree thought 2018 was a good year considering he was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame on Nov. 12.

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Black History Month

Black History Month spotlight: Smith-Pelly comes up big for Capitals

Scores seven goals in playoffs, including game-tying goal in Cup clincher

by John Kreiser @jkreiser7713 / NHL.com Managing Editor

As part of the NHL's celebration of Black History Month, NHL.com will highlight great moments and important figures in black hockey history each day throughout February. Pioneers like Willie O'Ree, Angela James and Grant Fuhr will be featured.

Today we look at forward Devante-Smith Pelly, who helped the Washington Capitals win their first Stanley Cup last season.

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Short Shifts

Capitals host O'Ree, U.S. Rep. Lewis for Black History Month celebration

Pioneers drop pucks before game against Senators

by Harvey Valentine @nhldotcom / NHL.com Correspondent

Capitals honor O'Ree, Lewis

OTT@WSH: O'Ree, Lewis drop ceremonial first puck

Willie O'Ree drops the first puck with civil rights pioneer and U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) for the Capitals' Black History Month celebration

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WASHINGTON -- U.S. Rep. John Lewis and 2018 Hockey Hall of Fame inductee Willie O'Ree participated in a ceremonial puck drop as part of the Washington Capitals' Black History in Hockey night at Capital One Arena on Tuesday.

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Black History Month spotlight: Alphonso realizes NHL dream

Follows Sharrers to become second black official in League

by John Kreiser @jkreiser7713 / NHL.com Managing Editor

As part of the NHL's celebration of Black History Month, NHL.com will highlight great moments and important figures in black hockey history each day throughout February. Pioneers like Willie O'Ree, Angela James and Grant Fuhr will be featured.

Today we look at Shandor Alphonso, the second black official in the NHL. 

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Five Questions With...

Five Questions with Wyclef Jean

Three-time Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter on Devils fandom, celebration of Black History Month

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

Wyclef tours Prudential Center

Wyclef Jean tours Devils Prudential Center facilities

Haitian rapper Wyclef Jean, who grew up in Newark, tours the Devils' facilities at Prudential Center and even gets a workout in with the boys

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NHL.com's Q&A feature called "Five Questions With …" runs every Tuesday. We talk to key figures and ask them questions to gain insight into their lives, careers and the latest news.

The latest edition features singer/songwriter, Newark, New Jersey-raised, and New Jersey Devils fan Wyclef Jean:

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Black History Month

Black History Month spotlight: Battle of the Subbans

Malcolm, Golden Knights defeat P.K., Predators in shootout

by John Kreiser @jkreiser7713 / NHL.com Managing Editor

As part of the NHL's celebration of Black History Month, NHL.com will highlight great moments and important figures in black hockey history each day throughout February. Pioneers like Willie O'Ree, Angela James and Grant Fuhr will be featured.

Today we look at the first NHL game between Malcolm Subban of the Vegas Golden Knights and his brother P.K. Subban of the Nashville Predators.

 

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Sunday Long Read

Ice Hockey in Harlem has impact beyond rink

Program giving kids chance to play sport, learn life lessons in New York City neighborhood

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

NEW YORK -- The fourth floor of the Oberia D. Dempsey Multi-Service Center is quiet on this Tuesday night. Outside, there is a mix of freezing snow and ice that will close the Central Park ice skating rink and impact hockey practice for dozens of kids in the Ice Hockey in Harlem program on Wednesday. But for now, a few hearty souls have made it into the unassuming building on West 127th Street for a class that is anything but normal.

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Black History Month spotlight: Sharrers breaks own barrier

Becomes first black NHL official in 1990

by John Kreiser @jkreiser7713 / NHL.com Managing Editor

As part of the NHL's celebration of Black History Month, NHL.com will highlight great moments and important figures in black hockey history each day throughout February. Pioneers like Willie O'Ree, Angela James and Grant Fuhr will be featured.

Today we look at forward Jay Sharrers, the first black official in the NHL. 

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