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Color of Hockey: Olympic dream drives Lebanon

Look to build on experience at LATAM Cup

by William Douglas @WDouglasNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

William Douglas has been writing The Color of Hockey blog for the past nine years. Douglas joined NHL.com in March 2019 and writes about people of color in the sport. Today, he profiles Ralph Melki and Lebanon's national hockey program.

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Color of Hockey: Kings bring game to Mexico with youth camp

Stars, Coyotes also looking to grow sport in country

by William Douglas @WDouglasNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

William Douglas has been writing The Color of Hockey blog for the past nine years. Douglas joined NHL.com in March 2019 and writes about people of color in the sport. Today, he profiles efforts by the Los Angeles Kings to grow hockey in Mexico.

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Color of Hockey: Soares loving transition from player to assistant coach

Former Ohio State captain among growing group of Black women joining ranks

by William Douglas @WDouglasNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

William Douglas has been writing The Color of Hockey blog for nine years. Douglas joined NHL.com in March 2019 and writes about people of color in the sport. Today, Colby College assistant Olivia Soares, who is among a small but growing group of Black women entering hockey's coaching ranks.

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Minority hockey club documentary 'The Cannons' aims for inclusion in game

Film chronicles Fort Dupont in Washington, D.C., longest-running such program in North America

by Jon Lane @JonLaneNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

Neal Henderson greets inner-city youth living in southeast Washington, D.C., who join the Fort Dupont Cannons with a promise:

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Color of Hockey: Rossell, Garay team up on ESPN Deportes NHL coverage

Network airing up to 50 games in Spanish this season

by William Douglas @WDouglasNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

William Douglas has been writing The Color of Hockey blog for the past nine years. Douglas joined NHL.com in March 2019 and writes about people of color in the sport. Today, he profiles Carlos Rossell and Kenneth Garay, who broadcast NHL games for ESPN Deportes.

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Sabres honor James with new logo emphasizing Black history

Trailblazing forward was first American to break color barrier in NHL

by Lauren Merola @laurmerola / NHL.com Staff Writer

Breaking Barriers

Inside the Sabres' "Breaking Barriers" design

Edreys Wajed details the inspiration behind his take on the Sabres logo.

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On the 40th anniversary of his NHL debut, Val James was honored by the Buffalo Sabres with his own threads.

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Color of Hockey: Koelzer debuts as first Black woman to coach NCAA team

All-American defenseman at Princeton helped build Division III Arcadia from scratch

by William Douglas @WDouglasNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

William Douglas has been writing The Color of Hockey blog for the past nine years. Douglas joined NHL.com in March 2019 and writes about people of color in the sport. Today, he profiles Kelsey Koelzer, who experts say is the first Black female head coach in NCAA hockey.

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Devils to wear 'NJ Buy Black' helmet decals to support local businesses

Initiative is part of Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment's action plan to combat systemic racism

by William Douglas @WDouglasNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

The New Jersey Devils are sending a special message to hockey fans: Buy Black.

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Color of Hockey: Payne debuts, only Black men's pro coach in N. America

Wins in first game with Cincinnati of ECHL; 'We will see him in the NHL one day'

by William Douglas @WDouglasNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

William Douglas has been writing The Color of Hockey blog for the past nine years. Douglas joined NHL.com in March 2019 and writes about people of color in the sport. Today, he profiles Jason Payne, the only Black coach in North American men's professional hockey.

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Color of Hockey: Samuels-Thomas on track to become NHL referee

Former forward to work AHL games this season as part of making 'dream come true'

by William Douglas @WDouglasNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

William Douglas has been writing The Color of Hockey blog for the past nine years. Douglas joined NHL.com in March 2019 and writes about people of color in the sport. Today, he profiles Jordan Samuels-Thomas, who is poised to become the first Black referee in the NHL in more than 17 years.

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