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Color of Hockey: Mongo's anti-racism program brings personal touch

University of Ottawa forward's plan lets young people share experiences

by William Douglas @WDouglasNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

William Douglas has been writing The Color of Hockey blog for the past eight years. Douglas joined NHL.com in March 2019 and writes about people of color in the game. Today, he profiles University of Ottawa forward Yvan Mongo, who has developed an anti-racism program with a personal touch.

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Ward hired by Golden Knights as AHL assistant

Former NHL forward becomes one of few Black coaches in professional hockey

by William Douglas @WDouglasNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

Joel Ward was hired as an assistant coach for the Vegas Golden Knights' American Hockey League affiliate in Henderson, Nevada, on Monday.

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Color of Hockey: Smith happy original Sharks logo making comeback

Artist's iconic image featured on Reverse Retro jerseys this season

by William Douglas @WDouglasNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

William Douglas has been writing The Color of Hockey blog for the past eight years. Douglas joined NHL.com in March 2019 and writes about people of color in the game. Today, he profiles Terry Smith, a Northern California artist who created the original logo for the San Jose Sharks.

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Thomas making adjustments on, off ice as pro career starts in Germany

Kings forward prospect using opportunity with Eisbaren Berlin to get ready for NHL

by William Douglas @WDouglasNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

Akil Thomas has noticed a lot of differences during his time in Germany, from the food to the language to the driving. Even the hockey is different.

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Color of Hockey: Ohashi excited to join Kraken as head video analyst

Among growing number of minorities finding new paths into NHL

by William Douglas @WDouglasNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

William Douglas has been writing The Color of Hockey blog for the past eight years. Douglas joined NHL.com in March 2019 and writes about people of color in the game. Today, he profiles Tim Ohashi, who was hired last month as head video analyst for the expansion Seattle Kraken, who will begin play as the 32nd NHL team next season.

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Capitals introduce kids to hockey with 'Breaking the Ice' initiative

Partner with NHL, Dc Mamba to provide equipment, instructional videos

by William Douglas @WdouglasNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

The Washington Capitals launched a new program aimed at introducing hockey to first-time players at home, featuring instruction videos led by a Black-owned nonprofit hockey group.

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Talbot, alumni keep hockey at University of Alabama in Huntsville

Wild goalie helps raise $17 million to preserve sport at collegiate level

by William Douglas @WDouglasNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

The University of Alabama in Huntsville, along with alumni and supporters, are committing $17 million to preserve and enhance the only NCAA Division I hockey team in the southeastern United States.

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Color of Hockey: Mauldin becomes first Black coach in USNTDP history

Follows example of former Devils assistant Grier, his hometown hero

by William Douglas @WDouglasNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

William Douglas has been writing The Color of Hockey blog for the past eight years. Douglas joined NHL.com in March 2019 and writes about people of color in the game. Today, he profiles Greg Mauldin, the first Black coach in USA Hockey National Team Development Program history.

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Color of Hockey: Kirwan, Jean savor Stanley Cup win with Lightning

Tampa Bay assistants are first Black coaches to be part of NHL championship team

by William Douglas @WDouglasNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

William Douglas has been writing The Color of Hockey blog for the past eight years. Douglas joined NHL.com in March 2019 and writes about people of color in the game. Today, he profiles Tampa Bay Lightning video coach Nigel Kirwan and goalie coach Frantz Jean, the first two Black coaches to be part of a Stanley Cup-winning team.

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James 'very humbled' to be honored as trailblazer by Sabres, NHL

Forward became first U.S.-born Black player in League history 39 years ago

by William Douglas @WDouglasNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

Val James usually enjoys a quiet celebration of the anniversary of becoming the NHL's first Black player born in the United States on Nov. 1, 1981, by toasting the occasion at home with his wife and remembering his late father, who got him started in the sport.

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