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Color of Hockey: Worrell eyes return to NHL as coach

Retired forward learning about business side of sport as director at Panthers practice facility

by William Douglas @WDouglasNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

William Douglas has been writing The Color of Hockey blog for the past seven years. Douglas joined NHL.com in March and will be writing about people of color in the game. Today, he profiles former Florida Panthers player Peter Worrell, who aspires to coach in the NHL.

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O'Ree documentary praised by dignitaries at Martha's Vineyard gala

Leaders in sports, politics, business, education hope film will increase interest in hockey

by William Douglas @WDouglasNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

VINEYARD HAVEN, Mass. -- "Willie," the documentary chronicling the life of Hockey Hall of Famer Willie O'Ree, was screened Thursday before an audience of movers and shakers on Martha's Vineyard.

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NHL introduces children of color to hockey at Martha's Vineyard festival

Kids try shooting, stickhandling, meet O'Ree at annual gathering of black families

by William Douglas @WDouglasNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

VINEYARD HAVEN, Mass. -- Jeff Lubin saw something Tuesday that he had never seen before: His children holding hockey sticks.

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Color of Hockey: Alphonso gearing up for 2019-20 season

NHL's lone black on-ice official aiming for first assignment to Stanley Cup Playoffs

by William Douglas @WDouglasNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

William Douglas has been writing The Color of Hockey blog for the past seven years. Douglas joined NHL.com in March and will be writing about people of color in the game. Today, he talks with Shandor Alphonso, the NHL's only black on-ice official, about the offseason and getting ready for the 2019-20 season.

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El Paso hockey team donates $10,000 after mass shooting

Rhinos of Western States Hockey League aid to healing process following tragedy

by William Douglas @WDouglasNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

A junior hockey team in El Paso, Texas, is donating $10,000 to the El Paso Community Foundation following a mass shooting on Aug. 3.

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Color of Hockey: Defenseman's path to pros on YouTube

24-year-old Malcolm Hayes posts videos of on-, off-ice workouts, advice for young players

by William Douglas @WDouglasNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

William Douglas has been writing The Color of Hockey blog for the past seven years. Douglas joined NHL.com in March and will be writing about people of color in the game. Today, he profiles Malcolm Hayes, who is chronicling his chase of an NHL career in videos.

Malcolm Hayes has a hot dining tip for aspiring professional hockey players.

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Color of Hockey: Fort Dupont program continues to create opportunities

Ware learns game in Washington, D.C., chases NHL dream with Minnesota family adventure

by William Douglas @WDouglasNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

William Douglas has been writing The Color of Hockey blog for the past seven years. Douglas joined NHL.com in March and will be writing about people of color in the game. Today, he profiles Zachary Ware, whose family is relocating with him as he follows his NHL dream.

 

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O'Ree humbled by consideration for Congressional Gold Medal

Visits with U.S. senators leading sponsorship of bill to honor NHL's first black player

by William Douglas @WDouglasNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

O'Ree visits with U.S. senators

O'Ree named a candidate for Congressional Gold Medal

Hockey Hall of Famer Willie O'Ree meets with U.S. senators who sponsored his candidacy for the Congressional Gold Medal

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WASHINGTON -- Willie O'Ree met Thursday with the lead U.S. senators who sponsored a bill to award the NHL's first black player the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian honor bestowed by Congress.

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Color of Hockey: Leach earns Order of Canada for post-NHL achievements

Accolade salutes retired forward's efforts to promote role of sport in building healthy communities

by William Douglas @WDouglasNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

William Douglas has been writing The Color of Hockey blog for the past seven years. Douglas joined NHL.com in March and will be writing about people of color in the game. Today, he profiles former NHL player Reggie Leach, who was recently named to the Order of Canada.

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O'Ree should be awarded Congressional Gold Medal, U.S. senators contend

Bill introduced would honor NHL's first black player, diversity ambassador

by William Douglas @WDouglasNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

WASHINGTON -- Members of the U.S. Senate and lead sponsors of the Congressional Gold Medal bill are urging fellow senators to sign legislation that would award Willie O'Ree, the NHL's first black player, the highest civilian honor bestowed by Congress.

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