|Me with a fellow reveler|
Even sadder is the long-held belief that hockey is a "white sport" in which blacks do not and should not belong when, in fact, at the foundation of hockey history are black players. Hence why it felt appropriate that for Black History Month and in February, which the National Hockey League has deemed "Hockey is for Everyone" month, that I spotlight a group of pioneers in the sport of hockey: the Coloured Hockey League of the Maritimes.
|Coloured Hockey League players|
|Wilie Eldon O'Ree|
|J.T. Brown of the Tampa Bay Lightning|
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Sources: The Washington Post, the Canadian Encyclopedia, Wikipedia