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A Banner Day!

Saturday was a special day for our Junior Banners, as they joined coaches to visit the NHL Black Hockey History Tour Bus. The kids learned the history of Willie O'Ree, the first Black man to play in an NHL game in 1958 and just had his number 22 retired by the Boston Bruins; Oilers goalie Grant Fuhr, the first Black man to win a Stanley Cup (and another four rings); and the history of the Colored Hockey League of the Maritimes, a Canadian league of approximately 400 Black men founded in 1895.

However, Saturday also demonstrated how far hockey has to get to truly be for everyone after a player in the ECHL made a disgusting racial gesture to Jordan Subban.

The Banners are going to continue its work to change the narrative around hockey.

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