African-Americans in the NHL
African-Americans have lost a lot of their history due to slavery and racism before during and after the civil rights movement. Yet history was made when a Canadian-born black man named Willie O'Ree who played 41 games (3 1/2 years/seasons) with the Boston Bruins and this was 1958 at a time blacks didn't have much ground in the world since this was a milestone since hockey was a white male dominated sport and for O'Ree since at the time he started his career he was 23 years old. The sport hockey was about 10 years late when it came to integration of minorities in the NHL because all the other sports had already made the transition by the 1950.
Equipment and Warm-ups for New Hockey Players
In order to play professional level hockey, you need great athleticism, stamina, courage, and skill. The very foundation of a hockey player at any level is good skating technique, and this is true whether you are playing in a peewee city league or on the professional circuit. This is a brief introduction to skates and warm-ups.
Common Problems in Ice Hockey Skating Techniques
A good hockey player depends upon a great skating technique to support his game.