Abel to Yzerman

Abel to Yzerman

Black Hockey History Tour Visiting Detroit

01/17/2020 at 5:13pm EST

from Ryan Patrick Hooper of WDET,

The NHL’s “Black Hockey History Tour” will visit 14 cities in total including two stops locally at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History and the Little Caesars Arena for the annual Hockeytown Winterfest. You can find a full schedule of events here.

African-Americans have a history with hockey that dates back to the late-19th century with the Coloured Hockey League — an all-black ice hockey league founded in Nova Scotia in 1895.

But less than 5% of the NHL is made up of players of color — that’s 43 players out of more than 700 in the league.

Three of those players — Givani Smith, Trevor Daley and Madison Bowey — currently play for the Detroit Red Wings. That’s a first in the history of the franchise.

“That’s a real milestone for the Red Wings and that organization,” says Kim Davis, the executive vice president of social impact, growth initiatives and legislative affairs at the NHL.

more

Create an Account

In order to leave a comment, please create an account.

About Abel to Yzerman

Welcome to Abel to Yzerman, a Red Wing blog since 1977. No other site on the internet has better-researched, fact-laden and better prepared discussions than A2Y. Re-phrase: we do little research, find facts and stats highly overrated and claim little to no preparation. There are 19 readers of A2Y. No more, no less. All of them, except maybe one, are juvenile in nature. Reminding them of that in the comment section will only encourage them to prove that.

Most Recent Posts

Most Recent Comments

Comment by Paul in Abel to Yzerman from the entry Videos- Coach Lalonde And Andrew Copp After Today's Practice - 7 hours ago
Comment by Paul in Abel to Yzerman from the entry Sunday Lines - 10 hours ago
Comment by Paul in Abel to Yzerman from the entry Sunday Lines - 10 hours ago
Comment by Paul in Abel to Yzerman from the entry Good Deal - 10 hours ago
Comment by Paul in Kukla's Korner Hockey from the entry NHL Short Notes - 20 hours ago