hockey league: It wasn't easy skating away from some of the comments directed his way, according to The Chronicle Herald. Mike and I could tell some stories. He and Washington Capitals' teammate Mike Marson were among the few blacks playing in the National Hockey League. We had a lot of good times, but we had a lot of bad times as well, said the 67-year-old Amherst native who scored 31 goals in five NHL seasons with Washington and the Winnipeg Jets. It was recently announced that Willie O'Ree, the first black man to play in the NHL, will be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. There were lots of times we had to turn a deaf ear to what was being said or what was going on, but at least we had an opportunity to fulfil our dream. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.
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