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Hockey is for everyone: Breaking the Ice

Nobody realizes that being a minority in hockey fuels my passion, that my drive comes from being half Samoan and half African American and showing that I can not only play hockey, but I'm good at it.

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Hockey is for Everyone: Raised on Baseball

My fellow fans cheered with me -- we high-fived and we boo’ed in unison. I wasn’t a Puerto Rican woman from New York: I was a Penguins fan, I was a Canes fan, I was a Jamie Benn fan, but most importantly, I was a hockey fan.

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Hockey is for Everyone: Do People in India Even Watch Ice Hockey?

I was extremely disappointed when the NHL decided not to go to the Olympics this year, primarily because of what the NHL being at the Olympics had personally meant to me. After all, it was on a not-so-cold winter's night in February, exactly four years ago today, in a city in western India, as I watched Jonathan Toews and Sidney Crosby win Olympic gold for Canada, that I fell in love with hockey.

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Hockey Is For Everyone: Actions Speak Louder Than Words

I was full of hope, full of optimism, and I was in love. And on the evening of February 24, I turned on my TV and waited to see my favorite team skate out with Pride Tape. Only nothing happened.

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Hockey is for Everyone: Take a Look in the Mirror, NHL

There’s an immediate disconnect between the rainbow lights flashing down at you and the huge swaths of straight hockey fans looking right back, blinking in bewilderment. Across the stadium, I could see smatterings of queer fan groups in groups of two or three, known only by the brightly colored flags that they had brought with them, like lonely little queer islands in a sea of Devils red and Flyers orange.

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Hockey is for Everyone: New Year, Same Fears

Celebrating Chinese New Year recognizes the large Chinese community in BC and the contributions of Chinese hockey players. It’s also a strategic business strategy.

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Hockey is for Everyone: The Right Numbers

At the time, I wasn’t a Flyers fan. My only involvement in sports was singing the Star-Spangled Banner at a Phillies games with my girl scout troop or playing travel soccer around southeastern Pennsylvania. It took about a decade after my diagnosis to love hockey the way I do now, and even longer for me to know that the team I hold so closely to my heart paved the way for folks like me in the sport.

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Hockey is for Everyone: Red Wings and Red Lipstick

No matter what, I am going to watch this team every season, I’m going to wear my hockey jerseys and shirts and hoodies and shoes proudly, and I’m going to be wearing red lipstick while I do so. Because I am a woman hockey fan, and I’m proud to be one.

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Hockey is for Everyone: Perspectives

Three hockey fans discuss their experiences with how hockey can unite or divide us.

Hockey is for Everyone: Outliers podcast on HIFE

A podcast for and by people hockey media isn’t typically for and by explains why hockey isn’t for everyone.

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Hockey is for Everyone: The Sharks Francisco Forty-Niners

There wasn't even a doubt in my mind that "This Is Sharks Territory" signs were about the sharks in the ocean, and I don't think that if I had asked, my parents would've known otherwise.

Hockey is for Everyone: NHL’s Olympics decision contradicts diversity goals

You can’t grow the game if you never leave your own backyard.

Hockey is for Everyone: Ice in her veins

As an assault survivor, this the story of how hockey saved my life — and broke my heart.

Hockey is for Everyone: No more Sister Golden Hair

The NHL has a long way to go on its efforts for inclusion and diversity.