Breaking the Ice: The Black Experience in Professional by Cecil Harris

By Cecil Harris

Black hockey gamers from provide Fuhr to Jarome Iginla communicate candidly for the 1st time approximately their stories within the NHL. because 1958, thirty-seven black males have performed within the nationwide Hockey League. Out of the six hundred avid gamers energetic this day, fourteen are black. Breaking the Ice: The Black event in specialist Hockey is the 1st booklet to inform the original tales of black hockey avid gamers -- how they overcame or succumbed to racial and cultural prejudices to play Canada's favorite hobby.

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He scored at even strength, on power plays and while shorthanded. He set up teammates, played defense with abandon and traded punches with the likes of Detroit's 6-foot-5,230-pound Derian Hatcher to show that his underdog team would not be intimidated. What's more, he gave youngsters, particularly black American kids who had not seen him before, an exciting new role model. "I'd love to be a role model for black kids, whether they play hockey or not," he said. " 32 Breaking the Ice Back in September 2002, Iginla ended a brief boycott of Flames' training camp and signed a two-year, $13 million contract.

He took the ice for four successive days against the Rangers, including centers O'Connor and Laprade and goalie Jim Henry. "I had proven myself beyond a shadow of a doubt," Carnegie said. " Perhaps he had. But the Rangers still had the hammer to dictate the terms of whatever relationship they would have with Carnegie, as they would with every other player in a league where only the owners had clout. The Rangers' relationship with Carnegie would be regrettably short. On his eleventh day in camp, he remembers meeting with Boucher, the coach and general manager.

But Canada kept its poise and drew even on Paul Kariya's goal six minutes later. As time ticked away in the first of three twenty-minute periods, Iginla and Sakic collaborated on some on-ice magic to put Canada on top. "We had a two-on-one break and I was driving to the net," Iginla recalled. "I went around [USA defenseman Gary] Suter and I didn't know if Sakic would pass the puck to Gagne on his left or pass it to me going to the net. I'm telling you, there was so much going on between where I was and where Sakic was that I could not see the puck.

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