Black Ice: The Lost History of the Colored Hockey League of the Maritimes


The Black Ice Project derives its name from the book Black Ice: The Lost History ofthe Colored Hockey League of the Maritimes, 1895-1925 written by Canadian historians George and Darril Fosty (Stryker-Indigo, 2004) and is intended to serve as a lasting tribute to the role played by minorities in hockey.

Comprised of the sons and grandsons of runaway American slaves, the league helped pioneer the sport of ice hockey changing this winter game from the primitive "gentleman's past-time" of the nineteenth century to the modern fast moving game of today. In an era when many believed blacks could not endure cold, possessed ankles too weak to effectively skate, and lacked the intelligence for organized sport, these men defied the defined myths. www.blackicebook.com



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