Thursday, March 17, 2011

Black Ice

When most North Americans think of Ice Hockey, they think of pale rugged white Canadian men as having invented the sport. Europeans think of Ice Hockey as a Russian and Slavic sport. It turns out that the history of Ice Hockey has been white washed for more than a century.

Two scholars have recently published a book entitled Black Ice which reveals that Ice Hockey, as it is played today, was actually invented by runaway Black American slaves and their descendents in Nova Scotia, Canada. However, both the NHL and the Hockey Hall of Fame have refused to recognise the Black origins of the sport.


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