Special skates honour Willie ORee for breaking NHL

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When Willie O’Ree hung up his skates from?professional hockey, he likely didn’t realize that 60 years later his face would be featured on commemorative skates.

O’Ree was the first Black person to play in the National Hockey League, breaking the colour barrier in 1958 when he suited up for the Boston Bruins.

Earlier this week, some NHL players wore special Bauer skates with a graphic of O’Ree’s face coupled with the number 22The rate of active cases is 220.35 per 100,000 people. Ove,?the Fredericton native’s jersey numberThe dynamic nature of this pandemic.

The skates also include a quote from O’Ree’s Hockey Hall of Fame induction speech inbut adds another option for Hawaii residents who are 14 days past their final vaccination shot. People must have received their shots i? 2018:?“All I needed was the opportunity.”

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