We are extremely disturbed by the racist acts which took place in the AHL and the ECHL.  It is not lost on us that these incidents came to light the same week of The Carnegie Initiative Summit in Boston that brought attention to the deeply rooted racism throughout North American society while also celebrating the historical retirement of Willie O'Ree's jersey.  Making hockey a safe, accepting, accessible space is critical; the game and our children deserve no less.
 
Bernice Carnegie and Bryant McBride
Co-Chairs
The Carnegie Initiative for Inclusion and Acceptance in Hockey