On Thursday, Feb. 17, The CI along with Wollman Park Partners, the Premier Hockey Federation and Turner Sports/Bleacher Report launched the 'Celebrating Black Excellence and Joy in Hockey' campaign in New York's historic Central Park.

Players from Ice Hockey in Harlem joined "NHL on TNT" analyst and former NHL player Anson Carter; Kelly Babstock, an Indigenous player for the Metropolitan Riveters of the PHF; Stefanie Tomlin, vice president of Wollman Park Partners and general manager of the rink; and Bokondji Imama a forward for Tucson of the American Hockey League, who endured an on-ice racist incident last month.


Black Excellence and Joy in Hockey Campaign Launch Press Recap 1

Check out some of the coverage here:

How Black Hockey Players Are Taking Action to Help Future Generations, Bleacher Report, Abbey Mastracco, 2/18/22

O'Ree, Carter help launch 'Black Excellence and Joy in Hockey' campaign, NHL.com, William Douglas, 2/17/22

Wollman Park Partners, PHF, Carnegie Initiative Announce 'Black Excellence and Joy In Hockey' Campaign, Sports Media Report, Jerry Milani, 2/17/22