Carnegie will be honoured posthumously as a Builder

(Toronto, Ontario and Boston, Mass. June 27, 2022) The Carnegie Initiative is proud to announce that the Hockey Hall of Fame has named Herb Carnegie a 2022 Inductee as a Builder, in recognizing his work to make hockey inclusive and accepting.

“We are elated that my father’s work is being recognized,” Co-Founder Bernice Carnegie said. “Thankyou to the Hockey Hall of Fame for this honour. My father wanted everyone to enjoy the game he loved so much and spent his life developing. He influenced the lives of thousands of children and we are proud to carry on his legacy, both through our family and The Carnegie Initiative.”

Carnegie joins Daniel Alfredsson, Roberto Luongo, Riikka Sallinen, Daniel Sedin and Henrik Sedin whowill be inducted in the Player Category.

“For decades, Herb Carnegie did the work to make hockey more inclusive, and to see him be recognized with this honour by the Hockey Hall of Fame is amazing,” Co-Founder Bryant McBride said. “When we started The CI, we committed to continuing that work and we are excited to bring our second annual CI Summit to Toronto in January 2023, on the heels of Herb’s induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame.”

The 2022 Hockey Hall of Fame Induction Celebration will take place from Friday, November 11 – Monday, November 14.

ABOUT THE CARNEGIE INITIATIVE

MISSION: Work to ensure that hockey is inclusive, supportive and welcoming to all.

The Carnegie Initiative (The CI), named in honor of legendary hockey player and social justice pioneer Herb Carnegie, was created to ensure opportunity and access to hockey everywhere. Co-founded by Bernice Carnegie and Bryant McBride, and in conjunction with leading academic institutions, The CI aims to accelerate the work started by Herb Carnegie more than 50 years ago to make hockey more diverse and inclusive.

In short, with the help of our partners and supporters, The CI aims to change the culture of hockey.

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