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Willie O"Ree the story of the first Black player in the NHL by Nicole Mortillaro

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Published by James Lorimer & Co. in Toronto .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Blacks,
  • National Hockey League,
  • Black Hockey players,
  • Hockey players,
  • Juvenile literature,
  • Biography

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementNicole Mortillaro
SeriesRecordbooks, Recordbooks
Classifications
LC ClassificationsGV848.5.O69 M67 2012
The Physical Object
Pagination118 p.
Number of Pages118
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27148537M
ISBN 101459401964, 1459401956
ISBN 109781459401969, 9781459401952
OCLC/WorldCa796918949

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Willie Eldon O'Ree, CM ONB (born Octo ) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player, best known for being the first black player in the National Hockey League.O'Ree played as a winger for the Boston Bruins.O'Ree is referred to as the "Jackie Robinson of ice hockey" for breaking the black colour barrier in the sport, and has stated publicly that he had met Jackie Robinson. “Willie,” is a feature length film documentary on the life of Willie Oree, the first black NHL player. The Willie O’Ree documentary covers a span of 60 years and those that influenced him along the way. He was inducted in the Hockey Hall of Fame. , or [email protected] Willie O’Ree checks the height of the stick of Jeremiah Alvarado, 13, of Buffalo, New York, during the NHL/Willie ORee Skills Weekend hosted by the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation in. Meet Willie O'Ree is no exception. This wonderful book is a celebration of his life from childhood to playing career, to his later work as an ambassador for NHL diversity, and to his eventual induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame in

  His ancestor, Paris O’Ree, escaped slavery at the age of 15 and claimed freedom. Some years later, Willie O’Ree became the first black player in the National Hockey League. Two weeks after his visit to the Archives, Mr. O’Ree was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto, Canada. Mr. Willie O'Ree. Willie Eldon O'Ree, CM, ONB (born Octo in Fredericton, New Brunswick) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player, known best for being the first black player in the National Hockey League. O'Ree played as a winger for the Boston Bruins. O'Ree is referred to as the "Jackie Robinson of ice hockey" due to breaking the black.   Willie O’Ree is honored by many as the “Jackie Robinson” of hockey, as he was the first Black player in the league’s history. But his efforts to change the culture of the game spanned many decades beyond his playing days. O’Ree was born in the small coal mining town of Fredericton, New Brunswick in Canada, the youngest of thirteen. Walking Track (closed); Skate sharpening (closed); Willie O'Ree Place is a fully accessible, state-of-the art facility that features two NHL-sized ice surfaces, 11 large dressing rooms, offices for officials and event organizers, an indoor walking track, three rooms for community use, canteens operated by the Nashwaaksis Y's Men Club, the Fredericton YMCA Northside Wellness Centre, and a.