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Devante Smith-Pelly Brought Soul To Chocolate City’s Stanley Cup Title


Chocolate City will never be thought of as hockey town. At its core Washington, D.C. is a basketball city whose sports passion is an NFL team that wears burgundy and gold.  

In their dubious beginning which started in 1974 few Black sp

Hockey Deals With Racist Taunts Aimed At Capitals’ Devante Smith-Pelly


On Saturday night in Chicago, where the Washington Capitals were taking on the Blackhawks, forward Devante Smith-Pelly was sent to the penalty box in the third period when four fans decided to show their true colors for the world to see.


Givani Smith And The Lonely Fight Against Racism In Hockey


In the purest form, sports would simply be about competing. But we all know that this is solely a theoretical existence, particularly in

White House Visit? Three Washington Caps Players Say Nah, We’re Good

Some players from DC's NHL team have declined Trump's invite. Ever since Trump moved into 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, sports teams have debated whether to visit...

Washington Capitals’ Fan Honors Late Wife By Completing NHL Tour

He lost his wife to cancer but their love for each other, and the Washington Capitals endured. On January 23rd, Washington Capitals' fan, Greg Christian, accomplished...

Black Teen Hockey Player Targeted By Racists But His Teammates Weren’t Having It

Racism in hockey met its match in the form of teenage players. Unfortunately, racism in hockey isn't anything new. We've witnessed many examples of racism in...

Washington Capitals’ Black Owners: Cup Win Expands Minority Reach


The following story was previously published by colorofhockey.com on September 23rd.


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Pro Sports Has To Stop Trump’s Hate


Shame on NBA Commissioner Adam Silver.

After his leagues biggest star,

This Stanley Cup Final Has The Potential To Be An Instant Classic


Its almost June, which means that the fourth most popular major sport in the United States is set to begin its championship match-up. The Stanley Cup Final. Even people who dont follow hockey at all have likely heard the phrase and understand that

Soul On Ice- The Infusion Of Culture In The NHL


Since Willie ORee became the National Hockey Leagues first black hockey player in 1957, he and his peers have fought a battle on three fronts: on the ice with white players, off the ice with white fans, and within a media environment that has be