On Tuesday, December 7th, 2021, the Detroit Red Wings will be playing the Nashville Predators at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit Michigan. Tickets are $35.00 each with a portion of the sales donated to the chapter to assist Detroit area students attending Alabama State University.
The game of Ice Hockey has a deep and rich history in North America and African Americans played a prominent role in the development of the game. The National Hockey League is very proud of the contributions of African Americans to the game.
If you are interested in participating in this event, please contact Richard C. Clement and send $35.00 to $CsystemsRCC for each ticket requested. Call me at (517) 908-2454 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or making other payment arrangements***.
If you are sending an email please place ASU/HBCU Hockey in the subject line.
The chapter wants to thank Account Executive Brock DeLisle Brock.DeLisle@olyent.com at Detroit Red Wings Little Caesars Arena/Olympia Entertainment for his assistance. You can call Mr DeLisle at 313-471-7047 and ask for the Alabama State University/HBCU Alumni package.
Richard C. Clement Vice President – Detroit Alumni Chapter – Alabama State University (2018-2019, 2020-2021)
National Hockey League – Notes
List of Current and Retired Black Hockey Players (Wikipedia Link)
NHL and Black Hockey History Link (www.nhl.com/fans/black-hockey-history)
The Colored Hockey League of the Maritimes (CHL) was an all-black ice hockey league founded in Nova Scotia in 1895, which featured teams from across Canada‘s Maritime Provinces. The league operated for several decades lasting until 1930.
The league was founded in 1895 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada by a group of four black Baptist leaders and black intellectuals: Pastor James Borden of Dartmouth Church, James A.R Kinney, lawyer and community leader James Robinson Johnston, and lawyer and Pan-African organizer Henry Sylvester Williams. The league was constructed to attract young black men to Sunday worship with the promise of a hockey game between rival churches after the services. According to the Canadian Encyclopedia, “with the influence of the Black Nationalism Movement—and with rising interest in the sport of hockey—the league came to be seen as a potential driving force for the equality of Black Canadians.”Source Wikapedia en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colored_Hockey_League