While sipping a last one...

 HALIFAX EUREKAS - COLORED HOCKEY LEAGUE CHAMPIONS 1904

HALIFAX EUREKAS - COLORED HOCKEY LEAGUE CHAMPIONS 1904

As you probably know, February is "Black history month" ...

I take the opportunity to invite you to further your education on the subject, particularly in regard to their role in the evolution of our national sport.

You will discover through these links that once again, those who write history books often shape it to their advantage, omitting certain details or events, even taking credit that should be given to others ... Another example that we ought to dig deeper to get the facts straight before believing anything or anybody….

ESPN  (8minutes)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2QZm8llvi

A short piece on hockey history

http://ilpvideo.com/video/NTQ4NTI/black-hockey-league-had-all-their-tricks-stolen

The see the full documentary about Herb Carnegie (50 minutes)

http://rotatingplanet.com/films/colourful-league/

A few books on the topic:

«A fly in a pail of milk»…autobiography by Herb Carnegie...Not the best book but quite a story of determination…

«Black Ice: The Lost History of the Colored Hockey League of the Maritimes, 1895-1925» or the history of Blacks in hockey since the beginning (although when does it really begin, does anyone know ?)

In fact here is a book I would like to find on the subject:«Splendid is the Sun: The 5,000 Year History of Hockey»Seems like it began a long time ago !!!!!!