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ngd-It’s Hockey Night!!!
We are over a month into the 2022 Stanley Cup Finals, and the competition is getting heated. Unfortunately, none of California’s hockey teams remain in the running, with the LA Kings having faced off against the Edmonton Oilers and exiting in the first round.
As sad as that news is, it’s not the end of the story for California’s current hockey culture. Over two decades ago, the National Hockey League’s (NHL) Diversity Task Force created the “Hockey is for Everyone™” campaign, since then, it has blossomed into a yearlong initiative that “…uses the game of hockey – and the League’s global influence – to drive positive social change and foster more inclusive communities.” Their website continues on to state that “[They] support any teammate, coach or fan who brings heart, energy and passion to the rink. [They] believe all hockey programs – from professionals to youth organizations – should provide a safe, positive and inclusive environment for players and families regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity or expression, disability, sexual orientation and socio-economic status.”