MALCOLM SUBBAN

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How the NHL Won (and Lost) a New (Black) Fan

I'm Canadian. I like sports. I like hockey. I also happen to be Black. That's why it was such a point of pride to see P.K. Subban on the ice; the NHL was finally making good on its intention to court more non-white fans. Then I watched P.K.'s teammate, George Parros, get wheeled off the ice on a stretcher, and I wondered how many new fans thought they just saw a man die.
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'A N*gger in Net': Racism at the World Juniors

The World Junior Hockey Championship has captivated Canadians again this holiday season. But the sight of Team Canada's goalie's skin colour was met with laughter, bemusement, confusion and contempt in Canada and abroad. Thankfully, the long-ignored vestiges of disdain for diversity in hockey have been gaining attention nationwide, in the USA, and across the pond as hockey fans and foes band together to address long-standing pressures that still blight the game.
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CANADA WINS

UFA, Russia - Ryan Strome scored a pair of goals as Canada came from behind to beat Slovakia 6-3 at the world junior hockey championship Friday.Canada improved to 2-0 in Pool B and faces the United St...