Celebrating Willie O'Ree First Black NHL Player

January 20, 2022 |

Willie O'Ree interview with Dean Matt Loayza promo with side by side pictures of Dean Matt Loayza and Dean Chris Brown which says Bruins retire the number of Willie O'Ree, the first Black Hockey player in NHL. Dean Loayza and Dean Brown discuss the historical significance of O'Ree's contributions to diversity and inclusion on off the ice on Wednesday, January 19 - 10am (CST) on KMSU Radio

Celebrating Willie O'Ree, the first black player in the NHL. Willie's Boston Bruin's jersey number was retired this week (Jan. 19, 2022 ) in honor of him as a pioneer and as an ambassador for hockey. Two Minnesota State University Mankato College dean's want to make sure O'Ree's story is known. Join Karen Wright as she talks with Dr. Matt Loayza, Dean of the College of Social & Behavioral Science, and Dr. Chris Brown, Dean of the College of Arts & Humanities.


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