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First black team broadcaster shot 31 year old Detroit, Michigan native ever. It fits you knew and third grade ice hockey would be his calling. Especially watching people who looked like him playing the game. First time in my life, I saw, uh, black players playing in the NHL. Mike Grier, George Rock on the Edmondson Oilers at the time, and it was It was a very, very cool experience fits you is the first to admit the National Hockey League has built a reputation as that old boy's club. Currently there are 26 black players about 3% of the 800 on NHL rosters. How come there are more? There are a lot of different factors. But but I think now that the NHL has really been embracing diversity more in the hockey world and in general has been embracing diversity and tryingto foster more people of color, more minority. So when tied like Wiki and the Seattle crackin showed fits you their plans for inclusion and diversity and growing the sport. He was more than excited about the possibilities. I think the secret for for us and for the Seattle crack into Survivor is going to be building that culture that foundation that not only you find in the locker room, but also like I said, in the front office with our outreach to the community and talking to people and making everyone feeling welcome, uh, become a cracking as broadcaster for a team that's still in you. You're away from playing. Everett's job could entail Web interviews and public speaking pitcher tells me he's been treated fairly while calling hockey at Bowling Green University, Youngstown and Cincinnati, Ohio. He understands there could be some negative comments from fans, but not because he's black, he says. Can I do the job? Great. That's all that matters. Regardless of what role I have with the team. I can promise you that that opening night. 2021 is going to be the best night of my life Already. I'm Bill's words. Come. Oh news. Your money at 20 and 50 past the hour on Comeau News. Here's your camo Propel insurance Money.

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