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BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — This wasn't the first time Devante Smith-Pelly has had racial taunts directed at him during a hockey game. And the Washington Capitals forward knew immediately what the intent of the message was when a few fans began chanting "basketball, basketball,...
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Washington Capitals forward Devante Smith-Pelly is disgusted and saddened black athletes such as himself continue to be the targets of racial taunts from fans. "It's sad that in 2018 we're still talking about the same thing over and over," Smith-Pelly said...
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Washington Capitals forward Devante Smith-Pelly says he is disgusted and saddened black athletes such as himself continue to be the targets of racial taunts from fans. "It's sad that in 2018 we're still talking about the same thing over and over," Smith-...
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman says the league condemns the behavior of four male fans chanting a racial taunt against a black player, and backs the Chicago Blackhawks for ejecting the offenders. Bettman says no one "should ever have to endure such abuse at...
Feb. 26 — Trade deadline. March 3 — Stadium Series: Toronto at Washington, at U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md. April 7 — Last day regular season. April 11 — Playoffs begin. June 22-23 — NHL draft, Dallas.
CHICAGO (AP) — A visiting black player was taunted by four male fans shouting "basketball, basketball, basketball" Saturday night during the Chicago Blackhawks' game against the Washington Capitals. Washington's Devante Smith-Pelly was serving a major penalty for fighting...
SEATTLE (AP) — The group looking to bring professional hockey to Seattle has taken the next step in the pursuit of an NHL franchise. The Oak View Group and its prospective NHL ownership group, led by billionaire David Bonderman and filmmaker Jerry Bruckheimer, submitted its...
SEATTLE (AP) — A person with direct knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press the group looking to bring professional hockey to the city of Seattle has formally filed its expansion application with the National Hockey League. The person spoke to the AP on Tuesday on...
Shandor Alphonso never envisioned his hockey career taking him to officiating. He didn't have to look far to see it was possible. As a young, black player, all Alphonso had to do was watch "Hockey Night in Canada" or the Stanley Cup Final and he saw fellow minority Jay Sharrers...