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Willie : the game-changing story of the NHL's first black player  Cover Image Book Book

Willie : the game-changing story of the NHL's first black player / Willie O'Ree, with Michael McKinley ; foreword by Jarome Iginla.

O'Ree, Willie, 1935- (author.). McKinley, Michael, 1961- (Added Author).


"In 1958, Willie O’Ree was a lot like any other player toiling in the minors. He was good. Good enough to have been signed by the Boston Bruins. Just not quite good enough to play in the NHL. Until January 18 of that year. O’Ree was finally called up, and when he stepped out onto the ice against the Montreal Canadians, not only did he fulfil the childhood dream he shared with so many other Canadian kids, he did something that had never been done before. He broke hockey’s colour barrier. Just as his hero, Jackie Robinson, had done for baseball."-- Publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9780735239746
  • Physical Description: 250 pages , 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colour), portraits (some colour) ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: [Toronto, Ontario] : Viking, 2020.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes index.
Subject: O'Ree, Willie, 1935-
Hockey players > Canada > Biography.
Athletes, Black > Canada > Biography.

Available copies

  • 11 of 12 copies available at BC Interlibrary Connect. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Prince Rupert Library.


  • 0 current holds with 12 total copies.
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