Larry Kwong, pioneer hockey legend is coming to Vancouver!

Come meet HISTORY – Larry Kwong – the first person of colour to play in the NHL. Less than a year after Jackie Robinson shattered the baseball color line, Larry Kwong broke the barrier in hockey. On March 13, 1948, Kwong made his NHL debut with the New York Rangers against the Montreal Canadiens in the Montreal Forum.

Friday July 3,  5:30 at Double One Chinese Restaurant

event for the Fans of Larry Kwong Society


Larry Kwong was 1951 MVP in the Quebec Major League – playing against future NHL Stars Jean Beliveau and Jacques Plante – Watch this Video

LARRY KWONG: The Longest
July 23, 2010 – BC Hockey Hall of Fame Induction Dinner (Penticton, BC)
1st Aboriginal to play in the NHL was Fred Sasakamoose in 1954. He made his debut in the NHL for the Chicago Black Hawks at Maple Leaf Gardens the night of February 27, 1954

Willie O’Ree was the first Black NHL hockey player. Born in Fredericton NB, he made his NHL debut with the Bruins on January 18, 1958, against the Montreal Canadiens, O’Ree is referred to as the “Jackie Robinson of ice hockey” due to breaking the colour barrier in the sport,[1] and has stated publicly that he had met Jackie Robinson twice in his own younger years.[2]

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