BHM: A warm welcome to hockey

Feb. 14, 2023 at 8:26 a.m. MST

After moving to Canada from Nigeria, six-year-old Fikemi Adebowal-Olugbamila discovered hockey through the NHL/NHLPA First Shift program. Although she is the only Black player in her session, her positive introduction to the sport has helped her build confidence and fall in love with the game.

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