Thursday, January 14th, 2010 at 9:02 am in Night Owl.
This Friday, the Oakland Ice Rink will acknowledge Willie O’Ree, the first African American to play in the National Hockey League. I think it’s an Oakland School for the Arts event but thought a mention was due to Mr. O’Ree, the “Jackie Robinson” of hockey. Now that must be an interesting story. He would have to be one very tough guy.