Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

NHL: Bruins Honor O'Ree before Winning Game

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

NHL: Bruins Honor O'Ree before Winning Game

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Hockey pioneer Willie O'Ree was honored in Boston on Wednesday on the 60th anniversary of the Bruins forward breaking the NHL's color barrier.

At a news conference at the TD Garden before the Bruins' 4-1 victory against the Montreal Canadiens, Mayor Marty Walsh declared Jan. 18, 2018 to be "Willie O'Ree Day." O'Ree made his debut in 1958 during a 3-0 victory against the Canadiens at the Forum in Montreal.

Walsh called O'Ree a Boston legend who changed the city for the better and thanked him for his courage. As part of the celebration, the city dedicated a new street hockey rink in the Allston-Brighton neighborhood to be known as Willie O'Ree Rink.

The 82-year-old O'Ree received a loud applause while he walked to center ice for a ceremonial puck drop between captains Zdeno Chara of Boston and Max Pacioretty of the Canadiens. …

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