Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Nova Scotia Legislature Hosts Young Hockey Player in Show of Support after Slur

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Nova Scotia Legislature Hosts Young Hockey Player in Show of Support after Slur

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Young goalie receives support after slur

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HALIFAX - The Nova Scotia legislature played host Tuesday to a 12-year-old hockey goalie who was recently the target of a racial slur on the ice.

Tony Ince, the minister of African Nova Scotian Affairs, said it was important to show support for Mark Connors because all Nova Scotians should feel respected "no matter where they go."

Connors was called the n-word during a peewee hockey game in Tantallon, N.S., last month.

"I just said to him, 'I support you, keep your chin up, most Nova Scotians would support you in this, and you are welcome anywhere,'" said Ince.

A smiling Connors, who plays for the Halifax Hawks, gave Ince his hockey card and Ince gave Connors a copy of "Black Ice," a book that chronicles an African Canadian hockey league that was formed in Halifax in 1895. …

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