Newspaper article The Canadian Press

HKN-ORee-Hall-of-Fame

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

HKN-ORee-Hall-of-Fame

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FREDERICTON - It has been a big year so far for Willie O'Ree -- full of accolades as he marked 60 years since becoming the first black player in the National Hockey League -- but there's one more honour O'Ree, his friends, and fans are hoping for.

The league will announce Tuesday if he'll be among this year's inductees into the Hockey Hall of Fame, as a builder.

O'Ree played just 45 games in the NHL, but his supporters say his true legacy will be the work he continues to do as diversity ambassador and the Hockey is for Everyone program to encourage children of colour to play the game.

David Sansom, a close friend in O'Ree's hometown of Fredericton, New Brunswick, and one of the people responsible for a 76-page submission to the Hockey Hall of Fame, says getting O'Ree into the Hall of Fame is long overdue. …

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