Dear BGHC family, As we all adjust to life under social distancing and self-quarantine due to the Coronavirus pandemic across the world, I wanted to take a moment to thank you for your support of Black Girl Hockey Club this season. During the 2019-2020 NHL season, BGHC held 10 meetups, visited 9 arenas, made hundreds of new friends and … Continue reading BGHC in the Time of Social Distancing
Written By Guest Contributor, Erica Ayala On Tuesday, March 3 the New York Islanders invited the Black Girl Hockey Club to partake in their first Women in Sports panel and networking event at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. I wasn’t sure what to expect, other than hearing from BGHC supporters and panelists Jessica Berman and Kim … Continue reading Intersectional Inclusion in The National Hockey League
My Problem with the Penguins I have had a connection to the Pittsburgh Penguins for my entire time as a hockey fan, so when I started looking at arenas to visit with Black Girl Hockey Club in the 2019-2020 season, Pittsburgh and PPG Paints Arena was on the top of my list, but I … Continue reading It’s a Good Day for Black Hockey History in Pittsburgh!
Black Girl Hockey Club Founder and Executive Director Renee Hess will be in Raleigh, NC for the Canes HIFE game on February 16. Alongside the Hurricanes, Black Girl Hockey Club is committed to creating a safe space for Black women in the hockey community. Join Renee and the Red Eye Rowdies for a pre-game tailgate … Continue reading Enjoy some Southern style hockey with the Carolina Hurricanes and Black Girl Hockey Club February 16
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See Willie with BGHC The first Black Girl Hockey Club meetup of the 2019-2020 NHL season is coming up in Washington D.C. October 18 at Capital One Arena, which just happens to be the same weekend the Willie (2019) documentary is set to screen right up the road at the Middleburg Film Festival. The film, a … Continue reading Screen the Willie O’Ree Documentary at Middleburg Film Festival With BGHC October 19
Black Girl Hockey Club is planning big things for the 2019-20 hockey season. Keep an eye on our social media for more information and plan to join BGHC for a very special hockey holiday. If you have a suggestion or would like to plan a meetup in your favorite city, email email@example.com to get this party started! Click on the … Continue reading 2019-2020 BGHC Meetup Schedule
In June, Black Girl Hockey Club celebrated LGBTQ Pride all month long. BGHC started off the month helping to put together a street hockey activation with the New York Rangers and a basketball activation with the New York Knicks for the Hetrick-Martin Institute Youth Pride Festival in New York City on June 1st. Our street … Continue reading The Future of LGBTQ Intersectionality
Black Hockey History in Harlem February is Black History month, and this year, the NHL is celebrating the achievements of Black hockey players with the American Legacy Black Hockey History Tour Bus, as well as highlighting Black hockey on their website. The National Hockey League invited Black Girl Hockey Club to the unveiling of this mobile … Continue reading BGHC Celebrates Black History Month in New York and Nashville
It's taken 7 days to write this post, but the actuality of the situation hasn't quite set in yet. A week ago, I was in Washington DC; getting picked up at sunrise by William Douglas of the Color of Hockey blog; grabbing brunch with Metro Riveters player, Kelsey Koelzer and her mom; exploring Black history … Continue reading BGHC Does DC: The Inaugural Meetup