A Junteenth Discussion with Black Girl Hockey Club

Juneteenth is a celebration of the liberation of Black folks in America! Let's celebrate the current revolution in the streets and the influx of support of the Black Lives Matter vision, and discuss how that relates to our favorite sport of ice hockey. Erica Ayala moderates a panel discussion with panelists: Joel Ward (Hockey Diversity … Continue reading A Junteenth Discussion with Black Girl Hockey Club

Renee Hess and Saroya Tinker Discuss Race and Hockey

Last week, I filmed an Instagram live event on the BGHC Instagram story that lasted 50 minutes and included my thoughts on race and hockey as well as a conversation with Metropolitan Riveters draftee, Saroya Tinker. Since then, there has been an outpouring of love, both verbal, monetary and tangible, for me and this organization. … Continue reading Renee Hess and Saroya Tinker Discuss Race and Hockey

Intersectional Inclusion in The National Hockey League

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