The Black Girl Hockey Club is a family, made up of hockey players and fans from all across North America. Donors, event attendees and volunteers make up the majority of our team. Check out their pictures and bios below!

Black Girl Hockey Club Street Team

Fatou Bah, Social Media Maven

Irrational DC sports fan living in NYC, whose favorite team is the Washington Capitals, Fatou is an events maven, world traveler, semi-decent plant mom, and the President of Tom Wilson’s fan club. Fatou works with BGHC to document events and share them with our followers on social media. She has served with BGHC and organizations such as the Hetrick Martin Institute in NYC and Miller Elementary in Pittsburgh and attended a record number of BGHC hockey games.


Corinne Douglas, Advisor to the Executive Director

Corinne is a Washington DC resident and avid Caps fan who is always up to travel for hockey-related purposes. She has two twin daughters who were raised to be Philly Flyers fans, and her husband, Bill Douglas, runs the Color of Hockey blog. Corinne works closely with BGHC Executive Director and helps facilitate multiple meetups throughout the season as well as identify future collaborations for BGHC.

Black Girl Hockey Club Writers

Ashley Craig

Ashley is a 34-year-old Pens fan living deep in West Virginia. She is the night editor at her hometown newspaper. Her fantasy hockey team once reached 3rd place in the BGHC league. Ashley has been writing for the BGHC website since April 2019 and excels at one-on-one interviews with folks like  Kwame Mason, Matt Dumba, Sarah Nurse and J.T. Brown.



Renee Hess, Black Girl Hockey Club Founder and Executive Director

Renee started the Black Girl Hockey Club in 2018 as a way to unite Black women within the hockey community. Her favorite team is the Pittsburgh Penguins and she has at least one hockey-related tattoo. Renee leads BGHC by planning events, connecting with various hockey entities and advocating for Black women in hockey through education, representation and community building.

Black Girl Hockey Club Board of Directors

Deanne Knipschild, Treasurer

Ashley Frazier, Secretary

Ayodele Odubela, Chairperson