FOSTY, George and Darril
Title: Black Ice : The Lost History the Colored Hockey League of the Maritimes, 1895-1925. pbk.
Publisher:  Nimbus, Halifax, 2008, ISBN:9781551096957
Seller ID: 87512
FOSTY, George and Darril. Black Ice : The Lost History the Colored Hockey League of the Maritimes, 1895-1925 . (Halifax): Nimbus, (2008). Pp. (12),1-263,(3). Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated black card covers. "The Colored Hockey League of the Maritimes was formed in 1895 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Comprised of the sons and grandsons of runaway American slaves, the league helped pioneer the sport of ice hockey, changing this winter game from the primitive "gentleman's past-time" of the nineteenth century to the modern fast moving game of today. In an era when many believed blacks could not endure cold, possessed ankles too weak to effectively skate, and lacked theintelligence for organized sport, these men defied the established myths." - from the rear cover. Very good. 15.00