USA Hockey is committed to fostering a welcoming environment for all by building a diverse, equitable and inclusive game.
We celebrate every race, gender and background to unite as one community.
We believe meaningful action can positively affect important change in our sport and carry over into our everyday lives.
Willie O'Ree changed hockey forever on January 18, 1958 as the first black player in the NHL. His journey of resilience and determination was showcased in the documentary Willie. Now, you can facilitate a meaningful lesson around social justice and racism through Willie's experience using the educator's guide, a tool for parents, teachers, clubs and coaches.
USA Hockey has a zero-tolerance policy against language that is offensive, hateful or discriminatory in nature anywhere in the rink before, during or after the game. The use of such language will result in an automatic match penalty.