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Winnipeg Jets Announce Wonderful Event For Later This Month

Published February 1, 2024 at 11:12

The Winnipeg Jets have just announced a wonderful event that will take place later this month at one of their home games.

Winnipeg Jets to Host Black History Night On February 20th

The NHL has just made a wonderful announcement that the Winnipeg Jets will host a Black History Night during their game against the Minnesota Wild on February 20th. The game coincides with Black History Month and is part of the NHL's larger Hockey is For Everyone campaign.


The game will pay tribute to Winnipeg Jets alumnus Bill Riley, who was the third black player in NHL history and the first black player for the Winnipeg Jets. Riley was inducted into the Nova Scotia Sports Hall of Fame in 1988, as he was the first black Nova Scotian to play in the NHL.

Special Edition Apparel Will Be Released for the Game

A collaboration between the Jets and Black Owned, Winnipeg-based premium athletic apparel brand Zueike is set to occur which will release special edition apparel for the celebration. There will also be special cuisine served at the game by Chef Rob Thomas, a local chef with Caribbean roots, who will serve cultural cuisine including dishes from Jamaica, the Caribbean, and eastern Africa.

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