Black hockey players excel on ice despite history of racism, lack of rinks in Chicago

A dearth of ice rinks and long history of racial tension have hampered efforts to diversify hockey’s ranks—but that’s changing. I was getting a haircut at Madison Street Barbers recently when I mentioned that I play hockey just down the street at Johnny's IceHouse, one of the city's few indoor rinks and the only sheet of ice in a 16-square-mile area encompassing the city's west side and many other neighborhoods. The man who cut my hair told me he...

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