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Minor Hockey Goalie speaks about racism he faced in last tournament


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T. Tadi
December 2, 2021  (12:39)
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Mark Connors, 16, a goaltender for the Halifax Hawks U18 AA team, is speaking out after receiving racial slurs at a tournament in Charlottetown, PEI. Connors stated the first occurred against the Sherwood Falcons.

A youngster in the crowd referred to Connors as "nr", a racial insult. It went on like that for a while in the third period.
Connors stated he and his teammates went to the hotel's gym after the game. On their way back to their lodgings, they passed rooms with players from a PEI team.
"They told me not to play hockey because it is a white man's sport," Connors stated.
Intense inquiry by Hockey PEI Meanwhile, the Halifax Hawks have announced that no teams from any category would play in PEI competitions until "real reform" occurs.
In a game that everyone has a right to enjoy, players and parents acting racist outraged Halifax Hawks Minor Hockey President Spiro Bokolas.
"I'm sick to my stomach just thinking about it and will keep following up with Hockey PEI and Hockey Nova Scotia."
Connors has battled racism in sports before. His father spoke out after his kid was called the N-word for stopping a breakaway boy three and a half years ago.
Credit: Markerzone
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