Two games, two points, no goals, not a lot of action but JD, Kevin, Jack and James don't care as the goalless draws with Fulham and Man United earn two precious points. They also chat about their love for Joel Ward, answer your questions and preview Sunday's game with Spurs.Sponsored this week by Eternity Home Finance. For a free consultation on anything to with mortgages and property portfolios, email firstname.lastname@example.org and quote the code FYP.
Lee chats with professional footballer Joel Ward about his progression from Portsmouth through to his time at Crystal Palace, where he currently holds the record for most Premier League appearances for a Crystal Palace player. Joel talks with Lee about his investment property portfolio and his future plans for a recent holiday home purchase on the coast...
Dr. Green is joined by retired NHL star Joel Ward to talk about his unconventional path to the NHL and highlights from his incredible NHL career including his Game 7 OT goal vs the Bruins and his experience playing with Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom.Ward talks about his experience with racism in hockey, his work with the HDA (Hockey Diversity Alliance), making hockey more affordable and accessible for children who can't afford it.
Retired NHL Player and Hockey Diversity Alliance (HDA) Co-Founder, Joel Ward II discusses life as a minority in a predominately white league (Ep. #1.6)
Retired NHL Player #42 and Hockey Diversity Alliance (HDA) Co-Founder, Joel Ward II discusses life as a minority in a predominately white league (Ep. #1.6)Episode 1.6: Show Notes. With the rise of the black athlete over the past 50 years, we often see professional athletes of all races presented together as a great example of the progress and leaps we’ve made in diversity. On this week’s episode, we speak with NHL Veteran #42 and Hockey Diversity Alliance co-founder, Joel Ward II, and have a discussion about how everything might not be as racially idyllic as it seems. Joel discusses what it’s like to be a minority in the NHL, one of the few majority white man’s sports leagues in North America. Joel talks us through specific incidences of racism and prejudice he’s experienced from both the league, and sports fans around the country. It’s these oversights that led Joel to join with eight other hockey players and form the Hockey Diversity Alliance, an organization that has committed itself to increasing visibility of minority players, addressing concerns of racism within the NHL organization, and encouraging POC to become involved in hockey at all levels. Joel also gives general advice as to the steps allies can take in listening and understanding black people, as well as tangible actions that can foster real change within both Canada and the United States. Overlooked history is also addressed as to the black roots from which the game of hockey sprung from, as well as the importance of major black athletes in the fight for acceptance and equality. Tune in to hear more about Joel’s unique and inspiring journey, and how you can make a difference “both on and off the ice.”Key Points From This Episode: • Joel starts by talking about instances of racism in the NHL• The Hockey Diversity Alliance works to increase diversity in professional hockey• HDA is trying to get more POC on hockey team staffs and POC kids playing hockey• Unequal opportunities for Black hockey players like Joel compared to white majority• Willie O’Ree breaking down barriers as first black player in NHL• The hidden hockey history of the Black Hockey League the first league in North America• Joel tells a harrowing story about being pulled over by a cop and fearing for his life• Experiences of racism that white hockey teammates may not understand• Addressing the importance of white people educating themselves about racism• A story about subtle racism in Nashville, and the way allies should listen and believe others• Words and statements of meaning only go so far, action is what is truly important• The difference between racism in Canada and the USA is much less than what people think• The special connection Joel has with Jackie Robinson, and the number 42• Joel discusses his future in hockey possibly as a coach or trainerLinks Mentioned in Today’s Episode:Joel Ward IINational Hockey League (NHL)Hockey Diversity Alliance (HDA) -https://hockeydiversityalliance.orgAkim AliuWayne GretzkyUniversity of Prince Edward IslandFredericton, NBWillie O’Ree - 1st Black Hockey Player in the NHLHockey Hall of FameJackie Robinson #42Sports Hall of Fame in New BrunswickBlack Ice BookAfricville, Nova ScotiaBlack Hockey LeagueTommy SmithJohn Carlos1968 Olympics Statement from the Hockey Diversity Alliance on NHL’s response to racial injusti
Peter Loubardias shares his thoughts on this week in sports and if he sees change happening. He touches on the superstar defenceman in the Stars-Avalanche series. Former NHLer Joel Ward discusses the player’s decision to postpone games and the Hockey Diversity Alliance.
Joel Ward, Braden Holtby and Capitals players on George Floyd and racism in hockey
Race In America: A Candid Conversation
Retired NHL player Joel Ward, and current Capitals Braden Holtby, Brenden Dillon and Garnet Hathaway join NBC Sports Washington’s Chris Miller for a discussion on racism in hockey, Ward’s involvement in the Hockey Diversity Alliance and the Capitals’ United for Change initiative.