Stryker-Indigo Launches “Black Ice” Pilot On You Tube

By Off The BASN Sports Wire
Updated: January 27, 2007
Original SixNEW YORK — Earlier last week, the Stryker-Indigo Publishing Company of New York ( posted its first 3-minute pilot of the upcoming documentary “Black Ice/Breaking The Ice” on You Tube.
The documentary pilot can be viewed at: The Black Ice Documentary, which is currently in production, is based on the book entitled “Black Ice: The Lost History of the Colored Hockey League of the Maritimes, 1895-1925″.
Comprised of the sons and grandsons of runaway American slaves, the league helped pioneer the sport of ice hockey changing this winter game from the primitive “gentleman’s past-time” of the nineteenth century to the modern fast moving game of today.
In an era when many believed blacks could not endure cold, possessed ankles too weak to effectively skate, and lacked the intelligence for organized sport, these men defied the defined myths.
Written and researched by hockey historians George and Darryl Fosty, “Black Ice” talks about the lost history of the Colored Hockey League of the Maritimes. The league, which lasted from 1895-1925, was originally located in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
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