Capitals winger Joel Ward tells WSJ: 'Hockey is for everybody'
“Hockey is for everybody,” Washington Capitals winger Joel Ward tells Lee Hawkins of The Wall Street Journal.
WSJ has released the video of Hawkins interviewing Ward after he was targeted with racist tweets by some Boston Bruins fans when he scored the game-winning goal in Game 7, knocking the defending Stanley Cup champion Bruins out of the playoffs.
Tonight the Caps play the New York Rangers in another Game 7 at 7:30 p.m.
Ward says he wants to encourage more black kids to play hockey.
“I’m a black player playing in a white man’s game,” Ward says to Hawkins. “I kinda know what I’ve kinda signed up for all these years playing hockey.”
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