The Colored Hockey League of the Maritimes (CHL) was an all-Black men’s hockey league. Play was known to be fast, physical and innovative. With the influence of the Black Nationalism Movement — and with rising interest in the sport of hockey — the league came to be seen as a potential driving force for the equality of Black Canadians. The CHL was founded in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in 1895. It was defunct during and after the First World War, reformed in 1921 and then fell apart during the Depression in the 1930s. LEARN MORE >


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