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Echoes in the Rink: The Willie O’Ree Story

This screening took place on
Saturday, February 7, 2009 at 8:30pm
Old Fire Hall

Willie O’Ree, a native of Fredericton, New Brunswick, made sports history on January 18, 1958, when he donned the gold and black jersey of the Boston Bruins. That night he broke the colour barrier in hockey and would forever be known as “The Jackie Robinson of Hockey.” This compelling portrait of Willie O’Ree includes behind-the-scenes interviews with well-known Bruins players, and coach Milt Schmidt.

  • Directed by Dir. Tony Merzetti/Errol Williams/Chris Campbell
  • 1997, Canada
  • 26 minutes

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