Saturday, February 10, 2018
Meet The 1st Black Player Ever On The US Olympic Hockey Team
One of the cool benefits of that team diversity is we have Black History being made by our 2018 winter Olympians in several events. One of those events is hockey.
And with that selection, Greenway makes history. When he steps on the ice at PyeongChang on February 14 the first African American ever to play on a USA Olympic hockey team.
“I dreamed of [it] as a kid, and I didn’t think it was going to happen before I graduated college, but I’m fortunate that it did, and I just couldn’t be more excited!” Greenway said in a CNN interview.
“I’m the first African American to play hockey for the United States at the Olympics but hopefully I’m the first of many,” Greenway said. “Hopefully these kids go out, try something different, play hockey, and hopefully I see a lot more playing in the near future.”