Willie O'Ree

Last updated on 2017-05-03T18:06+0300.

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Willie O Ree said : "When I reminisce back, I say, 'Oh my goodness, 1958. Time flies,'" "I'm thrilled, overwhelmed about the stickers" External link

wcvb Tuesday, January 19, 2021 6:46:00 AM EAT

Willie O Ree told : “I can only see out of one eye,” External link

bostonglobe Tuesday, January 19, 2021 2:09:00 AM EAT

Willie O Ree said : "I was at a loss for words there for a few seconds," External link

wmur Thursday, January 14, 2021 7:45:00 PM EAT

Willie O Ree told : “I was obsessed with playing the sport,” External link

fox13memphis Wednesday, January 13, 2021 10:07:00 PM EAT

Willie O Ree told : “I was obsessed with playing the sport,” External link

actionnewsjax Wednesday, January 13, 2021 9:56:00 PM EAT

Willie O Ree told : “I was obsessed with playing the sport,” External link

wftv Wednesday, January 13, 2021 9:56:00 PM EAT

Willie O Ree told : “I was obsessed with playing the sport,” External link

kiro7 Wednesday, January 13, 2021 9:38:00 PM EAT

Willie O Ree said : "I was at a loss for words there for a few seconds," External link

wcvb Wednesday, January 13, 2021 3:15:00 AM EAT

Willie O Ree writes : “It showed me that I could change things if I tried,” External link

citynews-ca Tuesday, November 3, 2020 8:36:00 PM EAT

Willie O Ree said : “I thought my hockey career was over,” External link

citynews-ca Tuesday, November 3, 2020 8:36:00 PM EAT

Willie O Ree writes : “There was no mention in the news media that I was going to be doing something historic,” External link

citynews-ca Tuesday, November 3, 2020 8:36:00 PM EAT

Willie O Ree said : “I never fought because of racial slurs,” External link

citynews-ca Tuesday, November 3, 2020 8:36:00 PM EAT

Willie O Ree said : “The book is really about goal-setting,” “When I was 14, I set two goals for myself: playing pro hockey and hopefully playing in the National Hockey League” External link

citynews-ca Tuesday, November 3, 2020 8:36:00 PM EAT

Willie O Ree writes : “It showed me that I could change things if I tried,” External link

680news Tuesday, November 3, 2020 7:27:00 PM EAT

Willie O Ree said : “I thought my hockey career was over,” External link

680news Tuesday, November 3, 2020 7:27:00 PM EAT

Willie O Ree writes : “There was no mention in the news media that I was going to be doing something historic,” External link

680news Tuesday, November 3, 2020 7:27:00 PM EAT

Willie O Ree said : “I never fought because of racial slurs,” External link

680news Tuesday, November 3, 2020 7:27:00 PM EAT

Willie O Ree said : “The book is really about goal-setting,” “When I was 14, I set two goals for myself: playing pro hockey and hopefully playing in the National Hockey League” External link

680news Tuesday, November 3, 2020 7:27:00 PM EAT

Willie O Ree said : “I didn’t really know much about it,” External link

theglobeandmail Friday, October 30, 2020 5:20:00 PM EAT

Willie O Ree said : “In the book, I wanted people to know more about my hockey career,” External link

theglobeandmail Friday, October 30, 2020 5:20:00 PM EAT

Willie O Ree said : "There's room there for coaches, managers, linesmen, referees," External link

tricitynews Saturday, August 29, 2020 10:18:00 PM EAT

Willie O Ree said : "Just standing there beside him, just to be there and to talk to him, made a big impact on me," External link

longbeachstar Sunday, July 19, 2020 1:04:00 AM EAT

Willie O Ree said : "Just standing there beside him, just to be there and to talk to him, made a big impact on me," External link

wsau Saturday, July 18, 2020 11:22:00 PM EAT

Willie O Ree told : "I'm 84 years old and didn't think I'd witness some of the stuff that's going on, but this dates back to the slavery age," External link

barrie Thursday, June 4, 2020 4:14:00 PM EAT

Willie O Ree said : "It's just a tragedy that every time an unarmed black man is killed there's really nothing done about it at that particular time," "It's like you're here today and gone tomorrow. Your life is just snuffed" External link

barrie Thursday, June 4, 2020 4:14:00 PM EAT

Willie O Ree said : "Racism . . . it's not going to stop overnight," External link

barrie Thursday, June 4, 2020 4:14:00 PM EAT

Willie O Ree said : "Maybe they're starting to realize what's been going on and what's been happening, not only to black players, but players of colour," "Maybe it's just starting to sink in" External link

barrie Thursday, June 4, 2020 4:14:00 PM EAT

Willie O Ree said : "It's not only happening in hockey, it's happening in football and baseball and other sports," External link

CBC Thursday, February 6, 2020 1:49:00 AM EAT

Willie O Ree said : “I believe he did the right thing,” External link

suntimes Wednesday, February 5, 2020 9:23:00 PM EAT

Willie O Ree said : “There’s room there for coaches, managers, linesmen, referees,” External link

suntimes Wednesday, February 5, 2020 9:23:00 PM EAT

Willie O Ree said : “I still work with these kids and still tell them the same thing,” “Work towards your goals. Set goals for yourself. Stay in school and get an education. ... Be all that you can be, feel good about yourself, like yourself. I like myself. I feel good about myself and I work with these kids and I hope I can pass something on to them that they can use in their daily life and be a better person” External link

suntimes Wednesday, February 5, 2020 9:23:00 PM EAT

Willie O Ree said : "I believe he did the right thing," External link

eagletribune Wednesday, February 5, 2020 11:02:00 AM EAT

Willie O Ree said : "There's room there for coaches, managers, linesmen, referees," External link

eagletribune Wednesday, February 5, 2020 11:02:00 AM EAT

Willie O Ree said : "I still work with these kids and still tell them the same thing," “Work towards your goals. Set goals for yourself. Stay in school and get an education. ... Be all that you can be, feel good about yourself, like yourself. I like myself. I feel good about myself and I work with these kids and I hope I can pass something on to them that they can use in their daily life and be a better person” External link

eagletribune Wednesday, February 5, 2020 11:02:00 AM EAT

Willie O Ree said : “I believe he did the right thing,” External link

ChinaPost Wednesday, February 5, 2020 10:37:00 AM EAT

Willie O Ree said : “There’s room there for coaches, managers, linesmen, referees,” External link

ChinaPost Wednesday, February 5, 2020 10:37:00 AM EAT

Willie O Ree said : “I still work with these kids and still tell them the same thing,” External link

ChinaPost Wednesday, February 5, 2020 10:37:00 AM EAT

Willie O Ree said : "I believe he did the right thing," External link

usaToday Wednesday, February 5, 2020 10:34:00 AM EAT

Willie O Ree said : "There's room there for coaches, managers, linesmen, referees," External link

usaToday Wednesday, February 5, 2020 10:34:00 AM EAT

Willie O Ree said : "I still work with these kids and still tell them the same thing," “Work towards your goals. Set goals for yourself. Stay in school and get an education. ... Be all that you can be, feel good about yourself, like yourself. I like myself. I feel good about myself and I work with these kids and I hope I can pass something on to them that they can use in their daily life and be a better person” External link

usaToday Wednesday, February 5, 2020 10:34:00 AM EAT

Willie O Ree said : “There are opportunities, you just have to take it upon yourself,” “There are goals that you need to set for yourself, but the opportunity is there, all you have to say is ‘hey I can go for it and work towards it’ there is no substitute to hard work you only get out of it what you put into it” External link

barrie Wednesday, February 5, 2020 1:29:00 AM EAT

Willie O Ree said : "It's not only happening in hockey, it's happening in football and baseball and other sports," External link

CBC Tuesday, February 4, 2020 6:38:00 PM EAT

Willie O Ree says : “It’s not only happening in hockey, it’s happening in football and baseball and other sports,” External link

citynews-ca Tuesday, February 4, 2020 2:53:00 PM EAT

Willie O Ree says : “I believe he did the right thing,” “The one thing I learned from (Martin Luther King Jr.) is don’t judge a person by the colour of their skin, but by the content of their character and there’s a lot of truth to that” External link

citynews-ca Tuesday, February 4, 2020 2:53:00 PM EAT

Willie O Ree says : “It’s not only happening in hockey, it’s happening in football and baseball and other sports,” External link

680news Tuesday, February 4, 2020 1:51:00 PM EAT

Willie O Ree says : “I believe he did the right thing,” “The one thing I learned from (Martin Luther King Jr.) is don’t judge a person by the colour of their skin, but by the content of their character and there’s a lot of truth to that” External link

680news Tuesday, February 4, 2020 1:51:00 PM EAT

Willie O Ree says : "It's not only happening in hockey, it's happening in football and baseball and other sports," External link

timescolonist Tuesday, February 4, 2020 1:15:00 PM EAT

Willie O Ree says : "I believe he did the right thing," "The one thing I learned from (Martin Luther King Jr.) is don't judge a person by the colour of their skin, but by the content of their character and there's a lot of truth to that" External link

timescolonist Tuesday, February 4, 2020 1:15:00 PM EAT

Willie O Ree said : "It's not only happening in hockey, it's happening in football and baseball and other sports," External link

barrie Tuesday, February 4, 2020 1:56:00 AM EAT

Willie O Ree said : "I believe he did the right thing," External link

barrie Tuesday, February 4, 2020 1:56:00 AM EAT

Willie O Ree said : "There's room there for coaches, managers, linesmen, referees," External link

barrie Tuesday, February 4, 2020 1:56:00 AM EAT

Willie O Ree said : "I still work with these kids and still tell them the same thing," "Work towards your goals. Set goals for yourself. Stay in school and get an educationΓÇBe all that you can be, feel good about yourself, like yourself. I like myself. I feel good about myself and I work with these kids and I hope I can pass something on to them that they can use in their daily life and be a better person" External link

barrie Tuesday, February 4, 2020 1:56:00 AM EAT

Willie O Ree said : “It’s not only happening in hockey, it’s happening in football and baseball and other sports,” External link

theglobeandmail Tuesday, February 4, 2020 1:28:00 AM EAT

Willie O Ree said : “I believe he did the right thing,” External link

theglobeandmail Tuesday, February 4, 2020 1:28:00 AM EAT

Willie O Ree said : “There’s room there for coaches, managers, linesmen, referees,” External link

theglobeandmail Tuesday, February 4, 2020 1:28:00 AM EAT

Willie O Ree said : “I still work with these kids and still tell them the same thing,” “Work towards your goals. Set goals for yourself. Stay in school and get an educationBe all that you can be, feel good about yourself, like yourself. I like myself. I feel good about myself and I work with these kids and I hope I can pass something on to them that they can use in their daily life and be a better person” External link

theglobeandmail Tuesday, February 4, 2020 1:28:00 AM EAT

Willie O Ree said : “I thought we’ve come a long ways but it looks like we’ve taken one step forward and two steps back. I guess it’s going to take quite a while before it’s over. I don’t know if it will ever be over,” External link

ottawacitizen Monday, February 3, 2020 2:53:00 AM EAT

Willie O Ree said : “There’s just a lot of racist, ignorant people out there, that they just can’t look at a player for the abilities and the skills that they have,” “One thing I learned from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is he said, ‘Don’t judge a person by the colour of their skin, but the content of their character.’ And there’s a lot of truth to that, you know” External link

ottawacitizen Monday, February 3, 2020 2:53:00 AM EAT

Willie O Ree said : “I had every name in the book called at me, not only from players on the opposition, but the fans in the stands,” External link

ottawacitizen Monday, February 3, 2020 2:53:00 AM EAT

Willie O Ree said : “I’ve had 10- and 12- and 13-year-old boys and girls, players of colour, come off the ice crying because even one of their own teammates had made a racial remark,” External link

ottawacitizen Monday, February 3, 2020 2:53:00 AM EAT

Willie O Ree said : “When I get up and look in the mirror I don’t see a black man or a brown man,” External link

ottawacitizen Monday, February 3, 2020 2:53:00 AM EAT

Willie O Ree said : “You never took an eye exam, so I said, if I’m good enough to make the team with one eye, just don’t tell them,” “I was getting hit a lot more than I did before, but I was able to play 21 years with one eye” External link

dcourier Thursday, December 5, 2019 9:37:00 AM EAT

Willie O Ree said : “You never took an eye exam, so I said, if I’m good enough to make the team with one eye, just don’t tell them,” “I was getting hit a lot more than I did before, but I was able to play 21 years with one eye” External link

ChinaPost Thursday, December 5, 2019 2:23:00 AM EAT

Willie O Ree said : “You never took an eye exam, so I said, if I’m good enough to make the team with one eye, just don’t tell them,” “I was getting hit a lot more than I did before, but I was able to play 21 years with one eye” External link

seattletimes Thursday, December 5, 2019 1:57:00 AM EAT

Willie O Ree said : “Names will never hurt you unless you let them,” External link

WashingtonPost Sunday, October 20, 2019 6:49:00 PM EAT

Willie O Ree said : “I just feel great about it,” “I feel I’ve been blessed” External link

woodtv Friday, July 26, 2019 5:03:00 AM EAT

Willie O Ree said : “Besides being black and being blind, I was faced with four other things: racism, prejudice, bigotry and ignorance,” External link

citynews-ca Thursday, May 2, 2019 8:38:00 PM EAT

Willie O Ree said : “I’ve come into contact with numerous boys and girls and helped them to overcome some of the racial slurs and racial remarks that have been directed towards them,” “I mean 10, 11, 12, 13-year-old boys and girls coming off the ice because of racial remarks and I just can’t understand it. It really hurts me to know that these boys and girls are still faced with it at this day and age” External link

citynews-ca Thursday, May 2, 2019 8:38:00 PM EAT

Willie O Ree said : “Besides being black and being blind, I was faced with four other things: racism, prejudice, bigotry and ignorance,” External link

680news Thursday, May 2, 2019 7:15:00 PM EAT

Willie O Ree said : “I’ve come into contact with numerous boys and girls and helped them to overcome some of the racial slurs and racial remarks that have been directed towards them,” “I mean 10, 11, 12, 13-year-old boys and girls coming off the ice because of racial remarks and I just can’t understand it. It really hurts me to know that these boys and girls are still faced with it at this day and age” External link

680news Thursday, May 2, 2019 7:15:00 PM EAT

Willie O Ree told : "I laid in my hospital bed and things were going through my mind: 'What am I going to do now?' And I get out of the hospital and within the next five weeks, I'm back on the ice practising and playing," External link

CBC Tuesday, April 30, 2019 9:10:00 PM EAT

Willie O Ree said : "Hockey's a white sport? That's ridiculous," "You can play any sport you want regardless of what color you are if you have the will and the desire" External link

wacotrib Friday, March 15, 2019 2:37:00 PM EAT

Willie O Ree said : "Hockey's a white sport? That's ridiculous," "You can play any sport you want regardless of what color you are if you have the will and the desire" External link

charlotteobserver Friday, March 15, 2019 11:31:00 AM EAT

Willie O Ree said : “Hockey’s a white sport? That’s ridiculous,” “You can play any sport you want regardless of what color you are if you have the will and the desire” External link

tribtown Friday, March 15, 2019 11:27:00 AM EAT

Willie O Ree said : "Hockey's a white sport? That's ridiculous," "You can play any sport you want regardless of what color you are if you have the will and the desire" External link

startribune Friday, March 15, 2019 11:15:00 AM EAT

Willie O Ree said : "Hockey's a white sport? That's ridiculous," "You can play any sport you want regardless of what color you are if you have the will and the desire" External link

bradenton Friday, March 15, 2019 11:13:00 AM EAT

Willie O Ree said : "Hockey's a white sport? That's ridiculous," "You can play any sport you want regardless of what color you are if you have the will and the desire" External link

theolympian Friday, March 15, 2019 11:12:00 AM EAT

Willie O Ree said : "Hockey's a white sport? That's ridiculous," "You can play any sport you want regardless of what color you are if you have the will and the desire" External link

islandpacket Friday, March 15, 2019 11:03:00 AM EAT

Willie O Ree said : "Hockey's a white sport? That's ridiculous," "You can play any sport you want regardless of what color you are if you have the will and the desire" External link

heraldonline Friday, March 15, 2019 11:02:00 AM EAT

Willie O Ree said : “Hockey’s a white sport? That’s ridiculous,” “You can play any sport you want regardless of what color you are if you have the will and the desire” External link

ChinaPost Friday, March 15, 2019 10:56:00 AM EAT

Willie O Ree said : “Hockey’s a white sport? That’s ridiculous,” “You can play any sport you want regardless of what color you are if you have the will and the desire” External link

dailyjournal Friday, March 15, 2019 10:54:00 AM EAT

Willie O Ree said : "Hockey's a white sport? That's ridiculous," "You can play any sport you want regardless of what color you are if you have the will and the desire" External link

thenewstribune Friday, March 15, 2019 10:50:00 AM EAT

Willie O Ree said : “Hockey’s a white sport? That’s ridiculous,” “You can play any sport you want regardless of what color you are if you have the will and the desire” External link

therepublic Friday, March 15, 2019 10:38:00 AM EAT

Willie O Ree said : "Hockey's a white sport? That's ridiculous," "You can play any sport you want regardless of what color you are if you have the will and the desire" External link

miamiherald Friday, March 15, 2019 10:36:00 AM EAT

Willie O Ree said : "Hockey's a white sport? That's ridiculous," "You can play any sport you want regardless of what color you are if you have the will and the desire" External link

sunherald Friday, March 15, 2019 10:35:00 AM EAT



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Kim Davis said ( about Willie O Ree ) : "Through the creation of these special skates to honor Willie O'Ree Bauer Hockey is powerfully representing the inclusive values that make our game and our world better," External link

prnewswire Wednesday, February 17, 2021 8:10:00 PM EAT

Wayne Simmonds said ( about Willie O Ree ) : "I think of Willie O'Ree like an astronaut," External link

prnewswire Wednesday, February 17, 2021 8:10:00 PM EAT

Cam Neely said ( about Willie O Ree ) : “Willie’s contributions to the game of hockey transcend on-ice accomplishments and have opened countless doors for players who have come after him,” External link

nbcnews Wednesday, January 13, 2021 7:44:00 PM EAT

Cam Neely said ( about Willie O Ree ) : "Willie’s contributions to the game of hockey transcend on-ice accomplishments and have opened countless doors for players who have come after him," External link

foxnews Wednesday, January 13, 2021 3:30:00 AM EAT

Boston Bruins said ( about Willie O Ree ) : "Willie's contributions to the game of hockey transcend on-ice accomplishments and have opened countless doors for players who have come after him," External link

wrcbtv Wednesday, January 13, 2021 12:52:00 AM EAT

Boston Bruins said ( about Willie O Ree ) : "Throughout the history of the National Hockey League, there have been very few individuals that have had such a profound impact on the league and its culture than Willie O'Ree," External link

wrcbtv Wednesday, January 13, 2021 12:52:00 AM EAT

Boston Bruins said ( about Willie O Ree ) : "Throughout the history of the National Hockey League, there have been very few individuals that have had such a profound impact on the league and its culture than Willie O'Ree," External link

wsau Tuesday, January 12, 2021 8:48:00 PM EAT

Boston Bruins said ( about Willie O Ree ) : “Throughout the history of the National Hockey League, there have been very few individuals that have had such a profound impact on the league and its culture than Willie O’Ree,” External link

masslive Tuesday, January 12, 2021 8:22:00 PM EAT

Boston Bruins said ( about Willie O Ree ) : “Throughout the history of the National Hockey League, there have been very few individuals that have had such a profound impact on the league and its culture than Willie O’Ree,” External link

bostonglobe Tuesday, January 12, 2021 7:26:00 PM EAT

Joel Ward said ( about Willie O Ree ) : "That's something to definitely talk about for sure. It would be great if they did," "Obviously that's something that would be a great discussion about. With the amount of respect Willie has around the league, it would definitely be something special if that did come up" External link

upi Monday, May 30, 2016 9:00:00 AM EAT

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Willie O'Ree

Last updated on 2017-05-03T18:06+0300.

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Quotes... Extracted quotes from

Willie O Ree said : "When I reminisce back, I say, 'Oh my goodness, 1958. Time flies,'" "I'm thrilled, overwhelmed about the stickers" External link

wcvb Tuesday, January 19, 2021 6:46:00 AM EAT

Willie O Ree told : “I can only see out of one eye,” External link

bostonglobe Tuesday, January 19, 2021 2:09:00 AM EAT

Willie O Ree said : "I was at a loss for words there for a few seconds," External link

wmur Thursday, January 14, 2021 7:45:00 PM EAT

Willie O Ree told : “I was obsessed with playing the sport,” External link

fox13memphis Wednesday, January 13, 2021 10:07:00 PM EAT

Willie O Ree told : “I was obsessed with playing the sport,” External link

actionnewsjax Wednesday, January 13, 2021 9:56:00 PM EAT

Willie O Ree told : “I was obsessed with playing the sport,” External link

wftv Wednesday, January 13, 2021 9:56:00 PM EAT

Willie O Ree told : “I was obsessed with playing the sport,” External link

kiro7 Wednesday, January 13, 2021 9:38:00 PM EAT

Willie O Ree said : "I was at a loss for words there for a few seconds," External link

wcvb Wednesday, January 13, 2021 3:15:00 AM EAT

Willie O Ree writes : “It showed me that I could change things if I tried,” External link

citynews-ca Tuesday, November 3, 2020 8:36:00 PM EAT

Willie O Ree said : “I thought my hockey career was over,” External link

citynews-ca Tuesday, November 3, 2020 8:36:00 PM EAT

Willie O Ree writes : “There was no mention in the news media that I was going to be doing something historic,” External link

citynews-ca Tuesday, November 3, 2020 8:36:00 PM EAT

Willie O Ree said : “I never fought because of racial slurs,” External link

citynews-ca Tuesday, November 3, 2020 8:36:00 PM EAT

Willie O Ree said : “The book is really about goal-setting,” “When I was 14, I set two goals for myself: playing pro hockey and hopefully playing in the National Hockey League” External link

citynews-ca Tuesday, November 3, 2020 8:36:00 PM EAT

Willie O Ree writes : “It showed me that I could change things if I tried,” External link

680news Tuesday, November 3, 2020 7:27:00 PM EAT

Willie O Ree said : “I thought my hockey career was over,” External link

680news Tuesday, November 3, 2020 7:27:00 PM EAT

Willie O Ree writes : “There was no mention in the news media that I was going to be doing something historic,” External link

680news Tuesday, November 3, 2020 7:27:00 PM EAT

Willie O Ree said : “I never fought because of racial slurs,” External link

680news Tuesday, November 3, 2020 7:27:00 PM EAT

Willie O Ree said : “The book is really about goal-setting,” “When I was 14, I set two goals for myself: playing pro hockey and hopefully playing in the National Hockey League” External link

680news Tuesday, November 3, 2020 7:27:00 PM EAT

Willie O Ree said : “I didn’t really know much about it,” External link

theglobeandmail Friday, October 30, 2020 5:20:00 PM EAT

Willie O Ree said : “In the book, I wanted people to know more about my hockey career,” External link

theglobeandmail Friday, October 30, 2020 5:20:00 PM EAT

Willie O Ree said : "There's room there for coaches, managers, linesmen, referees," External link

tricitynews Saturday, August 29, 2020 10:18:00 PM EAT

Willie O Ree said : "Just standing there beside him, just to be there and to talk to him, made a big impact on me," External link

longbeachstar Sunday, July 19, 2020 1:04:00 AM EAT

Willie O Ree said : "Just standing there beside him, just to be there and to talk to him, made a big impact on me," External link

wsau Saturday, July 18, 2020 11:22:00 PM EAT

Willie O Ree told : "I'm 84 years old and didn't think I'd witness some of the stuff that's going on, but this dates back to the slavery age," External link

barrie Thursday, June 4, 2020 4:14:00 PM EAT

Willie O Ree said : "It's just a tragedy that every time an unarmed black man is killed there's really nothing done about it at that particular time," "It's like you're here today and gone tomorrow. Your life is just snuffed" External link

barrie Thursday, June 4, 2020 4:14:00 PM EAT

Willie O Ree said : "Racism . . . it's not going to stop overnight," External link

barrie Thursday, June 4, 2020 4:14:00 PM EAT

Willie O Ree said : "Maybe they're starting to realize what's been going on and what's been happening, not only to black players, but players of colour," "Maybe it's just starting to sink in" External link

barrie Thursday, June 4, 2020 4:14:00 PM EAT

Willie O Ree said : "It's not only happening in hockey, it's happening in football and baseball and other sports," External link

CBC Thursday, February 6, 2020 1:49:00 AM EAT

Willie O Ree said : “I believe he did the right thing,” External link

suntimes Wednesday, February 5, 2020 9:23:00 PM EAT

Willie O Ree said : “There’s room there for coaches, managers, linesmen, referees,” External link

suntimes Wednesday, February 5, 2020 9:23:00 PM EAT

Willie O Ree said : “I still work with these kids and still tell them the same thing,” “Work towards your goals. Set goals for yourself. Stay in school and get an education. ... Be all that you can be, feel good about yourself, like yourself. I like myself. I feel good about myself and I work with these kids and I hope I can pass something on to them that they can use in their daily life and be a better person” External link

suntimes Wednesday, February 5, 2020 9:23:00 PM EAT

Willie O Ree said : "I believe he did the right thing," External link

eagletribune Wednesday, February 5, 2020 11:02:00 AM EAT

Willie O Ree said : "There's room there for coaches, managers, linesmen, referees," External link

eagletribune Wednesday, February 5, 2020 11:02:00 AM EAT

Willie O Ree said : "I still work with these kids and still tell them the same thing," “Work towards your goals. Set goals for yourself. Stay in school and get an education. ... Be all that you can be, feel good about yourself, like yourself. I like myself. I feel good about myself and I work with these kids and I hope I can pass something on to them that they can use in their daily life and be a better person” External link

eagletribune Wednesday, February 5, 2020 11:02:00 AM EAT

Willie O Ree said : “I believe he did the right thing,” External link

ChinaPost Wednesday, February 5, 2020 10:37:00 AM EAT

Willie O Ree said : “There’s room there for coaches, managers, linesmen, referees,” External link

ChinaPost Wednesday, February 5, 2020 10:37:00 AM EAT

Willie O Ree said : “I still work with these kids and still tell them the same thing,” External link

ChinaPost Wednesday, February 5, 2020 10:37:00 AM EAT

Willie O Ree said : "I believe he did the right thing," External link

usaToday Wednesday, February 5, 2020 10:34:00 AM EAT

Willie O Ree said : "There's room there for coaches, managers, linesmen, referees," External link

usaToday Wednesday, February 5, 2020 10:34:00 AM EAT

Willie O Ree said : "I still work with these kids and still tell them the same thing," “Work towards your goals. Set goals for yourself. Stay in school and get an education. ... Be all that you can be, feel good about yourself, like yourself. I like myself. I feel good about myself and I work with these kids and I hope I can pass something on to them that they can use in their daily life and be a better person” External link

usaToday Wednesday, February 5, 2020 10:34:00 AM EAT

Willie O Ree said : “There are opportunities, you just have to take it upon yourself,” “There are goals that you need to set for yourself, but the opportunity is there, all you have to say is ‘hey I can go for it and work towards it’ there is no substitute to hard work you only get out of it what you put into it” External link

barrie Wednesday, February 5, 2020 1:29:00 AM EAT

Willie O Ree said : "It's not only happening in hockey, it's happening in football and baseball and other sports," External link

CBC Tuesday, February 4, 2020 6:38:00 PM EAT

Willie O Ree says : “It’s not only happening in hockey, it’s happening in football and baseball and other sports,” External link

citynews-ca Tuesday, February 4, 2020 2:53:00 PM EAT

Willie O Ree says : “I believe he did the right thing,” “The one thing I learned from (Martin Luther King Jr.) is don’t judge a person by the colour of their skin, but by the content of their character and there’s a lot of truth to that” External link

citynews-ca Tuesday, February 4, 2020 2:53:00 PM EAT

Willie O Ree says : “It’s not only happening in hockey, it’s happening in football and baseball and other sports,” External link

680news Tuesday, February 4, 2020 1:51:00 PM EAT

Willie O Ree says : “I believe he did the right thing,” “The one thing I learned from (Martin Luther King Jr.) is don’t judge a person by the colour of their skin, but by the content of their character and there’s a lot of truth to that” External link

680news Tuesday, February 4, 2020 1:51:00 PM EAT

Willie O Ree says : "It's not only happening in hockey, it's happening in football and baseball and other sports," External link

timescolonist Tuesday, February 4, 2020 1:15:00 PM EAT

Willie O Ree says : "I believe he did the right thing," "The one thing I learned from (Martin Luther King Jr.) is don't judge a person by the colour of their skin, but by the content of their character and there's a lot of truth to that" External link

timescolonist Tuesday, February 4, 2020 1:15:00 PM EAT

Willie O Ree said : "It's not only happening in hockey, it's happening in football and baseball and other sports," External link

barrie Tuesday, February 4, 2020 1:56:00 AM EAT

Willie O Ree said : "I believe he did the right thing," External link

barrie Tuesday, February 4, 2020 1:56:00 AM EAT

Willie O Ree said : "There's room there for coaches, managers, linesmen, referees," External link

barrie Tuesday, February 4, 2020 1:56:00 AM EAT

Willie O Ree said : "I still work with these kids and still tell them the same thing," "Work towards your goals. Set goals for yourself. Stay in school and get an educationΓÇBe all that you can be, feel good about yourself, like yourself. I like myself. I feel good about myself and I work with these kids and I hope I can pass something on to them that they can use in their daily life and be a better person" External link

barrie Tuesday, February 4, 2020 1:56:00 AM EAT

Willie O Ree said : “It’s not only happening in hockey, it’s happening in football and baseball and other sports,” External link

theglobeandmail Tuesday, February 4, 2020 1:28:00 AM EAT

Willie O Ree said : “I believe he did the right thing,” External link

theglobeandmail Tuesday, February 4, 2020 1:28:00 AM EAT

Willie O Ree said : “There’s room there for coaches, managers, linesmen, referees,” External link

theglobeandmail Tuesday, February 4, 2020 1:28:00 AM EAT

Willie O Ree said : “I still work with these kids and still tell them the same thing,” “Work towards your goals. Set goals for yourself. Stay in school and get an educationBe all that you can be, feel good about yourself, like yourself. I like myself. I feel good about myself and I work with these kids and I hope I can pass something on to them that they can use in their daily life and be a better person” External link

theglobeandmail Tuesday, February 4, 2020 1:28:00 AM EAT

Willie O Ree said : “I thought we’ve come a long ways but it looks like we’ve taken one step forward and two steps back. I guess it’s going to take quite a while before it’s over. I don’t know if it will ever be over,” External link

ottawacitizen Monday, February 3, 2020 2:53:00 AM EAT

Willie O Ree said : “There’s just a lot of racist, ignorant people out there, that they just can’t look at a player for the abilities and the skills that they have,” “One thing I learned from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is he said, ‘Don’t judge a person by the colour of their skin, but the content of their character.’ And there’s a lot of truth to that, you know” External link

ottawacitizen Monday, February 3, 2020 2:53:00 AM EAT

Willie O Ree said : “I had every name in the book called at me, not only from players on the opposition, but the fans in the stands,” External link

ottawacitizen Monday, February 3, 2020 2:53:00 AM EAT

Willie O Ree said : “I’ve had 10- and 12- and 13-year-old boys and girls, players of colour, come off the ice crying because even one of their own teammates had made a racial remark,” External link

ottawacitizen Monday, February 3, 2020 2:53:00 AM EAT

Willie O Ree said : “When I get up and look in the mirror I don’t see a black man or a brown man,” External link

ottawacitizen Monday, February 3, 2020 2:53:00 AM EAT

Willie O Ree said : “You never took an eye exam, so I said, if I’m good enough to make the team with one eye, just don’t tell them,” “I was getting hit a lot more than I did before, but I was able to play 21 years with one eye” External link

dcourier Thursday, December 5, 2019 9:37:00 AM EAT

Willie O Ree said : “You never took an eye exam, so I said, if I’m good enough to make the team with one eye, just don’t tell them,” “I was getting hit a lot more than I did before, but I was able to play 21 years with one eye” External link

ChinaPost Thursday, December 5, 2019 2:23:00 AM EAT

Willie O Ree said : “You never took an eye exam, so I said, if I’m good enough to make the team with one eye, just don’t tell them,” “I was getting hit a lot more than I did before, but I was able to play 21 years with one eye” External link

seattletimes Thursday, December 5, 2019 1:57:00 AM EAT

Willie O Ree said : “Names will never hurt you unless you let them,” External link

WashingtonPost Sunday, October 20, 2019 6:49:00 PM EAT

Willie O Ree said : “I just feel great about it,” “I feel I’ve been blessed” External link

woodtv Friday, July 26, 2019 5:03:00 AM EAT

Willie O Ree said : “Besides being black and being blind, I was faced with four other things: racism, prejudice, bigotry and ignorance,” External link

citynews-ca Thursday, May 2, 2019 8:38:00 PM EAT

Willie O Ree said : “I’ve come into contact with numerous boys and girls and helped them to overcome some of the racial slurs and racial remarks that have been directed towards them,” “I mean 10, 11, 12, 13-year-old boys and girls coming off the ice because of racial remarks and I just can’t understand it. It really hurts me to know that these boys and girls are still faced with it at this day and age” External link

citynews-ca Thursday, May 2, 2019 8:38:00 PM EAT

Willie O Ree said : “Besides being black and being blind, I was faced with four other things: racism, prejudice, bigotry and ignorance,” External link

680news Thursday, May 2, 2019 7:15:00 PM EAT

Willie O Ree said : “I’ve come into contact with numerous boys and girls and helped them to overcome some of the racial slurs and racial remarks that have been directed towards them,” “I mean 10, 11, 12, 13-year-old boys and girls coming off the ice because of racial remarks and I just can’t understand it. It really hurts me to know that these boys and girls are still faced with it at this day and age” External link

680news Thursday, May 2, 2019 7:15:00 PM EAT

Willie O Ree told : "I laid in my hospital bed and things were going through my mind: 'What am I going to do now?' And I get out of the hospital and within the next five weeks, I'm back on the ice practising and playing," External link

CBC Tuesday, April 30, 2019 9:10:00 PM EAT

Willie O Ree said : "Hockey's a white sport? That's ridiculous," "You can play any sport you want regardless of what color you are if you have the will and the desire" External link

wacotrib Friday, March 15, 2019 2:37:00 PM EAT

Willie O Ree said : "Hockey's a white sport? That's ridiculous," "You can play any sport you want regardless of what color you are if you have the will and the desire" External link

charlotteobserver Friday, March 15, 2019 11:31:00 AM EAT

Willie O Ree said : “Hockey’s a white sport? That’s ridiculous,” “You can play any sport you want regardless of what color you are if you have the will and the desire” External link

tribtown Friday, March 15, 2019 11:27:00 AM EAT

Willie O Ree said : "Hockey's a white sport? That's ridiculous," "You can play any sport you want regardless of what color you are if you have the will and the desire" External link

startribune Friday, March 15, 2019 11:15:00 AM EAT

Willie O Ree said : "Hockey's a white sport? That's ridiculous," "You can play any sport you want regardless of what color you are if you have the will and the desire" External link

bradenton Friday, March 15, 2019 11:13:00 AM EAT

Willie O Ree said : "Hockey's a white sport? That's ridiculous," "You can play any sport you want regardless of what color you are if you have the will and the desire" External link

theolympian Friday, March 15, 2019 11:12:00 AM EAT

Willie O Ree said : "Hockey's a white sport? That's ridiculous," "You can play any sport you want regardless of what color you are if you have the will and the desire" External link

islandpacket Friday, March 15, 2019 11:03:00 AM EAT

Willie O Ree said : "Hockey's a white sport? That's ridiculous," "You can play any sport you want regardless of what color you are if you have the will and the desire" External link

heraldonline Friday, March 15, 2019 11:02:00 AM EAT

Willie O Ree said : “Hockey’s a white sport? That’s ridiculous,” “You can play any sport you want regardless of what color you are if you have the will and the desire” External link

ChinaPost Friday, March 15, 2019 10:56:00 AM EAT

Willie O Ree said : “Hockey’s a white sport? That’s ridiculous,” “You can play any sport you want regardless of what color you are if you have the will and the desire” External link

dailyjournal Friday, March 15, 2019 10:54:00 AM EAT

Willie O Ree said : "Hockey's a white sport? That's ridiculous," "You can play any sport you want regardless of what color you are if you have the will and the desire" External link

thenewstribune Friday, March 15, 2019 10:50:00 AM EAT

Willie O Ree said : “Hockey’s a white sport? That’s ridiculous,” “You can play any sport you want regardless of what color you are if you have the will and the desire” External link

therepublic Friday, March 15, 2019 10:38:00 AM EAT

Willie O Ree said : "Hockey's a white sport? That's ridiculous," "You can play any sport you want regardless of what color you are if you have the will and the desire" External link

miamiherald Friday, March 15, 2019 10:36:00 AM EAT

Willie O Ree said : "Hockey's a white sport? That's ridiculous," "You can play any sport you want regardless of what color you are if you have the will and the desire" External link

sunherald Friday, March 15, 2019 10:35:00 AM EAT



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Kim Davis said ( about Willie O Ree ) : "Through the creation of these special skates to honor Willie O'Ree Bauer Hockey is powerfully representing the inclusive values that make our game and our world better," External link

prnewswire Wednesday, February 17, 2021 8:10:00 PM EAT

Wayne Simmonds said ( about Willie O Ree ) : "I think of Willie O'Ree like an astronaut," External link

prnewswire Wednesday, February 17, 2021 8:10:00 PM EAT

Cam Neely said ( about Willie O Ree ) : “Willie’s contributions to the game of hockey transcend on-ice accomplishments and have opened countless doors for players who have come after him,” External link

nbcnews Wednesday, January 13, 2021 7:44:00 PM EAT

Cam Neely said ( about Willie O Ree ) : "Willie’s contributions to the game of hockey transcend on-ice accomplishments and have opened countless doors for players who have come after him," External link

foxnews Wednesday, January 13, 2021 3:30:00 AM EAT

Boston Bruins said ( about Willie O Ree ) : "Willie's contributions to the game of hockey transcend on-ice accomplishments and have opened countless doors for players who have come after him," External link

wrcbtv Wednesday, January 13, 2021 12:52:00 AM EAT

Boston Bruins said ( about Willie O Ree ) : "Throughout the history of the National Hockey League, there have been very few individuals that have had such a profound impact on the league and its culture than Willie O'Ree," External link

wrcbtv Wednesday, January 13, 2021 12:52:00 AM EAT

Boston Bruins said ( about Willie O Ree ) : "Throughout the history of the National Hockey League, there have been very few individuals that have had such a profound impact on the league and its culture than Willie O'Ree," External link

wsau Tuesday, January 12, 2021 8:48:00 PM EAT

Boston Bruins said ( about Willie O Ree ) : “Throughout the history of the National Hockey League, there have been very few individuals that have had such a profound impact on the league and its culture than Willie O’Ree,” External link

masslive Tuesday, January 12, 2021 8:22:00 PM EAT

Boston Bruins said ( about Willie O Ree ) : “Throughout the history of the National Hockey League, there have been very few individuals that have had such a profound impact on the league and its culture than Willie O’Ree,” External link

bostonglobe Tuesday, January 12, 2021 7:26:00 PM EAT

Joel Ward said ( about Willie O Ree ) : "That's something to definitely talk about for sure. It would be great if they did," "Obviously that's something that would be a great discussion about. With the amount of respect Willie has around the league, it would definitely be something special if that did come up" External link

upi Monday, May 30, 2016 9:00:00 AM EAT