FOSTY, George Robert




B.C.-born historians George Fosty, born in Prince Rupert, and Darril Fosty have produced the first book-length study of Coloured Hockey League of the Maritimes, formed in 1895 in Halifax, twenty-two years prior to the creation of the NHL. Comprised of the sons and grandsons of runaway American slaves, teams such as the Africville Sea-Sides and New Glasgow Speed Boys pioneered organized Canadian hockey from 1895 to 1925. Naturally the Fostys have entitled their book Black Ice (Nimbus 2008). $19.95. 978-155109-695-7

George Fosty attended the University of Hawaii at Hilo an the London City Polytechnic in England prior to living in New York City as a filmmaker and historian.

[BCBW 2008] "Sport"