B.C.-born historians George Fosty 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 200). $19.95. 978-155109-695-7
Darril Fosty studied history and journalism at Western Washington University prior to working as an historian and filmmaker based in York Beach, Maine.