Nina Rodgers, a Minnetonka native and Hopkins High School grad, is the Whale’s only Black player.
On the surface, this isn’t unusual, but in Bolden’s and Johnson’s case, the two female pucksters are among the small handful of Black hockey players.
Hockey is still seen as a White sport. Some believe it should stay that way forever.
This column continues the Only One series in which this reporter shares his experiences as the only African American journalist on the scene. It took four walk-arounds inside the downtown Minneapolis arena before we finally accomplished our simple goal: finding a Black fan. “I am very excited to be here,” admitted Isaac Johnson, a sixth […]