Willie O'Ree: Documenting an NHL trailblazer

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If hockey is Canada's game, Willie O'Ree is a trailblazer who should be a household name. In 1958, he became the first Black hockey player to hit the ice in an NHL game - wearing a Boston Bruins uniform at the fabled Montreal Forum against the Canadiens. The new documentary, "Willie," chronicles his journey and what it took to break the colour barrier more than 60 years ago. The Agenda welcomes Laurence Mathieu-Leger, the film's director and producer.

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