Commemorative stamp pays tribute to all-black hockey league in the Maritimes

Canada Post has unveiled a commemorative stamp that pays tribute to an all-black hockey league that once thrived in the Maritimes. The stamp tells the story of the Colored Hockey League, which saw teams competing for the Colored Hockey Championship between 1895 and the 1930s. The league, founded 22 years before the National Hockey League, was established in Halifax among black Baptists who were eager to get young men to attend Sunday church services.