What Hockey's Diversity Problem Means for Fans Like Me

The Kraken’s Kyle Boyd brings rollerball to Judkins Park.

I started watching hockey when I was eight. My dad would sit on one end of the faded blue sectional in our living room with his feet propped up, and I’d curl into a corner on the other side. During commercials, I’d hazard the occasional question, but most of the time we didn’t talk. He was engrossed in the game, and I was too busy trying to keep up with the puck as it pinged between sticks and rimmed around the boards.

Growing up, I rarely saw my dad on weekdays. He worked long hours some 20

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