#Ice Hockey

.Boston, MA, USA
Willie O'Ree broke the NHL color barrier as a left wing for the Bruins in a game at Montreal on January 18, 1958. (Photo Credit: Instagram/@ nhlbruins)

  • Willie O'Ree will become the 12th player to have his number retired by the team
  • NHL players will be wearing helmet decals starting Saturday, to note the anniversary of O'Ree's accomplishment
  • O'Ree scored four goals and set up 10 others over 45 NHL games in the 1957-58 and 1960-61 seasons

.Dubai - United Arab Emirates
The ice hockey clash, with two matches played on December 18 and 19, was the "first game" played by an Israeli team on Emirati soil. (Photo Credit: Representative Image/Unsplash)

  • In September, the UAE became only the third Arab country to normalise ties with Israel
  • After the "first leg," the Israeli club now wants to welcome their sporting rivals for a return match
  • Israel has announced agreements in recent months with Bahrain, Sudan and Morocco