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Center Ice Spotlight: Kevin Peterson | Buffalo New York

I am from Buffalo, New York. I am a Sports Management Major at Niagara County Community College, and plan to be the first black commissioner of the NHL. Although I was a baseball player most of my life, I always loved hockey. I always played on the streets with kids I knew and I had this natural draw to the sport, I just never found my way in the ice until I was 20. I gave it up playing baseball, bought all the hockey equipment I needed and started to practice. Now at 22, I am working hard to play professionally anywhere in the world.

I wanted to be a brand ambassador for HPOC Because I wanted to help shed light on the amount of black players and members of the hockey community. Finding this movement has reassured me of my gut feeling; that I must be part of the revolution of hockey culture. I look forward to connecting with other members of the organization and creating bonds and friendships that will help change the way we are seen in the sport.

My hobby is listening music. I listen to a mix of everything, it helps give me a different view of the world around me.