Episode 044: Robert Ashe – Co-Author of They Called Me Chocolate Rocket

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Today’s guest on The Heart Of The Rink Hockey Show met John Episode 044Paris Jr, in a chance meeting at a library in Nova Scotia. John’s personality drew him in and they commenced a conversation that lasted for hours.

John’s story is a beautiful one that goes far beyond John becoming the first black professional coach. It takes the reader into the struggles of a young black man growing up in Windsor, Nova Scotia, to him being scouted by Scotty Bowman, to his battle with Hodgkin’s disease and so much more.

Robert Ashe gives a look inside the cover of They Called Me Chocolate Rocket: The Life And Times Of John Paris, Jr., Hockey’s First Black Professional Coach.

Links: John Paris Jr (episode 006)
             They Called Me Chocolate Rocket: The Life and Times of John Paris Jr., Hockey’s First Black Professional Coach
             The Metro Prystai Story

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