Skip to main content

Charlie Coyle tabbed as the team's LGBTQ-inclusion ambassador

In addition to Hockey Is For Everyone month, the league will be teaming up with the You Can Play project.
  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

On Wednesday, the NHL began its month long campaign for Hockey is For Everyone.

Teams from around the league will host awareness nights which will honor players of all ages and backgrounds. It'll also feature sled hockey players, blind players, special needs players and recent immigrants.

February is #HockeyIsForEveryone month. Help us spread respect for all who play and love this game.

Join us: https://t.co/tpwcKN0RO0pic.twitter.com/M39MDoWiZm

— NHL (@NHL) February 1, 2017

In addition to Hockey Is For Everyone, the league will also be teaming up with the You Can Play project – a non-profit organization – which will support the LGBTQ community while also fighting homophobia in sports.

According to NHL.com, select clubs will designate one home as a You Can Play night, which will celebrate members of the LGBTQ community in pregame festivities, with players using "pride tape" during warmups.

Each team will designate an ambassador, and the Wild's ambassador is Charlie Coyle. The Wild have yet to announce which game the event will fall on.

The Montreal Canadiens ambassador is Andrew Shaw. Last season Shaw was suspended because of a homophobic slur he used during a game. With Shaw being an ambassador, hopefully he's come full circle now.

According to OutSports.com, there's never been a current or former NHL player who has come out publicly.

Next Up

ITT Tech

Student loans cancelled for 1,380 Minnesota ITT Tech students

President Joe Biden moved to cancel the federal debt this week.

Screen Shot 2022-08-19 at 2.17.19 PM

Twine kills 2 young ospreys in Long Lake, Minnesota

One bird was found hanging by its leg from the nest.

Mindy Kiepe

5 Great Danes kill owner on northwest Iowa farm

The dogs were euthanized after the incident.

Becker Public Schools

School district sued by teachers' union over staff 'gag order'

The district has faced heightened scrutiny for months now.

Andrew Luger, former U.S. Attorney of Minnesota

After dozens of arrests, concern over rising 'militaristic' weapons on MN streets

The U.S. Attorney provided an update on the violent crime strategy in collaboration with federal and local law enforcement agencies.

Screen Shot 2022-08-19 at 1.31.41 PM

Outrage after ‘vote with bullets’ remarks from GOP Senate candidate

The candidate's comments were recently brought to light in a video recording.

State Patrol

2 killed after driver crosses center line near Silver Lake

A toddler in the vehicle survived the crash.

Screen Shot 2022-08-10 at 4.12.14 PM

The answer to winter woes: St. Paul's upcoming Palm Springs-style supper club

Take a first look at inside the menu at The Apostle Supper Club.

Muhammad Masood

Guilty plea: Ex-Mayo Clinic researcher tried to fly to Syria and fight for ISIS

Muhammad Masood, 30, pleaded guilty to attempting to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization in U.S. District Court Tuesday.

Related

Don't look now but Charlie Coyle is on pace for a 70-point season

Coyle is on pace to finish with 28 goals by the end of the season.

Robert Downey Jr. has nothing on iron man Charlie Coyle

Colye broke Antti Laaksonen's record of 283 games on Wednesday.

Watch: Charlie Coyle's late goal sends the Wild to overtime

Coyle leads the Wild with 8 goals this season

Charlie Coyle traded to Boston Bruins

Another Wild player is on the move.

Wild call up talented Alex Tuch, could mean benching for Charlie Coyle

Alex Tuch and his explosive offense will be on the ice with the Wild Saturday in Vancouver.

Coyle

Charlie Coyle is the latest example in the Minnesota to Boston pipeline

Another Minnesota export is helping the Boston area to a title.