Herbert H. Carnegie
Herbert H. Carnegie was born in Toronto and was one of the first black hockey pla
yers in the semi-pros, saw his ambition to play in the National Hockey League thwarted on account of existing racial barriers of that era.
As a result he was restricted to playing minor league hockey in Ontario and in Quebec's senior hockey leagues in the 1940s and 1950s. Carnegie was also a champion golfer and a successful businessman. He founded the Future Aces Hockey School in 1955 to cater to children 12 -14 years, and the in the semi-pros, which provides bursaries for post-secondary education
On May 2, 2001, the North York Centennial Arena was renamed to honour the former hockey star who passed away in March 2012. The arena features an indoor ice rink which in the summer becomes an indoor dry pad for ball hockey.
On June 6, 2001 he joined us for the opening ceremonies for the World Championships at the arena bearing his name for the ceremonial faceoff.
Mr. Carnegie is pictured above with OBHA Founder and Builder Hall of Famer, Ken White and Joseph Ferretti who was representing St. Basils College that provided volunteers for the Championships and following is OBHA Players Hall of Fame inductee. Lou Franceschetti.
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