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Cold comfort

Black hockey players of past generations played for love of the game

Leon Lewis, now 66 and retired on the Cape, said of his playing goaltender as a youth: 'I was just doing something I enjoyed.'
Leon Lewis, now 66 and retired on the Cape, said of his playing goaltender as a youth: "I was just doing something I enjoyed." (Globe Staff Photo / Bill Greene) Globe Staff Photo / Bill Greene
By Jackie MacMullan
Globe Staff / February 28, 2006

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He was unaware that his favorite pastime qualified him as a novelty. All Leon Lewis knew was that he loved the way his grandfather glided across Fresh Pond, and he wanted to feel that unencumbered, too. Back then, if you skated long enough, the boys would come around with their hockey sticks and a game would begin, just ... (Full article: 2061 words)

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