• Sharks' Joel Ward decides not to kneel for anthem, citing lost message

    ESPN "Joel Ward is not going to kneel for the national anthem. The San Jose Sharks forward posted a lengthy statement to Twitter on Thursday afternoon to explain his decision. Ward, one of about 30 black players in the NHL, previously told reporters he "wouldn't cross out" joining a movement that has..." September 28

  • Sharks’ Ward, one of NHL’s few black players, may kneel for anthem

    San Jose Mercury News "Joel Ward isn’t ruling out the possibility that he could become the first NHL player to join the protests sweeping through the NFL by taking a knee during the national anthem at an upcoming Sharks game. As one of roughly 30 black players in the NHL, Ward has first-hand experience with racism...." September 27