Art Dorrington, first African American professional hockey player
Born in Nova Scotia, Art Dorrington started playing hockey when he was three years old, quickly falling in love with the sport. At the age of 20, an amateur hockey club in Connecticut offered Art a spot on its team, so he packed up his things and moved to the United States.
Nick Van Wattingen and girlfriend Erin Kerstetter
Nick Van Wattingen was lucky. Lucky because when a night out to celebrate turned into a scuffle and a concussion-causing shove, he was airlifted to AtlantiCare’s trauma center and one of the trauma nurses was his girlfriend’s mother. She knew that mild traumatic brain injury might not show up on Nick’s CAT scan or MRI. But she also knew that something was terribly wrong and that Nick needed therapy after hitting his head so badly and losing consciousness.