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• “A statue of Willie O’Ree highlights a new Black hockey history exhibit at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C.” [NHL.com]
• Calgary will play host to the 2021 IIHF Women’s World Championship from August 20-31. [IIHF]
• Which path should the Maple Leafs take: Major changes, minor changes or staying the course? [The Score]
• Goaltender Taya Currie, 16, could become the first female ever chosen in the OHL draft. [CTV News]
• Vasily Podkolzin’s game could end up making him a core piece of the Canucks’ future. [Sportsnet]
• Looking at some of the potential winners for this season’s NHL awards. [NBC Sports Edge]