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Local hockey player is fighting stereotypes while raising money for MS

Posted at 11:09 AM, Jul 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-19 11:09:01-04

Hockey is known for its fights, but this hockey team is fighting for causes that go beyond the ice. 

The Brown Bears are heading to Vermont to compete in a charity hockey tournament called Hockey Fights MS. Beyond being a team that is competing for a cure, the Brown Bears are not what you would usually expect to see. 

The entire team is comprised of women of color, including Baltimore area native and co-captain Jasmine Bazinet-Phillips.

"Our goal is to start this team, get a full roster of hockey players of color, and continue to raise awareness by bringing those pictures home from the tournament so people see people like us on the ice."

Jasmine says she wants to raise awareness about MS, but also show that hockey can be accessible to anyone, not just white men. 

"We want to color the ice," explained Jasmine. 

The Hockey Fights MS tournament this weekend aims to raise $20,000 for research at the University of Vermont Medical Center. 

You can donate by clicking here.