Hockey Hall of Fame: Recognize Larry Kwong, aka The China Clipper
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Hockey Hall of Fame: Recognize Larry Kwong, aka The China Clipper

    1. J. C. Lam
    2. Petition by

      J. C. Lam

      Toronto, Canada

Sometimes prowess and athletic ability are not enough to sustain a young man's dreams to play professional hockey. Sometimes a young player's aspirations are stopped because society just isn't prepared to let these goals thrive.

Larry Kwong, aka The China Clipper, played centre for the formidable New York Rangers and was recognized for his tremendous playing ability. But given the climate of the times, Kwong would not enjoy longevity in the NHL, playing literally a New York minute before coming off the ice.

Kwong played with several leagues after leaving the Rangers franchise. Eventually, he would go to Switzerland where for 15 years, he would be instrumental in developing a program for European hockey players. In 1997, he was welcomed back in Switzerland where he received honours for his role in Swiss hockey.

In June, Larry Kwong will turn 90 years old. Now a double amputee, Kwong perseveres despite his health issues and his advanced age. Vernon school teacher, Chad Soon, has been a powerful force in ensuring that Kwong's achievements are acknowledged and not forgotten. Kwong played years before Chinese Canadians were allowed voting privileges. His story has been told on CBC's The National as well as the award winning documentary, The Lost Years.

Kwong's story is not just a case of equity and equality, he's a hockey hero who should be known by visitors to the Hockey Hall of Fame.

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    1. Reached 250 signatures
    2. Reg Sherren reports on The National: King Kwong

      J. C. Lam
      Petition Organizer
      Hockey Hall of Fame: Recognize Larry Kwong, aka The China Clipper

      Sometimes prowess and athletic ability are not enough to sustain a young man's dreams to play professional hockey. Sometimes a young player's...

    3. Reached 25 signatures

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    • Ron Lowe WINNIPEG, CANADA
      • 4 months ago

      Chinese canadian heritage

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    • Tom Ng CAMBRIDGE BAY, NU, CANADA
      • 4 months ago

      Recognition for Mr. Kwong is well deserved and long overdue.

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    • Shannon comeau TOFIELD, CANADA
      • 4 months ago

      Many people were discriminated against do to ethnicity and it wasn't right. Stats show that he was a very talented player that received a raw deal.

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    • Ping Cheung TORONTO, CANADA
      • 11 months ago

      He is one of the kind at that era

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    • andrea sabbah TORONTO, CANADA
      • 11 months ago

      ALL Canadians need to be recognized for their accomplishments. He is pioneer in the fight for racial equality at a time when racism was rampant in our society.

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