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This U.S. men's hockey star is set to make Olympic history. 20-year-old Jordan Greenway is poised to make history when he takes the ice at next month's Winter Olympics. The Boston University forward was officially named to the team's roster earlier this month. With NHL players absent from this year's Games - the league opted not to put a break in the season schedule as they'd done in years past - Greenway is arguably the face of U.S. hockey thanks to his newfound fame. Like many Winter Olympic sports, hockey is still very white, though its makeup is slowly changing. Greenway understands that no matter what happens later in his promising career, this moment represents a unique opportunity to inspire a younger generation. "I've been able to accomplish a lot of good things and just allowing a lot of African American kids who are younger than me who see kind of what I'm doing, I hope that can be an inspiration for them," he told Sporting News. "Go out and do something different against the typical stereotypes that most African-Americans play basketball, or whatever the case is." Greenway is just one of 13 African American athletes playing Division I men's hockey, making up less than one percent of the total. When it comes to pro hockey, black athletes are represented slightly better, though they still account for just 2.29% of all players.

 

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