William Douglas has been writing The Color of Hockey blog since 2012. Douglas joined NHL.com in 2019 and writes about people of color in the sport. Today, as part of NHL.com’s celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, he profiles Joey Baez, a forward at the United States Military Academy at West Point who was second in the Atlantic Hockey Association in goals last season and also tied for second in power-play goals throughout NCAA Division I men’s hockey.
Army West Point hockey CDT Max Itagaki ’26 was named Atlantic Hockey Rookie of the Year, announced today by the league. In addition, CDT Joey Baez ’25 and CDT Anthony Firriolo ’23 were named to the All-Atlantic Hockey Second Team and CDT John Keranen ’23 was selected to the Third Team.