Join Robert Ashe and John Paris Jr. as they present They Called Me Chocolate Rocket: The Life and Times of John Paris Jr., Hockey’s First Black Professional Coach to local youth at the Halifax North Public Library. They Called Me Chocolate Rocket is nominated for the Democracy 250 Atlantic Book Award for Historical Writing.

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Exhibit Hockey Hall of Fame Canada

Jocya (Youngest Daughter)

Stephanie Miljus-Paris (Wife) and Jocya

Father, John (Buster) Paris Sr. at Hall of Fame Induction

John is married to Stephanie “Miljus” Paris, is the very proud father of Three (3) children, Chantal, Jocya and Robert, (Both successful University Graduates) with grandchildren Amir, Gabrielle, Jean Christophe & Anais all living in the Province of Quebec, Canada.


Both of his parents Anne & John Sr. are deceased as well as Brothers Cecil & Marvin.

Has one sister “Faye”, retired, who still lives in Windsor, Nova Scotia & two brothers all living, Mike "the master of stick handling" in hockey & outstanding baseball player as a youth, who is now retired & Percy who is an MLA, member of the Nova Scotia Provincial Government & Minister of Economic and Rural Development, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Heritage, and Minister of African Nova Scotian Affairs.

Basingstoke, England Undefeated Champions U-15's 2000

Tampa Bay Lightning Top Affiliate

Turner Cup Champions Atlanta Knights (Tampa Bay Lightning Top Affiliate Team IHL 1993-94)

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