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Weekly Links: Mi’Kmaq documentary on hockey; Rebecca Russell first female coach of men’s provincial team; GTHL xenophobia? and more.

The Weekly Links post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media. Enjoy! Who invented hockey? A new documentary is trying to make the case that the Mi’Kmaq (Canadian First Nations group) were the first to play hockey as we know it. [Global News] Tyler Boston talks about the difficulties of trying…

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Hockey While Asian: Personal reflections

Paul Kariya. Steve Kariya. Richard Park. Devon Setoguchi. Brandon Yip. Andong Song. Vicki Sunohara. Julie Chu. That’s about it isn’t it? All of the Asian hockey players of any consequence who have played at a high level?  Maybe I a missed a couple but you get the point – Asian’s don’t exactly have a storied…

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Weekly Links: Gender and the Alex Galchenyuk domestic violence case; Japanese women in the CWHL; Revisiting the “Punch-up in Piešťany”; and more

The Weekly Links post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media. Enjoy! Montreal Canadiens player Alex Galchenyuk was allegedly attacked by his girlfriend, who was arrested on domestic violence charges. Paul Wheeler has an insightful look at how Galchenyuk has been treated (spoiler: misogynistic insults and questions about his sexuality and…

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Weekly Links: Evander Kane accused of sex crime; Young Habs fan flagged on no-fly list; the Women’s Winter Classic; and more.

The Weekly Links post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media. Enjoy! The people of Swift Current continue to deal with the effects of Graham James’ abusive coaching decades later. [Globe and Mail] Ontario has a storied history of women’s hockey. Check out this look backwards at early women’s hockey from…

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Weekly Links: Trailblazer Willie O’Ree on his life in hockey; CWHL vs. NWHL at the Winter Classic; World Juniors news; and more

The Weekly Links post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media. Enjoy! Willie O’Ree, the first Black player to play in the NHL, wrote a piece on his experiences in hockey. [Player’s Tribune] While the inclusion of a women’s game as part of the 2016 Winter Classic festivities at Foxboro Stadium was a…

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How do you “green” the NHL? Cut down on the games!

“In the US, only 16 per cent of citizens follow science,” says Allen Hershkowitz, president of the Green Sports Alliance (GSA), the biggest environmental association in sports, consisting of 320 teams and venues in 20 leagues across 14 countries. “But 71 per cent of people follow sports.  If you want to reach a lot of…

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Weekly Links: Concussions in women’s hockey; Pride stick tape; What will the NHL look like in 2020?; and more

Seth Berkman looks at the growing problem of concussions in women’s hockey. [New York Times] Melissa Martin catches up with hockey legend Cassie Campbell-Pascall, as she continues her successful post-playing career in hockey. [Winnipeg Free Press] The University of Alberta’s Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services has created a new stick tape, called Pride…