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Weekly Links: Women’s hockey in Mexico and South Korea; Women in Sports Commentating; the Concussion lawsuit; Slava Fetisov and more…

The Weekly Links post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media. Enjoy! Mexican Women’s Ice Hockey. Yup, you read that correctly. Ice hockey has gained cult status in Mexico City their women are picking up the game quickly! [Vice Sports] And on across the Pacific, South Korean women’s hockey gets a…

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Hockey Wives: Sexy, savvy…drama filled status quo

The W Network recently launched a “reality” series called, Hockey Wives. It’s like the wife version of 24/7…but not nearly as awesome.  I watched the season premiere, titled “Married to the Game,” and, well, there were tears, giggles, and diamonds. The website describes the show as such: Being married to the game comes with its…

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Hockey Helps the Homeless…but what does Canada do?

Hockey Helps the Homeless (HHTH) was started in 1996 as as industry tournament by Toronto businessman, Gary Scullion.  Today, there are 14 tournaments held across Canada, and six university tournaments run by over 500 volunteers.  Players are asked raise a minimum of $250 in addition to paying the $200 registration fee which pays for 3…

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It’s time to say goodbye to sock tape!

When I was a part-time sales associate at Sportchek, a mother once commented to me that once her sons had balled up all of the sock tape they used in a month and each created a tape ball the size of a basketball.   Her boys played rep hockey; therefore, they were on the ice…

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Roundtable: 4th Annual IIHF Girls’ Hockey Weekend – Assessing the state of the game

Roundtables are an occasional feature on Hockey in Society. Roundtables will present brief commentaries from Hockey in Society contributors on pressing or timely issues within hockey and its culture, with the aim of presenting a diverse range of critical viewpoints on the topic under discussion. The International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) is hosting its fourth…