Ouellette-Poulin Hockey: The love fest continues

Another year, another camp. That’s what it looks like on paper. But in reality, the Ouellette-Poulin Adult Hockey Camp has very quickly become the axis around which my hockey calendar (as well as my teammates and friends’ calendars) revolves. We spend half the year getting amped for two days on the ice in Montreal and…

Guest Post: Apna Hockey – Growing the game

Guest post by Lali Toor My name is Lali Toor and I am the Founder/President of Apna Hockey, the very first South Asian based ice hockey network. With the help of our co-founder and former professional South Asian hockey player Dampy Brar we have focused on establishing working relationships within the South Asian hockey community…

Film Review: Willie

I had the privilege of watching the documentary Willie recently, which premiered at Toronto’s Hot Docs festival in April. Willie, tells the life story of Willie O’Ree from his early days when he couldn’t quite decide between baseball or hockey, to his career threatening eye-injury and his NHL call-up, and concludes with the day he finds…

The NHL Draft and the Molding of Prospects

Today’s the NHL Entry Draft – even more than the Men’s World Juniors, it’s the event on the hockey calendar that makes me most uncomfortable with the ethos of the NHL. The NHL draft, since it’s played on paper and not on the ice, is pure ideology for NHL general managers. Skill seems to become…