Le hockey est pour tout le monde, incluant le convoi

To read the English version [Click Here] Depuis les cinq derniers jours, un groupe auto-proclamé de patriotes occupe les rues autour de la Colline du Parlement à Ottawa (et à la frontière de Coutts dans le sud de l’Alberta). Il a été nommé le « Convoi de la liberté ». Il est supposé que le convoi va grandir…

Réflexions sur 10 ans de Hockey dans la Société

To read the English version [Click Here] Il y a juste 10 ans, j’ai eu la folle idée de partir un blogue de hockey qui porte un regard critique sur le sport et sa culture. J’ai alors acheté un domaine Word Press vers la fin de 2011 et lancé Hockey dans la Société. Je n’aurais jamais…

What’s Changing in The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers?

Co-authored by Jamie Ryan and Brett Pardy The Mighty Ducks and D2: The Mighty Ducks are arguably two of the most recognizable hockey stories in popular culture, largely due to Disney’s marketing push for their brief foray into men’s professional sports in the 1990s. The new television show, The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers, had big…

Hockey Canada makes important strides: New Maltreatment Rule for 2021-2022 Season

Hockey Canada is committed to contributing to the physical, psychological, social, and spiritual health of individuals of varying abilities, backgrounds, and interests. Hockey Canada firmly believes that only when sport environments are safe and inclusive can these values be realized. Maltreatment includes volitional acts that result in harm or the potential for physical or psychological…

Le Sommet du hockey féminin

To read the English version click [HERE]. Le samedi 19 juin 2021, « c’est plus d’une soixante d’intervenants, de bénévoles, d’entraîneurs et de joueuses qui ont pris part au premier Sommet du hockey féminin. Durant cette journée de discussions, plusieurs constats et observations ont été faits avec l’objectif d’amener notre sport à développer son plein potentiel »…

Le Sommet du hockey féminin – Women’s Hockey Summit Recap

Pour lire la version FRANÇAISE clique [ICI]. On Saturday June 19, 2021, “more than sixty volunteers, coaches and players took part in the first Women’s Hockey Summit /Sommet du hockey féminin. During this day of discussion and exchange, many observations and recommendations were shared in the hopes of developing women’s hockey to its full potential”…

Safe sport without governmental oversight is not safe

The objective of the piece was not to lambaste amateur sport organizations for these shortcomings because, while many amateur sport organizations could and should do more, nothing they can do will actually solve the problem. The only path to safe sport is through a federally-funded, multi-sport system of education, reporting and discipline. Unfortunately, this past week, the CBC reported on a story that highlights why this is necessary.