Book Review: Offside – A Memoir on women’s hockey

Teammate: I saw you on the television. Me: What was I doing? Teammate: You were at a book launch. That book launch happened to be for Rhonda Leeman Taylor and Denbeigh Whitmarsh’s Offside: Challenges faced by women in hockey. It was a small but mighty gathering on October 5th at the Original Hockey Hall of Fame in…

Roundtable: Jess Allen and the fragile nature of hockey culture

Last week was…hectic, to say the least. First, Don Cherry started a statement with “You people…” on Hockey Night in Canada, and then all hell broke loose. It was headline news in Canada for days. After Cherry was released by Sportsnet, talkshow co-host, Jessica Allen, from The Social, weighed in on the situation with the following statement:…

“How Much Time Do I Have?”: Thoughts on Don Cherry

By Alvin Ma I don’t know if there’s a better way to discuss Don Cherry than to provide a 6-minute Coach’s Corner-style stream of consciousness rambling and saying the following: “How much time do I have? Let’s roll this clip!” This Molson Bubba beer commercial featuring Cherry was launched a week after making controversial comments…