Reflecting on the 2018 Hockey Conference: Delivering New Understandings of the Game

The Hockey Conference is a biennial event held at various locations throughout North America. It has instrumentally advanced scholarship on ice hockey and brings together academics, community members, athletes, coaches, and fans. Hockey scholars can come from various fields; their perspective for studying the sport can be grounded in things like globalization, marketing, history, gender…

Links Round-Up: The passing of Ray Emery; Mental health discussions; Hefford and O’Ree inducted; and more

Formerly known as “Weekly Links,” our round-up of important and interesting pieces from the hockey blogosphere and media will now appear twice a month. Former NHL goalie, Ray Emery passed away during a recent swimming accident in Hamilton, Ontario. [The Globe and Mail] Stacy Lorenz from the University of Alberta discusses the deeply entwined culture…

An Interview with Tracie Leost: Player, coach, activist

Tracie Léost is one of Canada’s burgeoning activists. In 2015, at the age of 16, she ran 115 km in four days to raise funds and awareness about the plight of missing and murdered Indigenous women. As a track athlete who has won three bronze medals under the Métis flag at the North American Indigenous…

Links Round-Up: Boynton and Carcillo speak out; Black hockey fandom; UND women launch discrimination lawsuit; and more

Formerly known as “Weekly Links,” our round-up of important and interesting pieces from the hockey blogosphere and media will now appear twice a month. There’s plenty of commentary floating around about the Capitals’ win and celebration but here’s one focusing on the significance of carving Devante Smith-Pelly’s name into Lord Stanley’s Cup [The Undefeated]. In…