“Midget” hockey: What’s in a name?

Sport Manitoba recently announced that they would support banning the term “midget” as a way to categorize age-group (15-17) competition. I posted the Global News article on my Twitter feed, Greg Wyshynski gave it a re-tweet and the following replies ensued: Are there “bigger” problems in the world today? Sure. Not that I support the…

“The Last Game”: Hockey and climate change

*Cross-posted on The Rabbit Hole* Viacheslav Fetisov won two Stanley Cups with the Detroit Red Wings in 1997 and 1998; and, he has a wheel barrow full of gold medals to his name from the Olympics and various World Championships. Today, he is the United Nations Environment Patron for the Polar Regions. This past summer,…

The Time for Women’s Hockey is Now

“The story of women’s hockey is a tale of unimaginable progress while at the same time only scratching the surface of how far there is to go” (Alana Paterson, Globe and Mail, 2017). The CWHL has a new commissioner in Jayna Hefford and the timing couldn’t be more perfect. Hefford is just the league’s second…

Links Round-up: Indigenous players excelling despite discrimination; Celebrating the career of Caroline Ouellette; New podcast on social issues in hockey; and more

Formerly known as “Weekly Links,” our round-up of important and interesting pieces from the hockey blogosphere and media now appears every 2-4 weeks. There have been some excellent posts on this blog in the past few weeks. If you haven’t done so, please check out Cheryl Macdonald and Courtney Szto’s writing on teaching about gender…