Weekly Links: Hockey growth in the US and abroad; Belarus regime continues to face protests; Racism in hockey; NHL to introduce new tracking technology; and more


Source: Edmonton Oil Kings

Source: Edmonton Oil Kings


Welcome to Hockey in Society’s Weekly Links post. This feature highlights articles or blog entries that are related to Hockey in Society’s areas of interest and that may be of interest to the site’s readers. Please check out some of the great writing that is happening in the hockey media and blogosphere!

  • Congratulations to the Edmonton Oil Kings on winning the Ed Chynoweth Cup! [Cult of Hockey]
  • An international group of artists published a public letter, urging players at the World Championships in Belarus to support the protest movement against dictator Alexander Lukashenko, who they argue is using the tournament to legitimize his regime. [The Guardian]
  • Harrison Mooney looks at the way black NHL players like PK Subban and Evander Kane are treated by the NHL, the media and the fan community. [Puck Daddy]
  • Over the past five years, participation in ice hockey in the US has grown 5.1%. [FiveThirtyEight]

  • A hockey tournament in Hong Kong drew over a thousand participants from various countries including the Philippines, Qatar, Kazakhstan and Thailand. [Globe and Mail]
  • With the NHL set to introduce new tracking technology that will collect more in-game data, there are concerns that the league will take even longer to provide that data to fans. [Deadspin]
  • Not only did Florida Panthers forward Nick Bjugstad lead the team in points this season, but he also completed his business degree. [Panther Parkway]
  • An extended profile on AHL player Jimmy Bonneau, highlighting the challenges and tribulations of being an enforcer. [SB Nation – Longform]
  • Retired NHL referee Paul Stewart gives some excellent insight into the role referees can play in a game. [Huffington Post]
  • Buffalo Sabres forward Zenon Konopka has been suspended for 20 games for taking a banned substance. [Puck Daddy]



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