Weekly Links: Passing of Seth Martin; World Cup of Hockey plans; WHL teams being investigated by US Labour Department; Recap of Alberta Hockey Analytics Conference ; and more

Seth Marting (Source: The Province)

Seth Martin (Source: The Province)

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!

  • Sad to announce the passing of international hockey legend Seth Martin. The popular Trail Smoke Eater played for Canada in the 1964 Olympics where he was named the top goalie of the tournament. He also represented his country in several World Championships, having a profound impact on a number of international goalies including Russian legend Vladislav Tretiak. [The Hockey News] [Bradford’s Academy]
  • The NHL and NHLPA continue to plan for a World Cup of Hockey event in September 2016. The NHL has yet to decide if they will participate in the next Olympics, which will have a direct impact on whether or not a World Cup will be held. [ESPN]
  • The NHL recently explored the option of adding advertisements to player jerseys. Each team could potentially gain an additional $4 million per season with ads, but the league has thus far rejected the idea. [TSN]
  • The state of Washington, home to four WHL clubs, is investigating the CHL after receiving a complaint pertaining to the salaries for junior players and working conditions. [Buzzing the Net]

  • A look into how some recent ruling in the NCAA might impact college hockey teams in the near future. [College Hockey News]
  • Dr. Dwight Chapin looks into how much hockey is too much for young players. Of note are the injuries young players suffer from playing and practicing excessively. [Globe and Mail]
  • Transgendered minor hockey players in Ontario are now able to select which change rooms they use. This came down after a human rights complaint was filed against Hockey Canada by a player. [National Post]
  • A TV series chronicling the spouses of NHL players is set to launch on the W Network. The show is expected to highlight the lives and careers of women such as Noreen DeWulf and Nicole Brown. [Puck Daddy]
  • Friend of the site Rob Vollman organized the second Alberta Hockey Analytics Conference this past weekend in Calgary. The event was well attended and received high praise from attendees. Topics included measuring performance, data visualization tools and the continued expansion of the field, among others. For a recap of the event, you can check out the following links: [Hockey Abstract] [TSN] [Cult of Hockey] [Grantland]
  • Analytics continues to grow, but can players utilize the collected data to improve their own performance? A look into how familiar players are with the advanced stats and the direct impact the numbers could have on them. [Puck Daddy]
  • One Leafs prospect who has a background in mathematics sees the value of advanced stats and the application of it to game situations. [The Star]
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