Weekly Links: Rule 63; Ryan O’Reilly and a Tim Hortons; South Korean hockey; Hockey emojis and more.

Photo from Sportsnet.

Photo from Sportsnet.

The Weekly Links post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media. After a brief hiatus, we are back to posting this feature weekly. Enjoy!

  • Serena Williams won her 21st career Grand Slam, but what does that have to do with hockey? Pension Plan Puppets uses a recent New York Times article written about Serena Williams and female perceptions of body image to ask the question: What would happen if we talked about NHL players the same way that the media often talks about female athletes? [Pension Plan Puppets]
  • In an ironically Canadian incident, Ryan O’Reilly crashed his new truck into a Tim Hortons in Ontario and was charged with impaired driving [Puck Daddy]
  • SB Nation has made a link for strictly following women’s hockey *insert applause here* [Women’s Hockey]
  • Hayley Wickenheiser will be lacing up for the CWHL this fall for the Calgary Inferno.  [Puck Daddy]
  • If you liked the 90’s classic film Cool Runnings, then you might appreciate this Sportsnet piece on the development of hockey in Jamaica.  [The Color of Hockey]
  • And if Jamaica is joining in on the fun, then why shouldn’t South Korea also put together an Olympic hockey team!  South Korea has never qualified for the Olympics in hockey but as the 2018 hosts in Pyeongchang they have three years to hone their skills. [Sportsnet]
  • The Washington Capitals pulled out all the stops to get one 5-year-old fan on their side, after a video surfaced of her disappointment over the T.J. Oshie trade. [The Hockey News]
  • If you think that the world of cinema is seriously lacking in the hockey genre then you might enjoy this post on 7 proposed hockey movies that should be me made. [High Heels and High Sticks]
  • Perhaps the best news of the week? Bauer released an app with hockey emojis!!! Finally, hockey fans can express their feelings via small images just like surfers, tennis players, and basketball fans. And who says social change doesn’t happen ;) [Sportsnet]

In other news, some of you may be interested in a new documentary focused on the assumption that gender equality has been achieved in women’s sports.  Check out Play Fair.

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