Weekly Links: Evander Kane; Order of Canada recipients; Shady insurance projection of head injuries; and more


Photo from the CBC.

The Weekly Links post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media. Enjoy!

  • If you are going to be in the Northeast in July, consider checking out The Hockey Conference being hosted by the University of New Brunswick. The conference is geared towards practitioners, academics, and coaches.  Bonus, you can hang out with some of us cool cats from Hockey in Society! [The Hockey Conference]
  • Here’s a great story about a Quebec girls team that played in one of the premiere boy’s tournaments and won two of their games. [Globe and Mail]
  • Nana Fujimoto is making quite a name for herself in the CWHL. [Vice Sports] highlights the Japanese goalie for the New York Riveters.
  • Evander Kane partied too hard and missed practice. For this he was suspended for one game.  [Puck Daddy] His sexual assault case is ongoing but you would never know it by watching mainstream media…[The Hockey Writers]
  • Mario Lemieux, along with Geraldine Heaney, Bob Nicholson, and David Branch will be the 2016 recipients of the Order of Hockey in Canada. [Penguins NHL]
  • After getting hit from behind into the boards at the age of 16, Jack Jablonski is now trying to settle into his second life as a quadriplegic. [Vice Sports]
  • Well, it’s happening. John Scott’s story magical journey from relatively unknown goon to NHL fan hero will be made into a movie. [Sportsnet]
  • In shady news: according to insurance analysts, the NHL has an estimate of how many of its players will end up with “Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and other brain-crippling disorders.” [TSN]
  • Hockey fights are decreasing, which means that John Scott may have been (one of) the last one-dimensional enforcer(s) that we will see. [Sportsnet]
  • Eric Lindros talks about his life post-hockey and his role in making concussions a priority for the NHL [The Hockey News].  If you’re looking for more Eric Lindros reading, [Puck Daddy] tackles his “legacy” in a different vein.
  • An NCAA Division III hockey team has been shut down for the season due to a hazing incident. [The Hockey News]
  • Great post from [High Heels & High Sticks] about “Heels N’ Hockey” events aimed at female fans.
  • The Dennis Wideman suspension could set a new precent for how the NHL deals out “justice” and it’s treatment of concussed players. [Sportsnet]
  • Andi Petrillo will now be the host of Leaf Lunch as [TSN] announces their new daily lineup.
  • A businessman from Hamilton, Ontario is trying to revolutionize the hockey neck guard. [Hamilton Spectator]
  • Here’s a hockey mom’s take on playing hooky from school to play hockey. [Hockey Now]
  • Kailin Cimini discusses the problems with only paying NWHL players a part-time salary. [Today’s Slap Shot)

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