The Weekly Links post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media. Enjoy!
- Well Ovi might not have a Cup but he has a ring now! Ovechkin had a small ceremony and broke the news to everyone via Instagram. [CBC]
- Edmonton’s new arena is set to open soon but the city wonders if the Oilers organization has done enough to support its most disenfranchised. [CBC] [Edmonton Journal]
- Devils prospect and former Windsor Spitfire, Ben Johnson, has been found guilty of a sexual assault case dating back to 2013. The Devils are terminating his contract. [Puck Daddy]
- [The Hockey News] has come up with a list of the NHL’s five more “memorable” gimmicks from the 90s. See if you agree.
- Don Cherry chimed in on the Colin Kaepernick debate that has taken over sports news these days. *Spoiler Alert* His response is what one would expect of Grapes. [Vice Sports]
- ICYMI, last week the trailer dropped for the much awaited hockey documentary, Ice Guardians. [The Hockey News] previews the film as does our very own contributor, Dr. Victoria Silverwood [Hockey in Society].
- Here’s one we missed from [The Color of Hockey] about the Anaheim Ducks new goaltending coach, Sudarshan Maharaj.
- Bernie Nicholls speaks to [Puck Daddy] about the class action against the NHL and life with post-concussion consequences.
- The NHL has added meldonium to its list of banned substances. What might this mean for the Russian players? [Vice Sports]
- At age 32, Claudia Tellez is the first Mexican player to suit up in the CWHL. [The Hockey Writers]
- Sheldon Kennedy speaks out about the lasting effects of being sexually abused by Graham James. [Yahoo Sports]
- A Syrian refugee who lost his leg before coming to Canada has adapted to life in his new country by taking up sledge hockey. [CBC]
- The hockey world lost Al Arbour a year ago but his memory remains strong. [Lighthouse Hockey]
- Great piece by Sarah Hall discussing the difficulties that still exist in coming out for LGBTQ athletes. [The Blogger’s Tribune]
- On the lighter side, Gongshow put together an entertaining video of “Things Hockey Players Don’t Say”. [Bar Down]