Weekly Links: Bob Cole receives Order of Canada; Khaira wins award; World Cup news; and more


Jujhar Khaira. Photo from NHL.com.

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

  • ICYMI: Bob Cole received the Order of Canada last week. [Sportsnet]
  • To coach or play for your old team? This is Julie Chu’s conundrum as the new coach for the Concordia Stingers but still a valuable asset to Les Canadiennes of the CWHL. [The Link]. Chu has also set an all-star coaching line up at Concordia including Caroline Oullette and Lauriane Rougeau. [Stingers]
  • “Hockey on Your Block” is part of the NHL’s Hockey is for Everyone diversity initiative and it is bringing hockey to Chicago’s “at-risk” youth. [AHAI News]
  • Last week we reported that Darpan Magazine recently honoured the Hockey Night Punjabi crew with its Breaking  Barriers award but we missed that Jujhar Khaira also won the “Spirit of Sport” award:

  • Edmonton Oilers prospect, Jujhar Khaira tries to crack the NHL for good this year. [Oil on Whyte]
  • If you are interested in learning more about the Hockey Night Punjabi broadcast check out this Twitter chat they will be joining on October 11th:

  • PK Subban gave, in my opinion, a very guarded interview to the [Nashville Scene]
  • There was some questionable attendance at the World Cup games that were scheduled for earlier in the day but the NHL seems pleased with the overall results. [Yahoo Sports]
  • It’s hard to please everyone. This is the problem that the players are facing trying to figure out how best to split the World Cup money. [TSN]
  • Wayne Gretzky has been named the ambassador of the NHL’s centennial celebrations next year. Looks like we will be seeing a lot ‘The Great One’ in the coming months. [Sportsnet]
  • The advertisers will have a new outlet this season with digital ads that will wrap along the boards. [Yahoo Sports]

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