Weekly Links: Shannon Szabados dropped; Truth and Reconciliation; “Native Mascotry”; and more

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Shannon Szabados with the Peoria Rivermen. Photo from CBC Sports.

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

  • Former Windsor Spitfire and New Jersey Devils prospect, Ben Johnson, has been sentenced to three years in prison for a sexual assault that occurred when he was 18-years-old. [Yahoo Sports]
  • There has been a lot of debate around “native mascotry” these days with the Cleveland Indians in the World Series. The Mississauga Chiefs have decided to keep their name but change their logo in consultation with local Indigenous groups. [Toronto Stars]
  • After all the hoopla to move the Islanders to Brooklyn, the Barclays Center continues to under deliver. [Lighthouse Hockey]
  • The ever entertaining Mike Commodore is trying his hand at being an uber-driver. [TSN]
  • The rising cost of hockey participation has been a hot topic this week with both The Great One speaking about the issue [24 Hours] as well as [The Hamilton Spectator] highlighting that it takes more than talent to get your kid to the OHL.
  • Shannon Szabados was recently let go from the Peoria Rivermen after just two games.  Her release is raising some controversy about the “package deal” that supposedly got her on the team in the first place. [CBC Sports]
  • As efforts for truth and reconciliation continue in Canada the Winnipeg Jets and Edmonton Oilers have begun recognizing the Indigenous lands that they inhabit. [Globe and Mail]
  • In case you haven’t heard, Baroness Hockey is a Canadian company that now offers women’s specific hockey sticks, “not jut pink boys sticks”. [CH Women’s Hockey]
  • The Mexican Women’s National Team has advanced to the next round of Olympic qualifying. [Mexico News Daily]
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