Weekly Links: Wick announces her retirement; Khaira’s first goal; LGBTQ inclusion in hockey; and more

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Hayley Wickenheiser. Photo from Speaker’s Spotlight.

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

  • Arguably the best player in women’s hockey announced her retirement via Twitter this past week. Here are some great pieces looking at the significance of Wick’s legacy and career: [Victory Press] questions the role of media in creating legacy narratives for female athletes; [Sportsnet] ponders if her number should be retired across the game; [The Globe and Mail] looks back on her career; and [The Ice Garden] shared an open letter to Hayley.

  • Our very own Cheryl MacDonald has been making the media rounds this week talking about her post-doctoral research with the You Can Play project. [Global News] [University of Alberta]
  • Keeping with LGBTQ inclusion, Brad Marchand openly stated that a gay teammate would be accepted in an locker room. [Sportsnet]
  • The [Color of Hockey] features Kenya as potentially the next great hockey superpower.
  • Jujhar Khaira became only the third player of Indian descent to score a goal in the NHL this week. [Sportsnet] [Color of Hockey]

  • If you were a fan of the breakaway event at the All-Star game, you won’t like this decision. [Vice Sports]
  • If you like comparing current talent to the old-timers, check out this podcast comparing Ovechkin to former greats. [Vice Sports]
  • It seems that Donald Trump isn’t the only one who likes to keep his financial information close to the vest. [The Hockey News] questions the secrecy of the CHL.
  • Speaking of the President-Elect, Panthers owner and Trump administration nominee, Vincent Viola has come into question with The New York Times reporting an alleged altercation where Viola punched a concession worker in the face. [Yahoo Sports]

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