The Weekly Links post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media. Enjoy!
- ICYMI, we had three new features this week: Brett Pardy wrote about the NHL’s Hockey Talks initiative for mental health [Talking About Hockey Talks], Matt Ventresca talks about the problem of turning away from subjective science with regard to concussions [Can Technology Alone Solve the Concussion Crisis?], and Cheryl MacDonald offered some reflections on You Can Play efforts this past month [Pride Tape and NHL You Can Play Nights].
- A hockey player allergic to ice? It is an unfortunate reality for NCAA goalie, Chris Truehl. [Vice Sports]
- University of British Columbia women’s goalie, Laura Taylor took her own life in April 2016 as a result of her struggles with mental health issues. Last month, the University retired her jersey. [University Affairs]
- The fight for minimum wages in the CHL continues with team financial information being released. [TSN]
- Hockey is For Everyone month just wrapped up but did every team embrace inclusion equally? Travis Hughes feels like his Flyers dropped the ball, especially compared to a team like the Capitals [Broadstreet Hockey]. Trevor van Reimsdyk talked about how small demonstrations of inclusion can amount to bigger change [For the Win]. You Can Play, Executive Director, Wade Davis also spoke about inclusion in the NHL. [For the Win]
- Another story of hockey parents gone wild. So wild, in fact, that the referees chose to hide until the police arrived on scene. [CTV News]
- We’ve highlighted the growth of hockey in Northern India a few times on Hockey in Society and now there’s a movie to help tell the story, particularly of women’s hockey. Check out this review of Thin Ice. [Puck Junk]
- Accordingly, amidst growing tensions between American and Russian politics, so too do the tensions/speculations/suspicions between the NHL and KHL grow. [Vice Sports]
- If you were a Hartford Whalers fan you will be pleased to know that there is a chance the team will be revived. [Vice Sports]
- South Korea is gearing up for the 2018 Olympics but they are having a hard time finding enough Korean players to represent the nation. [The New York Times]
- The Toronto Star produced a feature about the CWHL’s Toronto Furies: