Weekly Links: What is the AWHL?; Third year for the NWHL; Bob Probert’s ashes; and more

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

  • Is there a third professional women’s hockey league popping up? The [Ice Garden] explores the AWHL that has been popping up on social media.
  • If your team is in the playoffs you might be thinking about getting tickets, planning viewing parties, buying a car flag or jersey, but how many of us thinking about how the playoffs affect homeless people in each city? [CBC News]
  • The game has been played at the Joe, and in honour of Bob Probert, his family decided to scatter his ashes in the penalty box. [Sportsnet]
  • The Las Vegas Golden Knights announced that it will partner with the Nevada Storm youth hockey program to help grown the game in the desert. [Las Vegas Review Journal]
  • After a shoddy looking second season the NWHL will be back for a third year. [The Ice Garden]
  • Professor’s Peter Donnelly and John Cairney from the University of Toronto were asked about their opinions about the NHL’s decision to not participate in the upcoming Winter Olympics. [University of Toronto]
  • Dave Lozo wonders if the decision to pull NHL players from the Olympics benefits Canadian players more than other nations… [Vice Sports]
  • The USWNT is still cruising off of it’s World Championship, a victory all the sweeter because of the fight that preceded it. [Puck Daddy]
  • If you happen to be in Gatineau, Quebec in the next few months consider checking out the “Hockey” exhibit at the Canadian Museum of History. [National Gallery of Canada]
  • Octopi on the ice is a Detroit tradition but PETA would really prefer if we didn’t do it. I suppose it will be easier to support PETA this year since the Red Wings aren’t in the playoffs… [Puck Daddy]
  • Former NHL’er Dave Gove was found dead from an apparent heroin overdose in Pittsburgh last week. [Vice Sports]
  • Jocelyn Lamoureux responded via social media this week to UND cancelling its women’s hockey team and the rationale that hockey is a “boutique sport”:

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