Weekly Links: St. Louis Blues shut down racist commenter; Nunavut girl’s program shut down; how the NHL is dealing with sexual assault and domestic violence; and more


P.K. Subban. Photo from RDS.

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

  • ICYMI we had two new posts this week: A guest post encouraging empathy for sexual assault survivors in the locker room [Ensuring the Co-Ed Hockey is for Everyone], and new contributor, Doo Jae Park wrote about identity and radicalization in South Korean hockey [Hockey is Not Your Stuff].
  • The St. Louis Blues quickly shut down a racist fan on their Twitter account this week during Game 1 of their series against the Predators. [Puck Daddy]
  • Subban drew criticism from Mike Millbury for dancing during the Game 2 warm up. [SB Nation]
  • Important read about why Joe Juneau’s youth hockey program for girls in Nunavut was shut down. [Globe and Mail]
  • DYK that Thomas D. Green, a First Nations Mohawk, was the first president of the Amateur Hockey Association in Canada?

  • Hockey Night in Punjabi’s Harnarayan Singh sat down with Wendy Mesley from CBC’s The National this week for a chat about the growth of the program:

  • Great piece about the grassroots pressure put on the NHL to deal with the issues of sexual assault and domestic violence. [Puck Daddy]
  • In Sudarshan Maharaj’s first full year as the goalie coach for the Anaheim Duck, he is garnering a lot of attention for being different…in a variety of ways. [Globe and Mail].
  • A Hamilton women’s hockey team is under investigation for cheating at a tournament with ineligible players. [Hamilton Spectator]
  • The first long-term study on concussions has revealed some surprising results… [Toronto Star]
  • USWNT goalie (and new mom), Jessie Vetter is trying to make one more Olympic team. [NBC Sports]
  • The [Toronto Star] examines what the ESPN layoffs mean for the landscape of hockey media.
  • “PhyllisKessel” reflects on her recent experiences as a female hockey fan during the playoffs for [Pension Plan Puppets]
  • Keep your eye out for a new documentary coming out about Nipissing Warriors First Nations hockey team from the 1960s-1970s. [Nugget]

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