Weekly Links: CHL Labour Dispute; NWHL’s new deal; and the future of LGBTQ advocacy in the NHL?


Jaret Dolan-Anderson with his moms Fran and Nancy. Photo from the NHL.

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

  • The CHL labour dispute just got more complicated with the OHL claiming that the players association broke labour laws by attempting to unionize its players. [Toronto Star]
  • Big news for women’s hockey: the NWHL just landed a streaming deal with Twitter!  Read more details at [The Ice Garden]

  • Even though participation numbers in hockey are somewhat stagnant viewership of hockey is still solid in Canada. [Sportsnet]
  • Jaret Anderson-Dolan has two moms. As a prospect in the 2017 draft, there is a lot of hope that Anderson-Dolan could be an important advocate for LGBTQ equality. [NHL]
  • [Color of Hockey] has put together all of the players of colour who were eligible for the Vegas expansion draft.
  • The Canadian Museum of History has a “Hockey” exhibit going on until the fall. Check out this great interview with Dr. Jenny Ellison, one of the curators of the exhibit. [Unwritten Histories]
  • Jordin Tootoo awarded Meritorious Service Medal by Canada’s Governor General:

  • The Las Vegas Golden Knights finally have a team but before it was official, they created some waves via Twitter. [Puck Daddy]
  • Marian Hossa will be out for the upcoming season due to complications associated with a skin condition that he has been dealing with for the past few years. [Daily Herald]
  • Canadians continue to oppose public subsidies of private stadiums. [Sportsnet]


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