July Links: Rich Clune’s battle with addiction; Pia Sterner’s story; Social media and women’s hockey; and more


Rich Clune. Photo from Lets Go Leafs.

The Weekly Links post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media. For the summer months, we will be posting monthly instead of weekly.

  • Check out this short video piece created by the Olympic Channel about Harrison Browne and his transition out of the NWHL. [Out Sports]
  • Former Toronto Marlie and Nashville Predator, Rich Clune, battled addition for years. His brother tells his story to [The Athletic].
  • The NHL could soon have its first Chinese-born player in Simon Chen. [NHL]
  • Hillary Knight’s social media presence and savvy has proven key to growing women’s hockey. [Excelle Sports]
  • More on the USWNT team and their inclusion in this year’s ESPN Body Issue. [ESPN]
  • Cool hockey history story about Pia Sterner, the first woman to be offered an NHL coaching job…which she turned down. [Sportsnet]
  • If wouldn’t be the Weekly Links if we didn’t have a piece about KHL and suspicious finances… [Puck Daddy]
  • A hockey fundraiser lasted 11 days and raised over $1 million for The Rosewell Park Cancer Institute. [Puck Daddy]
  • Lastly, Andrew Ference has decided to hang up his skates after 16 season in the NHL


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