Weekly Links: A televised 3-on-3 men’s league coming this summer and more

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Sarah Nurse, Renata Fast, and Hilary Knight are all on their way to the NHL All-Star Game  (photo by Courtney Szto)

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

  • 3ICE, a professional (details to come on that) 3 on 3 men’s league begins in June and already has television coverage on TSN & RDS in Canada and CBS in the US. [TSN]
  • The NHL All-Star added a 3-on-3 game between players from the US and Canadian women’s hockey teams. [CBC]
  • Taylor McKee and Janice Forsyth write about how Sport Canada’s new “safe sport” policies can help address the NHL’s culture problems. [The Conversation]
  • The Kaurna Boomerangs, Australia’s first Indigenous ice hockey team, is making their international hockey debut at Minor Hockey Week in Edmonton. [Edmonton Journal]
  • “For the past few years, the NHL has treated the inclusion of women’s hockey players into All-Star weekend as some kind of social good. It’s a nice, but ultimately meaningless, gesture.” Hemal Jhaveri outlines what the NHL could do to actually help women’s hockey. [USA Today’s For the Win]
  • Vancouver Canucks forward Tyler Motte talks about playing in the NHL while dealing with depression and anxiety. [Canucks]
  • Montreal Canadiens forward Nate Thompson discussed overcoming his alcohol and drug addiction with HNIC’s Christine Simpson. [Sportsnet]
  • Mitchell Bannon looks at why NCAA women’s hockey diversity has not increased over the past decade (featuring Hockey in Society Senior Editor Courtney Szto). [Syracuse University’s The Daily Orange]
  • Melissa Burgess interviewed Buffalo area PWHPA players Jacquie Greco, Hayley Scamurra, Annika Zalewski, Olivia Zafuto, Savannah Harmon, and Emily Janiga about their season and future. [Victory Press]
  • Defenders Lexi Bender (Boston Pride), Rebecca Morse (Metropolitan Riveters), and forward Audra Richards (Minnesota Whitecaps) won the NWHL’s all-star fan vote. [NWHL]
  • It’s been 14 years since Alexander Ovechkin famously scored from his back. The Phoenix Coyotes goalie on the play, Brian Boucher, remembers. [Twitter]
  • NHL player safety had a disastrous week, with both Edmonton Oiler forward Zack Kassian and Winnipeg Jet forward Mathieu Perreault interpreting decisions as condoning vigilante justice. Daniel Wagner outlines how NHL player safety could not have handled the situation worse. [Pass It to Bulis]

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