Weekly Links: NWHL All-Star Game, Sedin Jersey Retirement, and more

NWHL-2020-All-Star-Game-LogoThe Weekly Links post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media.

  • The World Para Ice Hockey (WPIH) is aiming to hold the first Women’s World Championship in October 2021. [Canada Women’s Sledge Hockey]
  • Melissa Burgess recaps the NWHL All-Star Game for The Victory Press.
  • Eleni Demestihas looks at potential cities for women’s hockey professional teams. [The Ice Garden]
  • Sonny Sachdeva highlights Team Nunavut’s boys hockey debut at the Canada Winter Games. [Sportsnet
  • William Douglas talks to the increasing number of black former NHL players entering broadcasting. [NHL.com]
  • “As a rookie with the Washington Capitals in 1974, Marson would see mail addressed to him and get a thrill, imagining it was a fan wanting an autograph. Instead it was often a message saying he would “get it” if he appeared in a certain game or, question what he was doing in a “white man’s game”. Wayne Scanlan talks to the NHL’s second black player, Mike Marson. [Sportsnet]
  • Hockey Nova Scotia does not seem to understand what racism is, after ruling a racist taunt against a Mi’kmaw was merely “insulting’. [CBC News]
  • NBC decided Jeremy Roenick will not be returning to TV from his suspension for sexually inappropriate comments about his co-host. [CBC]
  • St. Louis Blues defender Jay Bouwmeester suffered a cardiac episode during a game. Read about how medical personnel saved Bouwmeester’s life. [Elliott Teaford, OC Register]
  • The Sedin Twins had their number retired by the Vancouver Canucks this week. They sat down with Thomas Drance to break down ten of their best moments. [The Athletic, paywalled]
  • Kevin Bieksa’s unique comedic approach to the typical by-the-numbers NHL ceremonies has earned rave reviews [Stan Temming, Yahoo Sports]
  • Don’t kick people. Especially wearing skates. Edmonton Oilers forward Zack Kassian will be suspended seven games for doing so, but is it enough? [Jared Clinton, The Hockey News]
  • Coach Gordon Bombay is back. And Lauren Graham is joining him in the new Mighty Ducks Disney+ series, which began production this week for an expected debut this fall. [Andrew Weichel, CTV News]

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