Weekly Links: Kim Davis on why diversity is important for the NHL’s future and more

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Kim Davis, photo from NHL.com

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

  • Kim Davis, the NHL’s executive vice president for social impact, growth initiatives and legislative affairs is working hard on bringing diversity to the NHL. [Greg Wyshynski, ESPN]
  • Davis also recaps wrote about what Black History Month means to her to cap off the month for [NHL.com]
  • Eric L. Ayala speaks with Willie O’Ree on his continued commitment to a more diverse sport. [NHL.com]
  • University of Minnesota is investigating allegations of sexual abuse by a coach during the 1984-85 season. [Rochelle Olson, Minnesota Star Tribune]
  • Members of the 1980 “Miracle on Ice” USA Men’s Olympic hockey team spoke during a Donal Trump rally. Dave Zirin examines how their support of right-wing politics has a long history. [The Nation]
  • “I loved the game, but the game didn’t love me” – Former Quebec Nordique forward Bernie Saunders discussed being one of the NHL’s first black players with Kamila Hinkson of CBC News.
  • The PWHPA announced they will stream their final two Dream Gap tours, in Philadelphia and Phoenix, on ESPN.com and Monumental Sports Network. [PWHPA]
  • Goaltender, Etsy art shop owner, goalie coach, and architect, Kimberly Sass does it all. Melissa Burgess profiles the PWHPA goalie for Victory Press.
  • Rachel Llanes is aiming to be the first player to win championships in the CWHL, the NWHL, and the ZhHL. Mike Murphy profiles her success in the ZhHL. [The Ice Garden]
  • ” ‘If I were starting out to play hockey now, my parents wouldn’t have been able to afford to put me in the sport, that’s just the reality of it,’ said Joe Thornton” to Étienne Lajoie and Salim Valji in their feature on the high costs of hockey in Canada. [New York Times]
  • When NHL goalies get traded, how do they get equipment that matches their new jerseys so quickly? Kevin Woodley investigates. [NHL.com]
  • Everyone loved seeing 42 year old zamboni driver David Ayres take the net and win for the Carolina Hurricanes last weekend. Well, everyone but the NHL, who sees this as a major problem. Greg Wyshynski outlines why it’s not one. [ESPN]
  • The Carolina Hurricanes are shutting down trolls about why they host Pride Night and supporting their LGBTQ+ fans. [Twitter]

2 thoughts on “Weekly Links: Kim Davis on why diversity is important for the NHL’s future and more

  1. Members of the 1980 “Miracle on Ice” USA…Olympic hockey team spoke during a Donal Trump rally.

    A what rally?

    <blockquotes.Dave Zirin examines how their support of right-wing politics has a long history.

    Because strong male athletes are definitionally right-wing. You’re never going to change that, ladies.

  2. Members of the 1980 “Miracle on Ice” USA…Olympic hockey team spoke during a Donal Trump rally.

    A what rally?

    Dave Zirin examines how their support of right-wing politics has a long history.

    Because strong male athletes are definitionally right-wing. You’re never going to change that, ladies.

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