Weekly Links: Women’s World Hockey Championships Cancelled and More


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

  • The IIHF cancelled the 2020 Women’s World Hockey Championships due to coronavirus concerns. [IIHF]
  • The IIHF also cancelled six tournaments scheduled for March. [IIHF]
  • Meanwhile, the NHL isn’t quite sure how to handle the virus. [Sportsnet]
  • The NHL did decide their current emergency goalie plan was not actually a problem. [TSN]
  • The Ottawa Senators fired CEO Jim Little after learning about domestic abuse allegations (and not, as Little claimed, because he swore at team owner Eugene Melnyk). [Thomas Williams, Yahoo Sports]
  • Emily Sadler counts down the 25 most powerful women in hockey. [Sportsnet]
  • Hemal Jhaveri covers how Bauer is the latest brand to enable Barstool’s misogyny. [USA Today]
  • NHL.com has a feature on Team Jamaica players Dayne Habib and Jaden Lindo
  • Tracey Myers interviewed Hockey Night in Canada: Punjabi Edition digital content coordinator and host Amrit Gill for the “Five Questions With…” segment. [NHL.com]
  • Dan Harbridge researched and wrote a fictional narrative covering women’s hockey from 1890 to 1987, from the point of view of a fictional great-aunt to Caroline Ouellette. [LinkedIn]
  • Kirsten Whelan covers how KRS transitioned from the CWHL to the ZhHL. [Victory Press]
  • Leah Hextall writes about what it meant for her to call an NHL game, as part of the first all women NHL broadcast team. [Sportsnet]
  • Why couldn’t the St. Louis Blues find time to host a Hockey is For Everyone night during a game? [Hemal Jhaveri, USA Today]
  • Meet the women trying to become the NHL’s first female officials. [Emily Sadler, Sportsnet]
  • “It just reiterates that we’re not really welcomed as a part of Canada. We’re not respected,” said Inuvialuit and Gwich’in player Davina McLeod after being called a racial slur during a Canadian university hockey game. [Katie Toth, CBC]
  • Mitchell Bannon covers the low standard of success women’s college hockey coaches are held to compared to their men’s hockey counterparts. [The Daily Orange]
  • Make sure to check out Courtney Szto, Sam McKegney, Michael Mahkwa (Bear) Auksi, and Bob Dawson’s Policy Paper for Anti-Racism in Canadian Hockey. [Our own site!]

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