What’s changed with Hockey Canada at the World Juniors?

The Men’s World Junior Championships (WJC) are back, coming at the close of the year where Hockey Canada’s shadowy, unaccountable leadership has fallen apart and their image tarnished. The year has seen two Hockey Canada CEOs go, two Hockey Canada Board Chairs resign, and two secret slush funds for sexual assault claims exposed. All of…

What’s Changing in The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers?

Co-authored by Jamie Ryan and Brett Pardy The Mighty Ducks and D2: The Mighty Ducks are arguably two of the most recognizable hockey stories in popular culture, largely due to Disney’s marketing push for their brief foray into men’s professional sports in the 1990s. The new television show, The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers, had big…

For the Growth of the Game: Addressing Racial Discrimination in Hockey Recap

Co-written by Brett Pardy, Madison Danford, and Martine Dennie On December 10th, the MacEwan University Office of Human Rights, Diversity and Equity held a virtual summit addressing racism in hockey. The event brought together people from academia, grass roots hockey organizations, the National Hockey Hockey League, and hockey media. Speakers included Harnaryan Singh, Play-by-Play Commentator,…

Inside Saint Mary’s University Centre for the Study of Sport & Health’s Goaltending Symposium

Hockey is a slow game to adapt, painfully slow. Yet goaltending over the last quarter century has been completely revolutionized, far outpacing the myths the game thrives on. Hockey in Society alumus Cheryl MacDonald organized an interdisciplinary online symposium that brought together athletes and academics from science, social science, and arts backgrounds to discuss the…

Selling White Goodness: The NHL’s Tyler Seguin Video

The music swelled over 44 seconds of Instagram comments praising Dallas Stars forward Tyler Seguin, across images of Seguin at a Black Lives Matter Protest in a now deleted NHL.com video. The accompanying Tweet read “Listen. Learn. Use your platform to encourage others to do the same” (none of which this video was doing). The…

Myth Busting, Part 4: “We need a new model”

Co-Authored by Courtney Szto and Brett Pardy Last year, we tackled three common myths that circulate around discussions of women’s hockey: Myth 1: “No one wants to watch women’s hockey“ Myth 2: “Time is all you need“ Myth 3: “You get what you deserve“ With the NWHL’s recent announcement that it will expand to Toronto,…