The Mess that is Hockey Canada

As a kid, I revered the Hockey Canada logo. I think it’s an objectively good looking logo but, more than that, it represented something good about Canada. I bought my first Hockey Canada hat in high school and it was my most prized possession for a long time because the people who I looked up…

Parity is an issue. Rosie Dimanno is still wrong.

Co-Authored by Courtney Szto and Brett Pardy. Rosie Dimanno, columnist for the Toronto Star, came out guns-a-blazing when she wrote that the women’s hockey competition is “an easy gold” due to the lack of parity in the game. She referenced Canada’s first two wins where they outscored their opponents 23-2 as “abomination domination.” The weird…

Hockey is for everyone, including the convoy

Pour lire la version FRANÇAISE clique [ICI]. For the last five days, a group of self-proclaimed patriots have occupied the streets around Parliament Hill in Ottawa (and at the Coutts border crossing in Southern Alberta) under the title of a “Freedom Convoy.” The expectation is that the convoy will grow in size over the weekend…

Gary Bettman and Don Fehr Must Go

Guest Post by Derek Silva and Nathan Kalman-Lamb Derek Silva is associate professor of criminology at King’s University College at Western university and cohost of The End of Sport podcast. His work on hockey culture can be found in Punishment & Society, Crime, Media, Culture, and the Sociology of Sport Journal. He can be found on Twitter @Derekcrim. Nathan Kalman-Lamb is…

Hockey Nova Scotia Releases Diversity and Inclusion Report

On May 12, 2021, Hockey Nova Scotia released its Diversity & Inclusion Task Force: Final report & recommendations. The Task Force was created in December 2019 after Logan Prosper (We’koqma’k First Nation) received racist comments at a minor hockey game. To their credit, Hockey Nova Scotia moved quickly to try to make sure that what…

Anti-Racism Incubator: Showcasing your work

“We are, as a culture, moving on to a future with more people and more voices and more possibilities. Some people are being left behind, not because the future is intolerant of them but because they are intolerant of this future.” ~ Rebecca Solnit, Whose Story Is This? Last year, the Implementing Anti-Racism Q&A took…