[Publication d’au-revoir (pour l’instant) de Cheryl] Quelques pensées sur Yanic Duplessis et pourquoi ce n’est pas toujours prudent d’être ouvertement gai dans le hockey sur glace

Translated by Barbara Ravel. For the English version click [HERE]. Cela a pris environ un an mais j’ai tranquillement abandonné les études sur le hockey. Je voulais écrire un dernier article pour Hockey dans la Société il y a des mois de ça mais, pour être honnête, je ne savais pas vraiment quoi dire, où arrêter, comment conclure. J’ai…

Barbie hockey est-elle une Barbie féministe ?

Cette traduction a été effectuée à l’automne 2020 par les étudiants du cours de Sociologie du sport de l’Université Laurentienne (Sudbury, Ontario), en collaboration avec leur enseignante à l’École de kinésiologie et des sciences de la santé, Barbara Ravel, PhD. L’année dernière, Tim Hortons a travaillé avec le conglomérat de jouets Mattel pour lancer « une…

Roundtable: Mitchell Miller and the Whiteness of Redemption

Roundtables are an occasional feature on Hockey in Society. Roundtables present brief commentaries from Hockey in Society contributors on pressing or timely issues within hockey and its culture, with the aim of presenting multiple critical viewpoints on the topic under discussion. In the 2020 NHL Entry Draft, the Arizona Coyotes signed Mitchell Miller (University of…

Brown Skin, White Ice: A closer look at Apna Hockey

In the summer of 2019, Alysha Bains (PhD student, Simon Fraser University, School of Communication) and I went to Calgary, Alberta for a week to hang out with Apna Hockey, an organization that aims to provide South Asian hockey participants with a safe space to enjoy and learn the game of hockey. We were going…

Book Preview: One Game At a Time

Harnaryan Singh has slowly become a household name for hockey families across Canada. In 2008, he started as the play-by-play commentator on the Hockey Night Punjabi broadcast, and to date, has called over 700 games for the program. Today, he works on both Punjabi and English hockey coverage. Singh was born to be a commentator. I have…

[Guest Post] Safe Sport is Core Value, Not an Obligation: Evaluating policy responses to safe sport in Canadian amateur hockey

Dan Hanoomansingh (@dan_h72) is an educator, coach, and Master’s student at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. He is a former amateur hockey player and Hockey Canada referee. Dan is interested in coaching, safe sport, and gender in hockey, as well as education on feminism, racism, and colonialism in literature and media. His Master’s…

The NHL’s Inaction is Deafening

United. pic.twitter.com/wRgXRHVUsA — WNBA (@WNBA) August 27, 2020 On a night when the NBA and WNBA decided that the joy of basketball was inappropriate, the NHL decided to hit the ice. On a night when Naomi Osaka wrote, “I don’t expect anything drastic to happen with me not playing, but if I can get a…

Is Hockey Barbie a Feminist Barbie?

Last year, Tim Horton’s worked with the toy conglomerate, Mattel, to roll out “a hockey-themed Barbie as part of a charitable initiative aimed at getting girls involved in the sport.” There was only supposed to be one doll — a white doll. But, in light of…realization that racism is still a thing, Tim Horton’s asked…

Y’all Are Making Me Mad

Y’all are making me mad. So mad that I’ve adopted a Southern accent for this post and I’m from the Pacific Northwest. And by “y’all,” I mean the NHL. The league and its clubs said they were ready to listen and learn so they could be part of the solution. I don’t know what you…