Hockey in Post-Irma, Maria Puerto Rico

On September 6, 2017, Hurricane Irma (a category 5 storm) battered the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico with 100 mph winds leaving approximately 1 million without power. News reports referred to Irma as having “skirted” past Puerto Rico. On September 20, 2017, Hurricane Maria (a category 4 storm) made landfall on Puerto Rico with 155…

Links Round-Up: “Tiger” Williams charged with sexual assault and assault; UAE women’s national team visits D.C.; concussions in women’s ice hockey; and more

Formerly known as “Weekly Links,” our round-up of important and interesting pieces from the hockey blogosphere and media will now appear twice a month. Former Toronto Maple Leaf, Dave “Tiger” Williams has been charged with sexual assault and assault by the Canadian Forces National Investigation Service. [Global News] An all-black hockey game was recently held…

Indigenous hockey firsts?: Who counts and who doesn’t

Hockey Canada recently announced the women’s roster that will be playing at the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics. On that roster is Brigette Lacquette, a Cote First Nations woman from Mallard, Manitoba. When Lacquette was included on this year’s roster numerous outlets such as Color of Hockey, Sportsnet, and the CBC all tweeted articles touting Lacquette…