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Weekly Links: Remembering the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl crash; Hockey Canada’s new transgender policies; World Cup of Hockey anthem controversies; and more

September 7 marked the 5th anniversary of the tragic airplane crash that took the lives of the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl (KHL) players and staff, as well as the airplane staff. R.I.P. [Sportsnet] It is 5 years since the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl crash killed 44 players/staff. 4 years ago we reflected on the tragedy. https://t.co/KLew23oIMB — Hockey in…

Indian Horse

Book Review: “Indian Horse” by Richard Wagamese (2012)

Richard Wagamese’s Indian Horse (2012; Douglas & McIntyre) is a harrowing, yet ultimately uplifting, novel that explores the impact of Canadian residential schools on generations of Aboriginal Canadians.Why, then, is it being reviewed on a hockey blog? Although not necessarily a novel about hockey, Indian Horse centrally features hockey, and offers important insights about the…

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Weekly Links: KHLer may face criminal charges for on-ice violence; Oilers ditch cheerleaders; The Tragically Hip’s hockey connections; and more

The Weekly Links post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media. Enjoy! Damir Ryspayev, a KHL player for Barys Astana, went on a violent spree in an exhibition game against Kunlun Red Star. Red Star is attempting to have criminal charges brought against Ryspayev for his actions. [The Hockey News] As…

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Weekly Links: Inaugural African Ice Hockey Cup underway; Evander Kane arrested in Buffalo; Lake Erie Warriors unveil offensive logo; and more

  The Weekly Links post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media. Enjoy! The first edition of the African Ice Hockey Cup is being played in Rabat, Morocco. The tournament features six teams representing four countries: the Rabat Capitals, Casablanca Bears and Morocco Mallers (Morocco); the Algiers Corsaires (Algeria); the Carthage…

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Weekly Links: The decline of Canadian road hockey; Mexican women’s hockey growing; New details in players’ lawsuit vs. the CHL; and more

The Weekly Links post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media. Enjoy! Colin Horgan writes about the decline of a quintessential Canadian past-time, road hockey, due to urban regulation of public space and fear of letting children play freely. [The Guardian] Kate Cimini interviews Claudia Téllez, the star of the Mexican…