Weekly Links: Chinese KHL team to launch new CWHL franchise; Addressing the dearth of female referees; Marc Savard on concussion struggles; and more

      The CWHL is adding a new franchise, which will be operated by the KHL’s Chinese club, Kunlun Red Star. The team is intended to help develop China’s women’s hockey program. [The Ice Garden] Thomas Greiss, New York Islanders and Team Germany goaltender, has drawn sharp criticism for sharing a meme on Instagram…

Weekly Links: Sexual assault investigation after Penguins’ game; Oilers’ arena bathroom controversy; Sidney Crosby’s concussion; and more

The Weekly Links post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media. The Pittsburgh police are investigating after a woman reported that she was sexually assaulted in a washroom at PPG Paints Arena during the most recent Penguins playoff game. [The Score] The Edmonton Oilers have decided that the needs of their…

Weekly Links: Reaction to cutting of UND women’s program; Wideman sued by injured linesman; Psychiatric disorders among ex-NHLers?; and more

The Weekly Links post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media. Enjoy! The University of North Dakota recently cut its women’s hockey team, under controversial circumstances. The university’s president enraged many by stating: “Women’s hockey is a boutique sport and never should have been at UND.” [Think Progress] Amy Menke, a…

Weekly Links: Reaction to NHL skipping Pyeongchang Olympics; Impact of cutting women’s hockey at U. North Dakota; and more

The Weekly Links post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media. Enjoy! After allowing its players to participate in the Olympic Games since Nagano 1998, the NHL has decided it will not participate in 2018 at the Pyeongchang Games. [Puck Daddy] The NHL has released the following statement regarding the 2018…

Weekly Links: US Women’s National Team on strike; Maple Leafs fighting toxic masculinity; NHL going to China, Sweden; and more

The labour dispute between the US Women’s National Team and USA Hockey continues, with the athletes planning to sit out the upcoming World Championships. These two pieces highlight some of the unequal treatment afforded USA Hockey’s women athletes vs. their male counterparts. [CNN; The Ice Garden] In the latest twist, USA Hockey is trying to…

Weekly Links: Cultural aspects of the “concussion crisis”; Women’s hockey in Mexico, South Korea, India; and more

Matt Ventresca, Hockey in Society contributor and postdoc researcher at Georgia Tech, has a great piece on how addressing sociocultural factors, in addition to employing technological advances, is needed to reduce concussions in hockey and other contact sports. [Engaging Sports] Ken Campbell on how hockey agents are recruiting clients at younger and younger ages, and…