What’s Changing in The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers?

Co-authored by Jamie Ryan and Brett Pardy The Mighty Ducks and D2: The Mighty Ducks are arguably two of the most recognizable hockey stories in popular culture, largely due to Disney’s marketing push for their brief foray into men’s professional sports in the 1990s. The new television show, The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers, had big…

Hockey Canada makes important strides: New Maltreatment Rule for 2021-2022 Season

Hockey Canada is committed to contributing to the physical, psychological, social, and spiritual health of individuals of varying abilities, backgrounds, and interests. Hockey Canada firmly believes that only when sport environments are safe and inclusive can these values be realized. Maltreatment includes volitional acts that result in harm or the potential for physical or psychological…

Le Sommet du hockey féminin

To read the English version click [HERE]. Par Barbara Ravel Le samedi 19 juin 2021, « c’est plus d’une soixante d’intervenants, de bénévoles, d’entraîneurs et de joueuses qui ont pris part au premier Sommet du hockey féminin. Durant cette journée de discussions, plusieurs constats et observations ont été faits avec l’objectif d’amener notre sport à développer…

Le Sommet du hockey féminin – Women’s Hockey Summit Recap

Pour lire la version FRANÇAISE clique [ICI]. By Barbara Ravel On Saturday June 19, 2021, “more than sixty volunteers, coaches and players took part in the first Women’s Hockey Summit /Sommet du hockey féminin. During this day of discussion and exchange, many observations and recommendations were shared in the hopes of developing women’s hockey to…

Safe sport without governmental oversight is not safe

The objective of the piece was not to lambaste amateur sport organizations for these shortcomings because, while many amateur sport organizations could and should do more, nothing they can do will actually solve the problem. The only path to safe sport is through a federally-funded, multi-sport system of education, reporting and discipline. Unfortunately, this past week, the CBC reported on a story that highlights why this is necessary.

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…

Referee Abuse Demands Meaningful Action, Not Cosmetic Changes

The conventional structure of a hockey game, in which participants are penalized for breaking the rules and penalties increase depending on the severity of the violation, is not suitable to address verbal abuse of officials. A new approach is necessary and needed urgently. The green armband is not a new approach; it’s more of the same. While hockey “listens and learns”, officials are suffering.