Guest Post: Gut Checking the Hockey FIT Program

Guest Post By Kristi Allain Kristi, born and raised in Nogojiwanong, inherited a love of hockey from her mother – a passionate Peterborough Petes fan who frequently boasts that she missed only one game with birth of her two daughters. Kristi’s love of hockey has fuelled her research program, where she’s investigated hockey and national…

Renaissance Women of the CWHL

Co-Authored by Brett Pardy and Courtney Szto. Women’s sports, on the whole, is far more interesting than men’s sports. That’s right, we said it. We make this assertion based on the fact that women athletes have to cultivate a life outside of the playing field, even if only to make ends meet. But subsistence purposes…

“Midget” hockey: What’s in a name?

Sport Manitoba recently announced that they would support banning the term “midget” as a way to categorize age-group (15-17) competition. I posted the Global News article on my Twitter feed, Greg Wyshynski gave it a re-tweet and the following replies ensued: Are there “bigger” problems in the world today? Sure. Not that I support the…

“The Last Game”: Hockey and climate change

*Cross-posted on The Rabbit Hole* Viacheslav Fetisov won two Stanley Cups with the Detroit Red Wings in 1997 and 1998; and, he has a wheel barrow full of gold medals to his name from the Olympics and various World Championships. Today, he is the United Nations Environment Patron for the Polar Regions. This past summer,…