The Mess that is Hockey Canada

As a kid, I revered the Hockey Canada logo. I think it’s an objectively good looking logo but, more than that, it represented something good about Canada. I bought my first Hockey Canada hat in high school and it was my most prized possession for a long time because the people who I looked up…

Parity is an issue. Rosie Dimanno is still wrong.

Co-Authored by Courtney Szto and Brett Pardy. Rosie Dimanno, columnist for the Toronto Star, came out guns-a-blazing when she wrote that the women’s hockey competition is “an easy gold” due to the lack of parity in the game. She referenced Canada’s first two wins where they outscored their opponents 23-2 as “abomination domination.” The weird…

Le hockey est pour tout le monde, incluant le convoi

To read the English version [Click Here] Depuis les cinq derniers jours, un groupe auto-proclamé de patriotes occupe les rues autour de la Colline du Parlement à Ottawa (et à la frontière de Coutts dans le sud de l’Alberta). Il a été nommé le « Convoi de la liberté ». Il est supposé que le convoi va grandir…

Réflexions sur 10 ans de Hockey dans la Société

To read the English version [Click Here] Il y a juste 10 ans, j’ai eu la folle idée de partir un blogue de hockey qui porte un regard critique sur le sport et sa culture. J’ai alors acheté un domaine Word Press vers la fin de 2011 et lancé Hockey dans la Société. Je n’aurais jamais…

Open Letter to Theoren Fleury

Dear Theoren Fleury, You might not know me, but I have watched you play since I was a child. Even though I was a Vancouver Canucks fan growing up, I was amazed by your competitiveness and skill despite your smaller physical stature. I was too young to truly understand why the Calgary Flames traded you…

Hockey is for everyone, including the convoy

Pour lire la version FRANÇAISE clique [ICI]. For the last five days, a group of self-proclaimed patriots have occupied the streets around Parliament Hill in Ottawa (and at the Coutts border crossing in Southern Alberta) under the title of a “Freedom Convoy.” The expectation is that the convoy will grow in size over the weekend…

Reflecting on 10 years of Hockey in Society

Pour lire la version FRANÇAISE clique [ICI]. Just over 10 years ago, I had a wild idea to start a hockey blog that cast a critical eye on the sport and its culture. And so, in late-2011, I bought a Word Press domain and launched  Hockey in Society. Little did I know what the blog…