Roundtable on Racism in Hockey – March 30th

Last fall, Bob Dawson reached out to me and asked if I would be interested in co-organizing an event to address racism in Canada’s game. Naturally, I said YES. Bob was the first Black player to play in the Atlantic Intercollegiate Hockey League in 1967 with St. Mary’s University. As a diversity consultant and Black…

Renaissance Women Part 2: NWHL edition

Co-Authored by Brett Pardy and Courtney Szto Last month, we looked at one aspect that makes women’s sports far more interesting than men’s sports – that fact that women athletes have to cultivate a life beyond the playing surface. This is largely the result of different gender expectations, combined with a different high performance pathway,…

Let’s talk about those Adidas Parley All-Star jerseys…

On January 9th, the NHL announced that players would be wearing eco-friendly jerseys for the 2019 All-Star game. These will be the “first-ever NHL jerseys featuring repurposed and upcycled materials.” This move aligns with Adidas’ existing relationship with Parley for the Oceans, an initiative that attempts to deal with ocean plastic by turning it into…

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…

A Poorly Timed Joke: Gerry Dee’s CWHL promo tweet

Yesterday, comedian Gerry Dee tweeted out a promo video for the upcoming CWHL All-Star game. It was meant to be a light ribbing of some of the All-Star selections but it was met with mixed reviews. The @TheCWHL All-Star game is happening at @ScotiabankArena on January 20th at 1:30 pm. Tickets on sale now. Some…

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…