Myth Busting, Part 4: “We need a new model”

Co-Authored by Courtney Szto and Brett Pardy Last year, we tackled three common myths that circulate around discussions of women’s hockey: Myth 1: “No one wants to watch women’s hockey“ Myth 2: “Time is all you need“ Myth 3: “You get what you deserve“ With the NWHL’s recent announcement that it will expand to Toronto,…

Negligent Body Contact in Recreational Ice Hockey? How the Casterton Decision Changes the Applicable Legal Standards in Ontario

On January 10th, 2020, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice released its decision in Casterton v MacIsaac, [2020] ONSC 190 [Casterton] awarding $702,551 to the plaintiff. This is a case involving two recreational ice hockey players – Drew Casterton (the injured plaintiff) and Gordon MacIsaac (the defendant who collided with the plaintiff). The incident in…

Women’s hockey and the never-ending call for more evidence

I was supposed to present the following discussion on women’s hockey at the 2020 Hockey Conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia this spring; however, due to Covid-19, the conference has been re-scheduled for 2021. I don’t anticipate being able to attend that conference but I think this is still a discussion that needs to be shared.…