Roundtable: P.K. Subban’s “Third Way”?

Roundtables are an occasional feature on Hockey in Society. Roundtables present brief commentaries from Hockey in Society contributors on pressing or timely issues within hockey and its culture, with the aim of presenting multiple critical viewpoints on the topic under discussion. P.K. Subban stated a few weeks ago that he would not be kneeling during…

Sports Development in Korea and the 2018 Olympic Games

The sport of ice hockey in South Korea has developed since Team Korea received Olympic qualification as a hosting country in 2018. On the road to Pyeongchang, Team Korea is preparing not only to participate in the Olympics, but also to compete with Team Canada and USA at the IIHF World Championships next year in…

Hockey at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival

This year at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), amidst the star-laden Hollywood premieres and films from 74 countries, two (unsurprisingly Canadian) films debuted that use hockey as a lens to examine larger social issues. Indian Horse (directed by Stephen Campanelli): The powerful story from wonderful novel (reviewed by Mark Norman here) reaches the screen largely…

This Just In: Hockey (and many of its fans) Still Racist

I haven’t written very much about Colin Kaepernick’s Black Lives Matter protest because I feel like it’s been covered very thoroughly and I haven’t had much to add.  Even when the Penguins and Crosby decided to go to the White House, I was disappointed, but didn’t really feel the need to write. Then, this morning,…

Danis Zaripov and the Politics of Doping

At 36 years old, Danis Zaripov hopes to become the NHL’s 4th oldest “rookie” ever. This goal is new to the KHL’s 3rd all -time leading scorer who has represented Russia at seven World Championships and one Olympic Games. In July, he received a two year ban from playing in the KHL or internationally after…