It’s Time for Hockey to Divest

You may be familiar with the movement to divest from fossil fuels broadly in our every day lives, but you likely haven’t heard of any sports organizations, teams, or leagues divesting. That’s because sports is slow. Sports, as an industry, is generally slow on the uptake with respect to social issues, which is why the…

Roundtable on Racism in Hockey – Video

On March 30th, 2019, the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario held a Roundtable on Racism in Hockey. To the best of our knowledge, it was the first gathering of its kind with the objective to address racism as opposed to simply increasing diversity. This event was made possible…

Myth Busting, Part 3: “You get what you deserve”

Co-Authored by Brett Pardy and Courtney Szto *Note: We tend not to refer to the CWHL in the past tense in these posts because…it just feels wrong.* In 2001, Japan created a reality TV show titled, The Tigers of Money. This venture capitalist show was the impetus for the Dragons’ Den series that has been re-created…

Myth Busting, Part 2: “Time is All You Need”

Welcome to part two of the series Courtney Szto and I are writing on the dominant myths around the popularity of women’s hockey.  It is common for women’s professional hockey, executives, experts, and players to argue that it “takes time” for leagues to establish themselves, and to remember where the NHL was at the same point…