A Day in the Life of Hockey Playing Moms

Hockey moms represent an integral pillar of hockey culture. So much so that in Canada there is a website called “Canadian Hockey Moms” dedicated to connecting and supporting all the rink moms. Gongshow apparel has even written an open letter to hockey moms expressing, “Thank you for giving us that extra 10 minutes on the…

Finding Hope: One Story of Hockey, Mental Illness, and Community

*Trigger Warning* Post touches on suicide. Characterized as a community, hockey has the potential to create a space for the formation of connections and a feeling of belonging.  The possible positive effects of participating in a hockey community have begun to be documented for more active participants – players, coaches or parents – but are…

Reflecting on the 2018 Hockey Conference: Delivering New Understandings of the Game

The Hockey Conference is a biennial event held at various locations throughout North America. It has instrumentally advanced scholarship on ice hockey and brings together academics, community members, athletes, coaches, and fans. Hockey scholars can come from various fields; their perspective for studying the sport can be grounded in things like globalization, marketing, history, gender…

An Interview with Tracie Leost: Player, coach, activist

Tracie Léost is one of Canada’s burgeoning activists. In 2015, at the age of 16, she ran 115 km in four days to raise funds and awareness about the plight of missing and murdered Indigenous women. As a track athlete who has won three bronze medals under the Métis flag at the North American Indigenous…