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.…

Entrevue avec Anissa Gamble : Hockey + diabète de type 1

For the English version click [HERE]. Pour le personnel de première ligne, la maladie à coronavirus a changé leur vie de la pire des façons dans les dernières semaines. Pour d’autres, la pandémie a forcé beaucoup d’entre nous à ralentir et évaluer comment on travaille, vit et s’amuse. Les médias habitués à s’en tenir aux…

Interview with Anissa Gamble: Hockey + Type 1 Diabetes

Pour lire la version FRANÇAISE cliquer ici. For those on the front lines of Covid-19, life in recent weeks has inevitably been put into overdrive in the worst possible way. For others, the pandemic has forced many of us to slow down and assess the state of work, life, and play. The “stick to sports”…

Remember when we were worried about a stick shortage?

Five to six weeks ago the biggest concern for the world of hockey with respect to Covid-19 was a hockey stick shortage. Multiple outlets reported the story as a problem in China that would only affect the “world’s top players” because CCM and Bauer’s Chinese manufacturing plants had been shut down indefinitely. Jack Eichel, who…