Guest Post: Bilingual my butt / Bilingue mes fesses

Barbara Ravel (@BarbaraRavel1), PhD, is an Associate Professor in the School of Human Kinetics at Laurentian University. Her research focuses on gender and sexuality issues in sport. She’s a former hockey player and represented France on the international stage in the late 1990s. She once shared the ice with Jayna Hefford, Vicky Sunohara, and the…

Guest Post: A Green Arm Band is a Target, Not a Solution

Madison Danford (@maddydanford) is a first year PhD student at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. She is working with Dr. Courtney Szto in the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies in the socio-cultural stream. Madison is interested in hockey, gender, intersectionality, nationalism and identity. Her Master’s thesis examined the experiences of women ice hockey officials…

Keeping the Dream Alive: Toronto Dream Gap Tour 2020

The PWHPA’s Dream Gap Tour rolled into Toronto for another showcase on January 11th and 12th, this time sponsored by Secret deodorant. This weekend was definitely a more intense version of the first showcase with more teams, games, venues, and peripheral events, all hoping to draw as many spectators and viewers to women’s hockey as…

Meghan Agosta and the Stolen Jersey

‘Twas a few days before Christmas, when all through the house, Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; Hockey gear was drying slowly on the floor; When a surprise package from Meghan Agosta arrived at the door. Right before the Christmas of 2017, my teammate Bonnie had her house broken into in Vancouver.…

Roundtable: Jess Allen and the fragile nature of hockey culture

Last week was…hectic, to say the least. First, Don Cherry started a statement with “You people…” on Hockey Night in Canada, and then all hell broke loose. It was headline news in Canada for days. After Cherry was released by Sportsnet, talkshow co-host, Jessica Allen, from The Social, weighed in on the situation with the following statement:…