Open Letter to Theoren Fleury

Dear Theoren Fleury, You might not know me, but I have watched you play since I was a child. Even though I was a Vancouver Canucks fan growing up, I was amazed by your competitiveness and skill despite your smaller physical stature. I was too young to truly understand why the Calgary Flames traded you…

Hockey is for everyone, including the convoy

Pour lire la version FRANÇAISE clique [ICI]. For the last five days, a group of self-proclaimed patriots have occupied the streets around Parliament Hill in Ottawa (and at the Coutts border crossing in Southern Alberta) under the title of a “Freedom Convoy.” The expectation is that the convoy will grow in size over the weekend…

Reflecting on 10 years of Hockey in Society

Pour lire la version FRANÇAISE clique [ICI]. Just over 10 years ago, I had a wild idea to start a hockey blog that cast a critical eye on the sport and its culture. And so, in late-2011, I bought a Word Press domain and launched  Hockey in Society. Little did I know what the blog…

Gary Bettman and Don Fehr Must Go

Guest Post by Derek Silva and Nathan Kalman-Lamb Derek Silva is associate professor of criminology at King’s University College at Western university and cohost of The End of Sport podcast. His work on hockey culture can be found in Punishment & Society, Crime, Media, Culture, and the Sociology of Sport Journal. He can be found on Twitter @Derekcrim. Nathan Kalman-Lamb is…

What’s Changing in The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers?

Co-authored by Jamie Ryan and Brett Pardy The Mighty Ducks and D2: The Mighty Ducks are arguably two of the most recognizable hockey stories in popular culture, largely due to Disney’s marketing push for their brief foray into men’s professional sports in the 1990s. The new television show, The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers, had big…

Hockey Canada makes important strides: New Maltreatment Rule for 2021-2022 Season

Hockey Canada is committed to contributing to the physical, psychological, social, and spiritual health of individuals of varying abilities, backgrounds, and interests. Hockey Canada firmly believes that only when sport environments are safe and inclusive can these values be realized. Maltreatment includes volitional acts that result in harm or the potential for physical or psychological…

Le Sommet du hockey féminin

To read the English version click [HERE]. Le samedi 19 juin 2021, « c’est plus d’une soixante d’intervenants, de bénévoles, d’entraîneurs et de joueuses qui ont pris part au premier Sommet du hockey féminin. Durant cette journée de discussions, plusieurs constats et observations ont été faits avec l’objectif d’amener notre sport à développer son plein potentiel »…

Le Sommet du hockey féminin – Women’s Hockey Summit Recap

Pour lire la version FRANÇAISE clique [ICI]. On Saturday June 19, 2021, “more than sixty volunteers, coaches and players took part in the first Women’s Hockey Summit /Sommet du hockey féminin. During this day of discussion and exchange, many observations and recommendations were shared in the hopes of developing women’s hockey to its full potential”…