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…

Exclusivité : Politique pour l’antiracisme dans le hockey

For the English version click here. Le 30 mars 2019, une table ronde sur le racisme dans le hockey a été organisée à l’Université Queen’s à Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Le but de cet événement était de mettre en évidence à quel point le racisme est un problème important et persistant dans le hockey. En outre,…

Exclusive: Policy Paper for Anti-Racism in Hockey

Pour lire la version FRANÇAISE cliquer ici. On March 30th, 2019, a Roundtable on Racism in Hockey was held at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. The purpose of the event was to draw attention to racism as a significant and ongoing problem in hockey. Additionally, we wanted to create actionable items for those who…

Boycott? Strike? What exactly is the PWHPA doing?

Pour lire la version FRANÇAISE cliquer ici. “Labor’s two great weapons in industrial competition are the strike and the boycott.” (Strikes and Boycotts, 1921) From the moment #ForTheGame was announced on May 2nd, 2019, the term “boycott” was quickly deployed to describe the PWHPA’s actions. Outlets from the National Post to Sportsnet, and Sports Illustrated to The Athletic have…

Boycott? Grève? Que fait la PWHPA exactement?

For the English version click here. « Les deux grandes armes du travail dans la compétition industrielle sont la grève et le boycott. » (Strikes and Boycotts, 1921) Du moment où #ForTheGame a été annoncé le 2 mai 2019, le terme « boycott » a été rapidement employé pour décrire les actions de la PWHPA. Du National Post à…

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…