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”…

Links Round-up: COVID-19 March Edition

The links round-up post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media. The on-ice world is at a standstill, so we will be running these bi-weekly rather than weekly. COVID-19 Related Stories Russian Machine Never Breaks has done a fantastic job tracking which NHL owners are paying their employees during the league’s…

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…