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,…

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…

Weekly Links: Willie O’Ree is on money and coming to screens near you, and more

The Weekly Links post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media. Willie O’Ree is now on official currency. The Royal Canadian Mint unveiled a Willie O’Ree commemorative $20 silver coin [William Douglas, NHL.com] The documentary Willie (check out Courtney Szto’s review here) will screen across Canada Feb 24th, if each location can…