Players Against Hate Creates Reporting System for Racism

Last week, Players Against Hate (PAH) launched a database for reporting racist incidents in hockey. It is the first public database cataloguing racism in youth hockey. The fact that this kind of oversight and data gathering mechanism is new to hockey, is telling in and of itself. PAH received a grant from the Palmer Foundation…

[Publication d’au-revoir (pour l’instant) de Cheryl] Quelques pensées sur Yanic Duplessis et pourquoi ce n’est pas toujours prudent d’être ouvertement gai dans le hockey sur glace

Translated by Barbara Ravel. For the English version click [HERE]. Cela a pris environ un an mais j’ai tranquillement abandonné les études sur le hockey. Je voulais écrire un dernier article pour Hockey dans la Société il y a des mois de ça mais, pour être honnête, je ne savais pas vraiment quoi dire, où arrêter, comment conclure. J’ai…

Inside Saint Mary’s University Centre for the Study of Sport & Health’s Goaltending Symposium

Hockey is a slow game to adapt, painfully slow. Yet goaltending over the last quarter century has been completely revolutionized, far outpacing the myths the game thrives on. Hockey in Society alumus Cheryl MacDonald organized an interdisciplinary online symposium that brought together athletes and academics from science, social science, and arts backgrounds to discuss the…

Barbie hockey est-elle une Barbie féministe ?

Cette traduction a été effectuée à l’automne 2020 par les étudiants du cours de Sociologie du sport de l’Université Laurentienne (Sudbury, Ontario), en collaboration avec leur enseignante à l’École de kinésiologie et des sciences de la santé, Barbara Ravel, PhD. L’année dernière, Tim Hortons a travaillé avec le conglomérat de jouets Mattel pour lancer « une…

Roundtable: Mitchell Miller and the Whiteness of Redemption

Roundtables are an occasional feature on Hockey in Society. Roundtables present brief commentaries from Hockey in Society contributors on pressing or timely issues within hockey and its culture, with the aim of presenting multiple critical viewpoints on the topic under discussion. In the 2020 NHL Entry Draft, the Arizona Coyotes signed Mitchell Miller (University of…

Brown Skin, White Ice: A closer look at Apna Hockey

In the summer of 2019, Alysha Bains (PhD student, Simon Fraser University, School of Communication) and I went to Calgary, Alberta for a week to hang out with Apna Hockey, an organization that aims to provide South Asian hockey participants with a safe space to enjoy and learn the game of hockey. We were going…

Book Preview: One Game At a Time

Harnaryan Singh has slowly become a household name for hockey families across Canada. In 2008, he started as the play-by-play commentator on the Hockey Night Punjabi broadcast, and to date, has called over 700 games for the program. Today, he works on both Punjabi and English hockey coverage. Singh was born to be a commentator. I have…