Implementing Anti-Racism in Hockey Public Q&A – June 29th

On March 2, 2020, we published the first ever Policy Paper for Anti-Racism in Canadian Hockey. It was the result of the March 30, 2019 Roundtable on Racism in Hockey. To date, the policy paper has been downloaded almost 1700 times and shared across Canada and the United States with hockey organizations of all levels,…

Selling White Goodness: The NHL’s Tyler Seguin Video

The music swelled over 44 seconds of Instagram comments praising Dallas Stars forward Tyler Seguin, across images of Seguin at a Black Lives Matter Protest in a now deleted NHL.com video. The accompanying Tweet read “Listen. Learn. Use your platform to encourage others to do the same” (none of which this video was doing). The…

Myth Busting, Part 4: “We need a new model”

Co-Authored by Courtney Szto and Brett Pardy Last year, we tackled three common myths that circulate around discussions of women’s hockey: Myth 1: “No one wants to watch women’s hockey“ Myth 2: “Time is all you need“ Myth 3: “You get what you deserve“ With the NWHL’s recent announcement that it will expand to Toronto,…

Links Round-Up: Mid-May

The links round-up post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media. The NHL continues to plot on its return, but other things continue around the hockey world: The CHL settled the class-action lawsuit against it for not paying minimum wage at a mere 16% of what the players were seeking. Since…

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.…