Links Round-up: Fred Sasakamoose and Indigenous hockey trailblazers; Former NHL enforcers facing homelessness, addiction; NWHL’s Beauts bought by Pegula family; and more

Formerly known as “Weekly Links,” our round-up of important and interesting pieces from the hockey blogosphere and media will now appear twice a month. [Editor’s note: Due to the holidays, this Links Round-up is appearing a week late] Fred Sasakamoose, who survived abusive residential schools and played 11 games for the Chicago Blackhawks in 1953-54,…

Weekly Links: Why gender, race, and sexuality matter in hockey; Lehner supports Donald Trump; the KHL in China; and more

After a one week hiatus, the Weekly Links are back! The Weekly Links post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media. Enjoy! Sarah Hall, a female hockey reporter, has a powerful piece on her experiences facing gender-based abuse and harassment. An important read. [Five for Howling] David Singh has a good…

Val James: The first African-American to play in the NHL

You might recognize the names Willie O’Ree and Herb Carnegie but what about Val James? Val(more) James became the first black American to skate in the NHL for the Buffalo Sabres in 1982, twenty-four years after Canadian, Willie O’Ree would officially break the “colour-barrier.” For the majority of his career he was an AHL enforcer…

Weekly Links: Women’s hockey in India; Lindros, Quinn headline 2016 Hockey Hall of Fame class; Changes at Hockey Night in Canada; and more

The Weekly Links post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media. Enjoy! A great profile of the Ladakh Women’s Ice Hockey Foundation, which is creating opportunities for women and girls in India to participate in hockey. [Women’s Hockey Life] The KHL is offically expanding to China, as the Beijing club Kunlun Red…