Hockey at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival

This year at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), amidst the star-laden Hollywood premieres and films from 74 countries, two (unsurprisingly Canadian) films debuted that use hockey as a lens to examine larger social issues. Indian Horse (directed by Stephen Campanelli): The powerful story from wonderful novel (reviewed by Mark Norman here) reaches the screen largely…

Weekly Links: HHOF 2017 class; Exciting developments for NWHL and CWHL in 2017-18; NCAA expansion?; and more

The Weekly Links post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media. The Hockey Hall of Fame announced its 2017 class this week: Danielle Goyette, Teemu Selanne, Dave Andreychuk, Mark Recchi, Paul Kariya will enter as players; Jeremy Jacobs (Boston Bruins owner) and Clare Drake (University of Alberta coach in the CIS/U…

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…