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…

A Presentation on Race at The Hockey Conference

Last week I attended The Hockey Conference in Fredericton, New Brunswick. This conference only takes place every other year and attempts to bring together hockey enthusiasts of all kinds. We had everything from academics to coaches, and former NHL players to a Canadian paralympian in attendance. As a critical academic, it is both exciting and…