Weekly Links: KHLer may face criminal charges for on-ice violence; Oilers ditch cheerleaders; The Tragically Hip’s hockey connections; and more

The Weekly Links post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media. Enjoy! Damir Ryspayev, a KHL player for Barys Astana, went on a violent spree in an exhibition game against Kunlun Red Star. Red Star is attempting to have criminal charges brought against Ryspayev for his actions. [The Hockey News] As…

Weekly Links: Inaugural African Ice Hockey Cup underway; Evander Kane arrested in Buffalo; Lake Erie Warriors unveil offensive logo; and more

  The Weekly Links post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media. Enjoy! The first edition of the African Ice Hockey Cup is being played in Rabat, Morocco. The tournament features six teams representing four countries: the Rabat Capitals, Casablanca Bears and Morocco Mallers (Morocco); the Algiers Corsaires (Algeria); the Carthage…

Weekly Links: The decline of Canadian road hockey; Mexican women’s hockey growing; New details in players’ lawsuit vs. the CHL; and more

The Weekly Links post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media. Enjoy! Colin Horgan writes about the decline of a quintessential Canadian past-time, road hockey, due to urban regulation of public space and fear of letting children play freely. [The Guardian] Kate Cimini interviews Claudia Téllez, the star of the Mexican…

Weekly Links: Off-ice incidents raising questions about NHL culture; Women’s hockey labour; Hockey in Costa Rica and India; and more

The Weekly Links post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media. Enjoy! Patrick Kane’s sexual assault investigation is still ongoing, but the Chicago Blackhawks included him on their training camp roster. He, along with team officials, held a press conference that dodged the accusations and was widely critiqued for being “tone…

Hockey Helps the Homeless…but what does Canada do?

Hockey Helps the Homeless (HHTH) was started in 1996 as as industry tournament by Toronto businessman, Gary Scullion.  Today, there are 14 tournaments held across Canada, and six university tournaments run by over 500 volunteers.  Players are asked to raise a minimum of $250 in addition to paying the $200 registration fee which pays for…

Promoting Grassroots Participation while Building the Brand: To What Extent are NHL Teams Community Institutions?

Yesterday’s Globe and Mail ran an interesting article by James Mirtle about the Pittsburgh Penguins’ contributions to grassroots hockey in Western Pennsylvania. For the past four years, the Penguins, and in particular captain Sidney Crosby, have been extremely active in promoting hockey amongst Pittsburgh youth by providing free equipment and on-ice instruction. The initiative, while…