“The Last Game”: Hockey and climate change

*Cross-posted on The Rabbit Hole* Viacheslav Fetisov won two Stanley Cups with the Detroit Red Wings in 1997 and 1998; and, he has a wheel barrow full of gold medals to his name from the Olympics and various World Championships. Today, he is the United Nations Environment Patron for the Polar Regions. This past summer,…

NHL Green Week: Small steps to…where exactly?

*Cross posted on The Rabbit Hole* Last week was the first ever NHL Green Week. It was created in an attempt to showcase the League’s “greening programs and initiatives that are reducing the League’s environmental impact, while calling on fans and partners to accelerate a movement towards a healthier planet.” According to the US Environmental…

Weekly Links: Evander Kane accused of sex crime; Young Habs fan flagged on no-fly list; the Women’s Winter Classic; and more.

The Weekly Links post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media. Enjoy! The people of Swift Current continue to deal with the effects of Graham James’ abusive coaching decades later. [Globe and Mail] Ontario has a storied history of women’s hockey. Check out this look backwards at early women’s hockey from…

How do you “green” the NHL? Cut down on the games!

“In the US, only 16 per cent of citizens follow science,” says Allen Hershkowitz, president of the Green Sports Alliance (GSA), the biggest environmental association in sports, consisting of 320 teams and venues in 20 leagues across 14 countries. “But 71 per cent of people follow sports.  If you want to reach a lot of…

Weekly Links: Detroit’s new arena; Maple Leafs hire analytics expert; New rating system for helmets; Panthers no longer employ cheerleaders, and more

Welcome to Hockey in Society’s Weekly Links post. This feature highlights articles or blog entries that are related to Hockey in Society’s areas of interest and that may be of interest to the site’s readers. Please check out some of the great writing that is happening in the hockey media and blogosphere! A closer look…