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Weekly Links: Cultural aspects of the “concussion crisis”; Women’s hockey in Mexico, South Korea, India; and more

Matt Ventresca, Hockey in Society contributor and postdoc researcher at Georgia Tech, has a great piece on how addressing sociocultural factors, in addition to employing technological advances, is needed to reduce concussions in hockey and other contact sports. [Engaging Sports] Ken Campbell on how hockey agents are recruiting clients at younger and younger ages, and…

February 4, 2013_San Diego _ California_USA_| Willie O'Ree was the first black man to play in the NHL in 1958, shown here at the Joan Kroc Center.   | _Mandatory Photo Credit: Photo by K.C. Alfred/UT San Diego/Copyright 2013 U-T San Diego

Weekly Links: Mike Comrie Rape Allegations; Corey Hirsh and Mental Health; Willie O’Ree’s vision loss; and more

The Weekly Links post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media. Enjoy! Retired NHL’er Mike Comrie is currently under investigation for rape allegations. [The Score] Corey Hirsch penned a must-read piece for [The Player’s Tribune] detailing his struggle with obsessive compulsive disorder. Looks like good news for the CWHL with an…

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Weekly Links: Bryan Bickell diagnosed with MS; Coyotes eyeing new arena; UAE viral hockey star

The Weekly Links post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media. Enjoy! Bryan Bickell or the Carolina Hurricanes has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. [Vice Sports] Former Vancouver Canuck, Brent Sopel, has decided to go back to school despite difficulties with dyslexia. [Daily Hive] The Arizona Coyotes have announced plans for…

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Weekly Links: Evander Kane update; Ruggeiro named Athlete’s Commission Chair; New You Can Play partnership; and more

The Weekly Links post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media. Enjoy! Gabriel Landeskog penned an important piece about concussions for the [Player’s Tribune]. Evander Kane has pleaded not guilty to his charges of non-criminal harassment, disorderly conduct and trespass. [Canoe Sports] Then when the¬†Buffalo Sabres wished him a happy birthday…