Weekly Links: Chinese KHL team to launch new CWHL franchise; Addressing the dearth of female referees; Marc Savard on concussion struggles; and more

      The CWHL is adding a new franchise, which will be operated by the KHL’s Chinese club, Kunlun Red Star. The team is intended to help develop China’s women’s hockey program. [The Ice Garden] Thomas Greiss, New York Islanders and Team Germany goaltender, has drawn sharp criticism for sharing a meme on Instagram…

Elliotte Friedman and the Dangerous Partial Truth about Concussions

I was eating dinner during Game 5 of the Capitals/Penguins series last night when I heard Elliotte Friedman referencing an academic journal about concussions during the second intermission. You don’t often hear hockey pundits talking about academic research so that got me out of my seat.  I walked into the living room and witnessed Friedman…

Weekly Links: Sexual assault investigation after Penguins’ game; Oilers’ arena bathroom controversy; Sidney Crosby’s concussion; and more

The Weekly Links post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media. The Pittsburgh police are investigating after a woman reported that she was sexually assaulted in a washroom at PPG Paints Arena during the most recent Penguins playoff game. [The Score] The Edmonton Oilers have decided that the needs of their…

Weekly Links: St. Louis Blues shut down racist commenter; Nunavut girl’s program shut down; how the NHL is dealing with sexual assault and domestic violence; and more

The Weekly Links post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media. Enjoy! ICYMI we had two new posts this week: A guest post encouraging empathy for sexual assault survivors in the locker room [Ensuring the Co-Ed Hockey is for Everyone], and new contributor, Doo Jae Park wrote about identity and radicalization…

Talking About Hockey Talks: The NHL and Mental Health

Every February since 2013, the seven Canadian NHL teams host Hockey Talks, a NHLPA led program aimed at “destigmatizing” mental illness. The effort was initiated by former Vancouver Canucks defenceman Kevin Bieksa after teammate Rick Rypien’s suicide in 2011. In addition to media spots, public service announcements, and the hashtag #hockeytalks, the team’s websites link…