Myth Busting, Part 2: “Time is All You Need”

Welcome to part two of the series Courtney Szto and I are writing on the dominant myths around the popularity of women’s hockey.  It is common for women’s professional hockey, executives, experts, and players to argue that it “takes time” for leagues to establish themselves, and to remember where the NHL was at the same point…

A Poorly Timed Joke: Gerry Dee’s CWHL promo tweet

Yesterday, comedian Gerry Dee tweeted out a promo video for the upcoming CWHL All-Star game. It was meant to be a light ribbing of some of the All-Star selections but it was met with mixed reviews. The @TheCWHL All-Star game is happening at @ScotiabankArena on January 20th at 1:30 pm. Tickets on sale now. Some…

Renaissance Women of the CWHL

Co-Authored by Brett Pardy and Courtney Szto. Women’s sports, on the whole, is far more interesting than men’s sports. That’s right, we said it. We make this assertion based on the fact that women athletes have to cultivate a life outside of the playing field, even if only to make ends meet. But subsistence purposes…

The Time for Women’s Hockey is Now

“The story of women’s hockey is a tale of unimaginable progress while at the same time only scratching the surface of how far there is to go” (Alana Paterson, Globe and Mail, 2017). The CWHL has a new commissioner in Jayna Hefford and the timing couldn’t be more perfect. Hefford is just the league’s second…

Links Round-up: Indigenous players excelling despite discrimination; Celebrating the career of Caroline Ouellette; New podcast on social issues in hockey; and more

Formerly known as “Weekly Links,” our round-up of important and interesting pieces from the hockey blogosphere and media now appears every 2-4 weeks. There have been some excellent posts on this blog in the past few weeks. If you haven’t done so, please check out Cheryl Macdonald and Courtney Szto’s writing on teaching about gender…