Finding Hope: One Story of Hockey, Mental Illness, and Community

*Trigger Warning* Post touches on suicide. Characterized as a community, hockey has the potential to create a space for the formation of connections and a feeling of belonging.  The possible positive effects of participating in a hockey community have begun to be documented for more active participants – players, coaches or parents – but are…

Links Round-up: Fred Sasakamoose and Indigenous hockey trailblazers; Former NHL enforcers facing homelessness, addiction; NWHL’s Beauts bought by Pegula family; and more

Formerly known as “Weekly Links,” our round-up of important and interesting pieces from the hockey blogosphere and media will now appear twice a month. [Editor’s note: Due to the holidays, this Links Round-up is appearing a week late] Fred Sasakamoose, who survived abusive residential schools and played 11 games for the Chicago Blackhawks in 1953-54,…

Weekly Links: Penguins win the Stanley Cup, Rogers sees solid ratings; CWHL’s bold expansion to China; Calgary mayor fires back at Brian Burke; and more

The Weekly Links post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media. The Pittsburgh Penguins are the 2017 Stanley Cup champions. A reported 650,000 people turned up to the parade in downtown Pittsburgh. An estimated 650,000 people turned out for yesterday's Stanley Cup Parade in Pittsburgh. pic.twitter.com/KM51TxOPIk — Breakfast Television (@BTMontreal) June…

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…

Team Europe: The team with no past and no future

If the word “diversity” was looking for a good synonym, and it didn’t fancy “variety” or “difference,” it could use “Team Europe.” Can you use the word in sentence? Sure. “Team Europe is the basis of functioning democracy” … or something like that. Many still refer to Team Europe as to the gimmick team, which…