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Weekly Links: The decline of Canadian road hockey; Mexican women’s hockey growing; New details in players’ lawsuit vs. the CHL; and more

The Weekly Links post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media. Enjoy! Colin Horgan writes about the decline of a quintessential Canadian past-time, road hockey, due to urban regulation of public space and fear of letting children play freely. [The Guardian] Kate Cimini interviews Claudia Téllez, the star of the Mexican…

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Weekly Links: Trailblazer Willie O’Ree on his life in hockey; CWHL vs. NWHL at the Winter Classic; World Juniors news; and more

The Weekly Links post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media. Enjoy! Willie O’Ree, the first Black player to play in the NHL, wrote a piece on his experiences in hockey. [Player’s Tribune] While the inclusion of a women’s game as part of the 2016 Winter Classic festivities at Foxboro Stadium was a…

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The concussion scapegoat

It comes to something when we are no longer surprised about the periodic news stories telling us that yet another current or retired hockey player has been found dead.  Since the summer of 2011 when Derek Boogaard, Rick Rypien and Wade Belak all lost their lives to the more recent losses of Steve Montador and…

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Weekly Links: Todd Ewen’s passing; Enhanced security coming to NHL games; Raising the bar for sports journalists; and more

The Weekly Links post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media. (And boy was there lots going on this week!) Enjoy! The NHL has mandated that all teams enhance security at games with walk-through metal detectors.  This change is supposedly brought on by recent shootings, such as the Parliament Hill shooting…