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…

A Day in the Life of Hockey Playing Moms

Hockey moms represent an integral pillar of hockey culture. So much so that in Canada there is a website called “Canadian Hockey Moms” dedicated to connecting and supporting all the rink moms. Gongshow apparel has even written an open letter to hockey moms expressing, “Thank you for giving us that extra 10 minutes on the…

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…

Re-Writing Sexism: A reflection on Wickenheiser’s legacy

Vice Sports published a piece in honour of Hayley Wickenheiser’s retirement titled, “Hayley Wickenheiser Didn’t Let Sexism Impede Her GOAT Career.”  The first time I read the title, it irked me the wrong way because, while it pats Wick on the back for “having thick skin,” it backhands other women for basically not, in Sheryl…