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…

Male Entitlement at the Rink

Privilege operates all the time and often in seemingly innocuous ways. I went to a stick n’puck session recently with a friend and I had to leave earlier than her. Stick n’puck sessions are usually co-ed; translation: 90-100% men. Due to the lack of women that usually show up to stick n’puck sessions, rinks don’t always delineate…

Things We Don’t Talk About: Residential Schools and hockey

Indian Residential Schools are a dark part of Canada’s history; it is a fact that we would probably prefer be swept under the rug.  The history of American slavery continues to be part of everyday vernacular (whether popular or not), yet residential schools and Canadian settlement really aren’t talked about. It wasn’t something that I learned about…

Camouflage jerseys: In support of, what exactly?

*Cross posted on The Rabbit Hole. I have noticed that the new National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL) has been showing a lot of military appreciation on its Twitter feed recently. If you like women’s hockey and supporting the troops, it seems they have a jersey for you: I wrote a piece in 2012 about the increasing…