Links Round-Up: The passing of Ray Emery; Mental health discussions; Hefford and O’Ree inducted; 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. Former NHL goalie, Ray Emery passed away during a recent swimming accident in Hamilton, Ontario. [The Globe and Mail] Stacy Lorenz from the University of Alberta discusses the deeply entwined culture…

Weekly Links: Oake family working to prevent drug addiction; “Smashville” in the hockey spotlight; PETA’s stand against catfish tossing; and more

The Weekly Links post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media. The family of Scott Oake (of Hockey Night in Canada) is helping to fund a drug treatment centre in Winnipeg. Scott’s son, Bruce, died at age 25 from an overdose of heroin. The family is hoping that its donations and…

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…

Weekly Links: Cultural aspects of the “concussion crisis”; Women’s hockey in Mexico, South Korea, India; and more

Matt Ventresca, Hockey in Society contributor and postdoc researcher at Georgia Tech, has a great piece on how addressing sociocultural factors, in addition to employing technological advances, is needed to reduce concussions in hockey and other contact sports. [Engaging Sports] Ken Campbell on how hockey agents are recruiting clients at younger and younger ages, and…

Weekly Links: Harnarayan Singh makes history; Koelzer and Nurse talk diversity and women’s hockey; and more

The Weekly Links post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media. Enjoy! Leading us off, is a [New York Times] piece about Kelsey Koelzer and Sarah Nurse who are inspiring more diversity in women’s hockey. HNIC Punjabi’s Harnarayan Singh became the first Sikh to join Sportsnet’s Wednesday night hockey broadcast this…

Tensions: The Changing Demographics of Hockey

At the end of January the Calgary Flames became the first Canadian team to offer commentary in a language other than English or French.  Flames TV Punjabi will be hosted by none other than Hockey Night in Canada (HNIC) – Punjabi Edition’s Harnarayan Singh.  Punjabi is the third most spoken language in Canada and, despite…