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…

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: 2016 Blind Hockey Tournament; Kane & Kane updates; the Isobel Cup; and more

The Weekly Links post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media. Enjoy! The 2016 Canadian Blind Hockey Tournament took place in Toronto this past weekend.  Read the tournament recaps here [Blind Ice Hockey][Toronto Sun] The Calgary Hitmen of the WHL recently held their first ever multicultural night. [Global News Calgary] Scott Wheeler,…

Weekly Links: A look at the CHL “puppy mill”; more Patrick Kane; Brian Trottier writes to his younger self; and more.

The Weekly Links post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media. Enjoy! We’re starting off with a great article from [The Walrus] on the “puppy mill” that is the Canadian Hockey League. Read about how former Niagara Icedog, Sam Berg, is taking the league to court. [Vice Sports] takes a look…

Weekly Links: Clarkson Cup reaction; NHL marketing in China; Hockey new media and misogyny; and more

The Weekly Links post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media. Enjoy! Cogratulations to the Boston Blades, your 2015 CWHL Champions who won the Clarkson Cup in an overtime match against the Montreal Stars. [Stanley Cup of Chowder] Steve Dangle interviews the Blades’ superstar Hilary Knight about the Clarkson Cup win, her…

Weely Links: OHL players suspenced for social media misogyny; Nostalgia and the New York Islanders move to Brooklyn; An interview with Hilary Knight; Toronto Maple Leafs to play in China?; and more

Two OHL players, Greg Betzold and Jake Marchment, were suspended for 15 games each after their Tindr conversations with two women, which included a lot of abusive and misogynistic language, were made public. Sunaya Sapurji has a great article on the incident in light of the prevailing cultural attitudes in junior hockey. [Yahoo! Sports] Neate Sager’s…