Myth Busting, Part 2: “Time is All You Need”

Welcome to part two of the series Courtney Szto and I are writing on the dominant myths around the popularity of women’s hockey.  It is common for women’s professional hockey, executives, experts, and players to argue that it “takes time” for leagues to establish themselves, and to remember where the NHL was at the same point…

Indigenous hockey firsts?: Who counts and who doesn’t

Hockey Canada recently announced the women’s roster that will be playing at the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics. On that roster is Brigette Lacquette, a Cote First Nations woman from Mallard, Manitoba. When Lacquette was included on this year’s roster numerous outlets such as Color of Hockey, Sportsnet, and the CBC all tweeted articles touting Lacquette…

Weekly Links: Breastfeeding hockey player goes viral; Hockey Night in Canada makes changes; CIS/NCAA players brawl; and more

The Weekly Links post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media. Enjoy! A Facebook post of a mother breastfeeding her baby before stepping on the ice in full gear has gone viral, and is being lauded for showing how nursing mothers can remain active athletes. [Huffington Post] The NWHL is working…

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…