Guest Post: Apna Hockey – Growing the game

Guest post by Lali Toor My name is Lali Toor and I am the Founder/President of Apna Hockey, the very first South Asian based ice hockey network. With the help of our co-founder and former professional South Asian hockey player Dampy Brar we have focused on establishing working relationships within the South Asian hockey community…

Links Round-Up: USWNT adds Olympic Gold Medal to off-ice legacy; Putin cheers OAR Gold; NHLers speak out on gun violence; 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. The US Women’s National Team won its first Olympic Gold Medal since 1998 at PyeongChang 2018. This only adds to the players’ well-deserved off-ice legacy of fighting successfully against USA Hockey…

Weekly Links: US Women’s National Team on strike; Maple Leafs fighting toxic masculinity; NHL going to China, Sweden; and more

The labour dispute between the US Women’s National Team and USA Hockey continues, with the athletes planning to sit out the upcoming World Championships. These two pieces highlight some of the unequal treatment afforded USA Hockey’s women athletes vs. their male counterparts. [CNN; The Ice Garden] In the latest twist, USA Hockey is trying to…

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: Critiquing media coverage of Harrison Browne; Questioning violence in UK hockey; Marketing Auston Matthews; and more

The Weekly Links post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media. Enjoy! A really insightful and thoughtful critique of masculinity in hockey and media coverage on the announcement by  Harrison Browne, of the NWHL Buffalo Beauts, that he is a transgendered man. A really important read that is definitely worth your time…