Links Round-up: IOC bans six women for life; Lovejoy donates brain for concussion research; the passing of Zarley Zalapski; 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. Ben Lovejoy has agreed to donate his brain to the Concussion Legacy Foundation after his death to help advance concussion research. He is the first active NHL player to do this.…

Links Round-up: Inside the hockey non-fiction publishing industry; Film about North Korean hockey; Who is overdue for Hall of Fame recognition?; 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. Hockey in Society contributor Cheryl MacDonald was featured in the Saint Mary’s University alumni magazine, for her research and postdoctoral position on LGBTQ inclusivity in hockey. [Maroon & White] An interesting…

Talking About Hockey Talks: The NHL and Mental Health

Every February since 2013, the seven Canadian NHL teams host Hockey Talks, a NHLPA led program aimed at “destigmatizing” mental illness. The effort was initiated by former Vancouver Canucks defenceman Kevin Bieksa after teammate Rick Rypien’s suicide in 2011. In addition to media spots, public service announcements, and the hashtag #hockeytalks, the team’s websites link…