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Weekly Links: Remembering the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl crash; Hockey Canada’s new transgender policies; World Cup of Hockey anthem controversies; and more

September 7 marked the 5th anniversary of the tragic airplane crash that took the lives of the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl (KHL) players and staff, as well as the airplane staff. R.I.P. [Sportsnet] It is 5 years since the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl crash killed 44 players/staff. 4 years ago we reflected on the tragedy. https://t.co/KLew23oIMB — Hockey in…

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Weekly Links: KHLer may face criminal charges for on-ice violence; Oilers ditch cheerleaders; The Tragically Hip’s hockey connections; and more

The Weekly Links post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media. Enjoy! Damir Ryspayev, a KHL player for Barys Astana, went on a violent spree in an exhibition game against Kunlun Red Star. Red Star is attempting to have criminal charges brought against Ryspayev for his actions. [The Hockey News] As…

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Weekly Links: Women’s hockey in India; Lindros, Quinn headline 2016 Hockey Hall of Fame class; Changes at Hockey Night in Canada; and more

The Weekly Links post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media. Enjoy! A great profile of the Ladakh Women’s Ice Hockey Foundation, which is creating opportunities for women and girls in India to participate in hockey. [Women’s Hockey Life] The KHL is offically expanding to China, as the Beijing club Kunlun Red…

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Weekly Links: Ukrainian club HC Donbass’ struggles since 2014 invasion; Russian doping scandal implicates women’s national team; NHL playoffs commentary; and more

The Weekly Links post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media. Enjoy! Rick Westhead has an excellent long form piece on hockey in Ukraine following the invasion by Russia in 2014. It focuses on HC Donbasss, a then-KHL team whose arena was torched following the invasion. The team has sat out…

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Weekly Links: Lack of respect for NCAA women’s championship; the WHA’s lingering impact on the NHL; 10 years of hockey Twitter; and more

The Weekly Links post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media. Enjoy! In case you missed it: check out great pieces on this blog from Alvin Ma on the Clarkson Cup championship in Ottawa and Courtney Szto on the NHL’s Green Week and environmental efforts. After capturing the NCAA championships, the…