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: 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…

Weekly Links: R.I.P. Gordie Howe; “Breaking out” for LGBT equality; diversity in the NWHL; Don Cherry signs multi-year with HNIC; and more

The Weekly Links post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media. Enjoy! Sad news this morning, as NHL superstar Gordie Howe, A.K.A. “Mr. Hockey,” passed away. He was 88 years old. [TSN; Sportsnet] There was some controversy about players like P.K. Subban and Kris Letang being “snubbed” for Canada’s World Cup…

Weekly Links: Evander Kane; Order of Canada recipients; Shady insurance projection of head injuries; and more

The Weekly Links post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media. Enjoy! If you are going to be in the Northeast in July, consider checking out The Hockey Conference being hosted by the University of New Brunswick. The conference is geared towards practitioners, academics, and coaches.  Bonus, you can hang out…

Weekly Links: Todd Ewen’s passing; Enhanced security coming to NHL games; Raising the bar for sports journalists; and more

The Weekly Links post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media. (And boy was there lots going on this week!) Enjoy! The NHL has mandated that all teams enhance security at games with walk-through metal detectors.  This change is supposedly brought on by recent shootings, such as the Parliament Hill shooting…