How Nationalism + Masculinity Affect Women’s Hockey

Every four years, hockey fans in Canada and the United States gather around their televisions and in bars to cheer on this generation’s best rivalry on ice: the US women’s national ice hockey team versus the Canadian national women’s team. The Pyeongchang final drew almost 3 million viewers (for a midnight start) in the United…

Renaissance Women Part 2: NWHL edition

Co-Authored by Brett Pardy and Courtney Szto Last month, we looked at one aspect that makes women’s sports far more interesting than men’s sports – that fact that women athletes have to cultivate a life beyond the playing surface. This is largely the result of different gender expectations, combined with a different high performance pathway,…

Links Round-up: R.I.P. Larry Kwong; Canucks host South Asian heritage celebration; CWHL/NWHL merger on the horizon?; 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. R.I.P. Larry Kwong, the NHL player of colour. Kwong, who was Chinese-Canadian, played briefly for the New York Rangers in 1948 and enjoyed a successful career in the Quebec Senior Hockey…

Links Round-up: The privatization of youth hockey; Women’s Olympic news and profiles; RIP Red Fisher; 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. JJ Adams and Patrick Johnston take an in-depth look at the privatization of Canadian elite youth sport, including hockey academies that can cost parents tens of thousands of dollars annually. [The…