Links Round-Up: Mid-May

The links round-up post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media. The NHL continues to plot on its return, but other things continue around the hockey world: The CHL settled the class-action lawsuit against it for not paying minimum wage at a mere 16% of what the players were seeking. Since…

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,…