Links Round-up: Fred Sasakamoose and Indigenous hockey trailblazers; Former NHL enforcers facing homelessness, addiction; NWHL’s Beauts bought by Pegula family; 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. [Editor’s note: Due to the holidays, this Links Round-up is appearing a week late] Fred Sasakamoose, who survived abusive residential schools and played 11 games for the Chicago Blackhawks in 1953-54,…

Links Round Up: Ovechkin backs “Team Putin”; Kerry Fraser’s rare disease; Habs named in Paradise Papers; 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. A Stanley Cup monument has been erected in Ottawa, Canada to commemorate the 125th anniversary of the coveted Cup. [CBC] Alex Ovechkin posted on his Instagram account that he would be…

Weekly Links: HHOF 2017 class; Exciting developments for NWHL and CWHL in 2017-18; NCAA expansion?; and more

The Weekly Links post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media. The Hockey Hall of Fame announced its 2017 class this week: Danielle Goyette, Teemu Selanne, Dave Andreychuk, Mark Recchi, Paul Kariya will enter as players; Jeremy Jacobs (Boston Bruins owner) and Clare Drake (University of Alberta coach in the CIS/U…

Weekly Links: Chinese KHL team to launch new CWHL franchise; Addressing the dearth of female referees; Marc Savard on concussion struggles; and more

The Weekly Links post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media. The CWHL is adding a new franchise, which will be operated by the KHL’s Chinese club, Kunlun Red Star. The team is intended to help develop China’s women’s hockey program. [The Ice Garden] Thomas Greiss, New York Islanders and Team…

Weekly Links: Revelations from lawsuit against OHL and WHL; Dallas Stars troll Trump; UK hockey milestones; and more

The ongoing court case by former players against the OHL and WHL has revealed some interesting information that was previously hidden. One finding is the vast disparity between the wealthy teams, which make millions of dollars in profit, and other teams that are losing money. [Sportsnet] Meanwhile, Ken Campbell reports that the CHL’s own filings…

Weekly Links: NWHL’s transgender policy; Hockey culture’s “inferiority complex”; Steve Downie critiques Don Cherry; and more

After a holiday hiatus, the Weekly Links are back! The Weekly Links post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media. Enjoy! The NWHL has released a comprehensive policy on transgender athletes competing in its league. Jen Neale breaks down the policy, which was crafted in consultation with You Can Play and…