Keeping the Dream Alive: Toronto Dream Gap Tour 2020

The PWHPA’s Dream Gap Tour rolled into Toronto for another showcase on January 11th and 12th, this time sponsored by Secret deodorant. This weekend was definitely a more intense version of the first showcase with more teams, games, venues, and peripheral events, all hoping to draw as many spectators and viewers to women’s hockey as…

“How Much Time Do I Have?”: Thoughts on Don Cherry

By Alvin Ma I don’t know if there’s a better way to discuss Don Cherry than to provide a 6-minute Coach’s Corner-style stream of consciousness rambling and saying the following: “How much time do I have? Let’s roll this clip!” This Molson Bubba beer commercial featuring Cherry was launched a week after making controversial comments…

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…

What’s in a name? A lot, actually.

As someone who has had her surname mispronounced on a daily basis, this is a topic pretty close to home. If you’re wondering, Szto is easier than it looks, sounds like See-toe. Someone forgot the “e” on my dad’s birth certificate leaving us with three consonants in a row. So my late grandfather’s name was…

Photo Essay: Toronto Dream Gap Tour

“Some women get erased a little at a time, some all at once. Some reappear. Every woman who appears wrestles with the forces that would have her disappear. She struggles with the forces that would tell her story for her, or write her out of the story, the genealogy, the rights of man, the rule…

The Dream Gap Tour: A lesson in barnstorming

Next weekend the Professional Women’s Hockey Players Association (PWHPA) will kick off its Dream Gap Tour in Toronto, Ontario. The Dream Gap refers to the fact that little boys can dream of being a professional hockey player but little girls have no such equivalent dream to chase.  In the PWHPA’s press release for the tour,…