Indian Horse

Book Review: “Indian Horse” by Richard Wagamese (2012)

Richard Wagamese’s Indian Horse (2012; Douglas & McIntyre) is a harrowing, yet ultimately uplifting, novel that explores the impact of Canadian residential schools on generations of Aboriginal Canadians.Why, then, is it being reviewed on a hockey blog? Although not necessarily a novel about hockey, Indian Horse centrally features hockey, and offers important insights about the…

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A Presentation on Race at The Hockey Conference

Last week I attended The Hockey Conference in Fredericton, New Brunswick. This conference only takes place every other year and attempts to bring together hockey enthusiasts of all kinds. We had everything from academics to coaches, and former NHL players to a Canadian paralympian in attendance. As a critical academic, it is both exciting and…

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Weekly Links: Women’s hockey in India; Lindros, Quinn headline 2016 Hockey Hall of Fame class; Changes at Hockey Night in Canada; and more

The Weekly Links post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media. Enjoy! A great profile of the Ladakh Women’s Ice Hockey Foundation, which is creating opportunities for women and girls in India to participate in hockey. [Women’s Hockey Life] The KHL is offically expanding to China, as the Beijing club Kunlun Red…

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Weekly Links: Mike Milbury in hot water; Scottie Upshall on Fort McMurray wildfires; South Korean women’s team focusing on 2018 Olympics; and more

NBC’s Mike Milbury landed in hot water when he suggested that Tampa Bay Lightning players should attempt to injure opponents when they make physical contact. Victoria Silverwood discussed the incident right here on this blog. [Hockey in Society] With raging wildfires decimating the city of Fort McMurray, Alberta, Scottie Upshall of the St. Louis Blues…

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Weekly Links: Shannon Miller speak about her firing; Rogers rues lack of Canadian teams in NHL playoffs; Unequal ice time for girls’ teams; and more

The Weekly Links post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media. Enjoy! Shannon Miller, who is being fired under contentious circumstances as the head coach of University of Minnesota-Duluth, speaks about her situation. [Curve] A good look at the NWHL and player salaries, and the conflicted feelings of athletes grateful for…

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Hockey While Asian: Personal reflections

Paul Kariya. Steve Kariya. Richard Park. Devon Setoguchi. Brandon Yip. Andong Song. Vicki Sunohara. Julie Chu. That’s about it isn’t it? All of the Asian hockey players of any consequence who have played at a high level?  Maybe I a missed a couple but you get the point – Asian’s don’t exactly have a storied…

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Weekly Links: Off-ice incidents raising questions about NHL culture; Women’s hockey labour; Hockey in Costa Rica and India; and more

The Weekly Links post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media. Enjoy! Patrick Kane’s sexual assault investigation is still ongoing, but the Chicago Blackhawks included him on their training camp roster. He, along with team officials, held a press conference that dodged the accusations and was widely critiqued for being “tone…