Weekly Links: Reaction to cutting of UND women’s program; Wideman sued by injured linesman; Psychiatric disorders among ex-NHLers?; and more

The Weekly Links post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media. Enjoy! The University of North Dakota recently cut its women’s hockey team, under controversial circumstances. The university’s president enraged many by stating: “Women’s hockey is a boutique sport and never should have been at UND.” [Think Progress] Amy Menke, a…

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…

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…