South Asian Experiences in Hockey: “One” Narrative

I was supposed to give a three minute presentation about my doctoral research on South Asian experiences in ice hockey at the SSHRC Storytellers contest tomorrow in Toronto, Ontario. Unfortunately, due to extenuating circumstances, I will not be able join the other 24 finalists; however, because I was planning something a little different for my…

Weekly Links: St. Louis Blues shut down racist commenter; Nunavut girl’s program shut down; how the NHL is dealing with sexual assault and domestic violence; and more

The Weekly Links post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media. Enjoy! ICYMI we had two new posts this week: A guest post encouraging empathy for sexual assault survivors in the locker room [Ensuring the Co-Ed Hockey is for Everyone], and new contributor, Doo Jae Park wrote about identity and radicalization…

Soul on Ice: Racism and an Opportunity Missed

*Co-authored by Brett Pardy & Courtney Szto As part of Hockey is for Everyone Month (HIFE), the NHL promoted screenings of Soul on Ice: Past, Present & Future in franchise cities. We attended a free screening (sponsored by the Vancouver Canucks) as part of the Vancouver International Film Festival (no Canucks seemed to be in…

Weekly Links: Cultural aspects of the “concussion crisis”; Women’s hockey in Mexico, South Korea, India; and more

Matt Ventresca, Hockey in Society contributor and postdoc researcher at Georgia Tech, has a great piece on how addressing sociocultural factors, in addition to employing technological advances, is needed to reduce concussions in hockey and other contact sports. [Engaging Sports] Ken Campbell on how hockey agents are recruiting clients at younger and younger ages, and…

Weekly Links: Remembering the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl crash; Hockey Canada’s new transgender policies; World Cup of Hockey anthem controversies; and more

September 7 marked the 5th anniversary of the tragic airplane crash that took the lives of the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl (KHL) players and staff, as well as the airplane staff. R.I.P. [Sportsnet] It is 5 years since the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl crash killed 44 players/staff. 4 years ago we reflected on the tragedy. https://t.co/KLew23oIMB — Hockey in…