Links Round-up: Penguins White House Visit and potential NHL anthem protests; Flames and Calgary at odds over arena deal; NHL goes to China; 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. Due to some major stories this week, we are dividing up the links into sections. US Anthem Protests and Donald Trump Comments With Donald Trump lashing out at NFL protesters and…

This Just In: Hockey (and many of its fans) Still Racist

I haven’t written very much about Colin Kaepernick’s Black Lives Matter protest because I feel like it’s been covered very thoroughly and I haven’t had much to add.  Even when the Penguins and Crosby decided to go to the White House, I was disappointed, but didn’t really feel the need to write. Then, this morning,…

August Links: Dallas Stars oppose Texas bathroom bill; Red Wings disavow logo link to White supremacists; Critiquing the CWHL’s Chinese expansion; and more

The Weekly Links post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media. For the summer months, we will be posting monthly instead of weekly. Texas has proposed a problematic “bathroom bill” that will discriminate against transgendered people, causing some, including our own Cheryl Macdonald, to criticize the NHL for its silence and…

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…