Links Round-up: Remembering Gord Downie; New Mexican Hockey League logos; Ken Dryden on concussions; 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. Gord Downie, lead singer of The Tragically Hip, has passed away. The hockey community has remembered his life and legacy, including the many intersections between his artistry and hockey. RIP, Gord.…

Elliotte Friedman and the Dangerous Partial Truth about Concussions

I was eating dinner during Game 5 of the Capitals/Penguins series last night when I heard Elliotte Friedman referencing an academic journal about concussions during the second intermission. You don’t often hear hockey pundits talking about academic research so that got me out of my seat.  I walked into the living room and witnessed Friedman…

Hockey Research at the 2014 “Putting it on Ice” Conference

Starting tomorrow in London, ON, hockey researchers and academics will gather at Western University for the fourth Putting it on Ice Conference. This conference, which was last held in Halifax, NS in 2012, is exclusively focused on scholarship related to hockey, whether that be sociological, political, historical, media, literary or economic research. Not surprisingly, there…

Weekly Links: Reaction to Shawn Thornton’s attack on Brooks Orpik; Big news in Canadian women’s hockey; Academic conferences on hockey research; and more

Welcome to Hockey in Society’s Weekly Links post. This feature highlights articles or blog entries that are related to Hockey in Society’s areas of interest and that may be of interest to the site’s readers. Please check out some of the great writing that is happening in the hockey media and blogosphere! The attack by…