The Dream Gap Tour: A lesson in barnstorming

Next weekend the Professional Women’s Hockey Players Association (PWHPA) will kick off its Dream Gap Tour in Toronto, Ontario. The Dream Gap refers to the fact that little boys can dream of being a professional hockey player but little girls have no such equivalent dream to chase.  In the PWHPA’s press release for the tour,…

Weekly Links: Sexual assault investigation after Penguins’ game; Oilers’ arena bathroom controversy; Sidney Crosby’s concussion; and more

The Weekly Links post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media. The Pittsburgh police are investigating after a woman reported that she was sexually assaulted in a washroom at PPG Paints Arena during the most recent Penguins playoff game. [The Score] The Edmonton Oilers have decided that the needs of their…

Re-Writing Sexism: A reflection on Wickenheiser’s legacy

Vice Sports published a piece in honour of Hayley Wickenheiser’s retirement titled, “Hayley Wickenheiser Didn’t Let Sexism Impede Her GOAT Career.”  The first time I read the title, it irked me the wrong way because, while it pats Wick on the back for “having thick skin,” it backhands other women for basically not, in Sheryl…

Weekly Links: Stadium Series reaction; NHL joins the advanced stats movement; Larionov on Soviet and North American styles; and more

The Weekly Links post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media. Enjoy! With the NHL entering the advanced stats business, a movement built on the backs of fan’s free and collaborative labour, HIS conributor Sunil Agnihotri has a great analysis of the significance of this shift. [The Superfan] Reina De La Isla…

Weekly Links: Developing a critical approach to analyzing hockey; Ending the sexist “puck slut” label; Follow up to the World Junior Championship and the NHL Winter Classic; 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! Zuzana Botiková, who…