Weekly Links: Harnarayan Singh makes history; Koelzer and Nurse talk diversity and women’s hockey; and more

The Weekly Links post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media. Enjoy! Leading us off, is a [New York Times] piece about Kelsey Koelzer and Sarah Nurse who are inspiring more diversity in women’s hockey. HNIC Punjabi’s Harnarayan Singh became the first Sikh to join Sportsnet’s Wednesday night hockey broadcast this…

Team Europe: The team with no past and no future

By Zuzana Botikova If the word “diversity” was looking for a good synonym, and it didn’t fancy “variety” or “difference,” it could use “Team Europe.” Can you use the word in sentence? Sure. “Team Europe is the basis of functioning democracy” … or something like that. Many still refer to Team Europe as to the…

“Good Guy Goalie” Myth?

By Zuzana Botikova Here comes yet another post about the ice-hockey phenomenon in the context of a small central European country – Slovakia. This time I shall be looking closer on the Slovak goalies… or, better to say, their image. It seems that these clumsy looking guys in their oversized gear steal the hearts of…

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…

Roundtable: 4th Annual IIHF Girls’ Hockey Weekend – Assessing the state of the game

Roundtables are an occasional feature on Hockey in Society. Roundtables will present brief commentaries from Hockey in Society contributors on pressing or timely issues within hockey and its culture, with the aim of presenting a diverse range of critical viewpoints on the topic under discussion. The International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) is hosting its fourth…

Weekly Links: Slow adoption of hockey analytics, University of Ottawa hockey team suspended, Olympian Shannon Szabados practices with the Oilers

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! Hockey was featured…