Links Round-up: R.I.P. Larry Kwong; Canucks host South Asian heritage celebration; CWHL/NWHL merger on the horizon?; 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. R.I.P. Larry Kwong, the NHL player of colour. Kwong, who was Chinese-Canadian, played briefly for the New York Rangers in 1948 and enjoyed a successful career in the Quebec Senior Hockey…

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…

Hockey While Asian: Personal reflections

Paul Kariya. Steve Kariya. Richard Park. Devon Setoguchi. Brandon Yip. Andong Song. Vicki Sunohara. Julie Chu. That’s about it isn’t it? All of the Asian hockey players of any consequence who have played at a high level?  Maybe I a missed a couple but you get the point – Asian’s don’t exactly have a storied…