Links Round-Up: Hayley Wickenheiser hired by Maple Leafs; Anders Nilsson tackles homophobia; Mental illness and hockey labour; and more

Formerly known as “Weekly Links,” our round-up of important and interesting pieces from the hockey blogosphere and media now appears every 2-4 weeks. The Toronto Maple Leafs made a number of front office hires, which included some notable positions for women: Hayley Wickenheiser becomes Assistant Director of Player Development and Noelle Needham as an amateur…

Guest Post: A Day for the Love of the Game and All Those Who Love It – Putting Aside Contentious Differences on “National Jersey Day,” in Remembrance and Reconciliation

Guest Post by Jordan Oelke Jordan is a recent graduate of the University of Guelph’s B.A Honours anthropology program, with a focus on Indigenous-settler relations and environmental anthropology. He is a life-long Toronto Maple Leafs fan and is looking to pursue a Masters in Germany starting in Fall, 2018. I am reminded of how important hockey…

Links Round-up: Fred Sasakamoose and Indigenous hockey trailblazers; Former NHL enforcers facing homelessness, addiction; NWHL’s Beauts bought by Pegula family; 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. [Editor’s note: Due to the holidays, this Links Round-up is appearing a week late] Fred Sasakamoose, who survived abusive residential schools and played 11 games for the Chicago Blackhawks in 1953-54,…

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…

Weekly Links: Reaction to cutting of UND women’s program; Wideman sued by injured linesman; Psychiatric disorders among ex-NHLers?; and more

The Weekly Links post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media. Enjoy! The University of North Dakota recently cut its women’s hockey team, under controversial circumstances. The university’s president enraged many by stating: “Women’s hockey is a boutique sport and never should have been at UND.” [Think Progress] Amy Menke, a…

Weekly Links: US Women’s National Team on strike; Maple Leafs fighting toxic masculinity; NHL going to China, Sweden; and more

The labour dispute between the US Women’s National Team and USA Hockey continues, with the athletes planning to sit out the upcoming World Championships. These two pieces highlight some of the unequal treatment afforded USA Hockey’s women athletes vs. their male counterparts. [CNN; The Ice Garden] In the latest twist, USA Hockey is trying to…