Finding Hope: One Story of Hockey, Mental Illness, and Community

*Trigger Warning* Post touches on suicide. Characterized as a community, hockey has the potential to create a space for the formation of connections and a feeling of belonging.  The possible positive effects of participating in a hockey community have begun to be documented for more active participants – players, coaches or parents – but are…

Weekly Links: HHOF 2017 class; Exciting developments for NWHL and CWHL in 2017-18; NCAA expansion?; and more

The Weekly Links post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media. The Hockey Hall of Fame announced its 2017 class this week: Danielle Goyette, Teemu Selanne, Dave Andreychuk, Mark Recchi, Paul Kariya will enter as players; Jeremy Jacobs (Boston Bruins owner) and Clare Drake (University of Alberta coach in the CIS/U…

Weekly Links: The stresses of life as a hockey spouse; The development of EA’s NHL video game series; and more

The Weekly Links post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media. Enjoy! Rest in peace Matthew Wuest, founder of the popular and impactful website Cap Geek. Matthew passed away from cancer this week. [Puck Daddy] If you missed Vicky Grygar’s open letter to CHL President David Branch about the compensation of…

Weekly Links: Popularity of NHL teams; Edmonton Oilers honor First Nations community; Charles Wang potentially selling majority share of Islanders; 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! Bob Nicholson is…