Le Sommet du hockey féminin

To read the English version click [HERE]. Par Barbara Ravel Le samedi 19 juin 2021, « c’est plus d’une soixante d’intervenants, de bénévoles, d’entraîneurs et de joueuses qui ont pris part au premier Sommet du hockey féminin. Durant cette journée de discussions, plusieurs constats et observations ont été faits avec l’objectif d’amener notre sport à développer…

#ForTheGame: Tales from the cutting room floor

Women’s hockey has long received the short end of the stick, but when the CWHL folded it laid bare how significant the disparities really were. Lack of viewership, sponsorship, media coverage, statistics, and wages are the common issues that come up but, with hindsight being 20/20, I realized that the lack of research on women’s…

Inside Saint Mary’s University Centre for the Study of Sport & Health’s Goaltending Symposium

Hockey is a slow game to adapt, painfully slow. Yet goaltending over the last quarter century has been completely revolutionized, far outpacing the myths the game thrives on. Hockey in Society alumus Cheryl MacDonald organized an interdisciplinary online symposium that brought together athletes and academics from science, social science, and arts backgrounds to discuss the…

Women’s Hockey Literature (Pre-2012)

Most sports films and novels focus on men’s sports and are intended for an assumed male reader, so much so that if one wants to find a story about women athletes or teams they have to specify “women’s sports films” or “women’s sports literature.” Women’s sports stories, on the page or screen, are comparatively rare…

Myth Busting, Part 4: “We need a new model”

Co-Authored by Courtney Szto and Brett Pardy Last year, we tackled three common myths that circulate around discussions of women’s hockey: Myth 1: “No one wants to watch women’s hockey“ Myth 2: “Time is all you need“ Myth 3: “You get what you deserve“ With the NWHL’s recent announcement that it will expand to Toronto,…

Women’s hockey and the never-ending call for more evidence

I was supposed to present the following discussion on women’s hockey at the 2020 Hockey Conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia this spring; however, due to Covid-19, the conference has been re-scheduled for 2021. I don’t anticipate being able to attend that conference but I think this is still a discussion that needs to be shared.…

Boycott? Grève? Que fait la PWHPA exactement?

For the English version click here. « Les deux grandes armes du travail dans la compétition industrielle sont la grève et le boycott. » (Strikes and Boycotts, 1921) Du moment où #ForTheGame a été annoncé le 2 mai 2019, le terme « boycott » a été rapidement employé pour décrire les actions de la PWHPA. Du National Post à…

Weekly Links: Willie O’Ree is on money and coming to screens near you, and more

The Weekly Links post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media. Willie O’Ree is now on official currency. The Royal Canadian Mint unveiled a Willie O’Ree commemorative $20 silver coin [William Douglas, NHL.com] The documentary Willie (check out Courtney Szto’s review here) will screen across Canada Feb 24th, if each location can…