Keeping the Dream Alive: Toronto Dream Gap Tour 2020

The PWHPA’s Dream Gap Tour rolled into Toronto for another showcase on January 11th and 12th, this time sponsored by Secret deodorant. This weekend was definitely a more intense version of the first showcase with more teams, games, venues, and peripheral events, all hoping to draw as many spectators and viewers to women’s hockey as…

Meghan Agosta and the Stolen Jersey

‘Twas a few days before Christmas, when all through the house, Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; Hockey gear was drying slowly on the floor; When a surprise package from Meghan Agosta arrived at the door. Right before the Christmas of 2017, my teammate Bonnie had her house broken into in Vancouver.…

Book Review: Offside – A Memoir on women’s hockey

Teammate: I saw you on the television. Me: What was I doing? Teammate: You were at a book launch. That book launch happened to be for Rhonda Leeman Taylor and Denbeigh Whitmarsh’s Offside: Challenges faced by women in hockey. It was a small but mighty gathering on October 5th at the Original Hockey Hall of Fame in…

How Nationalism + Masculinity Affect Women’s Hockey

Every four years, hockey fans in Canada and the United States gather around their televisions and in bars to cheer on this generation’s best rivalry on ice: the US women’s national ice hockey team versus the Canadian national women’s team. The Pyeongchang final drew almost 3 million viewers (for a midnight start) in the United…