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Weekly Links: Wick announces her retirement; Khaira’s first goal; LGBTQ inclusion in hockey; and more

The Weekly Links post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media. Enjoy! Arguably the best player in women’s hockey announced her retirement via Twitter this past week. Here are some great pieces looking at the significance of Wick’s legacy and career: [Victory Press] questions the role of media in creating legacy narratives…

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Weekly Links: NWHL’s transgender policy; Hockey culture’s “inferiority complex”; Steve Downie critiques Don Cherry; and more

After a holiday hiatus, the Weekly Links are back! The Weekly Links post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media. Enjoy! The NWHL has released a comprehensive policy on transgender athletes competing in its league. Jen Neale breaks down the policy, which was crafted in consultation with You Can Play and…

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Pride tape: Real change or rainbow washing?

On Sunday, the Edmonton Oilers took to the ice for their annual skills competition with rainbow coloured “pride tape” in support of LGBTQ (lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender-queer) communities and players. The tape was launched in late 2015 by the University of Alberta’s Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services (ISMSS) with the following approach: How can the hockey world…

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Weekly Links: No criminal charges for Kane; State and provincial tax rates affect on NHLers’ salaries; Is the NHL ready for an openly gay player? and more

The Erie County DA will not be bringing charges against Patrick Kane, bringing an end to the criminal investigation of him. [TSN] Meanwhile, this excellent collective post reflects on the accuser’s decision to withdraw from cooperating with the investigation, and the broad problem of sexual assault against women and the legal process around it. [SB…

Weekly Links: Joshua Ho-Sang and not fitting into hockey’s culture; Ottawa Gee Gees suspended for alleged “sexual misconduct”; Hockey community support for LGBTQ equality; 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! Steve Simmons talks…