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…

Weekly Links: Cultural aspects of the “concussion crisis”; Women’s hockey in Mexico, South Korea, India; and more

Matt Ventresca, Hockey in Society contributor and postdoc researcher at Georgia Tech, has a great piece on how addressing sociocultural factors, in addition to employing technological advances, is needed to reduce concussions in hockey and other contact sports. [Engaging Sports] Ken Campbell on how hockey agents are recruiting clients at younger and younger ages, and…

Weekly Links: Revelations from lawsuit against OHL and WHL; Dallas Stars troll Trump; UK hockey milestones; and more

The ongoing court case by former players against the OHL and WHL has revealed some interesting information that was previously hidden. One finding is the vast disparity between the wealthy teams, which make millions of dollars in profit, and other teams that are losing money. [Sportsnet] Meanwhile, Ken Campbell reports that the CHL’s own filings…

Weekly Links: Critiquing media coverage of Harrison Browne; Questioning violence in UK hockey; Marketing Auston Matthews; and more

The Weekly Links post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media. Enjoy! A really insightful and thoughtful critique of masculinity in hockey and media coverage on the announcement by  Harrison Browne, of the NWHL Buffalo Beauts, that he is a transgendered man. A really important read that is definitely worth your time…