Incidents of sexual misconduct, and how they have been handled, highlight the lack of accountability in professional sports, and the problems that this situation creates.
The audience for women’s professional hockey is waiting to be recognized and realized by the same energy and commitment broadcasters devote to men’s hockey.
The ongoing influence of rape culture in men’s hockey prompts a contentious discussion about whether — and when — athletes involved in sex offences deserve a second chance from teams and fans.
Canadian skating rinks are diverse meeting and mingling places and seem to nurture respect, support and sociability, a new study stays.
Canadians love hockey and many play the sport well into their senior years. A researcher who spent time with a Silver Skaters league found their unique love of the game could help younger players.
Every year, about 10 per cent of youth athletes experience a concussion. Research shows there are steps we can take to help prevent these injuries, but we can’t be afraid to make changes.
Lessons learned from Canada’s favourite game can offer some wisdom during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Canadian sport is still allowed to police itself when it comes to dealing with abuse and harassment.
Pecking holes in a solid wood tree trunk would give you a headache, if not serious brain damage. What special assets allow a woodpecker to do it?
Watching the chances of victory change injects life into sports, both real and fantasy.
Hockey’s scandals don’t have to persist if the federal government and the leagues can come together around the new safe sport policies.
Without implying that Don Cherry is deserving of a second chance given his track record, it wouldn’t be a bad thing if bridged differences resulted in redemption instead of cancellation.
Attempts to disrupt or challenge normative, sporty masculinity has been met by outrage by those who cannot see nor hear the tribalism and male privilege of masculinized spaces like locker rooms.
Don Cherry and his supporters would do well to listen to others who are justifiably offended by his xenophobic comments, and learn from them. Canada would be an even better place for it.
Can Canadians pick up Don Cherry’s discussion from here, and have respectful and inclusive discussions about how we can do better in terms of how we treat and regard newcomers?
Don Cherry’s recent divisive and discriminatory comments remind us of how white hockey remains. It’s time to transform the sport into a more inclusive pastime.
Professional women’s hockey is trying to emerge from a crisis by creating a players’ union to improve pay and working conditions.
Organized sports can foster positive development in children. However, the competitive nature of youth hockey produces a pressure-to-win environment, where personal development is pushed to the side.
Our neural hardware responds differently when we perceive people to be on “our team.” This hard-wiring allows for both positive and negative biases.
The Toronto Raptors are NBA champions. The team’s success has propelled basketball’s lore to a level never before reached among Canadians. Will it surpass hockey as Canada’s favourite game?