Earlier this summer, the Canadian Women's Hockey League announced an expansion to China, of all places, in a partnership with KHL-based Kunlun Red Star to place a women's team in Shenzhen. The team will branch into two brackets -- a professional level and its under-18 counterpart -- and act as
I did not grow up with Hayley Wickenheiser. When she announced her retirement last week, unlike many hockey fans and journalists, I wasn't able to effectively look back on her career. My understanding of her 23 years of international play is secondhand; I've been graciously allowed to borrow context from
On Friday, Harrison Browne, a forward in his second season with the NWHL's Buffalo Beauts, publicly announced that he's a transgender man. It was a historic moment for North American professional team sports, and a series of scheduled features, interviews, and posts went live throughout the day. In the future,
This past Thursday, Cyd Zeigler, co-founder of SBNation's popular Outsports site, was quoted as voicing his frustration that there are no publicly out gay men in any of North America's major sports leagues. When pressed for the reason this might be, he stated that closeted gay athletes were "cowards&
The Boston Pride captured the first-ever Isobel Cup as the champions of the NWHL's first season. A week later, the team captured even more awards, sweeping the league's year-end awards. The league announced the awards via social media on March 20.
At first glance, it's a little hard to swallow