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International, Society

NHL and its players move forward with anti-racism initiatives

In the wake of last week’s two-game players’ boycott that led to the postponement of two playoff games, the National Hockey League announced a series of anti-racism initiatives on Thursday. They include mandatory inclusion and diversity training for all players »

International, Politics, Society

Joining others, the NHL and its players cancel games to protest racism

Call it the bubble bursting. On Thursday–after apparently trying to skate past the issue for most of the week–National Hockey League players joined their professional brothers and sisters in sports leagues across North America to protest racism, police violence and, »

Society, Sports

CCM Hockey endorse Akim Aliu, commits to promote diversity in hockey

CCM Hockey, a designer and manufacturer of hockey equipment announced on Tuesday an endorsement agreement with the former National Hockey League player, founder of the Time to Dream Foundation and co-chair of the Hockey Diversity Alliance, Akim Aliu.  The Canadian »

International, Society

Ex-NHL coach Montgomery describes dismissal as ‘wake-up call’

Many, many years ago, I broke into the newspaper business under a city editor named Brodie Snyder, whose lessons remain with me today. One of them: complete the story from start to finish, no matter how long it takes. Which »

International, Society

Another NHL coach leaves under a cloud

Things are not getting any better for the National Hockey League. A day after Commissioner Gary Bettman delivered a stiff warning about abusive behaviour, the coach of the Dallas Stars, Jim Montgomery, was fired Tuesday for what the team called »

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Bettman vows to get tough on abusive personal conduct

Facing what could become a wider public relations nightmare, National Hockey League Commissioner Gary Bettman says the league plans to take action to do a better job of dealing with personal conduct issues. Speaking in Pebble Beach California while attending »

International, Society

Peters is out as Calgary coach

Bill Peters is no longer the coach of the Calgary Flames. The team’s general manager, Brad Treliving, told a press conference today he had accepted a letter of resignation from Peters. “Effectively immediately, Bill Peters is no longer a member »

Society

Aliu not happy with Peters’ apology as fallout continues

Calgary Flames coach Bill Peters still has a job–for now. How long it lasts remains to be seen. On Wednesday, Peters released the contents of a letter he sent to his general manager, Brad Treliving, apologizing for his actions 10 »

Society

Calgary Flames coach facing allegations of racism

For the second time in less than a month, hockey is back in the headlines for–what staunch supporters will tell you–are all the wrong reasons. In what seems like a heartbeat ago, everybody was venting–pro or con–about the firing of »