Highlights / hockey

The Link

The LINK Online, Oct. 4,5,6, 2017

Your hosts, Lynn and Marc  ( audio below- video of show at bottom) Conservative election promise: cut foreign aid by 25% As the various political leaders travel across the country making various policy announcements about things they would do if» 

Arts and Entertainment, International, Society

Hockey- the human cost of fighting

The National Hockey League regular season games begin today.  When it comes to hockey, arguably Canada’s favourite sport, the funny saying goes, “I went to see the fights and a hockey game broke out”. Many ardently believe the deliberately hard» 

Arts and Entertainment, International

Fledgling women’s hockey league folds

It began in 2007 to promote hockey as a professional sport option for women, but now the Canadian Women’s Hockey League (CWHL) Board of Directors has announced that the league cannot continue and will cease operations on May 1. A» 

Arts and Entertainment, International, Society

Canada History: March 18, 1892: The greatest trophy in hockey

In the late 1800’s ice hockey was gaining in popularity thoughout North America, especially in Canada, as well as in some northern U.S cities, where it had been introduced as much by Canadian students studying at U.S. universities as any» 

The Link

The LINK Online, Mar. 8-9-10, 2019

Your hosts Lynn, Terry, Marie-Claude, and Marc (video of show at bottom) Canada’s Prime Minister insists “no inappropriate pressure” in SNC Lavalin case The SNC Lavalin scandal as it’s being called continues to dog the Liberal government of Prime Minister» 

Arts and Entertainment, Health, Society

New rules to control aggressive hockey parents in Quebec

Hockey is unfortunately known almost as much for fights on the ice as for the quality of play. Sometimes however in minor hockey events, rude behaviour, offensive language, screaming, inciting players on the ice to fight, threatening referees and so» 

Arts and Entertainment, International, Society

National Hockey League and Players Association celebrate Black History Month

For the first time, the NHL will be adapting the thrust of its February campaign of “hockey is for everyone” to a focus of celebrating Black History Month. The league (NHL) and the players association (NHLPA) have joined to mark» 

Arts and Entertainment, Society

Hockey night at ‘the fights’

Unlike world football (soccer) where a touch by one player can leave the other apparently reeling in agony on the ground, Canadian hockey is a completely different matter. In fact, there’s a well-used somewhat tongue-in-cheek saying in Canada which references» 

Arts and Entertainment, International, Society

The Hockey Song- Hall of Fame

It was 45 years ago that country star “Stompin’ Tom Connors” introduced “The Hockey Song”.  Ever since literally millions of fans have sung the unofficial anthem at hockey games throughout Canada, and in the U.S. This weekend before a home» 

Arts and Entertainment, Economy, Society

Profiting from tragedy: poor judgement, misunderstandings and outright scams

The Humboldt Broncos tragedy: Hockey league latest to come under criticism A small town hockey team from Humboldt Saskatchewan were travelling by bus to a match when a collision with a truck virtually wiped out the team.   The April 6»