Racism in the Rink: The Devante Smith-Pelly Situation

It's February 17th, 2018. An exciting hockey game is going down between the Chicago Blackhawks and Washington Capitals at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. The third period was winding down, and the home team was up 7-1. The game was full of physicality and energy especially when Capitals right-wing Devante Smith-Pelly got into a … Continue reading Racism in the Rink: The Devante Smith-Pelly Situation

Under Scrutiny: Hockey Is For Everyone Month 2018

For the month of February 2018, the NHL will be holding their second consecutive "Hockey Is For Everyone" Month! They have partnered with many organizations, most notably the You Can Play Project, to show fans that regardless of race, sexuality, religion, or anything of that nature, they will be accepted in the NHL. Each team … Continue reading Under Scrutiny: Hockey Is For Everyone Month 2018

Pittsburgh Penguins Fail to Take a Stand

The Pittsburgh Penguins recently announced their decision to accept the invitation to visit the White House with the Stanley Cup. The team issued a statement defending their decision: “The Pittsburgh Penguins respect the institution of the Office of the President, and the long tradition of championship teams visiting the White House. We attended White House … Continue reading Pittsburgh Penguins Fail to Take a Stand