June 28, 2023
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HOCKEY #6 – The Problem Hockey Won’t Name
The Hockey Canada scandal has become one of the biggest stories in the country. And now, hockey appears to be in the middle of a reckoning. But this isn’t the first time. There was another moment, just like this one.
Arshy Mann
Host & Producer
Jordan Cornish
Producer
Noor Azrieh
Producer

The Hockey Canada scandal has become one of the biggest stories in the country. And now, hockey appears to be in the middle of a reckoning. But this isn’t the first time. There was another moment, just like this one.

Back then, people tried to warn the hockey world — they were ignored. And even today, the sport won’t name the very specific issue they face. 

Hockey has a gang rape problem. 

 

Featured in this episode: Alexis Peters, Laura Robinson

 

To learn more:

Crossing the Line: Violence and Sexual Assault in Canada’s National Sport by Laura Robinson

“Hockey Canada sexual assault scandal” in The Globe and Mail

“Hockey Canada, CHL settle lawsuit over alleged sexual assault involving World Junior players” by Rick Westhead in TSN

“Toxic masculinity is part of elite hockey. We need a culture shift” by Alexis Peters in CBC Calgary

“‘We haven’t learned a damn thing’: Sexual violence is embedded in junior hockey culture” by Ian Mendes, Dan Robson, and Katie Strang in The Athletic

 

Credits: Arshy Mann (Host and Producer), Jordan Cornish (Producer), Noor Azrieh (Producer), Annette Ejiofor (Managing Editor)

 

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