For Canadians, hockey is the
game. Shared experiences
and memories—lacing up for the first time, shinny
on an outdoor rink, Sidney Crosby’s historic goal,
or the one scored by Maurice Richard—make hockey
more than just a game.
While the relationship between hockey and national
identity has been studied, where does the game fit into
our understanding of multiple, diverse Canadian
identities today? This interdisciplinary book considers
hockey, both as professional and amateur sport, and
both in historical and contemporary context, in relation
to larger themes in Canadian Studies, including gender,
race/ethnicity, ability, sexuality, geography, and reflects
upon all aspects of hockey in Canadian life: play,
fandom, sports broadcasting, and community activism.
Includes one chapter in French.