Category: Columns

We Brought Up Fighting In Hockey, And The Toxic Men Came Calling

We Brought Up Fighting In Hockey, And The Toxic Men Came Calling

Ian Kennedy- July 5, 2020

Rule number one to being a man - don't mention the fact, or even an opinion, that fighting is not a needed or necessary part ... Read More

Let’s Be Honest, Pro Sports Teams Changing Racist Names Isn’t Ethics, It’s Money Talking

Let’s Be Honest, Pro Sports Teams Changing Racist Names Isn’t Ethics, It’s Money Talking

CKSN Staff- July 4, 2020

Washington's NFL team released a statement this week stating they will undergo a formal review of the team's racist name and logo. It's about time. ... Read More

Empire Universe Podcast: Featuring Guest Josh Woodman

Empire Universe Podcast: Featuring Guest Josh Woodman

CKSN Submissions- July 4, 2020

In this episode of the Empire Universe podcast, host Luke Kelly talks to CFLer Josh Woodman. Woodman, who hails from Chatham, Ontario, and attended and ... Read More

Sports’ Socioeconomic Gap Widening During COVID-19

Sports’ Socioeconomic Gap Widening During COVID-19

CKSN Staff- July 4, 2020

Sports have always favoured families with money. With COVID-19 taking away public arenas and fields, the socioeconomic gap has been widened, and the ability of ... Read More

Now Is The Time To Ban Fighting In Hockey

Now Is The Time To Ban Fighting In Hockey

Ian Kennedy- July 3, 2020

Now is the time to ban fighting in hockey, permanently. With COVID-19 continuing on, leagues have an opportunity to revue rules, reevaluate, and make changes ... Read More

Eric Guest Continues To Speak Out Against Hazing, Racism, Toxic Culture In Hockey

Eric Guest Continues To Speak Out Against Hazing, Racism, Toxic Culture In Hockey

CKSN Staff- July 2, 2020

Former OHL hockey player Eric Guest continues to talk about hazing, racism, and the toxic culture he endured in hockey. Guest, a former member of ... Read More

Multicultural Mentors: Chatham-Kent Roots Blooming In Japan

Multicultural Mentors: Chatham-Kent Roots Blooming In Japan

Dwight Wakabayashi- June 27, 2020

By Dwight Wakabayashi There are many people with roots in Chatham-Kent that have gone on to blossom in countries and cultures all around the world. ... Read More

Carrie Carleton, A Chatham-Kent Athlete Who Came baCK

Carrie Carleton, A Chatham-Kent Athlete Who Came baCK

CKSN Submissions- June 25, 2020

Carrie Carleton (second from left) and her family Chatham-Kent sends athletes across Ontario, Canada, and the globe each year to compete athletically. Sponsored by baCK ... Read More

Empire Universe Podcast: Featuring Guest Jessie McPherson

Empire Universe Podcast: Featuring Guest Jessie McPherson

CKSN Submissions- June 24, 2020

In this episode of the Empire Universe podcast, host Luke Kelly talks to Chatham hockey player Jessie McPherson. McPherson will be attending the University of ... Read More

The Future Of Hockey Scouting

The Future Of Hockey Scouting

Matt Pepper- June 23, 2020

By Matt Pepper It's been a trying time for us all in the world this year.  All of the activities that we have become accustomed ... Read More

Who Were The Last 5 NHL Draft Picks From Chatham-Kent?

Who Were The Last 5 NHL Draft Picks From Chatham-Kent?

CKSN Staff- June 22, 2020

This week every year, the NHL Draft is held. Except for this year. COVID-19 has sent the entire world into a new era, and sports ... Read More

Entegrus Power Play: Vanroboys Named To Atlantic Hockey All-Academic Team

Entegrus Power Play: Vanroboys Named To Atlantic Hockey All-Academic Team

CKSN Submissions- June 19, 2020

Lucas Vanroboys with the NCAA's Bentley University This week’s Entegrus Power Play performance comes from Lucas Vanroboys, who finished a spectacular freshman with the Bentley ... Read More

Get Your Chatham-Kent Sports T-Shirt, Pre-Order Ends This Week

Get Your Chatham-Kent Sports T-Shirt, Pre-Order Ends This Week

CKSN Staff- June 17, 2020

For almost 10 years, the Chatham-Kent Sports Network has been writing about, celebrating, photographing, and promoting our local athletes, teams and organizations.Like many other businesses, ... Read More

5 Ways To Begin Decolonizing Sports

5 Ways To Begin Decolonizing Sports

CKSN Staff- June 17, 2020

Colonization is the act of settling among, and establishing control over the Indigenous people of an area. In Canada, Colonization has impacted every aspect of ... Read More