Category: Columns

Jamie Richards, A Chatham-Kent Athlete Who Came baCK

Jamie Richards, A Chatham-Kent Athlete Who Came baCK

CKSN Staff- April 14, 2021

Dr. Jamie Richards with his two daughters, wife, and dog. Chatham-Kent sends athletes across Ontario, Canada, and the globe each year to compete athletically. Sponsored ... Read More

Cult Dynamics In Canadian Junior Hockey

Cult Dynamics In Canadian Junior Hockey

CKSN Staff- April 11, 2021

Many of us have watched recent documentaries featuring cults like NXIVM, the Branch Davidians at Waco, or the Peoples Temple at Jonestown. But in Canada, ... Read More

How WNBA Owners Still Aren’t Betting On Women

How WNBA Owners Still Aren’t Betting On Women

CKSN Staff- April 10, 2021

Sue Bird - Photo by the Seattle Storm Last year, the Women’s National Basketball Association announced the implementation of a new collective bargaining agreement with ... Read More

What’s Wrong With The NHL? The Trapezoid Needs To Go

What’s Wrong With The NHL? The Trapezoid Needs To Go

CKSN Staff- April 9, 2021

In previous articles we have discussed a variety of potential changes to the NHL with the hope of making the game more exciting and interesting ... Read More

It’s A Woman’s Game, But It’s A Man’s World

It’s A Woman’s Game, But It’s A Man’s World

CKSN Staff- April 8, 2021

In the world of sports, games, leagues, and tournaments are often defined by gender, or identified by gendered terms - at least when women are ... Read More

Confronting Hegemonic Masculinity In Sports

Confronting Hegemonic Masculinity In Sports

CKSN Staff- April 2, 2021

Tom Izzo Picture the coach of a professional sports team, behind the bench, instructing their players, a crowd of screaming fans at an NFL football ... Read More

Chatham-Kent’s Bobbi Lancaster Was A Groundbreaker For Transgender Athletes

Chatham-Kent’s Bobbi Lancaster Was A Groundbreaker For Transgender Athletes

CKSN Staff- March 31, 2021

When we look at names of influential athletes whose roots run to Chatham-Kent, some obvious names come to mind. If Bobbi Lancaster isn't one you ... Read More

Dear Hockey Coaches: Thank You

Dear Hockey Coaches: Thank You

CKSN Staff- March 30, 2021

Dear Hockey Coach, You've been under fire lately. Your actions and words have never been more scrutinized. And you're expected to know everything there is ... Read More

Storytelling: A Method Of Passing Down A History And Expectation Of Abuse In Hockey (And A Solution)

Storytelling: A Method Of Passing Down A History And Expectation Of Abuse In Hockey (And A Solution)

CKSN Staff- March 26, 2021

I remember sitting in the dark on a bus. My Junior hockey team was loud in conversation on our ride home after a game. I ... Read More

Jeff Gardiner, A Chatham-Kent Athlete Who Came baCK

Jeff Gardiner, A Chatham-Kent Athlete Who Came baCK

CKSN Staff- March 24, 2021

Jeff Gardiner in the OHL Chatham-Kent sends athletes across Ontario, Canada, and the globe each year to compete athletically. Sponsored by baCK to Chatham-Kent, we’ll be ... Read More

Line Change: A Hockey Coming Out Story

Line Change: A Hockey Coming Out Story

CKSN Staff- March 24, 2021

Hockey isn't for everyone, despite the slogans and media. That includes the LGBTQ+ community. For those in the LGBTQ+ community, coming out can often be ... Read More

The ‘Great White Hopes’ Aimed To Rescue The White Man From A Black Boxing Champion

The ‘Great White Hopes’ Aimed To Rescue The White Man From A Black Boxing Champion

CKSN Staff- March 19, 2021

Jack Johnson (right) defeated Jim Jeffries in a 1910 boxing showdown - Photo by PA Images via Getty Images In 1908, in the height of ... Read More

Nicky Trinca, A Chatham-Kent Athlete Who Came baCK

Nicky Trinca, A Chatham-Kent Athlete Who Came baCK

CKSN Staff- March 17, 2021

Chatham-Kent sends athletes across Ontario, Canada, and the globe each year to compete athletically. Sponsored by baCK to Chatham-Kent, we’ll be featuring local athletes who have ... Read More

Take Our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion In Sports Survey

Take Our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion In Sports Survey

CKSN Staff- March 15, 2021

Please take our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Sports survey. This survey aims to collect information about the experience of individuals in sport related to ... Read More