Luke Prokop Q&A: the Before and After of Coming Out as Gay
Edmonton Oil Kings blueliner Prokop, the first player under NHL contract to come out, caught up with the Hockey News to chronicle how his life has changed since he shared his story with the world.
Ty Nelson is Rounding Into an Enticing NHL Draft Prospect
The North Bay Battalion defenseman used last year to ramp up his game and the result is a player poised to get a lot of attention at the 2022 Draft.
Changing Hockey's Conformist Culture, One Team at a Time
Brock McGillis does groundbreaking work teaching major junior teams about inclusivity. Despite enthusiastic participation from teams like the Saint John Sea Dogs, getting total buy-in from major hockey leagues remains a difficult mountain to summit.
Ranking the Best Developmental Programs in North America
Our prospect expert surveyed scouts, agents and NHL GMs to find the most coveted teams in junior and the NCAA.
Ontario Government Gives OHL $2.35 Million in Taxpayer Money
Under the guise of urging people to get active, the OHL-friendly government is giving the league money to fund its scholarship program. How that will get people off the couch is anyone's guess.
LGBTQ+ Inclusivity in Hockey: What's Wrong, and What Must Change?
From the NHL to the grassroots, hockey has made strides in becoming a more welcoming environment for the LGBTQ+ community. But numerous barriers remain. What are the next steps, and what does the future look like?
Psychedelic Mushrooms, Lawsuits and More: It's Never Boring For Daniel Carcillo
As he launches a company aiming to treat traumatic brain injuries with psychedelics, the always-outspoken Carcillo catches up with The Hockey News to discuss everything from brain injuries to abuse in major junior.
2021 Team Canada is the Greatest to Not Win a World Junior Title
Prior to the gold medal game, people were talking about this being Canada's best team ever in the WJC. Turns out it wasn't even the best team in the tournament.
'You Don't Forget the Pain. You Bleed.' Former Jr. Star Recounts Hazing, Sexual Abuse
Fred Ledlin was hazed by four different junior teams when he was a teenager and he largely kept quiet about it for 40 years. But four decades later, he's finding his voice and speaking out against the sexual abuse he suffered.
Former Sting Fritsche Describes Team as 'A Completely Toxic Environment'
One of 14 players who filed affidavits in the proposed hazing/abuse class action lawsuit against the CHL, Dan Fritsche managed to have an NHL career despite the enduring scars left from his time in Sarnia.
Former Junior Player Says Rookie Abuse Was, 'More Confusing and Damaging' Than Brain Cancer
Gene Chiarello played four years in the Ontario League that were largely positive ones. But he joined a proposed class action lawsuit against junior hockey because of the abuse he suffered in his rookie season.
Shocking Allegations in CHL Lawsuit Detail Sexual Abuse and 'A Deviant Culture'
Some players are carrying the scars of their experience 40 years after the fact while one expert claims, 'Hockey hazing continues to this day with management fully aware of its presence.'
QMJHL Players Look Destined to Once Again Be Bubble Boys
The Quebec League postponed almost as many games as it played, then shut down a month early trying to play the conventional format and appears headed for bubble play again.