Campus Life

Putting it on ice: Proceedings of the 2012 Hockey Conference


Second Call for Abstracts

Putting It On Ice V: The Multiplicity of Hockey-University of New Brunswick-Fredericton NB, Canada

July 6-8, 2016

The Hockey Conference invites a second wave of abstract submissions from scholars and artists in various fields, whose work engages with the sport of hockey (in its diverse forms) in a multitude of ways, including (but not limited to) artistically, historically,empirically, and conceptually.

 Submissions will be accepted effective immediately until March 4th,2016

 Hockey is a sport that is played and experienced in many different ways. This sport is ever changing, influenced by factors such as globalization, the market, health and safety concerns, and the diversity of those participating in it. This edition of the hockey conference seeks to provide an interdisciplinary forum for researchers to present their work and facilitate discussion surrounding the sport’s increased multiplicity related to the following areas:

- Gender and Sexuality - Community Building and Development - Race and Ethnicity

- Globalization - Embodiment and Ability - Business

- Media - Popular Culture - Literature

- Analytics - Family - History

- Journalism - And more…

During this conference, participants will explore the many ways we conceive of, experience,organize, and/or participate in hockey. We will investigate how the sport has changed or expanded and the resulting impacts of those changes on the multitude of ways we engage with the game. We are interested in presentations that address the sport’s diversity in all forms (including sledge hockey), at all levels of participation and competition and in any relevant geographic location or historical period. The Hockey Conference is a biennial event held in various locations that has been instrumental in the advancement of scholarship on hockey. The upcoming conference will be hosted by Dr. Jon Edwards of the Kinesiology epartment at the University of New Brunswick Fredericton Campus.

Further information on the conference, its aims, its history, and the upcoming edition can be located online You can also find us on Facebook under The Hockey Conference or on Twitter using @TheHockeyConf (#hockeyconference2016).

Format and Submission Guidelines

- Authors are welcome to submit more than one abstract, however, it may be impossible

to schedule sessions at different times, so please keep this in mind.

- Abstracts should be approximately 200 words in length and include the presentation title, the author’s name, affiliation, and contact information.

- Abstracts can be submitted via e-mail to



Edited by
   Lori Dithurbide (Dalhousie University)
   Colin Howell (Saint Mary`s University)





























 INTRODUCTION: Constructing the Hockey Family

Colin Howell (Academic Director, Centre for the Study of Sport and Health, Saint Mary’s University) and Lori Dithurbide (School of Health and Human Performance, Dalhousie University)   PDF

SECTION ONE: Hockey and the Community

Paul Bennett (Director, Schoolhouse Institute, Halifax, NS and Adjunct Professor of Education, Saint Mary’s University), A Family Squabble: What’s Behind the Quest for Genesis in the Canadian  Hockey World?  PDF

Stephen Hardy (College of Health and Human Services, University of New Hampshire) and Andrew Holman (Department of History, Bridgewater State University), Hockey Towns: The Making of Special Places in America and Canada  PDF

Eileen M. Angelini (Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures, Canisius College), The Enduring Image of Maurice Richard  PDF

Michael Kimaid (Bowling Green State University, Firelands College), “Buffalo is Hockey Heaven”: The Buffalo Sabres and a City in Flux  PDF

Bob Dawson (Community Development and Diversity Consultant, and Sportswriter), Report: Panel Discussions on Aspects of Black Hockey and the Black Ice Project  PDF


SECTION TWO: Film, Literature and Hockey

Fred Mason (Department of Kinesiology, University of New Brunswick), “Pure Hockey,” Community and “Canada’s Game” in Documentary Film  PDF

Jamie Dopp (Department of English, University of Victoria), Boys on the Defensive: Scott Young and the Myths of Hockey  PDF

Don Morrow (School of Kinesiology, Western University), “Screech Owls”: The Familia of Roy MacGregor`s Narratives on Hockey  PDF

David McNeil (Department of English, Dalhousie University), The Literature on Hockey`s Bad Boys PDF


SECTION THREE: Women and the Gendered Hockey Family

Danielle DiCarlo (Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education, University of Toronto), Real Women Don`t Wear Pink: Experience of the Body among Female Ice Hockey Athletes  PDF

Mila C. Su (Feinberg Library, SUNY Plattsburgh), Dreaming the Dream or Living the Dream? An Inquiry into the Status of Women’s Intercollegiate Club Ice Hockey PDF

Lynne Perras (Department of Communication and Culture, University of Calgary) “A Superior Class?” Hockey Moms in Minor Hockey  PDF

Julie Stevens (Department of Sport Management, Brock University) and Deborah M. McPhee (Goodman School of Business, Brock University), Coping Strategies for Working Parents with Children playing Competitive Hockey  PDF

Cheryl MacDonald (Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Concordia University), Manifestations of Masculinity among Major Junior Ice Hockey Players in Canada  PDF

Heidi Weigand (Centre for the Study of Sport and Health, Saint Mary`s University) and Albert J. Mills (Department of Management, Saint Mary`s University), “A Picture is worth a 1000 Words”: Analysis of the Role of Sport in the Management Textbook: A Study of Sports Images in OB Textbooks from 1992 to 2011  PDF


SECTION FOUR: Hockey in the Formative Years

MacIntosh Ross (Department of Human Kinetics, St. Francis Xavier University), Rules from Above, Resistance from Below: The MPAAA, NSAHL and Nova Scotia’s Amateur Hockey Crisis, 1902-1910  PDF

Lenard Kotylo (Independent Scholar, Society for International Hockey Research), The Role of Universities in the Development of Hockey PDF

Stacy L. Lorenz and Geraint B. Osborne (Augustana Campus, University of Alberta), “A Manly Nation Requires Manly Games”: Hockey Violence and the 1905 Manslaughter Trial of Allan Loney  PDF

Daryl Leeworthy (School of Music, Humanities and Media, Huddersfield University), The Skaters of Sydney and Streatham: Exporting Hockey to the British Empire between the Wars  PDF


SECTION FIVE: Constructing Contemporary Hockey Life

Jay Scherer (Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, University of Alberta) and Hart Cantelon (Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, University of Lethbridge), The Forgotten Series: 1974 WHA All-Stars vs the Soviet National Team: Franchise Recognition, Ageing Icons and Foreign Diplomacy PDF

Tobias Stark (Department of Sport Science, Linnaeus University), “How Swede It Is”: Börje Salming and the Migration of Swedish Ice Hockey Players to the NHL, 1957-2012  PDF

Laurence E. Holt (School of Health and Human Performance, Dalhousie University), Thomas W. Pelham, (Independent Scholar, Waverly, NS) and Jason Holt (School of Recreation Management and Kinesiology, Acadia University), The Hockey Life: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly PDF


Eileen M. Angelini (Canisius College) PDF