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Blind hockey, clothing brand for cardiovascular research & The PWHL draft

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Our featured piece this week covers the Blind Hockey summer programs.

Attendees get to explore the sport and learn how to play the game.

“There are opportunities for participants who are blind and partially sighted from across this country that get on the ice and learn more about the game and potentially fall in love with it,”


Canadian Blind Hockey hosts programs for everyone; children, youths and adults.


Pride Nights are a sensitive topic right now so one of our contributors Andrew Willis wrote decided to dig into them. Hot topic, but always worth exploring.

We often quickly tag a player that doesn’t live up to expectations as ‘‘A Bust’’. Our contributor Ariel Melendez wrote about the consequences of using that label. It ain’t fun.

....+ two stories that haven't been covered yet on our platform

  • A new clothing line by a young hockey player to raise money for cardiovascular research

  • The PWHL held its draft on September 18th

Heartline apparel

Jacob Leguerrier was a fifth round pick by the Montreal Canadiens in 2019.

In April of 2022, as his hockey career was just starting to take off, he was diagnosed with Myocarditis due to Covid-19 complications.

He hasn’t played a game since and the sad truth is that he doesn’t know if he’ll be able to play hockey again.

Fast forward 15 months, and the 22-year-old is still dealing with multiple symptoms.

He decided to make lemonade out of the lemons he was served by launching a clothing brand called ‘‘Heartline apparel’’ to raise funds for cardiovascular research.

50% of all profits help directly the cause.

PWHL draft was a success on September 18th

We have the cities, we have the teams and some players have found their new home!

It got some nice coverage and the vibes were really cool apparently.

The 2022 women's college hockey player of the year, Taylor Heise got picked 1st overall.

As someone who has been in the sports journalism world for a long time, it was an important moment for the industry and for sport, in general. I've never attended a women's hockey draft with this type of grandeur. I met so many colleagues and the word that kept being repeated about covering and being part of this day was "honoured."

Shireen Ahmed , CBC reporter

That’s exciting times because things are getting real.

Are you ready for some women’s hockey?

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Tom Sychterz, Founder

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