June 24th, 2017

Tracing the roots of Canada’s love for hockey


By Canadian Press on April 11, 2017.

Unpack what hockey means to Canada on the country’s sesquicentennial and you are immediately shin guard-deep in cultural touchstones: A Wayne Gretzky rookie card, a Starr skate, Roch Carrier’s story “The Hockey Sweater,” Jacques Plante’s trailblazing fiberglass mask, the lucky loonie buried in centre ice at the 2002 Olympics, a hockey stick wrapped in rainbow pride tape, a sledge hockey gold medal from the 2006 Turin Paralympics.


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