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Justine B. Allen and Colleen Reid

purpose of this article is to describe the process undertaken by one National Governing Body of Sport (NGB) to deliver a learning and development program to support women hockey coaches in Scotland—the Scottish Hockey Women in Coaching (WiC) program. Development began in 2012 with foundational research

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Spencer Riehl, Ryan Snelgrove and Jonathon Edwards

changing environment, where focus has shifted from competitive focus to an increase in athlete development and enjoyment. Although organizational change occurred for the Ontario Soccer Association, hockey organizations in Canada have been slow to make similar changes. Scholars have recognized that hockey

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Kari Roethlisberger, Vista Beasley, Jeffrey Martin, Brigid Byrd, Krista Munroe-Chandler and Irene Muir

types. For example, girls who participate in sport benefit from increased confidence, self-esteem, social well-being, and empowerment ( Eime et al., 2013 ; Pedersen & Seidman, 2004 ; United Nations, 2007 ), and benefits specific to female ice hockey players include character development, academic

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Cheryl A. MacDonald

Ryan Getzlaf, captain of the National Hockey League’s (NHL) Anaheim Ducks, was fined $10,000 for calling someone a “cock sucker” in a game during the 2017 playoffs ( Chidley-Hill, 2017 ). The incident raised questions about whether or not the fine was appropriate, whether or not his apology was

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Daniel Wigfield and Ryan Snelgrove

professionalization ( Armentrout & Kamphoff, 2011 ; Hyman, 2009 ). Within Canada, minor hockey programming is often a focal point of such criticism. As Campbell and Parcels ( 2013 ) argued, the Canadian hockey system is sold to families as a hyper-competitive path to the professional ranks; therefore, an extensive

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John Wong

By Stephen Hardy and Andrew C. Holman. Published in 2018 by the University of Illinois Press (582 pp., $125.00 USD, Hardback, $29.95 USD Paperback). Anyone who follows the careers of Steve Hardy and Andrew Holman would know their passion for the history of hockey, and Hockey: A Global

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Ryan W. Guenter, John G.H. Dunn and Nicholas L. Holt

competitive sport systems, particularly in the sport of ice hockey ( Malloy, 2011 ). However, as noted previously, there is a dearth of research examining the roles and perceptions of scouts in the TID process. This may, in part, be due to difficulties in recruiting scouts to participate in studies because

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Robyn F. Madden, Kelly A. Erdman, Jane Shearer, Lawrence L. Spriet, Reed Ferber, Ash T. Kolstad, Jessica L. Bigg, Alexander S.D. Gamble and Lauren C. Benson

Ice hockey is characterized by short bursts of high-intensity physical exertion, 1 which requires athletes to simultaneously execute skilled maneuvers. 2 In addition, physicality (ie, body contact) is a necessary component of game play, particularly in men’s ice hockey where body checking is

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Patrick Delisle-Houde, Nathan A. Chiarlitti, Ryan E.R. Reid and Ross E. Andersen

Ice hockey is a physically demanding contact sport that requires players to perform repeated bouts of high-energy output shifts lasting 30 to 80 seconds. 1 , 2 Ice hockey players are required to develop many physical attributes such as speed, agility, and flexibility to perform optimally in the

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Christina A. Geithner, Claire E. Molenaar, Tommy Henriksson, Anncristine Fjellman-Wiklund and Kajsa Gilenstam

the “relative age effect” (RAE). RAEs have been observed in many team sports ( Cobley et al., 2009 ) and in men’s ice hockey, where players born in Q1 are consistently overrepresented relative to those born later in the year (e.g.,  Baker, Cobley, et al., 2010 ; Barnsley & Thompson, 1988 ; Grondin