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THE TENTH INTERNATIONAL HOCKEY CONFERENCE

WHAT IS THE HOCKEY CONFERENCE?

As a sport, hockey has long thrilled people with its speed, skill, and beauty. Many people satisfy themselves with simply watching or playing the sport. For others, hockey is a muse, inspiring their writings – historically, critically, introspectively, analytically or simply to entertain or to describe.

In 2001, a group of passionate hockey folks developed this conference to provide a broad spectrum of like-minded individuals with an opportunity to gather and analyze the sport from many perspectives. The conference was inaugurated at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax NS with Dr. Colin Howell and has since travelled across North America to places such as London ON, Buffalo NY, and Victoria BC. It has become a biennial event that attracts scholars from all over the globe and organizers are hopeful that someday the event will travel to Europe.

Who's Speaking?

Savannah Newton
Savannah Newton
Hockey Nova Scotia Female High Performance...
Jessica Platt
Jessica Platt
Jessica is the first openly transgender woman to play professional hockey in North America, and one of few in professional ...
Dr. MacIntosh Ross
Dr. MacIntosh Ross
Dr. Ross is an Assistant Professor of Kinesiology at Western University in London, Ontario. His current research focuses on ...
Dr. Colin Howell
Dr. Colin Howell
Dr. Colin Howell is the founder of The Hockey Conference who recently retired after 50 years of service at Saint Mary’s ...
Rhonda Taylor
Rhonda Taylor
An original Kingston native now residing in Newmarket, Ontario, Rhonda was the chair organizer of the first Women’s National ...
Bob Dawson
Bob Dawson
Born in Dartmouth, NS, Bob Dawson was the first Black men’s ice hockey player in the Atlantic Intercollegiate Hockey League ...
Dr. Jay Scherer, Dr. Judy Davidson, & Rylan Kafara
Dr. Jay Scherer, Dr. Judy Davidson, & Rylan Kafara
Jay Scherer is a Professor in the Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation at the University of Alberta, where he has ...
Ryan Francis
Ryan Francis
Ryan Francis (Acadia First Nation) is active in the hockey community through the Female Indigenous Hockey Program as a program ...
Serge LeBlanc
Serge LeBlanc
Serge is a proud Acadian from Grande-Digue, New Brunswick. Known affectionately to his friends as “Bayo”, Serge has been a ...
Nicole Durand
Nicole Durand
Nicole is an elementary teacher in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Since high school one of her passions has been to increase the ...
Kurtis Gabriel
Kurtis Gabriel
Kurtis Gabriel is a Canadian professional hockey player for the San Jose Sharks of the National Hockey League (NHL). When not ...
Renee Hess
Renee Hess
Renee Hess founded The Black Girl Hockey Club (BGHC) in 2018 to unite Black women in the hockey community. Renee is the ...
Kaleb Dahlgren
Kaleb Dahlgren
Kaleb is a Type 1 diabetic, which led coaches and scouts to tell him and his parents that he would never be able to play ...
Angela James
Angela James
Angela James is a trailblazer of women’s hockey in Canada.  A black athlete who overcame various challenges during her ...
Kieran Block
Kieran Block
Kieran is a former Paralympic sledge hockey (parahockey player) who represented Canada at different times between 2011-2015. ...

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