Joe Pack

Hockey

The Ultimate Ranking of the Best Hockey Films Ever

Great hockey movies are out there. It's just time to reconsider the rankings.
Joe Pack
1.18.19
olympics

The Americans Beating Canada Was the Best Outcome for Women's Hockey

Sorry, Canada, but Team USA's gold medal victory will help the game grow even more.
Joe Pack
2.22.18
olympics

Women's Hockey Has Never Been Better and Deserves More of Your Attention

With no NHL players at the Olympics, the timing is perfect for the compelling and underrepresented women's game to get more spotlight.
Joe Pack
2.9.18
Hockey

After Coming Out as a Transgender Athlete, Jessica Platt Is Ready to Inspire

Platt is the first openly transgender player in the Canadian Women's Hockey League. She told VICE Sports that her message is 'to not be afraid to be yourself.'
Joe Pack
1.15.18
using a platform to help others

Fighting the Good Fight: Sheldon Kennedy's Committed to Helping Sexual Abuse Victims

Former NHLer Sheldon Kennedy was a victim of sexual abuse. The documentary Swift Current details the impact its had on his life, and how Kennedy has used his platform to help other victims.
Joe Pack
11.6.15
eliminating stigmas

Repairing a Dysfunctional Los Angeles Kings Home

A trio of concerning off-ice incidents led the Kings to hire former NHLer Brantt Myhres, a recovering drug addict, as a player assistance director. He hopes to repair the hockey family and eliminate the stigma of not reaching out for help.
Joe Pack
10.19.15
nhl season preview

Ottawa Is Greater than the Sum of Its Parts

A careful look at this team's isolated parts is the best way to feel optimistic about Ottawa's chances in 2015-16.
Joe Pack
10.6.15
nhl season preview

The Calgary Flames Will Be worth Staying up Late For

The Flames are stacked on defence and could shine in a sparsely competitive Pacific Division.
Joe Pack
10.5.15
life after hockey

Exiting the Game: How the NHL's New Retirement Program Aims to Help Players in Their Post-Hockey Life

The NHL and the PA have formed a player development program designed to better help players transition into retirement, and succeed once their playing days are over.
Joe Pack
9.8.15
first chinese born player drafted to nhl

Andong Song Is Powering China's Growing Interest in Hockey

Andong Song, 18, became the first Chinese-born player to be drafted to the NHL this past June when the Islanders selected him in the sixth round.
Joe Pack
9.3.15
Hockey

Phil Kessel Was Never Loved in Toronto

Phil Kessel scored a lot of goals for the Leafs. That alone wasn't enough for Toronto fans to ever really embrace him.
Joe Pack
7.2.15