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OFFSIDE partnering with the Grindstone Award Foundation

SURPRISE!!!! We are please to announce that OFFSIDE will be partnering The Grindstone Award Foundation, a registered Canadian charity started by ex-pro hockey player Danielle Grundy to give back a portion of all proceeds from the book to sponsor young girls in hockey! #SheTheNorth #PassingThePuck #Womenshockey Check out this sweet article Grindstone wrote up about…

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At the Intersection of Leadership, Careers, and Women in Sport

1965. Outside. Snow is falling. Dull blades carve rough ice. Hear the crack of pucks and sticks. Timbered voices scratch the wind.  When I step on the ice, someone yells “offside!” But so are social customs.  I’m a young girl playing hockey. I’m infringing on so-called male turf, and my peers are all in a…

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All Walks of Life

In 1982, I had the “privilege” of being the first woman to sit on the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association (CAHA, now Hockey Canada) Board of Directors. At that time, the CAHA had already been in existence for 65 years.  During the first Women’s Championships in 1982, my colleagues and I had finally affiliated women’s hockey…

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A Collision of Values

After suffering from a life-changing spinal injury while playing hockey in 2004, I was left with debilitating chronic pain and little chance of a full recovery. I have always been passionate about safety in hockey, but my injury helped me realize just how important it was to continue pushing for the removal of checking from…

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Don’t Miss the #DreamGapTour

Rhonda and women’s hockey influencer Dan Harbridge discuss the upcoming #DreamGapTour hosted by the PWHPA, coming to a city near you! Don’t miss the chance to see the best of the world’s elite women play some darn good hockey! Tour Locations: Toronto, ON: Sept. 20-22 Hudson, NH: Oct. 4-6 Chicago, IL: Oct. 18-20 Tickets available…

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A Glorious Game

Women in hockey have been facing public backlash since the birth of the game in the late 1800s. But despite all the pushback, we’ve never stopped playing.  The earliest records of women “hockeyists” on file are photographs from the 1880s, which show both men and women playing the game at skating parties hosted by Lord…

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