Tags: Hockey, Ice

An Academic Take on Sports Rivalries

When the Eagles face the Cowboys on Sunday and the Patriots face the Jets on Monday night, two fierce N.F.L. rivalries will be renewed. But where do they rank among all the bitter rivalries in North American sports? Any list of “greatest sports rivalries” is bound to be disputed. Make such a list, and be…

The Only Women’s Pro Hockey League in America Plays On

During her first five years playing professional women’s hockey, Kaleigh Fratkin built relationships with dozens of teammates whom she knew shared a common ideology about their sport. This summer, when Fratkin saw many of those former linemates around Boston, where she lives, the meetings had turned unsettling. “I personally have had these weird, awkward kind…