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Discussing hockey’s toxic culture and how to move forward


In our first ever WHL Book Discussion, we chatted with the authors of Game Misconduct: Hockey’s Toxic Culture and How to Fix It,  to learn more about the book and are joined by multimedia journalist, Erica L. Ayala.

Game Misconduct: Hockey’s Toxic Culture & How to Fix is written by Jashvina Shah and Evan F. Moore, with a foreword by Renee Hess (founder of Black Girl Hockey Club),  that goes in depth into the history of hockey’s culture and offers several solutions on ways to fix the deep rooted issues.

While this novel’s contents may be triggering, it is necessary to discuss in order to move forward and implement change. Without knowing hockey culture’s past, on various levels, from grassroots to the professional level, it is hard to navigate the future.

Shah and Moore have compiled an excellent educational tool that is eye opening, informative and well-researched.

Where to Purchase Game Misconduct:

By heading over to Triumph Books, you can purchase your own copy and receive 25% off, using code WHL25.


More about the authors & special guest:

Evan F. Moore: Evan F. Moore is currently working as the Chicago Public Schools Press Secretary while serving as a freelance journalist. His topics include sports, crime, advocacy, politics and culture and race relations. His work has appeared in the Rolling Stone, Bleacher Report, The Nation, Chicago Magazine, Ebony Magazine and more. Game Misconduct is his first novel.


Jashvina Shah: Jashvina Shah is currently working as a freelance multimedia journalist. Her topics include sports, Big Ten Hockey and college hockey. Her work has appeared in ESPNW, the Princeton Packet, Inside Hockey and Hockey’s Future. Game Misconduct is her first novel.


Erica L. Ayala: Erica L. Ayala is currently working as a freelance multimedia journalist and serves as the current host of the Locked on Kraken Podcast and the Locked on WBB podcast. Her work has appeared in Forbes, The Athletic and she also serves as a hockey analyst for the Premier Hockey Federation.





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