‘Hockey Culture’ tackles the representation of Black women in hockey


In the newest episode of Hockey Culture, Anson Carter and Kathryn Tappen discuss the representation of Black women in hockey with three guests: LA Kings pro scout Blake Bolden, journalist Erica Ayala, and Metropolitan Riveters player Saroya Tinker.

The conversation covers a wide variety of topics, from representation in the media to Black Girl Hockey Club to changing the culture of the sport for future generations.

The episode was filmed early last week, before the Metropolitan Riveters dropped out of the 2021 NWHL tournament due to “several members of the organization” testing positive for COVID-19 – and before Tinker found herself at the forefront of yet another conversation about racism in hockey.

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