I will be the first to tell you I have unconscious biases. I don’t feel too guilty. We all have them. But until recently, I didn’t realize one of them involves hockey. I would not admit that my vision of hockey players did not include women or people of color or migrant workers. That makes as much sense as a vegan butcher shop. Well, my wake up call is from a partnership between the National Hockey League and EverFi, an educational technology company. The NHL has allocated funds for a program called Future Goals. It takes science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) into elementary and middle schools across the country. In some ways, education is a curative prescription for the bias that
Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Anton Strålman won gold with Team Sweden at the IIHF World Championship yesterday. Before the game, he sat down with hockeysverige.se to talk about the personal importance of earning his first championship. After the game, he spoke with them again about finally tasting victory. These articles were translated from Swedish to English by reddit user /u/elgrandeslimbo. If you use this translation in any context, please credit the translator. Stralman kneels to show the cup to the little Swedish princess. This is the first of two articles, featuring an interview with Strålman prior to winning the IIHF World Championship. The original Swedish article can be found at hockeysverige.se.