Mikayla Guarasci

  • May 28, 2019By Mikayla Guarasci

    The 2019 Memorial Cup has come to an end, marking the end of the 2018-2019 Canadian Hockey League season and meaning a new team has become number one. The Rouyn-Noranda Huskies claimed the title of the best junior hockey team in the CHL after beating the Halifax Mooseheads in the final game. What is the … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/the-rouyn-noranda-huskies-take-the-junior-hockey-crown-at-the-memorial-cup/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • May 8, 2019By Mikayla Guarasci

    On Thursday, May 2, 2019, professional female hockey players across the globe released a joint statement announcing a plan to sit out of the 2019-2020 pro hockey season with the goal of having one league. This move comes on the heels of the Canadian Women’s Hockey League deciding to cease operations effective May 1, 2019. … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/female-hockey-players-sit-out-for-one-league/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • February 17, 2019By Mikayla Guarasci

    On Saturday, February 16, 2019, the Arkells took over the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario with a stop on their Rally Cry tour. To say they wowed the crowd would be an understatement. The sold-out crowd of over 19,000 Arkellians danced the night away with the band and were in awe of the music that … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/the-arkells-were-torontos-peoples-champ-last-night/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • January 26, 2019By Mikayla Guarasci

    This weekend, the NHL All-Star game is taking place in San Jose, California. The festivities start with a skills competition on Friday night followed by Saturday’s 3-on-3 tournament. The best players in the league have come together to celebrate the game and show what the best of the best can do. Last season, the NHL invited … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/female-athletes-continue-to-break-barriers-at-nhl-all-star-weekend/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • December 30, 2018By Mikayla Guarasci

    Natalie Spooner is one of the top female hockey players in the world and has represented Canada at two Winter Olympic Games. She is currently the captain of the Toronto Furies of the Canadian Women’s Hockey League. The Scarborough, Ontario native also played NCAA hockey at Ohio State University. She was on season 2 of … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/2x-olympian-natalie-spooner-on-life-in-sports-and-womens-hockey/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • December 6, 2018By Mikayla Guarasci

    This Tuesday, the National Hockey League officially announced that they would be expanding to Seattle. The new team will be the league’s 32nd franchise.  It was a unanimous decision by the board of governors, and the team will hit the ice for the 2021-2022 season. The team has yet to have an official name but … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/hey-seattle-welcome-to-the-national-hockey-league/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • November 2, 2018By Mikayla Guarasci

    Recently, I had the opportunity to speak with one of the top sportscasters in the country. Kate Beirness is one of the most inspiring women in the sports industry. For the first interview in my series of females in sports, Kate talks about how she got to where is she today and what she looks … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/an-interview-with-sportscaster-kate-beirness-on-overcoming-criticism-and-changing-the-industry/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • October 17, 2018By Mikayla Guarasci

    On October 17, 2017, Canada and the world lost one of its most talented and special artists. Gordon Edgar Downie, the lead singer of The Tragically Hip passed away following a long and courageous battle with glioblastoma, a form of brain cancer. Gord and his guys hit the road for the Man Machine Poem Tour, … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/assessing-gord-downies-true-impact-one-year-after-his-death/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • October 1, 2018By Mikayla Guarasci

    For years, there was no healthy conversation in the sports world when it came to mental illness. Athletes, for a long time, were told to suck it up and not talk about their feelings. In 2012, The New York Times published an article about this very issue. “Mental health has a stigma that is tied … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/could-more-athletes-talking-about-mental-illness-help-remove-the-stigma/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • September 15, 2018By Mikayla Guarasci

    Carrie Underwood has released her new album, “Cry Pretty”, today after almost three years since her last (Storyteller, Oct. 2015). This comes after Underwood went out of the public eye following a terrifying fall at her home last November. The singer suffered from a broken wrist and received “40-50 stitches in her face”. Leading up … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/review-after-three-years-carrie-underwood-releases-cry-pretty/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read