• 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

  • March 30, 2019By Richa Patel

    ESPN recently released its World Fame 100, which showcases the most famous athletes the world has to offer. It holds players from various different sports and contains sportspeople from dozens of countries. At first glance, it looks to contain diversity that represents the global, multifaceted, culture that sports have created. And yet, it is sorely … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/adidas-steps-up-its-game-in-its-she-breaks-barriers-campaign/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • March 15, 2019By Madyson Fitzgerald

    The NFL off-season is arguably one of the most climactic and exciting periods of the sports world, with mind-blowing trades and plentiful contact extensions. When games aren’t on TV, free agents become our source of football entertainment. Former and current players are looking for both new teams and big dollar signs, and in only one … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/the-nfl-off-season-is-off-to-a-wild-start-only-a-month-after-the-super-bowl/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • February 28, 2019By Lucy Parry

    First Off, What Even Are Indoor Athletics? Most people aren’t familiar with indoor athletics, so here are the basics: An indoor track is half the size of an outdoor one at just 200m, which makes for much more exciting long distance races. The straights are also half the size, so moves have to be quickly … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/why-you-should-watch-the-2019-european-indoor-athletics-championships/" 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 3, 2018By Helen Ehrlich

    On September 24th, through Twitter, the Philadelphia Flyers hockey team unveiled a new mascot named Gritty. With straggly orange fur, wide open eyes, and a haunting grin… Gritty is not your typical mascot. “Gritty”, is a joke for hockey fans, as it refers to a player who is tough and can fight, but doesn’t have … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/the-flyers-new-mascot-is-hated-by-everyone-but-philly/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read