Canadian Women's Hockey League Toronto Furies player, Jessica Platt, came out as transgender this past week. Platt said "I hope that I can inspire others to live their lives true to who they are and to never give up on their dreams." https://www.instagram.com/p/Bdy5ji-F-1P/ Platt is the second publicly out transgender professional ice hockey player. Harrison … Continue reading CWHL Slights the NWHL While Announcing Jessica Platt’s Coming Out as Transgender
We're reaching the halfway mark of the 2017-2018 NHL season. A lot of teams have surprised us so far. Whether some are worse than we thought or better, all of us at Puck It Up have updated our initial predictions. Vanessa Kuri:Stanley Cup Finals: Initial Prediction: Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Chicago Blackhawks Updated Prediction: Nashville Predators vs. … Continue reading Puck It Up’s Midseason NHL Predictions
The Chicago Blackhawks are currently on a five-game win streak. This comes as somewhat of a pleasant surprise to fans as the team started out the season strong but then chugged along on shaky grounds. After a first round sweep by the Nashville Predators, the Blackhawks regrouped over the summer by trading some key assets … Continue reading Chicago Blackhawks on the Rise
Marc-Andre Fleury was activated on Sunday, December 11 after missing 25 games for the Golden Knights with a concussion. Going into the season, many assumed the expansion team would be below average and that Fleury would be their biggest asset, clearly that hasn't been the case. The Knights are second in the Pacific with 39 points … Continue reading Golden Knights activate Fleury from IR
When you're a professional athlete, being criticized by the media unfortunately comes with the job. Recently, hockey media in a few cities have taken their role to another level and many fans question if it's warranted. In Canada particularly, sports media can be a bit overwhelming for athletes. Edmonton, Toronto, and Montreal cover hockey like … Continue reading Canadian Hockey Media is Like No Other
New Jersey Devils have traded forwards Adam Henrique, Joseph Blandisi and a 2018 third-round draft pick to the Anaheim Ducks for defenseman Sami Vatanen and a conditional draft pick. The conditions of the pick are if Henrique re-signs before the 2019 NHL Draft, Devils get Ducks' 2019 third round pick, if he re-signs after the draft, Devils … Continue reading Trade Robbery? Or Addressing Issues?
The Vegas Golden Knights have had a season like no other. For being an expansion team, they've racked up quite a lot of points and are currently second in the Pacific Division. It's even more remarkable that they've been as good as they have considering the Knights have played five different goalies. Going into the … Continue reading Subban’s Back Just in Time as the Knights Start to Cool Off