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Sports: November 2013 Archives

The history of women's hockey in Quebec: "Nos Glorieuses"

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Harper's Bazaar said hockey was the fashionable sport for women in the year 1900.  Women in Quebec had already been playing the game for a quarter of a century by then. 

Canada is now a world leader for women in the sport but there is a rich tradition of women's hockey in Quebec. The biggest growth happened during the first world war but much of what happened before and even after that was forgotten, until now.

A new book explores women's contribution to the game of hockey.  It's called "Nos Glorieuses: le visage meconnu de notre sport national" and it's out today. Author and journalist Linda Baril talks about Quebec's storied past in women's hockey. 
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Chris "Knuckles" Nilan: Fighting Back

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He was the most feared enforcer in the National Hockey league for more than a decade. Chris "Knuckles" Nilan won a Stanley Cup with the Montreal Canadiens in 1986 but he also played for the New York Rangers and Boston Bruins, racking up  more than three thousand penalty minutes along the way.

After his hockey career ended, Chris Nilan went back to his native Boston and fought a tougher battle: his addiction to drugs and alcohol.

Now, as well as working as a hockey commentator, Chris Nilan speaks to schools about bullying. His new book is called "Fighting Back".
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