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Game Misconduct
Game Misconduct

Game Misconduct

Hockey's Toxic Culture and How to Fix It
By Evan F. Moore, By Jashvina Shah, Foreword by Renee Hess

SPORTS & RECREATION

256 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Cloth, EPUB, PDF

Cloth, $28.00 (CA $38.00) (US $28.00)

ISBN 9781629379203

Rights: WOR

Triumph Books (Oct 2021)

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Overview

A bracing call to arms for hockey fans, players, and coaches everywhere
Those who have been lured by the sound of skate blades slicing into fresh ice, by the incomparable speed, split-second decisions, and everything-or-nothing attitude of the game know that hockey can seem like its own world. It's all-consuming and exhilarating, boasting its own language and complex morality code. Yet in another light, that tight community can turn insular; the values of teamwork and humility can manifest as collective silence in the face of abuse and discrimination, issues which have been brought to the forefront of the sport as many share their stories for the first time. In Game Misconduct, reporters Evan Moore and Jashvina Shah reveal hockey's toxic undercurrent which has permeated the sport throughout the junior, college, and professional levels. They address the topic with a level of passion that comes from being rabid hockey fans themselves, and from experiencing its exclusivity first-hand. With a sensitive yet incisive approach, this necessary book lays bare the issues of racism, homophobia, xenophobia, bullying, sexism, and violence on and off the ice. Readers will learn about notable players and activists fighting for transformation as well as those beyond the spotlight who are nonetheless deeply affected by hockey's culture of inaction.Both a reckoning and a roadmap, Game Misconduct is an essential read for modern hockey fans, showing the truth of the sport's past and present while offering the tools to fight for a better future.

Author Biography

Evan F. Moore covers culture and entertainment for the Chicago Sun-Times. He has also written for outlets including Rolling Stone, ESPN's The Undefeated, Huffington Post, and Ebony.Jashvina Shah is a multimedia reporter covering college hockey and social issues in sports. Her work has appeared in outlets including College Hockey News, espnW, The Globe and Mail, and The Athletic.Renee Hess is the founder and executive director of Black Girl Hockey Club, a nonprofit organization advocating for Black women in hockey.

Book Signings

Past Events


Nov
22
Game Misconduct ›
Chicago, IL
7:00pm
Join authors Evan F. Moore and Jashvina Shah for a virtual event for their new book, "Game Misconduct," hosted by The Book Cellar. <br /> <br /> https://bit.ly/3BL1a8t<br />
Nov
20
Game Misconduct ›
Chicago, IL
4:00pm
Join "Game Misconduct" author, Evan F. Moore, at Bookie's Bookstore for a panel discussion with Jay Zawaski and Tab Bamford.<br /> <br /> https://bit.ly/3k3Qdc0<br /> <br /> <br /> <br />
Oct
20
Game Misconduct ›
Chicago, IL
6:00pm
Join authors Evan F. Moore and Jashvina Shah for a virtual event for their new book, "Game Misconduct," hosted by Barbara's Bookstore. <br /> <br /> https://bit.ly/3mRSKXF
Oct
15
Game Misconduct ›
Chicago, IL
5:00pm
Join author Evan F. Moore at Haymarket Pub & Brewery where he'll be signing copies of his new book, "Game Misconduct." <br /> <br /> https://bit.ly/3BfrHeL<br /> <br />
Oct
13
Game Misconduct ›
Chicago, IL
7:00pm
Join authors Evan F. Moore and Jashvina Shah at Madison Street Books where they'll be signing copies of their new book, "Game Misconduct." <br /> <br /> https://bit.ly/2WwC8eQ

Press Releases

Game Misconduct: Hockey’s Toxic Culture and How to Fix It

By Evan F. Moore and Jashvina Shah / Foreword by Renee Hess

 

Contact: Scott King, IPG, 312-568-5423, sking@ipgbook.com

 

Hockey fans have marveled at the speed and skill in their game and what it takes to hoist sports’ most revered trophy, the Stanley Cup, for over a century. Widely considered to be the greatest game to witness live, hockey has accumulated droves of fans over the decades despite not getting the attention the top three sports do. Hockey’s history of abuse and lack of inclusiveness, among other elements found when exploring the game’s toxic culture, are no doubt holding it back. The good news is, it’s not too late to right the ship before it sails.

                                                                                                              

Game Misconduct: Hockey’s Toxic Culture and How to Fix It (Triumph Books, October 12 2021), by reporters Evan F. Moore and Jashvina Shah, dives deep under the ice and beyond fans’ favorite players and sweaters to uncover the systemic issues that have plagued and hampered the sport at all levels.

 

Moore and Shah identify and explore how to eliminate such issues in hockey as:

 

  • Physical and sexual abuse
  • Racism
  • Bullying and hazing
  • Ableism
  • Homophobia, biphobia, and transphobia 

 

Game Misconduct is informative reading for hockey fans from all walks of life. It defines the sport’s toxic elements while outlining how to be a help and not a hindrance to the game’s inclusion and growth.

 

About the Authors: 

Evan F. Moore has covered culture and entertainment for the Chicago Sun-Times. He has also written for outlets including Rolling Stone, ESPN's The UndefeatedHuffington Post, and Ebony.

 

Jashvina Shah is a multimedia reporter covering college hockey and social issues in sports. Her work has appeared in outlets including College Hockey News, espnW, The Globe and Mail, and The Athletic.

 

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