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The Law of Hockey

This text delivers a comprehensive survey of the law of hockey, examining a range of on-ice and off-ice issues in their historical, social and economic context. This book is essential reading for anyone with an interest in the game and serves as an engaging overview of Canadian law.
Publication Language: English
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Softcover | 544 pages

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ISBN/ISSN: 9780433451884

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The First Book on the Law of Hockey

Sports law expert John Barnes scores a major win with the first book on the Canadian law of hockey. A natural successor to Professor Barnes' internationally acclaimed Sports and the Law in Canada, 3rd Edition, this text delivers a comprehensive survey of the law of hockey, examining a range of on-ice and off-ice issues in their historical, social and economic context. This book is essential reading for anyone with an interest in the game and serves as an engaging overview of Canadian law. Topics covered include:

  • Safety issues and potential legal liability, including the dangers from flying pucks, "rink rage" and sexual misconduct
  • Criminal prosecutions for on-ice violence and civil liability for injuries suffered by players
  • Examination of two cases of hockey homicide
  • The business of hockey and sources of revenue
  • The history of the NHL from a business and legal perspective
  • Labour relations and contractual rights in the NHL
  • The growth of sports law and the role of government in regulating sport
  • The politics of domestic and international hockey associations and the rights of members
  • The rights and remedies of disadvantaged groups in hockey, including the growth of the women's game
  • The general framework of competition law and labour law

Why Should I Read This Book?

  • This book is the first study of the wide range of legal issues that occur in hockey
  • It offers an important perspective on Canada's official winter sport and serves the needs of lawyers, students, fans and all those involved in hockey at its different levels

Who Should Read This Book?

  • Lawyers and agents have a reference source and research tool when dealing with legal issues in hockey and other sports
  • Coaches, administrators and parents involved in hockey are informed about the legal context of the game, including legal responsibilities
  • Students have an accessible text analyzing a variety of legal issues, including equality rights, criminal and civil liability, risk management and insurance, commercial and property rights, and labour relations and competition policy in sports
  • Hockey fans have an explanation of the variety of legal problems that can occur on and off the ice
  • The general reader gets an "ice level" introduction to the Canadian legal system


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Table of contents

Preface
Table of Cases
Chapter 1: Lord Stanley and the Wednesday Nighters
Chapter 2: Legal Fundamentals and Equality Rights
Chapter 3: Organizations and Regulations
Chapter 4: Build Safe: Rink Management and Risk Management
Chapter 5: Be Safe: Off the Ice
Chapter 6: Play Safe: On the Ice
Chapter 7: The Business of Hockey
Chapter 8: Competition Law and Labour Law
Chapter 9: National Hockey League
Chapter 10: Conclusion
Appendix I: Two Cases of Hockey Homicide