Examining the Athletic Career Experiences of Canadian Major Junior Hockey Players


by Lauren K. McCoy & Nancy Arthur – University of Calgary

This project explored the unique athletic career experiences of Canadian major junior hockey players.

Six recently retired players’ experiences were collected using semi-structured, qualitative interviews that were analyzed in accordance with the interpretative phenomenological analysis method. Themes identified in each participant’s account of their CHL experiences were compared and contrasted across all participants to generate an in-depth portrayal that gave voice to participants’ career experiences.

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