Moment trans woman hockey player concusses trans male rival

Shocking moment female-to-male transgender ice hockey player is tackled to the ground and CONCUSSED by much larger male-to-female rival at controversial NHL-backed tournament

  • Trans hockey player Danny Maki was left concussed after a much larger player collided with him during a trans hockey tournament last month
  • The tournament saw a championship match in which a team dominated by trans women trounced a team of mostly trans men
  • Despite the NHL promoting the tournament and VICE filming the tournament, next to nothing has been published about it
  • Quilette magazine Jonathan Kay suggested that because of the outcome of the tournament, the NHL has opted not to give it coverage

A female-to-male transgender hockey player was left concussed after being flung to the floor by a much larger male-to-female trans opponent during a controversial NHL-backed tournament.

Danny Maki was knocked down and left concussed following what appeared to be an accidental rough hit at the Team Trans Ice Hockey draft in Middleton, Wisconsin, late last month. 

The incident has only just been reported by Quilette magazine, whose journalist Jonathan Kay suggested that the two-day tournament had been subjected to a woke cover-up.

Maki was subsequently accused of self-censoring what had happened on Instagram by describing the incident as an ‘odd fall,’ despite himself sharing the video – which clearly shows he was tackled. 


Danny Maki enters the rink and then collides with Pink Team player #90


Danny Maki is slammed into the boards after colliding with #90, then players gather around his immobile body 

Trans hockey player Danny Maki was left with a concussion after a much larger player accidentally knocked him over during a tournament in November

Some have said the incident was a prime example of the dangers of letting stronger and more powerful transgender women compete against small biological females, or transgender men.

The incident could also deal a blow to progressives’ obsession with ‘equity’, which dismisses equality of opportunity in favor of equality of outcome. 

Kay noted that the tournament outcome – which saw a team of trans women dominate – exemplified the problems with that dynamic in other competitions. 

Maki was playing for Team Black against Team Pink for the tournament, when he was struck on the ice by a pink-and-blue-haired team pink player who has so-far only been identified by her jersey number – 90.

The force of the knocked Maki off his skates and sent him spinning into the rink wall .

He was left lying immobile on the ice, and he was stretchered off to hospital afterwards where he was diagnosed with a concussion.

After the tournament, Maki posted a statement announcing he was okay, but gave a confused explanation of what happened.

‘I was playing the puck, and I took a very odd fall into the boards,’ he wrote, explaining he was concussed and left with some muscle strains, but made no mention of the hit from #90.

Maki’s teammate Mason LeFebvre was acting as goalie for Team Black and was reportedly visibly shaken by the scene.

After letting a goal in from the tackler in a subsequent play, LeFebvre broke down in tears and collapsed in a corner, and had to be coaxed back to his skates as the crowd chanted ‘We love Mason.’

As LeFebvre got back to his feet, the coach from another team reportedly walked out to center ice and began chants which included ‘We’re not done yet,’ ‘We’re not defeatist,’ and ‘The score doesn’t determine your value.’

Danny Maki is knocked to the ice and into the boards by Pink Team player #90

Players in the tournament huddle up. Pink Team player #90 who collided with Maki can be seen in the center of the huddle

Pink Team player #90 who collided with Maki sits on the bench during the match

Black Team players sit on the bench during a match in the trans hockey tournament in November

Quilette journalist Jonathan Kay watched the tournament in person, and accused the NHL, Vice, and Hockey News magazine of covering up the accident, as well as what he claims was an obvious advantage enjoyed by the trans-woman dominated Team Pink.

The NHL posted a tweet hailing the groundbreaking tournament as a model of inclusivity – but made no mention of the outcome of the tournament.

Vice News sent a five-person camera crew to record the games, but hasn’t published or broadcast anything about the game.

Hockey News parroted a line from Team Trans Ice Hockey’s official Twitter account saying that ‘the arena was buzzing with trans joy for two solid days.’

No mention of results or the concussion was reported.

Danny Maki was left with a concussion and muscle strains after a much larger opponent slammed into him

A flyer for the trans hockey team tournament

Kay noted that the tournament’s outcome was telling of the imbalance of the problems with transgender women competing against biological women, or trans men.

Many scientists believe most trans women who have gone through puberty as a boy enjoy considerable physical advantages over biological women – even after beginning hormone treatment as they transition. 

Kay pointed out that Team Pink – which was largely comprised of trans women- not only won the entire tournament, but flattened the opposing Team Black – which had only two trans women – in the finals with a 7-1 win.

‘There [was] just an enormous difference in size between the two teams — height, weight, shoulder width, muscles — the differences were plain to even a child,’ Kay quoted a member of the audience telling him. 

‘I don’t know how the teams were made,’ they added. ‘But any [fan] could see that this couldn’t possibly be fair, and that someone could get hurt — and someone did.’

In just the second period of the championship match, Team Pink could reportedly be heard discussing how to end the game early, with one player suggesting the game be called on the spot with the announcement that ‘everyone won.’

Lia Thomas, the transgender swimmer who won the women’s 500-yard freestyle at the NCAA championships

University of Pennsylvania swimmer Lia Thomas reacts after finishing tied for 5th in the 200 Freestyle finals at the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships on March 18

The hockey tournament is the latest incident in the ongoing debate about the role of trans athletes playing in sports divisions for the genders they identify with, rather than what they were biologically born into.

The row was largely sparked by University of Pennsylvania swimmer Lia Thomas, who competed on the school’s men’s swimming team for two years before transitioning to a female and joining the women’ team.

Though Thomas underwent hormonal therapy – as per the NCAA’s guidelines at the time – she went on to dominate the national competition in women’s swimming, smashing records on the way to winning the women’s 500-yard freestyle at the NCAA championships.

 Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a proclamation that declared the NCAA runner-up, Florida-born Emma Weyant, as the real winner of the women’s 500 title over Lia Thomas (above)

Transgender athletes have now become a prominent political target, with many conservative states pushing through laws that require high school athletes to compete as the sex they were assigned at birth.

Supporters say it’s unfair to expect girls to compete against trans athletes who often have considerable biological advantages – especially when prize money or scholarships are at stake.

Critics say the bills target an already very vulnerable minority, most of whom just want to join in with school sports for enjoyment, rather than competitive reasons.  

Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a proclamation that declared the NCAA runner-up, Florida-born Emma Weyant, as the real winner of the women’s 500 title.

The NCAA has changed its transgender eligibility guidelines to allow each sport to follow the rules set by each sport’s national governing body.

But Thomas said it’s not fair to prevent transgender people from competing in sports, or to limit them to competing only against each other.

‘In addition to not allowing the full athletic experience, that’s incredibly othering to trans people who already face immense discrimination in other parts of our lives,’ Thomas said.

Thomas has said she would like to pursue the Olympics; if she does, her times would likely put her in the mix to at least earn a spot at Olympic trials for the 2024 Games in Paris. 

The International Rugby League has also barred transgender women from women’s matches until more studies allow for the sport’s regulators to come up with a cohesive inclusion policy.

And the International Cycling Union in June updated its eligibility rules for transgender athletes; it increased the period during which transgender athletes on women’s teams must lower their testosterone level to two years rather than one.

FIFA, which runs soccer, said it is ‘currently reviewing its gender eligibility regulations in consultation with expert stakeholders.’

Individual sports are taking the lead because of the International Olympic Committee framework that was introduced last November and went into effect in March placed all sports in charge of their own rules regarding testosterone.

It replaced an IOC policy that had allowed transgender women who had been on hormone replacement therapy for at least 12 months to compete in the Olympics against other women.

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