The Game Plan
For now, we're starting off small.
As the blog hopefully continues to grow, the plan is to receive contributions from players, coaches, and other media personnel across the country. The idea is to create one central place for stories to be told relating to CIS hockey.
If you have any interest or ideas involving contributions to the blog, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Born in Oshawa, Ont. I broke into hockey media in 2012-13 volunteering behind the scenes for the Oshawa Generals in the OHL. My three seasons with the team ended with a Memorial Cup run in Quebec City, Que., which I had the privilege of covering through Ryerson. Now entering my third year in the Ryerson Sport Media program and my second year covering CIS hockey, I provide play-by-play commentary for all Ryerson Men's Hockey home games, and I write nationally about CIS hockey as a freelancer for Yahoo Sports Canada. I look forward to growing our game and league across our great country in the new year.
Most of the photography seen on the website is supplied by a good friend and work accomplice, Alex D'Addese. After originally enrolling at the University of Windsor, Alex and I met during our first year in the Sport Media program at Ryerson where we collaborated on a campus radio show. His insatiable need for sugar and great photos make Alex one of a kind. Now entering his third year at Ryerson, Alex serves as the university's marquee sports photographer. His work can be seen here.
Writing out of Montreal, Que., I started as a play-by-play announcer for McGill University in 2014, broadcasting varsity hockey and soccer. This was not my first experience with the CIS however. In fact, the first-ever hockey game I attended was a Concordia Stingers game (thanks to the '04 NHL lockout). In the past, I’ve written about the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, Major League Soccer and the Canadian sports media. With The Attacking Zone, I will focus on coverage of women’s hockey. My goal is to bring exposure to the sport that doesn't get the recognition it deserves.