Currently working towards her Bachelor’s, Anna wrote for the Black Hawk College newspaper The Chieftain for two years while earning her associates. During that time, she served as editor of the paper for one semester. Since winning tickets in a raffle during the 2010-11 season, she quickly became a fan of the sport. She’s played dek hockey for ten seasons and backstopped her team to three consecutive championships over that span. Her Twitter @authoranna, is sarcastic and nerdy, with the occasional funny hockey video.
I was born in South Dakota but raised in the Minneapolis suburb of Bloomington, Minnesota. I was never much of a hockey player as basketball was my winter sport of choice. I became a huge hockey fan when I attended the University of Minnesota in the late 1960’s early 1970’s. I was a season ticket holder during the Herb Brooks years when he won NCAA championships in 1974,1976, & 1979 before he coached the Miracle on Ice Team in 1980. I was also a big Minnesota North Stars fan when they arrived in Minnesota for the 1967-1968 season.
Other than the time I spend following the Allen Americans, I enjoy hunting and fishing whether it is walleye fishing in Canada and Minnesota, Pheasant hunting in North Dakota, Bass fishing on the creeks of the Flint Hills in Kansas, fishing private ponds, dove hunting or turkey hunting in Texas.
Corey is a lifelong hockey fan, attending Hershey Bears games starting at a young age. He has blogged about the team since discovering a passion for it in college, in addition to getting on the ice himself. Aside from the Bears, Corey is a passionate Philadelphia Flyers fan. For more, check out @HBHNationBlog or @cswa11 on Twitter!
I have been a hockey fan since the age of eight and thoroughly enjoyed watching games in the old Kansas Coliseum. There was nothing like the sound of a packed house of rabid Thunder fans. When I am not at a rink, I can be found behind the mic for KFDI News, where I have won several Kansas Association of Broadcasters awards. I fully embrace the grind and a full believer that you get what you give.
I have been around the game of hockey since age 5 when I attended the first year of Wichita Thunder hockey. I expanded my knowledge of the game in the spring of 1994, finding a love for the team from my Mother’s home state, the New Jersey Devils. I have been a member of hockey media since 2011. Outside of hockey, I have a deep passion for music and concerts, traveling, and cooking.
Upstate New Yorker. Lifelong Adirondack hockey fan (Red Wings-AHL, IceHawks-UHL, Frostbite-UHL, Phantoms-AHL, Flames-AHL, Thunder-ECHL). You can find me in Section M at the Cool Insuring Arena during most Adirondack Thunder home games.
My three passions: Writing, photography, and hockey.
I was born and raised in England and moved to the United States in 1999 at the age of 24.
While living in Virginia, I became a huge Washington Capitals fan & continue to support and follow them since moving to Florida.
I have been a motorsports photographer for over 20 years, primarily shooting pictures at Monster Truck shows.
I started shooting pictures at the Jacksonville Icemen ECHL games that I attended during their inaugural season. The positive response to the hundreds of pictures I shared on Facebook pages prompted me to start a Jacksonville Icemen Photography Facebook page.
I’m now happy to be able to share my pictures on the Sin Bin.
Deana’s journalism career began back in 2002 as a News Reporter for WTNS in Coshocton, OH covering local and state news, sports, and live events. Previously, she covered the NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets and Tampa Bay Lightning for The Hockey Writers and LastWordOnSports. Living just outside of Columbus, OH, she runs a freelance writing business for the Health and Wellness industries. She looks forward to continuing her sports journalism career with The Sin Bin covering the Cleveland Monsters.
Mac Moore is a lifelong lover of hockey at all levels and is the source for anything hockey related among his friends. Having grown up playing the game, and even getting to play juniors in Florida for a little bit, Mac has a deep understanding of the intricacies of hockey and is an enormous advocate of the 1-3-1 power play. Currently, he enjoys scouting ECHL games and gathers data for advanced analytics to gain a deeper understanding of which players and events drive outcomes of games at the AA level. Based out of Dallas, Texas, Mac one day hopes to be working full-time in hockey whether it be as a video coach, in an analytics department, or in some other capacity.
My interest in hockey began 27 years ago when my uncle took me to the CapitalCentre (later USAir Arena) to see the Capitals take on the New York Rangers. Since that night I have been a loyal Caps fan “Rocking the Red” when it comes to NHL hockey. In 1996, my family moved to Wheeling, WV. I attended 2 late season Wheeling Nailers games with a high school group in March of 1997 and have been hooked on this ECHL team ever since.
I currently live in Wheeling, WV with my wife and son. When not around the rink I’m either working my full time job or playing with my son. I can be heard most Wednesday afternoons from 5-6pm on Steve Novotney Live on AM1600 WKKX Wheeling and on TuneIn radio app.
Deanna is a hockey obsessed goalie who was raised in the shadow of the Houston, Texas skyline. Her first coach, her dad, instilled in her the fierce passion for hockey that she has carried with her since she could hold her first stick. He taught her the game from his lap in the family room and from behind the bench where she honed her technical knowledge of both the sport and shouting about clearing the defensive zone. The first team Deanna ever loved was the Houston Aeros of the American Hockey League after she was born into a family with season tickets. When it came time to fall in love with a team of her own choosing, Deanna was swept off her feet by the Montreal Canadiens and their captain at the time, Saku Koivu.
Deanna is happily married to her husband of five years. Together with their two wonderful dogs, Freckles and Youppi!, they currently live in Colorado Springs, Colorado where they attend as many Colorado College hockey games as possible.
Photography has been a lifelong passion of mine. I grew up in Rochester NY and I still follow the Rochester Americans. I put photography on hold for three decades while I was both active duty Air Force, and then Civil Service. After retiring from the Air Force, and Civil Service, I realized it was time to finish my BFA degree in Graphic Design, with an emphasis on photography through the University of West Florida. I’m planning on graduating in the spring of ’20. I started as a game day photographer for the Pensacola Ice Flyers for the ’18 – ’19 season. After the start of the ’19 Spring semester, I transitioned to student intern. I’m now a proud member of #TeamSinBin.
Living just south of the Quad Cities on the Illinois side of the Mississippi River, I became a hockey fan back in 1995 at the age of 15. The inaugural season of the Quad City Mallards turned me into a fan after going to just second game of the team’s existence and I instantly became hooked on the great sport of hockey. I’ve been a hardcore fan since that day, and had it not been for the team’s startup, I may have never been a fan of the sport. I live and die with the orange and black of the Broad Street Bullies and the Philadelphia Flyers as my favorite NHL team.
When away from The Sin Bin, I am a computer nerd who enjoys building and repairing computers. I also help my younger brother create independent films for his Motive Direct Pictures along with building and maintaining websites with my Mayhem Web Design “company”.
Geoff considers himself a Kentucky-born Florida boy. Oddly enough, despite there being hockey in Louisville every season but one while Geoff lived there, he fell in love with hockey after moving to Florida.
Geoff is a former intern and later the Communications & Marketing Manager for the Pensacola Ice Flyers, worked for the original ESPN Pensacola as Operations Manager, was briefly an intern for the ECHL’s Greenville Road Warriors, and has previously written for Pro Hockey News and The Hockey Writers as well as his own team specific blogs covering the Ice Flyers and the CHL’s Fort Worth Brahmas.
Geoff currently lives in Pensacola with his wife. He’s a Tampa Bay Lightning fan and she (after not caring about hockey until she met him) is an Anaheim Ducks fan.
I have been in love with hockey ever since I was a kid (Flyers Fan). I took my passion for hockey and broadcasting to Millersville University in 2014. During my four years there, I was the play-by-play/color announcer for their ACHA DII Club Hockey team. I interned for the Royals in my final semester of college. Since graduating college in 2018, I have been the broadcaster for two different NAHL teams (Jamestown Rebels/New Mexico Ice Wolves). I am very passionate about what I do and love connecting with people through the greatest sport on Earth.
You can follow Micahel on his personal Twitter @MikeWisienski.
Joseph is a long-time hockey fan, dating back to the days of Lemieux and Jagr winning Stanley Cups. Currently, he lives in Charlotte, NC and was a Checkers season ticket holder during the Calder Cup winning season. Joseph is pursuing an MBA in Hockey Business Management from Athabasca University in Edmonton and is a prominent member of the Business of Hockey Institute (BHI).
A native of South Georgia, I became hooked on hockey in 1996 when a group of us went to see the Tallahassee Tiger Sharks. Ironically, that team’s starting goalie, Mark Richards, was the GM when pro hockey made its return to Macon under the Mayhem banner.
While in school at The University of Georgia (Go, Ice Dawgs), one of my favorite things being able to easily attend multiple Thrashers games. Needless to say, one of the saddest times of my life was the selling of the team by the Atlanta Spirit Group.
I’ve lived in Macon since 2006 (Yes, home of the Whoopee) and have covered the Mayhem since the very first exhibition game. My interests outside of hockey include Georgia football, purveying BBQ and spending time with our three-year old daughter, Annie.
Peter Bojarinov has been working in Media and Television for over 15 years, working at CityNews, Omni Television, Sportsnet, and Fox Soccer, among others. He has a weekly podcast called Jablam Sports Hockey now in its 5th season. Peter enjoys being apart of the Sin Bin team covering the Brampton Beast. You can follow him @Russian98 or check out his podcasts at JablamSports.com and @JablamSports.
I was born and raised in Macon, Georgia. Being from the south, hockey did not always sound appealing. I have been hooked ever since I overcame my hesitation and watched the Macon Whoopee play. A few years later I was able to see the Macon Trax play for a championship against the rival Columbus Cottonmouths. Unfortunately, that was the last time there would be a hockey team in Macon for 10 years. In 2015, the Macon Mayhem were announced and I was ecstatic. During the second year of the Mayhem, I started taking photos at the game for fun and posting them on my Instagram. The Mayhem liked the work I had done and asked me to be an official photographer for the 17-18 season. I am constantly upgrading my equipment and abilities as I start my photography career. I am proud to be part of #TeamSinBin.
Growing up just outside of New York City and 20 minutes away from where the New Jersey Devils play, you think I would have been a lifelong hockey fan. Hockey came into my life somewhat late. I decided when I was 12 that I wanted to follow hockey but quickly realized that I could not follow the Devils or Rangers unless I wanted to get yelled at by my friends. That’s when I found the Tampa Bay Lightning and haven’t looked back since.
I went to my first hockey game when I was a freshman in college at the University of Hartford in Hartford CT. I watched the Hartford Wolfpack take on the Charlotte Checkers. Since then I have spent multiple semesters covering the team as well as interning for the Springfield Thunderbirds for a season.
Other than following hockey, I am a movie geek, I love country music and classic rock, and I love to be outdoors.
Cat started out as a young photojournalist in Wichita, Kansas. Growing up in public schools and taking photos for her high school magazine, she always went to take photos for the soccer team, that’s where she fell in love with sports photography. Now working as the Photography and Social Media Editor for her award-winning college newspaper, she still finds herself on the sidelines. Throughout the years, she started her own photography business and started doing professional portrait, wedding and sport photographs.
She loves working for many organizations like FC Wichita Men’s and Women’s Soccer, Wichita Selection Indoor Soccer, El Dorado Broncos Baseball, and the National Baseball Congress World Series.
Hockey has been apart of her life since she was younger. Going to watch many Thunder games and then in 2018 going to see her favorite NHL team, the Philadelphia Flyers.
A native of Birmingham, Alabama I’ve never been accused of being short of words. I became a fan hockey in 1996 during the ECHL era Birmingham Bulls. After the Bulls left Birmingham, I was a man without a team until 2005 when the University of Alabama Hockey Club came along. With them, I have had many jobs and continue to work with them as time allows. In 2016 I began writing for the Trussville Tribune covering high school football and continue to do. Sports has always been a passion of mine, and I’m thankful for The Sin Bin for allowing me to add Hockey writer to my resume.
My journey in hockey began in 1972 when my parents took me to a Pittsburgh Penguins game in the Igloo (Civic Arena) when I was four years old. The journey continued and indeed became a critical mass twenty years later when I attended the opening night of the Tulsa Oilers at the Tulsa Convention Center. I have not missed an opening night since then, which is a record spanning nearly a quarter century. When not covering the Oilers I cover other sports as a contributing writer and sports editor at Tulsa Today, a news website.
Robert Pannier is covering the Iowa Wild (AHL) this season. He is a long time hockey fan and has been covering sports for the Minor League Sports Report for the last five years. Robert is married and has two daughters.
From New Hampshire, Joe has years of experience working with teams and media outlets creating both video and graphic design content. He has previously worked with the Orlando Solar Bears and the Manchester Monarchs of the ECHL and spent time with the Boston Red Sox during their World Series run in 2018. Joe has a passion for everything sports and creating engaging content that brings the feel of the arena right to your living room. He is a die-hard Bruins, Celtics, Red Sox, Patriots, and Uprising fan and continues to pursue side projects that include a fantasy football podcast, and doing Color Casting for Esports events across the globe.
I’m originally from South New Jersey and grew up with the epic Jersey-Philly-NYC battles. I went to my first NHL game during the “Broad Street Bully” days. I still love my Devils. I joined the U.S. Navy in 1986 and became a rabid Washington Capitals fan while stationed close to D.C., ultimately becoming a Caps Season Ticket Holder for several years. Upon retiring from the Navy in 2009 and setting permanent roots in the Hampton Roads area, it was just natural I became a Norfolk Admirals Season Ticket Holder.
My love of obscure esoteric photography subjects and styles led me to seek permission from the Admirals to volunteer to shoot pictures for fun (how that all became, is an entirely different funny story) as Ice Hockey is the hardest thing ever to photograph. From there, things just expanded.
When not glued in front of the TV watching Caps games, NHL Center Ice, CBC HNIC or at an Admirals game working, I can be found playing with my ham radios (call sign W4CPO), helping out with regional Feline TNR programs, working on my house and vegetable garden, fabricating lies to get out of marital trouble or out riding my Harley Davidson Electra Glide Ultra Limited.
As Jerry Garcia used to sing – “Nothing left to do but smile. smile, smile”
Grew up in Columbus, Ohio and was a fan of the Columbus Chill. My first hockey game was a Johnstown Jets game as a toddler, so I blame my love for the physical side of the game from that experience as a young boy.
I moved to Charleston in 1995 and have been a Stingrays fan ever since. I am a season ticket holder and sit on the Board of Directors for the booster association.
When the Army does not have me occupied doing my full time job, I am a self-confessed stats geek and will spend way too much time playing with numbers from several hockey sites.
You can follow me on my personal Twitter account @StingraysFan
Hi, I’m Zack Power and I was born and raised in St. John’s Newfoundland. I remember as a kid listening to Bob Cole and being amazed by the way he presented the game. Since then I’ve been absolutely hooked on anything hockey. When I was 10 years old the St. John’s IceCaps moved into town and I grew more and more in love with the sport. Now covering the Toronto Marlies, I look forward to bringing you the latest news, information analysis for The Sin Bin.
Grew up in the NYC metro area watching some great hockey rivalries… Moved to Charleston in 2006 and started going to Stingray games and became hooked on live hockey… taking pictures of the action is just an extension of the action for me.
Massachusetts born and raised, but I didn’t attend my first hockey game until 2011. It was the Providence Bruins v Monarchs. I’ll admit, I wasn’t immediately interested in the sport.
That changed one year later when we suddenly had to move, and after a lot of searching for houses, we wound up in Manchester! My son and I had nothing to do one night, so I said, let’s go check out a Monarchs game (it was Mullets in Movember night). Well, we were hooked instantly! This is our fifth year as Season Ticket Holders.
I have always loved taking pictures, mainly of people and the outdoors. One night I decided to bring my camera to a Monarchs game, and I happened to get some good shots. I now am always seen with my camera at the game, from warmups right to the announcement of the Three Stars of the Game. I’m always trying for the next best picture.
When I’m not at hockey or taking pictures, I am a travel agent and love working with people to plan their amazing getaways.
Born and raised in Greenville, SC, I started shooting concerts in 2008. In 2011 I shot my first ECHL hockey game with the Greenville Road Warriors, and I was hooked! I have been one of the game day photographers with the Road Warriors/Swamp Rabbits ever since. When not shooting hockey, I am shooting concerts, and other sports in Greenville. I am happy to share my work with the Sin Bin.
Raised to bleed Garnet and Gold, Mike’s first passion will always be Florida State football. Though he does enjoy watching just about any sporting event if given the opportunity.
His interest in hockey grew when the team he occasionally followed (Quebec Nordiques) moved to Denver and raised the Cup in their first season. His love of hockey continued when his FSU-based fan size was rebranded in 2010 to become “Free Sports Press” and expand their sports coverage which included the Rapid City Rush (in their 2nd year of existence).
Witnessing them raise the Presidents’ Cup that season was an experience he’ll never forget and his wife have both enjoyed covering the Rush ever since.
You can follow along as I tweet all things Rush on Twitter @SinBinRush.
I spent a lot of my childhood watching the Hershey Bears play in ‘The Old Barn’. Anybody who lived through this era can tell you that it’s impossible to not become passionate about hockey after witnessing a game in Hershey Park Arena. While games at the barn may be a thing of the past, the energy and excitement of the arena still remain. Over time, my love for this atmosphere and the beautiful game collided with my career as a photographer/videographer. From that point on, I knew I could never go to another hockey game without a camera.
If I’m not at a Hershey Bears game, I’m probably working (aren’t we all?) as a Multimedia Coordinator at Penn State University, attending a Penn State hockey game, taking my camera on a hike to photograph waterfalls or spending time with my kids.
I grew up outside of Reading, PA where I regularly attended Reading Phillies games. In high school, a friend invited me to a Reading Royals game and that game got me hooked on hockey. The next season I had season tickets and started to also go to as many away games as I could. That season I realized that some goalies had artwork on their helmets so I started to bring a camera to all hockey games I went to and would stand at the glass during warmups to get the goalie helmets. Eventually, it turned into me taking photos from my seat and finally going to college for photography.
I have my BFA in Photography. I have been a photographer with the Reading Royals since 2012-13 when I was their photography intern. I still take photographs of all goalie helmets every game and I am extremely offended by white/blank goalie helmets. I enjoy traveling to new arenas and I am currently trying to get to all 31 NHL arenas, I have been to 13 so far.