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.
Former professional hockey player. Played over 300 pro games between ECHL and AHL. Was 196th pick by the Ottawa Senators in the 2010 NHL draft. Played college at the University of Nebraska-Omaha. Currently live in Kansas City, Mo with my wife Rebecca and actively involved in local youth hockey.
I attended my first hockey game when I was 10 years old and have loved the game ever since. I began to combine my love for the game with my love for photography while living in Texas. I enjoy capturing all levels of hockey from beer league to pro. Every season I try to visit at least one new arena and I’m not afraid to drive hundreds of miles to see a game. These days on the weekend you can usually find me at a rink behind a camera in the D.C./Pennsylvania area.
Following a season as the voice of the Marksmen, Ben Garrod joins The Sin Bin as a corporate sales representative. Prior to joining the Marksmen, Garrod spent time with the Kalamazoo Wings (ECHL) as the Manager of Corporate Sales. Prior to joining the sales team in Kalamazoo, the native of Lawrence, Michigan spent two seasons as the Public Relations/Broadcasting intern for the K-Wings and helped to manage; color commentary duties, social media, press releases, and interviews-including the world-famous “Meow” interview.
The Ferris State University (Big Rapids, MI) graduate earned his degree in Professional and Technical Communications in 2015.
Ben and his wife, Whitney, have two sons- Ryan and Brendan, and one daughter-Kassidy.
I was hooked on hockey at an early age from attending Hartford Whalers games. My fondest hockey memories though were the mid 90’s battles between the Tulsa Oilers and Oklahoma City Blazers in the old Central Hockey League. I’ve been covering hockey for the last 7 years. I covered the ECHL’s Wheeling Nailers for four years, and I’ve been on the beat of the AHL’s Lehigh Valley Phantoms for the last 3 years.
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.
Hello, my name is Cameron Turner, and I am covering the Texas Stars for TheSinBin.net. I was born in Stillwater, OK, and even though Oklahoma isn’t a hockey hotbed, I fell in love with the game from the early age of five. In 1992-93 the Central Hockey League came back, and my dad took me to a Tulsa Oilers game against the Wichita Thunder. Tulsa won 6-1, and I was hooked. I wanted to go to a game anytime I could, and I watched any game I could find on TV. Then the next season the Stars came to Dallas from Minnesota, and now I had a team on TV almost every game. The Stars became my team, and over the years I learned most of what I know from the great Stars broadcast team of Ralph Strangis and Darryl “Razor” Reaugh. They were the best team around, and I began to really understand the game. Following Dallas and Tulsa became the single biggest passion of my sports world. After over 20 years of studying the game, I started posting videos and articles on Instagram, and interacting with fellow fans. Over the course of last season I began to develop a small following, which led to the opportunity to be published by HockeyClan. Now I am excited to join #TeamSinBin, and am thrilled to have the opportunity to cover the Texas Stars this season.
If you would like to follow Cameron on his personal Twitter, you can find him @osucam.
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.
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.
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.
Hailing from New Orleans, Louisiana, and still a New Orleans Brass fan, Mike began following hockey in a time when his beloved Edmonton Oilers were collecting Stanley Cups instead of #1 draft picks.
Residing in Lafayette since 2005, he eventually learned how to chomp for the Louisiana IceGators. After years of collecting more dust than ice time and deemed too dangerous to play with sticks and sharp objects, Mike began to write about hockey.
I am a student attending Valencia College and enrolled in their Sound and Music Technology program. While I am a Florida Panthers fan, I also am a season ticket holder for my home town team, the Orlando Solar Bears of the ECHL. I also will sometimes travel to other arenas such as the Germain Arena in Southwest Florida and the Charleston Coliseum in South Carolina. I even went to the WesBanco Arena to watch the Wheeling Nailers in the 2016 Kelly Cup Finals and to meet the Wheeling Nailers announcer DJ Abisalih.
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.
Dana Barker is excited to join The Sin Bin as an SPHL contributor, bringing a wealth of experience and knowledge of the league to the team.
He has been around the SPHL since its inception in 2004. For the first two years of the league, he was the play-by-play broadcaster (one of only two in the league at the time) for the Columbus Cottonmouths, calling the league’s inaugural championship that went to the Snakes. He remained with the team until their suspension of operations in 2017, serving in various capacities including public address announcer, in-arena DJ and music man, and Director of Communications for the team. Dana also covered the Cottonmouths for the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer newspaper in the team’s final season.
Barker has also filled in as a PA announcer and play-by-play man at various times for the Huntsville Havoc, Knoxville Ice Bears, Macon Mayhem, and Mississippi RiverKings.
In 2011, Dana was the host of the first leaguewide podcast, “SPHL Weekly.” Teaming with former Knoxville off-ice official Robert Berglof, the show lasted one season. SPHL Weekly hosted players, coaches, league officials, and the SPHL Player of the Week each week.
Barker has also worked with the Columbus Lions indoor football team as a PA announcer, music man, scoreboard operator, and also as head referee for the team’s former youth indoor football program. He has also officiated various inline hockey leagues around the Columbus area and is currently a football official for the Alabama High School Athletic Association.
Dana works full-time in data and analytics for Total System Services, located in Columbus. He is also a staff meteorologist for WLTZ-TV in Columbus as he holds a master’s degree in applied meteorology from Mississippi State University. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Columbus State University.
Barker resides in Auburn, Ala. (War Eagle!) with his wife, Sarah, and toddler son, Colin.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
JT is excited to join The Sin Bin as a contributor covering the Knoxville Ice Bears. He is currently a junior at the University of Tennessee, working towards a degree in journalism & electronic media. JT has lived in Knoxville his entire life. He started following the Ice Bears in 2012.
Born in Fort Wayne, IN, I attended my first hockey game at one week old in Fort Wayne at a Komets game. I moved to Indianapolis when I was five and when I found out that Indianapolis was getting a professional hockey team, I was ecstatic. I got season tickets to the inaugural Indy Fuel season when I was 11. Not only am I a fan, but I played youth hockey for 11 years. I guess you could say I really like hockey.
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 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.
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”
I have lived my whole life in Toledo, OH and am late to being a hockey fan. I joined the bandwagon in high school with a love of the Detroit Red Wings. In 2011, I picked up a camera for the first time and began shooting the Toledo Walleye while attending games as a fan.
From there, it blossomed into a love of hockey and hockey photography.
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.
I was born and raised in Orange County, CA by a hockey loving family. I moved to Boise to work towards my Marketing degree at Boise State University. During my time at Boise State, I had the opportunity to be a Media Relations Intern for the Idaho Steelheads, where my passion for sports media, specifically Hockey, revealed itself. I served as an Intern for the remainder of my undergraduate career. I graduated from Boise State with my Marketing degree in May 2019. I am continuing my education at Arkansas State University where I am working towards my Masters in Sports Administration at their online campus. I am excited to be continuing my passion for sports media by covering the Steelheads for the 2019-20 season!
Founded The Sin Bin in 2012 with the hopes of giving fans a voice. Fell in love with the game of hockey when my cousin started taking me to The Spectrum to watch my Philadelphia Flyers play when I was four years old. Proud husband and father. Strong believer in Karma, and working hard but playing harder.
Having lived most of my life in Okinawa, Japan, you wouldn’t think that I love ice hockey or know much about it coming from that tropical island. But, I played hockey for a long part of my life and still love it. All throughout High School I took classes like Photoshop, Lightroom, and Indesign so that I could be on the yearbook photography team. My junior and senior year is when I became part of not only that team and class but also the journalism class as well. Ever since then I have loved photography. I started with the Grizzlies as an in-house photographer intern and now am a proud member of #TeamSinBin.
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.
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.
Robbie Boerth was born in New Orleans and was raised in Atlanta, Nashville, and Mobile. He currently resides in Central Florida. His parents are North Dakota natives, so he had a love of hockey lurking dormant in his blood, but it wasn’t until his son Chad got turned onto the Orlando Solar Bears that Robbie’s true ice spirit awakened.
Robbie is a high school English teacher by day. When he isn’t following minor league hockey, he avidly pursues strategy and roleplaying games. He has also been known to make a mean jambalaya. You can follow his and Chad Boerth’s coverage of the Orlando Solar Bears through Twitter @SinBinSolarBear.
Ted Warren is a credentialed Media Member with the Norfolk Admirals of the ECHL. This season marks Warren’s first in the ECHL and fourth covering the Admirals. Prior to joining The Sin Bin, Ted spent three seasons with Thehockeywriters.com covering the Admirals . The 27-year-old will be bringing you features on players, coaches and everything Norfolk Admirals.
I started my photography passion when in high school for fun to make memories. Overtime it developed into being something much more and decided to go to Sheridan College to further develop my skills.
Having a huge love for hockey and photography, it was bound the two would intertwine. It was 3 short years ago I started photographing the Brampton Beast and never looked back!
Did someone say road trip to an away game?
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
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.