Contributors

Isaac Berg – Content Manager / Editor, @Isaac_Berg_

Isaac Berg is a recent college graduate from Mercyhurst University in Erie, Pennsylvania. Over the last four years, he spent his time working with the Mercyhurst Men’s Division I Hockey Team as their Student Director of Hockey Operations.

Jesse Phillips – Co-founder & CTO, @jessephil

Jesse is passionate about hockey and grew up in Kamloops, BC cheering for the Blazers. He jumped ship and sported his Cougar’s jersey in seasons ticket seats in Prince George, BC for several years. But he is back in Kamloops and sharing his passion for the Blazers with his 2-year-old son. He played and reffed hockey for many years and is excited to bring together his love for the game and skills for web development.

Paul Figler – Co-founder & CEO, @Paul_Figler

Paul has been involved with hockey since he could put skates on his feet. The Western Hockey League became a passion for him when he moved to Red Deer in 2012. DUBNetwork is one of many passion projects Paul has, he’s currently working on his degree in Business Management.

Sam Hossack – Barrie Colts Beat, @samhossack4

Sam Hossack is 19 years old and runs the Social Media / Game Night Promotions for the Orillia Terriers Junior C Hockey Club. He has been a fan of the Ontario Hockey League since the age of about eight and has attended over 10 OHL Rinks for games over the last few seasons.

Jason Koshinskie –  Erie Otters Beat, @WhiteoutHockey

Jason is a writer and editor with 20 years of professional experience. He’s covered news, features, sports, and business for newspapers, magazines, and websites in Pennsylvania and North Carolina. A longtime hockey fan, he enjoys being a rec-league rink rat. Away from the rink, he is a coffee fiend and Spider-Man aficionado. He has served as a sports information assistant and statistician at Gannon University for 15 years. He received a bachelor of arts degree in journalism from Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) and a bachelor of arts degree in philosophy from Gannon University. He lives in Erie, Pa.

Brandon Mills –  Flint Firebirds Beat, @bdoggmills

Brandon is a native of Flint, Michigan. He has his MBA with combined credits from Michigan State University (Go Green!) and The Ohio State University. He has been the game-day writer for the Flint Firebirds of the Ontario Hockey League since the beginning of the 2017-18 season. He joined Michigan Sports and Entertainment as a Detroit Red Wings writer during the 2018-19 season. His wife Taryn and five daughters share his love for the game of hockey and are often found at the rink in Flint. When he’s not at the rink or with family, he also works in new (Honda) and used car sales, security, and volunteers for his local high school’s band program.

Guelph Storm Beat – position available

Kennedy Player-Reid – Hamilton Bulldogs Beat, @kennedyreid_58

Kennedy grew up watching and playing hockey, and her passion grew with her. Raised in Hamilton, Ontario, she was surrounded by AHL and OHL hockey her entire life and was in the crowd to witness the Bulldogs 2018 OHL Championship. She is now attending Ryerson University’s Sports Media program.

Kingston Frontenacs Beat – position available

Kyle Outridge – OHL Unfiltered Host &  Kitchener Rangers Beat, @Kyle_Outridge

Kyle played some puck throughout his days. He has a passion for hockey and he’s carried that passion with him into podcasting.  He began podcasting by doing segments for the Leafs Convo on NHL Prospects before expanding to his own podcast Junior Hockey Talk. Kyle is always willing to talk hockey.

London Knights Beat – position available

Raine Hernandez – Mississauga Steelheads Beat, @BringerOfRaine

Raine Hernandez is a jack-of-all-trades when it comes to sports. A native of Mississauga Ontario, Raine has been following Junior hockey since he was 5 years old, specifically the Mississauga Steelheads, even dating back to their days as the Mississauga Ice Dogs than soon after the Mississauga St. Michaels Majors. Raine is also a Ryerson Rams writer for the ‘Eyeopener’, Ryerson’s school newspaper, all while entering into his second year in Ryerson’s Sports Media program.

Austin Broad – Niagara Ice Dogs Beat, @austin_broad

North Bay Battalion Beat – position available

Brandon Wright – Oshawa Generals Beat, @DCBrandonWright

Brandon is 20-years-old and has been an Oshawa Generals season ticket holder for 13 years. He is currently studying journalism-mass media at Durham College in Oshawa, Ont., and has a passion for writing and storytelling.

Aidan Battley – Ottawa 67’s Beat, @AidanBatt

Aidan is a current Communications and Media Studies student at Carleton University, who always had a passion for sports. Aidan is also a Para-ice Hockey player, former arena announcer and Hockey Canada licensed Coach.

Zach Scribner – Owen Sound Attack Beat, @z_scribner

Zach is a recent grad of Fanshawe’s Broadcast Journalism program where he won Sports Reporter of the Year. He’s a bit different than most Canadians, where you will find him at the Bayshore in Owen Sound on Saturday nights rather than watching Hockey Night in Canada like everyone else. He is also the media producer for thescout.ca.

John Hamill – Peterborough Petes Beat

John grew up and lives in Owen Sound ON. He completed his BTH 3 years bachelors of theology at Emmanuel Bible College in psychology and youth culture in Kitchener ON. Covering the Peterborough Petes for the 2019-20 season

Saginaw Spirit beat – position available

Sarnia Sting beat – position available

Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds – position available

Sudbury Wolves – position available

Johnathan Moran – Windsor Spitfires Beat, @JohnathanMoran_

Has been writing about hockey for the past five seasons and the Spitfires over the last year and a half. Has never looked back since moving to Windsor. Johnathan also does stats tracking and analytics for use in his writing.

Cody Wall –  Windsor Spitfires Beat, @Codywall62

Hockey has always been a huge passion of mine going back as far as I can remember. Over the past few years, I have had the opportunity to cover the Windsor Spitfires thanks to my program in college. Some the highlights in my young journalism career include interviewing Taylor Hall, building relationships with former and current Spitfire players and seeing the growth of young players such as Jean-Luc Foudy.

Matt Young – Contributor, @mattyoung71

Matt joins OHLNetwork after 4 years of co-hosting IceDogs This Week on YourTV and two years of co-hosting the OHL To The Point podcast. Matt has also written for Bullet News Niagara and Niagara This Week covering the IceDogs and the OHL as a whole. Matt lives in the Niagara region and is looking forward to providing his weekly thoughts on the OHL as part of the team at OHLNetwork.