Joining The Athletic Edmonton


Happy to announce that I’ll be doing some freelance work for The Athletic Edmonton this upcoming season. Really looking forward to working with a talented group of writers, including Jonathan Willis, Allan Mitchell, Minnia Feng and Pat McLean.

Related: At long last, The Athletic Comes to Edmonton – The Athletic Edmonton (2017, September 8)

The primary focus of The Athletic is to provide quality content and analysis, and moves away from the traditional, ad-dependent business model of sports media companies. The Athletic requires a subscription to access their full content, but I can assure you that it’s well worth the cost. The Athletic has hired experienced writers to focus on various teams and provide outstanding hockey coverage. It’ll be a lot of fun to be a small part of it.

A big thank you to The Athletic, James Mirtle and Jonathan Willis for the opportunity. And thank you to everyone who has reached out to me, it means a lot. Should be a fun season!

Couple links to check out regarding The Athletic:

  • Letter from the Editor: Why The Athletic Has a Paywall – The Athletic (2017, February 27)
  • The Athletic is bringing subscription-based local sports coverage to a city near you – Tech Crunch (2016, July 8)
  • As ESPN Falters, Sports Startup Chases Fans Tired of ‘Old Fluff’ – Bloomberg (2017, July 24)
  • The Athletic, that local sports startup with no advertising, raises $5.4 million and scoops up Sports Illustrated’s former top editor – Nieman Lab (2017, July 7)

Please note that I’ll continue using this web site as a centralized repository for all my hockey-related work. Along with The Athletic, you’ll continue to find my work on The Copper & Blue, as well as on the CBC Edmonton News.

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