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Featured Stories

How Beau Jelsma Found Passion in Both Farming and Hockey

Barrie Colts, December 2021

Beau Jelsma's "hockey life" is wildly different compared to his peers. Unlike many prospective NHL players, Jelsma grew up in a small farming town outside of London, Ontario. Every summer, he heads back home to drive tractors, feed cattle and work on the farm. In my conversation with him, Jelsma shares his detailed passion for farming, some stories from his upbringing in the country, and how he's been able to balance his love for farming and hockey.

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Optimism & Opportunity: Joey Daccord's Long Journey to the NHL

The Hockey Writers, March 2021

When I sat down with Ottawa Senators prospect Joey Daccord to record episode two of the Get Your Head in the Game podcast, the NHL season had yet to begin. Some 5 months later, Daccord is with the Senators, playing consistently at the NHL level. After earning his first career NHL win on the 14th, it was only fitting to retell his story from that interview in November, and how far he's come as a player. In my first ever feature story, get to know Joey and his journey to the NHL.

Building Character: How Angus MacDonell Continues to Set Himself Apart

The Hockey Writers, August 2021

Angus MacDonell was recently drafted 13th overall by the Sarnia Sting in the 2021 OHL Draft. But the story on how he got there might surprise junior hockey fans everywhere. I sat down with him (virtually) and the people he's closest with in order to tell the story behind what sets him apart.

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“Looking Ahead”: An Open Letter to the Supporters of the PHF

Venus Sports, September 2021

The NWHL rebrand came as a surprise to many who support the growth of women's hockey. But I explain why the change was not only necessary, but effective, as a new era of women's hockey begins.

Novels

a complete collection of my debut novels

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Click the book cover to read the virtual edition of The Definition of Creativity, my first independently published book. Encompassed in the 17 chapter story are anecdotes, personal memories, as well as in-depth opinions about various subjects relevant in today's landscape. As an 18 year old, I caught a lot of people off guard when I announced that I had written something of this magnitude. Nonetheless, my peers thoroughly enjoyed it and I hope you do as well. 

Click the book cover to read Assembly Required, my second independently published book. I took a much more artistic and philosophical approach to the topics referenced here, which ultimately contrasts my first book nicely. Shining a much needed light on subjects like mental health, systemic racism, and the inevitable conclusion of my high school journey, my second novel serves as an important placeholder for one of the best periods of my life so far.

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