SportyMags

Hey sports fans!! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I am a self admitted “rink rat” so a lot of this blog will be about figure skating and hockey, however as an ex-figure skater, ex-varsity athlete and a sports fan in general, I usually have thoughts and opinions about alot of different sports I follow, so visit often!

Category Archives: Hockey

Yuzuru Hanyu: Pressure and Expectations

Ah, the Olympic season.  Is there anything better?  For a fan, if you follow amateur sports, there is nothing like the Olympics!  For an amateur athlete it is the pinnacle … Continue reading

July 1, 2017 · 9 Comments

Aito Iguchi: Japanese Hockey Prodigy

Last year a video about a talented young Japanese phenom hockey player came across my Facebook timeline.  I watched it and was amazed by his skills, then forgot about it.  Flash … Continue reading

May 10, 2017 · 2 Comments

NHL:Day one of the 2016/2016 Season

Only after Johnny signed his 6 year $40.5 million dollar (USD) deal did I allow myself to get excited about the new NHL season!!  I started to get worried about … Continue reading

October 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

Hockey and Figure Skating Nicknames

The big excitement here recently has been the return of Connor McDavid to the Edmonton Oilers lineup after he broke his collarbone.  I laughed aloud when the radio called him … Continue reading

February 10, 2016 · 12 Comments

Yuzuru Hanyu: Ice Size, Does It Matter?

It seems that for every World Championship event or season leading up to an Olympic year in either figure skating or ice hockey, the discussions about ice surface sizes starts up again.  In both hockey fandoms and … Continue reading

January 29, 2016 · 4 Comments

NHL: Johnny Hockey

I’ll admit, at first I was a doubter.  When the Flames drafted Johnny Gaudreau in the fourth round, 104th overall, of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, my first thought was “not … Continue reading

December 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

Yuzuru Hanyu: Sports Memorabilia

The business and world of sports memorabilia is huge.  When items like game worn jerseys or game used equipment can be used to raise money for charities, it is such a wonderful thing. … Continue reading

August 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Yuzuru Hanyu: A Generational Skater

I thought I would try something a bit different in this blog post, and combine 2 sports that I truly love, figure skating and hockey.  Pretty much the only thing … Continue reading

July 10, 2015 · 2 Comments

NHL: Carey Price – “Priceless” Selfie Photobomb

You have to love it when NHL guys show us they are just like kids too!!  During a recent Montreal Canadiens game against the New York Islanders, during a timeout, … Continue reading

March 24, 2015 · 1 Comment

NHL: The Softer Side of Ovechkin

Hey hockey fans!! So we constantly hear about Alex Ovechkin and how he doesn’t possess the leadership skills like Sidney Crosby to lead his team to a Stanley Cup. Well…this … Continue reading

January 26, 2015 · 1 Comment
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