Joseph Vito DeLuca

Joe, American born, now makes his residence in Berlin, Germany where he does PR within the capital city's burgeoning tech scene. In addition to Germany, he has experience in the US, UK and Italy that spans the professional world and academia.Armed with a BA in Journalism/Mass Communication and an MA in Integrated Marketing Communications from St.Bonaventure University, Joe has a wide array of skills encompassing, social media, online writing, public relations, copywriting, online marketing and mobile advertising.His professional background spans the advertising, gaming, mobile, education and sports industries.


Recent Articles by Joseph Vito

Hockey in Distant Places

Hockey in Distant Places

Hockey is always referred to as a global game, and given the World’s shrinking boarders of today, that couldn’t be a truer statement. While North America and Northern Europe usually […]

by · January 26, 2015 · 0 comments · International Hockey
Venues such as the BB&T Center may find themselves filled with a new fans very soon. (Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports)

Booing, Tanking & Fandom

As we approach the all-star break, races are heating up. Teams are jockeying for position. Transactions are being made, shaping the second half of the season. Games are being won […]

by · January 19, 2015 · 6 comments · Buffalo Sabres
(Photo by Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze)
Sam Reinhart of the WHL's Kootenay Ice will be expected to lead the way offensively and is also a candidate to captain Team Canada at the 2015 world juniors.

Buffalo Sabres’ Sam Reinhart Delivers For Canada at WJC

Heading into the World Junior Hockey Championship, Samson “Sam” Reinhart was expected to be one of the players crucial to the success of Team Canada, and he certainly delivered. He […]

by · January 6, 2015 · 0 comments · Buffalo Sabres
Jokerit Plays against Ak Bars on 11 December 2014 in Kazan, Russia.

Riches, Rubles & Russian Hockey

As the Russian Ruble continues to plummet, the Kontinental Hockey League’s future hangs in the balance. The Russian-based league once considered to rival the NHL is now fighting to stay […]

by · December 30, 2014 · 0 comments · International Hockey, KHL
Picks like Sam Reinhart will now get tested at the combine in Buffalo the next two seasons. (Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports)

Will Another Buffalo Sabre Become a World Junior Hero?

Last year was the year of Rasmus Ristolainen, as he upset host nation Sweden with an overtime goal in the gold medal game. Could another Buffalo Sabres player rise to […]

Zemgus Girgensons has been playing very well with Matt Moulson and Tyler Ennis - and fantasy managers will likely capitalize on the situation if the sophomore can keep up his current level of play. (Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports)

Zemgus Girgensons the All-Star?

The Hockey News reported that as of November 28, Buffalo Sabres forward Zemgus Girgensons was fourth overall in voting (and most recently has been as high as second) for the 2015 […]

Should the Buffalo Sabres Trade Tyler Myers?

Should the Buffalo Sabres Trade Tyler Myers?

Although it’s only the middle of November, when you’re firmly planted in the basement (yet again) and one of the few teams labeled as an early season seller, trade speculation […]

by · November 16, 2014 · 5 comments · Buffalo Sabres
Pictures from the friendly international game between the Dutch National Team and the French National Team (3-1) of Saturday 8 Feb 2014 in Eindhoven, The Netherlands (NIJB)

Dutch Hockey: Building the Game From the Inside Out

After taking a look at hockey’s early history, Dutch leagues and the national governing body in part one of our series on hockey in the Netherlands, we’ll examine the country’s challenge […]

by · November 9, 2014 · 4 comments · International Hockey
Here's an inside look at the IJssportcentrum in Eindhoven

The State of Hockey in the Netherlands

As a two-part series, THW will examine the state of ice hockey in the Netherlands. In this first instalment, we’ll take a look at hockey’s early history, Dutch leagues and […]

by · October 31, 2014 · 0 comments · International Hockey
(Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports)

The Forgotten Prospect: Joel Armia

With what already appears to be another long season in Buffalo, fans can’t help think about the team’s stockpile of prospects and drafts picks and what some of those draft […]

by · October 14, 2014 · 1 comment · Buffalo Sabres
Helsinki, Finland

The Real NHL Expansion Markets Are in Europe

One of the hot topics in the NHL has been expansion, with rumors of Quebec, Seattle, Toronto and Las Vegas as potential cities. However, this thinking seems a bit too […]

by · September 11, 2014 · 14 comments · The Business of Hockey
(Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports)

The World Cup, Hockey & The American Way

A throng of casual fans tightly pack together and surround the television screens inside their local gastropub. As the pace of the game accelerates, so too do the heartbeats of the anxious […]