I cover the Tampa Bay Lightning for The Hockey Writers. Born and raised in the Tampa Bay Area, my love for hockey did not begin until early in my college career (2004). A fall 2009 graduate of the Journalism & Media Studies program at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg (USFSP), I've spent the past 7+ years blogging for various Lightning sites. These include Rant Sports, Fansided "Bolts by the Bay", WBLZ Media and a brief stint with SB Nation's "Raw Charge". You can contact me on Twitter, @TBLightning491.