I'm not related to Phil or Tony, but I have played, coached, scouted, and written about hockey. I'm getting back into writing after teaching elementary school for the past 15 years. Prior to becoming an educator, I covered collegiate and pro hockey for nearly a decade for a New Jersey newspaper. My beats included Princeton University, the Eastern College Athletic Conference, the East Coast Hockey League, and the ECHL's Trenton Titans. I also covered the New York Rangers' playoff run in 1997.