Introduction To Your Newest Staff Writer: Ashley March
Growing up in Cornwall, Ontario, Canada, I was accustomed to seeing hockey rinks at an early age. Following the hometown Cornwall Royals, Cornwall Aces, (with the great Garth Snow between the pipes!) and Cornwall Colts, I found a passion inside that has never left. Hockey. I reluctantly cheered on the Toronto Maple Leafs with my father in the 90′s and can recall the ’93 Cup run like it happened yesterday. Since then, my love for the game flourished and I found a team to call my own, the Philadelphia Flyers.
Being a woman in any part of the sporting world can be intimidating. Over the past few years I have found myself waiting to make my opinions known and have an outlet for other aspiring women who love the game. I was lucky enough to be presented an opportunity as a staff writer for Blackout Dallas, Fansided’s Dallas Stars site. With that push, I jumped into the world of sports journalism with two feet.
Garth Snow playing for my now defunct hometown Cornwall Aces.
I currently write and post my own hockey musings for my own blog, www.marchhockey.com. I’m also the Philadelphia Flyers writer for www.thefarmclub.net. Don’t let all this Flyers stuff fool you; I am an Eastern Conference woman at heart. I take pride and research every team that plays out of it. I have a superior hockey knowledge and thirst for the history of each team and the game itself.
You’ll find my writing amusing and serious both at the same time. I also like to enrich readers with articles pertaining to the past so that the New York Islanders legacy will never be forgotten.
With that being said, I hope the fans and readers will welcome me with open arms. After all, WE ARE ALL ISLANDERS.
Feel free to follow me on Twitter: @MarchHockey