Guest Contributors

Sean Tierney

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Sean Tierney writes articles about Atlantic Division teams, working to include analytics whenever possible. He has also written about the Leafs, Habs, Sens, Raptors, and Blue Jays for Fansided, The Hockey Writers, and Bleacher Report. He enjoys long walks on the beach and candle lit dinners, definitely isn’t the tallest guy in the men’s rec basketball league, and sports a distinctively thick beard whenever appropriate. Follow him on twitter @SeanTierneyTSS

Disgruntled Hopeful


Over the interwebs I am known as Disgruntled Hopeful, I am not well known, and I personally like it that way. I enjoy ranting and raving about Hockey, specifically the Toronto Maple Leafs (Hence being Disgruntled yet unbelievably Hopeful. I write for LeafsHub. Opinions are my own, though some share similar thoughts. I call this Biological Extrasensory Electra-telepathic Plagiarism a.k.a BEEP. I have 3 daughters and purchased a gun (the water kind) because they are my everything. My wife is pretty cool too. Follow him on twitter @LeafsLostSoul

Sara Garcia

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Sara Garcia is a student studying sport management and communication. She goes against the grain with a strong Western Conference bias, and hopes that someone other than Chicago manages to win the Stanley Cup. In her free time, she can be found training to get back to playing hockey and trying to uncover what sorcery is behind how the game is played. Follow her on twitter @Sara_LNR

Jennifer Rhorer

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Jennifer Rhorer is a statistician who enjoys yelling at players as they do the sports. She has a complex and ever-shifting hierarchy of what team she will cheer for for any given game, but here favorites are the Stars and the Habs. Follow her on twitter @jrho_jrho

Taylor Lipsett

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For more than a decade, Taylor Lipsett has lived all things sled hockey. Lipsett has been on the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team since 2003. He has three Paralympic medals under his belt, having earned gold at the Vancouver Games in 2010 and the Sochi Games in 2014 and bronze in Torino in 2006. In addition to competing for Team USA, Lipsett has played with several club teams including the Dallas Ice Hawks (2002-06 and 2008-10), the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) Blackhawks (2006-08), Minnesota Northern (2010-11) and the Dallas Stars (2011-current). In 2012, he helped the Stars to the USA Hockey Sled Classic Division A Championship, presented by the NHL.

Lipsett has excelled in the physically grueling sport of sled hockey despite living with osteogenesis imperfecta, a disorder also referred to as “brittle bone disease,” which has led to him breaking over 100 bones and going through 30+ surgeries. He was named a National Collegiate Scholar at Southern Methodist University, where he graduated with a degree in finance in 2009, and now pursues the University of Texas at Dallas pursuing his MBA.  He currently lives in Plano, Texas, and works is a Trust Fund Portfolio Investment Manager at U.S. Trust, Bank of America. You can follow him on twitter at @usasledsniper7

3 thoughts on “Guest Contributors

  1. Dear Jennifer,

    I really enjoyed your article about the NHL and lack of involvement with the LGBTQIA community. I work for the Sharks have have been in charge of our special event each that we’ve held it and I appreciate the mention of our team. We have scheduled this seasons event for Saturday, Mar. 5th vs. the Canucks, and I would like to invite you to attend on me. I can’t offer flights and accommodations, but I can offer tickets and would like to have you as my guest.

    Adam King


    • Adam,

      Thanks for the offer, and a big thanks, too, to the Sharks organization for your ongoing support of the LGBTQIA community!

      I’m not sure right now if I would be able to take off work for a trip out west. Would you mind if I touched base with you again in a few months to give you a definite answer?



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