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An E-mail Interview with Hockey Historian Jennifer Conway

When it comes to the National Hockey League, there have been a lot of great moments, plays, players, coaches and stories.

One person who is extremely interested in hockey’s past is Jennifer Conway, also known as @NHLhistorygirl. Jennifer was kind enough to tell us about how she got into hockey, how she became a hockey historian, some interesting hockey-history items she has, and more.

PH: How did you get into hockey?
JC: I had a crush on a defenceman when I was about 10. Lost the crush and kept the hockey.

PH: Growing up, who was your favorite team/player?
JC: I’m a Habs fan, always have been, but growing up, Theo Fleury and Saku Koivu were my guys. Fleury because he was little, underestimated and fierce. Saku…is a love I can’t quite articulate. I think it’s because he’s humble, very talented, and able to overcome all the injuries and cancer with a fantastic attitude.

PH: At what point in your life did you know that you wanted to be a hockey historian?
JC: It wasn’t until around 2007 or 08 that I actually considered it. I was in a MA program for Literature and wasn’t very happy. I began writing about hockey stories I found interesting, which led me to write occasionally for Joe Pelletier and www.greatesthockeylegends.com. I decided to switch to history and never looked back.

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