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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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An E-mail Interview with Hockey Trivia Expert, Hockey Lifer & Hockey Personality Liam Maguire

In hockey, we have people called hockey lifers.

These particular people seem to be involved in all aspects of the game and just live for the great game of hockey. I recently conducted an e-mail interview with a hockey lifer and this particular person carved out his own niche as a hockey trivia expert. This gentleman is Liam Maguire.

Liam is a hockey author, web site editor, a minor league (kids) hockey coach, a hockey trivia expert, and as you will find out in the e-mail interview below, much, much, more.

PH: How did you get into hockey?
LM: I got into hockey like most kids growing up in Canada. I was watching the games as far back as I can remember and I bugged my dad for skates for probably a year until he bought some for me. e was right off the boat from Dublin, Ireland, didn’t really know anything about the sport but once I got those skates and a stick I was hooked. My second year skating I joined a league, I was 9 years old and it’s been a lifelong love affair with the sport as a player, a fan and coach ever since.

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