Former pro and popular writer joins theScore's new hockey blog, Backhand Shelf
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TORONTO, Sept. 30, 2011 /CNW/ - Score Media Inc. (TSX: SCR), today announces that hockey pro turned writer, Justin
Bourne, has officially joined theScore. Son of Bob Bourne - who won 4
Stanley Cups with the Islanders in the 80's - Justin brings a great
combination of player insight, irreverence and humour to theScore's
soon-to-be launched hockey blog, Backhand Shelf. A frequent contributor to Yahoo!'s Puck Daddy Blog, USA Today and The Hockey News, he is one the select few high-level athletes who has made a successful
transition to sports writing.
"I'm just truly pumped to take this opportunity and run with it," says
Justin. "The team at theScore has given me the chance to create the
very site I've been scheming in my head for a while now. It should have
a pretty unique flavour."
The blog, which launches October 3rd, will also include contributions from Ryan Lambert (Puck Daddy), Cam Charron (SBnation) and original video from Down Goes Brown/Bloge Salming.
"theScore is ecstatic to add this great writer to its blogging roster,"
says Joe Ross, theScore's Director of Content. "He'll bring the same
unique style and insight that made him a standout at Yahoo."
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