2018 in Review: Writing Edition

In 2018, I wrote about the deplorable conditions at Sky Blue FC for Deadspin, the impact of Willie O’Ree’s induction to the Hockey Hall for Fansided, Miye D’Oench on privilege in hockey & society for ThinkProgress, and much more. It was a good year! … More 2018 in Review: Writing Edition

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Five at The IX featuring Ailish Forfar

Ailish is a rockstar! I spoke with her a week ago about her time covering the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Paralympic Games for Samsung. Enjoy! Erica L. Ayala: Let’s start with South Korea. You got to go Olympics, the Paralympics, and cover that for Samsung. How did that opportunity come about? Ailish Forfar: I started a second degree at Ryerson … More Five at The IX featuring Ailish Forfar

ICYMI: The IX Newsletter talks to Val Ackerman about the future of women’s ice hockey

Hi all: I haven’t updates in a while, but ahead of my next hockey edition of The IX Newsletter, I wanted to repost my interview with Val Ackerman from last week. You might recognize the name Val Ackerman from her time with the NBA, USA Basketball, the first WNBA President, or as the current commissioner … More ICYMI: The IX Newsletter talks to Val Ackerman about the future of women’s ice hockey

Five at The IX Newsletter: Shannon Szabados

Below is my quick interview with Shannon Szabados for The IX Newsletter. Be sure to subscribe to the FREE newsletter to receive weekly updates for women’s soccer (Mondays), basketball (Wednesdays) and hockey (with me on Fridays). Legendary goaltender Shannon Szabados, Buffalo Beauts Erica L. Ayala: What do you think will be some adjustments as you prepare … More Five at The IX Newsletter: Shannon Szabados

ICYMI: My Interview with Sherry Ross for The IX Newsletter

In my first season on the NWHL Broadcast team, I got to work with Sherry Ross, a pioneer in hockey.  Sherry served as the radio voice of the New Jersey Devils. She became the first woman to serve as an analyst during the 1994 Stanley Cup Finals. Again she cracked the glass ceiling when she … More ICYMI: My Interview with Sherry Ross for The IX Newsletter