Chris Halicke (@chalicke)- Staff: One of the LTP’s senior citizens. I have my AA in Liberal Arts. Sports journalism is my crack. Avid hockey player and fan. Also big football and baseball fan. I always think I’m right, even when I’m wrong.
Austin Ulm (@_AustinMatthews)- Staff: I am a freshman at The University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg. I am a goalie who has played hockey for 6 years now. In my free time I enjoy working on cars, and of course playing hockey. I am a huge Penguins fan and also the Oilers.
Brad Franjione (@FranjiPensPress)- Staff: My name is Brad Franjione. I’m 21 years old pursuing a math education degree at Duquesne University. I’ve been a Pens fan my whole life and have been playing hockey since I was 10. Phil Kessel is a Stanley Cup champion.
Josh Boulton (@ToughCallBlog)- Staff: Cool. Calm. Canadian. I love hockey and I love talking about it with others. Big on player development, player safety, and donairs.
Wyatt Fiedler (@ItIsntFehr)- Staff: Born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA. Always have been a penguins fan and never strayed away in the slightest. Striving to be one of the most well-known sports journalists in the world.
Matthew Matera (@matty4_matera20)- Staff: Recent graduate of the University of Tampa with a degree in Sports Management. I loved sports ever since I could remember so I knew that’s what I wanted to do with my life. Been lucky enough to work for many great sports organizations including the ESPYS Awards show, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sports Talk Florida, and now writing/editing for GMB Sports. When I’m not writing for GMB or Let’s Talk Pens I’m working for the Bradenton Marauders. I’m a passionate, die-hard Penguins fan, but other than hockey I root for sports teams from New York, where I’m originally from.
Brendan Poe (@goodkdmaattacty)- Graphics: I’m a senior in high school, soon to be graphic design student in college. I’ve been a Penguins fan all my life, living about half an hour from the city. I’ve played hockey since I was 4, primarily as a defenseman and goalie. I like to consider myself a hockey jersey nerd; I own 25 from various teams and leagues. I also write on Thursdays for http://hockeyjerseyconcepts.com, and here’s some of my other design work if you’re interested: https://www.behance.net/BpoeCreative.
Connor Andrews (@connorandrews31) Staff: I am a junior in high school currently. I was born in Pittsburgh, but currently live out of state for hockey. I’m a goalie and started playing when I was 8. I’m a huge Penguins fan as well as a big Ducks fan.
Ryan Pawloski (@RyanPawloski_12) Staff: Hi I’m Ryan P, I’m studying sports journalism at Penn State. I over anything Pittsburgh sports especially the Steelers and Pens. I look forward to chasing my dreams of being a successful sports journalist.
Lexi Waltz (@pgh_hockey_) Staff: I am currently a junior in high school and plan to attend Robert Morris University for Sports Marketing. I was born in England but when I was 2 moved to the greatest city in the world, Pittsburgh. I’ve played soccer for 13 years and played dek hockey for 6 years. My love for hockey started when I was 9 years old and I’ve been hooked ever since. I plan to coach YMCA dek hockey this spring and summer. Other NHL teams I consider to be my favorites are the Dallas Stars and Toronto Maple Leafs.