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I was born and raised in sunny Tampa, Florida and will bleed Lightning Blue until the day I die. I'm a highly opinionated hockey fanatic, and enjoy watching many different teams such as the Chicago Blackhawks and the Colorado Avalanche, but my heart will always belong to the Tampa Bay Lightning. I'm also an avid fan of both baseball and football. My favorite teams include the Tampa Bay Rays, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and the Denver Broncos. You can follow me on Twitter @HeartagramGirl.
D. Frederick Cook is an aspiring novelist and a lifelong hockey fanatic. He is Bolts by the Bay's resident Canadian, operating out of New Brunswick, where he is bombarded daily by updates on Canadian teams by multiple sources. He might well be Canada's only Tampa Bay Lightning fan, and as such, risks bodily harm in most sports-related conversations and at all social gatherings. Go Bolts.
I'm a 28 year old hockey fanatic currently living in Ottawa, Ontario. I've been writing about hockey in some fashion for several years and I've enjoyed watching the Lightning become one of the most exciting teams in the NHL. If I'm not watching hockey it's because it's Sunday and the Indianapolis Colts are on. Twitter: @chiassontb E-mail: [email protected]
Lauren Burg is a proud & passionate fan of one of the NHL's southernmost teams, the Tampa Bay Lightning. A lifelong resident of the Tampa Bay area, Lauren graduated from the University of South Florida's world-renowned journalism program located on their St. Petersburg campus back in 2009. In her free time, she enjoys attending local sporting events, taking photographs and traveling.
Born in Chicago, Illinois, Grew up playing and loving sports. Spent most of my formative years debating, arguing and talking sports. Now, I write for two FanSided sites: Bolts by the Bay - Tampa Bay Lightning site and Rays Colored Glasses - Tampa Bay Rays site. I shoot straight and call them like I see them.
Angelo Resciniti, once a youthful sports writer for the long-defunct Hollywood (Florida) SUN-TATTLER, is the author of 30+ books -- many of them sports-related -- for young readers. He retired two years ago after 34 years happily teaching English and writing in Hillsborough County Public Schools. His former students include Lightning beat writer Erik Erlendsson and Lightning broadcast and radio personality Matt Sammon. Resciniti lives in Seffner. His wife of 32 years is a librarian and their daughter is an architectural designer with HOK in Tampa. When he is not absorbed in all things Tampa Bay Lightning, Resciniti can be found book scouting for vintage paperbacks, hiking in the woods, goofing around with his computer and electronics, or reading a Florida-themed thriller. Resciniti has been a fan of the Tampa Bay Lightning since the team's inception in 1992, attending the very first public event held by the team as well as enjoying several debut-season games in the barn on the Florida State Fairgrounds.
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