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Ryan Fedrau,Site Expert
Chicago Sports Blogger, who is the Site Expert of Blackhawk Up, while contributing to DaWindyCity and FanSided NFL, MMA. #BrickByBrick
Chicago Native who watches a lot of hockey and football, maybe a little too much, trying to make watching sports his profession. Studying at Loyola University Chicago pursuing a degree in multimedia journalism.
I'm a sports fan, but hockey above all else. I've played, coached, refereed, taught, coordinated, and now I get to write about the best game in the world. Being a Contributor to Blackhawk Up and Editor in Leaf will help me prove that you can, in fact, have two favourite teams.
Ask anyone what my passion is and you will always get "hockey". Lifelong hockey fan who you can't convince that it isn't the best sport in the world.
I am a huge Chicago Blackhawks fan and very excited that i get to write about them!
College football player at Taylor University that loves hockey. I watch every Blackhawks game, so why not write about it? Golf player, wait no. I'm not good enough to call myself a golf player. I enjoy playing golf.
A long time blogger and content creator who has a passion for Chicago sports, video games, craft beer and Italian beef sandwiches.
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