Dante is a lifelong hockey fan that lives for reading, writing about and discussing the history of hockey just as much as the game's present and future aspects.
An elite pick-up hockey player who is always ready to play some puck, Dante also targets fitness, sports conditioning and nutrition as potential career paths.
Currently co-lead writer and editor of www.WeWantACup.com, Dante hopes that young hockey fans continue to grow up with a desire to truly appreciate the rich and complex history of the game.
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