Hazel

Hazel Rayson

I graduated from The University of Northampton in the summer of 2011 with a (BA) Media Studies degree. In this degree we covered many aspects of the the history of the media, photography and editing. I’ve always enjoyed creative writing and photography.

I am an avid ice hockey fan, wife and mother to a nearly 5 year old girl and I’ve been known to bake up a mean cake or two if asked nicely!

I first became interested in hockey in December 2014, through an online community I was apart of and I quickly found my true team in the Washington Capitals. Whether it was watching some of the most amazing saves from Braden Holtby or the phenomenal skills of Alex Ovechkin, Evgeny Kuznetsov and Nick Backstrom I was hooked. I’d listen to every single game I possibly could, soon finding out I could get some games on TV here in the UK and running with it. I’m quite often still awake in the early hours of the morning cheering on the boys in red, white and blue.

Fast forward to 2/9/2015 and I took my seat glass-side at Sheffield Arena to see the Sheffield Steelers take on the Frolunda Indians and even though the Steelers lost I was completely swept up in the atmosphere of the game is come to love so much in my home country. That game was the point at which life changed for me. I’d found something I was truly passionate about and I’ve not looked back since.

My dream job now would be to work within the media of a club. I currently write for the Coventry Blaze OnFire magazine and the Milton Keynes Lightning Strike magazine, specifically dealing with the away player interviews every month. This is allowing me to build strong and lasting relationships with many of the Elite League clubs and keeping lines of communication open for follow up interviews in the future. I have recently begun writing for British Ice Hockey, but my main focus is Chasing The Puck and securing the best material possible for OnFire and Lightning Strike. 

I’d be happy to provide interviews and opinion pieces for other ice hockey publications and I can provide unbiased (not team swayed) articles for print or online media. Please drop me an email or contact me through twitter or Instagram. I look forward to providing quality content for your hockey publications. 

Twitter: @hazelrayon

Instagram: @hazel_rayson

Email: hazel.chasingthepuck@gmail.com 

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