Hello The Checking Line readers, my name is Shane Blackburn and I am the newest writer for The Checking Line- Isles Edition.  Hockey has always been a large part of my life, I began playing at the age of five and stopped playing, competitively, at eighteen playing at the junior level.  Currently I am still very involved in hockey as the coach of a local, Staten Island, high school varsity team and I plan on taking the officiating seminar and test this coming season.  

From the moment I first watched hockey I knew it was going to be my favorite sport, and I have grown up as  die hard Islanders' fan.  As a hockey fan I can watch, read and listen to anything that has to do with the sport however, nothing takes precedence over the New York Islanders.

I had been writing my own blog before contacting the staff at The Checking Line and becoming the newest Isles' writer.  In my posts I like to look at the analytical side of the game.  I hope to keep The Checking Line's readers both informed and entertained through my posts. 

I am extremely excited about joining the staff here at The Checking Line and am very grateful for the opportunity I have been presented with.  Check back tomorrow for my first feature, the first of many. (Photo Credit: Insiderhockey/Flickr)

-Shane Blackburn

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Mike Flannery's picture

Welcome aboard Shane! Looking forward to your slant on all things Isles.

Shane Blackburn's picture

Thank you Mike, I am looking forward to being a part of the staff, and getting to interact with other Islander and Sound Tiger fans on a regular basis.

George Prax's picture

Shane, I'm a little late to the game, but welcome to the site! Looking forward to working with you.