Author Archives: Jess Mikula

Antidote Heatwave: Pucktalk in Titletown

What began several years ago as a humble and modest offseason gathering of American Hockey League broadcasters for a weekend of golf and poker (and a few puck sodas) has given rise to a full-fledged meet-and-greet with the broadcasters event … Continue reading

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A Mid-Summer State of the Bears

Barely a month ago, the town of Hershey was ensconced in celebration.  Again. A fitting conclusion to the best season in AHL history — and arguably one of the greatest in all of hockey — the Bears hoisted the club’s … Continue reading

Posted in American Hockey League, Hershey Bears, Hockey Towns, Minor Pro Hockey, Prospects | 3 Comments

Chronicles of the Job Hunt (in Hockey): The Quest for My First Paying Gig

[OFB note: Jess Mikula, stats guru and game summary writer for the Hershey Bears, first chimed in on a file for us a few months back, and maintains her own blog, Thoughts on Goal. She’s a great friend of OFB … Continue reading

Posted in American Hockey League, Hershey Bears, John Walton, Media, New York Islanders | 6 Comments

Familiarity Breeds Contempt: The American League’s Wildly Unbalanced Schedule

[OFB note: We are thrilled to receive the first of what we plan on being occasional contributions from Jess Mikula, a communications associate and statistician with the Hershey Bears. Jess early in the new year has launched her own hockey … Continue reading

Posted in American Hockey League, Hershey Bears, Washington Capitals | 5 Comments