Welcome to Fighting for Stanley.ca, Canada’s unofficial hockey blog where fans of all Canadian teams can follow the news and views of their favourite Canadian team.

This site promotes Canadian hockey at its best.

Started in October 2011, this website is owned and operated by Gregory Smith and Andrew Smith.


Greg Smith is the editor-in-chief and Ottawa Senators’ correspondent for fightingforstanley.ca Greg was born and bred in Ottawa.  An original Senators season ticket holder, he has followed the Senators from their infancy, including attending the very first inter-squad game in Hull and first regular season game to this their 20th year in the NHL.  Greg previously interned at CBC radio sports in Toronto before hosting his own radio talk show on CKCU radio in Ottawa for 2 years. Passionate about his Senators, Greg will provide current news and views on the Ottawa Senators organization from a global perspective.

Andrew Smith is an editor for Fighting for Stanley and also the website’s admin. Andrew is a graduate of Algonquin College where he studied New Media and Graphic Design. Andrew was born in Ottawa and has been a devoted Ottawa Senators fan ever since his beloved Hartford Whalers moved to Carolina. In the near future he will be writing a blog on general hockey topics here on fightingforstanley.ca.


Aisys Adona—call her Ice if the letters confuse you—is a journalism grad who has a passion for writing and a deep love for hockey. While her loyalties lie with the Ottawa Senators (because Daniel Alfredsson is a golden god), she has a soft spot for the Edmonton Oilers and is still trying to convince her mom they’re a good team. Social media junkie, tea drinker, book hoarder, and TV addict. Follow @twomins4hooking for just about everything. Personal blog: http://aisysadona.wordpress.com.

Jesse Bruni was born and raised in Calgary and has always been a huge fan of the Flames. Jesse played hockey at the Royal Military College of Canada and currently works as a Drilling Engineer for a natural gas company in downtown Calgary. Jesse is very excited to provide a Flames take for fightingforstanley.ca, Go Flames

Lance Hornby lives in Nanaimo and is a diehard Canuck fan. He has never missed a game in the past 20 years, and was an original Ice Pak Ticket holder when Rogers Arena opened in 1995. He watches as much hockey as his life will allow, including the WHL and his local BCHL team the Nanaimo Clippers.

Traci Kay is a writer from the prairies of Saskatchewan. She’s been a Calgary Flames fan since 1988. She is a Hockey Mom, a coach’s wife, and a big fan of WHL and NHL hockey.

Traci has a daily website (hockeymommyconfessions.wordpress.com) as well as a fiction site (tracikay.wordpress.com).

Robert Lafleur was born and raised in Montreal and bleeds bleu-blanc-rouge. He has been around for seventeen Stanley Cup wins by the Canadiens. He’s seen them all, from Richard and Beliveau, Lafleur and Roy, through to the present crop. Bob is patiently waiting for a return to the Habs glory days and another Cup win. Bob currently lives in Perth, Ontario with his wife and two children.

By the time Liam Maguire was ten, he had accumulated and stored a vast supply of hockey data. At the age of sixteen, the passion turned into an obsession of studying, memorizing, reading and researching even the smallest hockey trivia detail. The crowning glory of his youth took place in 1981 when he was invited as a guest on the Hal Anthony Talk Show on CFRA Radio in Ottawa. His destiny was, at that point, assured and he became the unofficial hockey trivia expert. His public appearances number more than 2000, having met many hockey personalities, players, media and fans – as he constantly adds to his cache of information. Liam doesn’t give you just the straight answer to the question, but adds the ultimate “and did you know … ” to each query. Some of Liam’s recent appearances have been at the Wayne Gretzky fantasy Camp in February/2008 in Scottsdale, AZ and working the World Junior hockey championships for IBM in Ottawa, December 2008- January 2009. He is available for your golf tournaments or any corporate function that requires an emcee, host, auctioneer or entertainment.

Matt McKechnie. Videographer, Music and Sports Journalist, Web Writer (CTV.ca, Ottawa Citizen, Metroland) Musician, ThickSpecs.com Masthead and ex-CBC Radio 1 and 2 Intern. Novice Humanoid.

Trevor Moeller is a long time Oilers fan Born and raised in Edmonton, he is a die-hard fan of the Copper and Blue. He always supports his hometown team, even through the tough times. Follow me on Twitter @F4S_Trevor_M

Leigh Ramsden lives in Vancouver and is an avid Canucks fan. He’s been a partial season ticket holder for 10 years, and is old enough to have cried after all three Stanley Cup losses. His dream is to see the Canucks bring the Cup to the west coast. Leigh is Fighting For Stanley’s west coast correspondent.

Matt Shumsky Hockey fan…fine cheese connoisseur…video game enthusiast…enjoys watching his roommate Jawknee build custom PC’s…

Mike Smith lives for Hockey.  As a young man dreamed of making open ice Luke Richardson like hits with the snipe top cheddar accuracy of Doug Gilmour.  That didn’t work out like he imagined so he stuck to the couch.  Armchair GM, perennial virtual Jack Adams candidate but first and foremost big Leaf fan.  He will be here to Critique the Burke era and make note of all the ups and downs of being a Leafs fan.

A native of Windsor, Ontario, Andrew Sykes joins Fighting For Stanley covering the Winnipeg Jets. Possessing a brain and memory bank filled with all things hockey, Andrew has also written for The Hockey Writers and is the Central division correspondent for Hockey’s Future.

Jeremy Wiebe is a lifelong hockey fan who will focus on the latest happenings in the NHL. A Winnipeg Jets fan, Jeremy will write about the Jets as well bringing in a different perspective on the game. Currently living in Winnipeg.

William Wilson has been a lifelong Leafs fan. He’s also been depressed for most of his life. His columns try to combine humour and insight, but there are no guarantees. He looks forward to sharing his passion for the Blue & White with you, and he looks equally forward to hearing about your passion for everyone’s favourite team. Vive la Leafs Nation.