Welcome to Puck It Up! A hockey editorial blog made by fans for fans.

Puck It Up! was created so that the hockey community can come together and share their opinions and thoughts about games, teams, and players in a fun environment. This is for fans to write about their favorite teams and contribute as they please.

Meet The Team:

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Vanessa Kuri, 22

Puck It Up Creator &  Featured Writer

  • Hometown: Chicago, IL
  • Team(s) I Cheer For: Chicago Blackhawks and Toronto Maple Leafs
  • Three Facts About Me:
    –  I walked on burning coals  one time and didn’t burn my feet. At all.
    – Spanish is my first language.
    – I am majoring in digital marketing.

Alyssa O’Brenski, 24

Editor & Featured Writer

  • Hometown: LaGrange, IL
  • Team I Cheer For: Chicago Blackhawks (but the Montréal Canadiens have a special place in my heart)
  • Three Facts About Me:
    – I’m a multi-genre music and concert enthusiast.
    – From 9 to 5, I’m a content specialist for a digital marketing agency.
    – My guilty pleasures include TV show binging and eating soup year-round.
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Elham Mohamud, 21

Social Media Personnel

  • Hometown: Minnesota
  • Team I Cheer For: Chicago Blackhawks
  • Three Facts About Me:
    – I was born and raised in Chicago (that’s where the Hawks come in) but moved to MN.
    – I’m really bad at picking favorites in teams.
    – I’m obsessed with brunch, Instagram, and coffee shops.
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Kayla Lupoli-Nolan, 23

Featured Writer & Graphic Designer

  • Hometown: Long Island, NY
  • Team(s) I Cheer For: New York Rangers, San Jose Sharks, Florida Jagr’s
  • Three Facts About Me:
    – I’m pretty sure I have an addiction to coffee.
    – I’m a living meme.
    – One time I met Steve Dangle and we talked poutine and politics.
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Ruchi Patel
, 25

Featured Writer

  • Location: New Jersey
  • Team(s) I cheer for: Chicago Blackhawks
  • Three facts about me:
    – I love football (the Jets) just as much as I love hockey
    – My favorite artist is Frank Ocean.
    – I work in Marketing!
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Jennifer Moglia, 16

Featured Writer

  • Hometown: Long Island, NY
  • Team(s) I Cheer For: New York Rangers and Chicago Blackhawks
  • Three Facts About Me:
    – I have seen 24 of 31 NHL teams in person and all 5 NWHL teams.
    – I’m way too passionate about macaroni and cheese.
    – When I’m not at a sporting event, I love going to concerts.