DAVE BIDINI is the co-creator of Slapshot Diaries as well as a writer/musician/columnist from Toronto and the author of 12 books.

MIKE DOWNIE is the co-creator of Slapshot Diaries and an award-winning documentary filmmaker.

JOE PACK is the web producer and a contributor for Slapshot Diaries. He is a freelance writer for Sportsnet and VICE and plays goal for his rec league hockey team.

SASKY STEWART is a writer/blogger and designer who is known as the first lady of Australian hockey.

STEPHEN SMITH is the author of the book Puckstruck (Greystone), longlisted for the 2015 Charles Taylor Prize in non-fiction. He also steers a blog, PuckStruck.com, that keeps an eye on hockey history, culture, and literature.

VICTORIA MATIASH is a rec league hockeyist and acclaimed author (ESPN.com) and broadcast anchor who lives in Toronto.

GREG THOMAS is an accomplished actor and playwright from Nipawin, Saskatchewan.

JOSH KLOKE is a writer from Toronto (VICE sports, NOW magazine) whose first book, “Escape is at Hand” documented a personal history with the Tragically Hip band.

DAN MITCHELL is a writer/guitar player from Toronto.

PERRY LEFKO is a Mississauga-based, award-winning writer and bestselling author, who has had seven books published. He has another book coming out in the fall, helping Colleen Jones with her autobiography. Throwing Rocks at Houses: My Life In And Out Of Curling, published by Penguin.

ERIC ZWEIG has worked on the NHL Official Guide & Record Book for 20 years and is the author of more than 20 sports books for adults and children. New for 2015 is Art Ross: The Hockey Legend Who Built the Bruins (Dundurn Press) and The Ultimate Book of Hockey Trivia for Kids (Scholastic Canada)

LIAM CORCORAN is a musician and wannabe-writer who lives in Charlottetown, PEI.

RICK SHANLEY is a former hockey writer for the Kalamazoo (Mich.) Gazette who covered the NHL, NCAA and an alphabet soup of minor leagues for more than a decade. He now lives in Charlotte, N.C., where he’s one of the better rec league players simply by geographic default.

WAYNE ARTHURSON is a writer/musician from Edmonton, author of the award-winning Leo Desroches crime series. The third book in the series will be published in Spring 2016.

STEVE MATTHES is a Winnipeg-born, freelance journalist covering the sport of supercross out of his home in Las Vegas.