USA Hockey Magazine Essay Contest: Following in Falla’s Footsteps

Following in Falla's FootstepsNext to playing hockey, writing about the game is as good as it gets. Here’s your chance to show off your reporting and writing skills with the Jack Falla Junior Reporter Essay Contest.

Jack Falla was a veteran hockey writer for Sports Illustrated in addition to the author of several acclaimed hockey books, including “Home Ice: Reflections on Backyard Rinks and Frozen Ponds.” He also shared his passion for the profession as a long-time professor at Boston University right up until his passing in 2008.

To honor one of the great American hockey writers, USA Hockey Magazine is asking youth hockey players to write a game recap, feature article or blog post about themselves, their team or a teammate.

Our panel of judges will narrow down the entries and ESPN personality John Buccigross will select one essay to appear in the December 2014 issue of USA Hockey Magazine. The grand-prize winner will also receive a great prize pack from USA Hockey.

Runner-up essays will be published online at, and receive an autographed puck signed by a member of either the U.S. Men’s or Women’s Olympic Team.

Email your essay of no more than 400 words to The deadline to receive essays is November 1.

Sorry Mom and Dad, but the contest is only open to registered USA Hockey members under the age of 18.

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