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Hockey Night In Lynchburg


Here’s to a new season, new stories, new challenges and way too much concession stand coffee.

Flames hockey is back; and unless something changes, it looks like I’ll be the only sports reporter from The Champion covering it. Excited is an understatement.

From pre-game research to in-game reporting (the paper just launched a twitter feed for live game updates) to post-game interviews and a frantic midnight file, nights like tonight remind me how much I love sports journalism all over again.

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