Matt O’Neill joins the team at HockeyXtra.com
Calgary, Alberta – HockeyXtra.com is pleased to announce radio personality Matt O’Neill has joined the team that is dedicated to showcasing minor hockey stories around the Calgary area.
O’Neill is best-known for his time on the Jack FM Morning Show across 13 years. He teamed up with hockey reporter Eric Francis and the two were a hit for years. Currently, he is dedicating time to charities such as Ronald McDonald House, among other volunteer opportunities.
O’Neill will provide personality and humor to the videos curated to hockey families around the city. His wit is demonstrated perfectly in the first video he has appeared in, which involves the touchy subject of minor hockey evaluations.
With two sons in Calgary minor hockey and a proud hockey supporter, O’Neill said he is thrilled to help showcase stories around the city.
“I am very honoured to be a part of a great team at HockeyXtra as host of a running series that should be as entertaining and informative as it is interactive.”
Named to Avenue Magazine’s Top 40 under 40 in 2004, O’Neill is a well-known name around the city and will help broaden the reach of HockeyXtra.
HockeyXtra is entering its second season and plans to deliver more high quality, content-filled projects throughout the hockey year. Consisting entirely of volunteers with a huge passion for hockey, the group strives to tell the best stories in the city.
The majority of the team came from Hockey Night in the Valley, a video series created around the Bow Valley Hockey Society, but has now transitioned into a city-wide channel.
HockeyXtra’s mission is: “to promote, inspire and educate our youth the benefits of playing minor hockey and to illustrate the sense of community that surrounds minor hockey to present and future participants.”
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