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Friday, July 31, 2009

Trouble for Manchester Monarchs Beatwriter

Here is what you need to know: A veteran New Hampshire Union Leader sportswriter (Kevin Provencher) faces two felony charges of deriving income from prostitution.

And here is where you can find more info about it.

What's in YOUR closet?


Ms. Conduct said...

I saw that on the news or somewhere last night and wondered if he was the hockey beat writer.

#advicethatcomestoolate: Bros before hos, dude. Stick with your day job.

Anonymous said...

That's the same kind of service you get from the Aeros.

A regular customer who pays his bills and doesn't cause any trouble, what do they do? Kill the goose that lays the golden egg.

John Royal said...

Which closet are you talking about?

My bedroom closet is full of clothes. I've also got some shoes in there, a bunch of books, and some files from former work assignments.

The closet in my living room has my jackets and coats, the vacuum cleaner, and a bunch of surge protectors that I couldn't find anyplace else to put.

artandhockey said...

Aeros announced THEIR new great communicator..

artandhockey said...

just thought you all like to know who will be the mouth piece :-)

07/30/2009 2:41 PM

From: Robert Desimone, Communications Manager
(713) 361-7930 (Direct Line)

HOUSTON, Texas – The Houston Aeros have announced Robert Desimone as the new Communications Manager of the team. He rejoins the parent company, Minnesota Sports and Entertainment, after spending the 2008-09 season as the Media Relations Apprentice for the Minnesota Wild and Minnesota Swarm. Desimone will handle all day-to-day media relations activities for the team including servicing the media and handling all hockey related media inquiries. He will also manage content on the Aeros’ website, www.aeros.com, issue game and season credentials, and be the liaison between Houston Aeros Charities and the team for any community relations ventures.

"We are excited to have Robert join our team after his success in Minnesota with the Wild and Swarm,” said Aeros Vice President of Business Operations Jamie Spencer. “He brings a great knowledge and passion of the sport of hockey which we know will be appreciated by our loyal fans."

The Orinda, California native graduated from Northern Michigan University in 2008 with a degree in Electronic Journalism. He worked five seasons with the hockey, football, basketball and volleyball teams at Northern Michigan and was also a five-year member of the golf team where he served as a representative on the Student Athlete Advisory Committee.

“I am thrilled to join the Aeros and remain a part of this great organization,” Desimone said. “I look forward to working with the staff, media and fans, while building on the tremendous success established during the team’s 15 years in Houston.”

For all media inquiries, contact Robert at (713) 361-7920 or at rdesimone@aeros.com.

CatTrick said...

LOL John - glad to hear there are no skeletons! I'll contact you next time I need a surge protector.

CatTrick said...

Hey, what's with the weird time-stamps on these comments?

John Royal said...

CatTrick: I don't know what's up with the timestamps. Honestly, they look the same to me. But perhaps for the timestamp it's using the time that we actually approve the comment instead of the time you leave the comment.

At least that's my best guess.

CatTrick said...

The time-stamps seem to be correct now. Earlier it stated that my comments were made late this morning - hours before I even read the "Beatwriter" post.

Snikpip said...

Were you riding in Doc Brown's DeLorean at the time?

Forecheck said...

"graduated from Northern Michigan University in 2008 "

Sheesh, a mere child. And I thought the mystery VP and all trhe other execs were young. This guy could be my kid.

John Royal said...

Geez, I hadn't noticed that. Thanks, Forecheck. As if I don't feel old enough as it. I graduated from college 20 years before this kid.

artandhockey said...

A guy/gal must start somewhere...and as the farm team for Minny the Aeros is 'it'!

Forecheck said...

John - only 20 years? You're lucky....

Forechcek said...


I would think the ECHL or CHL (US) as the place to start a hockey management carreer.

One must pay their dues first.

CatTrick said...

LOL John. I was excited when I found out Robbie Earl went to the University of Wisconsin. I told someone who said, "oh, maybe you were there at the same time," to which I had to reply, "honey, I was through with college by the time he was BORN!" It's hell getting old ... can I say "hell"?