Welcome to Puck It Up! A hockey editorial blog made by fans for fans.

Puck It Up! was created so that the hockey community can come together and share their opinions and thoughts about games, teams, and players in a fun environment. This is for fans to write about their favorite teams and contribute as they please.

Meet The Team:

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Vanessa Kuri, 20

Puck It Up Creator &  Featured Contributor

  • Hometown: Chicago, IL
  • Team(s) I Cheer For: Chicago Blackhawks and Toronto Maple Leafs
  • Three Facts About Me:
    –  I walked on burning coals  one time and didn’t burn my feet. At all.
    – Spanish is my first language.
    – I am majoring in business and minoring in marketing to pursue a career in sports marketing!


Alyssa O’Brenski, 23

Editor & Featured Contributor

  • Hometown: LaGrange, IL
  • Team I Cheer For: Chicago Blackhawks (but the Montréal Canadiens have a special place in my heart)
  • Three Facts About Me:
    – I’m a multi-genre music enthusiast.
    – I can quote practically any given Friends episode.
    – Donuts are my trigger food.

Processed with VSCO with e5 presetElham Mohamud, 19

Social Media Personnel

  • Hometown: Minnesota
  • Team I Cheer For: Chicago Blackhawks
  • Three Facts About Me:
    – I was born and raised in Chicago (that’s where the Hawks come in) but moved to MN.
    – I’m really bad at picking favorites in teams.
    – I’m obsessed with brunch, Instagram, and coffee shops.


kaylaKayla Lupoli-Nolan, 23

Featured Contributor & Graphic Designer

  • Hometown: Long Island, NY
  • Team(s) I Cheer For: New York Rangers, San Jose Sharks, Florida Jagr’s
  • Three Facts About Me:
    – I’m pretty sure I have an addiction to coffee.
    – I’m a living meme.
    – One time I met Steve Dangle and we talked poutine and politics.

Claire Brookbanks, 17

Featured Contributor & Photographer Processed with VSCO with a6 preset

  • Hometown: Tucson, Arizona
  • Team(s) I cheer for: Chicago Blackhawks, Arizona Coyotes, and Boston Bruins
  • Three Facts About Me:
    – I’m a Tucson Roadrunners season ticket holder
    – I follow most other sports especially baseball
    – I’m also very interested in beauty and fashion

Ruchi Patel
, 24

Featured Contributor

  • Hometown: South Brunswick, New Jersey
  • Team(s) I cheer for: Chicago Blackhawks
  • Three facts about me:
    – I love football (the jets) just as much as I love hockey
    – My favorite artist is Frank Ocean
    – I have a weakness for Taco Bell and donuts

Jennifer Moglia, 14unnamed

Featured Contributor
  • Hometown: Long Island, NY
  • Team(s) I Cheer For: New York Rangers and Chicago Blackhawks
  • Three Facts About Me:
    – Besides the goofballs on my teams, I also love Ryan Strome, Max Domi and Jeff Skinner.
    – In addition to hockey, I love baseball and have been a Mets fan my whole life.
    – When I’m not at a sporting event, I can be found at an aquarium, a concert, or Moe’s Southwest Grill.
  • image1 (7)Viv Parr, 20
  • Featured Contributor
    Hometown: Omaha, NE
  • Teams I Cheer for: Chicago Blackhawks, Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Maple Leafs, Carolina Hurricanes…
  • Three Facts About Me:
    -I once drove 16 hours to spend two days at the World Cup of Hockey and I’d do it again in a heartbeat
    -Alex Galchenyuk scored the OT goal in my first NHL game
    -I attended the only game that the Hawks lost in February of 2017