JUST PUCKIN’ AROUND
Dedicated to just that, enjoying the greatest sport on ice.
Madeleine is a multimedia journalism student at the University of Iowa. A sports broadcasting hopeful, Madeleine is determined to make hockey a major part of her life after having her dreams dashed long ago… but that story is for later.
While she’s not a hockey expert… yet… Madeleine spends as much of her time as possible reading about, watching, and immersing herself in hockey culture. A diehard Chicago Blackhawks fan, and she won’t hide it either, Madeleine cannot wait for game day.
When she isn’t cheering on her favorite team, Madeleine is covering her beloved Hawkeyes as the Sports Director for KRUI 89.7FM, Iowa City and working with her staff to bring quality sports programming to the airwaves.
Besides hockey, Madeleine’s only other love is the outdoors. After discovering her knack for canoeing long ago, she has not missed a summer traveling the lakes of the Quetico, the Boundary Waters, or anywhere else she can dip her paddle.
In fact, Madeleine actually MISSED the Chicago Blackhawks win the 2010 Stanley Cup Championship because she was on trail in Ely, MN working as a wilderness trail guide.
“When we got back to camp, I ran straight for the only building that had internet access and loaded up the Blackhawks’ website. The signal was so slow that the background image was the only thing to show up at first, but that was enough. I started crying in the corner of the cabin, staring at Jonathan Toews holding Lord Stanley high above his head. I’ve decided that we’re going to win again soon, but I won’t be a week late to finding out this time, I’ll be there, right on the glass.”