About the Author

Alan Bass is a freelance writer who has covered the 2010 Stanley Cup Final, the NHL Draft, and NHL rookie and training camps. His knowledge on psychology and talent for writing stems from his experience writing for various publications and websites, in addition to years of psychological research. He recently published a book (The Great Expansion: The Ultimate Risk That Changed the NHL Forever, January 2011) through the publisher iUniverse.

He has written for various media sources, including The Hockey News Magazine, ProHockeyNews.com and InsideHockey.com. Articles of his have been featured on Yahoo!, NHL.com, ESPN.com and numerous other journalism websites. He has also written for Demand Studios, a company that publishes articles to Livestrong.com and eHow.com. He is actively pursuing the publication of a research article on a psychology study performed in the fall of 2009, in addition to publication of a senior thesis research project on talent development in sports. Bass graduated from Muhlenberg College with a degree in psychology and business.

Feel free to contact Alan through email at AlanBassWriting@aol.com, or visit his Twitter page.

Alan in the press box at the 2012 Winter Classic at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, PA.

Published Work:

  • The Great Expansion: The Ultimate Risk That Changed the NHL Forever

© iUniverse, January 2011 — Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Indigo/Chapters, iUniverse

  • The Pursuit of Hockeyness: 99 Things Every Hockey Fan Needs to Do in Their Lifetime

Chapter on Philadelphia Flyers vs. Pittsburgh Penguins rivalry

  • Various articles in The Hockey News magazine

Press/Credentials:

  • 2009 NHL Scouting Combine, Toronto, ON
  • 2010 Stanley Cup final, Philadelphia Flyers vs. Chicago Blackhawks
  • 2012 NHL Winter Classic, Philadelphia, PA

Online Writing:

  • TheHockeyNews.com: Contributor/Special Features Writer, May 2009-Present
  • Inside Hockey: Writer, January 2009-April 2011
  • ProHockeyNews: Writer, January 2009-April 2011
  • Demand Media, Inc.: Writer, February 2010-November 2010
  • Bleacher Report: NHL Featured Columnist, April 2008-January 2011

Online Radio:

  • NHL 2Day: Co-host, July 2008-January 2009

Education:

  • Muhlenberg College, 2008-2012; Psychology, Business
  • Sports Management Worldwide; Hockey GM and Scouting, 2010
  • USA Hockey Coaching Education Program; Level 3 Certified, CEP#339436

Hockey Resume:

  • Muhlenberg Mules, March 2009-May 2012; Team President/General Manager/Assistant Coach
  • Great Northeast Collegiate Hockey Conference, July 2009-April 2011; Secretary/League Scheduler
  • Philadelphia Flyers/Comcast-Spectacor, December 2009-March 2010; Youth and Amateur Hockey/Community Relations

Alan (in the white and red jersey) at the 2012 Winter Classic media game

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