Rubber Hockey Magazines sold to longtime writer, editor Mackinder
HERMOSA BEACH, CA – Good Sport Media, Inc., has announced the sale of its Arizona Rubber Hockey Magazine and California Rubber Hockey Magazine publications to longtime staff writer and editor Matt Mackinder and Mackinder Media, LLC.
“Matt has been on board with us since Day 1, and I’m nothing but confident he’ll lead our publications with the same values, professionalism and enthusiasm we’ve built and championed over the last 10-plus years,” said Good Sport Media president Brian McDonough.
“Matt is a tried-and-true hockey guy and I know with certainty he’ll grow and enhance the proud and longstanding relationships we’ve established over the years within the Arizona and California hockey communities and beyond.”
Mackinder joined Rubber as a staff writer in 2006 and was promoted to senior editor prior to the 2015-16 season. He also contributed a number of feature articles each month and maintains both magazines’ Web sites (www.azrubberhockey.com and www.carubberhockey.com), as well as their and Facebook and Twitter pages.
A 2001 graduate of Wayne State University (Detroit), Mackinder has worked in the journalism field since 1997 and also in public relations for the Detroit Tigers and International Hockey League, as well as a number of junior hockey teams and leagues. He also serves as managing editor for the premier college hockey Web site, www.USCHO.com.
“I’m nothing but exited to transition into my new role as publisher and, along with our professional and dedicated staff of writers, including Chris Bayee, Greg Ball and Phillip Brents, and longtime designer, Julie Wilson, look forward to helping the sport continue to flourish in what are now impactful hockey markets at all levels,” Mackinder said. “I’ve worked closely with Brian over the years to get a handle on the print, digital and social media side of the business and he’s been a tremendous source of knowledge and support.
“The new season can’t start soon enough and I’m very much looking forward to connecting with our existing advertisers and publishing partners – and future partners – as we continue to take our coverage of Arizona and California hockey to new levels on all communication platforms.”
Mackinder, 39, resides in Mid-Michigan with his wife of 13 years, Stephanie; their three children, Ethan, Wyatt and Madelyn; three dogs, Eddie, Max and Georgie; and cat, Molly.
Mackinder can be contacted at (248) 890-3944 and firstname.lastname@example.org.