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Introductions Required: Your New Brampton Beast Reporter

Hi, my name is Ben Smith and I'm looking forward to covering the Brampton Beast for EOTP.

Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

My name is Ben Smith, and I'm EOTP's new Brampton Beast writer. Thank you for giving me an opportunity to introduce myself.

I write with the Canadian Women's Hockey League as a league writer, as well as HockeyNow Magazine of Metroland Media, and I also serve as site manager for Through It All Together, an SB Nation soccer blog.

Currently I live in Stouffville, Ontario, just a half-hour north of Toronto. I work with the local radio station called WhiStle Radio - and yes it's an uppercase "S". I host a hockey talk show called ... you guessed it: HockeyTalk.

I also serve as colour commentator and occasionally host for the station's live hockey broadcasts.

In the short time I've been in the media world, man, I've been lucky. I've had the opportunity to write for numerous online hockey publications, as well as broadcast for various outlets. I've had fantastic mentors, and many instances where I've been in 'the right place at the right time.'

I've been fortunate to make a number of important connections in the sports broadcasting world, as well as gained a bunch of positive experience in the field. While I'm not here to say I'm the best (far from it), I can promise you I'm going to work hard, and hopefully contribute to this fantastic game we're lucky to call our own.

My goal is to be the best journalist I can be - nothing more, nothing less. I hope you join me on this ride we call sports journalism, and together we'll do amazing things together.

The Brampton Beast have an incredible organization, and fanbase, I'm truly looking forward to covering them for Habs EOTP.