Off Ice Edition
Paige Rutledge, freelance
The Mississauga Senators organization has had incredibly successful hockey players go onto to have careers in the NHL, as well as over in Europe. What you probably don’t know is that former Senator players have also gone on to have careers involved in hockey off the ice. Check out these three Alum’s below that are currently big in the hockey world off the ice.
TV Host ReporterDanielle Emanuele was a member of the ’91 Senators team and is now currently a TV Host Reporter for the Toronto Maple Leafs. Before covering the Leafs, Danielle worked with Rogers TV becoming the Feature Reporter for the Hockey News as well as reporting for the Toronto FC, Canadian Football League and Boxing. Danielle has now been with the Maple Leafs for two seasons as their rink-side reporter and traveling reporter as well. If you have been to a Maple Leaf game lately, you would notice that Danielle is also the in-game host at all the Toronto Maple Leafs home games.
TSN Radio HostBryan Hayes was a member of the ’83 Senators team and is now a TSN Radio Host for two shows. Bryan is a co-host on OverDrive with former NHL players Jeff O’Neill and Jamie McLennan. OverDrive airs weekdays on TSN Radio after Leafs Lunch from 6-7pm. Bryan was formerly a co-host of Leafs Lunch until February 2016 when he took over OverDrive with his fellow co-hosts. Bryan’ natural radio ability also landed him his own show, The Bryan Hayes Show, which airs weekdays from 2-4 pm on TSN. Former team members from the ’83 Senators include Calgary Flames centre Matt Stajan, defenseman Carlo Colaiacovo of Adler Mannheim in the DEL (former NHL teams include Toronto Maple Leafs, St. Louis Blues, Detroit Red Wings), former NHL right winger Matt Foy from the Minnesota Wild and TJ Manastersky, Head Coach of NCAA D3 Curry Colonels.
Head Coach Curry ColonelsTJ Manastersky, like Bryan Hayes, was also a member of the ’83 Senators team. TJ is currently in his sixth season as the Head Coach of the Curry Colonels from Curry College in Massachusetts, a Division 3 school in the NCAA. TJ came to the Colonels after a successful three years as an assistant coach at SUNY Fredonia with the Fredonia Blue Devils. TJ has also worked with the Divison 1 Canisius College Golden Griffins of the Atlantic Hockey Association as a coordinator for video analysis and academic monitoring, as well as assisting in recruiting, strength and conditioning, skill development, practice planning and game-day preparation. After his time with the Senators, TJ went on the play in the NCAA for the Oswego Lakers from 2004-2006, and after graduation went on to play with the Richmond Renegades of the Southern Professional Hockey League.