Friday, February 28, 2020

Former Viper Bourne Joins Sportsnet/Hockey Central:

Former Vernon Vipers forward Justin Bourne has joined Sportsnet/Hockey Central.

Bourne spent six-seven years as a hockey writter for USA Today, the Hockey News, The Score, The Athletic, as well as having-writing his own hockey blogs before joining the the American Hockey League Toronto Marlies as video coach in 2015. Bourne left the Marlies after two seasons returning to journalism in June 2017.

Bourne played four years at the University of Anchorage Alaska before playing three seasons (2007-2009) in the American Hockey League & ECHL with five different teams (Alaska, Bridgeport, Utah, Reading & Idaho) before a serious jaw injury forced Bourne to retire in 2009. Bourne also attended the New York Islanders training camp in 2007. Justin's father is legendary New York Islanders forward Bob Bourne who played twelve seasons with the Islanders winning four straight Stanley Cups.

Bourne played two years in Vernon (2001-2003) collected (58-goals-73-assists-131-points) in 120 regular season games with the Vipers. 

 Justin Bourne's Player Profile:

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Justin Bourne to join Sportsnet’s multi-platform hockey coverage

November 7, 2019

With hockey season in full swing, Sportsnet is pleased to announce the addition of Justin Bourne as a regular multi-platform contributor.

Beginning on Thursday, Bourne will join Hockey Central every day with Anthony Stewart alongside hosts Jeff Marek and David Amber while also regularly appearing across all Sportsnet radio stations.

Bourne, who is the son of four-time Stanley Cup champion Bob Bourne, grew up surrounded by hockey royalty. He played four years of NCAA hockey with the University of Alaska-Anchorage and then another three years of pro hockey at the ECHL and AHL levels.

He later transitioned to media, including a stint at The Score and, most recently, The Athletic. In between those two stops, Bourne worked for the AHL’s Toronto Marlies as video coach.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ho-hum : yet another Laffs addict is added to the stable of Toronto-centric sports programming .