The Crew

Five Hole for Food Founder, Vancouver – Richard Loat

Richard plays road hockey where ever he can and with whomever is willing to grab a stick and run. He’s a diehard Canucks fan and blogs with the boys over at Canucks Hockey Blog. Richard’s been known to go on several hockey adventures the least of which include road hockey in NY and an adventure to find “the big glass NHL logo” which turned out to be metal and not glass at all. It was just really shiny. His latest hockey adventure you ask? Take a guess. I’ll give you a hint, it’s got something to do with a cross Canada road hockey food drive.

Follow him on twitter @mozy19


Montreal – Kyle Roussel

Kyle’s writes for Cow Hide and Rubber and is the host of Five Hole for Food’s stop in La Belle Province. He’s our resident Habs fan, but I guess you already knew that if you took a look at his picture. Here’s what he has to say: “I’ll be brief: I like sports. Habs and Dolphins are my teams. Alouettes, Red Sox and Twins factor in to the mix as well. I like food. Aside from canned peas and brussel sprouts, anything goes, especially if my wife is cooking it. I also like movies where a lot of things blow up, people die or that make me die laughing. Star Wars, Transformers, Kevin Smith’s stuff…”

Follow him on twitter @kyleroussel


Ottawa – Peter Raaymakers

Peter Raaymakers is our host for, and the driving force behind the Ottawa stop on this trip. He’s the lone representative of Ottawa’s NHL team and the proud Senators fan on our Five Hole for Food team. He writes for SB Nation’s Silver Seven Sens and represents Ottawa’s half of The Battle of Ontario. As big a hockey fan as the rest of us on this trip he represents Sens Nation in this road hockey spectacle and we’re proud to have him on board.

Follow him on twitter @silversevensens


Toronto – Steve Dangle, Clayton Hansler, and Jeff Veillette

Steve Dangle is one three Toronto based Leafs fans that are helping us make Five Hole For Food hits Leafs Nation, err… I mean Toronto. The man was lucky enough to watch Canada win the gold medal at the 2010 Olympics against the US from a seat within GM Place much to the envy of everyone on the Five Hole for Food team. Steve’s love for the Leafs has landed him some time on Leafs TV and he’s your host for The Steve Dangle Show on Fusion Radio.

Follow him on twitter @steve_dangle

Clayton Hansler is another Leafs fan working to make Five Hole for Food happen when we hit the Ontario’s capital. If you’re looking for a bigger fan of both the Leafs and the Marlies you might be hard pressed to find one. He’s the third muskateer in the trio of Leafs muskateers that make up the Toronto Five Hole for Food team and is ready to do play ball with fans of all teams for a good cause. He’s a man with a plan and like the rest of the team is amongst this country’s biggest hockey fans.

Follow him on twitter @chansler

Jeff Veillette rounds out our Leafs contingent and if you’re from Toronto you might have already heard of the petition he’s created to get the Leafs to go back to using their old logo. We believe that deep down he’s part Canucks Fan only because one of his favourite all time players is Pavel Bure. The other is Doug Gilmour. He bleeds true to Leaf Nation, blue and white and has enough Leafs jerseys alone to rival Richard’s jersey collection.

Follow him on twitter @jeffler


Winnipeg – Nicky Makris, Stephane Leclair, Marianne Leclair

Regina – Tyler McKinna

Tyler McKinna is the man behind NHL Digest.Want to know the birthday of any NHL player? Ask this man and he’ll be able to give you the answer before you can count how old Chris Chelios is on your fingers and toes. The Saskatchewan resident represents the second of our prarie province contingent in this group and the displaced Habs fan makes sure he gives you a “Go! Habs Go!” whenever he can.

Follow him on twitter @nhldigest


Calgary – Donna McTaggart

Edmonton – Rebecca Weins

Victoria – Diana Edwards

Diana Edwards was born a hockey fan. Brought up in a hockey family, she became a Vancouver Canucks fan immediately and vividly remembers the 1994 cup run. She wore her Trevor Linden jersey almost everyday in elementary school, and often knew more about hockey than the boys. Talk any smack about the Canucks, and she’ll run you down with her horse. Being born and bred in Victoria, BC, Diana is enthusiastic to led a hand to host the Victoria stop of the trip.

Follow her on twitter @maybelline14


Halifax – Sadie Toulany, Jessie Ross, Will Diamond


Saint John – Nathan White

Nathan’s love of hockey is showcased in his writing all over the place but his home is Keep Your Stick on the Ice. He’s the former colour commentator for the Moncton Wildcats and your source for anything QMJHL. Nathan’s our QMJHL guru. The Saint John Sea Dogs journalist can tell you everything you want to know about the CHL’s most Eastern arm. Nathan’s community work has seen him work with Outflow to help feed the hungry. It makes sense that he’d hop on board with Five Hole for Food then, right?

Follow him on twitter @nbwhite


Charlottetown – Eric Maas