Shawn Hutcheon

Shawn Hutcheon


I have been a sports fan since I can remember. I attended my first hockey game at age 4 in San Diego, California and I was hooked on the sport. I moved with my family to Massachusetts at 7 years of age where I learned to skate on my neighbors backyard rink. I began playing hockey when I was 8 years old. I played youth, high school, junior before playing college hockey at Fitchburg (MA) State College. I am a former USA Hockey Level 4 referee and International Ice Hockey Federation linesman. I have officiated many international tournaments, Boston Bruins training camp, American Hockey League, college, and high school hockey games. I have coached all levels of hockey from the learn to skate 4 year olds up to, and including, minor league professional. I am a level 4 USA Hockey certified coach. I am the head coach of the Neponset Valley River Rats U-18 Tier Two team and an assistant coach with the NVRR Tier One team for the 2011-2012 season. I am in my third season as a Game Observer for the NCAA's Hockey East Association. I have worked for 22 years as a part time on ice skating and hockey skills instructor in Massachusetts and New Hampshire training youth, high school, college, and professional, players.

I began sports writing in January 2010 for The Billerica Green, a news magazine that covered the town of Billerica, Massachusetts. I have held the position of co-lead writer for of the Fansided Network and have progressed to Boston Bruins Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report. I have written for and appeared on their internet radio show after Bruins games. You can also hear me on podcasts. I am a fully credentialed member of the Boston Bruins media program as the Boston Correspondent for The Fourth Period website ( and magazine.

Highlights of my writing career have been interviewing three Olympic athletes for The Billerica Green and the Boston Bruins players and head coach.

I would like to say "thank you" to Ms. Liana Measmer for giving me my start as a writer at the Billerica Green news magazine. Liana's encouragement and coaching changed my life.

Feel free to contact me if you have any ideas for articles.

I am available for a full time writing jobs, freelance assignments and radio/TV appearances.

I can be contacted at

You can follow me on twitter at and on Facebook at

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  • Kyle Langan posted 2582 days ago

    Kyle Langan

    Hey, would you be able to send your e mail to I want to get the B/R community leaders on a mailing list for a press release on behalf of Sports Media 101.


  • Samantha Hoffmann posted 2586 days ago

    Samantha Hoffmann

    Thanks for the follow, and the feedback on my article. It really brightened up my day. If you have any feedback to give me ever, feel free; its always welcome!

  • Melissa Grissom posted 2616 days ago

    Melissa Grissom

    hey Shawn it's me Melissa from twitter. I have a question ask you :)

  • Vince Colella posted 2690 days ago

    Vince Colella

    I like good articles with facts and technical breakdowns if so applicable to the article.....I don't are for homers. That being said, last night Tim Thomas should be fined for that slash on Burrows. It reminded me of the Islanders goaltender Bill Smith on Glenn Anderson of the Oilers. The Bruins are beginning to push the envelope and are treading dangerous waters here. But I enjoyed your last article. Rome got punished for Burrows biting, Lapierre's taunting & Horton getting injured. My son plays travel as a Squirt in a AA program here and I am a HUGE hockey fan. There is NO greater game than Hockey!

  • Dion Phaneuf posted 2777 days ago

    Dion Phaneuf

    I loved your article about three ways to reduce injuries in the NHL. It was one of my most favorite ones I have read so far on the bleacher report. Would you like to blog on my site at