Nicole Giordano


Nicole Giordano

Founder, PUCKer Up Sports

Team Member Since May 2018

Twitter: @nikkigiordano_

Instagram: @n_leighh

About Nicole

My name is Nikki! I'm the founder and CEO of PUCKer Up Sports. What started as a girl with a dream has expanded into something truly magical and I am proud of the family that we've created! When I'm not writing or talking about hockey (which isn't often), I'm probably traveling for a concert or a music festival. I love a new adventure and exploring other countries. PUCKer Up is my baby and I can't wait to continue providing great coverage throughout the NHL.

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Alexa Hilston


Alexa Hilston

Chapter Head, Tampa & Contributor, DC

Team Member Since November 2018

Twitter: @alexahilston

Instagram: @alexahilston

About Alexa

Hey, y'all! I'm Alexa and I'm the head of PUCKer Up Tampa. I'm a student at the University of South Florida, majoring in health sciences with a minor in communications, and I am also a social media manager for USF Hockey! I was born in Akron, Ohio, but moved when I was a baby and I have grown up in the Sunshine State, not far from the Most Magical Place on Earth (yes, I do have an annual pass). I love talking about sports and have grown up surrounded by sports (mostly Ohio teams), but hockey is the one I really fell for. My home team is the Lightning, but I find my Caps loyalty through family connections (thanks, Mom!). I love to travel, watch Disney+, and I have a soft spot for Andre Burakovsky. While I'll mostly be working for Tampa, don't be surprised if you see me working with DC as well (and generally just bouncing around). I love PUCKer Up with my whole heart, and I can't wait to continue to grow with it and see where it leads us!

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Rebecca Ennis


Rebecca Ennis

Photographer, DC

Team Member Since August 2019

Twitter: @rebeccaannennis

Instagram: @rebeccaannennis

About Rebecca

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Arielle Gordon


Arielle Gordon

Journalist, DC

Team Member Since August 2019

Twitter: @ariellecarly

Instagram: @arielle_c_gordon

About Arielle

Hello! I'm Arielle Gordon and I'm a journalist for the PuckerUp DC team. I lived my whole life just outside of DC, until I moved to Colorado for schoo. I'm a journalism minor at Colorado College where I cover our 17 varsity athletics teams. I love the Caps with all my heart (even if their Stanley Cup run nearly gave me a heart attack a couple of times). When I'm not watching or writing about hockey, I'm either watching baseball (the Washington Nationals are my loves), cooking, or watching the West Wing. I can't wait to see what this season is going to bring!

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Amy Hallman


Amy Hallman

Journalist, Hershey

Team Member Since October 2019

Twitter: @amylouiseh_

Instagram: @amylouiseh15

About Amy

Coming Soon!

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Leah Cruise


Leah Cruise

Social Media, DC

Team Member Since November 2019

Twitter: @leah_cruise

Instagram: @leachcruise

About Leah

I'm Leah! I've been in love with hockey and a huge fan of the Caps for about seven years now! I'm currently learning how to play hockey in hopes to start a women's team at my local ice rink. I absolutely love PUCKerUp because it combines my love for media and sports!

Carly Wolff


Carly Wolff

Journalist, DC

Team Member Since January 2020

Twitter: @CarlyWolff1

Instagram: @carlsw5

About Carly

Hi, I'm Carly and I'm a senior at Penn State studying software engineering. I'm a diehard hockey fan, the Flyers and the Capitals are my favorites! Follow along with me for some coverage on the Caps!