Our Staff

Cody Flavell (@Cody_625)- Founder: I am a huge fan of all things Pittsburgh sports. Graduate of Baldwin High School in the South Hills. Aside from hockey, I do some writing about the Pirates and Steelers. I’m the Pitt Basketball lead writer for Pittsburgh Sports Castle.

Chris Halicke (@chalicke)- Staff/Website Design: One of LTP’s senior citizens. I have my AA in Liberal Arts. Sports journalism is my crack. Avid hockey player and fan. Also big football and baseball fan. I always think I’m right, even when I’m wrong.

Austin Ulm (@_AustinMatthews)- Editor: I am a freshman at The University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg. I am a goalie who has played hockey for 6 years now. In my free time I enjoy working on cars, and of course playing hockey. I am a huge Penguins fan and also the Oilers.

Lexi Waltz (@pgh_hockey_) Editor: I am currently a senior in high school and plan to attend Robert Morris University for Sports Marketing. I’ve played soccer for 13 years and played dek hockey for 6 years. My love for hockey started when I was 9 years old and I’ve been obsessed ever since. Other NHL teams I follow are the Dallas Stars and Toronto Maple Leafs.

Brad Franjione (@Pens_Press)- Staff: My name is Brad Franjione. I’m 21 years old pursuing a math education degree at Duquesne University. I’ve been a Pens fan my whole life and have been playing hockey since I was 10. Phil Kessel is a Stanley Cup champion.

Josh Boulton (@ToughCallBlog)- Staff: Cool. Calm. Canadian. I love hockey and I love talking about it with others. Big on player development, player safety, and donairs.

Matthew Matera (@matty4_matera20)- Staff: Recent graduate of the University of Tampa with a degree in Sports Management. I loved sports ever since I could remember so I knew that’s what I wanted to do with my life. Been lucky enough to work for many great sports organizations including the ESPYS Awards show, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sports Talk Florida, and now writing/editing for GMB Sports. When I’m not writing for GMB or Let’s Talk Pens I’m working for the Bradenton Marauders. I’m a passionate, die-hard Penguins fan, but other than hockey I root for sports teams from New York, where I’m originally from.

Connor Andrews (@connorandrews31) Staff: I am a junior in high school currently. I was born in Pittsburgh, but currently live out of state for hockey. I’m a goalie and started playing when I was 8. I’m a huge Penguins fan as well as a big Ducks fan.

Ryan Pawloski (@RyanPawloski_12) Staff: Hi I’m Ryan P. I’m studying sports journalism at Penn State. I love anything Pittsburgh sports especially the Steelers and Pens. I look forward to chasing my dreams of being a successful sports journalist.

Steve Czarnecki (@steczar) Staff: British recent bachelors of law graduate and long timer admirer of prospects and prospect related activities. Lover of tables and Fenwick.

Luke Bitikofer (@LB13HKY) Staff: I’m Luke Bitikofer and I am currently a Junior in High School. I lived in Central Pennsylvania until I was 10 and currently live in Central Florida. I’ve been obsessed with hockey pretty much ever since I watched the “Mighty Ducks” movies when I was 7. I have been a Penguins fan ever since I saw my first pro hockey game on TV, the 2008 Winter Classic.

Noah Von Hofen (@NoahVonHofen) Staff: Hi! My name is Noah and I am a senior in high school. I am a die hard Penguins and hockey fan. I also have a very cute dog named Penny. I have posession of an enlarged Phil Kessel meme.