Mon. Oct 14th, 2019

HI/O live blogger Mike Boone is hanging up his skates

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After more than a decade of live-blogging Habs games for HI/O, the time has come for Mike Boone to move on.

Hockey writer Mike Boone is hanging up his skates. Allen McInnis / Montreal Gazette

Mike Boone, the popular author of the HI/O live game blogs and About Last Night posts, is retiring from his hockey duties.

Boone’s journalistic career has been bookended by a love of sports. He was a sports reporter at the Montreal Star when that newspaper folded in 1979, and he has been live-blogging Habs games for more than a decade.

His sharp wit, hockey knowledge and writing abilities have made him a uniquely mesmerizing live blogger, and we’ll miss his valuable contributions. However, the hunt for a replacement has begun.

If you have suggestions, please let us know. We’ll keep you posted as the search progresses.

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