John Hoven is the founder/editor of MayorsManor.com – a multi-award winning site, including being named Best Sports Blog in Los Angeles by LA Weekly and Hockey Blog of the Year by Yahoo Sports. He can regularly be heard on NHL Network Radio (XM 91, Sirius 211) and on numerous sports stations throughout North America. Check out a free replay of some of his latest on-air spots by clicking here.
A former member of the Professional Hockey Writers Association, Hoven – aka ‘The Mayor’ – has traveled extensively to take in the greatest game on ice, from junior hockey in Canada to college games in the U.S., twice to the Winter Olympics (2002 and 2010), the 2004 and 2016 World Cup of Hockey, NHL All Star Games, Stanley Cup Finals…and for games in nearly every NHL city. Over that time, he has become the recognized authority on LA Kings prospects, providing detailed progress reports on the team’s future players, as listed here and here.
Besides his work in hockey, Hoven has written extensively about Mixed Martial Arts, a passion which grew from attending his first live UFC event in September 2003 to being cageside for more than 100 live MMA events – including UFC, Bellator, Strikeforce, WEC, World Series of Fighting, IFL, WFA, King of the Cage, and many more.
Dubbed ‘The Mayor’ nearly 20 years ago by several people from his inner circle – largely because wherever they went, Hoven always seemed to know somebody – he has also covered athletes and celebrities from the worlds of Major League Baseball, NHRA drag racing, pro wrestling and a wide variety of musical acts, as well as attended two Super Bowls, the NBA Finals, and the 2008 Summer Olympics in China.
About Our Other Writers
Scott Coffman is the Senior Editor at MayorsManor.com and covers the Ontario Reign when he isn’t trying on yellow hats or tweeting random comments about NHL referees. If it’s useless facts about hockey or old Kings’ videos you’re looking for, Coffman is your guy. In addition to regular writing responsibilities, he also specializes in radio/podcast production.
Andy Tonge , our Associate Editor, is a goalie at heart, having been one since the age of seven. His love for the sport began when he started watching games with his dad a few years before lacing up his first pair of skates when he was five. As the first senior writer for MayorsManor, he provided daily coverage of the Kings AHL affiliate when they were in Manchester for two years, up to and including their 2015 Calder Cup Championship. Along the way, he also has provided coverage at the NHL Draft, written for The Hockey News, and been a guest on several podcasts. For some reason, Andrei Loktionov is his spirit animal.
Cody Warner provides readers with ongoing coverage of the Kings’ AHL affiliate. A native of Ontario, Calif., Cody took to the ice for the first time at the age of eight years old and never looked back. His on-ice career includes over 15 years of playing both club ice and roller hockey, a season of junior hockey, coaching and officiating the game, as well. The cyclical nature of hockey and relative shortage of stoppages is what attracts him to the game most.
Dan Arel is a published author, full-time journalist, and father of two who covers the San Diego Gulls. He is also a youth hockey coach and can frequently found lacing up his stakes for adult pickup games at the San Diego Ice Arena.