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From Brennan: My Story




I’m sorry this is a little overdue. I’m sure you all are wondering who I am and some of my history. Well let’s start with what you already know, My name is Brennan Vogt and I am a native of this great state of Colorado. I went to Colorado State University (CSU), graduating with a Bachelor’s in History and fell into the sports writing industry. I am married to my high school sweetheart and we have a wonderful three year old son together.

Now for the stuff you all don’t know. After college, I spent ten years bouncing around call centers doing tech support. So that guy that was telling you to reset your TV box… that was me. For ten long years. When we found out that we were pregnant, I started looking for a part time job and switched to banking. I became a teller for a local bank near my house. In November of 2020 there was an incident between my manager and I that I was forced to make a decision for the health of my family. I quit my job and called my wife to tell her. I honestly think she was more thrilled about it than I was.

The next thing I did was really hard to do, I became a stay at home dad to a six month old. During the days I would do all of the normal dad stuff, but my wife saw that I still wanted more. I had always wanted to be a sports writer of some sort, but never knew how to get started. I saw that the Denver Nose Bleeds were looking for a writer, so I asked if I could do it for them. Christian Bolle graciously let me write for him starting at the beginning of the 2021-22 Avalanche season. I began to go to training camp and get to know all of the other writers. I picked their brains as much as I could, gaining invaluable advice. Not too long after that, the fan group Eurolanche, needed a Facebook administrator. I volunteered to get some more experience.

Towards the end of the season, I wanted even more experience. I sent a message to the editor (we did not know each other) of the website of Full Press Hockey. C.C. Hawkley told me that the best way to get the experience was to do an internship, which he was more than willing to offer me. He helped improve my writing over the summer and gain the confidence in myself that I needed. Most importantly, he gave me another platform to write and post my articles.

During the summer, the Avalanche were slowly coming back to do their informal skates. I figured that no one is covering it, so why don’t I? Sometime at the beginning of September I was sitting at the at one of the practices with my son and got a message from Adrian Dater. He was asking if I had a job and then wanted to meet for coffee. How could I deny the great Adrian Dater? We met for coffee and he started offering me a position with Colorado Hockey Now. It was a hectic couple of weeks, but I became a credentialed writer…writing under Adrian Dater. Everyday I have to pinch myself a little, that HE offered me a job. Let’s face it, I grew up reading this man in the paper everyday.

I can’t thank you all enough for the opportunity that I have gotten, especially Dater himself. I get to sit next to him at games and watch how the master works. It is all just one big dream.

On my spare time, I love to play ice hockey. I have been playing the game since 2014 and was captain of my rec team for six seasons. I play defense, I am not that great but I am out there trying.

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