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Welcome to Jr Hockey Digest, the NAHL South Division news and opinions site. Jr Hockey Digest is dedicated to providing top-notch up to the minute news, views and original content covering the six teams of the Tier II Jr A – NAHL South Division. This site also serves as a community for like-minded fans to come together to catch up on the latest news and to discuss their passion.

Editorial Staff

Kirk Estes, Editor

KirkBorn and raised in the Joplin, MO area Kirk now lives in Plano, TX. Growing up he was all about Baseball and Football, since in Southwest MO hockey was about as foreign as cricket. Once the Stars moved to Texas Kirk discovered hockey and was hooked. While Kirk enjoys major league sports, the purity of following young men chasing a dream rather than a paycheck has always been a major draw for him. When the Texas Tornado arrived in Frisco for the 2003 season he became an immediate fan of the team and NAHL level of play. Now that  the team has moved to North Richland Hills as the Lone Star Brahmas Kirk has followed them there and continues to write about the team and NAHL as a whole. Kirk is married with two adult daughters. In addition to hockey, he is an avid cyclist who pedals well in excess of 3,000 miles per year.


Nick Marek, Editor

nickNick Marek is the play-by-play announcer & media coordinator for the Lone Star Brahmas & Jr. Brahmas hockey teams. One thing to know about Nick is that he is passionate about sports, whether he is playing, watching, broadcasting or refereeing. Nick attended the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. He was a co-founder of the Walter Cronkite Sports Network (WCSN), working both in front of and behind the camera for Cronkite NewsWatch, SportsWatch 101 on Fox Sports Arizona, Sun Devil Sports Night (SDSN), and Cronkite Sports Live (CSL), broadcasting hockey and baseball games, working for ASU’s Blaze sports department and writing online for SB Nation affiliate House of Sparky.

Justin Rodgers, Topeka RoadRunners Beat Writer

justinHi there!  I am a proud husband to a beautiful and loving wife Ashley and also a very proud and happy Father to 3 of the best kids a person could ask for!  Hannah 10, Grady 7 and Brooklyn 3-1/2.  I started watching hockey back around 2000 when we had the Topeka Scarecrows here in Topeka and fell in love with the sport!  I have also now got my family loving hockey in the past 5 years as well and we are currently a billet family for the Topeka Roadrunners too!  Grady just got into playing hockey just this past week and playing for the U8 Topeka Youth Hockey Association and he is loving every minute of it!  As for me, I take pride in trying to get more fans involved in our local sports and especially the Topeka Roadrunners.  I look forward to the future in my writings with everyone through this wonderful site!