This story explores the life of Scotty Davidson, the captain of Toronto's first Stanley Cup team, and the mystery surrounding his death on the Western Front. Probably the story I am most proud of.
Canadian Running; July/August 2018
How does it feel to not only race against one of the fastest men in the world? What if he is also your teammate? Those are the questions that inspired this story on Andre de Grasse's relay teammates and how they challenge and inspire one another.
Bleacher Report; April 7, 2015
The fact that Jim Clark won his final three grands prix fascinated me, but not much had been written about his last F1 race. I spoke with five of the eight surviving drivers from that 1968 grand prix, as well as a number of other people who were there or knew Clark, to piece the story together.
VICE Sports; January 18, 2018
I spent two days in Miami with the UFC's first Swiss fighter as he was training for a title bout with Daniel Cormier. He gave me incredible access to his life (in part, I think, because of our shared heritage) from the gym, to his home, to a medical appointment, and the result is this in-depth profile.
VICE Sports; August 31, 2015
I watched American Pharoah win the Triple Crown in the press room at the Canadian Grand Prix, while the British journalists were watching the Champions League, and I knew I needed to write about him. I just needed an angle. The media and fan frenzy surrounding him provided it.
VICE Motherboard; April 24, 2015
Just before Hubble's 25th anniversary, I came across a brief Wikipedia reference to amateur astronomers that got to use the space telescope during its early days. I tracked a few of them down and for one, as I discovered, it was his first time using any telescope.
Bleacher Report; June 28, 2016
Each Thursday before an F1 grand prix, the drivers walk the circuit with their engineers. But what are they actually looking for and how does it help them in the race? I embedded with Pascal Wehrlein and the Manor team to find out.
Canadian Military History; Winter 2010
This started out as a paper for an Honours History seminar on a battle fought by the Canadian Corps in 1917 that had been largely overlooked and forgotten.
Unfortunately, my professor—who provided lots of advice and guidance with this piece—was writing a book at the same time that covered the battle. He scooped me.
VICE Sports; June 13, 2017
A look back—and into the future—at what makes the Canadian Grand Prix so special. I interviewed Gerald Donaldson, the man who inspired me to want to write about F1, for this story.
The Globe and Mail; November 21, 2012
The article that relaunched my freelance career. After a presentation in a Masters class, our professor suggested we write an op-ed on the NHL lock-out. This was the result.
FourFourTwo; May 30, 2014
FFT took a chance on me with this short profile of up-and-comer Fabian Schär, as I'd never written about soccer before.
And this piece led to several more commissions to write about Swiss soccer for them.
Montreal Gazette; June 3, 2013
An argument that the benefits of keeping the Canadian GP in Montreal significantly outweigh the costs. Also my first (and only) story in Canada's oldest daily newspaper.
Bleacher Report; December 7, 2014
Ferrari fans were literally climbing the fences at Sebastian Vettel's first Ferrari test to catch a glimpse of their new star. I tracked a few of them down for this column—great fun to report and write.