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Name: Nigel Schnarr
Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Occupation: Sports and outdoors writer. Outdoor sales.
College: Florida State University
Birthday: 12 August, 1981
Birthplace: Ridgetown, Ontario
I was born in southwest Ontario, but only lived there for a short while before moving with the family to Bradenton, Florida. I grew up playing soccer and baseball before helping to start the first high school roller hockey league in the Tampa Bay area.
I played a few years of roller hockey, winning a league championship with a shutout in the championship game and winning the Florida elite roller hockey tournament in Brandon in 1998.
After high school, I started my ice hockey career, training at the IMG hockey academy in Ellenton, FL. I was eventually invited to train with the Florida Everblades out of Ft. Myers. Played a few exhibition games for them before deciding to finish college and enrolled at Florida State University.
I studied for a career in sports writing and have been working as a freelance writer for the last three years in Florida and Nashville.
I've been a Lightning fan since their start in the league and have followed college hockey intensely for the last few seasons.