This blog was founded by Joshua Bemis and features posts about prospects at all levels of the Boston Bruins’ organization. Given my proximity to the city, the blog operates with an emphasis on the Bruins’ primary minor league affiliate, the Providence Bruins of the American Hockey League. Additionally, the blog covers prospects in the ECHL affiliate Atlanta Gladiators, and prospects in the developmental leagues (NCAA and Canadian Major Junior/CHL).
In the 2017-2018 season, the blog started as a result of getting shot down for a co-host seat and writer for a Providence Bruins podcast. The owners of the podcast told me “we’re all set” for staffing after I floated ideas and designs at them. Admittedly, I left with hurt feelings after doing homework for them.
Later that day, after talking to friends about the ordeal, they suggested I strike out on my own project. After discussing names for the blog, we selected “Shipping up to Causeway” as an homage to “Shipping up to Boston” and the prospects making their way to the NHL. We looked for an inexpensive host to start the blog on, and worked deep into the night setting up the framework of the page.
Recently, new writers joined the blog at the beginning of the 2018-19 hockey season!
Introducing Patrick Corcoran, Colin Riddle, and Jonathan Tilden:
Patrick Corcoran functioned behind the scenes as editor alongside Ryan McClure. Patrick will retain his role as editor, but also write articles of his own.
Colin Riddle helped me understand SEO, and suggested better ways to implement it within posts. He also joins as a writer while retaining SEO consultant status.
Last but not least, Jonathan Tilden will be our eyes on the NCAA prospects this year, starting with Curtis Hall of the Yale Bulldogs before his role expands to other NCAA prospects.
I would like to thank Quinnipiac University’s Alex Goyette for the incredible header image. He created it from scratch and optimized the resolution at my request several times. I’d also like to thank Sam Tracy who made the Twitter avatar/tab logo.
In less than a full year since the blog’s creation, we received media access to different events within the NCAA, AHL, and most recently, the NHL. Recently, the blog went on a road trip, covering the most exciting and immersive event to date: The Prospects Challenge in Buffalo, NY. In the next phase of the blog’s life, I hope to acquire full-time media access in Providence and eventually Boston.
I do not own any team names or logos, and merely use them under an assumed creative license.