Growing up in the Cornhusker State didn't prohibit Phil Ervin from becoming an avid pucks devotee. The Omaha, Neb. native graduated from Benedictine College in Atchison, Kan. and has written for Fox Sports, the St. Joseph (Mo.) News-Press and the Forsyth County (Cumming, Ga.) News. He's also penned four children's sports books and hopes to one day learn to cross over backwards.