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Marshall Mackinder


Marshall Mackinder joined the Hockey Now staff in November 2015 and brings a wealth of knowledge from a scouting standpoint in junior hockey, as well as 10 years in the sports marketing & advertising field.

A native of the Detroit, Michigan now living in the Vancouver suburbs as a dual citizen, Mackinder attended Niagara University from 2001-05 and worked as the Purple Eagles’ NCAA Division I men’s team’s student equipment manager for four years which included a trip to the NCAA Regionals in 2003.  Upon graduation, he took a sales position with the Ontario Hockey League’s Plymouth Whalers before moving to minor league baseball for several years in Rockford, Ill., serving as Assistant General Manger of Sales & Marketing for the Frontier League’s Rockford Riverhawks.

He also worked in advertising sales for community newspapers in the Lower Mainland upon his arrival in Canada.

In 2011, Mackinder, 32, was named a Western Hockey League and British Columbia Hockey League scout for Red Line Report, an independent scouting newsletter that focuses solely on NHL Draft-eligible prospects.

Away from work, Mackinder has four children – Iain (9), Bryony (7) and newborn twins, Penelope and Amelia.

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This week’s prospects include Artyom Minulin (Swift Current Broncos), Robert Thomas (London Knights) & D'Artagnan Joly (Baie-Comeau Drakkar).

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This week’s prospects include Josh Brook (Moose Jaw Warriors), Nate Schnarr (Guelph Storm) & Simon Benoit (Shawiningan Cataractes).

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Prospect Profiles: Nick Henry, Conor Timmins & Shawn Boudrias

This week’s prospects include Nick Henry (Regina Pats), Conor Timmins (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds) & Shawn Boudrias (Gatineau Olympiques).

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Prospect Profile: Mason Shaw, Greg Meireles & Cale Makar

This week’s prospects include Mason Shaw (Medicine Hat Tigers), Greg Meireles (Kitchener Rangers) & Cale Makar (Brooks Bandits).

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Prospect Profile: Ian Scott, Isaac Ratcliffe & Pavel Koltygin

This week’s prospects include Ian Scott (Prince Albert Raiders), Isaac Ratcliffe (Guelph Storm) & Pavel Koltygin (Drummondville Voltigeurs).

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Prospect Profile: Jarret Tyszka, Morgan Frost & Louis-Filip Côté

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Prospect Profile: Jonathan Smart, Jason Robertson & Walter Flower

This week’s prospects include Jonathan Smart (Regina Pats), Jason Robertson (Kingston Frontenacs) & Walter Flower (Halifax Mooseheads).

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Prospect Profile: This week’s prospects include Kole Lind, Austen Keating & Ivan Chekhovich

This week’s prospects include Kole Lind (Kelowna Rockets), Austen Keating (Ottawa 67’s) & Ivan Chekhovich (Baie-Comeau Drakkar).

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This week’s prospects include Henri Jokiharju (Portland Winterhawks), Alex Formenton (London Knights) & Alex-Olivier Voyer (Rimouski Oceanic). Read More

Prospect Profiles: Cody Glass, Nick Suzuki & Dereck Baribeau.

This week’s prospects include Cody Glass (Portland Winterhawks), Nick Suzuki (Owen Sound Attack) & Dereck Baribeau (Val-d'Or Foreurs). Read More

Prospect Profiles: Jaret Anderson-Dolan, Markus Phillips & Arnaud Durandeau.

This week’s prospects include Jaret Anderson-Dolan (Spokane Chiefs), Markus Phillips (Owen Sound Attack) & Arnaud Durandeau (Halifax Mooseheads). Read More



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