About The Author
Mike Ashmore is a 28-year-old sportswriter who covers the Somerset Patriots and Trenton Thunder for the Hunterdon County Democrat, a weekly paper based in Central New Jersey. Ashmore is in his ninth year of covering professional sports, and his sixth season as a Thunder beat writer.
This is his third year of covering the Trenton Devils, and he was featured in The Trentonian many times during the 2009-10 and 2010-11 seasons. He’s now a regular contributor to ECHL.com as well, where his weekly alumni features appear.
He started this blog in September of 2008 as a way to provide daily coverage of the team and to continue to cover sports in the Trenton area when the Thunder season ended.
Ashmore has covered the AHL in the past, covering a handful of games for the Philadelphia Phantoms, Hartford Wolfpack and Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins. Since starting this blog, he’s also covered the NHL’s Anaheim Ducks, Boston Bruins, Colorado Avalanche, Nashville Predators, New Jersey Devils, New York Islanders, San Jose Sharks and Washington Capitals; the AHL’s Rochester Americans, Lowell Devils, Worcester Sharks and Houston Aeros; The ECHL’s Las Vegas Wranglers and NCAA’s Princeton Tigers.
The majority of his professional experience is in covering baseball, and he’s probably best known for his popular “Thunder Thoughts” blog. A versatile sports personality, Ashmore’s work has been seen on NBA.com, his voice heard on WFAN and his videos seen on MLB Network.
Also a big fan of hockey, he’s attended over 215 NHL games in 22 different arenas, including a stretch in 2007-08 where he attended four games in four different cities (Newark, New York, Columbus, Chicago) in four consecutive days.
Ashmore has covered over 835 professional games and interviewed everyone from World Series and Super Bowl MVP’s to NASCAR champions and NBA MVP’s. He’s covered six championship teams, two no-hitters and has interviewed over 475 Major League Baseball players.
He can be reached via e-mail at mashmore98 AT gmail.com. Follow him on Twitter at mashmore98.