The HabsWorld Community was created in 2002 by and for Montréal Canadiens fans around the world. The aim of the website is to provide Habs fans with a “one-stop” source for all things about their favourite hockey team! With most of its collaborators being University students or recent graduates, HabsWorld offers a dynamic environment where its writers can get support from experienced editors and writers. HabsWorld also provides a forum where fans from around the world can discuss their favourite players performances. If you are looking for a place to share your passion about the Habs, while at the same time improve your writing, journalistic, or editing abilities, this is the place for you! Since its inception, almost 100 collaborators have been a part of HabsWorld and we’re always looking for more people to join our team!
HabsWorld History Highlights
Conception of the project – Spring 2002
Launch of the HW Forum – May 12th, 2003
Launch of the HW Website – Oct 6th, 2003
Website upgrade: HW V.2 – Multi language version – Nov 8, 2004
Website upgrade: HW V.2.1 – Oct 1, 2005
Forum upgrade: HW New Forum software – IP.Board – Dec 23, 2005
Website upgrade: HW V.3 – WordPress platform – March 19, 2015
Matt Gauthier [email protected] (Founder & Owner) In the Spring of 2002, Matt led a team of a dozen passionate Habs fans in the creation of the HabsWorld Community. As the site’s administrator, he is responsible for promoting HW’s distinctive vision, managing the operations of the website editors’ team. Matt has graduated with a Master’s degree in International Administration.
Brian La Rose [email protected] (Chief Editor) Brian has been with HabsWorld since its inception holding a variety of positions, including Stats Editor and Prospects Editor. He holds an Advanced Diploma and a Bachelor’s Degree (Honours) in Business Administration. On top of his work as Chief Editor, Brian is also the forum’s admin and the site’s ‘capologist’, the person to go to for any CBA-related information.
Norm Szcyrek (Editor) Norm has been a contributor on HabsWorld since 2005. Starting as a writer, then moving on as an editor, he pitches in with different projects, and enjoys most taking part in collaborative assignments. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, and has been working in the IT sector for more than 20 years.
Matt Dilworth (Editor) Matt has been part of the Habsworld community since 2005. He joined the writers team in 2009 and is now serving as editor since 2010. Born just outside of Montreal, he left Quebec at an early age and has since lived in Ontario. Matt holds an honours Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and an advanced diploma in Behavioural Science. He is currently employed in the field of Addictions.