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John Smith

MTG Canada Staff

Joey, or more fondly known as Banana Joey is best known for his Daily Dose Preview articles. If a new set is coming out, look to him for information on all the new cards as they’re spoiled!

John Smith

MTG Canada Staff

Joey, or more fondly known as Banana Joey is best known for his Daily Dose Preview articles. If a new set is coming out, look to him for information on all the new cards as they’re spoiled!

John Smith

MTG Canada Staff

Joey, or more fondly known as Banana Joey is best known for his Daily Dose Preview articles. If a new set is coming out, look to him for information on all the new cards as they’re spoiled!

John Smith

MTG Canada Staff

Joey, or more fondly known as Banana Joey is best known for his Daily Dose Preview articles. If a new set is coming out, look to him for information on all the new cards as they’re spoiled!

Meet The People Who Make MTG Canada Possible…

Joey Hoffer

MTGCanada Staff

Whenever it's preview season, Joey has you covered with his Daily Dose Preview Articles. You can count on him for information on all the new cards as they’re spoiled! He also manages our retail flagship in Ottawa, Canada.

Dave Tellier

MTGCanada Owner and Content Manager

Hi! I'm the owner of MTGCanada.com and WizardTower.com and we really hope you love our content. If you have an idea you want to pitch, I'd love to hear from you.

Alex Wolf

MTG Canada Contributor

Alex is a long-time casual, recently-turned semi-competitive Modern and Limited player. He specializes in taking Tier 1 concepts and ruining them with corner-case jank tech because winning isn't winning unless you get to do it with lulz. Listen to what…

Pierre Dupont

MTG Canada Contributor

Pierre Dupont is a dedicated Commander player. He can be found Saturdays at Wizard's Tower and occasionally on Sundays at MultiZone Gatineau for both stores' various events. Alternating between the aggressive play of Radha, Heir to Keld (all white-bordered!) and…

Craig Thompson

MTG Canada Contributor

Craig started playing very casual in his Grandmother's Basement during Tempest and Urza's Block. He stayed playing on and off for years until after High School when his cards ended up in a shoe box in that very same basement.…

Darcy Hartwick

MTG Canada Contributor

Darcy has been playing magic since 4th edition, and has a soft spot for all things homelands, fallen empires and chronicles. When not trying to re-create the golden age of magic through retro-cubes or casual limited formats, he can be…

Robert McEachern

MTG Canada Contributor

Robert generally loves all things to do with EDH, but also dabbles in Modern and hopefully Legacy at some point. He is generally an avid supporter of Commander in the Ottawa area and is always eager to attend new events…

Samuel Tharmaratnam

MTG Canada Contributor

Sam is a Gold level Magic pro who has made a name for himself as a perennial middle of the pack Grand Prix and Pro Tour player. Look to his articles on how to improve your game and take it…

Brendan Butt

MTG Canada Contributor

Brendan has become the MTG Instructor for new players in Ottawa. His recent "Intro to Magic Events" have surged in popularity and people are flocking in to learn how to play. If you're new to the game, Brendan is your…

Sean Tabares

MTG Canada Contributor

Sean Tabares is one half of the Commander podcast Commander's Brew! Check it out if you like hearing about a new deck each week! Read his articles about all things Commander!

Patrick Burt

MTG Canada Contributor

Patrick is a local grinder and Modern-enthusiast. Look to his articles for strategies on how to play and keep up with the ever changing Modern format!

Andrew Crossett

MTG Canada Contributor

Andrew enjoys long strolls on the beach, candlelight dinners and decks that leave the competition in the dust. He always is looking for ways to improve the best decks in the format and specializes in Modern and Legacy. Each week…

Andy Hull

MTG Canada Contributor

Andy Hull is a comedian, actor and writer from Toronto. He co-hosts the Commander's Brew podcast with Sean Tabares.

Keith Ambrose

MTG Canada Contributor

Keith is an avid paper grinder with aspirations of playing on the Pro Tour. He recently finished second at CMT Toronto following a personal best finish of 95th at GP: Shizuoka. Keith is an aggro specialist who generally focuses on…

Alex Battistelli

MTG Canada Contributor

Alex is a competitive Magic player from Sudbury, Ontario currently studying at the University of Ottawa. Alex is a Standard and Modern enthusiast, always looking for ways to tune the best decks and come up with new angles to attack…

Andrew Robdrup

MTG Canada Contributor

Andrew Robdrup, or Andy-Football-Peters is a competitive player from Kingston – when he’s not spiking PPTQs, he’s evaluating cards – which you can read about here on MTGCanada!

Jesse Jordan

MTG Canada Contributor

Jesse started playing magic during Mercadian Masques, and has never looked back since. His Magic resume includes a slew of playmats and having a brew featured on the Mothership. If you ever want to lose hours of your life, ask…

Jon Stern

MTG Canada Contributor

Jon Stern is a Pro Tour veteran with six Grand Prix Top 8's, including wins at GP Atlanta 2014 and GP Atlantic City 2013. He will be providing some insight into professional Magic while doing his best to help elevate…

Adam Benn

MTG Canada Contributor

Adam has been playing competitive magic since Gatecrash, although he did play casually as a youngster. He plays all competitive formats as well as pauper, which he thinks is the best format. His magic resume includes punting away win-and-ins…

Dan Lanthier

MTG Canada Contributor

A regular Pro Tour Competitor and holder of 2 Grand Prix titles, as well as a National Championship title, Dan aims to provide quality learning lessons backed by years of experience on the grind.

Ryan Prager

MTG Canada Contributor

Ryan is the new copy editor for MTG Canada. He has been playing Magic -- off and on -- since Seventh Edition and enjoys the Legacy and Modern formats. If you find typos in articles, he's the one…

Nic Herron

MTG Canada Contributor

I'm a Magic player from Calgary, Alberta, and I've been playing off and on for about 12 years, but got into it more heavily about 4 years ago. My favourite thing to play (and what I'm best at) is Limited,…

Mike Brierley

MTG Canada Contributor

Hi there, my name is Mike Brierley and I am a MTG Canada contributor. My bio will be updated soon but in the meantime check out my latest posts...

Brittany Hamilton

Author

I have been playing magic for about 16 years; however, most of those years were strictly table top and included many breaks. It wasnt until the first Modern Masters Grand Prix in Las Vegas that I really got the bug…

Lukas Sklubal

MTG Canada Contributor

Lukas has been playing since Innistrad with a fond love of the pauper format and sealed. He dabbles in the competitive scene occasionally with Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifiers and Grand Prix.

Ron Mackenzie

MTG Canada Contributor

Hi there, my name is Ron Mackenzie and I am a MTG Canada contributor. My bio will be updated soon but in the meantime check out my latest posts...

Andrea Lagalisse

MTG Canada Contributor

Andrea is a relatively new MTG player who came to the game by circumstance in 2012 while living with her five male roommates in a three storey house on Bronson Ave. Andrea loves to smash and burn. She enjoys casual…

Jillian Morgan

MTG Canada Contributor

Always Jillian - never Jill - is an editor for MTGCanada. Playing MTG for the past five years and counting! Specialities include Standard, Limited, and losing a lot. Life-long goals include winning the lottery and destroying the patriarchy.

Shaun McLaren

MTGCanada Writer / Pro Player

Hi there, my name is Shaun McLaren and I am a MTG Canada contributor. My bio will be updated soon but in the meantime check out my latest posts...

Myles Moscardelli

MTG Canada Contributor

I'm a competitive Modern grinder out of Sarnia, Ontario. With aspirations to go pro, I am constantly looking for ways to sharpen and improve my game.

Brad Young

MTG Canada Contributor

My best finishes are two PTQ Top 8s and a Grand Prix Top 64. I've been playing on and off since onslaught competitively since Zendikar. I enjoy standard the most, paeticularily Abzan and Jund styles. I'm always working to improve…

Jean-Philippe Guenette

MTG Canada Contributor

Hi there, my name is Jean-Philippe Guenette and I am a MTG Canada contributor. My bio will be updated soon but in the meantime check out my latest posts...

Graham Smith

MTG Canada Contributor

Graham was introduced to Magic in the 1990's and had a very casual on and off relationship with the game until 2010. He's currently a semi-competitive player trying to grind out experience and connections in both the adult and Magic…

Donna MacAulay

MTG Canada Contributor

Hi there, my name is Donna MacAulay and I am a MTG Canada contributor. My bio will be updated soon but in the meantime check out my latest posts...

Patrick McElligott

MTG Canada Contributor

A Ski instructor and a competitive Legacy player. Patrick travels throughout Canada in search of snow and cards to sling. No matter where he is, you can hear the words “Hymn you”.

Douglas Potter

MTG Canada Contributor

Doug Potter - Student studying to become a high school drama teacher. Hawaii was Doug's 7th pro tour. Doug was on the pro team that brought the trophy home to Canada in 2011. He has finished first in a prominent Canadian…

Joel Repta

MTG Canada Contributor

A local FNM hero turned competitive grinder, Joel used consecutive RPTQ successes to qualify for PT OGW, and is hungry to get back on the #grind. Known as a control player, Joel tunes known best decks to attack the meta…

Peter Tosello

MTG Canada Contributor

Peter Tosello started playing magic in 2010 with a terrible BG Infect deck in standard. Since then, he has dabbled in most formats but prefers Standard, Modern, and Booster Draft. His greatest accomplishment is at Grand Prix Toronto…

Ryan Wiebe

MTG Canada Contributor

Hi there, my name is Ryan Wiebe and I am a MTG Canada contributor. My bio will be updated soon but in the meantime check out my latest posts...

Adam Holman

MTG Canada Contributor

Hi there, my name is Adam Holman and I am a MTG Canada contributor. My bio will be updated soon but in the meantime check out my latest posts...

Marc Tobiasch

MTG Canada Contributor

Hi there, my name is Marc Tobiasch and I am a MTG Canada contributor. My bio will be updated soon but in the meantime check out my latest posts...