About Tony

Tony is a proud Edmontonian. Born and raised in Alberta's capital city, Tony is the youngest child of two parents that have called Edmonton home since 1981. He attributes a great family foundation and support cast as the biggest reasons he is able to pursue his dreams.


Tony has been exposed to many opportunities in the sports industry since joining NAIT's Radio & Television program in January 2017.


He has worked for Sportsnet and NBC Sports for Edmonton Oilers broadcasts, the NAIT Ooks Men's and Women's Hockey teams as a Colour Commentator, hockey websites BTI Hockey and WiserFans as a writer and with minor football teams in Edmonton as an in-game announcer.

 

Since he was a child, he has always been fascinated with the idea of being on television. In elementary school, he would rush home to watch weekly weather forecasts before playing street hockey for the rest of the night. While his childhood dream was to become a meteorologist, he also grew a fascination for sports in his teenage years.


Tony had the opportunity of representing Team Canada in the World Junior Ball Hockey Championships in 2012, scoring the championship-winning goal against the hosts, Czech Republic. Tony has been named to the Top-20 Players in World Junior Ball Hockey history for his efforts in 2012.


He continues to play ball hockey at the world level and has competed in three World Championships since.


Tony's current local ball hockey team, the Edmonton Savages, made Canadian history, becoming the first team from Western Canada to win the National Ball Hockey Championships. This feat was accomplished in August 2017 and also marked Tony as one of the first three Sikhs to ever win the prestigious tournament.


Tony also has a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from NAIT, graduating in April 2016.

Skills & Accomplishments

Tony is proud to rely on his strong work ethic and positive attitude in completing school work and job tasks while also giving back to his community. His drive, passion for excellence and true versatility has led him to the following accomplishments:



Academic   

  • Awarded the Ernie Poscente Memorial Scholarship in April 2017 with a 4.0 Grade Point Average.
     
  • Awarded the Randy Stefanizyn Scholarship in January 2018 with a 4.0 Grade Point Average while demonstrating strong leadership aptitude through participation in school and community involvement.
     
  • Recognized for high academic achievements (Business School) in 2012, 2013, 2015 & 2016. Named to the "Dean's List" for achieving an overall GPA of 3.5 (or higher) during indicated years.
     
  • Named a mentor for the Royal Roads University International Undergraduate Case Competition (RRUIUCC) team in Victoria, British Columbia. Team placed 3rd overall in the 2016 competition.

Ball Hockey

  • 2012 World Junior Ball Hockey Championship Gold Medalist. Tony helped Team Canada capture gold by scoring the game-winning goal with just minutes to go. Canada defeated the host Czech Republic by a score of 3-2.
     
  • 2017 Canadian National Ball Hockey Champion. Tony helped the Edmonton Savages win Western Canada's first ball hockey national title.
     
  • Named to the "Top-20 World Junior Ball Hockey Players of All-Time" list.
     
  • 2013 Alberta Championship Leading Scorer and Most Valuable Player.   

Courses & Training

Since Tony enrolled in the Television Program at NAIT in January 2017, he has been able to improve on his fundamentals through the following courses:
 

  • Television On-Air Performance
  • Television News
  • Studio & Media Production Fundamentals
  • Creative Production for Television
  • Videography
  • Post Production Editing & Graphics
  • Dramatic Production
  • Journalism Fundamentals
  • Writing Standards
  • Marketing Fundamentals
  • Feature Storytelling
  • Writing for the Web

Tony is able to further his learning by applying his knowledge in four industry-relevant jobs; all while being enrolled in school with a full course load. Tony also enjoys giving back to the Edmonton community, as he continues to stay involved with the Breaking The Silence YEG and Walk A Mile In Her Shoes events annually. 


He attributes his preparation and attention to detail as the main contributors to balancing such an eventful lifestyle.