Mike McIntyre grew up wanting to be a professional wrestler. But when that dream fizzled, he put all his brawn into becoming a professional writer.
He’s been body-slamming the competition ever since joining the Free Press in 1997. It’s been quite a journey so far.
Mike spent nearly two decades covering the justice beat for the paper, with a front-row seat to some of the worst society has to offer. Whether it was meeting with a grieving victim’s family or a criminal behind bars at Stony Mountain, Mike has always strived to hear every side of a story.
He also authored six books on cases he’s covered, and he produced and hosted a nationally syndicated radio show from 2003 to 2017 on the Corus network.
Mike left his life of crime behind in the summer of 2016 to pursue a new passion, joining the Free Press sports team at the paper and fulfilling a dream he’s had since the day he started writing.
He covered back-to-back championships for the Winnipeg Goldeyes in 2016 and 2017, and is now focused on the Winnipeg Jets as one of the paper’s dedicated hockey writers.
Mike is a frequent public speaker and remains passionate about the great city of Winnipeg, where he was born and raised. He is a vocal advocate of the Creative Communications program at Red River College. He graduated from the program in 1995 and was honoured to receive their first-ever Alumni Award of Achievement in 2011.
Mike credits his wife Chassity for being his biggest supporter. He’s also a proud parent of two, a rescue dog owner and a community volunteer, including 10 years of coaching minor hockey in the city.
All told, Mike is enjoying a career he wouldn’t trade for anything – not even the wild life of a professional wrestler.
Recent articles by Mike McIntyre
WHA Jets legendary goaltender Daley seeks gear from playing days6 minute read Preview Thursday, May. 25, 2023
Recent tragedies emphasize need for continued focus on horse health and safety6 minute read Preview Tuesday, May. 23, 2023
Goldeyes ride strong arm and big bats to win in home opener5 minute read Preview Friday, May. 19, 2023
Stony Mountain’s Aaron Cockerill riding wave of success6 minute read Preview Wednesday, May. 17, 2023
Fans the real winners when the Jets and Ice work together6 minute read Preview Tuesday, May. 16, 2023
Jets prospect Lambert making most of his time with T-birds6 minute read Preview Friday, May. 12, 2023
Jet prospect DiVincentiis named OHL goaltender of the year6 minute read Preview Wednesday, May. 10, 2023
The ugly side of sports gambling is only going to get worse6 minute read Preview Tuesday, May. 9, 2023
Jets expect different result by doing same thing again and again7 minute read Preview Monday, May. 1, 2023
Scheifele’s run of post-season bad luck continues with latest injury4 minute read Preview Tuesday, Apr. 25, 2023
Scheifele latest player hurt as Vegas takes commanding 3-1 series lead9 minute read Preview Tuesday, Apr. 25, 2023
Return to lineup of speedy Dane will be a game-time decision7 minute read Preview Friday, Apr. 21, 2023
Jets let golden opportunity slip away in 5-2 loss to Vegas7 minute read Preview Friday, Apr. 21, 2023
Samberg, Gustafsson loving first taste of NHL playoff action6 minute read Preview Thursday, Apr. 20, 2023
Barron grateful to be OK after suffering nasty gash, eager to rejoin Jets battle6 minute read Preview Thursday, Apr. 20, 2023
Time for the Jets to write their own bit of hockey history6 minute read Preview Wednesday, Apr. 19, 2023
Jets confident recent struggles in past as they prepare for playoffs against Vegas6 minute read Preview Sunday, Apr. 16, 2023
One point away, Jets chalk out path to playoffs with 6-2 victory over Sharks7 minute read Preview Monday, Apr. 10, 2023
Derek Ingram in Augusta to watch his student, PGA Tour winner Corey Conners, in Masters6 minute read Preview Monday, Apr. 3, 2023
Cockerill’s already successful year keeps getting better3 minute read Preview Wednesday, Mar. 29, 2023
Jets’ tailspin continues with 3-0 loss to lowly Sharks8 minute read Preview Wednesday, Mar. 29, 2023
Ehlers dropped to third line as struggling Jets search for scoring7 minute read Preview Monday, Mar. 27, 2023
For a team in a playoff race, Jets sure look disinterested7 minute read Preview Saturday, Mar. 25, 2023
Talented, revamped Blue Jays have what it takes to win it all7 minute read Preview Monday, Mar. 13, 2023
It’s time for struggling Jets to be accountable: Wheeler6 minute read Preview Friday, Mar. 10, 2023
Niederreiter looks to have immediate impact on struggling Jets7 minute read Preview Monday, Feb. 27, 2023
Struggling Jets still among best in weak Central Division6 minute read Preview Thursday, Feb. 23, 2023
Hellebuyck’s Broadway performance backstops Jets to 4-1 win over Rangers7 minute read Preview Monday, Feb. 20, 2023
Jets grind out come-from-behind shootout victory over Kraken8 minute read Preview Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2023
DeMelo returns after missing three games due to timely injury4 minute read Preview Monday, Feb. 13, 2023
Golden Jet put Winnipeg on global hockey map, but off-ice behaviour shocked fans7 minute read Preview Monday, Jan. 30, 2023
Bowness builds success on decency, respect and accountability6 minute read Preview Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023
Jets need to get serious about landing hometown hero Toews6 minute read Preview Friday, Jan. 20, 2023
D-man DeMelo among Jets playing better than ever under new coach6 minute read Preview Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023
Perfetti’s three-point night paces Jets past Penguins 4-17 minute read Preview Friday, Jan. 13, 2023
Jets GM hints at making big move as trade deadline looms6 minute read Preview Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023
Jets sign Zhilkin1 minute read Preview Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022
The Winnipeg Jets signed one of their most recent draft picks to a three-year entry-level contract on Friday.
Dominant 5-1 win over Canucks softens Jets losing Wheeler, Schmidt to injuries6 minute read Preview Sunday, Dec. 18, 2022
Moose bust loose for 6 goals1 minute read Preview Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022
The Manitoba Moose matched their best offensive outing of the season Saturday, routing the Belleville Senators 6-2 at Canada Life Centre.