November 28, 2023 ZINIO

ZINIO Partners with The Hockey News for the launch of 76 Years of Sport History in a Robust Online Archive

ZINIO, the leading technology platform for digital magazines, has partnered with Roustan Media Ltd. to convert over 2,640 magazine issues for the launch of their dedicated online archive.

The Hockey News Archive ( North America’s most recognized hockey publication, launched its dedicated online archive. It delivers 2,640 issues to hardcore hockey fans beginning with volume one, issue one from October of 1947. Over 103,000 pages have been manually scanned to produce 156,000 articles — and counting.

“We are thrilled to launch The Hockey News Archive after so much effort but, to be honest, the work will never stop,” said W. Graeme Roustan, publisher of The Hockey News. “We will continue to update the archive on an ongoing basis as more historical documents and collections are added.

“This is a living, breathing archive that will continue to grow, as a true record of the history of the game we all love.”

The customized, proprietary platform design was created for ease of use and personalized curation based on each unique visitor. The technology will be continually upgraded to deliver optimal results for subscribers seeking to amplify their hockey fan experience.

“Working with Zinio really helped streamline our overall conversion process into multiple platforms. We want to make sure that our fans can enjoy our digital products wherever they want, whenever they want. We are currently available on the newsstands, the App store, Apple News+ and now adding this full archive for our readers to enjoy”, said Deputy Publisher & Creative Director at The Hockey News, Erika Vanderveer.

“We are thrilled to once again be expanding our partnership with The Hockey News.  The re-purposing of historically valuable content for discovery and access by new audiences is at the core of ZINIO’s ethos, and we jumped at the chance to support The Hockey News with their vision for this new offering,” said Director of Client Services at ZINIO, Jean Zamora. “The combined creative talents of our respective teams have delivered what I think we can all agree is a modern, engaging and outright beautiful user experience.”



ZINIO, a Naviga (Vista Equity) company, brings innovation and inspiration to the world of magazine publishers and consumers by delivering the ultimate digital reading experience on any device. As pioneers of the digital publishing industry for over a decade, ZINIO leads the digital magazine market in breadth of content and accessibility on any platform. For magazine publishers, ZINIO Pro converts print magazines to digital content through a SaaS platform that converts PDF to XML, offering publishers complete flexibility in managing and delivering their content in branded, native magazine applications for tablet, smartphone, and desktop, in searchable article databases, or on the growing network of ZINIO Pro distribution partners. For magazine consumers, ZINIO operates online newsstands and award-winning iOS, Android, Windows, and Kindle apps in more than 30 languages, providing the broadest selection of digital magazine content accessible on any platform that can be read online or offline, synced across multiple devices and searched for archival content.


About The Hockey News

The Hockey News was founded by Ken McKenzie and Will Cote in 1947 and was sold in 2018 to Roustan Media Ltd. which is wholly owned by W. Graeme Roustan. Headquartered in Toronto, its dedicated team of editors, journalists and staff have been producing the very best hockey information across all of its media platforms continually for the past seventy years. Over 800,000 people read each issue of The Hockey News as it is shared around families and friends and at libraries. For more information, visit