Jes Golbez likes to rant. Usually his rants are about hockey, and usually they are entertaining and informative.
Once in a while Golbez likes to go off topic, like when he recently tore a strip off the non-believers of global warming.
Golbez stopped just short of naming an official charity, but I do believe Golbez's environmental rant qualifies him as a hockey blogger Making A Difference. Others are:
Greatest Hockey Legends.com supports Canadian National Institute for the Blind
Hockey Book Reviews.com supports Canadian Library Association
On The Forecheck supports Kiva.org
Kukla's Korner supports the Jeffrey Thomas Hayden Foundation
Scotty Hockey supports the Leukemia & Lymphona Society
Going Five Hole supports the Mario Lemieux Foundation
Speaking of Making A Difference, one man who did was Pat Hannigan. Hannigan played 182 games in the NHL with Toronto, NY Rangers and Philadelphia. He was a minor league star, notably with the Buffalo Bisons. Many fans will better remember him by his second career as a broadcaster with the Buffalo Sabres, serving as Ted Darling's colorman for a decade.
But in Fort Erie, Ontario where Hannigan lived he may better "be known his social justice efforts, helping refugees new to Canada through Casa el Norte, a safe house for newcomers."
Hannigan passed away on Wednesday. He was 71.