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The Junior Hockey Podcast

English, Sports, 1 season, 373 episodes, 12 hours, 14 minutes
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We are the Home of Junior Hockey News, Knowledge, and Nonsense. Hosted by Josh Gresko and Eric Hofmann. We hope to bring you great interviews with amazing insight into the world of Junior Hockey. We will post our Main Show, TJHP, on Monday's and our series called #StallTalk on Thursdays. #StallTalk will feature old teammates of ours or fellow Junior Hockey Players. We will share stories and hopefully create some laughs. Make sure to check us out and share with the boys!
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#EShow EP183 | Riding Into Season 11

On this week's episode of the #EShow, we wrap-up the Central Division with an 'EHL Original 6' franchise, the Connecticut RoughRiders. Jake Basile chats with both Eric Lind and Steven Brown, as they gear up for their 11th season in the league. No other pair of coaches have worked side-by-side for the same organization for all 11 seasons since the league was formed back in 2013. Lind and Brown have worked to develop their own model of consistency over the years, averaging just over nine commitments per season. Throughout this week's episode, the duo discusses the culture they've built over the past decade, and what's allowed them to sustain their success, year after year. Twitter – @EHL_Hockey Facebook – Eastern Hockey League Instagram – @easternhockeyleague
8/31/202343 minutes, 55 seconds
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#EShow EP182 | Heading to Battle

On this week's episode of the #EShow, we wrap-up the North Division with the Seacoast Spartans. Jake Basile chats with Brett Tryder, looking back on the best season in franchise history for Seacoast. Tryder reflects on what made last year's group so successful, and talks about what it's like trying to replace both the league MVP and the league's leading scorer. In the ever-difficult North Division, Tryder hopes that his 2023-24 team can ride the momentum created by the Spartans from this past season. Twitter – @EHL_Hockey Facebook – Eastern Hockey League Instagram – @easternhockeyleague
8/24/202325 minutes, 4 seconds
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#EShow EP181 | New Territory

On this week's episode of the #EShow, we highlight the fourth and final new EHL team for the upcoming 2023-24 season, the Boston Jr. Terriers. Jake Basile chats with Cody Gonyeau, as he prepares his organization for their inaugural season of junior hockey. Jumping into the East Division, Gonyeau knows the challenging opponents his team will face right from the get go. However, the Terriers bench boss has been working heavily on the recruiting trails ever since the team was announced this past winter, and he's feeling anxious but also confident as we get closer to the first puck drop of the year. Twitter – @EHL_Hockey Facebook – Eastern Hockey League Instagram – @easternhockeyleague
8/17/202330 minutes, 37 seconds
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#EShow EP180 | Pro's In Providence

On this week's episode of the #EShow, we feature the newest team in the Central Division, the Providence Hockey Club. Jake Basile chats with Jeff Perreault as he gears up to lead Providence through their inaugural season in the junior ranks. After spending the 2022-23 season with the Philadelphia Hockey Club, and previous years in the USPHL, Perreault brings a wealth of junior hockey experience to the league's newest program. Jumping into the Central Division, Perreault knows the favorite at the top, and hopes his team can be the first to knock off the Railers Jr. Hockey Club up in Worcester.
8/10/202349 minutes, 21 seconds
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#EShow EP179 | On The Hunt

On this week's episode of the #EShow, we feature one of the newest members of the EHL, the Pennsylvania Huntsmen. Jake Basile chats with Matt Reid, as the Huntsmen gear up for their first season at the Junior A level. Pennsylvania's introduction to junior hockey came at the EHLP level this past season, as they advanced all the way to the Mid-Atlantic Division finals against the New Jersey 87's. It was a great inaugural campaign for the Huntsmen, and a great first taste of what junior hockey is all about. Now, looking forward to the addition of Reid, the Huntsmen are eager to get the 2023-24 season started, and see how far their program can continue to grow.
8/3/202337 minutes, 46 seconds
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#EShow EP178 | Hungry Like The Wolves

On this week's episode of the #EShow, we head North to Laconia, New Hampshire, and highlight the New England Wolves. Jake Basile chats with Tim Kunes, as the former National Champion at Boston College, prepares for another season at the helm in arguably the toughest division in the league. Working alongside Wolves' General Manager and EHLP Head Coach, Andrew Trimble, Kunes has helped the Wolves take a major step forward each and every season since the duo purchased the program back in 2018. Now, looking ahead to the upcoming 2023-24 campaign, the Wolves' sights are set on Providence, Rhode Island, as both Trimble and Kunes are hungry to make it back to the Frozen Finals.
7/27/202318 minutes, 4 seconds
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#EShow EP177 | Seaing Results

On this week's episode of the #EShow, we head back to the East Division, and highlight the Seahawks Hockey Club. Heading into the program's 7th season in the league, Bill Zaniboni sits down with Jake Basile to discuss what his organization has established in a little over half a decade. Looking back on this past year in particular, and outside of the 21 victories their EHL team racked up, it was another consistent year in terms of NCAA Commitments for the Seahawks. With 10 additional advancements, Zaniboni has helped 66 players make their NCAA Commitment to date, and history tells us that total will likely increase up to at least 75 during the upcoming 2023-24 season.
7/20/202344 minutes, 42 seconds
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#EShow EP176 | Building Bridges

On this week's episode of the #EShow, we welcome back the Bridgewater Bandits to the EHL and EHLP. Jake Basile chats with Scott Drevitch, as the Bandits make their return to the league, after departing following the conclusion of the 2016-17 season. Drevitch highlights the feelings Bridgewater has towards returning to the EHL and EHLP, and discusses how anxious they are to get started. Having established a strong culture over the years, Drevitch is happy to have his program back in the spot where they first created their original identity. Opening day for the Bandits' EHL team is set for September 21st on the road against the Express, while the EHLP team will host the Lumberjacks for a pair of games on the 15th and 16th.
7/13/202350 minutes, 18 seconds
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#EShow EP175 | Model Trains

On this week's episode of the #EShow, we feature a program that is racking up their total number of appearances at the Frozen Finals, the Railers Jr. Hockey Club. Jake Basile chats with Sean Bertoni, as the Head Coach and GM looks back on last season, but also ahead with his sights set on redemption this upcoming year. Both teams, EHL and EHLP, made their 2nd Frozen Finals appearances this past March, and the sting of how each season ended, has given Bertoni, his staff, and the rest of the Railers extra motivation this off-season. Tack on last year's 11 NCAA Commitments, and on top of the success in the win column, Bertoni and the Railers have already helped 35 players advance to the next level, in just four seasons in the league. The Railers have developed their own model, and they're chugging along.
7/6/202337 minutes, 6 seconds
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#EShow EP174 | Bearing Down

On this week's episode of the #EShow, we feature the first of two new programs in the South Division, the New Jersey Bears. Located in Flemington, NJ, the Bears have purchased and relocated the Protec Jr. Ducks franchise this off-season. Jake Basile chats with Jason Kilcoyne, as the former Assistant Coach of the 2016-17 EHL Champions, the Philadelphia Jr. Flyers, discusses his return to the league, as the man at the helm for the Bears. Kilcoyne is hopeful that New Jersey can pick up where Protec left off, which ended by finishing in 1st place in the South Division at the end of this past regular season.
6/29/202329 minutes, 53 seconds
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#EShow EP173 | Express Way

On this week's episode of the #EShow, we shift our way back to the East Division, and highlight the Express Hockey Club. Jake Basile chats with Nic Cota, as the former defenseman for the Express looks back on his first season as the Head Coach down in Walpole. While the 2022-23 campaign unfortunately ended for Cota's team in triple overtime of game #3 in the East Division Final, he's still beyond proud of what his group accomplished along the way. With 10 players departing for nine different schools this fall, Cotra puts extra stock in that success from this past season, as ultimately reaching the NCAA level is the goal of every junior hockey player.
6/22/202344 minutes, 47 seconds
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#EShow EP172 | Committed to Commitment

On this week's episode of the #EShow, we feature the only EHL program that has appeared in all five editions of the Frozen Finals, the New Hampshire Avalanche. Jake Basile chats with Chris Cerrella, as the Head Coach and General Manager of the Avs reflects on another record-setting season for his program. While Cerrella has helped over 160 players make that NCAA Commitment while playing in the EHL, that impressive total includes over 100 players since he helped launch the Avalanche program, a milestone marker that he surpassed this past season as part of the 16 new players that have chosen their next step. Simply put, the Avalanche sit towards the top of teams in all of junior hockey, averaging over 17 per season.
6/15/202331 minutes, 54 seconds
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#EShow EP171 | On The Rhode Again

On this week's episode of the #EShow, we work our way back to the Central Division, and highlight the Hockey Club of Rhode Island. Jake Basile chats with James Mello, as HCRI turns the page towards their second season in the EHL. The inaugural campaign for the league's first-ever franchise in Rhode Island went as well as they could have hoped for, as the team finished in 2nd place in their division. Now as the program looks ahead towards this upcoming season, Mello is proud to have the foundation established for their franchise. The challenge coming up however, will be to take another step forward, as they hit the recruiting roads harder than ever this off-season.
6/8/202332 minutes, 34 seconds
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#EShow EP170 | Frequent Flyers

On this week's episode of the #EShow, we head back south and feature the Philadelphia Little Flyers. Jake Basile chats with Mark Catron, following another solid season in the league, highlighted by the EHL team's second consecutive appearance at the Frozen Finals. At the top level, Philadelphia has reached the finals in four of the five years of the event, while their EHLP team has made two appearances of their own. You can label Philadelphia as 'Frequent Flyers' of the annual Road to Providence. Catron reflects on this past season, as well as the excitement he has over the core group of players that are returning to the program this upcoming year.
6/2/202327 minutes, 25 seconds
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#EShow EP169 | The Wiz Kids

On this week's episode of the #EShow, we shift back to the East Division and highlight the East Coast Wizards. Jake Basile chats with Kory Falite ahead of his 8th season with the program, and his 4th year as the Head Coach. Falite reflects on what was another solid season this past year, including helping advance nine players onto NCAA Division II and III schools for the third straight campaign. The Wizards are proud of the consistency they've established, while continuing to develop their players for the next level. An icing on the cake this upcoming year for Falite, would be for the Wizards to find their way out of their tough division and advance back to Providence for the first time since 2019.
5/25/202327 minutes, 10 seconds
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#EShow EP168 | Dedicated To The Core

On this week's episode of the #EShow, we highlight the program with the longest history in junior hockey, the New York Apple Core. Jake Basile connects with Lenny Caglianone following his first season coaching in the EHL. Caglianone is a former player in the league, as he served as a captain on the blue line for the New Jersey Rockets back in the inaugural season of the EHL. The native of New Jersey is proud that his career in the sport brought him back to the league, as he now looks to build off of what his team accomplished in his first campaign as a coach. With the addition of the Providence Hockey Club to the Central Division, Caglianone knows the battle to make it to the Frozen Finals is only getting tougher.
5/18/202343 minutes
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TJHP EP210 | USHL Draft... Why?

TJHP EP210 – In this week’s episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast, co-hosts Isaac and Rod break it all down. They start by discussing Isaac going to Seattle for the playoffs along with USHL Playoffs, Travel and the Draft. They also discuss the NAHL playoffs along with there team of the week. Another great episode with great topics, so make sure you keep sending in any questions that you would like to be discussed on the podcast and as always, thank you for listening! Follow on Twitter: TJHP – @JRHockeyPodcast Isaac – @isaac_smoldon Rod – @lytpracing We hope that you guys enjoy this episode. We will continue to improve in all aspects, so if you guys have any questions, comments, or concerns feel free to DM us on twitter @JRHockeyPodcast or Email us: [email protected].
5/15/202329 minutes, 27 seconds
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#EShow EP167 | Hockeyland, MD

On this week's episode of the #EShow, we head back to the South Division and feature Team Maryland. Heading into their 6th season in the EHL, Team Maryland was one game away from reaching the Frozen Finals for the first time in franchise history this past March. Jake Basile chats with Josh Fusco about the 2022-23 season, and the run his team went on down the stretch. Backed by one of the best goaltending duos in the league, this past season can be labeled as the best year to date for the program, albeit while battling it out in arguably the toughest division in the league. Fusco reflects on how proud he is of his players, and how the South won't be getting any easier anytime soon.
5/11/20231 hour, 19 seconds
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#EShow EP166 | Battling The Best

On this week's episode of the #EShow we feature an 'Original 6' franchise in the Valley Jr. Warriors. Jake Basile chats with Ryan McGrath as he prepares his EHL team for their move up to the North Division. McGrath and Sean Collins, the new Head Coach for the Warriors' EHLP team, are busy preparing for the upcoming 2023-24 season, with a strong number of returning players coming back to the program for another year of development. This fall will mark the start of McGrath's 5th season in Haverhill, coming off of a year that saw his captain commit to Endicott College, an NCAA Division III program that just advanced all the way to the Frozen Four this past March.
5/4/202334 minutes, 36 seconds
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#EShow EP165 | Chopping Towards September

On this week's episode of the #EShow we work our way north and feature the Vermont Lumberjacks. Jake Basile chats with Seth Gustin ahead of his third season with the program and second year at the helm of the EHL team. The Lumberjacks are coming off another solid season at both levels, having advanced some of their players onto top programs in NCAA Division III hockey. Looking ahead to the 2023-24 campaign, Gustin is hoping Vermont can duplicate what they did back in the 2020-21 season and bring both teams all the way to the Frozen Finals.
4/28/202336 minutes, 22 seconds
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#EShow EP164 | Central in Sight

On this week's episode of the #EShow, we head to the Central Division and feature a club that has been right on the verge of reaching the EHL Frozen Finals for the past two seasons. Jake Basile chats with Greg Heffernan as he gears up for his third campaign with the Connecticut Chiefs. Heffernan brought with him to the Chiefs a resume that includes a 12-year stint as the Head Coach at Western New England University, and five additional seasons serving as an Assistant Coach at both SUNY Fredonia and Mercyhurst College. The veteran coach gives a lot of credit to the relationships that he made at the collegiate level as a big reason why he's been able to push 16 players and counting into the NCAA ranks from the Chiefs.
4/20/202340 minutes, 1 second
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TJHP EP209 | NAHL Acquires The BCHL

TJHP EP209 – In this week’s episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast, co-hosts Isaac and Rod break it all down. They start by discussing some championship recaps along with the NAHL playoff preview. They talk about Annelies Bergmann making history and also discuss the recent news with the NAHL acquiring the BCHL. Another great episode with great topics, so make sure you keep sending in any questions that you would like to be discussed on the podcast and as always, thank you for listening! Follow on Twitter: TJHP – @JRHockeyPodcast Isaac – @isaac_smoldon Rod – @lytpracing We hope that you guys enjoy this episode. We will continue to improve in all aspects, so if you guys have any questions, comments, or concerns feel free to DM us on twitter @JRHockeyPodcast or Email us: [email protected].
4/18/202339 minutes, 51 seconds
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#EShow EP163 | Back in Position

On this week's episode of the #EShow, we head south for our next featured coach, as Adam Bartholomay joins the podcast for the very first time. Bartholomay is busy preparing the Philadelphia Hockey Club for their second season in the EHL, and his return to the bench at the junior level. Bartholomay served as the Assistant GM for the program this past year, but has plenty of experience previously in the junior ranks. Jake Basile chats with Coach Bartholomay about the excitement he has for this upcoming season, as well as the unique connection he also has with the coaching staff from the Seahawks Hockey Club.
4/13/202325 minutes, 26 seconds
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#EShow EP162 | Grinding to the Title

On this week's episode of the #EShow, we begin our off-season coach's corner with Rich DeCaprio from the Boston Jr. Rangers. Coming off of the franchise's second EHL Championship, DeCaprio is quickly preparing for the 11th season in program history for the Rangers. Boston is one of the EHL's 'Original 6' teams that have operated in every season since the league was formed back in 2013. Combining the EHL and EHLP teams together, the Rangers have won five playoff championships to go along with six regular season championships, and a stellar 126 NCAA commitments and counting. Jake Basile chats with Coach DeCaprio, to hear how he continues to raise the bar higher and higher, year after year.
4/6/202328 minutes, 45 seconds
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#EShow EP161 | A Week to Remember

On this week's episode of the #EShow, we recap the 2023 EHL Frozen Finals, the 5th edition of the league's annual championship event. It was a week to remember in Providence, RI, as the EHL and EHLP combined to bring us tremendous action throughout the five-day stretch. Ultimately it was the Boston Jr. Rangers winning it all in the EHL, and the New Jersey 87's skating away victoriously in the EHLP. With each championship, both the Rangers and 87's franchises have each now won three titles in three years with the Rangers going EHL-EHLP-EHL and the 87's going EHLP-EHL-EHLP.
3/30/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 10 seconds
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TJHP EP208 | It's Playoff Time

TJHP EP208 – In this week’s episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast, co-hosts Isaac and Rod break it all down. They start by previewing the NA3HL, EHL, and USPHL playoffs and finals. They also break down this years USHL & NAHL playoffs and there picks for "Team of the Week". Another great episode with great topics, so make sure you keep sending in any questions that you would like to be discussed on the podcast and as always, thank you for listening! Follow on Twitter: TJHP – @JRHockeyPodcast Isaac – @isaac_smoldon Rod – @lytpracing
3/24/202343 minutes, 58 seconds
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#EShow EP160 | Bringing the Energy

On this week's episode of the #EShow, we preview the 5th edition of the EHL Frozen Finals. Kicking things off in the Weekly Rundown (2:37), we recap the #RoadToProvidence for the 4 teams in the EHL and the 4 teams in the EHLP. Simply put, this was the best postseason in the history of the league, as over 50% of the First and Second Round series needed a game #3 in order to determine a winner. Moving along to the #ECrew Fantasy Challenge (46:22), and the Fantasy Season has officially come to a close, with Team OG hanging on until the last possible second down the stretch. Finally, we wrap up the episode with our What To Watch For segment (52:43), providing a storyline that we're keeping an eye on this week in Providence.
3/23/20231 hour, 1 minute, 53 seconds
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#EShow EP159 | March Rollercoaster

On this week's episode of the #EShow, we look back on the first seven days of postseason play in the EHL and the EHLP. Starting things off in the Weekly Rundown (4:32), we break down what unfolded in each of the four divisions in the EHL and the three divisions in the EHLP. Further along, inside the #ECrew Fantasy Challenge (52:44), we're down to the final week of the Fantasy Season as Team OG looks to seal the deal on this year's title. Finally, we wrap it all up in our What to Watch For segment (1:01:20), circling one Second Round series apiece that grabs our attention.
3/17/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 4 seconds
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#EShow EP158 | The Best Season

On this week's episode of the #EShow, we wrap up the Regular Season and set the table for the Postseason. Inside a jam-packed Weekly Rundown (2:31), this year's Annual Awards are given out throughout the EHL and the EHLP, and we give an update on all the final seeds and matchups for upcoming playoffs. Further along in the #ECrew Fantasy Challenge (53:35), we reset our picks for the first week of the postseason, and then finish things off by circling the matchups we're most intrigued by in our What to Watch For segment (57:33).
3/9/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 44 seconds
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#EShow EP157 | Right 'Til the End

On this week's episode of the #EShow, we kick things off with an interview featuring Stefan Kulhanek (1:15), the new all-time wins leader in the history of the EHL. From there, we jump into the Weekly Rundown (17:46), and while a number of seeds have been determined, there are still some meaningful games left before the final horn sounds on Sunday. As for the #ECrew Fantasy Challenge (51:40), Team OG turned things around last week, setting the stage for the final 2.5 weeks leading up to Providence. Finally, we wrap up the episode (1:03:03) by highlighting some of those games where points are at a premium between now and Sunday.
3/2/20231 hour, 8 minutes, 55 seconds
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#EShow EP156 | Playoff Positioning

On this week's episode of the #EShow we continue to creep closer and closer towards the start of the postseason. Starting things off in the Weekly Rundown (3:59), the latest division-by-division breakdown focuses on Playoff Positioning and the battle to lock up the highest seed possible down the stretch. Further along, inside the #ECrew Fantasy Challenge (33:35), the Team HNIB hot streak has closed the gap significantly on Team OG. Finally, in wrapping it all up with our What to Watch For segment (48:15), we go over some games to keep an eye on, including a couple taking place the day this podcast is released.
2/23/202355 minutes, 43 seconds
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#EShow EP155 | Streakin' Towards March

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2/16/202357 minutes, 42 seconds
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TJHP EP207 | Can The NAHL Expand?

TJHP EP207 – In this week’s episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast, co-hosts Isaac and Rod break it all down. They start by discussing the news around Junior Hockey, then they jump into whether or not they believe the NAHL can expand. The discuss how much media attention Connor Bedard is getting as of late. They also talk about Mark Carlson getting his 750th USHL win and so much more. Another great episode with great topics, so make sure you keep sending in any questions that you would like to be discussed on the podcast and as always, thank you for listening! Follow on Twitter: TJHP – @JRHockeyPodcast Isaac – @isaac_smoldon Rod – @lytpracing We hope that you guys enjoy this episode. We will continue to improve in all aspects, so if you guys have any questions, comments, or concerns feel free to DM us on twitter @JRHockeyPodcast or Email us: [email protected].
2/10/202345 minutes, 24 seconds
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#EShow EP154 | Back To Business

On this week's episode of the #EShow we get 'Back To Business' with an absolutely jam-packed episode. To start things off, Jack Basile sits down with Jack Boschert (1:27) to discuss his recent commitment to the University of Wisconsin-Superior, as the second-year netminder is the first player ever in league history to commit directly to the Yellow Jackets' program. Then, the #ECrew reunites for the first time in two weeks, and goes through a full division-by-division program inside the Weekly Rundown (14:00). Moving along to the Fantasy Challenge (56:03), Team HNIB surprises Neil with a special Honorary Captain selection, which of course is the reason why we took a brief week off last week. Then finally, we wrap it all up the way we always do, with our What to Watch For segment (1:05:05).
2/9/20231 hour, 11 minutes, 9 seconds
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#EShow EP153 | Thundering Into February

On this week's episode the #EShow, we look ahead to the final week of January, and in turn, flipping the calendar over to February, the last full month of the regular season. Kicking things off in the Weekly Rundown (3:22), we discuss the division races including the hottest team combined between the EHL and EHLP. The Adirondack Jr. Thunder are currently riding an eight-game winning streak and the longest active stretch in the league has propelled them into 1st place in their division. Shifting next to the #ECrew Fantasy Challenge (49:38), Team HNIB continues to creep closer and closer to Team OG, as the gap has closed to under 90 points. Finally, we wrap things up in our What to Watch For segment (58:16), which includes previews of the JBT Night at the Wolves on Saturday night and an Autism Awareness game for the Avalanche on Sunday afternoon. Twitter – @EHL_Hockey Facebook – Eastern Hockey League Instagram – @easternhockeyleague
1/26/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 59 seconds
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#EShow EP152 | The Stretch Run

On this week's episode of the #EShow, we recap the January Showcase, the final league-wide event of the season in both the EHL and the EHLP. Starting things off in the Weekly Rundown (2:49), we look back on the weekend in New Hampshire and discuss the impacts felt on all of the divisions within each level of play. Further along in the #ECrew Fantasy Challenge (45:52), Team HNIB continues to ride the positive momentum, as the schedule shifts into 'stretch run' mode for the final six weeks of the regular season. Finally, we wrap things up the way we always do, by circling a handful of matchups to watch in our What to Watch For segment (56:35).
1/19/20231 hour, 1 minute, 55 seconds
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#EShow EP151 | Showcasing Our Style

On this week's episode of the #EShow we preview the final league-wide event of the season, set to take place this weekend in New Hampshire. Starting things off in the Weekly Rundown (2:49), we set the table for this weekend's showcase by going division-by-division across the EHL and the EHLP. Moving along to the #ECrew Fantasy Challenge (42:20), Team HNIB is starting to feel confident after gaining nearly 40 points on Team OG this past week. Finally, to wrap things up in our What to Watch For segment (54:30), we circle some matchups to keep an eye on this upcoming weekend.
1/12/20231 hour, 50 seconds
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#EShow EP150 | Gettin' Back To It

On this week's episode of the #EShow, we preview the return to action in both the EHL and the EHLP. Kicking things off in the Weekly Rundown (2:15), we recap what was discussed over the course of the holiday break and set the table for all of the division races down the final stretch. Further along inside the #ECrew Fantasy Challenge (41:52), we give out our new picks to kick off the new year. Last, but not least, we each pick out a matchup to watch (53:41) as each division gets back to work.
1/5/202358 minutes, 16 seconds
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#EShow EP149 | An Annual Tradition

On this week's episode of the #EShow, we kick things off with an interview featuring Austin Master (1:25), an alum of the Philadelphia Little Flyers and current captain at Stevenson University. Master joins the podcast to discuss his selection to the World University Games, and what it means to represent his country. Following the interview (12:19), the #ECrew gets back together for an annual tradition. It's that time of year again where the podcast creates bulletin board material for the rest of the season. Find out who we're picking to reach the 2023 Frozen Finals at the end of March, and just as a reminder and a disclaimer, we will all have one last chance to reset our choices right before the start of the postseason.
12/29/20221 hour, 10 minutes, 49 seconds
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TJHP EP206 | Drafting & Tendering Ruining Junior Hockey

TJHP EP206 – In this week’s episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast, co-hosts Isaac and Rod break it all down. They start by discussing the NA3HL and USPHL showcase with updates on scores, standings and more. They also talk about the Vernal Oilers and how they finally lost a game and are no longer the only undefeated team in Junior Hockey. The guys have a debate on if the Drafting & Tendering process has damaged Junior Hockey. Another great episode with great topics, so make sure you keep sending in any questions that you would like to be discussed on the podcast and as always, thank you for listening! Follow on Twitter: TJHP – @JRHockeyPodcast Isaac – @isaac_smoldon Rod – @lytpracing We hope that you guys enjoy this episode. We will continue to improve in all aspects, so if you guys have any questions, comments, or concerns feel free to DM us on twitter @JRHockeyPodcast or Email us: [email protected].
12/23/202239 minutes, 49 seconds
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#EShow EP148 | Time to Recharge

On this week's episode of the #EShow, we bring the entire #ECrew together as we look back on the season to date. Starting things off in the Weekly Rundown (4:40), we reflect on what has caught our attention so far and look back on the December Showcase in Newington, CT. Further along in the Fantasy Challenge (34:59), we recap the points collected over the course of the past two weeks, and set the table for the stretch run. Finally, this week's What to Watch For segment (42:15) previews what's coming next week, as the entire #ECrew gets back together again to make our mid-season picks for the eight teams we're predicting to see advance to the 2023 EHL Frozen Finals.
12/22/202250 minutes, 17 seconds
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TJHP EP205 | Mitchell Miller

TJHP EP205 – In this week’s episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast, new co-hosts Isaac and Rod break it all down. They start by discussing news from around junior hockey, covering all the leagues here in the United States. The guys also talk about the Mitchel Miller situation and what junior hockey players can learn from it. Great episode with great topics, so make sure you keep sending in any questions that you would like to be discussed on the podcast and as always, thank you for listening!
12/9/202250 minutes, 12 seconds
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#EShow EP147 | Stretching for the Holidays

On this week's episode of the #EShow, Jake Basile kicks things off with an interview featuring Cody Gonyeau (1:21), the new Head Coach of the Boston Jr. Terriers. Following the interview and inside the Weekly Rundown (21:54), we break down the unique spot where we're at in the calendar, and in particular, an important showcase next week in Newington, CT. Further along in the #ECrew Fantasy Challenge (55:14), don't call it a comeback, but Team HNIB has started to make up some ground on Team 'OG'. Finally, with no new podcast episode coming out between now and the holiday break, we each preview a matchup to watch in the EHL and the EHLP (1:02:58) as we work our way down the final stretch of games in 2022.
12/8/20221 hour, 8 minutes, 54 seconds
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#EShow EP146 | Break for Turkey

On this week's episode of the #EShow, we recap the 2022 EHL All-Star Classic. The Weekly Rundown begins (4:07) with a look back at the All-Star event that took place in Worcester, MA this past Sunday and Monday. It's crazy how things changed from one year to the next, as the 2022 final standings were completely flipped in comparison to 2021. Further along in the #ECrew Fantasy Challenge (35:55), we reset our picks for the next two weeks due to many teams going on a short break for the holiday. Finally, we wrap up the episode (51:01) by previewing a game apiece in the EHL and EHLP in our What to Watch For segment.
11/24/202258 minutes, 9 seconds
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TJHP EP204 | USHL Fines Team For Flying

TJHP EP204 – In this week’s episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast, new co-hosts Isaac and Rod break it all down. They start by giving a breakdown of all the junior hockey leagues and who is on top. The guys also talk about a USHL team being fined for flying its players to a game. They cover all that and so much more. Great episode with great topics, so make sure you keep sending in any questions that you would like to be discussed on the podcast and as always, thank you for listening! Follow on Twitter: TJHP – @JRHockeyPodcast Isaac – @isaac_smoldon Rod – @lytpracing
11/23/202246 minutes, 29 seconds
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#EShow EP145 | Avalanche of Stars

On this week's episode of the #EShow, we preview the 2nd Annual EHL All-Star Classic. Kicking things off however in the Weekly Rundown (2:58), we begin the episode by taking a look back at this past weekend, which featured the second league-wide showcase of the season in the EHL and the EHLP. Further along inside the #ECrew Fantasy Challenge (30:37), Team 'OG' continues to cruise thanks in large part to a mega week from Aden Hotchkiss of the New Hampshire Avalanche. Last, but not least, we wrap up the episode (49:13 - What To Watch For) with discussion on this weekend's All-Star event in Worcester, a fitting final 'showcase' before a short break for Thanksgiving.
11/17/20221 hour, 1 minute, 47 seconds
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#EShow EP144 | Showing Off in the Valley

On this week's episode of the #EShow we preview the second league-wide event of the season, set to take place this weekend in Haverhill and Lawrence, Massachusetts. Starting things off in the Weekly Rundown (2:42), we look back at this past week as well as reflect on where the Power Rankings stand heading into the November Showcase. Further along, inside the #ECrew Fantasy Challenge (39:08), Team HNIB got the upper hand this past week as they try to slowly start cutting into the deficit. Then, to wrap things up in our What to Watch For segment (52:20), we circle some key matchups to watch throughout the upcoming showcase weekend.
11/10/202257 minutes, 53 seconds
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#EShow EP143 | Division Racing

On this week's episode of the #EShow we turn the calendar over to November, and the 3rd month of the season. Kicking things off in the Weekly Rundown (2:18), we go division-by-division and break down all of the races unfolding in the EHL and the EHLP. Moving along to the #ECrew Fantasy Challenge (35:39), we reset our weekly picks, but also hype up a player with at least a goal in four of his last five games, combined between the EHL and the EHLP. Finally, we wrap things up as always with our What to Watch For segment (50:08), and give you a handful of games to circle this upcoming weekend.
11/3/202256 minutes, 3 seconds
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TJHP EP203 | The Most Insane Junior Hockey Game

TJHP EP203 – This week’s episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast, new co-hosts Isaac and Rod break it all down. They start the show by discussing the Anchorage and Janesville NAHL game, which was pure insanity. They also talk about Division winners and losers along with D1 commitments and discuss the topic of whether or not the NA3 New Mexico Ice Wolves have the worst schedule in Junior Hockey. Great episode with great topics, so make sure you keep sending in any questions that you would like to be discussed on the podcast and as always, thank you for listening! Follow on Twitter: TJHP – @JRHockeyPodcast Isaac – @isaac_smoldon Rod – @lytpracing We hope that you guys enjoy this episode. We will continue to improve in all aspects, so if you guys have any questions, comments, or concerns feel free to DM us on twitter @JRHockeyPodcast or Email us: [email protected].
10/28/202234 minutes, 33 seconds
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#EShow EP142 | No Trick, All Treat

On this week's episode of the #EShow, we recap the 2022 EHL All-Star College Series, which was the 5th edition of the annual event and an incredible weekend in New York. The Weekly Rundown begins (3:54) with a look back at the weekend, and then transitions into a review of the latest set of Power Rankings, which includes a discussion over whether or not the 5th slot in the EHL is cursed. Moving along to the #ECrew Fantasy Challenge (33:10), and the question is asked, can Team 'OG' maintain this pace? Finally, we wrap things up with What to Watch For (42:58), and a look at the games that we have circled this upcoming week.
10/27/202253 minutes, 19 seconds
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#EShow EP141 | Seeing Stars

On this week's episode of the #EShow, we get you geared up for the 2022 EHL All-Star College Series. Kicking things off in the Weekly Rundown (4:26), we discuss this week's set of exhibition matchups as Team EHL faces off against Nazareth College on Friday and SUNY Brockport on Saturday. Also on Saturday, the South Division All-Star Team will take on Lebanon Valley College in Hershey, PA. Moving along to the #ECrew Fantasy Challenge (39:17), Team HNIB is coming off of its best week of the season, as we reverse the structure this upcoming week with each lineup featuring five EHLP players and just 1 EHL player. Finally, to wrap things up in our What to Watch For segment (49:07), we preview what to expect for both All-Star teams this upcoming weekend, both on and off the ice.
10/20/202254 minutes
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#EShow EP140 | Milestone Marker + All-Star Selections

On this week's jam-packed episode of the #EShow, Jake Basile kicks things off by interviewing Joe Bertagna (1:24), who is currently in his 40th season of serving as a commissioner of a hockey league. Next up in the Weekly Rundown (32:27), we officially announce the roster that will be heading to New York next weekend for matchups against Nazareth College and SUNY Brockport in the 2022 EHL All-Star College Series. Further along in the #ECrew Fantasy Challenge (1:13:26), a new set of picks are made as Team HNIB promises to close the gap on Team OG. Finally, as we do every week, we wrap up the episode by previewing some games to watch in our What to Watch for segment (1:21:08). Twitter – @EHL_Hockey Facebook – Eastern Hockey League Instagram – @easternhockeyleague
10/13/20221 hour, 26 minutes, 44 seconds
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TJHP EP202 | FULL BLOWN DONNYBROOK IN THE NAHL

TJHP EP202 – This week’s episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast, new co-hosts Isaac and Rod break it all down. The guys talk about why Isaac thinks that Fairbanks sucks, along with breaking down current Junior Hockey standings. The boys also get into the NAHL St. Cloud/Bismark BRAWL in the NAHL and they share there 'Team of the Week'. Great episode with great topics, so make sure you keep sending in any questions that you would like to be discussed on the podcast and as always, thank you for listening! Follow on Twitter: TJHP – @JRHockeyPodcast Isaac – @isaac_smoldon Rod – @lytpracing We hope that you guys enjoy this episode. We will continue to improve in all aspects, so if you guys have any questions, comments, or concerns feel free to DM us on twitter @JRHockeyPodcast or Email us: [email protected].
10/12/202235 minutes, 39 seconds
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#StallTalk EP056 | Rainer's Incredibly Rude Comment About Gresko

#StallTalk EP056 – This week’s episode of #StallTalk, Rainer & Pauly sit down and talk about a bunch of things ranging from golf to there recent outing to Red Wing, MN. The boys discuss there recent round, share there overall thoughts and the shenanigans that took place. No Rainer's Rankings this week, but a fun episode fulled of discussions so make sure to share and as always, thanks for listening! Follow Us on Twitter: Gresko: @greskoTJHP Pauly: @paulyson24 Rainer: @RLGIII We hope that you guys enjoy this episode. If you guys have any questions, comments, or concerns feel free to DM us on twitter @StallTalkPod or Email us: [email protected].
10/7/202240 minutes, 53 seconds
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#EShow EP139 | North vs. South

On this week's episode of the #EShow, Team OG welcomes Joe Sindoni onto the podcast (1:15) for the very first time. Kicking things off in the Weekly Rundown (3:26), we discuss the latest in the ever-lasting debate over which division is tougher in the EHL, the North or the South. Further along in the #ECrew Fantasy Challenge (35:12), we reset our picks as Team OG continues to increase its lead. Finally, to wrap things up in our What to Watch For segment (45:41), this week's crew each previews a game or series that has their attention this upcoming weekend.
10/6/202252 minutes
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#StallTalk EP055 | Can Pro Athletes Survive In Other Sports?

EP055 – This week’s episode of #StallTalk, Rainer, Pauly & Gresko sit down and talk about a handful of topics. The boys discuss the President's Cup and share there overall thoughts. They also talk about whether or not athletes could play different sports and the reason this conversation came up was because of Lebron James thinking he could play D1 NCAA football. There are a bunch of other discussions on this weeks show and it was a great episode so make sure to share and as always, thanks for listening! Follow Us on Twitter: Gresko: @greskoTJHP Pauly: @paulyson24 Rainer: @RLGIII We hope that you guys enjoy this episode. If you guys have any questions, comments, or concerns feel free to DM us on twitter @StallTalkPod or Email us: [email protected].
9/30/20221 hour, 12 minutes, 47 seconds
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#EShow EP138 | Legs Feed the Wolves

On this week's episode of the #EShow we recap the Worcester Showcase. Kicking things off in the Weekly Rundown (3:25), we take a deep dive into the 50 games from this past week, and discuss what stood out the most to each of us. Further along in the #ECrew Fantasy Challenge (32:45), Team 'OG' adds a new member to its squad and we reset things with a brand new set of picks. Then, to wrap things up in our What to Watch For segment (45:26), we set the table for another busy week in the EHL and the EHLP. Twitter – @EHL_Hockey Facebook – Eastern Hockey League Instagram – @easternhockeyleague
9/29/202257 minutes, 57 seconds
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TJHP EP201 | NCDC Expansion West And The Start Of The Season

TJHP EP201 – This week’s episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast, new co-hosts Isaac and Rod break it all down. The guys discuss the NCDC expansion west and what it means for the USPHL and Junior Hockey. They also talk about the start of the 2022-23 hockey season and what they are seeing right off the bat. Great episode with great topics, so make sure you keep sending in any questions that you would like to be discussed on the podcast and as always, thank you for listening! Follow on Twitter: TJHP – @JRHockeyPodcast Isaac – @isaac_smoldon Rod – @lytpracing We hope that you guys enjoy this episode. We will continue to improve in all aspects, so if you guys have any questions, comments, or concerns feel free to DM us on twitter @JRHockeyPodcast or Email us: [email protected].
9/28/202227 minutes, 54 seconds
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#StallTalk EP054 | Getting Buckled By A Rope

#StallTalk EP054 – This week’s episode of #StallTalk, Rainer & Pauly sit down and talk about a bunch of topics. The boys talk about all things golf which included Bryson DeChambeau getting buckled by a rope and acting as if he got shot. They also discuss there latest golf rounds and how they made out. Costo took a tumble, so they share that story as well. Great episode so make sure to share and as always, thanks for listening!
9/23/20221 hour, 6 minutes, 20 seconds
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#EShow EP137 | It's Show(case) Time

On this week's episode of the #EShow, we get you geared up for the September Showcase, with 50 games on tap over the next four days in Worcester, MA. To kick things off in the Weekly Rundown (2:54), we recap the first week of the season, which included some slight movement in both the EHL and EHLP Power Rankings. Further along in the #ECrew Fantasy Challenge (26:11), Team OG and Team HNIB each got off to a solid start to the year, and will be looking for more production from the newest set of picks. Then, to wrap things up in our What to Watch For segment (43:29), we preview the largest showcase by game volume in league history. Twitter – @EHL_Hockey Facebook – Eastern Hockey League Instagram – @easternhockeyleague
9/21/202257 minutes, 26 seconds
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TJHP EP200 | A New Era

TJHP EP200 – This week’s episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast, a new era starts. All NEW cohosts, Isaac and Rod take the reigns of TJHP and are set out to cover all of Junior Hockey. Weekly episodes of TJHP will now include more in depth interviews with coaches, parents, players and anyone else involved in the Junior Hockey world. This week's episode, Isaac and Rod give a short introduction of themselves along with discussing what the show will now be. They also preview this years USHL, NAHL & NA3HL seasons as they are right around the corner. The guys end the show with a debate on whether the USHL should expand and adopt more cities with new teams. So make sure you keep sending in any questions that you would like us to discuss on the podcast and as always, thank you for listening! We hope that you guys enjoy this episode. We will continue to improve in all aspects, so if you guys have any questions, comments, or concerns feel free to DM us on twitter @JRHockeyPodcast or Email us: [email protected].
9/16/202229 minutes, 42 seconds
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#EShow EP136 | Season 10, Let's Ride

On this week's episode of the #EShow, we preview the start of the 2022-23 season. When the puck drops later this afternoon in Connecticut, it will mark the beginning of the 10th year in league history for the EHL. To kick things off, the #ECrew welcomes Jake Basile (1:18) to the podcast for the very first time, and then takes you through the Weekly Rundown (2:34) with a breakdown of both sets of Pre-Season Power Rankings. Continuing on, we get to the #ECrew Fantasy Challenge (39:13) with a new format being implemented for this upcoming year. Then, to wrap things up, each member of #ECrew picks a matchup to watch (58:38) over the course of the opening weekend. Twitter – @EHL_Hockey Facebook – Eastern Hockey League Instagram – @easternhockeyleague
9/15/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 8 seconds
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#StallTalk EP053 | Pauly Is A Healthy Scratch

#StallTalk EP053 – This week’s episode of #StallTalk, Rainer & Gresko sit down and talk about a bunch of topics. The boys talk about the recent Brooks Bandits vs Wisconsin Lumberjacks where the game ended with a score of 23-0. They also discuss what is currently happening in LIV vs PGA and the drama that has happened over the past week. All in all, this week was a fun time so as always, thank you for listening! Follow Us on Twitter: Gresko: @greskoTJHP Pauly: @paulyson24 Rainer: @RLGIII We hope that you guys enjoy this episode. If you guys have any questions, comments, or concerns feel free to DM us on twitter @StallTalkPod or Email us: [email protected].
9/9/202245 minutes, 20 seconds
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#EShow EP135 | EHL 10th Anniversary Team of the Week (RoughRiders)

On this week's episode of the #EShow, we cross off the final Team of the Week feature of the off-season by highlighting the Connecticut RoughRiders. Eric Lind and Steven Brown join the podcast (1:17) to reflect and look forward, as the longest tenured coaching duo in the history of the league. While there are other coaches who have also been in the league since its inception back in 2013, no other pair of coaches has remained together with the same organization for that entire time. To wrap up the off-season (16:24), the #ECrew puts together one final Top 10 selection which includes a pair of brothers that each posted a 40-goal season.
9/8/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 9 seconds
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#EShow EP134 | EHL 10th Anniversary Team of the Week (Little Flyers)

On this week's episode of the #EShow, we turn the calendar over to September, and feature the Philadelphia Little Flyers. Mark Catron joins the podcast (1:11) to look back on another phenomenal season in 2021-22, plus preview what's to come with the return of Mike Narrigan who will coach the EHLP team this upcoming year. Further along, the #ECrew welcomes a special guest to the podcast (14:58), as Tom Willms helps the group put together arguably the best Top 10 selection of the entire off-season.
9/1/20221 hour, 9 minutes, 18 seconds
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#StallTalk EP052 | The Boys Are Fired Up And Going At It

#StallTalk EP052 – This week’s episode of #StallTalk, Rainer, Pauly & Gresko sit down and have a discussion on a wide range of topics. The boys talk about Rainer’s Golf outing, Pauly's golf tournament and how he knows the winner cheated. They also talk about LIV vs PGA and the drama that continues to take place amongst the golf community. All in all, this week was a fun time so as always, thank you for listening! Follow Us on Twitter: Gresko: @greskoTJHP Pauly: @paulyson24 Rainer: @RLGIII We hope that you guys enjoy this episode. If you guys have any questions, comments, or concerns feel free to DM us on twitter @StallTalkPod or Email us: [email protected].
8/26/202255 minutes, 54 seconds
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#EShow EP133 | EHL 10th Anniversary Team of the Week (Warriors)

On this week's episode of the #EShow, we turn the corner to the final three Team of the Week features of the off-season. Ryan McGrath joins the podcast (1:13), as we feature the Valley Jr. Warriors, and preview the veteran coach's 4th season in the EHL. McGrath takes time to reflect on the 2021-22 season, including making reference to the tremendous job that Brett Heigl did en route to being named the EHLP Coach of the Year. Further along, the #ECrew gets back together (15:14) to construct another Top 10 list for an 'Original 6' franchise.
8/25/202259 minutes, 41 seconds
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#StallTalk EP051 | Rainer Has An Incredibly Weird Pet Peeve

#StallTalk EP051 – This week’s episode of #StallTalk, Rainer, Pauly & special guest, Costo sit down and have a discussion on a wide range of topics. The boys talk about Rainer's biggest pet peeve, share junior hockey stories and also Rainer has an update on what his new favorite NFL team is. All in all, this week was a fun time so as always, thank you for listening! Follow Us on Twitter: Gresko: @greskoTJHP Pauly: @paulyson24 Rainer: @RLGIII We hope that you guys enjoy this episode. If you guys have any questions, comments, or concerns feel free to DM us on twitter @StallTalkPod or Email us: [email protected].
8/19/202236 minutes, 39 seconds
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#EShow EP132 | EHL 10th Anniversary Team Of The Week (Spartans)

On this week's episode of the #EShow, we feature a program that still feels relatively new to the league in the Seacoast Spartans. Brett Tryder joins the podcast (1:08) to discuss how he is preparing for his team's 4th season in Exeter, NH. Seacoast has taken a step forward each and every year, and Tryder feels that he has truly been a bounce or two away from reaching the EHL Frozen Finals. To wrap things up, the #ECrew comes together (16:28) for this week's Top 10 selection.
8/18/202257 minutes, 54 seconds
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#StallTalk EP050 | Could Junior Hockey Save Planet Earth

#StallTalk EP050 – This week’s episode of #StallTalk, Rainer, Pauly & Gresko sit down to discuss a wide range of topics including Junior Hockey rankings and how pointless they are.  The boys also talk about which visors are the best visors, along with how great the old junior hockey landscape was. All in all, this week was a fun time so as always, thank you for listening! Follow Us on Twitter: Gresko: @greskoTJHP Pauly: @paulyson24 Rainer: @RLGIII We hope that you guys enjoy this episode. If you guys have any questions, comments, or concerns feel free to DM us on twitter @StallTalkPod or Email us: [email protected].
8/12/20221 hour, 11 minutes, 20 seconds
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#EShow EP131 | EHL 10th Anniversary Team of the Week (Apple Core)

On this week's episode of the #EShow, we feature arguably the most historic franchise in the EHL, the New York Apple Core. Lenny Caglianone joins the podcast (1:11) to talk about his mindset in preparing to take over at the helm this fall. A former player in the EHL, Caglianone is anxious to drop the puck on his first game as a Head Coach in the league. Further along, the #ECrew reconnects (14:45) with this week's Top 10 selection, highlighted by a pair of goalies who went on to win major awards in their respective collegiate hockey conferences.
8/11/202259 minutes, 33 seconds
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#StallTalk EP049 | He Sent An Unsolicited What?!

#StallTalk EP049 – This week’s episode of #StallTalk, Rainer & Pauly sit down to discuss a whole bunch of topics including a story about a past teammate who sent an unsolicited text to Pauly.  The boys also talk about some hockey news and share some stories, so make sure to check out this week's episode and share with your buddies. All in all, this week was a fun time so as always, thank you for listening! Follow Us on Twitter: Gresko: @greskoTJHP Pauly: @paulyson24 Rainer: @RLGIII We hope that you guys enjoy this episode. If you guys have any questions, comments, or concerns feel free to DM us on twitter @StallTalkPod or Email us: [email protected].
8/5/20221 hour, 1 minute, 13 seconds
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#EShow EP130 | EHL 10th Anniversary Team of the Week (Seahawks)

On this week's episode of the #EShow, we highlight an organization that truly looks at their program as one big family, the Seahawks Hockey Club. Bill Zaniboni joins the podcast (1:10) to look back on the 2021-22 season, the 5th year for the team in the EHL, and the first year for the program's EHLP team. Further along, the #ECrew welcomes a special guest onto the podcast (17:19), as Jim McCabe the Play-By-Play Broadcaster for the Seahawks, helps select the Top 10 players in franchise history.
8/4/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 50 seconds
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#EShow EP129 | EHL 10th Anniversary Team of the Week (Wolves)

On this week's episode of the #EShow, we highlight a program that takes a step forward each and every year, the New England Wolves. Tim Kunes joins the podcast (1:04) to look back on what his EHL team accomplished this past season, including the playoff run that took them all the way to Semi-Final Saturday in Providence. Further along, the #ECrew teams up (14:17) for another top-10 selection, fueled by some great stories of the past. Twitter – @EHL_Hockey Facebook – Eastern Hockey League Instagram – @easternhockeyleague
7/28/20221 hour, 2 minutes, 3 seconds
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#StallTalk EP048 | Pauly Openly Mocks His Former Teammates

#StallTalk EP048 – This week’s episode of #StallTalk, Rainer, Pauly and Gresko sit down to discuss a whole bunch of topics including what we would do if we won the mega millions. They also talk about there recent golf outing at the 3M Open and what kind of trouble they got into. The boys share there ultimate golf trips while drafting top courses in the country. All in all, this week was a fun time so as always, thank you for listening! Follow Us on Twitter: Gresko: @greskoTJHP Pauly: @paulyson24 Rainer: @RLGIII We hope that you guys enjoy this episode. If you guys have any questions, comments, or concerns feel free to DM us on twitter @JRHockeyPodcast or Email us: [email protected].
7/26/20221 hour, 2 minutes, 39 seconds
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#StallTalk EP047 | Maybe The Most Idiotic Thing Ever Said

#StallTalk EP047 – This week’s episode of #StallTalk, Rainer, Pauly and Gresko sit down to discuss a wide range of topics from there recent golf rounds to what are the top 5 teams to play for in the NHL. The boys also discuss recent junior hockey news revolving around hockey Canada and the allegations against the 2018 Canadian World Junior hockey team. Follow Us on Twitter: Gresko: @greskoTJHP Pauly: @paulyson24 Rainer: @RLGIII We hope that you guys enjoy this episode. If you guys have any questions, comments, or concerns feel free to DM us on twitter @JRHockeyPodcast or Email us: [email protected].
7/22/20221 hour, 5 minutes, 50 seconds
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#EShow EP128 | EHL 10th Anniversary Team of the Week (Ducks)

On this week's episode of the #EShow, we feature one of the newer franchises in the EHL, the Protec Jr. Ducks. Heading into just their third season in the league, Terry Watt joins the podcast (1:23) to discuss positives and the negatives that the program has endured over their first two years. From the pandemic season, to a new facility this fall, Watt and the Ducks have encountered plenty of hurdles along the way, but have overcome those hurdles by quickly establishing themselves as a program to keep an eye on. To wrap things up (16:21), the #ECrew assembles the Top 10 list for the Ducks, which includes some of 15 NCAA Commitments that the franchise has racked up over the first two years.
7/21/202252 minutes, 21 seconds
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#EShow EP127 | EHL 10th Anniversary Team of the Week (Express)

On this week's episode of the #EShow, we officially welcome Nic Cota back to the EHL. Cota played for the Express Hockey Club back in the inaugural campaign of the league, the 2013-14 season, and he now returns for season #10, ready to serve as the new Head Coach in Walpole. Cota joins the podcast (1:14) to talk about how things have come completely full circle for him, and how he can't wait for his team's first game on September 17th. Further along, the #ECrew gets back together (13:08) for another Top 10 selection, featuring plenty of debate and discussion. Twitter – @EHL_Hockey Facebook – Eastern Hockey League Instagram – @easternhockeyleague
7/14/202255 minutes, 47 seconds
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#EShow EP126 | EHL 10th Anniversary Team of the Week (Avalanche)

On this week's episode of the #EShow we feature a program that has appeared in all four editions of the EHL Frozen Finals, the New Hampshire Avalanche. Chris Cerrella joins the podcast (1:12) to look back on more than just the 2021-22 campaign, but the past five seasons as a whole, and how his program is just nine commitments away from hitting the 100-mark in their short history. Later on in the podcast, the #ECrew reunites (16:06) to put together a Top 10 list as deep as we've seen so far this off-season.
7/7/20221 hour, 1 minute, 48 seconds
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#EShow EP125 | EHL 10th Anniversary Team of the Week (Rangers)

On this week's episode of the #EShow we highlight our first 'Original 6' team of the off-season, in the Boston Jr. Rangers. Rich DeCaprio joins the podcast (1:13) to reflect on what his organization accomplished during the 2021-22 season. This past year included a second Regular Season Championship for the EHL team, and a third Postseason Title for the EHLP squad. Further along in the episode, the #ECrew comes together (16:04) for a new Top 10 selection, that for the first time, includes three netminders.
6/30/20221 hour, 2 minutes, 24 seconds
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#EShow EP124 | EHL 10th Anniversary Team of the Week (Chiefs)

On this week's episode of the #EShow, our Team of the Week features continue with the Connecticut Chiefs. Greg Heffernan is getting set for his 2nd year with the program, after helping to lead his team to within a goal of the 2022 EHL Frozen Finals. In the interview with Heffernan (1:12), the Head Coach and GM of the Chiefs reflects on what he learned the most in transitioning from NCAA to juniors. Further along (21:28), the #ECrew comes together to create the latest Top 10 player list of the off-season.
6/23/20221 hour, 1 minute, 27 seconds
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#EShow EP123 | EHL 10th Anniversary Team of the Week (New EHLP Teams)

On this week's episode of the #EShow, we officially welcome the trio of new EHLP teams to the podcast. This fall marks the start of the 8th season in EHLP history, and with the additions of the Adirondack Jr. Thunder, the Union Jr. Thunder, and the Pennsylvania Huntsmen, the EHLP will have never been bigger with 15 teams set to hit the ice. The podcast begins (1:32) with an interview featuring Glenn Merkosky, who is at the helm up in Adirondack, playing in the same building as their ECHL pro team. Moving along to our second 'Thunder' team (17:02), Sam Tafel joins the podcast to talk about how years of building a youth program have led to this new junior team. Finally, to wrap things up (31:36), Zach Overholtzer is the General Manager for the Huntsmen, and he too felt like the next best step for his organization was to add a junior team at the top.
6/16/202245 minutes, 23 seconds
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#EShow EP122 | EHL 10th Anniversary Team of the Week (New EHL Teams)

On this week's episode of the #EShow, we officially welcome the pair of new EHL teams to the podcast. This fall marks the start of the 10th season in EHL history, and with the additions of HC Rhode Island as well as the Philadelphia Hockey Club, the EHL will have never been bigger with 19 teams set to hit the ice. The podcast begins (1:18) with an interview featuring James Mello, the former Head Coach of the Railers Jr. Hockey Club and the current Head Coach of the league's newest team in Rhode Island. Further along (19:46), Jeff Perreault comes on the show, as he gets set to lead PHC into the South Division, arguably the toughest division in the 2021-22 season.
6/9/202236 minutes, 31 seconds
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#EShow EP121 | EHL 10th Anniversary Team of the Week (Maryland)

On this week's episode of the #EShow, we shift back down to the South Division and feature Team Maryland. It's hard to believe this fall will mark the start of the 5th season for the program in the EHL, as well as Josh Fusco's 4th year at the helm. Fusco joins the podcast (1:09) to reflect on the 2021-22 season, and discuss the resources his program provides to all of their players. To wrap things up (23:46), the #ECrew reunites and puts together the latest Top 10 of the off-season.
6/1/20221 hour, 2 minutes, 40 seconds
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#EShow EP120 | EHL 10th Anniversary Team of the Week (Lumberjacks)

On this week's episode of the #EShow we head north, and feature the Vermont Lumberjacks. Joining the podcast for the very first time (1:07), Gary Gill comes on to talk about his first year at the helm in Vermont. Gill reflects on taking over the team late in the summer of 2021, and talks about how far the group came as an entire organization over the course of the season. Further along, the #ECrew gets back together (16:30), and goes through the toughest Top 10 selection of the off-season to date.
5/26/20221 hour, 46 seconds
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#EShow EP119 | EHL 10th Anniversary Team of the Week (Railers)

On this week's episode of the #EShow we feature a team fresh off their third season in the EHL, and easily their best year in franchise history. After winning just seven games in their inaugural campaign, the Railers increased their win total up to 18 in the 2020-21 season, and then this past year won 28 regular season games and made a playoff run that took them all the way to Semi-Final Saturday at the 2022 Frozen Finals. Sean Bertoni joins the podcast (1:26) to discuss the step that his program took this year, and how the bar has now been set for years to come. Despite the short history to go off of, the #ECrew comes together (14:25) later in the podcast to keep moving along with our Top 10 selections, as we create our list of the best Railers of all-time.
5/19/20221 hour, 24 seconds
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#EShow EP118 | EHL 10th Anniversary Team of the Week (Wizards)

On this week's episode of the #EShow we feature Kory Falite and the East Coast Wizards. The podcast begins with a conversation with Falite (1:10), as we take a look back on the 9th seasons of Wizards' hockey in the EHL. Falite reflects on a marathon playoff series with the Walpole Express, the group of non-age out Wizards that have made their NCAA Commitments, and more. Further along, the #ECrew jumps back on the podcast to continue with our 'Top 10' segment (12:32), as we select the Top 10 players in the history of the East Coast Wizards.
5/12/202250 minutes, 21 seconds
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#EShow EP117 | EHL 10th Anniversary Team of the Week (87’s)

On this week's episode of the #EShow, we kick-off our 10th Anniversary celebration with the 2021-22 EHL Champions, the New Jersey 87's. The podcast starts (1:07) with a conversation with the Head Coach and GM, Adam Houli, who admits that winning the franchise's first EHL title truly hasn't set in yet. Further along we bring the #ECrew back together (14:40), and as we'll do with every team this summer, we select the top 10 players in franchise history.
5/5/202249 minutes, 1 second
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#EShow EP116 | 2022 Frozen Finals Recap

On this week's episode of the #EShow, we break down an epic week at the 2022 EHL Frozen Finals in Providence, RI. Ultimately, it was the New Jersey 87's winning it all in the EHL and the Boston Jr. Rangers following suit in the EHLP, but it wasn't easy by any stretch for either franchise. The #ECrew recaps the week that was at Schneider Arena, on the campus of Providence College.
4/7/20221 hour, 6 minutes, 27 seconds
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TJHP EP139 | New Tier 1 League Coming To The US

This week’s sponsor is Apex Learning Virtual School, contact them by calling (206) 489-1079 or visiting their website at https://www.apexlearningvs.com. Use promo code ‘TJHP50’ for $50 off courses! TJHP EP139 – This week’s episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast, Gresko is joined by Rainer and Pauly. The boys talk about a new Tier 1 league starting on the West Coast in 2023-24 that has the backing of 4 NHL Franchises. They also discuss the current update on Junior Hockey Playoffs and all that is going on. They got into a few more topics, so make sure you keep sending us any questions that you would like us to discuss on the podcast and as always, thank you for listening! Follow Us on Twitter: Gresko – @GreskoTJHP Rainer – @RLGIII Pauly – @paulyson24 We hope that you guys enjoy this episode. We will continue to improve in all aspects, so if you guys have any questions, comments, or concerns feel free to DM us on twitter @JRHockeyPodcast or Email us: [email protected]
3/30/202246 minutes, 39 seconds
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#EShow EP115 | Back in Providence

On this week's episode of the #EShow we preview the upcoming EHL Frozen Finals at Schneider Arena, on the campus of Providence College. Kicking things off in the Weekly Rundown (2:44), the #ECrew discusses a pair of entertaining Wild Card games, plus why all 6 EHL teams have a chance this weekend in Rhode Island. Further along in the EHLP discussion (35:30), this week's Round Robin includes 4 total teams, making it the largest championship event in EHLP history. As for the Fantasy Challenge (44:20), the unofficial champion is now officially official, as Lauren earns her 1st crown. Then finally, in the last What to Watch For segment of the year (49:44), we go bold by each giving a bold prediction on what we think may take place this week in Providence.
3/29/202258 minutes, 4 seconds
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#EShow EP114 | Gettin' Wild

On this week's episode of the #EShow we recap an entertaining 2nd week of postseason action. Kicking things off in the Weekly Rundown (2:59), the #Ecrew discusses the four teams that have secured their spot in Providence, and the four other teams that are vying for the final two tickets. As for the EHLP, we're down to the Divisional Finals, as the pieces start to fall into place for next week's Round Robin. Moving along to the Fantasy Challenge (38:37), Lauren has been declared the unofficial winner this year, with just two games remaining. Then finally, we wrap things up by each giving a matchup to keep an eye on in the What to Watch For segment (48:04), and Neil makes an early bold prediction for next week's EHL Championship Game.
3/23/202254 minutes, 17 seconds
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#EShow EP113 | Momentum Swings

On this week's episode of the #EShow, we're down to just 3 of us with Lauren out on assignment as we progress our way through the busy month of March. Kicking things off in the Weekly Rundown (3:55), we start by breaking down an entertaining First Round of the EHL Playoffs, including a new record set for the longest game in league history. As for the EHLP, we finalize the Power Rankings for the year, and preview this week's First Round of postseason play. Further along in the #ECrew Fantasy Challenge (40:47), we reset our lineups with just two weeks of action remaining, and then wrap up the episode by each circling a series to keep an eye on in our What to Watch For segment (50:34). Follow The EHL: Twitter – @EHL_Hockey Facebook – Eastern Hockey League Instagram – @easternhockeyleague
3/15/202255 minutes, 34 seconds
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TJHP EP138 | Airing Out Grievances

This week’s sponsor is Apex Learning Virtual School, contact them by calling (206) 489-1079 or visiting their website at https://www.apexlearningvs.com. Use promo code ‘TJHP50’ for $50 off courses! TJHP EP138 – This week’s episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast, Gresko is joined by Rainer and Pauly. The boys talk about there biggest pet peeves on Junior Hockey roadtrips. They also discuss the 2022 Minnesota High School State Championships and celebrations. They got into a few more topics, so make sure you keep sending us any questions that you would like us to discuss on the podcast and as always, thank you for listening! Topics: Biggest Pet Peeves Minnesota High School Hockey Tourney NHL News Junior Hockey College Hockey Follow Us on Twitter: Gresko – @GreskoTJHP Rainer – @RLGIII Pauly – @paulyson24 We hope that you guys enjoy this episode. We will continue to improve in all aspects, so if you guys have any questions, comments, or concerns feel free to DM us on twitter @JRHockeyPodcast or Email us: [email protected] ***If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details.***
3/11/202249 minutes, 50 seconds
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#EShow EP112 | Playoff Preview

On this week's episode of the #EShow, we spend almost the entire Weekly Rundown (2:06) breaking down the playoff bracket in the EHL, and in particular, the Play-In Game and all of the First Round matchups. Further along in the #ECrew Fantasy Challenge (57:57), we recap the final stretch of the regular season and announce our picks for the First Round of the postseason. Last, but not least, we wrap up the episode by highlighting one series we're each looking forward to the most (1:06:16).
3/8/20221 hour, 10 minutes, 6 seconds
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TJHP EP137 | Biggest Pet Peeves

This week’s sponsor is Apex Learning Virtual School, contact them by calling (206) 489-1079 or visiting their website at https://www.apexlearningvs.com. Use promo code ‘TJHP50’ for $50 off courses! TJHP EP137 – This week’s episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast, Gresko is joined by Rainer and Pauly. The boys talk about there biggest pet peeves in a junior hockey locker room, along with there biggest pet peeves on the golf course. They also discuss Sean Avery and his ECHL playing status. They got into a few more topics, so make sure you keep sending us any questions that you would like us to discuss on the podcast and as always, thank you for listening! Follow Us on Twitter: Gresko – @GreskoTJHP Rainer – @RLGIII Pauly – @paulyson24 We hope that you guys enjoy this episode. We will continue to improve in all aspects, so if you guys have any questions, comments, or concerns feel free to DM us on twitter @JRHockeyPodcast or Email us: [email protected]
3/3/202243 minutes, 57 seconds
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TJHP EP136 | Punching Refs And Fighting Fans

This week’s sponsor is Apex Learning Virtual School, contact them by calling (206) 489-1079 or visiting their website at https://www.apexlearningvs.com. Use promo code ‘TJHP50’ for $50 off courses! TJHP EP136 – This week’s episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast, Gresko is joined by Rainer and Pauly. The boys talk about the USPHL player that punched a referee and received a lifetime ban from the league. They also discuss the CJHL player that fought a fan along with the new Arizona Coyotes arena. They got into a few more topics, so make sure you keep sending us any questions that you would like us to discuss on the podcast and as always, thank you for listening! Follow Us on Twitter: Gresko – @GreskoTJHP Rainer – @RLGIII Pauly – @paulyson24 We hope that you guys enjoy this episode. We will continue to improve in all aspects, so if you guys have any questions, comments, or concerns feel free to DM us on twitter @JRHockeyPodcast or Email us: [email protected]
2/25/202251 minutes, 4 seconds
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#EShow EP111 | #EShow vs. Everybody

On this week's episode of the #EShow we're joined by another guest who will play a role in the upcoming EHL Frozen Finals. Chris Russo will be inside the glass for all the EHL games, as well as providing the color commentary for all of the EHLP games in Providence. Starting off with the Weekly Rundown (2:25), we welcome a familiar face back inside the EHL Power Rankings, and make a small swap in the EHLP. As for the #ECrew Fantasy Challenge (36:45), we continue to pump Jeff's tires after another 50-point performance, and then wrap up the episode with a special What to Watch for segment (52:01).
2/24/20221 hour, 2 minutes, 21 seconds
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#EShow EP110 | Taking It Play-By-Play

On this week's episode of the #EShow, Tyler Aragao joins the podcast, as he's been tabbed to call all the EHL action at the upcoming Frozen Finals. Inside the Weekly Rundown (2:48), Tyler helps the #ECrew reset the Power Rankings and give an in-depth breakdown of all four division races in the EHL. Moving along to the #ECrew Fantasy Challenge (41:42), we recap another massive performance for Jeff's team, as he continues to close the gap on Lauren for 1st place in the standings and lobby for more swag from teams in the league. Finally, we wrap things up with a pair of games to watch, plus a tease for another guest that will be joining the podcast next week (56:18).
2/17/20221 hour, 16 seconds
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#EShow EP109 | Pencil It In

On this week's episode of the #EShow we begin with another alumni who's earned multiple Rookie of the Week honors at the next level. Tommy Schwartz spent 3 seasons with the RoughRiders, and he brought his point production with him from Connecticut to Saint Anselm College (1:13). Moving along to the Weekly Rundown (14:03), we have some new teams cracking their way into the EHL and EHLP Power Rankings. Further along, inside the #ECrew Fantasy Challenge (42:49), we hype up Jeff's monster week, and then preview a number of upcoming games to keep an eye on as wrap up the episode with What to Watch For (1:00:00).
2/10/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 59 seconds
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TJHP EP135 | Rocky Wirtz Is A Scumbag

This week’s sponsor is Apex Learning Virtual School, contact them by calling (206) 489-1079 or visiting their website at https://www.apexlearningvs.com. Use promo code ‘TJHP50’ for $50 off courses! TJHP EP135 – This week’s episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast, Gresko is joined by Rainer and Pauly. The boys catch up and discuss a number of topics including Rocky Wirtz of the Chicago Blackhawks going crazy in a town hall meeting. They also talk about an ACHA college hockey fight that went viral. They got into a few more topics, so make sure you keep sending us any questions that you would like us to discuss on the podcast and as always, thank you for listening! Follow Us on Twitter: Gresko – @GreskoTJHP Rainer – @RLGIII Pauly – @paulyson24 We hope that you guys enjoy this episode. We will continue to improve in all aspects, so if you guys have any questions, comments, or concerns feel free to DM us on twitter @JRHockeyPodcast or Email us: [email protected].
2/4/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 7 seconds
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#EShow EP108 | Record Chasing

On this week's episode of the #EShow we take a look at a handful of EHL players that will be chasing after records in the final month of the regular season. However, to start things off, we chat with Andrew Harley, an alumni forward of the East Coast Wizards who is currently ranked in the top-15 amongst all scorers at the NCAA Division III level (1:15). Following the conversation with the alum whom is now at SUNY Brockport, we breakdown all the latest and greatest in the Weekly Rundown (11:40), and reset our picks inside the Fantasy Challenge (36:34). Then, we wrap things up by circling matchups where key points are up for grabs this upcoming week (54:15).
2/3/20221 hour, 2 minutes, 27 seconds
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TJHP EP134 | Another Wildly Stupid Debate

This week’s sponsor is Apex Learning Virtual School, contact them by calling (206) 489-1079 or visiting their website at https://www.apexlearningvs.com. Use promo code ‘TJHP50’ for $50 off courses! TJHP EP134 – This week’s episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast, Gresko is joined by Rainer and Pauly. The boys catch up and end up getting into a heated debate about should players be able to check goalies. It's a pointless debate that ends up being pretty funny. They also discussed some other hockey news and had a fun would you rather, so make sure you keep sending us any questions that you would like us to discuss on the podcast and as always, thank you for listening! Follow Us on Twitter: Gresko – @GreskoTJHP Rainer – @RLGIII Pauly – @paulyson24 We hope that you guys enjoy this episode. We will continue to improve in all aspects, so if you guys have any questions, comments, or concerns feel free to DM us on twitter @JRHockeyPodcast or Email us: [email protected].
1/28/20221 hour, 7 minutes, 41 seconds
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#EShow EP107 | What's In A Name

On this week's episode of the #EShow, we welcome Toby O'Brien and James Mello onto the podcast, as the pair of current Rhode Island natives are set to bring a new team to the 'Ocean State' this fall (1:06). Following the interview with the new owners, the #ECrew hops on with plenty to talk about. We cover Jeff's engagement proposal (18:55), the EHL and EHLP Power Rankings (22:58), Neil's shootout performance (39:38), the Fantasy Challenge (46:12), and much much more. Follow The EHL: Twitter – @EHL_Hockey Facebook – Eastern Hockey League Instagram – @easternhockeyleague
1/27/20221 hour, 7 minutes, 15 seconds
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TJHP EP133 | Coaches Abusing Players

This week’s sponsor is Apex Learning Virtual School, contact them by calling (206) 489-1079 or visiting their website at https://www.apexlearningvs.com. Use promo code ‘TJHP50’ for $50 off courses! TJHP EP133 – This week’s episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast, Gresko is joined by Rainer and Pauly. The boys catch up and discuss this week's "Would you Rather" segment. They also talk about a Russian coach that kicked one of his players on the bench. The boys share our own funny coaching stories from our days of playing Junior Hockey. They also covered a bunch of topics today so make sure you keep sending us any questions that you would like us to discuss on the podcast and as always, thank you for listening! Follow Us on Twitter: Gresko – @GreskoTJHP Rainer – @RLGIII Pauly – @paulyson24 We hope that you guys enjoy this episode. We will continue to improve in all aspects, so if you guys have any questions, comments, or concerns feel free to DM us on twitter @JRHockeyPodcast or Email us: [email protected].
1/21/202237 minutes, 32 seconds
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#EShow EP106 | Mountains and Valleys

On this week's episode of the #EShow we recap the 5th and final showcase of the 2021-22 season. However, we kick things off with Andrew Trimble of the New England Wolves, as he joins the podcast to discuss the 7th Annual JBT Night in Laconia (1:15). Moving along to the Weekly Rundown (13:00), and while some spots stayed the same, others changed, with the latest updates made to the EHL and EHLP Power Rankings. Further along in the #ECrew Fantasy Challenge (27:07), we make some new selections, and then preview all the big matchups that are set to take place with our What to Watch For segment (45:18).
1/20/202256 minutes, 36 seconds
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#EShow EP105 | Exit Here For Showcase

On this week's episode of the #EShow, we preview the 5th and final showcase of the 2021-22 season. Kicking things off in the Weekly Rundown (2:46), we set the table for the showcase with some slight reshuffling to the EHL and EHLP Power Rankings. Further along in the #ECrew Fantasy Challenge (20:08), we recap the stellar weeks that Anthony and Lauren each had to kick-off the new year, and make some new picks for this weekend's league-wide event. Finally, we wrap things up by circling some of the scheduled games and discussing the EHLP All-Star Game in our What to Watch For segment (43:23). Follow The EHL: Twitter – @EHL_Hockey Facebook – Eastern Hockey League Instagram – @easternhockeyleague
1/14/202255 minutes, 9 seconds
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TJHP EP132 | THE WSHL RUINED JUNIOR HOCKEY

This week’s sponsor is Apex Learning Virtual School, contact them by calling (206) 489-1079 or visiting their website at https://www.apexlearningvs.com. Use promo code ‘TJHP50’ for $50 off courses! TJHP EP132 – This week’s episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast, Gresko is joined by Rainer and Pauly. The boys catch up and discuss the recent news with WSHL teams leaving the league to create there own, the CAJHL. We share our thoughts on Evander Kane and what we believe his next move should be. We covered a bunch of topics today so make sure you keep sending us any questions that you would like us to discuss on the podcast and as always, thank you for listening! Follow Us on Twitter: Gresko – @GreskoTJHP Rainer – @RLGIII Pauly – @paulyson24 We hope that you guys enjoy this episode. We will continue to improve in all aspects, so if you guys have any questions, comments, or concerns feel free to DM us on twitter @JRHockeyPodcast or Email us: [email protected].
1/12/202245 minutes, 51 seconds
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#EShow EP104 | Ready for 2022

On this week's episode of the #EShow, the #ECrew returns for the first time since mid-December and sets the table for the 2nd half of the 2021-22 season. Kicking things off in the Weekly Rundown (3:27), we take a look back at our 'way-to-early' picks for the 2022 EHL Frozen Finals. Moving along to the Fantasy Challenge (29:28), and included with the newest set of picks is the addition of a selection from the EHLP. Finally, speaking of the EHLP, we announce all of the players that have been selected to participate in this year's All-Star Game on January 15th, in our first What to Watch For (46:29) segment of the new year.
1/5/20221 hour, 13 seconds
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TJHP EP131 | COVID19 Ravaging The Hockey World

This week’s sponsor is Apex Learning Virtual School, contact them by calling (206) 489-1079 or visiting their website at https://www.apexlearningvs.com. Use promo code ‘TJHP50’ for $50 off courses! TJHP EP131 – This week’s episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast, Gresko is joined by Rainer and Pauly. The boys discuss the NA3HL Showcase and share our overall thoughts from the gameplay, beauty's of the showcase and even a snack stand food review. They also talk about COVID19 and how we are starting to see the impact with the NHL going on a pause, the World Juniors Tournament being cancelled and more. Make sure you keep sending us any questions or topics that you would like us to discuss on the podcast and as always, thank you for listening! Follow Us on Twitter: Gresko – @GreskoTJHP Rainer – @RLGIII Pauly – @paulyson24 We hope that you guys enjoy this episode. We will continue to improve in all aspects, so if you guys have any questions, comments, or concerns feel free to DM us on twitter @JRHockeyPodcast or Email us: [email protected].
12/31/20211 hour, 3 minutes, 6 seconds
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#EShow EP103 | Best of the First Half

On this week's episode of the #EShow we take a look back at all of the great moments so far in the 2021-22 season (0:57). The #ECrew has both laughed and debated throughout the year, setting the table for what will be a great final three months of the season. Kick back and enjoy some of the best highlights from the podcast!
12/30/202130 minutes, 26 seconds
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#EShow EP102 | Chefs Enjoy Home Cookin'

On this week's episode of the #EShow, we recap the 4th showcase of the year, which featured some great action in Newington, CT. However, to kick things off, we welcome Andy Moore onto the podcast (1:25), as last season's Rookie of the Year is playing this season out in Cedar Rapids, IA, and he also recently committed to Northeastern University. Moving along to the Weekly Rundown (14:10), in which the #ECrew puts a new team at the top of the EHL Power Rankings and welcomes the showcase host into the top-four in the EHLP. As for the Fantasy Challenge (43:43), we recap the points that have been earned so far, along with the massive lead that Lauren is creating for herself. Finally, we wrap things up by highlighting the final games to watch before the holiday break (53:53).
12/17/20211 hour, 21 seconds
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TJHP EP130 | USHL Receiving Social Media Backlash

This week’s sponsor is Apex Learning Virtual School, contact them by calling (206) 489-1079 or visiting their website at https://www.apexlearningvs.com. Use promo code ‘TJHP50’ for $50 off courses! TJHP EP130 – This week’s episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast, Gresko is joined by Rainer and Pauly. The boys discuss recent viral story that occurred in South Dakota with the Sioux Falls Stampede in the USHL. We also discuss COVID updates, closures and where we see things going in terms of COVID and hockey. Make sure you keep sending us any questions or topics that you would like us to discuss on the podcast and as always, thank you for listening! Follow Us on Twitter: Gresko – @GreskoTJHP Rainer – @RLGIII Pauly – @paulyson24 We hope that you guys enjoy this episode. We will continue to improve in all aspects, so if you guys have any questions, comments, or concerns feel free to DM us on twitter @JRHockeyPodcast or Email us: [email protected].
12/17/202146 minutes, 37 seconds
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#StallTalk EP46 | Gear Issues Across Tier 3 Junior Hockey

#StallTalk EP046 – This week’s episode of #StallTalk, Rainer and Pauly sit down to discuss the Omaha Lancers in the USHL, gear malfunctions across tier 3 hockey, and more. They had some fun on this week’s show, so hope you enjoy this week’s episode of #StallTalk and as always, thanks for listening! Follow Us on Twitter: Pauly: @paulyson24 Rainer: @RLGIII We hope that you guys enjoy this episode. We will continue to improve in all aspects, so if you guys have any questions, comments, or concerns feel free to DM us on twitter @JRHockeyPodcast or Email us: [email protected].
12/14/202143 minutes, 54 seconds
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TJHP EP129 | Do's & Don'ts At The NA3HL Showcase

This week’s sponsor is Apex Learning Virtual School, contact them by calling (206) 489-1079 or visiting their website at https://www.apexlearningvs.com. Use promo code ‘TJHP50’ for $50 off courses! TJHP EP129 – This week’s episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast, Gresko is joined by Rainer and Pauly. The boys discuss some recent NHL stories surrounding Trevor Zegras assist and the Arizona Coyotes arena situation. They also talk about the WSHL Bellingham Blazers and preview the NA3HL Showcase and how TJHP will be there filming content. Make sure you keep sending us any questions or topics that you would like us to discuss on the podcast and as always, thank you for listening! Follow Us on Twitter: Gresko – @GreskoTJHP Rainer – @RLGIII Pauly – @paulyson24 We hope that you guys enjoy this episode. We will continue to improve in all aspects, so if you guys have any questions, comments, or concerns feel free to DM us on twitter @JRHockeyPodcast or Email us: [email protected]
12/10/202151 minutes, 42 seconds
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#EShow EP101 | Halfway Home

On this week's episode of the #EShow we kick things off with Will Rosen, a forward for Team Maryland. Will joins the podcast to discuss his charitable hockey apparel company, Every Shift Hockey (1:10). The #ECrew then returns for the first time since Thanksgiving, recapping what's taken place in the Weekly Rundown (12:27). As for the Fantasy Challenge (34:25), along with an update on the overall standings, we make new picks that take us up to the holiday break. Finally, with another showcase on tap this upcoming week, we each highlight some of the games that we have circled on the schedule (50:16).
12/9/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 10 seconds
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TJHP EP128 | Issues In The USHL

This week’s sponsors are DraftKings and Apex Learning Virtual School. For DraftKings, use promo code ‘THPN’ when you sign up. For Apex Learning, contact them by calling (206) 489-1079 or visiting their website at https://www.apexlearningvs.com. Use promo code ‘TJHP50’ for $50 off courses! TJHP EP128 – This week’s episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast, Gresko is joined by Rainer and Pauly. The boys discuss the recent issues going on in the USHL with the Omaha Lancers and how players boycotted games in order to correct these issues. They also discuss the WSHL and everything else going on in the Junior Hockey world. Make sure you keep sending us any questions or topics that you would like us to discuss on the podcast and as always, thank you for listening! Follow Us on Twitter: Gresko – @GreskoTJHP Rainer – @RLGIII Pauly – @paulyson24 We hope that you guys enjoy this episode. We will continue to improve in all aspects, so if you guys have any questions, comments, or concerns feel free to DM us on twitter @JRHockeyPodcast or Email us: [email protected].
12/3/202150 minutes, 57 seconds
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#EShow EP100 | Hitting The Century Mark

On this week's episode of the #EShow we celebrate hitting the century mark with a pair of very special guests. First up, we welcome Mick Deaver to the podcast (1:18). Deaver spent two seasons playing for the Boston Bandits in the EHLP. Tragically, his hockey career ended on a fluke play, but since then has learned to walk again after spending months in rehab, and has become a true inspiration. Following up Deaver is Mark Kumpel (30:48), the first Commissioner of the EHL. Mark and Neil look back on the years they spent together highlighting stories from All-Star events and past editions of the Frozen Finals. Wrapping things up at the very end we provide a brief update on the #ECrew Fantasy Challenge (1:03:53).
12/2/20211 hour, 7 minutes, 16 seconds
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TJHP EP127 | The WSHL Is A Debacle

This week’s sponsors are Standout Sports, DraftKings and Apex Learning Virtual School. For DraftKings, use promo code ‘THPN’ when you sign up. For Apex Learning, contact them by calling (206) 489-1079 or visiting their website at https://www.apexlearningvs.com. Use promo code ‘TJHP50’ for $50 off courses! Check out Standout Sports – https://www.standoutsportsvideo.com/hockey TJHP EP127 – This week’s episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast, Gresko is joined by Rainer and Pauly. The boys discuss the recent events where the WSHL decided to put an end to the 2021-22 season before it even really got going. They decided to cease operations for all teams in the Northwest Division. The guys share their thoughts on everything and give some inside updates. Make sure you keep sending us any questions or topics that you would like us to discuss on the podcast and as always, thank you for listening! Follow Us on Twitter: Gresko – @GreskoTJHP Rainer – @RLGIII Pauly – @paulyson24 We hope that you guys enjoy this episode. We will continue to improve in all aspects, so if you guys have any questions, comments, or concerns feel free to DM us on twitter @JRHockeyPodcast or Email us: [email protected].
11/26/202146 minutes, 8 seconds
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#EShow EP099 | Beyond Thankful

On this week's episode of the #EShow we kick things off with an interview featuring Paul Fine-Lease (1:06), an alumni of the Vermont Lumberjacks and a dual-sport athlete at Middlebury College. Continuing on in the Weekly Rundown (12:00), the #ECrew recaps the 2021 All-Star Classic and resets the EHL and EHLP Power Rankings. Up next, we provide the latest update on the Fantasy Challenge (46:48), and then wrap things up with a discussion on the 2nd Annual Thanksgiving Showdown between the Walpole Express and the Seahawks Hockey Club (58:47).
11/26/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 3 seconds
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#EShow EP098 | Grinding Through November

On this week's episode of the #EShow we start things off with another alumni who's tearing it up in the NCAA ranks. George Thurston is a Junior at Southern New Hampshire University (1:18), and the 2019-20 Northeast-10 Rookie of the Year is a prime example of the EHLP to EHL to NCAA Ladder of Development. From there we jump into the Weekly Rundown (13:38), and discuss the motivation that we have provided with the recent changes that have been made to the EHL and EHLP Power Rankings. Inside the #ECrew Fantasy Challenge (44:39) we set new picks for the next two weeks, and then we wrap things up by highlighting some games to keep an eye on in the What to Watch for segment (1:00:38).
11/18/20211 hour, 6 minutes, 37 seconds
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#EShow EP097 | Making Some Noise

On this week's episode of the #EShow we start off with Billy Girard, the 2019-20 EHL Goalie of the Year (1:18). Girard is now the starting netminder at the University of New England, and was just recently named the Goalie and Rookie of the Week in the CCC. Moving along to the Weekly Rundown (12:07), and this week's updates to the EHL and EHLP Power Rankings feature a handful of shake-ups following the Haverhill Showcase. As for the #ECrew Fantasy Challenge (37:30), Lauren has taken over the top spot thanks to a shutout versus a top-five team, and then last but not least, we wrap things up with our what to watch for segment (50:44) that includes a little post draft discussion for the upcoming 2021 EHL All-Star Classic.
11/16/20211 hour, 3 minutes, 51 seconds
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ESHOW EP096 | Haverhill Bound

On this week's episode of the #EShow we kick things off with an interview featuring Keith Aucoin, one of the newest inductees into the AHL Hall of Fame (1:07). In the Weekly Rundown, the #ECrew debates over what changes can and can't be made to the EHL and EHLP Power Rankings (16:22). Further along in the Fantasy Challenge (43:50), I discuss the first hat-trick earned this season and we pause for an interview with Sean Walsh from Southern New Hampshire University (4:18). Finally, we wrap things up by highlighting a handful of games to watch at this weekend's showcase (1:04:40).
11/4/20211 hour, 9 minutes, 55 seconds
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TJHP EP126 | Don't Be Fooled By The WSHL

This week’s sponsors are Standout Sports, DraftKings and Apex Learning Virtual School. For DraftKings, use promo code ‘THPN’ when you sign up. For Apex Learning, contact them by calling (206) 489-1079 or visiting their website at https://www.apexlearningvs.com. Use promo code ‘TJHP50’ for $50 off courses! Check out Standout Sports – https://www.standoutsportsvideo.com/hockey TJHP EP126 – This week’s episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast, Gresko is joined by Rainer and Pauly. The boys have a great “Would you Rather” segment along with adding a new segment that puts Rainer's intelligence to the test. They also talk about the WSHL and how they are already cancelling/rescheduling games and we believe it could be due to low roster numbers. There were a lot of great discussions on this week’s episode so make sure you keep sending us any questions or topics that you would like us to discuss on the podcast and as always, thank you for listening! Follow Us on Twitter: Gresko – @GreskoTJHP Rainer – @RLGIII Pauly – @paulyson24 We hope that you guys enjoy this episode. We will continue to improve in all aspects, so if you guys have any questions, comments, or concerns feel free to DM us on twitter @JRHockeyPodcast or Email us: [email protected].
10/29/202150 minutes, 8 seconds
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#EShow EP095 | Back From Break

On this week's episode of the #EShow we return from the All-Star Break with an absolutely jam-packed podcast. To kick things off in the Weekly Rundown, the #ECrew recaps the exhibition matchups with Curry and UMass Boston, and then makes some slight changes to the EHL and EHLP Power Rankings (6:11). Continuing on with the Fantasy Challenge, we provide an update on the points earned so far, along with a reminder of the picks that are rolling over into this upcoming week (38:21). Also inside episode #95, Lauren Smith sits down for an exclusive interview with Colin Larson from the New England Wolves (30:18), and we put a bow on things at the end by highlighting a number of games to check out on HockeyTV (45:30).
10/28/202153 minutes, 32 seconds
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TJHP EP125 | Don't Be Like Evander Kane

This week’s sponsors are Standout Sports, DraftKings and Apex Learning Virtual School. For DraftKings, use promo code ‘THPN’ when you sign up. For Apex Learning, contact them by calling (206) 489-1079 or visiting their website at https://www.apexlearningvs.com. Use promo code ‘TJHP50’ for $50 off courses! Check out Standout Sports - https://www.standoutsportsvideo.com/hockey TJHP EP125 – This week’s episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast, Gresko is joined by Rainer and Pauly. The boys have a great “Would you Rather” segment, and decide between using old skates with T-Blades or a wooden stick with a straight blade. They also talk about Evander Kane and the latest issues surrounding him. The boys dive into the WSHL and how they start playing next week and they are showing some pretty low roster numbers. There were a lot of great discussions on this week’s episode so make sure you keep sending us any questions or topics that you would like us to discuss on the podcast and as always, thank you for listening! Follow Us on Twitter: Gresko – @GreskoTJHP Rainer – @RLGIII Pauly – @paulyson24 We hope that you guys enjoy this episode. We will continue to improve in all aspects, so if you guys have any questions, comments, or concerns feel free to DM us on twitter @JRHockeyPodcast or Email us: [email protected].
10/22/202155 minutes, 21 seconds
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#EShow EP094 | Showcase Stars

On this week's episode of the #EShow we kick things off with the Weekly Rundown (2:37), which recaps this past weekend at the Walpole Showcase. Following a small handful of changes made to the EHL and EHLP Power Rankings, the #ECrew resets our fantasy lineups for the next two weeks (33:15). Wrapping things up, we discuss this weekend's All-Star Games against Curry College and UMass Boston (51:54).
10/21/202159 minutes, 51 seconds
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#EShow EP093 | Showing Up In Walpole

On this week's episode of the #EShow we preview this weekend's showcase in Walpole. With 28 games scheduled over a 3-day span, there will surely be plenty of top performances delivered in both the EHL and the EHLP. The Weekly Rundown helps set the stage by creating a #1 vs. #2 matchup in the EHL (17:18). Further along, the #ECrew provides the latest update on the Fantasy Challenge, which also just endured a massive shakeup in the overall standings (40:06). This week's games to watch include much more than just the top-two showdown (56:09), but prior to all that, we kick-off the episode by chatting with Vinny Pietrangelo the Head Coach at Arcadia University (1:13).
10/14/20211 hour, 1 minute, 6 seconds
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TJHP EP124 | Why Is ACHA Hockey Put In A Bad Light?

This week’s sponsors are Standout Sports, DraftKings and Apex Learning Virtual School. For DraftKings, use promo code 'THPN' when you sign up. For Apex Learning, contact them by calling (206) 489-1079 or visiting their website at https://www.apexlearningvs.com. Use promo code 'TJHP50' for $50 off courses! TJHP EP124 – This week’s episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast, Gresko is joined by Rainer and Pauly. The boys have a great "Would you Rather" segment, and share their thoughts on the new Bauer Hockey logo. They also talk about ACHA hockey and why there is so much negativity from Junior Hockey players on playing at that level. There were a lot of great discussions on this week’s episode so make sure you keep sending us any questions or topics that you would like us to discuss on the podcast and as always, thank you for listening! Produced by Brandon Truffa – @BTruffles Follow Us on Twitter: Gresko – @GreskoTJHP Rainer – @RLGIII Pauly – @paulyson24 We hope that you guys enjoy this episode. We will continue to improve in all aspects, so if you guys have any questions, comments, or concerns feel free to DM us on twitter @JRHockeyPodcast or Email us: [email protected].
10/13/202156 minutes, 53 seconds
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#EShow EP092 | The War in Worcester

On this week's episode of the #EShow we recap one of the best showcases in the history of the league. The Weekly Rundown (2:52) features a look back at all of the tremendous match-ups that took place and highlights the impact on the EHL and EHLP Power Rankings. Continuing on with the #ECrew Fantasy Challenge (34:24), it was a productive weekend for everyone as the gaps in the standings continue to contract. Last but not least, we preview the upcoming schedule and circle a number of games to tune into on HockeyTV (49:37).
10/7/202156 minutes, 6 seconds
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TJHP EP123 | Will We See More Teams Go Dormant?

This week’s sponsors are DraftKings and Apex Learning Virtual School. For DraftKings, use promo code THPN when you sign up. For Apex Learning, contact them by calling (206) 489-1079 or visiting their website at https://www.apexlearningvs.com. TJHP EP123 – This week’s episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast, Gresko is joined by Rainer and Pauly. The boys discussed recent news surrounding a Tier 3 team shutting down just a few games into the season. They also talk about the WSHL schedule this week and have a fun 'Would you Rather' segment. There were a lot of great discussions on this week’s episode so make sure you keep sending us any questions or topics that you would like us to discuss on the podcast and as always, thank you for listening! Produced by Brandon Truffa – @BTruffles Follow Us on Twitter: Gresko – @GreskoTJHP Rainer – @RLGIII Pauly – @paulyson24 We hope that you guys enjoy this episode. We will continue to improve in all aspects, so if you guys have any questions, comments, or concerns feel free to DM us on twitter @JRHockeyPodcast or Email us: [email protected].
10/1/202144 minutes, 19 seconds
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#EShow EP091 | The Return Of Showcases

On this week's episode of the #EShow we set the table for the first league-wide showcase since January of 2020. However, we kick-off the podcast by highlighting a crazy 2nd week of the season that brought with it some major changes to the EHL and EHLP Power Rankings (3:03). Further along, we provide the latest update on the #ECrew Fantasy Challenge, with everyone excited for the huge slate of games on tap (32:29). Finally, we end the episode by highlighting a number of games to watch this weekend in Worcester (55:09). Follow The EHL: Twitter – @EHL_Hockey Facebook – Eastern Hockey League Instagram – @easternhockeyleague
9/30/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 26 seconds
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TJHP EP122 | Remaking The Junior Hockey Landscape

This week’s sponsors are DraftKings and Apex Learning Virtual School. For DraftKings, use promo code THPN when you sign up. For Apex Learning, contact them by calling (206) 489-1079 or visiting their website at https://www.apexlearningvs.com. TJHP EP122 – This week’s episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast, Gresko is joined by Rainer and Pauly. The boys each came up with a proposal on how to remake the Junior Hockey Landscape and what we think the perfect amount of teams are at the Tier 3 level. They also talk about the Ryder Cup and have a fun time with this week's "Would You Rather" segment. There were a lot of great discussions on this week’s episode so make sure you keep sending us any questions or topics that you would like us to discuss on the podcast and as always, thank you for listening! Produced by Brandon Truffa – @BTruffles Follow Us on Twitter: Gresko – @GreskoTJHP Rainer – @RLGIII Pauly – @paulyson24 We hope that you guys enjoy this episode. We will continue to improve in all aspects, so if you guys have any questions, comments, or concerns feel free to DM us on twitter @JRHockeyPodcast or Email us: [email protected].
9/24/20211 hour, 35 minutes, 17 seconds
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#EShow EP090 | Getting In Gear

On this week's episode of the #EShow we recap the opening weekend of the 2021-22 season, and make a few changes to the EHL and EHLP Power Rankings during the Weekly Rundown (3:22). Further along, we provide the latest update on the #ECrew Fantasy Challenge (22:56), with the two rookies jumping out to the early lead. Finally, the group highlights some games to watch in the final stretch before the Worcester Showcase (51:54). Twitter – @EHL_Hockey Facebook – Eastern Hockey League Instagram – @easternhockeyleague
9/23/202158 minutes, 54 seconds
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TJHP EP121 | Junior Hockey Low Roster Numbers

This week’s sponsors are DraftKings and Apex Learning Virtual School. For DraftKings, use promo code THPN when you sign up. For Apex Learning, contact them by calling (206) 489-1079 or visiting their website at https://www.apexlearningvs.com. TJHP EP121 – This week’s episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast, Gresko is joined by Rainer and Pauly. The boys discuss low roster numbers across Tier 3 Junior Hockey. They also talk about the recent COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate in the WSHL. There were a lot of great discussions on this week’s episode so make sure you keep sending us any questions or topics that you would like us to discuss on the podcast and as always, thank you for listening! Produced by Brandon Truffa – @BTruffles Follow Us on Twitter: Gresko – @GreskoTJHP Rainer – @RLGIII Pauly – @paulyson24 We hope that you guys enjoy this episode. We will continue to improve in all aspects, so if you guys have any questions, comments, or concerns feel free to DM us on twitter @JRHockeyPodcast or Email us: [email protected].
9/17/20211 hour, 25 minutes, 14 seconds
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#EShow EP089 | 2021-22 Season Preview

On this week's episode of the #EShow we preview the upcoming 2021-22 season. Lauren Smith and Anthony Di Paolo officially join the podcast (1:05), and we start with a rundown of training camp and this year's pre-season (3:47). We then get to everyone's favorite segment with a fresh start to the #ECrew Fantasy Challenge (29:05). Finally, we wrap things up by previewing what to watch for during the opening weekend (52:40), including a rematch of the EHL Championship game from this past March.
9/16/202158 minutes, 51 seconds
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#EShow EP088 | All-Time EHL And EHLP Lineups

On this week's episode of the #EShow we put the final bow on the 2021 off-season, and set the table for the start of a new year. After assembling a strong set of all-time lineups throughout the summer, the #ECrew gets challenged with identifying the 'best of the best' this week. The first lineup of the episode features the best 23 players in the eight-year history of the EHL. As for the second lineup, this group of 23 players highlights individuals who have climbed the ladder up from the EHLP to the EHL. The majority of these players have since advanced further onto NCAA hockey, but there is a small core hitting the ice in the EHL this fall, with hopes that their NCAA Commitments are right around the corner.
9/9/20211 hour, 6 minutes, 3 seconds
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TJHP EP120 | NAHL Beats USHL In D1 Commitments

This week’s sponsors are DraftKings and Apex Learning Virtual School. For DraftKings, use promo code THPN when you sign up. For Apex Learning, contact them by calling (206) 489-1079 or visiting their website at https://www.apexlearningvs.com. TJHP EP120 – This week’s episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast, Gresko is joined by Rainer and Pauly. The boys discuss the WSHL roster updates and how there are teams currently with zero players signed. They also breakdown 2020-21 D1 Commitment numbers and how the NAHL beat the USHL. There were a lot of great discussions on this week’s episode so make sure you keep sending us any questions or topics that you would like us to discuss on the podcast and as always, thank you for listening! Produced by Brandon Truffa – @BTruffles Follow Us on Twitter: Gresko – @GreskoTJHP Rainer – @RLGIII Pauly – @paulyson24 We hope that you guys enjoy this episode. We will continue to improve in all aspects, so if you guys have any questions, comments, or concerns feel free to DM us on twitter @JRHockeyPodcast or Email us: [email protected].
9/6/202158 minutes, 37 seconds
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#EShow EP087 | Team Of The Week (87’S)

On this week's episode of the #EShow we cross off the final Team of the Week feature of the offseason, as we highlight the New Jersey 87's. This fall marks the 5th year for a program that started at just the EHLP level back in 2017. Throughout their time in the league, the 87's have built an annual contender at both levels, EHL and EHLP. The hard work came to fruition with each club advancing to the Frozen Finals this past March, capped off by a Championship Sunday that Adam Houli and Matthew Kiernan will never forget, as they claimed their first EHLP title. The last Team of the Week feature begins by taking a look back with Houli (1:22), and ends with an all-time lineup as good as any the #ECrew has constructed to date (21:31).
9/2/20211 hour, 3 minutes, 31 seconds
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TJHP EP119 | Could Vaccine Mandates Be The Death Of Tier 3?

This week’s sponsors are DraftKings and Apex Learning Virtual School. For DraftKings, use promo code THPN when you sign up. For Apex Learning, contact them by calling (206) 489-1079 or visiting their website at https://www.apexlearningvs.com. TJHP EP119 – This week’s episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast, Gresko is joined by Rainer and Pauly. The boys discuss Vaccine Mandates and how, if implemented, they could effect Junior Hockey for the 2021-22 season. They also discussed what would be better, playing for the worst NAHL team or the best Tier 3 team. There were a lot of great discussions on this week’s episode so make sure you keep sending us any questions or topics that you would like us to discuss on the podcast and as always, thank you for listening! Produced by Brandon Truffa – @BTruffles Follow Us on Twitter: Gresko – @GreskoTJHP Rainer – @RLGIII Pauly – @paulyson24 We hope that you guys enjoy this episode. We will continue to improve in all aspects, so if you guys have any questions, comments, or concerns feel free to DM us on twitter @JRHockeyPodcast or Email us: [email protected].
8/27/20211 hour, 4 minutes, 42 seconds
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#EShow EP086 | Team of the Week (Apple Core)

On this week's episode of the #EShow we feature the final 'Original 6' franchise of the off-season, the New York Apple Core. Mike LaZazzera is gearing up his 3rd season at the helm in Brewster (1:07), eager to get off to a good start in September. With hopes of a normal season on the horizon, LaZazzera is feeling as confident as ever for the upcoming year. As always, we wrap-up the episode (20:14) with another all-time lineup showcasing a pair of goaltenders that truly excelled in the NCAA ranks.
8/26/20211 hour, 5 minutes, 44 seconds
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TJHP EP118 | Importance Of A Junior Hockey Locker Room

This week’s sponsors are DraftKings and Apex Learning Virtual School. For DraftKings, use promo code THPN when you sign up. For Apex Learning, contact them by calling (206) 489-1079 or visiting their website at https://www.apexlearningvs.com. TJHP EP118 – This week’s episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast, Gresko is joined by Rainer and Pauly. The boys discuss the recent update on the WSHL and how they announced divisions for this upcoming 2021-22 season. The guys also discuss Pinnacle Hockey Consulting and how they are reinventing the Hockey Family Advising industry. We had a lot of great discussions on this week’s episode so make sure you keep sending us any questions or topics that you would like us to discuss on the podcast and as always, thank you for listening! Produced by Brandon Truffa – @BTruffles Follow Us on Twitter: Gresko – @GreskoTJHP Rainer – @RLGIII Pauly – @paulyson24 We hope that you guys enjoy this episode. We will continue to improve in all aspects, so if you guys have any questions, comments, or concerns feel free to DM us on twitter @JRHockeyPodcast or Email us: [email protected].
8/20/20211 hour, 1 minute
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#EShow EP085 | Team of the Week (Eclipse)

On this week's episode of the #EShow we feature the Maine Eclipse, one of the newest franchises in the league. Following the shutdowns that took place during the 2020-21 campaign, Eric Michaud is referring to this upcoming season as 'Expansion Year 2.0' for his organization. Serving as both the EHLP Head Coach, as well as the General Manager for the entire program, Michaud is embracing the pressure that comes with getting off on the right foot this fall. Michaud and the rest of the staff with the Eclipse feel fortunate to have a brief taste of experience from this past year, and are eager to get the new season started.
8/19/202116 minutes, 7 seconds
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#EShow EP084 | Exclusive Interview (Jake Adkins and Andy Walker)

On this week's episode of the #EShow we welcome Jake Adkins and Andy Walker onto the podcast. Adkins and Walker are a pair of forwards heading into their junior year at UMass Boston, but are also known as the 'Men in Blades'. Last summer, Adkins and Walker rollerbladed from Massachusetts to Michigan in an effort to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Fast forward a year later, and it's time for version #2 of the Men in Blades. Coming up on Saturday, August 21st, Adkins and Walker will be hosting a 10k event at Braintree High School, as they continue in their efforts to raise money for ACS.
8/12/202116 minutes, 59 seconds
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TJHP EP117 | Should Players Billet Or Live In Apartments

This week’s sponsors are DraftKings and Apex Learning Virtual School. For DraftKings, use promo code THPN when you sign up. For Apex Learning, contact them by calling (206) 489-1079 or visiting their website at https://www.apexlearningvs.com. TJHP EP117 – This week’s episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast, Gresko is joined by Rainer and Pauly. The boys debate whether it's better to live with billets or live in apartments with the boys. They also give an update on the WSHL and what they believe could happen this year with COVID-19. We had a lot of great discussions on this week’s episode so make sure you keep sending us any questions or topics that you would like us to discuss on the podcast and as always, thank you for listening! Produced by Brandon Truffa – @BTruffles Follow Us on Twitter: Gresko – @GreskoTJHP Rainer – @RLGIII Pauly – @paulyson24 We hope that you guys enjoy this episode. We will continue to improve in all aspects, so if you guys have any questions, comments, or concerns feel free to DM us on twitter @JRHockeyPodcast or Email us: [email protected].
8/6/20211 hour, 21 minutes, 27 seconds
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#EShow EP083 | Team Of The Week (Spartans)

On this week's episode of the #EShow we feature another one of the youngest franchises in the league in the Seacoast Spartans. Brett Tryder is busy gearing up (1:10) for his 3rd season at the helm in Exeter, NH. The veteran Head Coach feels good about the way his program has developed over the first two years, and continues to have his main goal focused on reaching the EHL Frozen Finals. The #ECrew finishes things off (22:23) with an all-time lineup for the Spartans that features a strong core of players who've advanced onto the University of Southern Maine.
8/5/20211 hour, 5 minutes, 20 seconds
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TJHP EP116 | The WSHL Should Not Comeback

This week’s sponsors are DraftKings and Apex Learning Virtual School. For DraftKings, use promo code THPN when you sign up. For Apex Learning, contact them by calling (206) 489-1079 or visiting their website at https://www.apexlearningvs.com. TJHP EP116 – This week’s episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast, Gresko is joined by Rainer and Pauly. The guys catch up and share there opinions on the WSHL planning to return to play for the 2021-22 season. The boys also talk about Canada's plan to return to play for Junior Hockey and how that decision could help United States Junior Hockey, at all levels. We had a lot of great discussions on this week’s episode so make sure you keep sending us any questions or topics that you would like us to discuss on the podcast and as always, thank you for listening! Produced by Brandon Truffa – @BTruffles Follow Us on Twitter: Gresko – @GreskoTJHP Rainer – @RLGIII Pauly – @paulyson24 We hope that you guys enjoy this episode. We will continue to improve in all aspects, so if you guys have any questions, comments, or concerns feel free to DM us on twitter @JRHockeyPodcast or Email us: [email protected].
7/30/20211 hour, 12 minutes, 20 seconds
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#EShow EP082 | Team Of The Week (Railers)

On this week's episode of the #EShow we feature one of the youngest franchises in the league, the Railers Junior Hockey Club. Heading into season #3, Sean Bertoni and the Railers are feeling confident with the hopes of having a 'normal' year on the horizon (1:19). With their inaugural campaign and a pandemic season behind them, the Railers have laid a great foundation out in Worcester. The EHL team more than doubled their win total from year #1 to year #2, and the EHLP team reached the Championship Game this past March. To wrap-up the episode (21:53), the #ECrew puts together an all-time lineup that includes a strong core of players eligible to return.
7/29/20211 hour, 4 minutes, 44 seconds
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TJHP EP115 | Tier 3 Roster Shortages

This week’s sponsors are DraftKings and Apex Learning Virtual School. For DraftKings, use promo code THPN when you sign up. For Apex Learning, contact them by calling (206) 489-1079 or visiting their website at https://www.apexlearningvs.com. TJHP EP115 – This week’s episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast, Gresko is joined by Rainer and Pauly. The guys catch up and discuss the NAHL Draft, the shortened off season and how that could effect Tier 3 rosters. The boys also talk about the Seattle Kraken Expansion Draft along with a new segment of "Would you Rather" where they talk about different hockey scenarios. We had a lot of great discussions on this week’s episode so make sure you keep sending us any questions or topics that you would like us to discuss on the podcast and as always, thank you for listening! Produced by Brandon Truffa – @BTruffles Follow Us on Twitter: Gresko – @GreskoTJHP Rainer – @RLGIII Pauly – @paulyson24 We hope that you guys enjoy this episode. We will continue to improve in all aspects, so if you guys have any questions, comments, or concerns feel free to DM us on twitter @JRHockeyPodcast or Email us: [email protected].
7/23/20211 hour, 6 minutes, 54 seconds
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#EShow EP081 | Team Of The Week (Warriors)

On this week's episode of the #EShow we cross off another original 6 franchise in the Valley Jr. Warriors. Ryan McGrath is busy preparing for his 3rd season at the helm of the program (1:11), having helped over 20 players advance onto college hockey in the first two years. With a great support staff of coaches, McGrath feels strongly about the overall direction of the organization. We wrap up the episode with the formation of the latest all-time lineup (30:14), featuring a handful of players from the 2016-17 Warriors' division title team.
7/22/20211 hour, 8 minutes, 2 seconds
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#EShow EP080 | Team of the Week (Ducks)

On this week's episode of the #EShow, we chat with Terry Watt, the Head Coach and General Manager of the Protec Jr. Ducks (1:15). July of 2021 feels a little bit different from July of 2020 for Watt, as he and the Ducks prepare for their 2nd season in the EHL. The inaugural campaign went as well as the program could have wanted, as the league managed its way through the pandemic hockey season. After finishing in 3rd place in the south and placing all of their age-out players into NCAA hockey, Watt's got his sights set on taking a step further this year, and the end goal is to make it to Providence.
7/15/202127 minutes, 26 seconds
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TJHP EP114 | Canadian Border Closure Effect on Junior Hockey

This week’s sponsors are DraftKings and Apex Learning Virtual School. For DraftKings, use promo code THPN when you sign up. For Apex Learning, contact them by calling (206) 489-1079 or visiting their website at https://www.apexlearningvs.com. TJHP EP114 – This week’s episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast, Gresko is joined by Rainer and Pauly. The guys catch up and discuss Pierre McGuire taking a job with the Ottawa Senators. The boys also talk about the Canadian Border remaining closed and how that will effect Junior Hockey players. We had a lot of great discussions on this week's episode so make sure you keep sending us any questions or topics that you would like us to discuss on the podcast and as always, thank you for listening! Produced by Brandon Truffa – @BTruffles Follow Us on Twitter: Gresko – @GreskoTJHP Rainer – @RLGIII Pauly – @paulyson24 We hope that you guys enjoy this episode. We will continue to improve in all aspects, so if you guys have any questions, comments, or concerns feel free to DM us on twitter @JRHockeyPodcast or Email us: [email protected].
7/13/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 45 seconds
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#EShow EP079 | Team Of The Week (Avalanche)

On this week's episode of the #EShow we feature a program that's placed 72 players into college, dating back to their inception into the league in 2017. Coming over from Hartford, Chris Cerrella helped establish an instant contender when he arrived in New Hampshire (1:27). Along with the impressive commitment totals that the Avalanche have posted, they've also appeared in all 3 Championship Games that the league has hosted at the EHL Frozen Finals. After winning it all in 2018 and 2019, Cerrella and the Avalanche lost to the Rangers in overtime this past March, thus, the revenge tour has begun for this upcoming year. With tons of talented players that have come through the program, the #ECrew wraps up the episode by taking their best crack at assembling the latest all-time lineup (26:45).
7/8/202158 minutes, 56 seconds
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TJHP EP113 | Junior Hockey Rankings Are Worthless

This week’s sponsors are DraftKings and Apex Learning Virtual School. For DraftKings, use promo code THPN when you sign up. For Apex Learning, contact them by calling (206) 489-1079 or visiting their website at https://www.apexlearningvs.com. TJHP EP113 – This week’s episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast, Gresko is joined by Rainer and Pauly. The guys catch up and discuss their recent roller hockey game and how they had an NHL 1st round Draft Pick join the squad. The boys also discuss the reason why they believe it is worthless to rank Tier 3 Junior Hockey leagues. We had a ton of fun on this week’s episode between talking about Roller Hockey, Junior Hockey rankings and our weekly segment of Provoking Pauly. So make sure you keep sending us any questions or topics that you would like us to discuss on the podcast and as always, thank you for listening! Produced by Brandon Truffa – @BTruffles Follow Us on Twitter: Gresko – @GreskoTJHP Rainer – @RLGIII Pauly – @paulyson24 We hope that you guys enjoy this episode. We will continue to improve in all aspects, so if you guys have any questions, comments, or concerns feel free to DM us on twitter @JRHockeyPodcast or Email us: [email protected].
7/2/202159 minutes, 58 seconds
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EShow EP078 | Team Of The Week (Lumberjacks)

On this week's episode of the #EShow we feature a program that reached the 2021 Frozen Finals with both their EHL and EHLP teams. The Vermont Lumberjacks battled through anything and everything this past season, including relocating to Waterville Valley, NH for the 2nd half of the year. Jim Mosso is forever proud of what his organization accomplished (1:11), and getting a taste of the finals is hopefully just the beginning of what's to come in the future. As always, we wrap up our Lumberjacks team of the week feature by putting together the program's all-time lineup (26:03).
7/1/20211 hour, 5 minutes, 29 seconds
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TJHP EP112 | Discussing The NAHL Championship

This week’s sponsors are DraftKings and Apex Learning Virtual School. For DraftKings, use promo code THPN when you sign up to turn ONE DOLLAR into ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS in free credits. For Apex Learning, contact them by calling (206) 489-1079 or visiting their website at https://www.apexlearningvs.com. TJHP EP111 – This week’s episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast, Gresko is joined by Rainer and Pauly. The guys catch up and discuss their recent trip to the 2021 NAHL Championship between the Shreveport Mudbugs and Aberdeen Wings. The boys talk about how great the environment was and just how electric both fan bases were. We had a ton of fun on this week's episode between talking about the NAHL and our weekly segment of Provoking Pauly. So make sure you keep sending us any questions or topics that you would like us to discuss on the podcast and as always, thank you for listening! Produced by Brandon Truffa – @BTruffles Follow Us on Twitter: Gresko – @GreskoTJHP Rainer – @RLGIII Pauly – @paulyson24 We hope that you guys enjoy this episode. We will continue to improve in all aspects, so if you guys have any questions, comments, or concerns feel free to DM us on twitter @JRHockeyPodcast or Email us: [email protected].
6/25/202155 minutes, 2 seconds
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#EShow EP077 | Team Of The Week (Express)

On this week's episode of the #EShow we cross off another Original 6 team in the Walpole Express. Over the course of the first 8 seasons of the EHL, the Express lead the league with 124 NCAA Commitments to date. Included in that total are 27 commitments combined between the past two seasons. Cody Campbell is busy preparing for his 3rd year at the helm for Walpole (1:12), and the 2019-20 EHL Coach of the Year feels great about where his program is at. To wrap things up (25:35), the #ECrew puts together another strong all-time lineup.
6/24/20211 hour, 1 minute, 31 seconds
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TJHP EP111 | The Future Of TJHP

This week's sponsors are DraftKings and Apex Learning Virtual School. For DraftKings, use promo code THPN when you sign up to turn ONE DOLLAR into ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS in free credits. For Apex Learning, contact them by calling (206) 489-1079 or visiting there website at https://www.apexlearningvs.com. TJHP EP111 – This week’s episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast, Gresko is joined by Rainer and Pauly. The guys catch up and discuss their recent hiatus and what they have been working on for the future of TJHP. The boys are jumping into TJHP full time and are excited for what the future brings. So make sure you keep sending us any questions or topics that you would like us to discuss on the podcast and as always, thank you for listening! Produced by Brandon Truffa – @BTruffles Follow Us on Twitter: Gresko – @GreskoTJHP Rainer – @RLGIII Pauly – @paulyson24 We hope that you guys enjoy this episode. We will continue to improve in all aspects, so if you guys have any questions, comments, or concerns feel free to DM us on twitter @JRHockeyPodcast or Email us: [email protected].
6/18/202157 minutes, 47 seconds
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#EShow EP076 | Exclusive Interview (Dave Starman)

On this week's episode of the #EShow, we sit down with a special guest in Dave Starman. Starman is most notably recognized as a hockey analyst, but he's also a coach, a scout, and one of the best storytellers we've ever had on the show. In this exclusive interview, Starman takes us through his journey through the hockey world, shares insightful knowledge for those on the broadcasting side of the game, and much much more.
6/17/202143 minutes, 29 seconds
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#EShow EP075 | Team of the Week (Wolves)

On this week's episode of the #EShow, the Team of the Week features make their return with the New England Wolves. Located in Laconia, NH, the Wolves are set to hit the ice for their 8th season this fall, looking to continue the 'one step forward' trend that they've established over the last few years. Andrew Trimble and Tim Kunes serve as Co-Owners and Co-Coaches for the Wolves, and with Connor Bates rounding out the staff, New England provides their players with a second-to-none experience. Check out what the Wolves have to offer alongside their tight-knit community (1:15), and stick around to hear the #ECrew construct the latest all-time lineup (25:08).
6/11/20211 hour, 10 minutes, 36 seconds
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#EShow EP074 | Exclusive Interview (Connor Bizal and Adam Zukowski)

On this week's episode of the #EShow we chat with Connor Bizal and Adam Zukowski, a pair of forwards from this past year's EHL Champions, the Boston Jr. Rangers. Bizal and Zukowski are also the Co-Founders of The Fellowship of Hockey Advancement, a free resource for high school and junior hockey players who are looking to succeed and grow at their level. The mentors at FHA provide advice and support to players who need help overcoming their obstacles and getting to where they want to be. Bizal and Zukowski take the time to share their respective stories including some of the hurdles they've each had to overcome.
6/4/202141 minutes, 58 seconds
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#EShow EP073 | Exclusive Interview (Mike Gempeler)

On this week's episode of the #EShow we chat with Mike Gempeler, the Founder and Director of the CCM Showcase in Westminster, CO. The annual event takes place over Memorial Day Weekend and brings together over 400 players and 150 scouts. The EHL will be well-represented once again this weekend, with teams throughout the EHL and EHLP heading out in search of players to bring back to the east coast.
5/27/202117 minutes, 35 seconds
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#EShow EP072 | Team Of The Week (Chiefs)

On this week's episode of the #EShow we officially welcome Greg Heffernan to the EHL (1:11). After 12 seasons of serving as the Head Coach at Western New England University, Heffernan is ready to take on a new challenge. The native of Ontario inherits a program on the rise in the EHL, coming off their first playoff series victory this past March. Heffernan hopes to help the program continue to take forward steps from the moment he arrives and in the years to come. To wrap-up things up (24:12), the #ECrew puts together the all-time lineup for the Chiefs.
5/20/202155 minutes, 45 seconds
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#EShow EP071 | Team of the Week (Maryland)

On this week's episode of the #EShow we keep trending younger with our Team of the Week features, as we highlight a program with three years of history in the EHL (1:20). Josh Fusco has been with the organization for a pair of seasons, and has helped guide Maryland a step further in each respective year. From the franchise's first playoff victory, to their first series win, Fusco's leadership has led to on-ice success during the month of March, along with an NCAA Commitment total that more than doubled this past season. To wrap-up the episode (32:55), the #ECrew assembles the Team Maryland all-time lineup with a special selection for one of Fusco's former netminders.
5/13/20211 hour, 8 minutes, 5 seconds
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StallTalk EP045 | Catching Up On... EVERYTHING

#StallTalk EP045 – This week’s episode of #StallTalk, Pauly is joined by Hofnasty to discuss a wide variety of things. The boys get into a bunch of topics and catch up on what has been going on over the last few months. They break down recent sport events and just catch up. They had some fun on this week’s show, so hope you enjoy this week’s episode of #StallTalk and as always, thanks for listening!
5/7/20211 hour, 1 minute, 10 seconds
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#EShow EP070 | Team of the Week (Seahawks)

On this week's episode of the #EShow we feature the youngest team of the offseason to date (1:25), as Bill Zaniboni and the Seahawks Hockey Club continue to prepare for their 5th season in the EHL and their 1st in the EHLP. Over the first four years, the Seahawks have established a reputation of being a hard team to play against, built off the physicality that they bring on every shift of every game. The program has also set itself apart as being one of the commitment leaders in the league, with 46 total NCAA Commitments in four years, and that impressive number includes 15 from this past season. Following the interview with Zaniboni (22:59), the former NCAA Division I netminder, the #ECrew discusses and selects the all-time lineup for the Seahawks.
5/6/20211 hour, 8 minutes, 6 seconds
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#EShow EP069 | Team of the Week (RoughRiders)

On this week's episode of the #EShow we feature another 'Original 6' team in the Connecticut RoughRiders (1:19). Steven Brown is the Associate Head Coach of the RoughRiders, and serves as Eric Lind's right-hand man. Brown and Lind are the only coaching duo that has remained intact and in the same location for all eight seasons of the EHL. Brown takes time on the podcast to talk about his relationship with Lind, as well as look back on what was in his opinion the toughest season of coaching he's ever gone through. To put a bow on things at the end, the #ECrew comes together (38:56) to discuss all of the great players that have hit the ice in Norwalk, CT.
4/29/20211 hour, 16 minutes, 11 seconds
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#EShow EP068 | Team of the Week (Wizards)

On this week's episode of the #EShow we feature another organization with a strong history of success throughout its time in the EHL (1:21). The East Coast Wizards entered the league in its 2nd season, 2014-15, and over the course of time, took a stride forward with each and every new campaign. While the Wizards have showcased a handful of slow starts in recent years, they've also established themselves as a team that gets better as each season progresses, developing into a matchup that you don't want to draw in the postseason. To wrap-up the episode (24:37), the #ECrew creates the all-time lineup for the Wizards that includes a pair of former stars with 2017-18 EHL Most Valuable Player and Rookie of the Year.
4/22/20211 hour, 7 minutes, 19 seconds
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#EShow EP067 | Team of the Week (Little Flyers)

On this week's episode of the #EShow we welcome Anthony Lorusso to the podcast for the very first time (1:13). ALO is the President of the Philadelphia Little Flyers and he's been with the organization for every season since the EHL was formed back in 2013. The conversation breaks down the 2020-21 campaign and everything that the Little Flyers endeavored at both the EHL and EHLP levels. We then transition into another debate (22:00) with the #ECrew over who's in and who's out of the all-time lineup for the Little Flyers.
4/15/20211 hour, 10 minutes, 33 seconds
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#EShow EP066 | Team Of The Week (Rangers)

On this week's episode of the #EShow we bring back the offseason team of the week features, and start things off (1:08) with the new champions in the EHL, the Boston Jr. Rangers. For Rich DeCaprio, the first title in franchise history still hasn't fully set in quite yet, but he also has his sights focused on making it two in a row. The #ECrew comes together (29:22) at the end of this week's episode to create the all-time Rangers lineup through eight seasons in the league.
4/8/202159 minutes, 42 seconds
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#EShow EP065 | Frozen Finals Recap

On this week's episode of the #EShow we recap the 2021 #EHLFrozenFinals, which gave us a truly unforgettable week in West Chester, PA. Top performances were delivered throughout the EHL and the EHLP, ultimately concluding with a pair of new champions. For the Boston Jr. Rangers, their EHL title symbolizes the 'Unfinished Business' that carried over for them from the 2019-20 season. Along those same lines, the New Jersey 87's victory in the EHLP brings everything full circle for their organization, earning their first-ever championship in the division where it all began for them back in 2017. The #ECrew breaks things down day-by-day for the event that we'll be talking about for a long long time, and begins to slowly turn the page for the 2021-22 season.
4/5/20211 hour, 4 minutes, 52 seconds
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#EShow EP064 | Frozen Finals Preview

On this week's episode of the #EShow we preview the 2021 EHL Frozen Finals. Starting tomorrow afternoon at 4:30 pm, a full week of action will begin at Ice Line Quad Rinks in West Chester, PA. The #ECrew takes a look back at each team's journey to get here, and what it will take to leave with a trophy on Sunday. At the end of the episode we also put a bow on the Fantasy Challenge, and crown Neil as this year's champion.
3/23/202158 minutes, 33 seconds
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#StallTalk EP044 | Provoking Pauly

#StallTalk EP044 – This week’s episode of #StallTalk, Rainer and Pauly to discuss a wide variety of things. The boys created a new segment called "Provoking Pauly" where Rainer will ask a random, crazy question to Pauly each week to see how "off the rails" the episode will get. They had some fun on this week’s show, so hope you enjoy this week’s episode of #StallTalk and as always, thanks for listening! Produced by Brandon Truffa – @BTruffles Follow Us on Twitter: Pauly: @paulyson24 Rainer: @RLGIII
3/22/202144 minutes, 37 seconds
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#EShow EP063 | Third Round Preview

On this week's episode of the #EShow we preview the Third Round of the 2021 Playoffs in the EHL and the EHLP. The Second Round was filled with great back-and-forth action at both levels, and a BIG upset in the North Division of the EHL. The #ECrew breaks down each Second Round series, and previews all of the upcoming Third Round matchups. As always, we wrap up this week's episode with the latest update on the Fantasy Challenge. The Fantasy Challenge comes down to its final week, and it will be either Neil or Brittany taking home this year's crown.
3/15/202148 minutes, 14 seconds
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#EShow EP062 | Second Round Preview

On this week's episode of the #EShow we preview the Second Round of the 2021 Playoffs in the EHL and the EHLP. The First Round was filled with high-speed action and 75% of the games were decided by two goals or less, additionally, four of those contests required overtime to determine a winner. We provide a full breakdown of the First Round and preview all of the matchups set to take place in the upcoming Second Round. We also review the ups and downs of each of our brackets, including an update on all the fantasy points that were earned by the #ECrew.
3/8/202152 minutes, 42 seconds
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#StallTalk EP043 | Rainer's Men's League Debut

#StallTalk EP043 – This week’s episode of #StallTalk, Rainer and Pauly sat down with Costo to discuss a wide variety of things. They talked about Rainer and Costo's men's league hockey debuts and how it went. They had some fun on this week's show and Costo makes his first return back since his infamous 4 week suspension. We hope you enjoy this week’s episode of #StallTalk and as always, thanks for listening! Produced by Brandon Truffa – @BTruffles Follow Us on Twitter: Pauly: @paulyson24 Rainer: @RLGIII
3/5/202126 minutes, 34 seconds
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#EShow EP061 | First Round Preview

On this week's episode of the #EShow we preview the First Round of the 2021 EHL Playoffs. While it's hard to believe that we are a little over one year removed from last season's playoffs getting cancelled, the #ECrew and the league as a whole are proud of where things currently stand. Throughout the newest episode of the podcast, we break down all of the matchups set to take place this upcoming week in the EHL. We also provide an update on how our fantasy rosters will shape up for playoffs, and how you can get involved with the "EHL version" of the March Madness bracket challenge.
3/3/202152 minutes, 8 seconds
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#EShow EP060 | Turning The Page

On this week's episode of the #EShow we chat with Craig Russell (1:09), the Head Coach at Plymouth State. Russell is a big supporter of the EHL, and this is clearly proven through the Panthers' commitment numbers since the league was formed back in 2013. Our weekly trip around the league (33:10) breaks down the races taking place in each division, as well as for each Regular Season Championship. Last, but not least, we provide the latest update on the #ECrew Fantasy Challenge (1:08:39), with only six days remaining before the postseason begins.
2/25/20211 hour, 21 minutes, 56 seconds
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#EShow EP059 | Climbing The Coaching Ladder

On this week's episode of the #EShow we preview the 5th Annual JBT Shootout (27:41), which Brittany and Neil will be participating in. We also chat with Ryan Blair (1:10), the former EHLP coach of the Boston Jr. Rangers, and the current Head Coach of the South Carolina Stingrays in the ECHL. Our around the league segment includes an interesting discussion on the playoff races in each division (38:43), and wrapping things up as always, we provide the latest update on where things are at in the #ECrew Fantasy Challenge (1:01:30).
2/18/20211 hour, 17 minutes, 15 seconds
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#StallTalk EP042 | USA Hockey Conspiracy Theory With 3HLPA

#StallTalk EP042 – This week’s episode of #StallTalk, Rainer and Pauly had some fun in having the one and only 3HLPA on the show. He has made a comeback to twitter and his shenanigans over the last week and the boys talk about everything. They break down a bunch of different hockey topics and discuss a USA Hockey Conspiracy theory. We hope you enjoy this week’s episode of #StallTalk and as always, thanks for listening! Produced by Brandon Truffa – @BTruffles Follow Us on Twitter: Pauly: @paulyson24 Rainer: @RLGIII 3HLPA: @NA3HLPA
2/17/202143 minutes, 46 seconds
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#EShow EP058 | Teaching, Training, & Recruiting

On this week's episode of the #EShow we talk with Bob Shattell (1:08), who's an Assistant Coach at Morrisville State, the owner of Salt City Prospects, a teacher, and a high school hockey coach in upstate New York. We then take our trip around the league (29:56) and continue our new weekly debate comparing a set of players from last season to a set of players from this season. As always, we wrap things up with an update on the #ECrew Fantasy Challenge (1:18:51).
2/11/20211 hour, 26 minutes, 56 seconds
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TJHP EP110 | Junior Hockey Protection List, Tenders, And Drafts

TJHP EP110 – This week’s episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast, Gresko is joined by Nygaard. The guys catch up and discuss the Junior Hockey protection and what exactly it means to be on one. We also have Rainer, from #StallTalk, to jump on the show and discuss the protection process, tendering, and how exactly the draft works with players rights. So make sure you keep sending us any questions or topics that you would like us to discuss on the podcast and as always, thank you for listening! Produced by Brandon Truffa – @BTruffles Follow Us on Twitter: Gresko – @GreskoTJHP Jeff – @JeffNygaard
2/10/202148 minutes, 9 seconds
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#EShow EP057 | Covering The Future

On this week's episode of the #EShow, we turn the page over to February, and the final month of the 2020-21 regular season. The episode includes a special shout out to Evan Donnelly and his family (27:16), whose home was recently badly damaged by a fire. From there we take our trip around the league and break down the playoff races in each division (31:15). The breakdowns continue with an update on the #ECrew Fantasy Challenge (1:04:18), which included all four of us trimming down our rosters. However, kicking things off from the very beginning, we chat with Jeff Cox from the New England Hockey Journal (1:14).
2/4/20211 hour, 26 minutes, 4 seconds
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TJHP EP109 | Is There A Cultural Issue With Junior Hockey?

TJHP EP109 – This week’s episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast, Gresko is joined by Nygaard. The guys catch up and discuss the amount of involvement a parent should have in a Junior Hockey players career. Jeff shares some funny and crazy stories about parents from the time when he was an Owner of an organization. They also invite Pauly on to discuss Junior Hockey locker room court and answer some listener questions about abuse of rookies and what really goes on. So make sure you keep sending us any questions or topics that you would like us to discuss on the podcast and as always, thank you for listening! Produced by Brandon Truffa – @BTruffles Follow Us on Twitter: Gresko – @GreskoTJHP Jeff – @JeffNygaard
2/3/20211 hour, 17 minutes, 27 seconds
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#StallTalk EP041 | Rainer's A Gym Guy Now

#StallTalk EP041 – This week’s episode of #StallTalk, Rainer and Pauly had some fun. Turns out that Rainer is now a gym guy and hes got some stories and an opinion. The boys also talk about junior hockey trades and where the season is currently sitting while teams are getting playoff ready. We hope you enjoy this week’s episode of #StallTalk and as always, thanks for listening! Produced by Brandon Truffa – @BTruffles Follow Us on Twitter: Pauly: @paulyson24 Rainer: @RLGIII
1/29/202123 minutes, 15 seconds
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#EShow EP056 | Long Term Plan

On this week's episode of the #EShow we chat with Andrew Burke (1:10), the Head Coach at Alvernia University in Reading, PA. Alvernia will be launching their NCAA Division III program in the fall of 2022, and Burke is well underway with the planning process. Also on the podcast this week, we continue highlighting teams to watch in the battle for playoff positioning (27:53). Finally, as we do every week, we provide the latest update on the #ECrew Fantasy Challenge (1:00:49).
1/28/20211 hour, 27 minutes, 8 seconds
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TJHP EP108 | Abuse In Junior Hockey

TJHP EP108 – This week’s episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast, Gresko is joined by Nygaard. The guys catch up and discuss why junior hockey players should not be moving to new teams each and every year. They also talk about why it is important to stay with a team/coach for more than just one season. The guys also chat about abuse in youth and junior hockey. They attempt to define what abuse is or can be in hockey and what it most definitely is not. They talk about all that and more, so make sure you keep sending us any questions or topics that you would like us to discuss on the podcast and as always, thank you for listening! Produced by Brandon Truffa – @BTruffles Follow Us on Twitter: Gresko – @GreskoTJHP Jeff – @JeffNygaard
1/26/202154 minutes, 14 seconds
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#EShow EP055 | The Next Step

On this week's episode of the podcast I chat with Kyle Wallack (1:19), the Head Coach at Albertus Magnus College. We discuss last year's inaugural season at the NCAA Division III level, and what next step he's looking to see his program take. This week's episode also includes a special shoutout to Kyle "The Cheese" Romano (29:40), the son of Chris Cerrella, the Head Coach of the New Hampshire Avalanche. Our Around the #EShow segment breaks down a strong set of games from this past week (30:55), and furthers the debate over what division is the toughest in the EHL. As always, we put a bow on this week's episode with the latest update on the #ECrew Fantasy Challenge (1:04:25).
1/21/20211 hour, 20 minutes, 10 seconds
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TJHP EP107 | What It Takes To Own A Junior Hockey Team

TJHP EP107 – This week’s episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast, Gresko is joined by Nygaard. The guys catch up and discuss the NHL start of the season. They also talk about Junior Hockey ownership and what it takes to be a successful owner in today's game. They talk about that and so much more, so make sure you keep sending us any questions or topics that you would like us to discuss on the podcast and as always, thank you for listening! Produced by Brandon Truffa – @BTruffles Follow Us on Twitter: Gresko – @GreskoTJHP Jeff – @JeffNygaard
1/19/202155 minutes, 9 seconds
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#StallTalk EP040 | Which Hockey Stick Is The Best?

#StallTalk EP040 – This week’s episode of #StallTalk, Rainer and Pauly have on Vinnie Susi to discuss his upcoming professional season and what the best sticks money can buy are. They also discuss fantasy hockey and the ultimate picks. We hope you enjoy this week’s episode of #StallTalk and as always, thanks for listening!
1/15/202154 minutes, 50 seconds
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#EShow EP054 | Creating a Culture

On this week's episode of the #EShow we chat with Eric Sorenson (1:12), a former Assistant Coach at Nazareth and Williams, and the new Head Coach at Rivier University. The Rivier Raiders are a new program that will be kicking-off their inaugural season at the NCAA Division III level this upcoming fall. Along with this week's exclusive interview, the #ECrew breaks down all of the new faces coming on board for the stretch run (29:44), and recaps the fantasy points that have been accrued so far in 2021 (56:43).
1/14/20211 hour, 24 minutes, 46 seconds
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#StallTalk EP039 | Rainer Sucks At Madden

#StallTalk EP039 – This week’s episode of #StallTalk, Rainer and Pauly. The boys discuss Rainer's new Madden team and how he is not the greatest at the game. They also discuss the World Junior gold medal game and share their opinions on how it went. The guys also talk about golf and a list of other things. We hope you enjoy this week’s episode of #StallTalk and as always, thanks for listening! Produced by Brandon Truffa twitter.com/BTruffles www.instagram.com/btruffles/?hl=en
1/8/202139 minutes, 47 seconds
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#EShow EP053 | Coaching Project

On this week's episode of the #EShow we welcome back all of the teams in the EHL and the EHLP. While there have only been two games played so far, the action will pick up quickly as the month progresses. The #ECrew provides a recap of the first set of games in the new calendar year (34:05), and discusses some upcoming matchups to watch (43:19). We wrap up with some fantasy players that we're keeping a close eye on (1:06:29), but kicking things off however, Neil Ravin sits down with TJ Manastersky (1:12), the Head Ice Hockey Coach at Curry College.
1/7/20211 hour, 17 minutes, 59 seconds
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TJHP EP106 | USA Hockey Import Rule - Good or Bad?

TJHP EP106 – This week’s episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast, Gresko is joined by Nygaard. The guys talk about USA Hockey and why they don't implement a suspension for players that play in non-sanctioned leagues. They also have on Neil Ravin, Director of Communications from the Easter Hockey League to discuss the second half of the season and what they are planning to do. They also discuss World Juniors and so much more. Make sure you keep sending us any questions or topics that you would like us to discuss on the podcast and as always, thank you for listening! Produced by Brandon Truffa – @BTruffles Follow Us on Twitter: Gresko – @GreskoTJHP Jeff – @JeffNygaard Follow TJHP on twitter @JRHockeyPodcast  Email us: [email protected]
1/5/202154 minutes, 35 seconds
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#StallTalk EP038 | World Junior Championship Talk

#StallTalk EP038 – This week’s episode of #StallTalk, Rainer and Pauly had on Matt Shupert who is an old teammate of theirs and played Junior Hockey in Rochester with Pauly. The boys discussed a whole bunch of things along with this years 2021 World Junior Championships. We hope you enjoy this week’s episode of #StallTalk and as always, thanks for listening! Produced by Brandon Truffa https://twitter.com/BTruffles https://www.instagram.com/btruffles/?hl=en
1/1/20211 hour, 19 minutes, 34 seconds
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#EShow EP052 | Recharge and Reset

On this week's episode of the #Eshow we celebrate the one-year anniversary of the podcast. We continue our debate over which division is the toughest following the realignment of the EHL (14:17), and preview the return dates for all of the teams across the league (25:04). We also break down the results of our #ECrew Fantasy Re-Draft (35:25), setting the table for a busy nine-week stretch between now and the end of the regular season. As always, the podcast features a little over an hour of banter, arguing, and plenty of laughter towards some tremendous throwback stories.
12/31/20201 hour, 9 minutes, 34 seconds
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The Whistleblower EP016 | ft. Dave Starman - World Junior Broadcaster

The Whistleblower EP016 - Most college hockey followers know Dave Starman because of his color commentating on TV broadcasts, in addition to his World Junior Championship commentating duties each year. Today we talk to Dave about not only college hockey and WJC but what he projects for the recruiting pipeline in the future in addition his longtime hockey coaching history at all levels from youth to minor pro.
12/30/202037 minutes, 32 seconds
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TJHP EP105 | The Path To NCAA College Hockey

TJHP EP105 – This week’s episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast, Gresko is joined by Nygaard. The guys talk about the NAHL announcement that they are extending the regular season until late May to make up for lost games during the Coronavirus Pandemic. They also discuss the 2021 World Juniors Championship and share our predictions for this years champions. Gresko and Jeff also talk about the path to NCAA College Ice Hockey and how all roads go through Junior Hockey. There was some great content in this week’s episode so make sure you keep sending us any questions or topics that you would like us to discuss on the podcast and as always, thank you for listening!
12/29/202045 minutes, 32 seconds
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The Whistleblower EP015 | Dan Marshall – The Orr Group

The Whistleblower EP015 - Dan Marshall has an extensive hockey resume as national champion Division II hockey player, an American Hockey League head coach and NHL scout. However, he also has a passion for pickin' the guitar and toured with his own band for a number of years in the off season. As a player development professional with The Orr Group, he also owns a music publishing business which means he gets to participate extensively in both his passions. Produced by Brandon Truffa – @BTruffles Follow Us on Twitter: Jeff – @JeffNygaard
12/25/202037 minutes, 28 seconds
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#EShow EP051 | Eyes On January

On this week's episode of the #Eshow we relive a pair of great Brittany stories (6:11), while taking our trip around the EHL and the EHLP. We break down the new scheduling format for the 2nd half of the season (12:25), including each division's road to the Frozen Finals. Then, as always, we wrap things up with an update on the #ECrew Fantasy Challenge (57:49), and how things will shake out down the stretch.
12/24/20201 hour, 16 minutes, 58 seconds
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The Whistleblower EP014 | ft. Craig Barnett - ACHA Executive Director

The Whistleblower EP014 - Jeff discusses a little about the upcoming World Junior Championships and then digs into the reasons why there will be a glut of players looking for college hockey roster spots next year, and where the overflow of players can look to continue their careers.  He welcomes American Collegiate Hockey Association Executive Director Craig Barnett to the show who discusses the ACHA and also the reasons why it can accommodate the pending glut of players.  "Why the ACHA?" will be a big consideration the next two post-pandemic seasons. As always, thank you for listening, we hope you enjoy it and come back next week for more content on the business side of college bound hockey!
12/23/20201 hour
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TJHP EP104 | ft. Gary Astalos - Adrian College Hockey

TJHP EP104 – This week’s episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast, Gresko is joined by Nygaard. The guys talk about the upcoming World Juniors Championships and what the NHL has announced in terms of return to play. Gresko also sat down with Gary Astalos this week to discuss ACHA Hockey and what it is all about. Gresko and Gary discuss recruiting, Adrian College Hockey, and a whole lot more. There was some great content in this week’s episode so make sure you keep sending us any questions or topics that you would like us to discuss on the podcast and as always, thank you for listening!
12/22/20201 hour, 10 minutes, 48 seconds
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#StallTalk EP037 | Rainer's Ridin Solo

#StallTalk EP037 – This week’s episode of #StallTalk, Rainer is ridin solo. He discusses the coronavirus lockdowns, Tiger and Charlie Woods, why barns are red, and much more. We hope you enjoy this week’s episode of #StallTalk and as always, thanks for listening!
12/18/202046 minutes, 4 seconds
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#EShow EP050 | Flight Plan

On this week's episode we review a handful of teams that have already hit the holiday break (27:01), along with the upcoming slate of games leading up to Christmas. We also provide the latest update on the #ECrew Fantasy Challenge (52:10), and discuss how things may play out when we turn over to 2021. However, we kick things off with Joe Doyle (1:09), the Associate Head Coach at the Air Force Academy and the father of an '02 defenseman on the Seahawks Hockey Club.
12/17/20201 hour, 6 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Whistleblower EP013 | ft. Jeff Kolcon - Junior Hockey Advisor

The Whistleblower EP013 – This week’s episode of The Whistleblower, Jeff sits down with Jeff Kolcon, Owner of Junior Hockey Advisor. They discuss the TJHP Division 1 Commitment and Advancement data. They try to explain the data and what it means, ultimately discussing who has the most advancements and what the difference between a commitment and advancement is.  Great conversation that breaks down the data. As always, thank you for listening, we hope you enjoy it and come back next week for more content on the business side of college bound hockey! Produced by Brandon Truffa – @BTruffles Follow Us on Twitter: Jeff – @JeffNygaard
12/16/20201 hour, 2 minutes, 28 seconds
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TJHP EP103 | Does Junior Hockey Burn You Out?

TJHP EP103 – This week’s episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast, Gresko is joined by Nygaard and Rainer. They sit down to discuss what is going on right now and how a lot of Junior Hockey players have a month off during the holiday season. We also talk about how a lot of players get burnt out of hockey after their Junior Hockey careers and end up not playing college hockey. We had a lot of great content in this week’s episode so make sure you keep sending us any questions or topics that you would like us to discuss on the podcast and as always, thank you for listening! Produced by Brandon Truffa - @BTruffles Follow Us on Twitter: Gresko - @GreskoTJHP Jeff - @JeffNygaard Rainer - @RLGlll
12/15/202048 minutes, 45 seconds
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#ESHOW EP049 | Persevering Through Challenge

On this week's episode of the #Eshow, we discuss the sudden reshuffling of the standings in the #ECrew Fantasy Challenge (1:05:39), and preview what's left for game action in 2020 (50:53). However, we kick things off with an exclusive interview (1:00) featuring one of the biggest supporters of the EHL, the Head Ice Hockey Coach at SUNY Brockport, Brian Dickinson.
12/10/20201 hour, 19 minutes, 51 seconds
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The Whistleblower EP012 | ft. Drew Galbraith - Athletic Director Trinity College

The Whistleblower EP012 – This week's episode of The Whistleblower, Jeff sits down with Athletic Director at Trinity College, Drew Galbraith. They had a great discussion about not only hockey, but all sports at the college level and what goes on during a pandemic season. They talk about it all! As always, thank you for listening, we hope you enjoy it and come back next week for more content on the business side of college bound hockey!
12/9/20201 hour, 1 minute, 4 seconds
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TJHP EP102 | ft. Kyle Wallack - Head Coach Of Albertus Magnus

TJHP EP102 – This week’s episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast, Gresko is joined by Jeff Nygaard. They sit down with Head Coach of Albertus Magnus D3 NCAA Ice Hockey Team, Kyle Wallack. They discuss recruiting this season and Kyle discusses how players can get the attention of College Coaches in such a weird hockey season. In this week's episode we talk about the USPHL Hub City and the Whistleblower interview with Bob Turow. We had a lot of great content in this week's episode so make sure you keep sending us any questions or topics that you would like us to discuss on the podcast and as always, thank you for listening!
12/8/202054 minutes, 31 seconds
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#StallTalk EP036 | The PodBoys In A Junior Hockey Bubble

#StallTalk EP036 – This week’s episode of #StallTalk, Pauly and Rainer are joined by Danny and Lounder. They talk about the USPHL Bubble and how they would fit in. They also discuss Deer Hunting and share some funny stories. The boys are just hanging out talking and catching up. We hope you enjoy this week’s episode of #StallTalk and as always, thanks for listening!
12/4/202050 minutes, 13 seconds
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#EShow EP048 | Be The Next

On this week's episode of the #Eshow, we kick things off with an interview featuring Alec Thieda from Next College Student Athlete (1:09), as we discuss the league's new partnership. We take our weekly trip around the EHL and the EHLP (29:46), and talk about the first-ever Thanksgiving Showdown. Finally, we wrap things up with a #ECrew Fantasy Challenge (1:05:21), and break down a tie at the very top of the standings.
12/3/20201 hour, 22 minutes, 37 seconds
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TJHP EP101 | Jeff Nygaard Is Back

TJHP EP101 – This week’s episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast, Gresko is joined by his new cohost, Jeff Nygaard. Jeff is coming back to TJHP after some time away over the past few months. They catch up, discuss the new revamped show outlines for TJHP and what to expect with future episodes. Jeff will also be bringing back his weekly show, The Whistleblower which covers the business side of College Bound Hockey. Episodes drop on Wednesday's so keep an eye out for the first episode. Make sure you keep sending us any questions or topics that you would like us to discuss on the podcast and as always, thank you for listening!
11/30/202048 minutes, 37 seconds
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#StallTalk EP035 | ft. Duncan McGarrah - Telling Some Incredible Stories

#StallTalk EP035 – This week’s episode of #StallTalk, Pauly and Rainer are joined by Duncan McGarrah. Duncan played for Rainer in the 2019-20 season with the Bozeman Ice Dogs. He was the teams captain and shares some crazy stories about his time playing Junior Hockey. Costo also issues an apology for the stuff he said on a podcast a month ago that took some digs at Gresko and the TJHP listeners. We hope you enjoy this week’s episode of #StallTalk and as always, thanks for listening!
11/27/202054 minutes, 9 seconds
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#ESHOW EP047 | Giving Thanks

On this week's episode we preview the first annual Thanksgiving Showdown (2:12) set to take place between the Seahawks Hockey Club and the Walpole Express. Also, in our weekly Around the #Eshow segment (8:15), we discuss what all 18 EHL teams are most thankful for so far this season. As always we cap things off with the #ECrew Fantasy Challenge (53:54), which is taking on a new look as we incorporate in all 68 EHL All-Stars that were announced this past Friday.
11/26/20201 hour, 16 minutes, 21 seconds
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TJHP EP100 | COVID-19 Temporarily Shuts The Door On Hockey

TJHP EP100 – This week’s episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast, Gresko, Rainer and Pauly sit down to go over recent Junior Hockey News. The boys talk about the recent shutdowns across the United States with hockey and COVID-19. Rainer and Gresko also sit down and talk with Andrew Trimble of the New England Wolves in the EHL about what is going on in New Hampshire and how they are unable to leave the state to play teams in their division. Trimble talks about some of the complications they have had so far this season and what they are doing to ensure the boys can play and remain safe. Make sure you keep sending us any questions or topics that you would like us to discuss on the podcast and as always, thank you for listening!
11/23/202049 minutes, 10 seconds
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#StallTalk EP034 | Masters Talk And Catching Up With The Boys

#StallTalk EP034 – This week’s episode of #StallTalk, Pauly and Rainer talk about this years Masters tournament. They also catch up with eachother and talk some Junior Hockey. The boys had some fun on this week’s episode reminiscing the good ole days and what they have been up too. We hope you enjoy this week’s episode of #StallTalk and as always, thanks for listening!
11/20/202030 minutes, 35 seconds
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#EShow EP046 | Made of Steel

On this week's episode of the #Eshow, we announce the new partnership with BioSteel Sports Nutrition (0:39), one of the most trusted brands in both locker rooms and households alike. The #ECrew sends their best wishes to Brian Page (10:10), and discusses the incredible response from the hockey community. We also take our weekly trip around the EHL and the EHLP (8:10), and as always cap things off with our newest set of fantasy selections (42:31).
11/19/20201 hour, 3 minutes, 42 seconds
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#EShow EP045 | Flying Up

On this week's episode of the #Eshow, we kick things off with George Lewis (1:05) the former Head Coach and General Manager of the Philadelphia Little Flyers. We break down a busy week in the EHL and the EHLP (33:58), including an update on the latest state-by-state restrictions and guidelines. Finally, we wrap things up as always, with the #ECrew Fantasy Challenge (1:18:05).
11/12/20201 hour, 33 minutes, 3 seconds
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TJHP EP099 | It's Official - OHL Has Banned Body Checking

TJHP EP099 – This week’s episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast, Gresko, Rainer and Pauly sit down to go over recent Junior Hockey News. The boys talk about the recent OHL news and how they will be banning checking for the 2020-21 season. They also discuss the Mitchell Miller issue and how the Arizona Coyotes got rid of him, and the announcing of the first female head coach, Tina Ciraulo, in the USPHL. Make sure you keep sending us any questions or topics that you would like us to discuss on the podcast and as always, thank you for listening!
11/10/202054 minutes, 7 seconds
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#Stalltalk EP033 | ft. Drew Schenkenberg - Goalie Coach

#StallTalk EP032 – This week’s episode of #StallTalk, Pauly has Drew Schenkenberg on the show to discuss his Junior Career, Goalies and Coaching. The boys had some fun on this week’s episode reminiscing the good ole days of Junior Hockey. We hope you enjoy this week’s episode of #StallTalk and as always, thanks for listening!
11/6/202042 minutes, 57 seconds
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#EShow EP044 | In The Zone

On this week's episode we cover anything and everything, including a discussion on when things may finally return to normal (1:12:25). We also take our weekly trip around the league (33:15), followed by our next set of picks in the #ECrew Fantasy Challenge (1:19:40). However, we kick things off with Brendan Collins (1:02), the Director of Scouting and Co-Founder of Neutral Zone, and cousin of the legendary Travis Roy.
11/5/20201 hour, 42 minutes, 24 seconds
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EShow EP043 | Tending To Business

On this week's episode of the #Eshow, we chat with a pair of alumni in Anthony Del Tufo and Anthony Shrum, two '99 goaltenders who each took different paths through the league and onto NCAA hockey (1:08). This week's episode also includes a breakdown of the latest action in the EHL and the EHLP (32:36), as well as another set of picks for the #ECrew Fantasy Challenge (1:10:48).
10/29/20201 hour, 27 minutes, 9 seconds
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TJHP EP098 | Government Shutdown Of Hockey Is Total BS

TJHP EP098 – This week’s episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast, Gresko, Rainer and Pauly sit down to go over recent Junior Hockey News. They discuss the recent state shutdowns of all hockey rinks in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. They share their opinions on what they believe the rules should be. They also discuss a big topic in Minnesota, will high school players play this season through or make the jump to Junior Hockey due to COVID-19. Make sure you keep sending us any questions or topics that you would like us to discuss on the podcast and as always, thank you for listening!
10/27/202034 minutes, 7 seconds
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#StallTalk EP032 | Back To Basics And Rainer's B&E

#StallTalk EP032 – This week’s episode of #StallTalk, Pauly and Rainer share some old Junior Hockey Stories. Rainer discusses his criminal record and how he kidnapped some former teammates. The boys had some fun on this week's episode reminiscing the good ole days of Junior Hockey. We hope you enjoy this week’s episode of #StallTalk and as always, thanks for listening!
10/23/202054 minutes, 31 seconds
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#EShow EP042 | Equipped For Success

On this week's episode of the #Eshow we break down a week full of parity in the EHL and the EHLP (29:59), a tight race in the #ECrew Fantasy Challenge (1:13:54), and Kyle's upcoming appearance in Aston, PA (1:10:15). However, we kick things off with an interview (1:01) featuring one of the best storytellers in the league, Bob Dalessio, the equipment manager for the Connecticut Chiefs.
10/22/20201 hour, 26 minutes, 2 seconds
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#StallTalk EP031 | Life In The Military After Junior Hockey

#StallTalk EP031 – This week’s episode of #StallTalk, Pauly and Rainer had old teammate who has since joined the Navy. The boys catch up with their former teammate and discuss what he has been doin overseas and how the military has been treating him. We hope you enjoy this week’s episode of #StallTalk and as always, thanks for listening!
10/16/202047 minutes, 39 seconds
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EShow EP041 | Strength In Preparation

On this week's episode of the #Eshow we bring Ryan Garrow and David Rosales back on the podcast for the 2nd time (1:03), to discuss how to train and prepare with a constantly changing game and practice schedule. We also review the previous week in the EHL and EHLP (25:19), with a trip around the league, and get caught up with the #ECrew Fantasy Challenge (1:03:13).
10/15/20201 hour, 16 minutes, 33 seconds
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TJHP EP097 | ft. Andrew Trimble - Discussing Recent Coronavirus Quarantine

TJHP EP097 – This week’s episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast, Gresko and Rainer sit down with Andrew Trimble who is the General Manager and Coach of the New England Wolves in the Eastern Hockey League. They discuss the recent Coronavirus outbreak in the New England area and how it caused the New England Wolves to Quarantine their EHL, EHL Premier, and U16 team. The boys asked Trimble what the process was like, how they found out and what went into the decisions that were made. They had a great conversation about potential coronavirus outbreaks in Junior Hockey and just what exactly goes on behind the scenes. Make sure you keep sending us any questions or topics that you would like us to discuss on the podcast and as always, thank you for listening!
10/12/202050 minutes, 38 seconds
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#StallTalk EP030 | Catching Up With Pro Hockey Player Vinnie Susi

#StallTalk EP030 – This week’s episode of #StallTalk, Pauly and Rainer had Pro Hockey Player Vinnie Susi on the show. The boys catch up with their former teammate and discuss his life in Pro Hockey and what he is expecting this season with the policies and procedures for COVID-19. The boys also discuss recent NHL News and the possibility that TJHP will have a Pond Hockey Team for the upcoming Tournament in Minnesota. We hope you enjoy this week’s episode of #StallTalk and as always, thanks for listening!
10/9/202056 minutes, 54 seconds
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#EShow EP040 | Picture of Passion

On this week's episode of the #Eshow we pay tribute (22:45) to 2015-16 EHL Champion, Ryan Frew. We review the previous week of action in both the EHL and the EHLP (28:01), and shuffle things up with our next set of picks for the #Ecrew Fantasy Challenge (51:05). We also kick things off with an interview featuring Dan and Margaret Hickling (1:01), the league's main photography team for the 2020-21 season.
10/8/20201 hour, 10 minutes, 32 seconds
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TJHP EP096 | No More Body Checking In Hockey!?

TJHP EP096 – This week’s episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast, Gresko sits down with the Pauly and Rainer. They discuss recent Junior Hockey news with the QMJHL changing the fighting penalty from just a 5 minute major, to 15 mins worth of penalties. The boys also discuss the fact that the OHL is contemplating getting rid of body checking and fighting. We had a lot of fun on this weeks episode and we hope you enjoy it! Make sure you keep sending us any questions or topics that you would like us to discuss on the podcast and as always, thank you for listening!
10/5/202037 minutes, 36 seconds
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#StallTalk EP029 | Presidential Debate - Gresko VS Costo

#StallTalk EP029 – This week’s episode of #StallTalk, Pauly and Rainer had Gresko and Costo on to discuss #CostoGate and debate the issues of Costo calling everyone, including our listeners, cowards. Pauly and Rainer take on the role of the moderator and end up making the ultimate decision to see how long of a suspension Costo will get. We hope you enjoy this week’s episode of #StallTalk and as always, thanks for listening!
10/2/202045 minutes, 11 seconds
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Eshow EP039 | To The Nexlevel

On this week's episode of the #Eshow we chat with Tim Madsen (0:59), the President and Owner of Nexlevel Hockey. Nexlevel offers a qualified, experienced staff of advisors to help players navigate Junior and Collegiate hockey. Also in this episode, the #Ecrew breaks down the first month of the season in the EHL and EHLP (27:45), makes their next set of picks for the Fantasy Challenge (56:51), and discusses candidates for the first set of Stars of the Month awards (50:40).
10/1/20201 hour, 14 minutes, 24 seconds
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TJHP EP095 | Quebec Government To Get Rid Of Fighting In QMJHL

TJHP EP095 – This week’s episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast, Gresko sits down with the Rainer. They discuss recent Junior Hockey news with the Quebec Government attempting to diminish fighting in the QMJHL. They also talk about the NHL Playoff "hype" video and how hockey fans took to twitter to say that the NHL should not be glorifying injuries. We had a lot of fun on this weeks episode and we hope you enjoy it! Make sure you keep sending us any questions or topics that you would like us to discuss on the podcast and as always, thank you for listening!
9/28/202053 minutes, 49 seconds
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#StallTalk EP028 | ft. Roderick Hullaby - Gresko Is A Slob And A Muppet

#StallTalk EP028 – This week’s episode of #StallTalk, Pauly, Rainer and Costo are joined by the one and only, Roderick Hullaby. The boys are excited to have on long time TJHP listener to discuss a wide variety of stuff. Roderick chooses sides in the Team #StallTalk vs Team Gresko debate. They also discuss the lack of leadership from Gresko and get a little into Golf caddie stories given Roderick's past in being a professional caddie. We hope you enjoy this week’s episode of #StallTalk and as always, thanks for listening!
9/25/202040 minutes, 13 seconds
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Eshow EP038 | Overcoming The Hurdles

The #Ecrew recaps the first week in the EHL and the EHLP, as teams kick-off their respective 2020-21 campaigns. With each passing week the challenges will continue to arise, as the #Eshow works its way through a season like no other. Since this past week's episode was released, the state-by-state restrictions continue to fluctuate. Every day brings a new hurdle, but the #Eshow is set and ready to overcome each and every one of them.
9/24/20201 hour, 1 minute, 52 seconds
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TJHP EP094 | More NAHL Teams Not Playing 2020-21 Season - What Happens Next?

TJHP EP094 – This week’s episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast, Gresko sits down with the #StallTalk boys, Pauly and Rainer. They discuss the start of the Junior Hockey season and how there has been some changes in the NAHL with more teams going dormant for the 2020-21 season and how Kenai River has decided to move operations from Alaska to Minnesota for the upcoming season. We also talk about training camp and share some stories about our experiences in training camp and the bag skates we endured while playing Junior Hockey. Make sure you keep sending us any questions or topics that you would like us to discuss on the podcast and as always, thank you for listening!
9/21/202040 minutes, 34 seconds
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2020-21 #Eshow Season Preview | Episode 37

The #Ecrew is back with our Season Preview for the 2020-21 campaign. The 8th season of the EHL is set to kick-off this Friday, and while we will be faced with many challenges this upcoming year, the EHL is determined to complete a full regular season and postseason schedule. Episode #37 breaks down the different state-by-state restrictions in the #Eshow, and includes our fantasy set of picks for the 2020-21 #Ecrew Fantasy Challenge.
9/17/202056 minutes, 23 seconds
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TJHP EP093 | Junior Hockey Players Are Reporting For Training Camp - What's Going On?

TJHP EP093 – This week’s episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast, Gresko sits down with the #StallTalk boys, Pauly and Rainer. They discuss the start of the Junior Hockey season and how players are starting to report for camp. We dive into the protocols set in place and what the overall "mood" is with teams and players during this pandemic. We also talk about some questionable hits in the 2020 NHL Playoffs. Make sure you keep sending us any questions or topics that you would like us to discuss on the podcast and as always, thank you for listening!
9/14/202056 minutes, 49 seconds
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#StallTalk EP027 | Rainer Is No Longer Homeless

#StallTalk EP027 – This week’s episode of #StallTalk, Pauly and Rainer are joined by Costo. The boys discuss NHL News and catch up on all things hockey. They also talk about how Rainer is no longer homeless and how it is going living with Costo. The boys share some stories, as always, and discuss . We hope you enjoy this week’s episode of #StallTalk and as always, thanks for listening!
9/11/20201 hour, 13 minutes, 50 seconds
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TJHP EP092 | ft. Neil Ravin - EHL Director of Communications

TJHP EP092 – This week’s episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast, Gresko sits down with Neil Ravin who is the Director of Communications for the Eastern Hockey League (EHL). Gresko and Neil discuss all things EHL and most importantly this upcoming 2020-21 season and just how things are changing. We also dive into the ending of last season due to Coronavirus and what went into making the decision to end the season without crowning a champion. Neil also answers some questions that we have had recently with just how things will change and how hockey can continue with strict guidelines and policies in place. This was a great interview and filled with great information.  Make sure you keep sending us any questions or topics that you would like us to discuss on the podcast and as always, thank you for listening!
9/7/202051 minutes, 38 seconds
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#StallTalk EP026 | Desk Boy Danny

#StallTalk EP026 – This week’s episode of #StallTalk, Pauly and Rainer are joined by Costo. The boys discuss their travels and roadtrip to Bozeman to get ready for the 2020-21 season. They also talk about the new apartment that Rainer got and how it has a golf simulator. The boys share some stories, as always, and discuss future golf bets. We hope you enjoy this week’s episode of #StallTalk and as always, thanks for listening!
9/4/20201 hour, 10 minutes, 29 seconds
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TJHP EP091 | Corpus Christi IceRays Suspending Season 7 Days After Main Camp

TJHP EP091 – This week’s episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast, Gresko sits down with Pauly and Rainer. The boys discuss the recent news that the NAHL Corpus Christi IceRays have cancelled their season and how they did so just 7 days after they held their Main Camp which cost each of the 100+ players $420. We discuss what we believe happened and share our opinions on the entire thing. We also answer a listener question about where to play next season. Make sure you keep sending us any questions or topics that you would like us to discuss on the podcast and as always, thank you for listening!
8/31/20201 hour, 5 minutes, 56 seconds
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#StallTalk EP025 | ft. A True Moron Who Sucks At Golf – Matthew Shupert

#StallTalk EP025 – This week’s episode of #StallTalk, Pauly is joined by Matthew Shupert. Matt comes on the show to talk about his career and golf.  Pauly and Matt also discuss the NHL a little and the Playoffs. Matt gets a little too comfortable and takes shots at Rainer and Gresko. They also catch up and talk about their Junior Hockey careers together. We hope you enjoy this week’s episode of #StallTalk and as always, thanks for listening!
8/28/202040 minutes, 15 seconds
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TJHP EP090 | There Is No Way That Junior Hockey Will Start Back Up In 2020

TJHP EP090 – This week’s episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast, Gresko sits down with Pauly and Rainer. The boys discuss recent updates in the rules in each state across the United States. With the rules set in place right now, we just don't see junior hockey starting back up in 2020. We break it all down and share our opinions on what we believe will happen in the Junior Hockey world. We also talk about the video that surfaced of a youth hockey coach teaching his players how to fight. Make sure you keep sending us any questions or topics that you would like us to discuss on the podcast and as always, thank you for listening!
8/24/20201 hour, 51 seconds
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#StallTalk EP024 | Catching Up With Pro Hockey Player Vinnie Susi

#StallTalk EP024 - This week's episode of #StallTalk, Rainer and Pauly are joined by former teammate Vinnie Susi. Susi is currently playing Pro hockey and they discuss what it is like and how different it is from Junior Hockey. They also catch up and talk about their Junior Hockey careers together. We hope you enjoy this week's episode of #StallTalk and as always, thanks for listening!
8/21/202038 minutes, 18 seconds
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TJHP EP089 | NAHL Can't Survive Without Fans

TJHP EP089 - This week's episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast, Gresko sits down with Pauly and Rainer. The boys discuss the recent announcements from an NAHL General Manager about next season and how they cannot afford to have a season without fans. We share our opinions on some junior hockey news and what we think next season will look like. Make sure you keep sending us any questions or topics that you would like us to discuss on the podcast and as always, thank you for listening!
8/10/202058 minutes, 37 seconds
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#StallTalk EP023 | ft. Ryley Cook - MN High School Hockey and Junior Hockey Lifestyle

#StallTalk EP023 - This week's episode of #StallTalk, Rainer and Pauly are joined by Ryley Cook and the boys talk about Minnesota High School Hockey, the Big Nine, Masters, and more. They also share their experiences with Junior Hockey and where it has taken them. We hope you enjoy this week's episode of #StallTalk and as always, thanks for listening!
8/7/202037 minutes, 23 seconds
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TJHP EP088 | WE ARE BACK - Discussing Everything Going On In The World Of Junior Hockey

TJHP EP088 - In this weeks episode the boys return from a month off and discuss all the things that have been happening in Junior Hockey from 2019-20 commitment numbers to the status of Junior Hockey for the 2020-21 season. The boys discuss it all. As always, thanks for listening and we hope you enjoy!
8/3/202049 minutes, 39 seconds
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TJHP EP087 | Junior Hockey News And TJHP Plans For The Future

TJHP EP087 - This week's episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast, Gresko sits down with Pauly and Rainer. The boys discuss the recent news about the former WSHL El Paso Rhinos making the change and joining the NA3HL this upcoming season and having an NAHL team for the 2021-22 season. We share our opinions on some junior hockey news and what we think next season will look like. We also share an announcement for the future of TJHP and what we have planned for next season. Make sure you keep sending us any questions or topics that you would like us to discuss on the podcast and as always, thank you for listening!
6/22/202032 minutes, 32 seconds
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TJHP EP086 | Should The WSHL Even Try To Make A Comeback For The 2021-22 Season

TJHP EP086 - This week's episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast, Gresko sits down with Pauly and Rainer. The boys discuss the recent news surrounding the WSHL and that they are cancelling the season for 2020-21 and plan to make a comeback for the 2021-22 season. They discuss whether or not the WSHL should even comeback or just call it quits and so much more. Make sure you keep sending us any questions or topics that you would like us to discuss on the podcast and as always, thank you for listening!
6/8/20201 hour, 6 minutes, 34 seconds
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#StallTalk EP022 | The End Of The WSHL... For Now

#StallTalk EP022 - This week's episode of #StallTalk, Rainer and Pauly are joined by Costo and the boys talk about Golf and also share their viewpoints on everything that happened with the WSHL and whether or not they will ever make it back. We hope you enjoy this week's episode of #StallTalk and as always, thanks for listening!
6/5/202032 minutes, 59 seconds
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#StallTalk EP021 | NCAA Hockey Player Tyler Forest Explains How He Poisoned The PodBoys

#StallTalk EP021 - This week's episode of #StallTalk, Rainer and Pauly are joined by Tyler Forest and Trey McMillem. Tyler and Trey played NCAA college hockey together and come on to tell some of the wildest stories. The boys also used to play against Tyler Forest back in their Junior Hockey days and ended up getting CO2 poisoning while playing Tyler Forest's team, the Dells Ducks. They discuss it all and the boys have a great time recording this one. We hope you enjoy this week's episode of #StallTalk and as always, thanks for listening!
5/29/20201 hour, 4 minutes, 14 seconds
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TJHP EP085 | Answering Listener Questions On How To Communicate With Scouts And Coaches

TJHP EP085 - This week's episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast, Gresko sits down with Pauly and Rainer. The boys take some listener questions revolving around how to get scouted in a pandemic and the USPHL Showcase happening in June 2020. We talk about recent news and everything going on in the Junior Hockey Landscape. Make sure you keep sending us any questions or topics that you would like us to discuss on the podcast and as always, thank you for listening!
5/25/202049 minutes, 2 seconds
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#StallTalk EP020 | Rainer Gets Into It With Gresko

#StallTalk EP020 - This week's episode of #StallTalk, Rainer and Pauly are joined by Gresko and Susi as they discuss recent news in Junior Hockey with the WSHL losing teams everyday. They also share some stories from their own days of playing Junior Hockey with the best pranks, locker room discussions and stories. We hope you enjoy this week's episode of #StallTalk and as always, thanks for listening!
5/22/202052 minutes, 40 seconds
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TJHP EP084 | Return of Jeff Nygaard And What Junior Hockey Looks Like Next Season

TJHP EP084 - This week's episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast, Gresko sits down with Pauly, Rainer and Jeff Nygaard. The boys discuss what next season could look like and how junior hockey leagues can survive. We also discuss coronavirus and the impact it has on junior hockey and how the protocols set in place could effect the overall junior hockey experience.. Make sure you keep sending us any questions or topics that you would like us to discuss on the podcast and as always, thank you for listening!
5/18/202058 minutes, 36 seconds
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#StallTalk EP019 | The Boys Tell Embarrassing Story About Gresko

#StallTalk EP019 - This week's episode of #StallTalk, Rainer and Pauly where they share a recent story about Gresko, which might be the worst thing to ever happen to him. They also talk about golf and the recent events in the hockey world. We hope you enjoy this week's episode of #StallTalk and as always, thanks for listening!
5/15/202031 minutes, 39 seconds
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TJHP EP083 | Brendan Leipsic And A Great Lesson For Young Hockey Players

TJHP EP083 - This week's episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast, Gresko sits down with Pauly and Rainer to discuss the recent news about Washington Capital forward, Brendan Leipsic and the disgusting group chat messages that recently came to light. We also discuss COVID-19 and how golf is saving us during quarantine. Make sure you keep sending us any questions or topics that you would like us to discuss on the podcast and as always, thank you for listening!
5/12/202053 minutes
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TJHP EP082 | Steph Heisler And Conspiracy Theories With The Boys

TJHP EP082 - This week's episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast, Gresko sits down with Pauly and Hoff to talk about conspiracy theories and the coronavirus. We talk about random stuff just like we would in the locker room after practice each morning. Pauly and Hoff also question Gresko on why he dislikes Stephen Heisler. Make sure you keep sending us any questions or topics that you would like us to discuss on the podcast and as always, thank you for listening!
5/4/20201 hour, 7 minutes, 23 seconds
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TJHP EP081 | ft. Pete Kamman - Owner of Elevated Hockey

TJHP EP081 - This week's episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast, Gresko and Rainer sit down with owner of Elevated Hockey, USA Hockey Coach-in-Chief for Montana, and ACHA Coach for Montana State University, Pete Kamman. We had a great discussion about USA Hockey, ACHA Hockey, training, and what players should be doing this offseason. We also talked about the correct ways to get in contact with college coaches in order to make the jump to college hockey. We had a great conversation with Pete and he shared an abundance of hockey knowledge that any player/parent would benefit from. Make sure you keep sending us any questions or topics that you would like us to discuss on the podcast and as always, thank you for listening!
4/27/202054 minutes, 46 seconds
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#StallTalk EP018 | ft. Trey McMillen - Transistioning From Tier 3 To NCAA Ice Hockey

#StallTalk EP018 - This week's episode of #StallTalk, Rainer, Pauly and Sus sit down with Trey McMillen and discuss Trey's career in Junior Hockey and growing up in Texas. The boys also discuss Trey's college career and the transition from Tier 3 to NCAA Hockey. The boys enjoyed catching up with Trey and sharing some memories. We hope you enjoy this week's episode of #StallTalk and as always, thanks for listening!
4/24/20201 hour, 16 minutes, 47 seconds
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TJHP EP080 | Discussing The USPHL Expansion And What Happens To The WSHL

TJHP EP080 - This week's episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast, Gresko sits down with Pauly and Rainer. The boys discuss the recent news where the USPHL has taken 8 teams from the WSHL and now has a a west coast division. We talk about all the details and what we believe is going to happen to the WSHL going forward. Make sure you keep sending us any questions or topics that you would like us to discuss on the podcast. Thank you for listening!
4/22/202054 minutes, 22 seconds
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#StallTalk EP017 | Transitioning From World Juniors To Pro Hockey With Dominik Bogdziul

#StallTalk EP017 - This week's episode of #StallTalk, Rainer and Pauly sit down with Dominik Bogdziul and they discuss his playing career and how he ended up playing World Juniors and eventually landing himself on a professional roster. They shared some stories and talked about the lifestyle of Junior Hockey. We hope you enjoy this week's episode of #StallTalk and as always, thanks for listening!
4/17/202052 minutes, 47 seconds
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TJHP EP079 | Making the Decision Between AAA and Tier 3 Junior Hockey

TJHP EP079 - This week's episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast, Gresko sits down with Pauly and Rainer. The boys answer some listener questions surround the path through Junior Hockey along with discussing whether to play 18U AAA or Junior Hockey. We share our personal experiences and what we believe should go into making that decision. Make sure you keep sending us any questions or topics that you would like us to discuss on the podcast. Thank you for listening!
4/14/202049 minutes, 10 seconds
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#StallTalk EP016 |The Boys Discuss The Best Hockey Sticks Ever Made

#StallTalk EP016 - This week's episode of #StallTalk, Rainer and Pauly sit down with Vinnie Susi and they discuss their favorite hockey sticks and what they believe are the best sticks ever made. The boys also talk about cooking and trying to find new hobbies during quarantine. We hope you enjoy this week's episode of #StallTalk and as always, thanks for listening!
4/10/202029 minutes, 5 seconds
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TJHP EP078 | What Next Season Could Look Like For Junior Hockey

TJHP EP078 - This week's episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast, Gresko sits down with Pauly and Rainer. The boys talk about Golf and Rainer's recent round where he "supposedly" scored an 80. We also talk about quarantine and what has been going on with the coronavirus. We share our opinions on the upcoming 2020-21 season and what we believe will happen to Junior Hockey. We have provided COVID-19 resource links below. Make sure you keep sending us any questions or topics that you would like us to discuss on the podcast. Thank you for listening!
4/6/20201 hour, 9 minutes, 7 seconds
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#StallTalk EP015 | Talking Golf With The Boys And Rainers Quarantine Outfit

#StallTalk EP015 - This week's episode of #StallTalk, Rainer and Pauly sit down with Vinnie Susi and Chadd Lounder and discuss everything that is happening with Coronavirus, social distancing and quarantine life, and Rainer's quarantine sweatpants that he hasn't changed out of in a few weeks. They also discuss golf and everything else that is going on in their lives. We hope you enjoy this week's episode of #StallTalk and as always, thanks for listening!
4/3/202058 minutes, 37 seconds
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TJHP EP077 | The Boys Are Starting To Go Crazy In Quarantine

TJHP EP077 - This week's episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast, Gresko sits down with Pauly and Rainer. The guys talk about how they are starting to go crazy in quarantine and need to get outside and back to normalcy. A lot is effected in the Junior Hockey world with the COVID-19 Pandemic, and we discuss it all. We have provided COVID-19 resource links below. Make sure you keep sending us any questions or topics that you would like us to discuss on the podcast. Thank you for listening!
3/30/202059 minutes, 10 seconds
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#StallTalk EP014 | Discussing Quarantine Life and The Federal League

#StallTalk EP014 - This week's episode of #StallTalk, Rainer and Pauly sit down with Vinnie Susi and discuss everything that is happening with Coronavirus, social distancing and quarantine life. They break it all down and have some fun with it while also discussing the Federal Hockey League, where Sus is currently playing. We hope you enjoy this week's episode of #StallTalk and as always, thanks for listening!
3/27/202051 minutes, 13 seconds
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TJHP EP076 | What Happens To Recruiting In Junior Hockey With Coronavirus Outbreak

TJHP EP076 - This week's episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast, Gresko sits down with Pauly, Hoff, Rainer and Jeff. The guys talk about the Coronavirus and how it has impacted Junior Hockey in terms of recruiting and college commitments/advancements. We update you on all the league news from canceling to pausing the remainder of seasons. A lot is effected in the Junior Hockey world with the COVID-19 Pandemic, and we discuss it all. We have provided COVID-19 resource links below. Make sure you keep sending us any questions or topics that you would like us to discuss on the podcast. Thank you for listening!
3/23/20201 hour, 12 minutes, 56 seconds
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The Whistleblower EP011 | ft. Jason Kersner - Owner/Head Coach Skipjacks Hockey Academy

The Whistleblower EP011 - Jeff talks with Jason Kersner, who along with his brother, Jared, ushered in "academy" hockey at the 15U, 16U and 18U level seven years ago. They discuss how the idea came about and they how and why of it becoming the next big thing for Tier I hockey.
3/21/202051 minutes, 35 seconds
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#StallTalk EP013 | Coronavirus Update and Pauly's Chaotic Trip To Vail

#StallTalk EP013 - This week's episode of #StallTalk, Rainer and Pauly sit down with Danny Armstrong and discuss everything that is happening with Coronavirus and Pauly's insnae trip to Vail Colorado. They break it all down and have some fun with it. We hope you enjoy this week's episode of #StallTalk and as always, thanks for listening!
3/20/202044 minutes, 36 seconds
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TJHP EP075 | Coronavirus Update And The Impact On Junior Hockey

TJHP EP075 - This week's episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast, Gresko sits down with Pauly and Hoff. The guys talk about the Coronavirus and how it has impacted Junior Hockey. We update you on all the league news from cancelling to pausing the remainder of seasons. The boys go a little off the rail and discuss everything about the Coronavirus and what is happening to what could potentially happen. Make sure you keep sending us any questions or topics that you would like us to discuss on the podcast. Thank you for listening!
3/16/20201 hour, 19 minutes, 45 seconds
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The Whistleblower EP010 | ft. Mark Frankenfeld - NAHL Commissioner & President

The Whistleblower EP010 - After another week off the Whistleblower returns with a vengeance by securing a sit-down with Mark Frankenfeld, who is the dean of USA Junior Hockey commissioners. Mark shares his experience and wisdom about Junior hockey past, present and future.
3/11/20201 hour, 13 minutes, 23 seconds
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#StallTalk EP012 | The Lifelong 'Family' Bonds That Junior Hockey Creates

#StallTalk EP012 - This week's episode of #StallTalk, Rainer and Pauly discuss the family bonds that are created from Junior Hockey. You don't understand the atmosphere of Junior Hockey until you experience it. The boys also talk about Junior Hockey playoffs and the excitement that it brings. They break it all down and have some fun with it. We hope you enjoy this weeks episode of #StallTalk and as always, thanks for listening!
3/6/20201 hour, 5 minutes, 15 seconds
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TJHP EP074 | The End Of A 10 Year Junior Hockey Coaching Career

TJHP EP074 - This week's episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast, Gresko sits down with Pauly, Jeff and Hoff. The guys talk about Hoff's career and how he is ending his 10 year career behind the bench. We discuss all the shenanigans that took place throughout his career and some of the biggest changes he has seen since the start of his career in the game of Junior Hockey. We definitely had some fun in this week's episode, so make sure you keep sending us any questions or topics that you would like us to discuss on the podcast. Thank you for listening!
3/2/202057 minutes, 7 seconds
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#StallTalk EP011 | Goalie Dropping Haymakers In Postgame Handshake

#StallTalk EP011 - This week's episode of #StallTalk, Rainer and Pauly discuss golf, ebug nerves and the goalie that punched the opposing goalie in the face during the post game handshake. They break it all down and have some fun with it. We hope you enjoy this weeks episode of #StallTalk and as always, thanks for listening!
2/28/202048 minutes, 1 second
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The Whistleblower EP009 | ft. Rocky Russo - NAHL Head Coach & Former EHL Head Coach

The Whistleblower EP009 - Rocky Russo shares his experience and opinion on how he recruits and compiles rosters at the NAHL level, where is is currently head coach of the Amarillo Bulls, and at the Tier III level where he was head coach with the Philadelphia Little Flyers. He has great advice and good information on how those teams are ultimately put together.
2/26/20201 hour, 11 minutes, 16 seconds
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TJHP EP073 | NA3HL Player Commits To NCAA Division 1 - Quinnipiac University

TJHP EP073 - This week's episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast, Gresko sits down with Pauly and Rainer. The guys talk about how Seamus Campbell of the St. Louis Jr Blues committed to Quinnipiac University at the NCAA Division 1 Level. They also discuss the email that Elite Prospects received from a former College player and just how unreal the response was. We definitely had some fun in this week's episode, so make sure you keep sending us any questions or topics that you would like us to discuss on the podcast. Thank you for listening!
2/24/202050 minutes, 27 seconds
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The Whistleblower EP008 | ft. Gene Binda - NCAA Division I and Junior Hockey Referee In Chief

The Whistleblower EP008 - In this week's episode of The Whistleblower Jeff Nygaard talks with Gene Binda, who serves as referee-in-chief, supervisor and scheduler for dozens of leagues and organizations on the East Coast including all levels of the USPHL, NCDC and Eastern Hockey League.
2/19/202056 minutes, 48 seconds
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TJHP EP072 | Tier III Junior Hockey - What League Advances The Most Players

TJHP EP072 - This week's episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast, Gresko sits down with Pauly and Jeff. The guys answer some listener questions and discuss topics that have been sent in. We talked about Junior Hockey Camps and how to navigate the off season and choose what tryouts to attend. We also discussed Tier III NCAA Advancement numbers and broke down the EHL, NA3HL, USPHL, and WSHL and shared just how many players end up in an NCAA program. We had some fun in this week's episode, so make sure you keep sending us any questions or topics that you would like us to discuss on the podcast. Thank you for listening!
2/17/20201 hour, 9 seconds
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#StallTalk EP010 | Some Of The Most Insane Junior Hockey Stories

#StallTalk EP010 - This week's episode of #StallTalk, Rainer and Pauly sit down with an old teammate of both Pauly and Rainer. The boys get into some crazy Junior Hockey stories and the nonsense that went down during their careers. We hope you enjoy this weeks episode of #StallTalk and as always, thanks for listening!
2/7/20201 hour, 13 minutes, 19 seconds
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The Whistleblower EP007 | ft. Nathan Bowen - Founder Of Total Package Hockey

The Whistleblower EP007 - In this week's episode of The Whistleblower Jeff Nygaard talks with Nathan Bowen, who is the Founder of Total Package Hockey. Nathan discusses his career and where the great sport of hockey has taken him. He offers a ton of great insight and experience regarding the Junior hockey process and how it relates to being recruited. As always, thanks for listening and we hope you enjoy listening to this week's episode!
2/5/20201 hour, 5 minutes, 37 seconds
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TJHP EP071 | Discussing The Worst Team Names In Junior Hockey And The WSHL Incident

TJHP EP071 - This week's episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast, Gresko sits down with Hoff and Jeff. The guys discuss the recent video that surfaced involving the WSHL Alberta's Hinton Timberwolves and the Meadow Lake Mustangs, where the coach of the Timberwolves started swinging a stick at a fan leaning over the glass behind the bench. We also talk about NCAA Division I Commitment Updates and what league/organization players are committing from. We had some fun in this week's episode, so make sure you keep sending us any questions or topics that you would like us to discuss on the podcast. Thank you for listening!
2/3/202051 minutes, 12 seconds
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#StallTalk EP009 | Discussing The Folding Of Junior Hockey Teams And The Effect It Has

#StallTalk EP009 - This week's episode of #StallTalk, Rainer and Pauly sit down with Danny Armstrong and discuss the recent events in the WSHL, with Coaches fighting with fans and the fact that 3 teams have folded during the 2019-20 season. They also talk about officiating and a whole bunch of stuff. We hope you enjoy this weeks episode of #StallTalk and as always, thanks for listening!
1/31/202044 minutes, 49 seconds
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The Whistleblower EP006 | ft. Bob Thornton - Director Of 16U & 18U Westchester Express

The Whistleblower EP006 - In this week's episode of The Whistleblower, Jeff Nygaard and Bob Thornton, director of the 16U & 18U program with the Westchester (N.Y.) Express, discussed the changes in Junior and Midget hockey over the past 15 years, "The Path" to college and anecdotes about the old times in the minor leagues and the Atlantic Junior Hockey League. Bob is also an NHL agent with the Orr Group and he offers his views on family advisors, agents and many other things.
1/29/202055 minutes, 36 seconds
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TJHP EP070 | The PodBoys Are Back and Pauly Gets Chirped On Facebook

TJHP EP070 - This week's episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast, Gresko sits down with Pauly and Rainer who host TJHP's weekly segment, #StallTalk. The PodBoys discuss the idea of eliminating the Import Restriction in Junior Hockey, the TJHP Golf Outing, Pauly gets chirped on Facebook. Make sure you keep sending us any questions or topics that you would like us to discuss on the podcast. Thank you for listening!
1/27/202049 minutes, 4 seconds
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#StallTalk EP008 | ft. Vinnie Susi - Transitioning From Playing To Coaching In Junior Hockey

#StallTalk EP008 - This week's episode of #StallTalk, Rainer and Pauly sit down with old teammate and one of the boys, Vinnie Susi. They discussed Susi's career and how he went from playing 5 years of Junior Hockey, to coaching, and then re-entered the game and is now playing professional hockey. The boys also shared some junior hockey stories and of course, they get a little weird. We hope you enjoy this new series and thanks for listening!
1/24/20201 hour, 15 minutes, 11 seconds
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The Whistleblower EP005 | ft. Nick "Pauly" Paulson

The Whistleblower EP005 - In this week's episode of The Whistleblower, Jeff Nygaard and Nick Paulson, from TJHP Stall Talk fame, discuss Nick's path through youth and Junior hockey and how it helped him in life, even though he decided against a NCAA hockey career.
1/22/202056 minutes, 5 seconds
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TJHP EP069 | WSHL Takes Over Failing Organization

TJHP EP069 - This week's episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast, Gresko sits down with Jeff Nygaard, host of The Whistleblower Podcast. They discuss NA3HL St. Louis Jr. Blues forward Seamus Campbell on making it to the NHL Central Scouting List. They also talk about the WSHL Oklahoma City Blazers' owner Gary Gill on relinquishing possession of the team after the Christmas break and how the league has taken over operations of the franchise. Make sure you keep sending us any questions or topics that you would like us to discuss on the podcast. Thank you for listening!
1/20/202048 minutes, 43 seconds
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#StallTalk EP007 | Going From The NA3HL To The NHL

#StallTalk EP007 - This week's episode of #StallTalk, Rainer and Pauly sit down and discuss the Lucic and Kassian and the Battle of Alberta. They also talk about the St. Louis Jr Blues NA3HL player that has made the NHL Central Scouting List. This week's episode is packed full of stuff, so hope you enjoy! We hope you enjoy this new series and thanks for listening!
1/17/202049 minutes, 19 seconds
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TJHP EP068 | Discussing The Newly Implemented NCDC Draft Rules With #StallTalk PodBoys

TJHP EP068 - This week's episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast we had the #StallTalk boys join Gresko. We discussed what has been going on with #StallTalk and why Gresko keeps getting randomly chirped on social. We also discuss the NCDC and their newly implemented draft rules where they must draft USPHL Premier players each year. We also share our opinions on the Kassian/Tkachuk issues that occurred during the latest Flames vs Oilers game. We had some fun recording this one, so make sure you keep sending us any questions or topics that you would like us to discuss on the podcast. Thank you for listening!
1/13/202057 minutes, 26 seconds
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The Whistleblower EP004 | ft. Jess Myers - College Hockey Writer

The Whistleblower EP004 - In this week's episode of The Whistleblower, Jeff Nygaard is joined by Jess Myers who is a longtime college hockey writer who currently covers the Minnesota Gophers hockey program for The Rink Live, which is a Forum Communications endeavor. Jess has written for Minnesota Hockey, served on the editorial board for USA Hockey and worked as a freelance NHL and college writer for the Associated Press. Most importantly, Jess is a fellow 218 area coder from northwest Minnesota which allows him and Jeff to swap stories about small town hockey "back in the day."
1/8/20201 hour, 13 minutes, 47 seconds
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TJHP EP067 | Answering Listener Questions About The Junior Hockey Landscape

TJHP EP067 - This week's episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast we decided to answer listener questions. We answered questions surrounding non traditional hockey markets, leaving home for juniors, NAHL tenders, the NCDC, NCAA Division III hockey, and so much more. We enjoyed having our listeners send in questions so make sure you keep sending us any questions or topics that you would like us to discuss on the podcast. Thank you for listening!
1/6/202053 minutes, 29 seconds
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TJHP EP066 | The Best Of 2019

TJHP EP066 - This week's episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast we decided to put together a show that consists of all our top Moments, Topics and Guests from this past year, 2019. We have had a ton of great guests and have been able to talk hockey with some of the biggest names in the hockey world. We are grateful to have such a loyal and awesome fan base that enjoys what we are doing. We hope that we can continue to grow in 2020 and offer more original content that can help you not only navigate the Junior Hockey Landscape, but understand what goes on behind the scenes. Again, thank you for all the support and we hope you enjoy this compilation of some of our favorite moments! Send us any questions or topics that you would like us to discuss on this subject or any other. Thank you!
12/30/20193 hours, 12 minutes, 4 seconds
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#StallTalk EP004 | IIHF World Junior Championship

#StallTalk EP003 - This week's episode of #StallTalk, Rainer and Pauly discuss the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship and all things Junior Hockey. We hope you enjoy this new series and thanks for listening!
12/27/201934 minutes, 13 seconds
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The Whistleblower EP003 | ft. Keith Kaval - NAHL Director Of Officiating

The Whistleblower EP003 - In this week's episode of The Whistleblower, Jeff Nygaard is joined by Keith Kaval who is the NAHL/NA3HL Director Of Officiating. Keith discusses his role with USA Hockey's only Tier II Junior hockey league and an in-depth look at how he recruits, coaches and helps push on-ice officials up the ladder of development. The two also share some old war stories from Junior and minor league officiating experiences.
12/25/20191 hour, 8 minutes, 34 seconds
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TJHP EP065 | Breaking Down The Data Of How Players Get To The USHL

TJHP EP065 - This week's episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast, Gresko is joined by Jeff. We discuss the data that Jeff broke down in our The Path To The United States Hockey League article and talk about where exactly players in the USHL are coming from. We attempt to give some insight on where to play and the path at which we are seeing current USHL players taking. We also talk about officiating in today's game and touch lightly on our thoughts of the NA3HL Showcase and all that went down. Send us any questions or topics that you would like us to discuss on this subject or any other. Thank you for listening and supporting TJHP!
12/23/201956 minutes, 35 seconds
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#StallTalk EP003 | 2019 NA3HL Showcase - The Good And The Bad

#StallTalk EP003 - This week's episode of #StallTalk, Rainer, Pauly, and Costo talk about the NA3HL showcase and share their thoughts on the weekend. This was a live recording and the boys had some fun talking about the off ice shenanigans that went down in Minnesota. We hope you enjoy this new series and thanks for listening!
12/20/20191 hour, 19 minutes, 47 seconds
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The Whistleblower EP002 | Imbalance Of Power In Junior Hockey

The Whistleblower EP002 - In this week's episode of The Whistleblower, Jeff Nygaard is joined by Jeff Kolcon who is the creator of the Junior Hockey Advisor, to discuss the historical context regarding recent abuse allegations in hockey, mostly brought about by former NHL player Daniel Carcillo. Jeff and Jeff also discuss how easy it is to have an imbalance of power in a Junior hockey organization.
12/18/20191 hour, 7 minutes, 40 seconds
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TJHP EP064 | Our Thoughts On The Culture Of Hockey Abuse

TJHP EP064 - This week's episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast, Gresko is joined by Jeff. We discuss the recent events that have hit the hockey world that include abuse and the way that coaches have treated players. We share our opinions on what is going on and how it effects not only the Junior Hockey landscape but the overall world of hockey. Send us any questions or topics that you would like us to discuss on this subject or any other. Thank you for listening and supporting TJHP!
12/16/201954 minutes, 58 seconds
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#StallTalk EP002 | Rainer and Pauly Share Memories and Discuss The Culture of Junior Hockey

#StallTalk EP002 - This week's episode of #StallTalk, Rainer and Pauly share some of their own personal memories from when they played Junior Hockey. They also talk about the junior hockey culture and what is important to players. We hope you enjoy this new series and thanks for listening!
12/13/20191 hour, 7 minutes, 7 seconds
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The Whistleblower EP001 | Junior Hockey Advisor & War Stories ft. Jeff Kolcon

The Whistleblower EP001 - In this week's episode of The Whistleblower, Jeff Nygaard is joined by Jeff Kolcon who is creator of the Junior Hockey Advisor, which is going to be a source of information for advisors, players and parents. Jeff K. is attempting to put together a certification standard for player advisors while also providing in-depth information about "the path" to college and professional hockey.
12/11/20191 hour, 2 minutes, 17 seconds
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TJHP EP063 | What You Should Get Out Of Your Junior Hockey Tuition Fees

TJHP EP063 - This weeks episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast, Gresko is joined by Jeff and Hoff. We discuss the overall topic of Tuition fees and what to look for in an organization. We cover ice time, facilities, off ice, trainers, nutrition, education, and a lot more! We hope you enjoy this week's episode. Send us any questions or topics that you would like us to discuss on this subject or any other. Thank you for listening and supporting TJHP!
12/9/201951 minutes
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#StallTalk EP001 | Junior Hockey Stories ft. Chadd Lounder

#StallTalk EP001 - This weeks episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast, Rainer and Pauly are joined by Chadd Lounder. The boys share some stories and talk about their careers in Junior Hockey. Hope you enjoy this new series and thanks for listening!
12/6/20191 hour, 3 minutes, 39 seconds
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TJHP EP062 | Top Junior Hockey Organizations That Will Help You Commit To NCAA Hockey

TJHP EP062 -  This weeks episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast, Gresko is joined by Jeff. We discuss the recent articles that TJHP has published surrounding all the data that we have broken down considering NCAA D1, D2, and D3 commitments and advancements. We talk about all the data and share why this information is so important for junior hockey players and parents to understand when deciding on where to play. Commitment data can always be skewed, TJHP takes this opportunity to dive deep and pull accurate data that shows exactly what organizations are responsible for placing these players into college. We hope you enjoy this week's episode. Send us any questions or topics that you would like us to discuss on this subject or any other. Thank you for listening and supporting TJHP!
12/2/201946 minutes, 24 seconds
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TJHP EP061 | What Is Happening To Junior Hockey ft. Jeff Nygaard

TJHP EP061 -  This weeks episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast, Gresko is joined by Jeff. We discuss the recent incident that happened in the WSHL between the El Paso Rhinos and the Dallas Snipers where a player was knocked unconscious in an altercation. We talk about everything that took place and the suspension that was handed down to the player by the league and the El Paso organization. Jeff and Gresko also discuss social media and how it relates to this incident. We share our opinions on fighting in Junior Hockey and whether we believe it should be outlawed or not. Jeff also interviews Gresko and discuss his personal playing career and how he went about deciding on where to play each year. We break it all down this week, we hope you enjoy this episode and as always, thanks for listening!
11/25/201959 minutes, 58 seconds
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TJHP EP060 | Our Thoughts On The Firing Of Don Cherry

TJHP EP060 -  This weeks episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast, Gresko is joined by Pauly and Rainer. We discuss the recent firing of Don Cherry and share our viewpoints on whether he should have been fired or not. We also share some Junior Hockey stories from our time playing together and the non sense that occurred. The boys also share what we believe the most embarrassing moments for a goaltender are in the game of hockey. We hope you enjoy this episode and as always, thank you for listening and supporting everything we do here at TJHP.
11/18/201954 minutes, 35 seconds
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TJHP EP059 | Breaking Down The Epidemic That Is The Shortage Of Officials Across All Of Hockey

TJHP EP059 -  This weeks episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast, Gresko is joined by Jeff Nygaard and Eric Hofmann. We discuss the shortage that we are seeing across the entire USA Hockey landscape. There has been a huge spike in hockey players, however, there has been a "dip" in the officiating pool. We are heading toward a time that there will be real affects to this shortage and games will not be played. We talk about how this may affect higher levels of officiating, the breakdown of how exactly officials are assigned and trained. Jeff shares some stories from his countless years of officiating from the mite level to the professional levels. Also, Jeff shares his viewpoints on what could solve this over arching issue and what he believes is the reason for the shortage and high attrition rates we are seeing today in 2019. We hope you enjoy this episode and as always, thank you for listening and supporting everything we do here at TJHP.
11/11/201955 minutes, 33 seconds
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TJHP EP058 | Discussing Low Roster Numbers Across The Junior Hockey Landscape

TJHP EP058 -  This weeks episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast, Gresko is joined by Jeff Nygaard and Eric Hofmann. We discuss the folding of the USPHL Jersey Shore Whalers and what happens when a Junior Hockey team folds, who's at fault, and what happens to players and contracts. Jeff, Hoff and Gresko get into the current landscape and why we are seeing such low roster numbers across the board and we share our thoughts on what we believe is causing it. We give a little Struggle Bus update along with sharing our perspectives on if Junior Hockey/USA Hockey should make it mandatory for players to wear full face protection. Along with that we chat briefly about officiating and hockey locker rooms. Hope you enjoy this weeks episode and as always, thanks for listening!
11/4/201957 minutes, 38 seconds
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TJHP EP057 | Arguing Over QMJHL Huge Hit And If Suspension Is Really Needed

TJHP EP057 -  This weeks episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast, Gresko is joined by Pauly, Rainer, and Hof. The boys discuss the controversial hit that took place in the QMJHL between Peyton Hoyt and Kale McCallum. The hit can be seen on the TJHP Website (www.tjhpodcast.com). We break the hit down and discuss our thoughts on it. The guys get a little heated and argue what we believe the number of games the suspension should be and debate whether the check was dirty or not. We also take some listener questions and discuss a number of things from junior hockey import rules, NAHL protected list, and Canadian Junior Hockey and why kids decide to play major junior and throw away NCAA eligibility status. We had a fun episode this week and we hope you enjoy listening! Thanks for supporting TJHP!
10/21/20191 hour, 2 minutes, 35 seconds
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TJHP EP056 | Commitment Numbers Break Through The BS And Explain Which League Is On Top

TJHP EP056 -  This weeks episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast, Gresko is joined by Pauly and Rainer. The boys discuss TJHP's Editor in Chief's latest article, Advancement To NCAA Hockey: Independent Data Cuts Through The BS, and talk about the numbers and just how many commitments and advancements each league has. We discuss the actual numbers and how some leagues are combining commitment numbers with advancement numbers and just how that can show a different story than what is actually going on. We also talk about the common Junior Hockey theme with rookies and share some funny stories about some of the stuff that they do. We also give an update to the current junior hockey landscape and talk about the numerous teams at the Tier III level that are playing games with 15 players or less. The amount of teams might shock you. As always, we hope you enjoy this week's episode and thanks for listening!
10/14/201951 minutes, 31 seconds
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TJHP EP055 | SJHL Goalie Hit And Player Banned For Social Media Video

TJHP EP055 -  This weeks episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast, Gresko is joined by Pauly and Rainer. The boys discuss the SJHL incident that occurred when a player decked a goalie and was given a 25 game suspension by the league. But since the incident, he has now been banned from the SJHL for a video that went viral on social media with him having some choice words on the incident. The video can be found on the TJHP Twitter account(@JRHockeyPodcast). We talk about the negative effect that social media can have for young athletes and more specifically junior hockey players that are attempting to get college scholarships. Along with this we discuss how often we are seeing goalies getting involved in contact hits this 2019-20 NHL season. We wrap this week's episode up with the common storyline of junior hockey teams having low roster numbers and we give an update on what teams folded and which teams are on the verge of ending their season early. As always, we hope you enjoy this episode, and thanks for listening! We appreciate all the support!
10/7/201957 minutes, 18 seconds
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TJHP EP054 | Reffing in Junior Hockey, What Needs To Change?

TJHP EP054 -  This weeks episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast, Gresko is joined by Pauly and Rainer. The boys discuss Reffing in Junior Hockey and what some of the problems are and what we would like to see changed and/or approached differently. We also talk about some recent events in Junior Hockey, the buzz we got from last weeks episode and Pauly defending a player in the SJHL for hitting a goalie. The boys share some stories and memories and give our perspective on what we believe will be changing during this junior hockey season. We have seen some teams with very low numbers and believe their is a chance there will be more teams that can't survive the 2019-20 season. We hope you enjoy this episode and as always, thanks for listening!
9/30/20191 hour, 6 minutes, 39 seconds
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TJHP EP053 | Pauly Defends SJHL Huge Hit on Goaltender And The Boys Get In One

TJHP EP053 -  This weeks episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast, Gresko is joined by Pauly, Rainer and Costo. This week we discuss the viral video of a player checking a goalie in the SJHL and Pauly ends up defending the player and thinking it was a "clean" hit. We discussed the 25 game suspension that was handed to the player and much more. We also discuss the never ending debate of whether the Junior Hockey National Championship should be brought back or not. The boys also share some recent news with teams in Junior Hockey not having full rosters and what we believe we will be seeing in the next few weeks with teams cancelling seasons. As always, hope you enjoy this episode! Thanks for listening!
9/23/201948 minutes, 3 seconds
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TJHP EP052 | Diving Into The Depths Of The Current Junior Hockey Landscape ft. Jeff Nygaard

TJHP EP052 -  This weeks episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast, Gresko and Hof are joined by TJHP's Editor in Chief, Jeff Nygaard. We discuss what the future of TJHP is and what exactly Jeff plans to do in an editorial sense for TJHP. Given Jeff's vast knowledge of the Junior Hockey Landscape and his experience in being the EHL Executive Director, the USPHL Commissioner and owning some Junior Hockey Organizations in the past, we attempt to pick Jeff's brain and really dive into some of the issues that are happening in todays junior hockey world. We also discuss the business side of the game and just how that effects the product on the ice for leagues all around the United States. With Hof and Gresko wanting the Junior Hockey National Championship to come back, Jeff thinks otherwise and we get into the discussion of why it went away, if it should come back, and what the true purpose of it really was. We had a great conversation with Jeff and hope you enjoy this episode. As always, thanks for listening!
9/16/20191 hour, 34 seconds
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TJHP EP051 | Should Fighting In Junior Hockey Be Outlawed?

TJHP EP051 -  This weeks episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast, Gresko and Rainer are joined by Harley Haggarty who played a total of 4 years of Junior Hockey. Mostly playing in the Western States Hockey League for the Wichita Jr. Thunder, San Diego Gulls, Whitefish Wolverines, Arizona Redhawks, San Diego Sabers, Butte Cobras and then ultimately finishing his career playing in the GMHL with the Meadford Knights. We had Harley on this week's episode to discuss fighting in junior hockey and what has changed since he started playing to today's game. We also debate whether fighting should be allowed in junior hockey and how leagues should handle the few fights that occur. We had a blast talking with Harley and we hope you guys enjoy this episode. As always, thanks for listening!
9/9/20191 hour, 40 seconds
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TJHP EP050 | The Boys Share the Truth About Billeting and The Impact It Has On Junior Hockey Players

TJHP EP050 -  This weeks episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast, Gresko is joined by Rainer and Pauly. We discuss what is more likely, a Tier 3 team beating an NAHL team or an NAHL team beating a USHL team? We also talk about our personal experiences with billeting during our Junior Hockey careers and how we believe that it has a huge impact on players for the rest of their lives. We share some stories and talk about our Junior Hockey careers and how billets made it all that much better. The boys also get into sharing some Main Camp stories and how much work actually goes into those 2 weeks before the season starts. We hope you enjoy this one! Thanks for listening and make sure to share with the boys, parents, coaches, or just anyone else in the hockey community! We appreciate all the support and we hope you continue supporting TJHP and enjoying the content that we are producing!
9/3/201957 minutes, 49 seconds
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TJHP EP049 | Pauly Goes Off The Rails On The Demise Of Tier 3 Junior Hockey

TJHP EP049 -  This weeks episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast, Gresko is joined by Rainer, Pauly and Andrew Gates. The boys discuss the current state of Tier 3 Junior Hockey in the United States. We discuss the NA3HL, USPHL and the EHL and what we believe will and should change during this upcoming season. We talk about how there are teams in every league that simply can't pull together a full roster and share our opinions on what we believe needs to happen so that Tier 3 Junior Hockey doesn't completely go downhill. Pauly goes off the rails a bit and shares his honest opinion on the things that he believes is hurting the Junior Hockey world and development of players. We all got into a heated debate and had some fun talking about this topic. As always, thanks for listening and we hope you guys enjoy this one!
8/26/201954 minutes, 9 seconds
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TJHP EP048 | ft. Colby Drost - President/Founder of Paragon Sports Consulting

TJHP EP048 -  This weeks episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast, Gresko sits down with President and Founder of Paragon Sports Consulting, Colby Drost. We discuss Colby's playing career and how he ended up playing NCAA Division 1 Ice Hockey at Niagara University and then ultimately finishing out his College Career at the University of New England. We dove into a ton of questions with how his success in his personal playing career transcended into his role as being a scout and recruiter for programs like the Skipjacks Hockey Club in the USPHL, NCAA DIII Skidmore College and then having the title of Director of Scouting in the USHL for the Dubuque Fighting Saints. Colby has a great resume when it comes to hockey, so this episode is packed full of information that could really help any player/parent understand the world of Junior Hockey that much more! Given that Colby owns his own advising company, Paragon Sports Consulting, we discussed the role of an advisor and if they are actually needed in Junior Hockey. As always, thanks for listening and we hope you enjoy this episode!
8/19/20191 hour, 11 minutes, 51 seconds
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TJHP EP047 | What is the Optimal Amount of Junior Hockey Teams and are Advisors Necessary

TJHP EP047 -  This weeks episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast Gresko is joined by Rainer and Pauly. The boys discuss if visors should be obsolete in the game of Junior Hockey. We also answer some listener questions dealing with Advising in Junior Hockey and what the optimal number of teams in Junior Hockey would be. We share our opinions on what is wrong in Tier 3 and what we would like see change. Also, we talk about what some leagues are doing to help coaches find players and fill their roster. We had some great conversations this week with, as always, some debating. So hope you enjoy this weeks episode! Thanks for listening!
8/12/201948 minutes, 25 seconds
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TJHP EP046 | Top Showcases and The Recruiting Trails of Junior Hockey Coaches and Scouts

TJHP EP046 -  This weeks episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast Gresko is joined by Hoff. Hoff jumps back on the podcast after being gone for almost 5 months. We jump right into things with discussing the off-season and where he personally has gone to scout and find players. We talk about America's Showcase, CCM Showcase, and the USPHL Combine. We share our personal opinions on how the showcases went and Hoff shares what his mindset is, as a scout, when he is attending these types of events. Gresko and Hoff also discuss the recent story involving the idea of changing the NHL Draft age from 18 to 19. We both fall on different ends of the debate. We had a great time catching up and sharing our perspectives on the entirety of the Junior Hockey off-season and share insight into a Scout's mindset while attending showcases. Hope you enjoy this one! Thanks for listening!
8/5/20191 hour, 7 minutes, 11 seconds
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TJHP EP045 | Debating Junior Hockey Commitment Numbers and the WSHL

TJHP EP045 -  This weeks episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast Gresko is joined by Rainer and Pauly. We had the boys on to catch up. We discussed the 2018-19 Junior Hockey Commitment Numbers from the USHL, NAHL, USPHL NCDC, WSHL, EHL, and NA3HL. We breakdown the total number of commitments in each league for NCAA D1, D3 and ACHA club hockey. We also debate the numbers that the WSHL had last year in regards to NCAA D3 and how they are technically a Tier 2 level league. We share our opinions on not only the WSHL but all other leagues in the United States at the Junior Hockey level. We share some stories from our playing days and answer some questions from our listeners. We hope you enjoy this episode and as always, Thanks for Listening!
7/29/201946 minutes, 18 seconds
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TJHP EP044 | Road Trip Stories, NAHL Going To Russia, QMJHL Being Sued, and Area 51 Raid

TJHP EP044 -  This weeks episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast Gresko is joined by Rainer and Costo. We had the boys on to catch up. We discussed the recent buzz around the idea of combining midget hockey with junior hockey. We also talked about what that would include with all junior hockey being under the USA Hockey umbrella. The boys also chat about the Area 51 raid that has gone viral across the internet and share what Junior Hockey teammate they would want to join them in breaking into the infamous government property. The NAHL has recently announced their all star team that will be going to Russia to play against European Junior Hockey teams so we discuss our thoughts about that and just how cool it is. We also talk about one of the best and most integral parts of the Junior Hockey lifestyle, Road Trips with the boys. We share some of our own stories and games that we would play to pass the time and have some fun. We hope you guys enjoy this episode because it's always fun sharing stories and talking about our Junior Hockey days. Thanks for listening!
7/22/20191 hour, 1 minute, 53 seconds
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TJHP EP043 | ft. Chris Flaugher - Head Coach/GM of the St. Louis Jr. Blues in the NA3HL

TJHP EP043 -  This weeks episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast we are joined by Special Guest Chris Flaugher who is the Head Coach and General Manager of the St. Louis Jr. Blues in the NA3HL. We had a great conversation with Chris discussing his personal playing career and what has changed in Junior Hockey since he played. We also talked about the Jr. Blues organization and what makes them such a powerhouse year in and year out. With talking about the NAHL and NA3HL a lot lately we asked Chris some of the questions we have been wondering lately and attempted to clear the air and get all the information on the requirement that the NAHL has to draft and tender NA3HL players. Since Chris has been around the Junior Hockey scene for a long time, we asked him what his thoughts on overall dynamic and landscape we see in the junior hockey world today. We also discussed how awesome it would be to have a Junior Hockey national championship like there once was. Chris is a great coach and someone that is in the Junior Hockey world for the right reasons. So we hope you guys enjoy this one and learn a thing or two. Thanks for listening!
7/15/20191 hour, 10 minutes, 59 seconds
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TJHP EP042 | Shootin' The Sh*t With The Boys

TJHP EP042 -  This weeks episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast we are joined by Special Guest Gavin Cummings who played in the NA3HL for the Pittsburgh Vengeance and spent a little time playing for the Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees in the NAHL. We had a great time talking about Gavin's Junior Hockey Career and what he believes is the biggest difference between the NAHL and NA3HL. We also talk about Junior Hockey as a whole and share some stories from our playing days. Gavin shared some teammates with Gresko, Sus and Pauly so we shared some funny moments and had a few laughs. We discussed the NAHL Draft and what Gavin's thoughts are about the Tendering and Drafting of NA3HL players given that he spent so much time in both those leagues. We answered a listener's question about the differences between the USPHL, EHL and EHL Premier and shared our opinions on what we believe is the best. We had a fun time talking with Gavin and we hope you guys enjoy this episode!
7/8/201945 minutes, 6 seconds
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TJHP EP041 | ft. Ryan Wood - Head Coach/GM of the OCN Blizzard MJHL

TJHP EP041 -  This weeks episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast we are joined by the Head Coach and Assistant General Manager of the OCN Blizzard in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League, Ryan Wood. We had a great discussion with Ryan about the dynamics of Canadian Junior Hockey and the similarities and differences it has to USA Junior Hockey. Ryan shared some about his personal career and what has helped push him to the level of coaching he is at right now. We also chatted about Junior Hockey drafts, showcases and tryouts. We dove into the topic of recruitment and what it takes to play at the Tier 2 level in Canadian Juniors. We really enjoyed talking with Ryan and getting a better understanding of what Junior Hockey in Canada has to offer players. Hope you enjoy this episode!
7/1/20191 hour, 5 minutes, 37 seconds
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TJHP EP040 | Things Get Heated - USA Hockey Rule Change, NAHL/NA3HL Draft Numbers

TJHP EP040 -  This weeks episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast, we have the boys jump on to discuss a few recent storylines. We discussed the new USA Hockey rule that will take effect this upcoming season and just how we all feel about it. Things got heated when we broke down the true meaning behind the numbers for the NAHL Draft and just why they had 26 draft picks along with 26 tenders. Rainer seemed to be on one side of the argument, while Pauly and Gresko were on the other. It was a fun episode with the guys. We hope you enjoy this one and if you have an opinion about either the USA Hockey Rule, or the NAHL Draft, feel free to shoot us a message! As always, thanks for listening!
6/24/20191 hour, 4 minutes, 42 seconds
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TJHP EP039 | ft. Jason Power - USHL Omaha Lancers Assistant Coach

TJHP EP039 -  This weeks episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast, we had the opportunity to sit down with Assistant Coach for the United States Hockey League's Omaha Lancers, Jason Power. We had a great time discussing not only the USHL but a wide range of Junior Hockey topics with Jason. He shared amazing insight into the Junior Hockey world around the topics of recruiting, exposure, and how to impress scouts/coaches. Jason is also the goalie coach for the Lancers and he shares a little insider secret with how he goes about determining if a goalie could crack a USHL lineup. Along with talking about the USHL and recruiting, we discussed Showcases, Main Camps, Open Camps and all other avenues that today's Junior Hockey players utilize to get seen by some of the top Junior Hockey Organizations in the country. We had an unbelievable time chatting with Jason and he offered a unique perspective on Junior Hockey that I believe a lot of players, parents, and anyone in the hockey world can benefit from. We hope you guys enjoy this episode and can take something away from it! As always, thanks for listening!
6/17/20191 hour, 20 minutes, 3 seconds
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TJHP EP038 | CCM Showcase, Junior Hockey Off-Season, NAHL/USHL Draft, and Fighting in Hockey

TJHP EP038 -  This weeks episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast, we discuss the CCM Showcase and what went on during the weekend, and we also discuss the overall atmosphere and what a standard showcase weekend is like. We also breakdown what a Junior hockey Off-Season is like and what players, coaches, scouts, and owners are up too. With the NAHL and USHL draft taking place recently we also talk about the outcome and where these draftees are coming from. Finally, we talk about Fighting in the NHL and the most recent stats from this past season showing that fighting is down. We tie the topic of fighting in Junior Hockey by discussing showcases and whether or not there is still players dropping the mitts during a tryout or showcase game. Hope you guys enjoy this week's episode. As always if you have any questions, comments, or concern send us a message on all social channels or email us! Thanks for listening!
6/10/20191 hour, 5 minutes, 52 seconds
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TJHP EP037 | NCAA Recruiting Rules, Body Language, and Pre-Draft Camps

TJHP EP037 -  This weeks episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast, the boys discuss the recent change in the NCAA Recruiting Rules and what that means for not only the future of College Hockey but the future of Junior Hockey and just how this rule will cause a change. We also discuss Body Language in hockey and more specifically just how much body language can hurt you in a tryout camp or a showcase. We also discuss the current landscape of camps going on during the summer and whether or not they are good for Junior Hockey as a whole. We finish this episode with some talk about the NHL Playoffs and the officiating issues. We share our predictions on who we believe will win the Stanley Cup.
6/3/201943 minutes, 17 seconds
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TJHP EP036 | Debating NHL Playoffs, Brad Marchand, Lindell's Embellishment, and NA3HL Draft

TJHP EP036 -  This weeks episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast, the boys discuss and end up debating the NHL Playoffs and more specifically the shenanigans that occurred with Brad Marchand and his punch to the back of Harrington's head and the stomping of Atkinson's stick. We all had different opinions and it got a little heated. We also talked about the Esa Lindell's embellishment when Bortuzzo cross checked him and he dove repeatedly. To end the show we discussed not only the NA3HL Draft, but also our thoughts on whether it is important to the league and ultimately what it does to Junior Hockey as a whole. We had a fun time recording this episode, so we hope you guys enjoy!
5/6/201958 minutes, 58 seconds
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TJHP EP035 | Reminiscing With The Boys - Junior Hockey Stories

TJHP EP035 -  This weeks episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast, Sus and Gresko talk with Rainer Londion-Green and Nick Castellano and reminisce the good ole days of Junior Hockey when we all played together or against each other. We shared some stories and caught up. Rainer and Costo shared some unreal stories from our Junior Hockey days and we had a ton of great laughs. Rainer is currently coaching in Junior Hockey, and Costo is playing at the University of Mississippi. We all played together in the old MNJHL for the Rochester Ice Hawks. We had a lot of great memories together and we spent this episode catching up and telling some of our favorite stories from the best years of our lives. We hope you guys enjoy this episode since it is a different format from our typical interview based podcast. We hope to do more of these in the future and just have a fun time recording and catching up with former teammates and other Junior Hockey players.
4/22/20191 hour, 27 minutes, 31 seconds
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TJHP EP034 | ft. Chris Cerrella - Head Coach of the Two-Time EHL Champions New Hampshire Avalanche

TJHP EP034 -  This weeks episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast, TDC and Gresko talk with Chris Cerrella, who is the Head Coach and General Manager of the Back to Back Eastern Hockey League Champions, the New Hampshire Avalanche. Chris has not only been able to put together Championship caliber teams over the past two years, but has also had a ton of success throughout his entire coaching career. He helped jump start the Walpole Express back in 2005, then helped rebuild the Hartford Junior Wolfpack in 2012. He has personally placed over 120 Junior Hockey players into College and has had a huge part in the success of Junior Hockey on the east coast. Chris has not only stamped his existence in the Junior Hockey world, but also had a pretty stellar playing career. He played in the USHL, then continued his career at Quinnipiac University playing NCAA hockey. Then ultimately hanging up his skates after playing 4 years of professional hockey in the ECHL, CHL, and UHL. We had a great conversation with Chris and he shared a ton of insight into the past and current Junior Hockey Landscape and what has changed. He also discussed a wide range of topics on what it takes to get into Junior Hockey and be a successful player. We had an awesome time talking with Chris and we hope you guys enjoy hearing from such a successful coach at the Junior Hockey level!
4/8/201959 minutes, 6 seconds
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TJHP EP033 | ft. Topher Scott

TJHP EP033 -  This weeks episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast, TDC and Gresko talk with Topher Scott, who runs The Hockey Think Tank website and podcast. He joined us to talk about his career and share some stories from his time with the Chicago Steel in the USHL, playing at Cornell University, and his time playing professional hockey in the ECHL and CHL. We had a great discussion with Topher about not only his career, but also the current Junior Hockey Landscape in the United States. He also discusses Youth Hockey and what has gone wrong over the past decade. We had a great time talking with Topher and had a ton of laughs with with the stories he shared from his Junior and College Hockey career. Hope you guys enjoy this one!
4/1/201957 minutes, 26 seconds
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TJHP EP032 | ft. Mike Fazio - ECHL Wheeling Nailers

TJHP EP032 -  This weeks episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast, TDC and Gresko talk with Mike Fazio, who has an incredible resume when it comes to hockey. He started out playing in Tier 3, worked his way up to playing in the NAHL for the Bismarck Bobcats, Austin Bruins, Chicago Hitmen, Springfield Jr. Blues and ending his Junior Hockey career with the Kalamazoo Jr. K-Wings. He then continued on to play for the University of Wisconsin-River Falls at the NCAA Division III level. After his great college career, he had his mind set on playing professional hockey, so he made the jump to the SPHL with the Evansville Thunderbolts and which ultimately led him to the ECHL with the Wheeling Nailers. We had a great discussion with Mike and talked about his career and what he has done throughout his career. He shared some stories and talked about which Junior Hockey organization was his favorite and what he got out of playing Junior Hockey. Mike also shares some inside information about what it is like playing minor league hockey and what it truly takes to crack a pro roster. Hope you guys enjoy this one we had a lot of fun talking with Mike.
3/25/201950 minutes, 26 seconds
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TJHP EP031 | ft. Ryan Hardy - General Manager of the USHL Chicago Steel

TJHP EP031 -  This weeks episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast, TDC and Gresko talk with the General Manager of the Chicago Steel in the United States Hockey League (USHL), Ryan Hardy. We had a great discussion with Ryan about not only his successful career, but just how he got there having only played High School Hockey. He has a great resume ranging from Coaching NCAA College Hockey, working with the USA National Team Development Program (USANTDP) to ultimately becoming a General Manager for a Tier 1 USHL Organization. Other than Ryan's personal career, we talked about the current junior hockey landscape and what he believes would help create a more competitive atmosphere in junior hockey. We asked Ryan a ton of questions about the USHL and the amount of effort that goes into developing these players to ultimately play NCAA D1 Hockey and make it to the NHL level. The USHL is known for its education of players in the classroom so we dove into the topic of schooling for the players and how the process works to ensure they are still achieving good grades. Ryan Hardy offers a ton of great knowledge on the game of hockey and more specifically what it takes to make it to the highest level. His resume speaks for itself and this is a great episode for any current player, parent, or coach that is interested in getting some information from one of the great minds in hockey. We hope you guys enjoy this one, we had a lot of fun talking with Ryan.
3/18/20191 hour, 23 minutes, 48 seconds
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TJHP EP030 | ft. Alex Berardinelli - D1 NCAA Hockey Player For Colorado College

TJHP EP030 -  This weeks episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast TDC and Gresko talk about recent Junior Hockey News from new teams added into the NAHL, the USHL Flying Aces temporarily cancelling their 2019-20 season. We also talk about the playoff matchups and setup in the EHL and USPHL. I discuss and ask TDC about his recent blogs and some news that has been going around over the past few weeks. Sus and Gresko had a good friend on, Alex Berardinelli, who plays for Colorado College in the NCHC. We ask him about his 3 years at CC and the Division I players lifestyle and how he handles his education and playing at such a high level. We also talked about his Junior Hockey Career where he started playing with Sus in the CHA and played against Gresko. He also shared some stories and talked about his time in the NAHL with the Michigan Warriors and the Lone Star Brahmas. We had a great time with Alex and it is always great to catch up with him and see what playing College Hockey is all about.
3/11/20191 hour, 14 minutes, 2 seconds
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TJHP EP029 | ft. Howie Borden - Assistant Coach for Saint Johns University NCAA Division III

TJHP EP029 -  This weeks episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast Hoff and Gresko talk with Howie Borden who is currently coaching with Saint Johns University in NCAA Division III Ice Hockey. Howie has an incredible resume ranging from 13 years in Junior Hockey at the Tier 2 and Tier 3 level, coaching for Bethel University and currently with Saint Johns University. We talked a lot about the Junior Hockey Landscape from the early 2000s to now. He shares a unique perspective when it comes to recruiting at the Junior Hockey level and the College level. Howie is respected at all levels of hockey and has proven to be one of the best in the game. He shares some of his thoughts of the current state of Junior Hockey and discusses what it takes to become a NCAA level ice hockey player.
3/4/201957 minutes, 52 seconds
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TJHP EP028 | ft. John Schwarz - Owner of Three USPHL Organizations

TJHP EP028 -  This weeks episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast Hoff and Gresko talk with the Owner of 3 USPHL Junior Hockey Organizations, John Schwarz. He is the owner of the Chicago Cougars, Dells Ducks and the Wisconsin Rapids Riverkings. We talked a lot about what goes on in a Junior Hockey owner's world and what it takes to run a successful organization. We also talked about the current Junior Hockey landscape and what John believes has changed over the past few years. We talked about Junior Hockey tryouts and what type of influence a Junior Hockey owner has on the 'on-ice' product. We had a great conversation and hope that you can take something away from this interview. Hope you enjoy!
2/25/201938 minutes, 30 seconds
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TJHP EP027 | ft. Daniel Carcillo - Stanley Cup Champ, Junior Hockey Abuse, Concussions/TBI's in NHL

TJHP EP027 -  This weeks episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast Hoff and Gresko talk with Retired NHL player and Stanley Cup winner, Daniel Carcillo. We talked about his career in the Ontario Hockey League, and how he was abused mentally and physical during his Junior Hockey Career. During this interview, Dan was driving to Sarnia to discuss abuse with the people of Sarnia. He has not only become an advocate for people who have been affected from abuse, but he has also become the spokesperson for all people affected by Traumatic Brain Injuries. During his mission of helping people, he has made the NHL his target. We spoke a lot about Concussions, TBI's and CTE and how the NHL has been denying that players are being affected by the very serious side effects of TBI's. He goes into great depths about Junior Hockey and the issue of concussions that is effecting hockey players during and after their careers. We had a great time talking with Dan and he shared a ton of great knowledge about the severity of Concussions in the sport of hockey. We hope you enjoy this episode and come out of it knowing more about this topic.
2/18/201957 minutes, 46 seconds
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TJHP EP026 | Dissecting Advising in Junior Hockey ft. David Maciuk - Hockey Family Advisor

TJHP EP026 -  This weeks episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast Hoff and Gresko talk with Hockey Family Advisor for JDM Consulting, David Maciuk. We chat about advising in Junior Hockey and ask Dave some questions about why it is needed, and what exactly advisors do. This is a topic that we have brought up before on the podcast and Hoff and Gresko never really understood the need of an advisor at the Junior Hockey level. We try to break it down and ask Dave the questions that we have always had. We talk about his day to day tasks and his relationships with his clients and the type of things he does for them. Dave played in the USHL during the 70s when it was minor pro hockey instead of Juniors, so we asked him briefly about that and what it was like playing in the USHL back then. We had an interesting conversation about advising and the current Junior Hockey Landscape in the United States and Canada. We hope you guys enjoy this episode, feel free to reach out to us with any questions, comments or concerns!
2/11/201946 minutes, 34 seconds
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TJHP EP025 | NHL All-Star Game, Kendall Coyne, Women Playing in the NHL, Junior Hockey Talk

TJHP EP025 -  This weeks episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast Hoff and Gresko talk about some recent Hockey stories along with the breakdown of the USHL. We discuss NCAA Division 1 hockey and schools that have multiple NHL Draft Picks and are not ranked very high. We talk about how weird it is and what the possible reasons for that is. Hoff and I debate women's Ice Hockey, Kendall Coyne in the NHL All-Star Game and what we think was the reason behind having her involved. We also chat about what the future of the NHL could be and how we feel about women playing in the NHL someday. We also share our thoughts on what Junior Hockey means to us. Hope you guys enjoy this episode, we talked about a lot of great topics, so feel free to reach out and let us know your thoughts!
2/4/201945 minutes, 44 seconds
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TJHP EP024 | ft. Jeff LoVecchio - Former NHL/AHL Hockey Player for the Boston Bruins

TJHP EP024 -  This weeks episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast we had Jeff LoVecchio on, and boy did he share some great stories about his days in the USHL. He had an unbelievable hockey career with the Omaha Lancers (USHL), Western Michigan University, and the Providence Bruins in the AHL. He had a ton of run ins with huge hockey personalities and was able to play with some of the greats. Jeff drops a lot of big names and tells us some great stories. We also chatted about not only player development but the future of developing coaches in the game of hockey. He shared his viewpoints on concussions in hockey and where he believes checking should start in youth hockey. Hope you guys enjoy!
1/28/20191 hour, 22 minutes, 56 seconds
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TJHP EP023 | The Reality of Being a Junior Hockey Coach, Talking Artificial Intelligence with Hoff

TJHP EP023 - In this weeks episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast, Gresko and Hoff sit down to talk about the Reality of being a coach at the Junior Hockey level. We break down salaries and the time commitment that goes into not only being a Coach/General Manager, but being a successful Junior Hockey Coach and putting a great product on the ice. We also chat about the world of Artificial Intelligence and how Hoff got an Amazon Alexa, against his better judgment, and how it is spying on him and listening to everything he does. We talk a little bit about checking in youth hockey and the discussion around concussions in the sport of hockey and how some believe that pushing checking back to the Midget level, instead of bantams, will help eliminate concussions. We had a fun time with this episode and hope you guys enjoy!
1/21/201955 minutes, 14 seconds
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TJHP EP022 | ft. Doug "The Thug" Smith

TJHP EP022 -  This weeks episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast we had Doug "The Thug" Smith on to talk about his Professional Hockey career and how with only 4 years of skating experience managed to make it into Professional Hockey and ultimately playing in the AHL. Doug had an amazing career and we dove into his story and talked a lot about fighting, since that was his bread and butter. He shared some great stories and told us all about his experiences and some of his greatest fights. Doug "The Thug" Smith was the inspiration behind the Hockey Movies series Goon. He talked about the making of the movie and what he liked and didn't like about the series. With Gresko and Flach having experience in the fighting side of hockey, we asked a lot about it and dove into his mindset when he was the baddest man in Professional Hockey. We also talked about some NHL fights and what he thinks about Brad Marchand being a rat and licking people but never stepping up and fighting. Before the interview with Doug, Gresko and Hoff chatted about some recent Junior Hockey News and Hoff talked about his NA3HL blog where he broke down the West division and gave some playoff predictions. We also talked about the bus crash that occurred while the Brookings Blizzard NAHL hockey teams bus broke down and a car full of players crashed on the drive to the game.
1/14/20191 hour, 7 minutes, 32 seconds
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TJHP EP021 | ft. Nick "Pauly" Paulson - Life After Junior Hockey

TJHP EP021 -  This weeks episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast we had reoccurring co-host, Vinnie Susi along with our old teammate and good buddy Nick Paulson. We talked with Pauly about his life now after being out of Juniors for a few years now. We talked about the transition from the Junior Hockey Lifestyle to the College scene. Pauly is now playing NCAA golf at Viterbo University which is a small college in Wisconsin. He shared some stories from college and we caught up with what he is doing now. He played numerous years of Junior Hockey and was always one of the highest scoring players in the Country. Sus and Gresko played with Pauly and had some funny memories from the ole Junior Hockey days and we talked about some of the best pranks and stories we had. I hope you boys enjoy this Episode, we had some fun recording with him and reminiscing the times we had playing Junior Hockey.
1/7/20191 hour, 2 minutes, 46 seconds
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TJHP EP020 | ft. Dan Trageser and The Boys

On this weeks episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast we had reoccurring guest, Vinnie Susi along with our good friend and ex teammate, Dan Traegasar. Dan played with Sus and Gresko in Rochester, MN while Hof was coaching them. After Dan’s hockey career ended he enlisted in the Navy. Dan goes in depth not only on his Junior Hockey career, but shares his experience thus far in the Navy and being stationed in Japan. He shared a ton of funny stories and had a great time talking with Dan. We had a bunch of laughs and talked for over an hour about anything and everything. We hope you guys enjoy this episode!
12/24/20181 hour, 11 minutes, 6 seconds
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TJHP EP019 | ft. Bill Zaniboni - Head Coach/GM for the Seahawks Hockey Club in the EHL

This Episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast dives into the differences between Junior Hockey in the Midwest versus the East coast, more specifically the old MNJHL and the EHL. Bill coached for the Dells Ducks in the MNJHL and won multiple titles. He then had the opportunity to be the first head coach of the Seahawks Hockey Club and start a team from scratch. We talked alot about his coaching tactics, recruiting, and how to join the EHL as a player. We also talked about Bill's hockey career, he played in the USHL, NAHL, and then had a 5 year pro. Overall we dove into Bill's mind and he shared a ton of great information about the Junior Hockey world. We had a great time chatting with Bill Zaniboni and we hope you guys enjoy!
12/17/201854 minutes, 14 seconds
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TJHP EP018 | ft. 3PA aka @NA3HLPA | Mom Please Don't Listen to This One

Episode 018 of The Junior Hockey Podcast features an interview with the one and only 3PA who also goes by the Twitter handle @NA3HLPA. He is fighting for the players in the conference room, board room and owners meetings. He is for the boys, for the fans and for the moms. He started this account years ago and has been a huge hit in the hockey world with his unreal tweets and making jokes about everyone. He is known around the junior hockey world, especially the NA3HL. We talked about not only junior hockey but 3PA shared some funny stories about his playing days and talked about the Junior Hockey Bible. We discussed the ongoing story of Jalen Ramsey and how he thinks he could play in the NHL with just 6 months of training. We talked about how involved he is with the NA3HL and how he got invited to drop the puck at the Granite City Lumberjacks game at the end of January. It was a great time sitting with him and we had tons of laughs. Hope you boys enjoy!
12/10/201845 minutes, 27 seconds
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TJHP EP017 | ft. Mike Commito - Author of Hockey 365 | Writer for the LA Kings

This Episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast features an interview with the Author of Hockey 365, Mike Commito. We sat down and talked about all things hockey, and discussed a lot of hockey history. We talked with Mike about his book and what went into writing such an interesting piece of work. We also asked Mike some of his personal favorite moments in Hockey History. Hope you enjoy!
12/3/201842 minutes, 54 seconds
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TJHP EP016 | ft. Jon Lounsbury - Head Coach of the Walpole Express in the EHL

During this episode we talk alot about the Walpole Express Organization and more so about how Jon Lounsbury goes into each and every season to not only win but produce top end NCAA Ice Hockey players. He does not stop at developing well rounded hockey players, he also focuses a lot of time and effort on developing each player into a mature man. With that, he and the Walpole Express organization focus there time on the education of players, offering 'in-house' schooling with there Walpole Academy. They have teachers, proffesionals and people in the hockey community that help mold each and every player that enters the Walpole Express Organization. Throughout this episode we discuss a lot about recruiting and player development since the Walpole Express and the EHL in general have an unbelievable track record in producing D3 NCAA hockey players. We had the chance to dive into Jon's mentality when coaching Junior Hockey players and how he goes into the season to ensure a succesful outcome every year.
11/26/201831 minutes, 58 seconds
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TJHP EP015 | ft. Big HeatDaddy aka @DanyAllstar15 #50in07

On this episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast, Gresko and Hoff sit down with the beauty himself, Robby or as some of you may know him on twitter as Big HeatDaddy. This kid brings the heat and is incredibly funny and it was awesome to be able to sit down with him and talk junior hockey and share some stories of his past playing days. He played Junior A hockey on the east coach in the AJHL most of his career and then took his skills and sense of humor down to Arizona State University where he played some club hockey and really started to take off with his twitter profile and garner the attention of a bunch of hockey players and NHL players around the world. He has amassed over 200k subscribers on twitter and has started a company selling tshirts and merch that the boys love. We talked a lot about his journey through junior hockey and he shared some great memories and stories from his playing days. Then we got into the DanyAllstar15 account and got the inside scoop of how it was started and what it has become. The best part is is that he started this account on a road trip with the boys on the bus. That is insane, we got a junior hockey player that started an unreal business from the back of a Charter Bus. Robby is just as funny in person as he is online. You would think that he has a group of writers for the type of content he pushes out, there is no way this kid is that funny. But yeah... he's hilarious. Everything he posts is original content and he is just a character and one funny guy. We sat down for about 45 mins with him and he did not disapoint, Hoff and Gresko couldn't stop laughing and it was great. Hope you boys enjoy all the stories.
11/19/201843 minutes, 18 seconds
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TJHP EP014 | Chattin' With The Boys

On this episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast, Gresko, Hoff, and Sus sit down and chat about some Junior Hockey, along with some recent NHL news. We discussed the new Junior Hockey League the USACHL and what we know about it. We announce some cool stuff that we have implemented on the website and how other Junior Hockey news sources are charging leagues for news being posted on there websites. We also chat about the most recent NHL stories about the Ottawa Uber debacle that took place last week and share our thoughts about the whole thing. This episode is a little more relaxed and just talking with the boys. Hope you guys enjoy!
11/12/201842 minutes, 26 seconds
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TJHP EP013 | Ft. Josh Petrich - Head Coach of the Kenai River Brown Bears in the NAHL

In this Episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast, Gresko and Hoff sit down with Josh Petrich, Head Coach of The Kenai River Brown Bears in the North American Hockey League. Coach Petrich is in his first year as a Head Coach in the NAHL. He has worked as an Assitant Coach in the NAHL for numerous years and also worked with other Junior Hockey Organizations. During this episode we talk about recruiting, travel, and what it takes to play in the NAHL. He discusses the differences of being a Junior Hockey team in Alaska versus the lower 48. We had a really interesting conversation with Coach Petrich and we hope you enjoy!
11/5/201849 minutes, 48 seconds
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TJHP EP012 | Ft. Justin 'Jut' Bowder - Equipment Manager for the Austin Bruins in the NAHL

In this episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast, Gresko and Hoff sit down with a long time friend, Justin Bowder, who is the equipment manager for the Austin Bruins in the NAHL and the Rochester Grizzlies in the NA3HL. Justin, aka Jut, has 20+ years in Junior Hockey in being an Equipment Manager and Assistant Coach. He shares his stories along with his funniest pranks played on his players. One of the best pranks being played on Gresko. We also talk about the Evolution of Junior Hockey with Jut since he has been around the World of Junior Hockey for so long. Talking with Jut is always a fun time and we had some good laughs during this episode. Hope you enjoy!
10/29/201835 minutes, 26 seconds
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TJHP EP011 | ft. Sam Nelson NCAA Goaltender for Hamline University

This Episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast, Gresko and Hoff sit down with former Junior Hockey Goaltender Sam Nelson and talk about his transfer from Juniors to playing NCAA College Hockey. We share some memories from the past and talk all things College Hockey. Hope you enjoy!
10/22/201844 minutes, 12 seconds
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TJHP EP010 | Can't Make This Stuff Up

In this episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast, Gresko, Hoff and Sus chat about stories from the past few weekends in Junior Hockey where teams didn't have enough players and had to share players. We also discuss youth hockey in the United States and a little bit about current news in the NHL. Hope you enjoy! Make sure to check us out on iTunes and Twitter!
10/15/201836 minutes, 32 seconds
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TJHP EP009 | ft. Nick Adamek

This episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast, Hoff and Gresko sit down with Head Coach and General Manager of The Steele County Blades in the USPHL and talk all things Junior Hockey. We talk about recruiting, on ice and off ice training, we talk about the Junior Hockey lifestyle and what a player can get out of playing Junior Hockey. Hope you enjoy!
10/8/20181 hour, 12 minutes, 44 seconds
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TJHP EP008 | Parenting in Junior Hockey

In today's episode, Gresko and Hoff Talk about parenting in Junior Hockey, we speak of how a parent should go about dealing with the politics that are in the game. How parents should act towards scouts and coaches. We also talk about the importance and excitement of the first 7 minutes of a hockey game. We touch on topics revolving around practice and the relationship a parent should have with coaches. We share different coaching techniques and the duties of a coach when it comes to communicating with parents.
10/1/201851 minutes, 48 seconds
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TJHP EP007 | Behind The Scenes Of Junior Hockey

In this episode Hoff and Gresko chat about Junior Hockey tryouts and what a players mindset should be. We talk about all the changes in junior hockey, with fighting and league changes. Ultimately we talk about what a player should do to have a successful tryout season.
9/24/201847 minutes, 38 seconds
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#StallTalk EP006 | ft. Jimmy Anderson

Flach and Jimmy played for the Texas Brahmas in the NA3HL together. So throughout this episode, we talked about there time playing together, telling stories from the past and what it was like playing for Al Rooney. Jimmy talked some about College Hockey and playing at Dakota College at Bottineau and transferring to play ACHA D1 hockey at Oklahoma University.
9/20/201832 minutes, 40 seconds
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TJHP EP006 | Junior Hockey Needs Change

This weeks episode of TJHP features Eric Hofmann and Vinnie Susi who will be partaking in the nonsense more in the future. We talked about NHL news and other updates, then dove into where Junior Hockey stands and what is changing throughout leagues and divisions. Hope you boys enjoy this one.
9/17/201840 minutes, 16 seconds
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#StallTalk EP005 | Locker Room Conversations

This weeks #StallTalk episode has Eric Hofmann and Gresko talking about news and random topics that would typically be discussed in the Locker Room. We talk about things from the NHL to Physics and Cicada Puzzles. We tie technology and information into Junior Hockey. Hope you boys enjoy!