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The Backups podcast

The Backups podcast

By Backups Media
The podcast dedicated to telling the best junior hockey stories from the guys who lived them. This is for all the Backups, the 4th liners, the equipment managers and the early Peakers. Hockey is for everyone and we intend to celebrate that.
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Episode 30 featuring Pavel Barber

The Backups podcast

Episode 30 featuring Pavel Barber

The Backups podcast

Episode 31 featuring Taylor Gauthier and Riley Mcveigh
The Backups are back for a special Christmas episode. We cap off 2020 with Team Canada's world junior goalie Taylor Gauthier and our long-time buddy Riley Mcveigh of the UWEC Blue-golds. 
December 31, 2020
Episode 30 featuring Pavel Barber
On episode 30 we are joined by Internet hockey legend and world-renowned skills coach Pavel Barber. We discuss his career in entertainment, travelling the world for hockey and his skills training with NHL hall of famer Jonathan Toews. We also discuss Jay's New BCHL signing and the latet on the NHL playoffs.
September 17, 2020
Episode 29 Featuring Logan Drackett
We're back and better than ever... or at least just as good. For our triumphant return, we spoke with RIT NCAA D1 goalie Logan Drackett about his experience playing in Rochester, a big Nashville trip with the boys and his love for other peoples dogs amongst other shenanigans. The boys also touch on NHL playoff reviews, Pavel Barber ice times and some troubling issues on the 29th episode of the Backups.
September 10, 2020
Episode 28 Featuring Spencer Freer of Bauer Goalie
On this episode we sat down with Bauer Goalie Global Brand Manager Spencer Freer to discuss his involvement with a brand that has climbed its way to the top of the goaltending world.  The boys also talk about a silly night at Fabio's house, and the first round playoff goalie match ups.
August 13, 2020
Episode 27 Featuring Griffin Bowerman and Jarret Timmerman
On this episode we chat with Bowerman and Timmer of the Camrose Kodiaks about their Jr. hockey careers, Step Brothers tattoos, hutterites, and Russian cab rides.
August 6, 2020
Episode 26 Featuring Goalie Gear Nerd
On this episode we sit down and chat with Mr. Nerd about all things gear. From specs to trends and the future of pads, we do a deep dive into a mutual obsession. 
July 28, 2020
Episode 25 Featuring Erik Nagy
Hockey Tiktok creator and member of the benchwarmers group Erik Nagy joins us to discuss his online videos and merch as well as his own Hockey career. Which leaves us with the still unanswered question; Does Brendan Simons play hockey?
July 14, 2020
Episode 24 The Sask Shootout Series with Kishaun Gervais
No description needed. This was a big one
July 8, 2020
Episode 23 featuring Kane Van Gate
On Episode 23 we sit down with social media legend Kane Van Gate to discuss his new movie "Hockey Journey" and his incredible career so far. 
June 30, 2020
Episode 22 featuring Matty Davis and Alex Young
On today's episode, we hear from U19 Team Canada and world travelling team-AJHL players Matty Davis and Alex young. We introduce a new segment on the podcast "EP trivia" where we quiz our guests on their own hockey history, before speaking about their time travelling to Russia to represent the CJHL.
June 26, 2020
Episode 21 featuring Tommy Davis
McEwan university goalie Tommy Davis joins us to discuss his Marc Andre fleury style pranks and his crazy junior career in Canmore. We also discuss the time Fabio and Nate met flames players out at the clubs.
June 16, 2020
Episode 20 featuring Colin Cooper
On episode 20 were joined by flames EBUG and Mount Royal Alumni Colin Cooper. We talk about his time practicing with guys like Tkachuk and Gaudreau as well as his experience playing in the Crowchild classic.
June 14, 2020
Episode 19 featuring Francois Lemay
Most people would consider North Korea as a less than desirable vacation destination. But I wouldn't call Francois Lemay "most people". For the past 3 years, he's been involved with coaching and creating the hockey programs for the entire country of North Korea, meeting a ton of people along the way. Listen to hist stories in Episode 19.
June 10, 2020
Episode 18 Featuring Kishaun Gervais, Mekai Sanders and Zack Stringer.
On Todays episode we are joined by 3 WHL players to speak about their involvemnt and opinions on the BLM movements and how racism and discrimination has affected them in their career.
June 6, 2020
Episode 17 featuring Dylan Anhorn and Colten Scott
ON todays Episode we speak to NCAA D1 all-rookie defenceman from Union College Dylan Anhorn before speaking to local peewee top prospect and friend Colten Scott.
June 2, 2020
Episode 16 featuring Taylor Gauthier
On Episode 16 of the Backups podcast, we are joined by team Canada Goalie Taylor Gauthier to discuss his junior career and the time he won gold at the Hlinka Gretzky Cup. The boys also discuss why hockey movies are just so consistently bad and what happened at last years office christmas party.
May 30, 2020
Episode 15 featuring Kishaun Gervais
On episode 15 of the pod, we spoke with Portand Winterhawks play Kishaun Gervais (@jurvay) and discussed his online presence and business as well as a few hockey related items before making a big announcement.
May 26, 2020
Episode 14 featuring Riley Sutter and Cody Porter
On episode 14 we're joined by Hershey bears forward Riley Sutter and Florida Everblades goalie Cody Porter. Riley and I discuss the days we used to play together in Calgary before going on to discuss both Sutters and Porters junior and pro careers.
May 25, 2020
Episode 13 Featuring NHL EBUGs Matt Tendler and Dan Meyers
On our Final Instalment of the EBUG series, we talk to seasoned pros Matt Tendler and Dan Meyers on their experience in college, pro hockey, goalie training and backing up for their respective NHL teams. We also give our final takes on the future of the EBUG position before announcing a big interview for Saturday.
May 20, 2020
Episode 12 Featuring NHL EBUG Dustin Nickel
On Episode 12 of the Backups podcast we are joined by Calgary Flames EBUG Dustin Nickel. He shares some stories of junior, college and his times playing with guys in Calgary and the time Spezza threw him 5 racks for getting pumped in their practice.
May 19, 2020
Episode 11 featuring NHL EBUG Ben Hause
On Episode 11 of the Backups Podcast and the third instalment of the EBUG chronicles, we are joined by Colorado EBUG Ben Hause. We discuss isolation training methods and the do's and don'ts of off season training before joining Ben to discuss everything NHL.
May 12, 2020
Episode 10 Featuring Dustin Smith and Dillon Caffrey
On episode 10 of The Backups Podcast, we speak to Nashville Predators EBIUGs Dustin "Bones" Smith and Dillon "Goose" Caffrey on their experience backing up in the music city.
May 9, 2020
Episode 9 Featuring The Goalie Guild's Justin Goldman
Founder of The Goalie Guild, Justin Goldman joins us for the first episode of our EBUG chronicles. We discuss everything about his history with goaltending and his position with the Colorado Avalanche.
May 5, 2020
Episode 7 Featuring Berk Berkeliev
On Episode 7 of The Backups Podcast we are joined by Berk Berkeliev of the Melville Millionaires where we discuss his mid season injury and its run through the media amongst several other topics. The boys also discuss our ranking of the 10 CJHL sanctioned junior A leagues in Canada.
April 28, 2020
Episode 6 featuring Alex Scheiwiller and Jackson Unger
On episode 6 of The Backups Podcast we are joined by the only 2 goalie draft picks out of Calgary for the WHL Bantam Draft Scheiwiller and Unger. We discuss the draft day, signing and the future as well as giving a rundown of the entire 2020 draft.
April 25, 2020
Episode 5 featuring Kieran Ruscheinski
On Episode 5 of the Backups podcast, we speak about the best players in the recent NHL era to go undrafted before being joined by Montreal Canadiens Draft pick Kieran Ruscheinski who speaks abut his experience as a junior hockey player after being selected in the 2019 entry draft.
April 21, 2020
Episode 3 featuring Joey May.
Episode 3 of The Backups Podcast features RMC goalie Joey May. We discuss his path through minor and junior hockey, dealing with adversities along the way to playing for the Royal Military College and enlisting in the Canadian Armed Forces.
April 14, 2020
Episode 2 featuring Jeff Glass.
Episode #2 of The Backups Podcast, we are joined by Pro Goalie Jeff Glass after a brief story of my own personal hockey memories regarding some wild coaching decisions.
April 11, 2020
The Backups Podcast, Episode 1.
Episode 1 of the Backups Podcast featuring Zach Sawchenko. In this episode we discuss the case for a Centralized High School Hockey league in Canada before we hear from Zach Sawchenko, goalie in the San Jose Sharks organization.
April 3, 2020