The Dan K Show Presents: Junior Hockey
By Dan K Show
The Dan K Show is now in podcast form! The definitive source for all things Junior Hockey, College Hockey, and beyond. Reach out to Dan and Lucas @The_DanKShow on Twitter and Facebook, and head over to @The_DanKShow on Instagram to see pictures from past events.
Danbury Trashers, with Drew Omicioli (South Shore Kings NCDC)
The Danbury Trashers are the hottest team on ice...despite having not played for over a decade! Listen this week as the Dan K Show talks with leading scorer, and South Shore Kings NCDC Head Coach, Drew Omicioli about his time with team and what to expect from his current squad this season.
September 15, 2021
Junior Hockey: Charlotte Rush Coaching Staff
The double-dip USPHL Champions have now double-dipped as podcast guests! Check out what members of the Charlotte Rush coaching staff had to say about the culture in Charlotte, winning last year, and the expectations for the team this year
September 8, 2021
USPHL Commissioner Bob Turow
Ahead of the start of the '21-'22 season, The Dan K Show is joined by USPHL Commissioner Bob Turow to talk about the upcoming season! New initiatives, big expectations, and overall excitement for a new season of hockey, and more are all on tap for this week's episode Learn more at USPHL.com
September 1, 2021
Youth Hockey, With Jim Hunt and Bob Mainhardt
It's our 50th episode, and we got you something special! This week, the Dan K Show talks Youth Hockey with USPHL Deputy Commissioner Bob Mainhardt, and Jersey Hitmen President and Coach, Jim Hunt! These two are some of the most qualified people on the planet to talk Youth Hockey, and we asked them to talk about the state of the game, tips for first-time hockey families, and what they are most excited for in the years to come. Follow @The_DanKShow on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Tiktok!
August 18, 2021
Episode 49: The Reboot ft. Dan and Lucas
After a successful first season of podcasts, The Dan K Show looks to reboot the pod to be bigger and better than ever! Listen as Dan and Lucas talk through their expanded partnership with the USPHL, and how they look to continue to change the game in Year 7. Follow @The_DanKShow on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok!
August 4, 2021
Junior Hockey E48: JDM Sports
This week the Dan K Show is joined by founder of JDM Sports, J. David Maciuk, and Krzysztof Oliwa, East Coast Scout and Stanley Cup winner, to talk about what makes JDM Sports one of the best family advisors in the business! Listen as we talk about the industry as a whole, what sets JDM Sports apart, and how to take your career to the next level. Learn more at JDMsports.com
April 28, 2021
Junior Hockey E47: Rod Simmons, Head Coach Florida Jr Blades (USPHL)
This week, Dan and Lucas are joined by new Florida Junior Blades Head Coach Rod Simmons. Coach Simmons talked about his 30+ years of hockey experience, how to maximize buy-in from players, and almost makes the Dan K Show run through a wall after just one speech! All this and more on this week's show. Head to floridajuniorblades.com for more info, and follow @The_DanKShow for the best hockey coverage
April 21, 2021
Junior Hockey E46: Joe Flanagan, Owner/Coach Palm Beach Typhoon (USPHL Premier)
This week, Dan and Lucas sit down with Owner/Coach Joe Flanagan to talk about all things Palm Beach Typhoon. The Typhoon are a new team joining the USPHL, and are actively recruiting players for next season. If interested, head to PalmBeachTyphoon.com for contact info and more!
March 31, 2021
Junior Hockey E45: Ryan Cruthers, Charlotte Rush Owner/Head Coach, Charleston Colonials Owner
This week, Dan and Lucas sit down with Charlotte Rush Head Coach Ryan Cruthers to talk about winning culture, having four teams at USPHL Nationals, and why he is excited for the future of the Dan K Show Executive Board. All this and much more on this week's Dan K Show Presents. Follow us @The_DanKShow on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
March 10, 2021
Junior Hockey E44: USPHL Regional Playoff Picks
It's time for Round 1 of the '20-'21 USPHL Playoffs, which means it's time for the Lucas and Dan to start putting their picks on record! Tune in to hear the guys break down the USPHL Playoff landscape. Agree? Disagree? Sound off on Twitter @The_DanKShow
March 4, 2021
Junior Hockey E44: Jaroslav Modry, Head Coach Provo Riverblades (USPHL Premier)
This week, Dan and Lucas talk USPHL Mountain Division and welcome Provo Riverblades Head Coach Jaroslav Modry! Jaro and Lucas talk about his recent success as the team's new head coach, and the difficulties involved in transitioning from a player to a coach. All this and more on this week's podcast!
February 24, 2021
Junior Hockey E43: The State of the NCDC
With Tampa Hub City coming to a close, the Dan K Show takes a look at the landscape of the NCDC. Which teams rose? Which teams fell? Which teams are poised for a nationals run? All this and more as we invite Tyler Davey, voice of the Tampa Bay Juniors, NE10, and the Wizard behind the curtain of Tampa Hub to give us his inside scoop.
February 17, 2021
Junior Hockey E42: Jacob Smulevitch, Head Coach Charleston Colonials (USPHL Elite)
The Dan K Show welcomes Elite Head Coach Jacob Smulevitch to talk about the recent success of the Charleston Colonials, building the team's "Culture First" mentality, and the type of preparation needed to make the all important nationals run. All this and more on this week's podcast
February 10, 2021
Junior Hockey E41: Vincent Pietrangelo, Head Coach Arcadia Men's Ice Hockey
This week, Dan K sits down with Arcadia Men's Ice Hockey Coach Vincent Pietrangelo to talk about the program at Arcadia, what Coach Pietrangelo looks for in a hockey player, and the benefits you can get from an opportunity at Arcadia. All this and more on this week's episode!
February 3, 2021
Junior Hockey E40: Andrew Burke, Head Coach Alvernia University
This week, Dan and Lucas welcome Coach Burke, who is heading up the newest NCAA DIII men's ice hockey team, Alvernia University. We talked with coach about his past experience, what kind of players he's looking for to build his program, and expectations for the 2022 season. All this and more on this week's show Head to alvernia.edu for more information about the school!
January 28, 2021
Junior Hockey E39: NY Aviators in #HubCityTampa
This week, the Dan K Show talks with Coach Mike Stanaway, Broadcaster Joe Soccoa, and Team Medic Joe Coffee about the #HubCityTampa experience. We talked about competition, the ways that COVID-19 has impacted teams around the country, and why the Hub City has been such a success so far. All this and more on this week's show. Follow @The_DanKShow on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more great content
January 20, 2021
Junior Hockey E38: Bruce Boudreau
This week, the Dan K Show welcomes Bruce Boudreau to talk about his newest USPHL expansion team! Bruce sat down to talk about his hockey experience, and how that drives him to continue to grow the game of junior hockey with the USPHL. Follow the Dan K Show @The_DanKShow on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
January 14, 2021
Junior Hockey E37: IIHF World Juniors
This week, Dan and Lucas examine the tournament as a whole, break down the performance of the US team, and talk about why the tournament is so important for the visibility of young players throughout the world
January 6, 2021
Junior Hockey E36: Mid-Season NCDC Breakdown
The NCDC is getting ready for the Tampa Hub, so the Dan K Show decided to do a deep dive on the season so far, and set the stage for the games in Tampa. Follow @The_DanKShow for updates and more content!
January 1, 2021
Junior Hockey E35: The 12 Days of Dankmas
On the twelfth day of Dankmas the Dan K Show gave to me...a podcast wrapping up the best hockey moments of 2020! Sit back, relax, and listen to Dan and Lucas recount their twelve best moments from 2020, a year unlike any other. Make sure to follow the Dan K Show @The_DanKShow on Twitter, Facebook, and Istagram
December 24, 2020
Junior Hockey E34: The Tampa Hub
This week, the Dan K Show is joined by USPHL Commissioner Bob Turow, and NCDC Head Coaches Jim Henkel (CT Jr Rangers) and Dan Hodge (Twin City Thunder) to talk about the Tampa Hub and its impact on play in 2021. In part 1, the Commissioner talks about some of the logistical challenges, and success, of the planning for the event. After the break, Coach Henkel and Coach Hodge talk about the impact this event will have on their players season, and getting recruited at the next level.
December 16, 2020
Junior Hockey E33: Brendan Price, Broadcaster Northern Colorado Eagles
This week the guys are joined by Northern Colorado Eagles Broadcaster, Brendan Price. Brendan helps break down why the Eagles are one of the top teams in the Mountain Division, and why he is excited to see how his Eagles stack up against the USPHL in their first season with the league Follow Brendan @brenjprice3, and head to northerncoloradoeagles.com for more info on the team
December 9, 2020
Junior Hockey Episode 32: Eric Sorenson, Head Coach Rivier University
This week, the Dan K Show welcomes Coach Sorenson, the head coach of the newly formed Rivier University Men's Hockey Team. Check out our conversation where we talk about Eric's playing history, approach to the game of hockey, and what its like to recruit for an inaugural season. Follow the Dan K Show @The_DanKShow, and head to rivier.edu for more info on applying to Rivier University
December 2, 2020
Junior Hockey Episode 31: Nick Roesch, Florida Eels Play By Play
This week, the Dan K Show rings up long time friend of the show and powerhouse broadcaster Nick Roesch! We chatted about our favorite Thanksgiving foods before taking a look at Nick's broadcast career, the Florida and Southeast divisions, and his thoughts on both the Florida Eels and the surging Tampa Bay Juniors Follow Nick on Twitter @NickRoeschPxP on Twitter, and Follow The Dan K Show @The_DanKShow on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
November 25, 2020
Dan K Show Presents E30: Jay Witta, Owner and Head Coach Minnesota Blue Ox
This week, the Dan K Show finally "confront" the Minnesota Blue Ox and Head Coach Jay Witta, after the Ox fly in the face of yet another Dan K Show Power Ranking. We talk to Coach Witta about his time at St. Cloud and the Humboldt Broncos, his philosophy behind the bench, and what goes into making the Blue OX the team that "no one wants to play." All this and more on this week's episode. For more information, go to blueoxhockey.com and follow the Dan K Show @The_DanKShow on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
November 18, 2020
Junior Hockey E29: Bob Turow, USPHL Commissioner
This week Dan and Lucas welcome the new USPHL Commissioner, Bob Turow, for a discussion about his goals for the league and his experience with the game of hockey. Follow @USPHL and @The_DanKShow for the most up-to-date information about the league.
November 11, 2020
Junior Hockey E28: Tina Ciraulo, Coach Metro Jets Organization (USPHL)
This past weekend, Coach Tina Ciraulo made USPHL history by being the first female head coach in the league. But for her, it was just another day at the office doing what she loves. Coach Ciraulo takes us through her hockey career at St. Cloud, how she got her start coaching, and what being a part of the Metro Jets organization means to her. All this and more on this week's show. Follow the show @The_DanKShow on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Learn more about the Metro Jets at metrojetshockey.com
November 4, 2020
Junior Hockey E27: Midwest West Showcase Recap
Dan and Lucas look back on the highlights and results from the Midwest West Showcase, and how those results might shape the season to come! Follow the Dan K Show on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @The_DanKShow
October 28, 2020
Dan K Show Presents E26: Jason Kersner, Head Coach Rockets Hockey Club (USPHL NCDC)
This week, Dan and Lucas talk with Rockets Head Coach Jason Kersner fresh off a weekend win, and in the midst of a phenomenal start to the season. The challenges of being with a new team, letting the Rockets creativity shine on the ice, and a holistic approach to training, all this week on Dan K Show Presents. Make sure to follow the show on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @The_DanKShow
October 21, 2020
Dan K Show Presents E25: The NCDC
This week, Dan and Lucas dive into the NCDC as it stands in October. They examine what they've seen from the NJ Hitmen, Rockets Hockey Club, Boston Junior Bruins, Islanders Hockey Club, and Boston Advantage. Our Free Skate deals with Lucas and Dan venting some frustrations with regards to the MLB Postseason, and specifically, the New York Yankees. Some baseball, some hockey, all fun this week on Dan K Show Presents. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @The_DanKShow for more!
October 14, 2020
The Ride: BJB Showcase
A new listening experience from the Dan K Show! Have you ever wanted to hear Dan and Lucas's thoughts immediately after leaving an event? Have you ever said, "Man those guys are always so prepared for every show?" Well, then prepare yourself for the opposite. This unedited (aka lightly edited) podcast is a look back at the Boston Junior Bruins Showcase from the guys who saw it firsthand.
October 7, 2020
Junior Hockey E23: Garrett Strot, Head Coach Tampa Bay Juniors (USPHL)
This week, the Dan K Show watched a LOT of hockey. In that weekend, the Tampa Bay Juniors, led by head coach Garrett Strot, came out as one of the most dominant teams. This week, we talked to Coach Strot about that opening weekend, the Tampa Bay Juniors team philosophy, and what it's like coaching and recruiting in the Florida Division. For more information on the Tampa Bay Juniors, go to tampajr.com and don't forget to follow the Dan k show @The_DanKShow on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram
September 23, 2020
Junior Hockey E22: Michael Callan, Head Coach Provo Riverblades (USPHL)
This week, Dan and Lucas welcome Riverblades head coach Mike Callan to the show. Coach Callan has the impressive job of building a new team for the '20-'21 season, which will compete in the high altitude and high powered USPHL Mountain Division. Listen as he talks working out in a former Olympic facility, building a squad from the ground up, and expectations for this year. Find out more about the Riverblades at https://www.provoriverblades.com/ and don't forget to follow the Dan K Show on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @The_DanKShow
September 16, 2020
Junior Hockey E21: USPHL Elite Division Preview
This week, Dan and Lucas round out their '20-'21 season previews by looking at the Elite Division. Last year's Elite Nationals bracket was all hype for Dan and Lucas, and with the premature ending of last season, that hype has been transferred to this season. Listen as Dan and Lucas break down their expectations for the season, and make a few way too early predictions.
September 9, 2020
Junior Hockey E20: Alex Thomas, Northern Cyclones Broadcaster
This week, the Dan K Show welcomes fellow broadcaster Alex Thomas of the Northern Cyclones to talk about all things junior hockey. As a broadcaster for the Northern Cyclones, Alex has a unique viewpoint on the growth of the NCDC division, and why it uniquely prepares athletes for the next level. Dan, Lucas, and Alex chat about the recent upgraded to the Northern Cyclones facilities, swap broadcasting stories and tips, and get into a little bit of NHL playoff talk. Remember to follow the Dan K Show @The_DanKShow on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Follow Alex Thomas on Twitter @Alex_Thomas14
August 26, 2020
Junior Hockey E19: Elite Junior Profiles
This week, the Dan K Show talks to the internet! Well, not quite. But we do have some guests who have developed a website to help use the power of the internet to its fullest potential for hockey players of all ages. Paul Pechmann and Lane Houk of Elite Junior Profiles join the show to discuss how they can help high-achieving student-athletes and their parents build, grow, enhance and showcase the student-athlete’s online profile to prospective scouts, colleges, coaches, committees and organizations. Find out how you can join their platform at https://elitejrprofiles.com/ Don't forget to follow the Dan K Show on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @The_DanKShow
August 19, 2020
Junior Hockey E18: Stanley Cup Predictions
This week, the Dan K Show put down the interview request phone and decided to chat about the NHL Playoffs and give their predictions for the Stanley Cup! Other topics for this week: Dan discusses his indoor Yellow Jacket problem, Lucas has questions for an ornithologist, and a friendly wager is made on those Stanley Cup predictions. Make sure to follow @The_DanKShow on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more great content!
August 12, 2020
Junior Hockey E17: Ryan Creenan (SUNY Morrisville DIII) and Nick Bernstein (Richmond Generals, USPHL)
This week, Dan and Lucas digitally travel to Richmond to talk to two Richmond Generals goaltenders known for their presence on and off the ice. Ryan Creenan and Nick Bernstein spent last season as a 1-2 punch at the Elite and Premier levels, and they bring that dynamic to "Dan K Show Presents". Listen this week as we talk playing for Richmond, dig deep into the mind of a goaltender, and share some of our favorite stories from the Generals home rink, SkateNation Plus
August 5, 2020
Junior Hockey E16: Dan Hodge, Head Coach Twin City Thunder (USPHL NCDC)
We couldn't quite catch up with Coach Hodge in New Hampshire this past weekend, so we had him on the podcast to make up for it! Hodge takes the helm of the Twin City Thunder for the upcoming season, and we asked him about his experience in the league, his approach to the game, and how his career playing hockey will translate into success behind the bench,
July 29, 2020
Junior Hockey E15: Mike Stanaway, Head Coach New York Aviators (USPHL Premier)
This week, Dan and Lucas talk Aviators hockey with the man who knows it best, Head Coach Mike Stanaway. Tune in as Dan and Lucas talk to Coach Stanaway about his offensive mindset, the ins and outs of recruiting in New York, and what it's like to be a part of the Aviator family
July 22, 2020
Junior Hockey E14: Triston Jensen, Head Coach Rum River Mallards (USPHL)
This week, Dan and Lucas talk to Coach Jensen about his career as a player, what it was like becoming the coach of the Mallards halfway through last season season, and what's next for one of the fastest rising teams in the Midwest. All this and more on this week's episode. Follow @The_DanKShow on social media, and head to mallardsusphl.com for more info on playing for the Rum River Mallards
July 15, 2020
Junior Hockey E13: Jared Fisher, Fort Wayne Spacemen
This week, the Dan K Show talks with the USPHL's leading Premier scorer, Jared Fisher. We talk about his personal highlights, his run with the Spacemen, and why he has stayed within the USPHL's development model for his entire career.
July 1, 2020
Junior Hockey E12: Bill Flanagan, Head Coach Northern Cyclones (USPHL NCDC)
Dan and Lucas welcome coach Bill Flanagan of the Northern Cyclones on to the podcast. Coach Flanagan has had a long history of success in hockey, and we spoke with him about his work in women's hockey, junior hockey, and development at all levels of the game. Head to northerncyclones.com for more information about the team, and make sure to follow @The_DanKShow on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
June 24, 2020
Junior Hockey E11: Chicago Combine
This week, Dan and Lucas talk about their reactions to the USPHL Chicago Combine, and talk about some tips that players attending future combines can use to improve their chances of getting noticed by coaches and scouts
June 17, 2020
Junior Hockey E10: Race in Hockey
This week, Dan and Lucas took a break from their regularly scheduled format to discuss some of the issues present int he game of hockey, as well as preview content, slated to be released in the upcoming weeks, that will serve to amplify the stories of POC who play the game of hockey. Stay tuned to @The_DanKShow on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more details on that release, and to reach out to talk with Dan and Lucas
June 10, 2020
Junior Hockey E09: Kevin St. Jacques, Head Coach Carolina Jr. Canes (USPHL)
This week, Dan and Lucas welcome Kevin St. Jacques to talk about his time around the game, as well as a deep dive into what makes the USPHL Southeast division one of the toughest year in and year out. The conversation centers around his squad, the Carolina Jr. Canes, and their successes last season, plus what they hope to build on for this upcoming year.
June 3, 2020
Junior Hockey E08: Brett Wall, Head Coach Hudson Havoc (USPHL)
This week, Dan and Lucas welcome Coach Brett Wall of the Hudson Havoc to talk about his time with the team, and the Havoc's preparation for next season.
May 27, 2020
Junior Hockey E07: Brandon Osmundson and John Moncovich, Utica College
This week, Dan and Lucas battled zoom outages and lawn mowers to bring you a long awaited interview with two of our favorite players; Brandon Osmundson and John Moncovich. These two made their mark as being a left hand-right hand duo for the Hampton Roads Whalers, before taking their talents north to Utica College's DIII program, a program which was the heavy favorite to win it all before the season was cut short. Listen as the guys talk junior hockey, making the jump to college, and some tips for youngsters getting ready to make the leap to the next level.
May 21, 2020
Junior Hockey E06: University of Kentucky, University of Louisvile, and the TSCHL (ACHA DII)
This week, Dan and Lucas sat down with the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville coaching staffs, as well as Commissioner of the TSCHL Tim Driscoll, to have a wide ranging discussion on the rivalry between schools, the addition of Kentucky to the TSCHL, and what kind of opportunities are available for hockey players at one of the nine member school of the TSCHL.
May 14, 2020
Junior Hockey E05: Lennie Childs, Assistant Coach Janesville Jets (NAHL)
This week, Dan and Lucas sit down with current Assistant Coach of the Janesville Jets (NAHL) to talk about his time on the bench, recruiting in the NAHL, and how the Jets look to continue to build on their stellar resume in the upcoming season.
May 7, 2020
Junior Hockey E04: The Pueblo Bulls
On this week's show, Dan and Lucas chat with Owner Jerry Wilhite, General Manager David Nelson, and Head Coach Chris Wilhite of the Pueblo Bulls. The Bulls are one of the newest additions to the USPHL, which has recently added western teams to it's already large footprint.
April 30, 2020
Junior Hockey E03: Dan Bradley, the Voice of the Minnesota Mullets (USPHL Premier)
This week, Dan and Lucas talk with Dan Bradley, the Play-by-Play announcer for the Minnesota Mullets. The conversation turns to Dan's broadcast career before diving into broadcast "tools of the trade", and how to keep up with the changing trends in media. This is a must listen for broadcasters and fans!
April 23, 2020
Junior Hockey E02: Adam Houli (Head Coach NJ 87's, EHL) and Anthony DiPaolo (Broadcaster NJ 87's and NJ Titans)
The Dan K Show takes a dive into the world of the EHL with Adam Houli (Head Coach NJ 87's, EHL) and Anthony DiPaolo (Broadcaster NJ 87's and NJ Titans). They join us to talk about the in-house development program of the NJ 87's, the state of junior hockey in New Jersey, and share some stories about their hockey careers
April 16, 2020
Junior Hockey E01: Head Coaches Jim Henkel (USPHL NCDC CT Jr. Rangers) and Ryan Frew (USPHL NCDC NH Jr. Monarchs)
On this week's show, Dan and Lucas welcome two long-time Dan K Show favorites. Head Coaches Jim Henkel (USPHL NCDC CT Jr. Rangers) and Ryan Frew (USPHL NCDC NH Jr. Monarchs) chat about their hockey history, recruitment in the time of COVID-19, and how they have built two of the most successful programs in the USPHL. Go to www.DanKShow.com for more, and make sure to reach out on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook @The_DanKShow
April 9, 2020
Dan K Show Presents: Junior Hockey
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March 31, 2020