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Off The Ice

Off The Ice

By BallTalkers
Off The Ice is the only hockey sports media show to discuss men’s and women’s professional hockey on equal footing. We host the biggest conversations in hockey from discussions around gender inequality, racial injustice and more, to making sure you stay up to date on all of the hockey news, games and going ons in the NHL, NWHL, and PWHPA.
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“I Used to Ref” Part II: Officiating in the NHL, Josh Richards, NWHL Draft
Off The Ice is the only hockey sports media show to discuss men’s and women’s professional hockey on equal footing. We host the biggest conversations in hockey from discussions around gender inequality, racial injustice and more, to making sure you stay up to date on all of the hockey news in the NHL, NWHL, and PWHPA.   What we cover in this episode:  Kat’s 3 Stars: (Seattle Kraken, *surprise* Pekka Rinne) Sam’s 3 Stars: (Rick Westhead, *surprise*, Joe Thornton) NWHL Draft Officiating and Parity in the NHL Josh Richards, the NHL’s new TikTok hire  Hockey Community Highlight: Matiss Kivlenieks Memorial Fund Resources for Sexual Assault and Abuse (including RAINN & AASAS:  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1kbppX75bI_h2itGMrZcFh24-6bPOilLuF3qBfuCij6k/edit?usp=sharing  LGBTQIA+ Hockey Organisations:  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1w6XuoEh4tXob1ggbRPEDNTWrkFMOFwlRgbI13miq1IQ/edit?usp=sharing  Contact us:  Twitter: @BT_offtheice  Instagram:@offtheice Email: balltalkers.offtheice@gmail.com Find BallTalkers:  Twitter: @Balltalkers Instagram: @balltalkers Kat:  Instagram: @therealkatpitre  Twitter: @therealkatpitre Sam:  Instagram: thegreatsambin0 Twitter: childshsambin0 Audio edited by (the extremely talented)  Russell Ryan, russellryan201@yahoo.com 
48:14
July 30, 2021
"Heartbreak in Chicago": Chicago Blackhawks, the NHL, and the allegations
Off The Ice is the only hockey sports media show to discuss men’s and women’s professional hockey on equal footing. We host the biggest conversations in hockey from discussions around gender inequality, racial injustice and more, to making sure you stay up to date on all of the hockey news in the NHL, NWHL, and PWHPA. What we cover in this episode: Kat’s 3 Stars: (National Indigenous People’s Day in Canada, surprise pick, JT Brown) Sam’s 3 Stars (Adam Fox, surprise pick, US Men’s Sled Hockey Team) Chicago Blackhawks and the allegations -- a timeline of events, the two lawsuits, who’s involved, and what this means for the NHL Hockey Community Highlight: RAINN, AASAS Resources for Sexual Assault and Abuse (including RAINN & AASAS): https://docs.google.com/document/d/1kbppX75bI_h2itGMrZcFh24-6bPOilLuF3qBfuCij6k/edit?usp=sharing Behind the Brand: Watch the interview: https://fb.watch/v/ITAlSmj0/ Listen on Apple Podcasts:  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/behind-brand-katherine-pitr%C3%A9-sam-siciliano-off-ice/id1027927746?i=1000526306118 Find them on Soundcloud:  https://soundcloud.com/new-haven-independent/behind-the-brand-katherine-pitre-sam-siciliano-the-off-the-ice-podcast Behind the Brand: Instagram: @behindthebrand_wnhh Sources from this episode:  https://docs.google.com/document/d/15G1rSlxlU1kWHiIUTRk00AW4HHRNUoM81erSJ7hP0pQ/edit?usp=sharing LGBTQIA+ Hockey Organisations: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1w6XuoEh4tXob1ggbRPEDNTWrkFMOFwlRgbI13miq1IQ/edit?usp=sharing Contact us: Twitter: @BT_offtheice Instagram:@offtheice Email: balltalkers.offtheice@gmail.com Find BallTalkers: Twitter: @Balltalkers Instagram: @balltalkers Kat: Instagram: @therealkatpitre Twitter: @therealkatpitre Sam: Instagram: thegreatsambin0 Twitter: childshsambin0 Audio edited by (the extremely talented)  Russell Ryan, russellryan201@yahoo.com
58:13
July 10, 2021
“Release the Kraken!”: Seattle Kraken’s Expansion Draft, UFAs and NHL Playoffs
Off The Ice is the only hockey sports media show to discuss men’s and women’s professional hockey on equal footing. We host the biggest conversations in hockey from discussions around gender inequality, racial injustice and more, to making sure you stay up to date on all of the hockey news in the NHL, NWHL, and PWHPA. What we cover in this episode: Kat’s 3 Stars: (Taya Currie, *surprise pick*, Ryan Pulock) Sam’s 3 Stars (New York Islanders, *surprise pick*, Brad Larsen) NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Check-in Seattle Kraken Expansion Draft and top UFAs to keep an eye on Hockey Community Highlight: Pride Tape Pride Tape: Website:  https://pridetape.com/ Ig: @pridetape Twitter: @PrideTape LGBTQIA+ Hockey Organisations: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1w6XuoEh4tXob1ggbRPEDNTWrkFMOFwlRgbI13miq1IQ/edit?usp=sharing Contact us: Twitter: @BT_offtheice Instagram:@offtheice Email: balltalkers.offtheice@gmail.com Find BallTalkers: Twitter: @Balltalkers Instagram: @balltalkers Kat: Instagram: @therealkatpitre Twitter: @therealkatpitre Sam: Instagram: thegreatsambin0 Twitter: childshsambin0 Audio edited by (the extremely talented)  Russell Ryan, russellryan201@yahoo.com
59:18
June 27, 2021
“The New York Saints”: Bruce Cassidy, NHL Playoffs and Interview with Chanel Keenan
Off The Ice is the only hockey sports media show to discuss men’s and women’s professional hockey on equal footing. We host the biggest conversations in hockey from discussions around gender inequality, racial injustice and more, to making sure you stay up to date on all of the hockey news in the NHL, NWHL, and PWHPA. What we cover in this episode: Kat’s 3 Stars: (Mark Joslin and the Toronto Six, *surprise pick*, Masterton Finalists) Sam’s 3 Stars (Andrei Vasilevskiy, *surprise pick*, Montreal Canadiens sweep) NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Check-in Nazem Kadri suspension is upheld Bruce Cassidy and his team of walking fines Pierre Luc Dubois and his future in Winnipeg Interview with Seattle Kraken’s Intersectionality Consultant (and our friend) Chanel Keenan Canada’s gold in the IIHF Men’s Worlds Hockey Community Highlight: The Herb Brooks Foundation The Herb Brooks Foundation: Website:  https://www.herbbrooksfoundation.com/page/show/5339287-more Ig: @herbbrooksfoundation Twitter: @HerbBrooksFDN Chanel Keenan Podcast: Cmorethansports IG: @cmorethansports Twitter: @CMoreThanSports Contact us: Twitter: @BT_offtheice Instagram:@offtheice Email: balltalkers.offtheice@gmail.com Find BallTalkers: Twitter: @Balltalkers Instagram: @balltalkers Kat: Instagram: @therealkatpitre Twitter: @therealkatpitre Sam: Instagram: thegreatsambin0 Twitter: childshsambin0 Audio edited by (the extremely talented)  Russell Ryan, russellryan201@yahoo.com
01:51:40
June 12, 2021
It's Pride and Playoff Month!: NHL Second Round Previews, PWHPA Canadian Dream Gap Tour and Interview with Jessica Platt
Off The Ice is the only hockey sports media show to discuss men’s and women’s professional hockey on equal footing. We host the biggest conversations in hockey from discussions around gender inequality, racial injustice and more, to making sure you stay up to date on all of the hockey news in the NHL, NWHL, and PWHPA. What we cover in this episode: Kat’s 3 Stars: (Kacey Bellamy, Mark Scheifele (and his goats), Vezina finalists: Phillip Grubauer, Marc-Andre Fleury, Andrei Vasilevskiy) Sam’s 3 Stars (Girls Hockey Calgary, Toronto Maple Leafs (and NYR Cup drought), Marie-Philip Poulin) NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Round 2 preview Toronto Maple Leafs and Edmonton Oilers out of the playoffs Ryan Reaves suspended Interview with PWHPA and former CWHL player, Jessica Platt PWHPA Dream Gap Tour, Women’s IIHF World Championships rescheduled Hockey Community Highlight: Canadian Blind Hockey Canadian Blind Hockey: https://canadianblindhockey.com/ Facebook: @CanadianBlindHockey Twitter: @CDNBlindHockey Youtube: Canadian Blind Hockey  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYiOpdeWTKZdgq_8aD55zsQ Instagram: @canadianblindhockey Contact us: Twitter: @BT_offtheice Instagram:@offtheice Email: balltalkers.offtheice@gmail.com Find BallTalkers: Twitter: @Balltalkers Instagram: @balltalkers Kat: Instagram: @therealkatpitre Twitter: @therealkatpitre Sam: Instagram: thegreatsambin0 Twitter: childshsambin0 Audio edited by (the extremely talented)  Russell Ryan, russellryan201@yahoo.com
01:41:58
June 05, 2021
NHL Player Safety: How Safe Are Their Decisions? NYR, Tom Wilson and *That* Game
Off The Ice is the only hockey sports media show to discuss men’s and women’s professional hockey on equal footing. We host the biggest conversations in hockey from discussions around gender inequality, racial injustice and more, to making sure you stay up to date on all of the hockey news in the NHL, NWHL, and PWHPA. What we cover in this episode: Kat’s 3 Stars: (K’Andre Miller, *Surprise Pick*, Carolina Hurricanes ) Sam’s 3 Stars (NZIHL: Lilly Forbes, Grace Harrison, NWHL, TJ Oshie ) NWHL Awards and Increased Salary Cap PWHPA Dream Gap Tour, new dates announced, St. Louis Blues & Calgary Flames Detroit Red Wings, Thomas Griess NHL Player Safety: Tom Wilson’s actions with Pavel Buchnevich and Artemi Panarin, Sidney Crosby & Travis Konecny fight, Ghostisbhere suspension & fines New York Rangers firing GM Jeff Gorton and President John Davidson New York Rangers statement to George Parros and *that* game Hockey Community Highlight: Skate To Great PuckEmpire Thomas Griess Posts: https://www.instagram.com/p/COavh1rgTc0/?igshid=146voi2y9m98s Twitter to follow NZIHL: Women’s Sports Highlights: @HilitesWSports Where to stream NZIHL games: https://www.youtube.com/c/NZIHL/videos Botany Swarm IG: @botanyswarm Canterbury Red Devils IG: @reddevilshockey Headway Foundation Website: https://www.skatetogreat.org/ IG: @skatetogreat Twitter: @skatetogreat Contact us: Twitter: @BT_offtheice Instagram:@offtheice Email: balltalkers.offtheice@gmail.com Find BallTalkers: Twitter: @Balltalkers Instagram: @balltalkers Kat: Instagram: @therealkatpitre Twitter: @therealkatpitre Sam: Instagram: thegreatsambin0 Twitter: childshsambin0 Audio edited by (the extremely talented)  Russell Ryan, russellryan201@yahoo.com
53:12
May 09, 2021
Canucks & COVID-19: The Vancouver Canucks return to play, the IIHF Women’s Worlds (part I), Patrick Marleau & more
Off The Ice is the only hockey sports media show to discuss men’s and women’s professional hockey on equal footing. We host the biggest conversations in hockey from discussions around gender inequality, racial injustice and more, to making sure you stay up to date on all of the hockey news in the NHL, NWHL, and PWHPA. What we cover in this episode: Kat’s 3 Stars: (William Nylander’s 100th goal celebration, Igor Larionov II, Buffalo Sabres) Sam’s 3 Stars (Patrick Marleau, Zach Parise, Braden Holtby ) The Vancouver Canucks’s return to play, COVID-19 experience, and JT Miller’s comments The IIHF Women’s World Championships (part one) -- The teams, what we’re looking forward to, and more Hockey Community Highlight: Headway Foundation Headway Foundation Website:  https://headwayfoundation.com/ IG: @headwayfdn Twitter: @HeadwayFDN Facebook: headwayfoundation Contact us: Twitter: @BT_offtheice Instagram:@offtheice Email: balltalkers.offtheice@gmail.com Find BallTalkers: Twitter: @Balltalkers Instagram: @balltalkers Kat: Instagram: @therealkatpitre Twitter: @therealkatpitre Sam: Instagram: thegreatsambin0 Twitter: childshsambin0 Audio edited by (the extremely talented)  Russell Ryan, russellryan201@yahoo.com
41:32
April 23, 2021
"The Tri-State Trade": An Interview with Jaclyn Hawkins, NHL Trade Deadline Day Winners & Losers, & More
Off The Ice is the only hockey sports media show to discuss men’s and women’s professional hockey on equal footing. We host the biggest conversations in hockey from discussions around gender inequality, racial injustice and more, to making sure you stay up to date on all of the hockey news in the NHL, NWHL, and PWHPA. What we cover in this episode: Kat’s 3 Stars: (Anthony Mantha, *surprise pick*, 2021 USWNT) Sam’s 3 Stars (J.T. Miller, Artemi Panarin,NWHL & NBC Sports) An interview with the former CWHL and Swiss League player and creator of Women’s Hockey Life, Jaclyn Hawkins A conversation with Jaclyn Hawkins about the culture of hockey in North America, the future of Women’s hockey and more NHL Trade Deadline: the winners and losers of the trade day + a break down of the biggest trades: Taylor Hall and more Hockey Community Highlight: Women’s Hockey Life Women’s Hockey Life Website:  https://womenshockeylife.com/ IG: @womenshockeylife Twitter: @whlofficial Facebook: womenshockeylife Youtube: Women’s Hockey Life Podcast: Women’s Hockey Life Podcast Contact us: Twitter: @BT_offtheice Instagram:@offtheice Email: balltalkers.offtheice@gmail.com Find BallTalkers: Twitter: @Balltalkers Instagram: @balltalkers Kat: Instagram: @therealkatpitre Twitter: @therealkatpitre Sam: Instagram: thegreatsambin0 Twitter: childshsambin0 Audio edited by (the extremely talented)  Russell Ryan, russellryan201@yahoo.com
01:14:22
April 16, 2021
"I Used To Ref!": The NWHL, Tim Peel & Parity in the NHL
Off The Ice is the only hockey sports media show to discuss men’s and women’s professional hockey on equal footing. We host the biggest conversations in hockey from discussions around gender inequality, racial injustice and more, to making sure you stay up to date on all of the hockey news in the NHL, NWHL, and PWHPA. What we cover in this episode: Kat’s 3 Stars: (Sammy Davis, *surprise pick*, Jillian Dempsey) Sam’s 3 Stars (Digit Murphy, Patrick Marleau, Lindsay Artkin) An interview with the Puck Authority co-creator and Toronto Six Media Relations Coordinator, Justin Levine Analysis, overview and discussion of the NWHL Isobel Cup Semi-finals, Finals and burst bubble with Justin Levine Tim Peel, officiating in the NHL, and the problem with parity Hockey Community Highlight: You Can Play YOU CAN PLAY Website:  https://www.youcanplayproject.org/ IG: @youcanplayteam Twitter: @youcanplayteam Contact us: Twitter: @BT_offtheice Instagram:@offtheice Email: balltalkers.offtheice@gmail.com Find BallTalkers: Twitter: @Balltalkers Instagram: @balltalkers Kat: Instagram: @therealkatpitre Twitter: @therealkatpitre Sam: Instagram: thegreatsambin0 Twitter: childshsambin0 Audio edited by (the extremely talented)  Russell Ryan, russellryan201@yahoo.com
51:56
April 07, 2021
All In: The NHL East Division (+ A Special Guest)
Off The Ice is the only hockey sports media show to discuss men’s and women’s professional hockey on equal footing. We host the biggest conversations in hockey from discussions around gender inequality, racial injustice and more, to making sure you stay up to date on all of the hockey news in the NHL, NWHL, and PWHPA. What we cover in this episode: Kat’s 3 Stars: (Filip Hronek, surprise pick, Kirill Kaprizov) Sam’s 3 Stars (Mika Zibanejad, Ontario Reign, Evgeni Malkin) An overview of the NHL East Division: New York Rangers’ return to greatness (maybe), the Philadelphia Flyers’ standings slide, the Buffalo Sabres’ plot thickens, and a check in on the Boston Bruins, Washington Capitals, Pittsburgh Penguins, New York Islanders, and New Jersey Devils Interview with Canadian National Team & PWHPA member, Sarah Nurse!!! Hockey Community Highlight: Travis Roy Foundation Travis Roy Foundation Website: https://www.travisroyfoundation.org/ IG: @trfoundation Twitter: @TRFoundation Contact us: Twitter: @BT_offtheice Instagram:@offtheice Email: balltalkers.offtheice@gmail.com Find BallTalkers: Twitter: @Balltalkers Instagram: @balltalkers Kat: Instagram: @therealkatpitre Twitter: @therealkatpitre Sam: Instagram: thegreatsambin0 Twitter: childshsambin0 Audio edited by (the extremely talented)  Russell Ryan, russellryan201@yahoo.com
01:13:13
March 31, 2021
They're Back (And Better Than Ever)
Off The Ice is the only hockey sports media show to discuss men’s and women’s professional hockey on equal footing. We host the biggest conversations in hockey from discussions around gender inequality, racial injustice and more, to making sure you stay up to date on all of the hockey news in the NHL, NWHL, and PWHPA. What we cover in this episode: Kat’s 3 Stars: (Dylan Coghlan, Carolina Hurricanes, Detroit Red Wings) Sam’s 3 Stars (Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson & Monique Lamoureux-Morando, Matt Zuccerelo, The New York Islanders ) The NWHL is back for the Isobel Cup Final The new NHL, ESPN, Disney TV Rights deal - the NHL is back to broadcasting on ESPN airwaves Artemi Panarin is back on the New York Rangers roster, Russian politics & athletes Buffalo Sabres (What’s wrong, and what’s right? Ralph Krueger, Jeff Skinner, Jack Eichel and more) Hockey Community Highlight: Black Girls Hockey Club Black Girls Hockey Club Pledge:  https://blackgirlhockeyclub.org/getuncomfortable/ Website: https://blackgirlhockeyclub.org/ IG: @blackgirlhockeyclub Twitter: @BlackGirlHockey Travis Roy Foundation Website: https://www.travisroyfoundation.org/ IG: @trfoundation Twitter: @TRFoundation Anti-Asian Hate Resources: Comprehensive card with links to where to donate, educational resources, petitions, mental health resources and more: https://anti-asianviolenceresources.carrd.co/ Stop AAPI Hate Website: https://stopaapihate.org/ Stop AAPI Hate IG:@stopaapihate Contact us: Twitter: @BT_offtheice Instagram:@offtheice Email: balltalkers.offtheice@gmail.com Find BallTalkers: Twitter: @Balltalkers Instagram: @balltalkers Kat: Instagram: @therealkatpitre Twitter: @therealkatpitre Sam: Instagram: thegreatsambin0 Twitter: childshsambin0 Audio edited by (the extremely talented)  Russell Ryan, russellryan201@yahoo.com
55:26
March 24, 2021
From The Mouth of Babes
Off The Ice is the only hockey sports media show to discuss men’s and women’s professional hockey on equal footing. We host the biggest conversations in hockey from discussions around gender inequality, racial injustice and more, to making sure you stay up to date on all of the hockey news in the NHL, NWHL, and PWHPA. What we cover in this episode: Introductions! Who are Sam Siciliano and Kat Pitré? Kat’s 3 Stars: (Abby Roque, Nicklas Backstrom, Andrei Svechnikov) Sam’s 3 Stars (Kendall Coyne-Schofield, Patrick Kane, Bauer Hockey) Madison Square Garden and the PWHPA Dream Gap Tour Social responsibility and promoting women’s hockey Hockey Community Highlight: Mark Messier Foundation Contact us: Twitter: @BT_offtheice Instagram:@offtheice Email: balltalkers.offtheice@gmail.com Find BallTalkers: Twitter: @Balltalkers Instagram: @balltalkers Kat: Instagram: @therealkatpitre Twitter: @therealkatpitre Sam: Instagram: thegreatsambin0 Twitter: childshsambin0 Audio edited by (the extremely talented)  Russell Ryan, russellryan201@yahoo.com
39:10
March 18, 2021