Sat down with Camille Scherger goalie for the University of PEI & Madison Cole forward for the University of Manitoba. We discuss everything women's hockey including shoe checks, playing with all boys vs all girls in minor hockey & meeting each other at U-Sport Nationals.
In this episode sat down with the current captain of the Saskatoon Blades Chase Wouters & NHL draft eligible defenseman from the Prince George Cougars Rhett Rhinehart.
- Prep schools|
- Bus trips
- Tampa Bay Lightning camp
- NHL Entry Draft
In this episode we talk with "newly" appointed GM & head coach of the Lloydminster Junior 'A' Bobcats, Nigel Dube.
- Nigel's playing days
- Bantam draft
- Player to coach mentality
- Changing the culture
- Expectations for 2019-20 season
A double feature.
In the 1st half Paul talks about losing his father to suicide and his own battle with mental health. He has started Let‘s Walk the Talk where he will walk from Saskatoon to Lloydminster raising money for Project Sunrise
In the 2nd half we sit down with Sydney Smythe and dig into Women‘s division 1 hockey followed by her road to Red Bull Crashed Ice
On this weeks episode we interview Cory Cross who went from Junior B hockey to University to being selected 1st overall in the 1992 NHL supplemental draft.
- NHL Supplemental draft
- U of A Goldenbears
- Tampa Bay
- Minor leagues
On today’s episode I sat down with two pros Linden Springer & Kenney Morisson who both currently play overseas in Europe.
- Lloydminster minor hockey
- Lloydminster Junior ‘A’ Bobcats
- The AJHL & BCHL
- College Hockey
- Life as a Pro
- Calgary Flames training camp
In studio with me are two small town Sask boys who ended up playing for the Lloydminster Junior ‘A’ Bobcats. We discuss:
- Trade Deadline
- Midget AAA in small town Saskatchewan
- Playing for your hometown
Laurie Mercier, Dustin Newman and I sit and discuss our 2006 bike trip where we traveled across Canada in 69 days. We had no training or knowledge of biking long distances and what ensued is comical.... and a story you won’t soon forget
Brandi Hofer is quickly becoming a name that is recognized around the world. She is a Lloydmimeter celebrity and today I had the opportunity to sit down a discuss the life of a painter, the hard work that it takes to be successful and the adventures she has experienced.
Super excited for this one. History was made in June 2019 as Amber became the 1st women to ever drive pro for the Canadian Professional Chuckwagon Association. We dive into her upbringing, life on the road and her battle with depression. Amber has quite the story and you won't want to miss this one. Good luck to Amber as she chases her dreams!
Jantzen & TJ both grew up in Lloydminster and played together all through minor hockey culminating in a trip to the Telus Cup.
Jantzen was selected 15th overall in the Bantam draft and played 4 years in the WHL.
TJ went undrafted and just finished his 3rd and final year in the AJHL becoming the CJHL defensemen of the year.
We discuss all of this and more on today’s episode
This one was pretty cool. Murray and I did this episode live at the Lashburn Elementary School in front of different classes who sat and watched throughout the interview.
Murray is retired from teaching (30years) and now is a full time painter. He taught himself rugby by reading a book and went on to coach the Lashburn High School to 5 provincial championship. He has a lot of insight on coaching kids and how to approach life in general.
You don’t want to miss this one.
On this episode sat with Jaxan Kaluski of the Seattle Thunderbirds and Bryce Kindopp of the Everett Silvertips. We talked about growing up in Lloydminster, going to the Telus Cup and what it takes to make & stay in the WHL
Si was born in Zealandia SK in 1924. He lived through the Great Depression, fought in WWII and worked on the railroad for 38 years. We talk in depth about life in the Depression, his time in the war and the life lessons he’s experienced. You don’t want to miss this one.
Sat in Skip Krake’s man cave for this episode. We were surrounded by so much history of the game at times it was quite unbelievable. Skip is originally from North Battleford SK and this is where he would play his minor hockey. Following this he would play his junior in Estevan and carry onto the NHL for:
-Los Angeles Kings
Morgan & Merv Mann in the studio
- Hillmond/Lloydminster boys
- Alumni of the Jr. B Bandits & Jr. A Blazers
- Merv a University of Saskatchewan Huskies alumni
- Morgan an Acadia Axeman alumni
- Combined they appeared in five Allan Cups winning two with the Border Kings
- Finally both have been active in coaching local minor hockey and running player development camps
This episode was really cool. I have not sat in the same room as these two gentleman in 14+ years.
I played two of my years in Dryden with Colin & Darrell (his father) helped coach us for one of those years. During our discussion we cover a multitude of topics including:
- SIJHL & the Dryden Ice Dogs
- Ken Holland & the Edmonton Oilers
- Junior camps & fighting in hockey
- Allan Cup & Theo Fluery
This week I am joined by Chelsea Steinley former volleyball player with the Lakeland Rustlers. Originally from Saskatoon SK she grew up playing volleyball, but it would not be until age 31 before she would make her collegiate sports debut. Chelsea played two years for the Lakeland Rustlers where she would not only dress, but be on the starting roster. They would go onto win conference both years with a Gold and a bronze at the national championships. Chelsea is happily married and mother of two wonderful kids. We will discuss all this and more.
During an epic 4 1/2 day roadtrip to Vancouver my three brothers, dad, nephew and brother-in-law discuss current hot topic issues including:
-1st round of NHL playoffs
- Steve Yzerman to Detroit Redwings
- Carolina Hurricanes endgame celebrations
- Game of Thrones Predictions
This week I have Mr. Duane “Diesel” Perillat in the Studio
Diesel has played just about everywhere
- Minor Hockey
Lloydminster, Yorkton, Tisdale, Moose Jaw & Prince Albert
Portland, Prince Albert & Prince George
Melfort, Kindersley & Weyburn
We will discuss all this and more
This week’s guest is Colin Senkow. He currently lives in Calgary AB where he has been active with the Calgary Fire Department since 2008. Colin played his Junior A with the Dryden Ice Dogs and later in his career would compete in the World Police and Fire Games. These games happen every two years anywhere around the world. He has taken home a bronze, silver and finally a gold over the Russians in 2015. Colin is happily married and recently became a father to a beautiful girl.
We will discuss all this and more
It was an absolute honour to sit across from Gord and hear first hand his journey with hockey. Born and raised in Hillmond, Saskatchewan he played his first junior hockey in Lashburn with what was then a Jr. B team coached by Sask hall of fame inductee Stan Dunn.
The Jr B club was an affiliate of the Weyburn Redwings so naturally Gord carried onto the Junior A club. From here he would play in a Memorial cup with the Regina Pats and sign his first pro contract.
During the 1970’s he would spend time in both Port Huron, Michigan of the IHL and Fort Worth, Texas of the CHL all of which were part of the Detroit Red Wings minor league system.
Gord eventually made his way back home and would play senior for the Hillmond Allstars winning a SaskAlta title in 1978. Currently Gord resides in Hillmond where he has been a huge part of the community for decades.
Born and raised in Port Arthur, Ontario, he played for the Thunder Bay Twins. He would go on to win 2 Allan Cups and a Colonial Cup.
During his coaching career which currently totals:
822 Junior ‘A’ & 120 Pro as Head Coach not to mention 174 Junior ‘A’ as an assistant coach. He has been through the Dudley Hewitt Cup and twice has reached the Royal Bank Cup finals. Currently he resides in Kindersley, SK where he owns a local fitness center and is the assistant coach of the Kindersley Junior ‘A’ Klippers.
Larry’s thoughts on what he tries to instil with his players “Work hard and compete, never cheat the game, be a good teammate and enjoy it because it goes by quick”
We discuss all this and more on this episode
Brad Cruikshank is a former Pro Hockey Player. Originally from Kelowna, BC he played his midget AAA in Calgary eventually winning a Max Cup. He would play Junior A with the Calgary Royals and participate in a Viking Cup. His pro career would see him play for Toledo, Fayetteville, Pensacol, Motor City and overseas in the British Elite league. With over 100 career fights Brads career has a very interesting perspective. We discuss all this and more during the podcast.
Harland Lesyk owns the Weekly Bean newspaper that is distributed in Kindersley, Moose Jaw & Lloydminster. He played hockey all over the world including South Africa, Holland and the United States. Former President of the Wild Goose Hockey League, Harland has been around the sporting world all of his life and we discuss all of this and more.
Greg Buchanan has been involved in everything Lloydminster sports since 1989. Junior 'A' Blazers board member, play by play and PA announcer. GM of Senior AAA Border Kings who went on to win 2 Allen Cups. Current GM of the Jr. 'B' Bandits. Vice-president of the Canadian Professional Chuckwagon Association (CPCA) and all while being a full time media host whether on radio or television. Greg has done it all and we will try and cover the highlights.
On this episode I talk with Brian Sheppard. He has been in the sporting good business for over 50 years, has owned and operated Shep Sports in Lloydminster since 1989 and is a 4x Canadian Trapshooting Champ. Shep is one of kind and I was honoured to share a glass of scotch while listening to a lifetime of stories.
On today's episode I talk with Bill Caverly. He is a husband, father of two, journeyman electrician, Junior A' Bobcats board member & billet family, soundman for the Dirt Rich Band, maintenance foreman for 5 McDonald's location and rec goalie phenom. We discuss his Rec hockey career and where it has taken him, playing for the Leafs alumni and most winning goalie in Whiskey Chicken Cup History just to name a couple.
Today's guest is my father Steve Newman.
He is a Husband, father (of five), business owner, farmer and one of the greatest men I know. We discuss his early hockey & football days along with college shenanigans. We also talk at length about his playing days with the Hillmond Allstars (Senior Hockey).
Ken Rutherford is Husband, father, business owner, professor, MBA student, coach and a good friend of mine. We discuss his early days in volleyball, his college days and life in coaching with his philosophies.