This week we are joined by a Canadian jewel in sports broadcasting. Representation matters which is why having David Amber on the show is a bonus. David is the late game host on Hockey Night In Canada and he shares his road as a broadcaster, family and sibling to an award winning writer in the USA. He also shares some of the greatest sports moments he's been a witness to over the years.
But first someone on the team has taken the leap of faith out of plane, the boys talk about taking photos and the upcoming NHL daft Lottery.
Mark Fraser and Erik Gudbranson have been friends for awhile now so when issues came up in society and in the hockey world Erik's first call was to his old friend Mark. The advice he gave led Gudbranson to write a powerful article https://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/erik-gudbranson-fear-kept-speaking-wont-anymore/
Mark felt the same and also wrote a powerful article to speak about the issues of today in hockey and in life https://www.theplayerstribune.com/en-us/articles/mark-fraser-racism-george-floyd-hockey-nhl
Fraser and Gudbranson join the podcast to talk about their friendship, race and how we as a society can be better. Of course they hit you with their top five songs before a game.
But first, joining the boys is Jesse Kirshenbaum from BarDown to talk about the initiative to help fight bigotry in hockey with the Hockey Diversity Alliance Fundraiser. If you would like to help out go to https://www.gobardown.com/collections/hda
It all starts on Thursday June 25th @bardownhockey #changehockeyculture #puckracism
This is a special one for the crew, the one and only Grant Fuhr joins us to talk about his time with the Edmonton Oilers winning 5 cups, his take on the state of hockey and race as well as his new venture as a coach in the new 3ICE 3 on 3 hockey league coming in 2021.
The team also introduces the newest member Brother B, Brian Delumpa is a graphic designer who will be taking care of the podcast social media.
Episode 12 is about to get busy. Joining the crew is the big man playing in the D, Givani Smith from the Detroit RedWings talks making it to the NHL and his journey getting there. He shares some important lessons to young players of colour by sharing some of his own personal experiences.
But first Soul On Ice rocks it Wu Tang style.... The boys talk to Kishaun Gervais, Zack Stringer, Mekai Sanders, Koletrane Wilson, Montana Onyebuchi, Tyson greenway and Justin Sourdif about the video they released on Twitter last last showing their support for the Black Lives Matter movement.
Kwamster's Lyric Of The Week
"Sunshine plays a major part in the day time"
Wu Tang Clan (Couldn't all be so simple)
One of the most famous Hockey dads in history joins the boys to talk about moving to Canada from Jamaica and starting a family that would help change the way people view black athletes in hockey.
Karl shares with us his views and concerns about what is happening right now not only in the USA but all over the world. His number one concern... the children.
He also shares some secrets about PK and how he handles the pressure of being judged.
Remember to subscribe, rate and review
On todays show we are pleased to be joined by two history makers Kiana Scott and Blake Bolden.
The ladies talk about their careers as Hockey scouts, their humble beginnings and words of wisdom for young girls.
But before that the boys talk about Elijah 's award as well Akil gives us some information on his Zale EASports NHL 20 Allstar video game tournament.
Join us for the first ever Zale x Just Dishin NHL20 Tournament for a chance to win over $8000 worth of prizes and giveaways. This will be a dual platform tournament (PS4 and Xbox) with separate dates for each console (dates are posted below). This is an open entry tournament so players of all skill levels are welcome to enter. Each tournament will have 256 open spots.
We will be donating 10% of ticket proceeds through Athletes for COVID Relief that supports The Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP) https://disasterphilanthropy.org/. Once a ticket has been purchased you will receive a confirmation email with further details outlining the event, please contact us by email at email@example.com with any further questions and best of luck to all competitors.
Remember to subscribe, rate and review
The legendary host of Hockey Night In Canada joins the conversation about the Micheal Jordan documentary The Last Dance
Ron dishes on what he misses about working with Don Cherry and the hard decision to choice principal over friendship
He also shares his love for the game and working on HNIC as well Ron shares his top 5 songs on the way to work
On the show today WWE Superstar Xavier Woods joins to Byezz to talk NHL All Star Weekend, getting the Stone Cold Stunner from the living legend Steve Austin, meeting Wayne Gretzky and Xavier shares his top 5 song before a match.
But first as usual Akil is teasing Elijah as they talk about some of their interest and passions outside of hockey
Please subscribe rate and review when you get a chance and make sure you check us out on instagram, twitter and Facebook
We'd also love it if you would support our brother Xavier and all the great content he is putting out, you can find him on all these platforms
The New Day: Feel the power (where you find all your podcast)
p.s Akil and Elijah don't know who Alanis Morissette is, do you?
The Byezz welcome Jaden Lindo to this weeks podcast. Jaden appeared in the documentary Soul On Ice: Past, Present & Future directed by podcast host Kwame (His first film by the way). Jaden talks about that experience and what it was like practicing with Sydney Crosby and playing with Connor McDavid as a kid (imagine Connor McDavid as your line mate, let that sink in)
It's official Joel Ward is retired and he wrote a great tribute to the game of hockey, his parents, his teammates and his son.
Remember to subscribe, rate and review... Oh yea tell a friend.
Episode 5 and the boys welcome their 3rd quest to show Sarah Nurse
Sarah Nurse will now be known as The Green Eyed Bandit
Sarah hangs out the boys to talk about her family, team Canada, being a role model and her association with Drake.... That's right I said Drake.
This is one of those episodes where you truly get to know someone who in the future is going the help make change in the hockey world.
Akil and Elijah think she's a Baddie, Kwame still doesn't know what that means. All we know is this episode is pretty wicked.
Sarah Nurse top 5 game day songs
Big Sean "I don't mess with you"
Jorge Quintero "300 Violin Orchestra"
Find these great songs on iTunes
Todays show is of course brought to you by Zale apparel (zaleapparel.com) but what's more important than that is the fact the Boyz got to talk to the O.G Joel Ward for his first real sit down interview since retiring.
But first the Boyz talk about Akil's hair, toothaches, video games and cabin fever setting in.
On behalf of the Soul On Ice Podcast crew we'd like to send out condolences to the families of Coby Cave (Edmonton Oilers, 25), Pat Stapleton (Chicago Blackhawks, 79) and Tom Webster (coached New York Rangers and LA Kings, 71).... Rest easy.
Episode 3 and the boys are at it again talking about the K'Andre Miller situation and welcoming their very first guest, this is his draft year and Quinton Byfield talks about his experience during World Jr's, playing video games (someone owes someone some money) and Bow ties. Q is about to make history this year so the boys are pleased to have him as their very first guest.
By the way... Elijah is bald now
WE GOT A SPONSOR!!!!!!!! Check out zaleapparel.com for the comfy hoodies that'll have you looking good
Ep.2 the boys give an update on the Covid-19 situation and how it is affecting the hockey world. R.I.P The big homie Marlowe Stoudamire
Draft time is right around the corner for the future stars trying to make a mark in the OHL, how does our current situation affect the NHL draft in June and the Akil and Elijah share their draft experience good and bad.
Soul On Ice: The Podcast is on the air so tell a friend
Now available on Apple Podcast, do us a favour and give us a couple of stars and a review
The first in a new series of podcast for the fans of hockey. Kwame, Akil and Elijah talk about the Coronavirus and its effect on hockey and the sports world as well as a breakdown of Akil Thomas' golden goal at this years World Jrs tournament.