It’s a double interview episode for all you beauties and a big thanks for the continued support. Each week our followers across social go up, and downloads and listens to the show continue to rise too, so we can’t think you enough for tuning in. It’s a loaded episode as we mentioned above and we cover a lot. Outside of what’s mentioned in the rest of the blog below, you can expect our normal weekend recap, a look at the 2020 Hall of Fame class, and how bat shit crazy fan’s are going over how the NHL Draft Lottery played out.
Hershey Bears Sign Goalie Hunter Shepard
In the words of @brunblogs on yesterdays episode “what a great fuckin’ hockey name he’s got on him” and yeah, can’t deny that. Sheps, Shepper, Hunts, idk there’s a lot of hockey nick names you can call him. We go over some stats and stuff like that in the ep, but for a quick glance, peep Rob Carlin’s tweet below.
Interview – Patrick Giles
We’re joined Patrick Giles, local stud who’s now with Boston College and serving as an Assistant Captain for the 20-21 season. What a god damn beauty he was. Sandy from First Line Training Center hooked us up with him, and mentioned he might be a little shy so I said fuck it and threw some curveball questions at him (nothing bad, cause last thing we don on this pod is get players in trouble or have them say some stuff that could fuck up their current situation).
We kick it off with some Landon talk and how he only attended the school for two years… and won TWO MAPHL Championships… and happened to have a hatty and a five point night in the second one. You can check out the story from the Washington Post here. He rolled out of Landon after sophomore year (still owes the school an apology for not staying to win em’ four straight chippers) but he went out to the US Development program because obviously, and then played for U18 World Championship team in 2018 that was in Russia, bringing home a silver medal. Recognize some of the players in the pic below?
We wrap things up chatting about Boston College, and i’m not gonna write a shit ton about it because that kills the point of having the episode, so go listen instead. But we do chat about how he balls out in and scores in the Beanpot every year, including his first ever college goal which can be seen below. If you’ve been listening to the show for awhile, you’ll know we’ve had Boston University forward and former Maryland Black Bear Wilmer Skoog on twice, so I may or may not have tried to start a rivalry between the two so that they have to come on together and battle it out, kangaroo court it, whatever you call it, it’s tactical podcasting by yours truly.
Todd Reirden on NHL Network
We took some time to watch Todd’s interview on the NHL Network and broke down some of his quotes and answers. It’s a great watch and a couple things that stuck out to me were one, his son Travis, which you may or may not know the story of, but long story short, he get’s plasma injections once a month to help fight off diseases, but decided to slow down on it so that others could receive the treatment who may be in worse shape or in higher need of it than him during the current pandemic. The second thing that stuck out was towards the end when he mentioned how these playoffs will bring back youth league tournament memories, and mentioned there may be multiple games a day for teams?! Holy hell FEED ME TWO CAPS GAMES IN ONE DAY BABY.
Interview – Sandra Draganoiu
We love mixing it up on the pod, having people from all aspects of the hockey world on the show.. whether you work in the sport, have a passion for the sport, whatever it may be, we wanna hear your story! Sandra is the new in-arena host for the Capitals, and was previously with the Washington Mystics and Washington Valor. You may know her from the viral mites on ice video below. It was an awesome convo talking the #RinkRat life as she grew up a figure skater, was a pro skater for Disney on Ice, and now coaches over at MedStar Capsplex. Super fun chat with her, and she now officially owes us and has to let us do the Chic-Fil-A spot the cow game when fans are allowed back in the arena (we hope) next season.