You should be used to it by now. These Friday episodes are LOADED. Always are. We’re brining you three a week with a main one and then two others featuring local coaches, players, etc. We’re working on a ton of awesome ones with local players and coaches that have gone pro, to the Olympics, and the highest levels of hockey. The stories get better and better every week, and we love hearing how players made it from the same sheets of ice we all skated and still skate on got to levels that seem like only a dream to most. The point? To prove the DMV is a hockey hotbed, and as long as you’re working hard, working with the right people, and have the right attitude, that you too can reach the pinnacles of success this sport has to offer.
Our main one today was Bryce Montgomery who’s currently a defenseman for the London Knights in the OHL and this kid is a total beauty. He’s a Bowie MD native and we kick it off as we always do talking about his come up and start in hockey. The kid has played for basically every single CBHL team in the area, so when we asked him who his biggest club rival was, he couldn’t answer since he played for damn near every team. After a few year kickin’ around from club to club, he went on Team Maryland and the Little Caps, where he really started to get that feelin’ that he had a future in the sport. Once high school came around, he ultimately chose DeMatha and Tony MacAuly. We asked him what the recruiting process was like, what other schools had interest, and what it was like playing in the elusive MAPHL championship against their rival Gonzaga. He would then transfer up north to Cushing Academy.
We got in to his commitment to Providence a little, and then the story of how the OHL and London Knights came in to play, and his final decision to sign the contract, forfeit his NCAA eligibility, and head north of the border. We also talk team USA Natty camp, his favorite rinks in the DMV, and best memories growing up playing hockey in Maryland. Bryce is an incredible kid and player, and a guys who’s draft stock we all will be keeping an eye on. His interview on YouTube can be seen below.
Wilson Drake – Fire in the Hole Podcast
We also had on Wilson Drake, a player for the U10 Loudoun Knights hockey team and host of the Fire in the Hole podcast, a hockey podcast for kids. Wilson is a great kid, and has a massive love for the game. His podcast covers everything from what equipment he loves, NHL 21 review, his favorite players, and he interviews teammates and other hockey minds, including the coach for the South Carolina Stingrays. Give him a listen and follow on all platforms and support him! We’re looking forward to going on his show in the future for sure as he embarks on his podcasting journey. Kids got a hell of a bright future in front of him.
West Potomac Head Coach Brian McCullough
We also interviewed coach McCullough, head coach of the West Potomac hockey team in the CSHL who’s undefeated and off and runnin’ as they prepare for a state championship run. We talk about his teams success so far this season, what’s changed compared to this year and last year, and his teams biggest strength and weakness coming into playoffs. We asked him about last years semi-final loss to TC Williams in a shootout and if the boys are looking forward to the rematch.