Thursday, 21 November 2013

The Hockey Show - Episode Sixty-Three

The Hockey Show returns to the traditional airwaves and over the internet tonight at 5:30pm CT on 101.5 UMFM, and we are excited about our guest tonight. As you may be aware, The Hockey Show tries to stay on topic of current topics and news, but we also are looking to help you with your Christmas shopping as the holiday season approaches. In saying that, we do try to feature people who have excellent products for the hockey lovers in your family, and tonight's guest will certainly offer up an excellent idea.

Tonight, we are proud and humbled to welcome to our show today one of Canada's gems when it comes to the broadcasting business. He’s a musician, playing most recently with The Smugglers, a band he helped found. He's a radio personality on CBC Radio 3 daily and produces one of the country's most-listened-to podcasts aptly titled as the CBC Radio 3 Podcast. He’s an accomplished author, having been shortlisted as a nominee for the 2011 Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction and the 2011 Edna Staebler Award amongst other things. He organized a weekly ball hockey game that helped to further his passion for the game of hockey, and he’s a goaltender for the Vancouver Flying Vees semi-professional-yet-not-professional hockey team. Tonight, we speak with the author of The Lonely End of the Rink and Vancouver Canucks fan, the fantastic Grant Lawrence!

Obviously, I hold Mr. Lawrence in high esteem due to his broadcasting abilities, but that respect was further heightened after reading The Lonely End of the Rink as Mr. Lawrence's writing is funny, entertaining, and the stories told within the covers were relatable to almost everyone. We'll discuss the themes within the book, as well as specific incidents, tonight and ask him about what he thinks the chances of seeing the Canucks in the Stanley Cup Final are for this season. There will be lots of laughs, so tune in tonight at 5:30pm CT to hear Mr. Lawrence live on The Hockey Show on 101.5 UMFM!

Until next time, keep your sticks on the ice!


Unknown said...

I'd just like to let you know that this is one of the best NHL blogs I've come across. Thanks for being someone who actually cares about hockey these days.

Teebz said...

Well, I happen to love the game, so you're most welcome, Maria. Thanks for reading, and thanks for the kind words! :o)