Thursday, 16 January 2014

The Hockey Show - Episode Seventy-One

The Hockey Show hits the airwaves tonight at 5:30pm CT on 101.5 UMFM with a special guest! We always strive to cover as much hockey as possible, but it was becoming dreadfully obvious that Beans and I had been giving little coverage to two categories: women's hockey and the NCAA. With the Olympics less than a month away, women's hockey will take center-stage as both the Canadian and US teams look for gold in Sochi. The NCAA, of course, is one of the best amateur hockey programs on the planet, but we've barely even mentioned the teams that are making waves at the collegiate level. We'll take care of both of those problems today with our guest!

Nicole Haase joins us from Wisconsin tonight where she watches a pile of Badgers hockey and has been following the US women's national team as they prepare for Sochi. Nicole had the pleasure of seeing a few of the Canada-US exhibition matches, so she'll have first-hand reports of what these two teams need to do to win gold in Sochi. And because she follows one of the most-storied NCAA programs in the country, she has good knowledge on both the men's and women's programs in the NCAA and who the teams are to watch as they gear up for the Frozen Four! And if it means anything, the Badgers women's team plays Minnesota State tomorrow night and on Sunday. Should be a couple of beauty games!

Tune in tonight as we talk women's Olympic hockey, the NCAA, the Wisconsin Badgers, and living in Wisconsin with Nicole Haase! We'll also toss some Jets chatter in there as they play the Calgary Flames tonight in the second game of the Paul Maurice era, and we'll close out by looking at the surging Manitoba Bisons hockey teams as the second-half of CIS hockey is underway! Find us on your radio dial at 5:30pm CT tonight on 101.5 UMFM or online at! Tweet us any questions you have at @TeebzHBIC and we'll get them on the air for Nicole to answer!

PODCAST: The podcast is now up! Download it here!

BONUS VIDEO: Courtesy of and tweeted to me by Nicole, this might be the coolest pass you see all year. Kevin Clark and Adam Courchaine are a pair of Canadians playing for the Krefeld Pinguine in the DEL in Germany. Off a face-off, Clark lost his stick when an Adler Mannheim player knocked it from his hands while going for a poke-check. Check out the move by Courchaine as the two men back-check.
Anyone wanna take a shot at how often we'll see that highlight?

Until next time, keep your sticks on the ice!

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