Thursday, 5 March 2015

The Hockey Show - Episode 129

The Hockey Show, Canada's only campus-produced hockey radio show, returns tonight with another guest that you'll probably want to meet. We were lucky enough to have Sean Pronger on the show to talk a little about his life as a journeyman, and tonight will feature another guy who had a long career in hockey, both on the ice and off it, and has written a book about it. We almost had him on for the Christmas Day show, but scheduling conflicts prevented that. More specifically, I'm kind of glad it didn't work out because he was with his family.

If you read the entry for Teebz's Book Club yesterday, you already know that I'm a fan of Terry Ryan's book. Tonight on the show, we welcome the man, the myth, the legend in Mr. Terry Ryan to discuss his book, his time in hockey, what he's doing now, and much more. Be ready for a few laughs as we break down just who the toughest guy he fought was, get his thoughts on a number of teams he played for and some of the cities he played in, and we'll talk about some current NHL and AHL stuff on which Terry will have some insight. I'm excited to have Terry on the show for the full hour, so join us at 5:30pm CT on 101.5 UMFM!

It should also be noted that there is major announcement that I happy to report here on HBIC. I had written an article about Jared Keeso's YouTube series called Letterkenny Problems that was linked back to from Huffington Post. Needless to say, I got a ton of hits from that link, but the real talent was on the videos where Jared and Nathan Dales posed as two country bumpkins from Letterkenny, Ontario who talk about the problems in their little town. If you've been a long-time listener to The Hockey Show, you know that Jared had been working on developing the web series into an actual TV series for some time.

Ladies and gentlemen, I am proud to announce that, after winning the Shaw Media Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role at the 2015 Canadian Screen Actors Awards, Jared Keeso and Nathan Dales had Letterkenny Problems green-lighted by CraveTV to become a series! How cool is that?!? Congratulations, Jared and Nathan!

The phones will be closed tonight, but the show, as always, will be live on 101.5 UMFM on your radio dial in the Winnipeg region or you can listen live between 5:30pm and 6:30pm CT on your web-enabled device at the UMFM webpage! You can tweet me anytime you like by hitting me up at @TeebzHBIC on Twitter. You can also post some stuff to Facebook if you use the "Like" feature, and I always have crazy stuff posted there that doesn't make it to the blog or show. Terry Ryan and his tales of a "first-round nothing" are on the show tonight! Don't miss it!

PODCAST: MARCH 5, 2015: Episode 129

Until next time, keep your sticks on the ice!

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