Thursday, 12 March 2015

The Hockey Show - Episode 130

The Hockey Show, Canada's only campus-produced hockey radio show, is back with a very special show tonight. We've been working on this show for nearly two weeks as we get things prepared for our special guest who will take over our show tonight. It will be her first time on radio, but we're pulling out all of the stops for her so that her show will be one of the best we've ever put together! Needless to say, we're very excited about tonight's episode!

You may recognize the image above. That's Alyx Delaloye on the left of the picture and her brother, Hayden, showing his support of the Jets on the right. Alyx took in her first Jets game ever on February 24 after spending the afternoon in chemotherapy to help her in her battle with cancer. She captured the city's, province's, and the world's attentions with her smile that night, and we at The Hockey Show are no exception. Tonight, we are honoured, privileged, and proud to let Alyx and Hayden Delaloye take over the The Hockey Show!

Now you're probably asking yourself how a seven year-old girl can run a radio show with no experience. That's where we come in since we do this thing weekly. Three people from across the hockey community want to speak with Alyx and Hayden, and we're excited to have all three on via phone to greet our two special guests!
The first person to call will be the woman whose overtime goal last weekend won the Boston Blades the CWHL's Clarkson Cup! That's Austrian Janine Weber, and she's very excited to speak with Alyx and Hayden! To her right in the image above is a guy we at The Hockey Show admire and respect as he worked his way through all levels of hockey here in Manitoba right up to the NHL! That's NHL linesman Ryan Galloway, and he wanted to speak with Alyx and Hayden the moment he saw her on the highlight shows! Finally, to his right in the image is a woman who needs little introduction as she's been a hockey icon in this country since she burst onto the scene at the age of sixteen! Olympic gold medalist and Calgary Dinos forward Hayley Wickenheiser will call in near the end of the show to talk with Alyx and Hayden as well! WOW!

But we're not done yet! The two ladies to the right will also join us in-studio! Bisons women's hockey teammates Alana Serhan, who has appeared twice on The Hockey Show and is always a blast to have on the show, will be joined by goaltender Rachel Dyck who, in this writer's view, was the best goaltender in Canada West this year as she was named to the Canada West second all-star team! They'll be bringing along some pretty awesome shwag for Alyx and Hayden, and they are generally excited to meet the two little hockey fans! The Bisons, who everyone counted out at the start of the season, battled hard all year, but, as they said, it's nothing compared to the fight shown by Alyx, and they want to let her know they're standing with her in her fight! Way to go, Bisons!

And finally, there's nothing short of what our partners at Boston Pizza have done, and I am happy to call them a great community partner and neighbour. After Alyx and Hayden finish their work on The Hockey Show in terms of all the interviews and meet-and-greets, Boston Pizza has graciously invited Alyx, Hayden, and their parents to their restaurant to have dinner on Boston Pizza! I want to thank Boston Pizza for their generosity and willingness to help out, and I will be promoting them heavily on the air tonight. Thanks again, Boston Pizza! Like your slogan, Alyx and Hayden will be among friends for dinner!

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.

Tonight is the biggest show in The Hockey Show's history, and we are honoured to be able to give Alyx and Hayden an opportunity to meet some people who have been moved by Alyx's courage as she stares down and defeats leukemia!

PODCAST: MARCH 12, 2015: Episode 130

Until next time, keep your sticks on the ice!

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