Thursday, 21 April 2016

The Hockey Show - Episode 187

The Hockey Show, Canada's only campus-produced hockey radio show, is back in the studio tonight as we get ready for another jam-packed show! We have someone who wants to rant, we have some playoff chatter to discuss, we get to meet a new Friend of the Show, and we have some housekeeping to do! All in all, it's going to be another busy show, but you won't want to miss some of the promotional stuff we'll be discussing at the end of the show as there's some stuff you can participate in if you're willing! See? We like interaction!

Perhaps more than any one play, game, or series, the story of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs thus far has been the coach's challenge. It's been used 13 times in the playoffs thus far, and there are some interesting statistics that surround it. We'll take a look at the coach's challenge with a man who knows all about coaching in the CWHL's 2016 Coach of the Year Tyler Fines of the Brampton Thunder! Tyler has some thoughts on the coach's challenges, how they're being used, why they're being overused, and what he thinks of the challenge in general. Like Beans and I, Tyler has strong opinions and loves a good hockey discussion, so we're happy, honoured, and privileged to welcome Tyler and his thoughts to the show tonight!

Along with our coach's challenge discussion, we'll talk about the NHL Playoffs and how the series are going, we'll work some info in about the third-round of the WHL Playoffs where the Brandon Wheat Kings will meet the Red Deer Rebels with the winner earning the right to play for the Ed Chynoweth Cup, we'll throw some kudos out to the Stonewall Jets who captured the MMJHL title with an amazing 11-game winning streak, and we'll do our promotional bits.

What are these promotional bits, you ask?

One of them has to do with this young lady who has appeared on our show. That's Alyx Delaloye, the young lady who captured Winnipeg's heart with her "chemo by day, Jets game by night" sign at MTS Centre last season! I've spoken with her dad, Reg, and we have a full update on how she's doing and what she's been up to as well as promoting something the family has planned that will benefit a couple of awesome places here in Manitoba. You can participate in this event and our money will go to support these two incredible places. We'll chat all about what the Delaloyes have planned for the summer and how you can be a part of this amazing idea! We're so happy for Alyx and the Delaloye family in terms of her battle against cancer, and we'll have all of those details tonight!

We'll also do a little updating of the Survivor: NHL Playoffs contest! Thankfully, no one has been voted off Playoff Island yet, but there are a few people whose backs are against the wall when it comes to tribal council. We'll discuss those situations tonight as well as we could see two teams eliminated tonight in the Stanley Cup Playoffs! Ironically, both teams are Original Six teams, and one is the defending Stanley Cup champion! Could we see our first elimination(s) tonight after Philadelphia forced a Game Five with Washington?

The phones are closed tonight with Tyler on the air with us. As always, make sure you tune your radio dial in the Winnipeg region to 101.5 on your FM dial or listen live between 5:30pm and 6:30pm CT on your web-enabled device at the UMFM webpage! Tweet me anytime with questions you may have 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. We'll talk to the CWHL Coach of the Year Tyler Fines tonight on The Hockey Show only on 101.5 UMFM!

PODCAST: April 21, 2016: Episode 187

Until next time, keep your sticks on the ice!

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