Thursday, 13 April 2017

The Hockey Show - Episode 238

The Hockey Show, Canada's only campus-produced hockey radio show, hits the airwaves with only one purpose tonight. With the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs underway and teams vying for the hardest trophy to win in sports, we're opening up the phones tonight so you can take part in the most exclusive contest we run on The Hockey Show! 16 entrants will take part, and only one will claim the prizes as we start up our crazy contest once more!

The Hockey Show is proud to once again run the Survivor: NHL Playoffs contest where we take all the workings of a Survivor pool and turn it on its side by making the sixteen NHL teams into Survivor-like competitors! There's no cost to you when it comes to entering this contest, and we're happy to offer up some great prizes for contestants. It's the greatest Survivor pool on the planet, and your chance to take part in the Survivor: NHL Playoffs Pool happens tonight!

There are a few requirements that I need to cover first. These are REQUIREMENTS, so if you can't fulfill them, please don't ruin the fun for someone else.
  1. You must call into the show on Thursday night between 5:30pm and 6:30pm until all the spots are filled.
  2. You must have an email address that you check regularlyso that we can send you info when needed. Also, we'll be using a specific hashtag through Twitter so that you can follow tweets about this Survivor contest and respond if and/or when necessary.
  3. A desire to watch your chosen team's progress in the NHL Playoffs.
So there are the requirements that you must fulfill. That last one is pretty important in that if you have no interest in watching hockey, please don't take a spot. If you're not on Twitter or don't have an email address, get on it. And if you don't want to call in, don't complain about the availability of this contest. If you're calling long-distance to reach us, spend the fifty cents for us to get your info. We'll call you back. Good? Good.

Now, if you're aware of the Survivor pools, you basically just pick a name out of a hat, and that person on Survivor is your person for the run of the show. If he or she is voted off the island, the game for you is over. We're about to do the same thing. We will have whomever calls in to select a number between one and sixteen. Those numbers will have a corresponding team assigned to them randomly. Whatever number you've chosen will select your team for the playoffs. Sounds easy, right?

For example, Beans calls in at 6pm. We put him on the air, and he chooses #7. The team associated with #7 is the Montreal Canadiens. Beans is now cheering for the Montreal Canadiens. I call in, and I chose #10. Team #10 is the Toronto Maple Leafs. I am now cheering for the Toronto Maple Leafs to go far in this pool (they won't). The list with the corresponding names and teams will be posted right here on HBIC, and we'll let the games play out. If Montreal were to meet Toronto (not gonna happen), Beans and I will face-off in a Survivor-style match-up where one team will advance, and one team will be sent home/voted off the island. If Montreal beats Toronto in their series, my Survivor: NHL Playoffs is over.

Once a team is eliminated, we will call you back so that you may be ready to deliver your thoughts on your team's effort in the playoffs in a Survivor-style ending like the one below. This is where it gets fun and a little crazy because you can basically blame anyone and anything you want to in your diatribe. Broken stick? Bad coaching? Abysmal goaltending? Let it fly like Jeff Kent does below.
Since we're a little radio station and don't have a million dollars to give away, we'll arrange and coordinate prizing after we finish accumulating them. Not everyone will win a prize. Only one will win the grand prize. But you can't win if you don't enter, so get your butt over to the phone and give us a shout tonight at 204-269-8636 (204-269-UMFM)!

Listen, if you haven't done it already, you really should download the UMFM app. It's the easiest and most convenient way to listen to any of UMFM's great shows any time of the day, so go get it! Just follow this link on your iDevice or this link for your Android device and get the UMFM app! It's never been easier to tune into The Hockey Show or UMFM! Download the UMFM app today, and don't miss any of our great programming or shows!

If you're all over social media, we try to be as well! Email all show questions and comments to! 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.

Tonight, it's all about Survivor on The Hockey Show, and you'll only find this zany and fun contest on 101.5 UMFM and on the UMFM app!

PODCAST: April 13, 2017: Episode 238

Until next time, keep your sticks on the ice!

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