Thursday, 22 January 2015

The Hockey Show - Episode 123

The Hockey Show, Canada's only campus-produced hockey radio show, returns tonight with a special guest. I have been tossing around an idea that 2015 will be the "Year of Women" on The Hockey Show as we look to expose women's hockey even more than it is here in Canada. We want to feature more players, officials, coaches, and women involved in the game than ever before, and we'll be running some cool stuff over the coming weeks as we dive into the women's game head-first. In saying that, tonight's guest kicks off our look at women's hockey in a big way!

Tonight, we are proud, honoured, humbled, and privileged to welcome a member of Team Canada's silver medal-winning women's U18 team in Amherst, Nova Scotia's Carly Jackson! Carly was the lone Nova Scotian on the 23-player roster, so we're going to give her a Manitoba welcome as she joins us for the full hour on tonight's show! We'll talk to Miss Jackson about her experience as a member of Team Canada, the tournament in Buffalo, her commitment to the NCAA's University of Maine next season, and the heartbreak of losing in overtime to their arch-rivals from America in the Women's U18 World Championships. We'll also get Carly's views on hockey in Nova Scotia and the Maritimes, how she got started in hockey and as a goaltender, and her influences and heroes from the greatest game on the planet!

We may have some fun with Carly as well in asking her about the NHL All-Star Game jerseys and whether or not she would wear that garish uniform. After all, she's that key demographic that the NHL seems to be targeting with this neon color idea. We'll find out if she has a superstition, why she wears #31, how school is going, and what it's like to be a bit of celebrity - she is to us!

The phones will be closed tonight as we talk to Carly, but you can hear what we're up to 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. There are lots of ways for you to interact with The Hockey Show!

PODCAST: JANUARY 22, 2015: Episode 123

Until next time, keep your sticks on the ice!

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