Thursday, 1 October 2015

The Hockey Show - Episode 159

The Hockey Show, Canada's only campus-produced hockey radio show, is going deep inside the women's game tonight as we set up a women's hockey round table with some of the best in the women's game. There will be discussions, disagreements, agreements, and laughs, but we're going to get to the heart of the various issues seen in the women's game as we sit down with those who are covering the issues. There may be special guests who drop in as well. We might have a full house including guests on the phone, so be prepared for one heckuva show!

With Beans needing the evening off, we have a chair open in the studio so I'm going to fill it. The lady on the left in the photo should be well-known to listeners as we've had her on the show to talk women's hockey a few times before. Nicole Haase will join us from her home base in Wisconsin, and we'll get her take on the issues. The Peanuts-stylized character in the middle is a man who I've gotten to know quite well over the last few months, and Mike Burse will bring a wealth of knowledge to the show with his insights on the women's game. And the final guest will be in-studio as The Hockey Show is proud to welcome fellow UMFM radio show host Emerald from her show The F Word heard on Tuesday nights from 6:00-6:30pm. Emerald will bring the feminist's view to the show, but she's very in-tune with issues facing women in sports as her show has discussed a number of these issues.

Among the various topics tonight, we'll dive into the CWHL-vs-NWHL chatter about players leaving, playing for pay, and whether the product on the ice will ultimately determine the fates of these two leagues. We'll chat about the salaries some of the players are being paid and whether it's in line with what we perceive they deserve for their efforts, why Hockey Canada and Hockey USA aren't being tapped for some funding considering the CWHL and NWHL are providing places for their national team members to play, whether or not the NCAA should begin paying players and why the national team programs aren't required to pay them for all their work, why the CIS is virtually invisible on the sports map in North America despite there being good players playing in the CIS and having graduated from the CIS, and whether or not Russia is the emerging powerhouse in women's hockey with their stars and the new WHL starting up in Russia.

The opinions will be dissected, discussed, and tossed around as Teebz, Nicole, Mike, and Emerald weigh on the women's game and these issues. This is a show you don't want to miss if you're a fan of the women's game, so tune your radio dial in the Winnipeg region to 101.5 FM 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 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. It's all about the women tonight on The Hockey Show only on 101.5 UMFM!

PODCAST: October 1, 2015: Episode 159

Until next time, keep your sticks on the ice!

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