Thursday, 26 November 2015

The Hockey Show - Episode 167

The Hockey Show, Canada's only campus-produced hockey radio show, returns tonight with a rather low-key show. We had everyone ramped up last week with a lot of hockey chatter to cover, but this week will be a breakdown on a number of hockey items. We might even work a little football into the show thanks to the CFL's Grey Cup Championship being in Winnipeg this weekend. And it's a pretty big day in the Lower 48 as Americans everywhere are settling down in front of their TVs with obscene amounts of food to celebrate Thanksgiving Day in the USofA.

If we're talking about turkey, though, we'll have to mention the Winnipeg Jets and their 1-6-1 record in the month of November. Beans and I will discuss where this team has gone wrong, what it needs to do to right the ship, and where they need to be over the next month if playoffs are in their future once again. We'll talk about the Montreal Canadiens losing Brendan Gallagher and Carey Price once more and how that may affect them, and signing Marc Bergevin to a new extension and why that's good for the club. We'll chat about Nail Yakupov being injured by a linesman, some KHL news, and we'll bring to you another Connor McDavid injury update (hint: he's still injured).

There are also a few promotions you should be aware of that we'll rattle off tonight. First, friend of the show and TSN stalwart James Duthie is signing his new book, The Guy On The Left, at Chapters Polo Park this Saturday at 1pm if you're in or near the Winnipeg area. Get down there, grab a book, and meet James Duthie!

Secondly, friend of the show and skeleton racer Cassie Hawrysh will be in town next Saturday for TEDxKildonan, an event that aims to inspire Winnipeggers with ideas and create an all around better city. If you want to attend, it's $30 for registration, but I'm told it's a fun day of idea-sharing and collaborating between people who truly care about the city. Go see Cassie and hear her message on December 5!

Thirdly, The Hockey Show and UMFM are collecting socks for Siloam Mission to ensure that Winnipeggers have warm feet this winter! Bring your gently-used or new socks down to UMFM during regular business hours and toss them in the sock bin that we'll turn over to Siloam Mission on December 24th! Alternatively, you can call of text Megan at (204) 782-7677 and she'll come and pick up your stocking donation! Megan has already collected over 600 pairs, and we're trying to help her get to 1000 pairs before Christmas! Help out The Hockey Show and UMFM by tossing a pair of socks or two into the bin and keep all Winnipeggers warm this winter!

The phones are wide-open once again tonight, so call in and chat some hockey with us! 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 as well! Tweet me anytime with questions you may 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 talk turkeys and American Turkey Day on The Hockey Showtonight only on 101.5 UMFM!

PODCAST: November 26, 2015: Episode 167

Until next time, keep your sticks on the ice!

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