Thursday, 24 November 2016

The Hockey Show - Episode 218

The Hockey Show, Canada's only campus-produced hockey radio show, is going back to its roots tonight as TJ, Beans, and I sit down for some good ol' hockey talk. While we've been thrilled with our guests lately - did you miss Phil Aubrey's interview? - there comes a time when the three gents need to sit down and disseminate some of the news and stories pouring out of the hockey world. The Jets and Bisons suffered setbacks, the Aalborg Pirates and Brandon Reid keep on rolling, the are problems in the KHL, the rules for the expansion draft have changed slightly, and there's finally a name for that new team! All of this and more will be discussed tonight!

As stated above, we're going to talk about how the scoring has dried up for Winnipeg that has led them to an 0-4 roadtrip and saw them plummet in the standings, the Manitoba Bisons women's hockey team and how they found out that speed kills, the Aalborg Pirates and how they continue to lead the Metal Ligaen under the guidance of Brandon Reid, the recent comments made by KHL President Dmitry Chernyshenko about the league's current financial problems, some news rules for players with no-movement clauses in their contracts and what that means for the Las Vegas expansion team, and that new name for the Las Vegas team. If the hour allows it, we may also touch on Vancouver walking away from an Evander Kane deal, the craziness happening in the NWHL, and whether or not Patrik Laine should be the runaway leader for the Calder Trophy as per Sportsnet. That's one heckuva busy show! We might need to extend this to a second hour!

Ok, we won't go into a second hour, but we will be doing a similar show next week when we're live at The Hub Social Club! With no Jets game to follow the show tonight, we're officially turning December 1 into November 31 as the Jets and Oilers meet next Thursday! Come down to the University of Manitoba and enjoy some great food and beverages while you listen to our weekly hockey chatter. There will be prizes to be won as well, so join us at 5:30pm on December 1 when we broadcast live from The Hub!

Something else that should be at the top of your list when it comes to supporting the Manitoba Bisons is the Holiday Hamper food drive on now! The Bisons women's hockey team is putting together a pile of hampers for the less fortunate this holiday season, and they want your help! The team is looking for non-perishable food donations or monetary donations that will go to making up baskets of food for Manitoba families!

You can bring non-perishable food items or money for a donation to the upcoming weekend series against the Mount Royal Cougars on December 2 and 3, or you can contact Bisons forward Karissa Kirkup to arrange for a pickup! Karissa can be reached at 204-851-4886 or by email at This is an excellent cause, and it's one that TJ and I, as the voice of the Bisons, have supported already with a big donation! We'd encourage any and all people, businesses, and organizations to match our donation of $50 in non-perishable food to the Holiday Hamper drive! Thanks to all who donate, and to the Bisons women's hockey team for helping those that need a little help this holiday season!

Of course, if you're a proud owner of an iDevice or Android device and want to listen to The Hockey Show, you can easily listen to the show by downloading the UMFM app! 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!

You can also 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.

We're back in studio tonight to chat all things hockey, so call us at 204-269-8638 (269-UMFM) to chat some hockey! You can also email, tweet, or drop a Facebook comment and we'll address those as well! Make sure you tune up 101.5 on your FM dial, listen online at, or download the UMFM app as TJ, Beans, and I run through all the hockey news, stories, and information on The Hockey Show only on 101.5 UMFM and on the UMFM app!

PODCAST: November 24, 2016: Episode 218

Until next time, keep your sticks on the ice!

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