Thursday, 6 December 2018

The Hockey Show - Episode 324

The Hockey Show, Canada's only campus-produced radio show that strictly talks hockey, returns to the comfy confines of studio life tonight after our adventure in an arena in suburbian Winnipeg! Tonight, Beans and I have a couple of special guests as we welcome Jason Pchajek from This Week in Bisons Sports (found at 11:00am on Fridays on UMFM) and Joe Gonzalez of Cup O' Joe (former UMFM show) as they come in to debate, dissect, and dissert on a number of hockey topics tonight including articles that both Jason and Joe wrote in The Manitoban, the University of Manitoba's campus newspaper. We also have a giveaway, an announcement, and our regular goofy hockey chatter, so make sure you tune in tonight at 5:30pm CT!

Joe wrote an article about how hockey really needs more stuff like the Hurricanes Leap that allows the players to show off some personality. We'll discuss this before talking about Seattle joining the party, the Coyotes looking for someone to share the losses, the Panthers looking at options, why the Senators will always be in Ottawa, Forbes' valuations of the NHL teams, Chuck Fletcher taking over in Philly, William Nylander's insane contract structure, Reaves on Wilson, Modano telling Hitchcock to play McDavid on the penalty-kill, an article that Jason wrote about Bisons men's hockey and where that season seems to have gone off the tracks, Bisons women's hockey notes, and we'll touch on the schedule for the Female World Sport School Challenge coming up at the end of January!

Teebz, didn't you mention something about a giveaway? I sure did! For the last couple of weeks, I've been trying to get Ed the Sock to make an appearance either in-person (is he a person?) or via telephone. It turns out that Ed is in Calgary tonight for a show on his War On Stupid tour, so he can't make that happen. That's understandable, so we're going to do the next best thing. Rather than having Ed on the show tonight and potentially ruining his show in Calgary with all of our hockey talk, The Hockey Show will send you to his show here in Winnipeg tomorrow at 7pm at The Pyramid Cabaret! Don't just think this will be a first-come, first-serve setup, though. There will be an Ed-related trivia question for the tickets, so make sure you brush up on your sock knowledge!

You may have heard her on the show last week, but we're helping Skylar Ferguson out again tonight. The Oak Park senior, seen to the left, is collecting new and gently-used sports equipment for the Churchill and Kivalliq communities in her "Sport the North Churchill" campaign! Skylar is looking for any and all sports equipment, but needs things like volleyballs, basketballs, and pickleball sets to really round out the equipment she has collected. If you have any equipment you want to donate, you can do so at one of the following sites tonight from 6pm-9pm or on Saturday from 9am-2pm:
  • Roblin Park CC (640 Pepperloaf Cr.)
  • Varsity View CC (4230 Ridgewood Ave.)
  • Dakota CC/Jonathan Toews Arena (1188 Dakota St.)
  • East End CC (517 Pandora Ave. East)
  • BellMTS IcePlex (3969 Portage Ave.
If you happen to drop by with some gear to donate, you can enter a draw for a pair of tickets to see the Winnipeg Jets at an upcoming game! How cool is that? Donate some equipment, change a community's life, see the Jets. That's a pretty awesome deal if you ask me.

You might be wondering where the blurb about the UMFM app has gone. I'm going on record to say you can still use it, but the new UMFM website will fill the needs of our listeners because the new online streaming player is pretty awesome. If you're using an Apple device, the player doesn't seem to like Safari, but we highly recommend you use the TuneIn app found on the App Store. The UMFM app will currently work for you, but there's some work being done to realign it with UMFM's new website, so it may go silent soon. If it does, TuneIn. It's a solid app.

I'm changing up the social media portion as well. I'm losing faith in Facebook, so that option will slowly be allowed to drift off into the horizon. However, the other options still work! Email all show questions and comments to! Tweet me anytime with questions you may have by hitting me up at @TeebzHBIC on Twitter! We're here to listen to you, so make your voice heard!

Tonight, Teebz and Beans welcome Jason and Joe to the show as we discuss new teams, money-losing teams, GM-replacing teams, players on teams, university teams, helping out northern Manitoba teams, and much more only on The Hockey Show found exclusively on 101.5 UMFM, on the UMFM app, on the web stream!

PODCAST: December 6, 2018: Episode 324
RESOURCES: Sport the North!

Until next time, keep your sticks on the ice!

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