Thursday, 5 September 2019

The Hockey Show - Episode 363

The Hockey Show, Canada' only campus-produced radio show that strictly talks hockey, is back tonight with a pretty amazing show (if I do say so myself). Often, we feature guests who have a great story about themselves or their own hockey careers. Today, in our final interview in the Summer of Interviews™, we're going to go in a different direction where we talk to a woman who has put the weight of her nation on her shoulders and is carrying it towards an Olympic berth! This is an interview not to be missed if you ever wondered what it takes for a nation to become part of the IIHF, what it takes to start a national team from scratch, and how much work it is simply finding players to be part of a team in a non-traditional hockey nation!

Teebz sat down with the woman to the left as The Hockey Show is proud, honoured, privileged, and humbled to welcome Sally Tarabah, manager of the Lebanon national women's ice hockey team, to the show! I talk to Sally about emigrating to the US, finding hockey as the sport she loves, moving around the US and getting into hockey, and her work in starting up the Lebanon national women's team. It's in this portion where we learn about the tryouts she's held, the challenges she has overcome and is facing, what it takes for Lebanon to get into the IIHF to be a member and play in IIHF-sanctioned tournaments, and potential upcoming exhibition games. It's a great conversation with an amazing woman in Sally Tarabah, and you'll want to join us at 5:30pm CT for the conversation!

How do you join us, you ask? The new UMFM website's online streaming player is pretty awesome if you want to listen online. If you're using an Apple device, the player doesn't seem to like Safari yet, but we highly recommend you use the TuneIn app found on the App Store or perhaps another browser. If you do use the TuneIn app, you won't be disappointed. It's a solid app.

Having lost faith in Facebook, I spend far less time on that site for good reasons. In saying that, you can still 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 chats with Sally Tarabah about her career, Lebanon's national teams, their IIHF status, and the work that has gone into getting the national teams this far already before Teebz and Beans finish off the show with a conversation about the conversation, and much more only on The Hockey Show found exclusively on 101.5 UMFM, on the UMFM app, on the web stream!

PODCAST: September 5, 2019: Episode 363
RESOURCES: Lebanese Ice Hockey Federation (Facebook & Twitter), Sally Tarabah's email, Women's World Hockey Invitational tournament, WWHI email.
INTERVIEW: Sally's 40-minute interview isolated from the show.

Until next time, keep your sticks on the ice!

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