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2022 Frozen Finals Recap | Episode 116

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On this week's episode of the #EShow, we break down an epic week at the 2022 EHL Frozen Finals in Providence, RI. Ultimately, it was the New Jersey 87's winning it all in the EHL and the Boston Jr. Rangers following suit in the EHLP, but it wasn't easy by any stretch for either franchise. The #ECrew recaps the week that was at Schneider Arena, on the campus of Providence College.

Welcome to the e show with Neil Rabbit. Founded in two thousand and thirteen, the EHL has become the college placement leader on the East Coast. Sit Back and learn more about the next step in your junior hockey career. Welcome to the east show, presented bought the polly box foundation. The foundation's mission centers around their daily motto we take care of our own as they help out all of those within the hockey community who experienced a catastrophic event. Learn more at polly box foundation dot Org. What's up? My name is Neil Raven and this is episode number one sixteen of the e show. On this week's episode we breaked down an epic week at the two thousand and twenty two ehl frozen findles in Providence, room island. Ultimately it was the New Jersey eighty seven s winning at all in the EHL and the Boston junior angers following suit in the EH LP, but it wasn't easy by any stretch for either franchise. The EKU recaps the week that was at fendor arena on a campus of Providence College. What's up, guys, how are you feeling? Long time to see I think we've seen enough of each other for a while. It's a good point Lard. As much as we love each other, those a lot of times. But we record this on zoom. I'm sure there's a thought process for all of us to all turn our video off right now so he just sees are this names instead. But Man, what a week in providence like? Where do we even begin? I don't know. Let's go lapse. Oh my goodness, we never I to Owen Johnson was, wasn't he the one keeping countable that? Well, Tyler did one day, Owen did one day and Haley did one day. So we we rotated. We she got stronger as the week went on. We never identified that that mother. But if she's listening to this and wants to identify herself, I still actually have one all tournament team plaque behind me. It's supposed to go to Matt Pimental, but he would, I'm sure, give it up to her and I'm sure we can think. Do I think we have to create a new awar for next year's word show. Commission do a fan of the year. She takes it, I think, go to and she I think part of the issue for us is we were a little bit overtired at by the time that that began. It made it just that was funnier. So, Oh man, well, let's start on Wednesday, because I will go out and just start by saying that the bold prediction that I have could not have been any more wrong. Like it was like, like there's being right and there's being like totally wrong, and I was like past totally wrong. I had everyone home with that bull prediction. Was I had predicted that we would end the finals the same way we did in two thousand and nineteen, with little flyers versus avalanche in the ehl championship game. And we weren't even close. Like can clothes. They didn't. They didn't score a goal the first day and, to quote Antie Larusso Jeff, I hate this place, I hate Serena calling the wrecking crew and I'm knocking this place down. I'm sorry date leave it, but I don't like this place. That is a for the Rus. So your team, president of Philadeph Love Flyers. Yeah, the funniest thing is everybody else loves the place. But, but, but, like, I mean to enter for the first day and it was wallpole versus the ABS, and then the railers versus the little flyers. If you had told us that they would be two shoutouts in the first day, we would have never thought it would have been wall pole in the railers right, is something between that day. We have to go back in the record books. Know Me and tyler talks about that a lot our broadcast. I think get the and Chris mentioned a good about to that. I don't think we've...

...had that many. So we had a good amount of games that finished with shutouts, but also just periods. We had so many first periods that were just nothing, nothing after twenty minutes, and some of I want to look back in the record books because it just shows you again the parody of the League, the goaltending, how that was just the story of the week, story of the champions. And Yeah, just want one for the ages, for to hear what we can listen. Felt like it was a year. Yeah, I have five months to go through, period by period of the frozen finals history. I'll, I'll, I you know how many scoreless periods we've had in the history right, but we'll talk about of the offseason podcast like it was just you know, I would have thought one of the top seeds would have won that day, but to see both of them lose and get shut out. Going to bed that night, if you're a little fire, you're an av like you went to bed like freaking out because you're heard it. All of you too. You're already behind the April with a loss. And then for Philly, as you just started to say, Jeff, and your four like quickly. It's like when you it's like when a team claims like the home field or home core advantage by winning the first game on the road. It felt like their backs were immediately against the wall. Right it was a scoreless first ten minutes. Then you got Jonathan Heist. Welcome to they show. Bud had two goals there in the regular season. The montre all needed. It's the first one. Then Colin row fifteen mint mark and it was a scoreless second period. But yeah, I mean going into the third or down town, nothing and someone him dropped and high scored, and I'm sure coach Captron was looking saying who I was expecting, you know, pimental mcclashing commensal and assist on that high school, but you're expected one of the bigger names, Jack Lee, someone like that, to score one of those first period goals. But that was another common theme. That work we'll talk about today, right, the lot of these guys that didn't do a whole lot in the rig your season and then bright lights came on and they were like here we go, what's let's perform. They did. It's something you see all the time, Jeff, though, at any level in the postseason, where I think a big part of it is because usually the top scorers are in the opposing coaches game plans right like hey, that mental, go cover him. Tyler, Hannasazzy, go cover him, and then it usually it's the the bottom six guys who end up scoring the goals. It's it's almost like clockwork at this point. Not. It's a very good point, anth you're right. So those two teams, the ABS and the little fires, go to bed on Wednesday night panicking. The Express in the railers go to bed thinking we're in a we're in great shape. We don't play themorrow, we play Friday. So they have a day off. They feel great about themselves, and then the wolves and eighty seven, who are on their way there for Thursday, probably feel even more confident, knowing now all they had to do was through the same thing that they're with their counterparts. Did I guess the day before and when? And they're in the semi files, and that that's exactly what they did on Thursday. Is it a matter of winning free games in a row against a team this late in the year? Because that's what the little fires and ABS had to try and do. The ABS had swept the wolves, the little fires had swept the eighty sevens, but then the wolves and eighty seven's got revenge in the matchups that meant the most in providence. Yeah, I think so. I think that hockey is that one sport that you can only win against an opponent so many times before it gives water and the other team decides to pick out your weaknesses and and do what they did not do as well in those previous matchups and fix them. And for New England, and what a store they were. Huh? Yeah, that my bold prediction of them getting the chapionship Sunday. I was just you, Work Horse Fan. I was real close get through all of us. I remember anthones was the shorting the goals, and then...

Lauren's. What was yours again? Look, mine came true actually, so I think I was probably one of the only ones that was correct because I said I never specified which one. I said there would be at least one train on championship Sunday, and I was correct. Yeah, look, fantasy all star, all star bracket, bold prediction, Liam Kelly, rookie. The year, the pretty good year, pretty good year. But the on that Thursday, of course, the wolves beat the ABS in overtime. First. That may have been, if you had to rank all the games, that may have been one of the best games of the week. And then the eighty sevens get their evenge against the little fires. We flip things over to the EH L P and another great game was that avalanche versus Rangers game, because the Rangers came out like almost like game busters in that first period and the ABS wouldn't go away and the ABS made it close and ended up being that was what the Ehlpach championship game was later on in the week, and we'll get to that. But and then the summertrey deal. First HLP game, Rangers V's last HLP Game Rangers. Yes, you'll smiling. Well, but he didn't think that I'm a tree. He didn't think that, though, because the nightcap on Thursday. The lumberjacks look like the best team of all ten teams combined, ehl and e hlp. They were only they were flying. Six goals. Yeah, the low the lumberjacks were just buzzing offensively. They because the first game was one against the little flyers and they just never took their foot off the pedal. There were two hat tricks in that first day. The HLP bobby boss got the hat trick for the lumberjacks and Rangers it was Max Morris. Yep, and found a new guy on the lumberjacks that we all love and probably see the Hil next year. Our hips. You the room. That literally he's one of those people that, like I like to say, don't leave them along with the Puck, because it's probably an end of the net. What if he from them or assisted to somebody else? Like they just the when the pucks on their stick, good things happen. Great Poyer are our Hipstero, which is what the players like to call freaking grosps. Good, Stinky Jeff. I also like how your voice is still in like PA mode. See the room. Never I've never done PA, but is it a batter of like finding the syllables. Is that what you have to do? Yeah, it's I don't know, do it's it's weird. Let me do it for so long now. It's like, I don't even know. It's kind of like my brain of my voice, just like we've read a name and some days we read it like this. Somebody's really like that. I don't know, it's weird. It just kind of does itself. At this point. There's definitely a tempo in a cadies that you have to go by. Having done public address myself as well, I mean and Jeff, listening to you doing public address for the first time in person, it was like a religious experience. Oh yeah, the benches tway. It really support. I think you all are pro all right. Well, WE'RE gonna get to the offseason stuff, where the we're going to do, which started in a few weeks, will start breaking down the top ten players for each team due team by team. Jeff, what you need to do in the offseasons figure out your favorite ten names that you've called in the history of the EHL. David Reduzi used to like really out of your voice. Man, he was with Vermont Adam Leschester, but we'll have that. You'll have to do a list of those as well because, like, they have been some good ones. Yeah, let's do it. I'm definitely done for that. That's a fun one. Then we turned over to Friday, the ABS ehl, the little flyers hl. They've gone home. We know the four teams that are going to be in the semi finals the next day, but you still have to play the game because you don't know who's going to face who. And the to ehl Games for really interesting on Friday because all four teams played, I'm gonna say their backup Goali is,...

...but they're really not like an actives, like like Trevor Jewel. that a Shutout, like like sure did. Wait, he played damn well. Scott Bird had a good season. Jeremy Conner had a great junior hockey career. He goes in the books as the all time leader in ehlp victories for a goaltender. Right and Arrow and Cam Carol played well. Yeah, and he can and he can come back. Those two games, though, and this is no shot at the first Gamers, is a second game. The first game felt like I had a little bit less tempo and the second game was like like was this higher, faster give it? Did you for the same way? Yeah, the the first game was a lot of like dumping chase, I think, just kind of staying to the systems and just getting ready for the semi final. Eight Sions railers game felt like a semi final. There were scrums, there were, you know, Jabs and punches being thrown where players are just short of dropping the gloves. Like you could tell. It was like a playoff like atmosphere. In that second game. Yeah, again, no offense to the the express of the wolves and I guess you could say it was a little beneficial that they kind of played that more relaxed kind of game. But but yeah, there were two like opposite feeling games. Yes, and I think that's expected to nearly you just said about the slower pace. That's the way New England and Walpole frustrated teams all season long. Right, you get to very good players in their day and Tim q's and Josh Holmes Room. They play very structured systems and that's that was their goal a year and it got them as far as they did go walk all the way the championship Sunday. Got New England right outside championship Sunday. So I think that was kind of expected to that to nothing. Kind of slog if you will, but still a great game on the was. I think it's good, though, too that, like some of these teams you'll see like will ride a certain goalie as far as they can there in playoffs and finals. But then when you can throw in a different goal he that hasn't seen playoff time and just go off in front of them and have them have a good game and win you a game, it's huge because, yeah, it's good. If it ain't Brouke, don't fix it. Ride one goal of the whole way. But if you decide to change it up in any point where you feel the need to, and the fact that you can still hold down win with that, that's important. My favorite post game press conference answer of the week came from that day after the wolves beat Walpole shut them out. I asked Tim Quen's about his thoughts towards Trevor Choule and he goes through his whole answer and then I literally said so we're going to see Liam tomorrow and he write. He just looks back at me and goes, Oh, you know, we're going to meet and talk as a coaching staff and figure out the best the best goal to go with in tomorrow semi final game. Like would not give me anything. It was the perfect kind of like, Oh, you know, I'm not going to take the bait on this one. Here's my answer for you. But those were sure to April fools me too. Yeah, right, that was uses say rights. I was like Jack, you're still in the street. Close fifteen minutes to fuck trup. He's like, Jeff, you didn't hear. I'm not playing today. But it was like, you mean you're not player? Was I guess good bird is it's your net man who's like, no, I'm not playing. Then I noticed and like I was like you we profolsman and he was like, Nope, I'm really not playing. Like Hey, this bird all right, he's not playing. Man, it was and Friddy. Sorry, of Shurts. We need to say thank you for those lovely cookies, Lissa. Sure, Bill a family. That was so good. Thank you, Alissa. She's awesome. They're delicious. She's a great bill mom, myst little midday pick me up. We all need it. And then it's her sawn, Alex, that's on the bench to the the walpole equipment manager. So that family such a good kid. Yeah, that family loves the Red...

Train. You move along to the two night games on Friday and it was kind of a we're in a different spot than we're at with the EHL. To me, I'm even plank and, who played first. The as a little flyers played second. That's right. So the because the lot of time Friday, the lumber Jackson Rangers played first in at that time what we thought was the EH LP championship game preview right, because those are the two teams that were one and all from the first day. And I think that when it comes to the Rangers in this EH L P run, I think that Mitchell Taylor what he did in the postseason, like I totally forgot the fact that he didn't get an all eh LP selection and all east division selection. Didn't he didn't get anything. I think he entered the postseason with a little bit of a chip on his shoulder and even hill admit that he has kind of an Unorthodox goaltending style, but he makes the saves, as Michael Gray says. Says as long as you make the saves, I'm happy, and he makes the same how to do it. Tim Thomas to that for years in Boston. We all love Tim Thomas. I love that guy to this day. I think he was best word to describe him was unorthodox. Yeah, strange. So, I mean it happens right now. All goalies like to do all the different tyler rigo type goaltending moves. Be'll save bad stacks and RVH's and I love listen the Tyler do goalie talk, all the terms he brings out and Joe Bratime. You to with the kind of myself a nice goaltending book over the week from from Joe. He's got a couple of books out there. Make sure you go check those out. Yes, and then you get to the night game. Rangers obviously beat the Lumberjackson mathematically solidified their spot, if you will, in the championship. There was a small chance that they wouldn't at that point. Being to a no, but a lot of dominoes, I would have had to go a certain way. But by the time that night was over, there they were in, because the ABS knock off the little flyers. That's to backtrack. That is when let's go AB started, but but but also getting the start in that game was jared pack man and in the third period of that game I don't think there was ever a sequence for a goalie was peppered more than the third period. A little fires at PAC man, including late, because there's a couple power players, maybe one power play late where they threw everything at him and he just anchored that team to that victory. I was going to be very upset we didn't bring him up. He need some major stick taps from this week. He was so good in that that he absolutely like kept his team in it and it was fun getting to interview him and one of his teammates after that game because they brought the believe it was that game. They brought out on what's it after the lumber dacks game? I don't know, that giant PAC man. I think it was Saturday when they did that. That giant pack then cut out. Was Pretty Special. He's got his mom brought it and I had I had a couple players in mind for that interview and one of his teammates came over to like you're interviewing packing. I'm like do you want me to? Because yeah, I want to bring out the PAC man. So it's like all right, send them over this guy and they brought they were just all so excited to have him. They were all in the background cheering to the point that Vinnie had to head coach Viney Ljeria. That's tell him, all right, all right, quiet down a little bit. We gotta actually get the interview done. They were all just so excited for him and they all it's one of those times when they all bought into him because obviously they've been playing their goal for a while, but switch things uptown, Pactman in there and they all like completely bought in and he was just putting on an absolute show for everybody in the PA and he just made those games so much more exciting. And it was helmet is so cool. Gott...

...to say it's a shout out to Dave thrall in the rest of the awesome DT sports productions crew, because first we were sure if that was like a dave graphic or if that was actually real. That's like, wait day, did you put that in? Then I'm like they we're all looking down. We're like, oh no, that's like an actual PAC man. Yeah, Chris and I will look at the Monitor. We're looking at the monitor and we saw it. So we got also shout out to Chris, who's doing the FREAKING PAC man sound effects on the broadcast. I was like, oh my goodness, he was. Yes, I mean, what even is Amiss that? I guess I can't even like hear it. What's a PAC man sound effect? What if the noise pacman makes? It's like, I'm just using my hand like that. Hang on, let me, let me give texts. Let me give Chris a text and I'll bring them back on. Okay, hang on, wait, keep it down. Oh Boys, talking to Vinny Cal Jiri. That talking to Vinny Cal Jiri, the coach the SP team. He was he said that he was waiting for either pacman or Maringola, to quote, steal a game, and he said that pacman stole a game against Philadelphia and when he did that he knew that was a cool tender to go for the rest of the postseason. Yeah, and they had to turn around Friday night in the Saturday and play at thirty am. One of the for ehlp teams was going to have to do that. So it has to be the four seed, even though finally, the foresee was the regular season champion. That says how it worked out that they had lost the Lumberjackson the previous week. But, as goes the trend that we saw in the EHL, after sweeping a team to get to the finals, playing them for the third time, there it went back in the other team's favor. and honestly, I know I said before that the as versus Rangers ehlp game they have been one of the best. Saturday morning at thirty ABS and lumberjacks may have been even better, because that woke us up and that was like, that was it literally felt like a do or die, this is our season game like that was probably the most intense we could ever start a Saturday with. Well, it's funny because there were no actual official semi final games for the EHLP. They're all round robbins top to advance of the championship game. That was essentially around her essentially a semi final game. Yes, we're the winner. Moved on. Let me technically, the ass could have just tied the game and moved on because a gold differential. Wells, little lumberjacks, lumberjacks, yes, lumberjacks. Yes, the lumberjacks could have tied the game. Of My bad, all right, and Neil. Not only is it tough to beat three teams in a row. One thing I wanted to say about the lumberjacks bjr game from the day before. That was the first day where the the lumberjacks looked, you know, beatable. They shots were like eight nothing in favor of lump the lumberjacks in the first period against Boston. But then once Boston scored three unanswered in the next three periods, they like they kind of exposed the lumberjacks. And then the avalanche did the same thing where I guess they weathered in early storm from the lumberjack from the lumberjacks, and then they just bounce back. I think that's the crazy part, though, anthony, is Vermont dating back to the end of February, really but really highlighting the postseason brought up into that point had been a wagon right, but then in a matter of twenty hours you go from like being like this is our year to, Oh God, our backs are against the wall,...

Oh God, our season is over. Like it can happen just like that. And they could have won both those games right. They were pushing hard in both games right into the very end, and it's just to start the day like that on Saturday. I think it helped wake us back up a little bit because we still really had three games left and we got that little pause for the Providence bruins practice. Anthony, I'm waking at his name. You could tell me his name because if you you know the goalie. But he came up on high, he came up on Bussy, he came up behind it to get on the ice and he said like excuse me, sir, something like that. I turned around. I was like, oh my God, how tall? How tall was this guy? Yeah, that was that was Brandon Bussy, and I knew him because he played so when I graduated college in Two Thousand and sixteen from Seaton Hall, I immediately got in the job with the New Jersey Titans of the North American Hockey League and he was one of the one of the two goaltenders for the titans that season, at least for the first half before he got traded to Amarillo. And I went by one of the benches here above the the glass and when he turned around to get his homet he looked up and he smiled. He knew right away. I was like, Brandy, do you remember me? He's like yeah, from the titans. And you know he came up in the concourse. Jefferson had said before. You know, I'd saw him like Oh, I'm so mad at him. You know he knocked out northeastern doing Jefferson walked by as I was hockey tool. I was like, Oh hey, brandon, here's Jefferson. He's really mad at you because you knocked out his team at the end. To get my buck kicked. He's like a broad nice of me. Know he's US exist. He is such a nice kid and he was and he quickly thinks again. He quickly show me that away, just like Oh, and you went. He didn't go. You want to put you just went, man, that was a heck of a game against the huskies. And want to finish with ot and he was talking about Devin Levis. So you just, you know, shook it off. And then he was like nice to meet your man, and I was like I'm only kid man, I'm just the PA announcer for them, but there's just a no team that I love dearly on the Mike, but you're a great goaltender and you're a large man, so please don't hit me, Anthony. No filter to Polo right there. Yeah, look, good friends day. We all you're each other a little bit. It wasn't. Honestly, though, it was a nice fifteen minute break to reset for the next ehlp game, which could have been a little bit it could have been a done because the rangers knew at that point they were going on and the little flyers knew that they were going home. But they played inspired hockey of of going out with a bang and trying to win their last game. And I don't ended in a tie. But you want to rank the games again, the little flyers, Rangers, hlp round robber game that did meet anything. Was An excellent hockey game, very good, and coach Cattron told us that ehl premier little flyers team was full of a lot of young guys and he said he was glad that was these games were. Was it? These mentioned me about when they have games during the week, if they have like early games low of the mere and high school, like a lot they could he can barely feel the team because they're so young. So again another credit to an organization to get a team that young to the biggest stage and, like you just said, they finished on a high. Note. So that's something that you want as a coach. Is Yeah, this wasn't our weak boys, but we finished on a high note and then you work that into the offseason and into what you want to do next year to develop and get better and hopefully get back next year. But you gotta say to they have a couple players. You say they have a young team, which they do, but they do have a couple of age out players, which was a bit unique for the p I think one of them, I think Stephen Griffin's even Griffin, and Tyler Rupert. Yeah, the captain, Tyler Rupert, absolute sweet kid. He was one of the most fun people to have on the benches because I was between the benches for the PEA Games and he was an absolute right he was termed me during the Games. He's telling me stuff about his guys. They were just they were having a good time and like obviously they would...

...have liked to perform a little better in this tournament, but I think they definitely were feel like, despite not winning the last one, I think they were definitely feeling a little bit better with the fact that they were able to come back and tie it and like just hold themselves in a game like that, even though it didn't like it wouldn't improve their chances to be their Sunday, but I think they were all feeling a little better about like the way they ended things, despite it not being a win, and that's why I made sure to kind of pull him aside for the postgame interview give them a nice little send off, and I know he's not going to be with us next season, so we'll wish him the best and obviously the little flowers are going to be come back red hot next season, kind of looking for a little bit of revenge after a tough tournament. I was gonna say, did it feel like a win for the little flyers, and also include the fact that they used all three goalies for a game? Did it feel like like they got the even though they didn't advance the championship Sunday and they didn't win a game, quote unquote, did they get a good experience that this young team, a few age outs, could be right back there next year? I think. I think definitely because, like, honestly, I was hearing, I think it was afterly the first a second game, like they were saying. They they just looked a little slow, like they just they realize it, like they weren't playing like they normally wouldn't. I can honestly like back that up a little what I've seen some of the Games. I've remember seeing the met showcases like they're called little flowers for a reason. They can fly out there, they can like just absolutely take games, but that's not really what we were seeing in the first two games. I think that was kind of what became their detriment and kind of push them to not end up being their Sunday, so I think was Saturday. They were just kind of trying to get back to their game and the way they normally play, and I think despite not despite ending in a tie, I think they definitely did and that's something that Adam Willie talked to us about. You right, and one of the press conferences was you would ask him a question about getting to the frozen finals last year and not getting to the end, and he was one of the coaches. I know, obviously Adam and ehl, not the HLP, but still same league. The still you know, makes sense that he stayed in watched and he felt like his team benefited from getting as far as they did last year and missing the final days, he thinks, help that team grow and persevered during the tough times this year and then they come out with the championship. So there's a coaching point right there. And that's a great transition because they were the first semifinal against the wolves and it's just it was kind of a funny fitting first matchup because the first win of the season for the wolves, which feels like two decades ago, was against the eighty sevens way back at the September show seats, right, that was their very first win. You and everyone knows how they started. They started slowly, right and just and nine, yes, remember Cur, yes, the unique paths, right, that was the wolf first win. To go through the roller coaster that they went through and go through the teams that they went through in order to get to semifinal Saturday was a crazy story for them and on the flip side for the sevens, to go through the ops of justice, ridiculous point streak during the regular season to the downs of losing streak where it's like, is it still really Hashtag our time, because it doesn't feel like you're right now, and then both the really just go through those rides to wild card teams, the to wild card winners to face off on semifinal Saturday. I thought that was kind of a fun first matchup. Yeah, and actually that's a great point to to bring up, neils, that we talked to coach Ulie and coach Qnes and and Andrew Tremble, obviously coach Willie and Mac Caron of the corners, and they said, you know, if we're going to do this, Jeff, we're gonna have to play four days in a row. So New Jersey gets all the way championship Sunday and wins playing four days in a row. They get that first day off on Wednesday. They played Thursday, Friday, Saturday Sunday and I don't think their game went up at all. They didn't look they didn't show any signs of being exhausted or or banged up that much. I don't for Tj branish escape blade...

...fell off three times and that was frust that kind of them. But they eventually got that fix. But I mean they pretty much just kept on moving and just blasting through teams and played every which way of hockey you want to play. You want to play physically, you want to play speed, goaltending. They were tight, they were suffocating teams and then so we're the New England wolves. I mean they were tight. The guys that we talked about, Eli Brubick or right, a guy that struggled with injuries, ended up getting into ten Premiere Games. For Conner Bates broke his ankle so he only ended up playing four games the ECHL and we have one assist and he comes up with a goal and it's just like Anthony said earlier, it's not a surprise me see those lower guys, those blue guys, those that step up and have big moments, but still just kind of astonishing to see the way if we worked out. Yeah, I think the wolves came a long way and honestly, like, if you look at it really, I think they end up kind of switching with the APS the season, which was kind of interesting to see and kind of look at, because the most kind of start off, when you said they were struggling, kind of find their footing and find like what really work to kind of keep them balanced in the wind column and get things going, whereas like the APPS just started off red hot and kept going. But then the second half the season comes around and there was just a huge switch between those two teams. They abs kind of became the ones like they were still at the top, but they had a lot more moments they did in the first half where they kind of struggled to stay where they needed to be to get to playoffs and secure good spot, whereas the wolves were just like all right, we finally I don't know what it was that they talked about or did, but they just took off in the second half of the season never turn back and like yes, they were a wild card team, but they deserve to be there. They had to go through a lot of teams of play a lot more games the most to be able to get to the playoffs and they absolutely made the most of it. They may not have been there on championship Sunday, but they had an absolute showing at that tournament and they should definitely be feeling pretty good after that. It was hard to see them and Worcester go home. Those teams deserve to get the championship Sunday to unfortunately, we can only have to. So that's a great point, Lauren. And actually about the APPs to I mean that's not we all talked about all season longs that they were just right out of the gate doing what they usually do, Hashtag, roll labs, roll through everybody. And was that an issue for them, that they didn't really play a lot of meaningful games for the most of the season? And then, yes, they did flip the switch when they got to the playoffs, but then you got to flip another switch because it's basically two playoffs all the games before pros of finals. Then you get to Froz of finals and they just could of whip that switch everyone. He adds it. They scored one goal in two games. This not being the Carlson hotchkiss all those guys were we have. That would have been a good bowl prediction. Someone would have been on a on a poster board that none of those guys are going to do lunch all, they're gonna have a few points and that's it. Every word be like, are you okay? Are you bringing the same oxygen we are? But yeah, wow. And it's when that first semi final game ended. Well, my bold prediction was already over. Jeff's bold prediction that ended at that point because he had said wolves on championship Sunday. The other two bowl predictions were still alive. So we get to the nightcap and we knew that Lauren's bowl prediction would come true because train versus train equal slot one of the trains winning right and getting and getting to Sunday. And I think the way that the night game took off and unfolded on Saturday night was kind of the storyline of the week and teams that got ahead stayed ahead. We didn't see teams come back and take the lead. And when you look at the team like Walpole, when they are ahead and they are leading, they just shut it down defensively and you get so frustrated that you can't do anything until you're Matt pamental with under a minute left to go in the goalie is pulled and you just get one. That kind of makes you feel better. But Wall Pole defensively on Saturday night to punch their ticket to championship Sunday. I mean it's stars with Bosher, but they were so, so good in that game.

Yeah, suffocating, I think was a good word I used for for their defense at times, and that's what they were like you just said. But on the flip side of it, to their offense, kind of suffocated at times. Two when they were down, they just they couldn't create the offense. I mean, look back at a tree that they made her in the year. You know, Josh gruns was someone that put up a lot of points for Wallpole and a decent amount of points for the Boston Junior Rangers too, and I know they got a couple of guys and they they tried to replace him, but I don't know if they truly did. They just didn't have those extra snipers Justin Guelph. I know got a little banged up in that Worcester game. He was someone that I thought I'd see more of. Astra Conley was a nice addition, but he kind of dried up at points. So I did they just didn't have enough offensive it was just kind of kind of dunk to see the the wall pole express scored five goals in that frozen finals. For them came from defenseman and the fairies are three of them coming from jared overle and the one goal from the forward was Alex Bratt will choice, an empty net goal that sat dad's Saturday night. That was their only goal from from a forward right, which is just and that can only get you so long. You know, it can always know the situation much like the ABS hlp. You have to give major sti stick taps to Jack Bosher. He absolutely him in that. That's even the second period was the save of the year, right. He's back with his stick all he was double save me, and I mean it's me and tyler were like Oh, we just like lost our minds because that was a too savor, because then the pop was sitting there and he just took his glove calmly smothered it and didn't let any one come barrel in for any rebound chances. But it kind of reminded me of all start waking a little bit, where he just like came in there and was just like this is going to be my time, I'm going to have like an absolute showing, and he was just putting on a boys was great and he's having an absolute last. I mean he's a great kid and that broke my heart though, to see, speaking of guys, that he sat out there for a whole entire championship ceremony. He was the last woople expressed off the ice. He sat and I wander I I made it quite to make sure. I went over and said telling himsel I was like, I want to make sure all the guys got him first. I was like that's their time as their goalie, but I was like I have to say something this kid, like he just he made this season fun like all sorts. We just talked about like he was great this tournament, absolutely great, like super great kid, like just the absolute best person. You want to have an internet and to just like the fact that he sat out there so long. You could tell like how much this season met him and I would like I was like, I gotta make sure he knows how they did. Like he was like like everything. It's a lot harder on the goalies, obviously, because they probably take it the worst because they're like, oh, I'm like they feel like they lost the game for their team, and it's like, Oh, it's a group effort. It's never it's the classic, there's no I and team. But like there it's always a group efforts, never on one person. Like yes, they're going to beat themselves up there, the goalies, but like they just it's not on them. But and he just he carried that team there and I like I was like, dude, but like you were huge for this team. You're a bit like one of the biggest reasons why they got here and turn things around. The seas until like it was. It was tough to see. They can't score goals. They can stop wills coming in. Yes, you can try to score goals of goalie. Go ahead, shoot at the full twohunter feet with another goalie in that, but I mean they just they can't create the offense for their teams right. And then we also mentioned too. We've talked about with MVP. There's a lot of guys that would have wanted if Colin Bell was around, if Nathan Miller was around, the two time defending goal turn of the year, Jack Bosher, might have been a guy that we would put all there. Yeah, that's for sure. And one more point before we get the championship Sunday. What it's want to say, because Jeff, you guy said earlier what a year it was for the wolves, what a year was for the railers too, because that's who wall pulpy on Saturday night and for the railers to be hurt, for the railers to be that close and just their third year. I'm sure the one thing that Sean Bertoni is thinking now is to lose Damon do lack as early as they...

...did in the finals to an injury that that that hurt them in the long run because he was a card. That was so hard because, like I love I love watching during the regular season he was great and I feel, like me, we definitely all should have picked him way more for fantasy. He was awesome. But I remember hearing from Trevor to he was saying that like like we don't know what it is, but he's saying that just there's something about playoffs and finals that do act just as you say. Hits the switch and he just absolutely goes off, like we thought he was good in the right a season, the playoffs turn around and he's just like I'm gonna shoot up and you guys are all going to see it like he's just absolutely someone you want on a playoff team because he will score your goals and bunches and do all the right things to get you the wins. And I think when you lose someone like that and such a crucial time it is, it can be denter detrimental if you don't handle it correctly, and unfortunately, that most could we could try to say that that could be like something that did kind of hurt him a little bit because you can't prepare for something that. You don't expect people to get hurt. You don't plan for that. So it's like, when something like that does happen, you have to try to figure out ways to work around it and other people to step up and fill that spot. And clearly just didn't end up being enough for them at the final game on Saturday and it wasn't all very led the team or let the league and points going into that. And he was coming in injured to he was battling something else and then took that massive it in from the bench. You got knocked out and well, we already talked about, you know, with with Adam Holli watching championship Sunday last year. I don't know if coach per tony was there not, but I'm sure I know for a fact that he was not there. He was watching it at home. So maybe worcester takes a page out of New Jersey's book from last year and maybe we see them next year and championship Sunday. Yeah, maybe we do, because that gets us to that final day and it was a little bit easier for us because there was only two games. Right we had just come off three days with four games in a row, right, where we're starting early and ending late. Right. So we get to the two games on Sunday and I actually left shortly after huck drop to go get lunch on Sunday. fucked up with the first EHL, the EHLP game, ABS versus Rangers. I was gone for twenty two minutes, I think. I walk back in the Dolly's already of three two game. I'm like, what did I miss? I literally said the Joe. I go what did I miss? And he goes, you missed everything, much like okay, and you were calling it take a take me through, because I wasn't there. Take me through what happened in the first period. Oh my God. So I mean Bo Bosston. Boston now shot the avalanche seventeen two in that period. So they came out pretty strong. Jack power sort of shot from the point. I think it was Bertie Ingersol who deflected a puck in. So it was a bit of a weird goals. So I'm I'm thinking, okay, you know, boss is up and running. Six seconds later the cow will for the connical for the avalanche, comes in. He takes a shot that careens off a Boston defender bounces down on the ice and then goes top shelf, and I look at Chris, who's doing color commentary, and I go buckle up, this is going to be an amazing game. Yeah, and then Anthony Viola against the penalty shot. He stayers and then just a few minutes later, the avalanche again respond and I'm just thinking, Oh my God, yes, like this is the game of the tournament right now, like right off the bat. And then Boston gets one more to take the lead and then after that nothing, and then they're like they're like, honestly, nails backs, were not going to do anything. When I'm gonna actually what we'll hang on. Hang on that. There was that one goal that we thought was going to count. We're rider Koning scored on the power playboy laid brew, Baker egner touched the goalie, Mitchell Taylor, and that was they actually got to use the overhead cameras. Controversy. Yeah, very playing. Yeah, it also typically good. Again, shout shout out to Gino Binda, junior and senior,...

...because Chris and I were talking to him Journe the intermission. We asked them, okay, why was the goal overturned. And he said because there was contact increase, and I was like, oh, so Taylor didn't get the opportunity to make the safety goes. No, the key phrase is that he did not have the opportunity to play his position. He said, if you do not give a goaltender chance to play their position and to reset, then that is enough to overturn a goal. Yep, and not just. But then you know brew Baker Egner, who committed the goalie interfer and send it up, tying the game anyway. Yes, yes, and I want to get to that a second. But not just it's not just the true ginos that deserve credit. It was actually kind of funny for me to bring Pete Soros back, who, well, we all know, let's say, we've all worked pe before. He was my boss when I was at the hockey's in the two thousand and twelve, two thousand and thirteen season. All Right, I give you a huge hogg at one. Wait when you're like freaking out, voting like and like to bring him in and the experience that he has running, you know, the instant replay rooms, like all the way up to the frozen four division one right, Joe and I had a lot of trust in him that we we hope that we didn't have to use it right, but we knew that if we had to use it, with Pete there and the true Ginos, when that call was you know, the goal was overturned, we were like, you know what, like really trust that they got it right, right, and you ask little and you in H yes, and I went in and said, I don't do you know. I was like, Hey, beat in the war room. He Goes Jefferson. It's the situation room. Okay, but continue with what you're gonna say. No. It's just funny how it worked out that. Like I missed five goals in the first period and then Lane Bruebaker edner was like yes, Neil, I saw you and Joe Walk Down with the trophy, but it's not that time yet, because I'm going to tie this game up late. I didn't even up this of all the goals that were scoring the HLP get championship game, I never once saw one go in because I'm in the hallway but behind trying to get down to the position. What I hear the eruption and I'm like, you know what, Joe, they just have the game and and then you get fast forward overtime and we're trying to wait while we're tucked in that hallway behind her, Lauren was standing and I don't even know what you call that spot, the the in between the benches spot or whatever, and my partento scores. I'm an to intend and I literally did not see one goal go in the net from the HLP champions, but the Rangers. Want I gave that was such I was yeah, that was a wild game and like the goal, we just talked about those overturned, like those two names, we said, rdacun in and laying boo breaker agnor two huge names for that team in that tournament. And like the one day when Layne had like two goals. I was like, I talked to of any of the next game after that and I was like what? I'm like, that kid is just ridiculous. He goes, Oh, yeah, he's like he's got his swagger back and he's turning it on and I'm like, oh, he just like him, was feeling so confident in those games. He was just all over the square sheet. He just was doing the right things and like he maybe a little bit of a smaller guy but he is just flying out there. He buzzes around everybody and he is in the right place the right time and knows how to get the puck where it needs to be. He, like, was huge, huge guy for them. He deserves so much credit because Aaron Rosino was injured in the early in the second half of the season, so the avalanche were missing one of their best scores. But he still goes ahead, and I mean brew Baker Egnor steps up and he was such a big reason why they as were able to get the championship Sunday. Point about Rosino. This is a forgotten man. That was a peace really important piece, and I remember picking Brew Baker. I got chirped by think was Bryan Green from Walple, expressed listening to all the shows and said Hey, Jeff, you know, if you pick me I probably could have gotten a few points to get over Laur. But which again, boys, keep it coming. That's why we do this show. We stir the pot like give it to us. Yeah, I know, I picked my bigger Agnar and he's actually, I think, the the one of my more...

...favorite names to say. I wanted to add that I think it was funny. Do you say something like that. JEVERY names the same thing from jared peck man. He was like, I think it was after like his first a second win in the tournament. He was like, you guys think I start picking me more for fantasies, like everyone just kind of leave me there. We're like and wrong learning. I was like I am not the person you want to be saying that too. I'm like goalies were my Kryptonite this season. I was like, I told her I was like with the way he was going for me with the echo boys as like I was not taking it, like I love goalies, but I'm like I was not taking a chance on a pea goalie because I'm like with the way went with my Ehl guys and like I was not trying that because I'm like I don't I clearly couldn't find the luck and I'm like I don't want to ruin it for somebody by picking them. Ok, I just brought up yes gus, because bocheto scores a minute intended to over times. The written Rangers win their third EHL P title in seven years. Right to go along with three regular season titles. They have done something very special at the ehlp level and I'm sure a number of those guys, you know, coach the capital, can't wait to bring up to the ehl level. But before we get to the EHL championship game, I think it's interesting to take a look back at the records that got set. Because when you go to the run of twenty two Seis, I was just going to say, Jeff, when you go back through, you know, look at the top five scorers in eh L P history in the postseason. That's two thousand, one hundred and twenty two. Right there. Trent King, Max Morris, Aunti Bey Ala. That's all this post season. Fifteen S P when in our hipster rovach like so we're crazy. Like Max Morris, most goals in a single EHLP postseason. Bobby Voss may have got that record if they had gotten passed the avalanche on Saturday's quote unquote, semi final game. Right there's our hip right there again. Then you go to the assist, trank King is there, Mitchell Taylor, the most wins ever by a goalie in the postseason with seven. Josh coach, I had for he was excellent throughout the postseason. WAS FOR THE EH L P lumberjacks. I don't know if some of these goals against average numbers will be will be topped ever, but coach I had a one, point, six nine. He was almost unbeatable throughout the postseason. Mitchell Taylor right there one eight five. So we're still waiting for a goal to get more than one shutout in a single EHLP postseason. And I bring up the shots because of what there was a record set in the EHL. Will get to that. But what do you look back on the EHLP postseason? Easily you could say this is one of the best in the seven year history of that division. But that takes us to the ehl championship game and for the first time ever had actually built in some extra time. But between the two championship games and for a moment I felt you're all learning here. I yes, I for a moment I felt like everything Auntie's like the schedulers finally getting better. But for a moment I was like I I like this game is going over time. Everything that I threw, everything that I had tried to do, is this going to fall on its face? But it ended so quickly and and honestly the ceremony was was pretty quick afterwards that we started right on time. We little did it right on time when we wanted to, and in that ehl championship game, I brought up before what it was like for a team when walpole would get ahead, when the sevens got ahead on championship Sunday it this is no shot at the express but it just felt like they just shut it down defensively and Wall Pole, their biggest chance came off the stick of Anthony Percy, I want to say, with about six and a half or so left to go. Yeah, and when Haynes made that say, I looked at Joe and said this is over. Yeah, I think so, and I do remember I actually said that as a color comment and then I looked like a fool because New Jersey was on the penalty kill. I think it was Atkinson did just took it up the wing on a break and I think it was a one on three. He decided to rush the zone, crash the net, get a couple of shots off and I was like,...

...okay, I'm just saying you might want to start putting your foot on the brakes and not keep slamming on the gas pedal. But for the most part, yeah, they kind of just buckled down and, and rightfully so, do as good as own Haynes was. I remember he obviously got was the goalie on our all tournament team and I did the quick math and it was his goals against for the week was zero ninety five, another theme that we had this week. Goal he's with goals against under one. That is still it and when you look at the number here, so he had a one, point, one three for the entire postseason, which just shows that he was even better than that at the finals. Right, to be that good in the postseason but be even better in providence in in a stretch where you played three of the four games in three of four days like Owen Haynes. And there's many reasons why the sevens won their first title. Owhen Haynes is right there towards the top. Yeah, and I know it wasn't an easy well, I remember we had a long conversation right now about Haines and Bosher, like we were even chewing on giving it to bosher in a loss because of how amazing Jack Bosher was in the amount of pus that Jack Boshert saw. Oh, I gotta s pull that number up. It was all. I think by the end it was close to three hundred. If I'm not I remember Tyler and said at one point going into the championship leagn I think it was maybe two hundred and seventy something saves on two hundred and eighty shocks, or it was. It was high two hundreds. Here you go. He finished the postseason with two hundred and ninety three saves. So maybe I have two three hundred three shots. Maybe I have to go back to this Eh Shel record book and add in a column just for the postseason saves, because I don't know if we'll ever see two hundred and ninety three again. That is like that is out of this world. That doesn't Thomas Waker and I would said Jack Bosh again next season. We could see it again next season. So Hey, Chos Walker, I'm sorry, Jack Boherts in town. We know trump Thomas Walker for more true and IV years ago. Washer needs and I be oh to we have one more opportunity to see you. Maybe he's motivated to come back at one at all. Jack, please come. Much Fun. I know it's Dad. Kevin's a big fan of our podcast. Social is awesome. I end up meeting him at the end of the game and he was such a sweet guy and he was thanking me for going over and talking to him at the end of the game. I was like just I was. I told him too. I was like your son was so much fun to have around this season, so fun to watch, like really good kid like it was so good. I can't thank the parents enough for all the kind words. Parker James, is dad, came over and talk to me and Tyler and said what a good job the league's done. Just as a hold's not just us, it's everybody. It's the coaches, the players, like takes an army to run, as we saw that, to run a whole season, not even just the froze of finals. But it's been noticed. and Mr James, I think he'd said he has a younger son and he was like I'm going to send my younger son through the EHL system and that's like who means world to all of us that work on this work for this league, and I have four years and work our butts off so so to look at some of the numbers that got set while we were in Providence, get the factor in at the EHL. The postseason used to actually be longer. We used to have three sets of best of three rounds, then the best of five. So a number like nine wins, like macvale had in two thousand and sixteen seventeen, that may never be mad because you may not have a chance to win nine games right like Owen Haynes, Oh and age probably could have won one or two game this more if it had gone in the different direction for then. But nine is a tough number to catch. But in terms of you know drew all of every fifteen points. Matt'SA Dania. It's fifteen points. Matt Pen Mental had eight goals. He was only five off from a record that was set by Alex Peterson and the two thousand and sixteen seventeen season. And then when you look at some of these goals against average numbers, like the Rangers. I know didn't get there, but Miller was excellent for them. And you we go back to a previous episode talking about his injury in that wild card game and...

...and if he doesn't get injured right, not saying anything against the wolves, but are we looking at a totally different storyline? Right and nothin it's Chris Jackson who played his butt off correct leaf and literally hadn't played in a month, and they were like hey, Chris, our seasons on the line. Are you know our one, a goalie just got hurt. One Be, here you go and in you go. And he took them all the way over time and even got a piece of that Kevin Johnson game winning goal. Yeah, up trickling past them, but I mean in a very good point new and then look at the shutouts want to talk about. Look at seeing two thousand, one hundred and twenty two at the top. Cool, Hon a, three, Owen Haynes to Nathan Miller, to so if there was at in the EHL, if there was one category where the records were set, it was the shutouts this year. And we get back to the bullet predictions, and Anthony, I know that you're shorthanded goals for night bull prediction didn't work out. Maybe you should have just kept with the essays and said Shutouts, because we had quite a few shutouts in Providence. Roll back the tape, which I think he did say shut up, not no, no. Well, you know what, one thing I do want to bring up here. You were talking about Owen Haynes, the one thing I would say. I don't want to take too much credit away from him, because he was really good, but also credit to the the defense, TJ brandish, Matt Herrick, you know, he didn't want and they blocked so many shots. I looked it during that five minute power play for Walpole. I looked it, Gino Binda, and I said it's a block party right now, because they're just blocking shots. Brandish, especially Adam, whoie gave him credit after their semi final went against the wolves, because he's a defender that doesn't put up too many points, but he will lay down the body and he will block shots and make it easier for his goaltender. You guys ready for the Chirp of the year? And I got afterwards. I'm bringing sometuth. I'm bringing stuff to the car, walking past the seven bus and that Herrick puts his hand on my shoulder and said I saw the he goes, some ducks and three, because that was my first round bracket. And then they made you take a picture that they put the other quite although I'm sold on, I gotta find it. Hold on, I'm going to find a thing and see it because, hold on, how bad he got to see the picture it this was. It was good, it like because I wasn't I didn't even see where he was coming from. And then the turnaround and hold on, here we go. I got it now, said in a nice way to he was yeah, he's at it in a nice way right, like look at here's, here's me ardy and Robbie's wagon, who jumps right in the picture as soon as twenty two, two thousand and twenty two champions right of US already. Right. I thought it was so good, just the way he was, like ducks and ducks in three. But it was a fitting a fitting end too to a great week and I would be remissed to not go through the entire staff that helped put this on, and I know there's been some messages that have been sent so far. Not on the PODCAST. Tyler did all the EHL play by play and did the EHLP post game articles in the live tweeting. Anthony, who's with us right now, of course, called all the EH L P Games, did the post game in article and live tweeting for the EHL. Jeff, your PA voice, man, I don't know how you still have it. Like Sixteen Games in. I hope that only having to do color for the ehl gave you a little bit of arrest there did so thank you. That was a very smart was decision by you to do this rotation that we found. That's perfect. I didn't get to look as much. Chris did the same thing that he did last year with the inside the glass in the ehl and the EHL P color. Did Chris have the arm wave going like he did in years? Passed a okay, Um, yeah, he did. It was a lot...

...of looks too because, like we're closer to because last year he was across the way. So that's why I think the hand with book a few more, just like looks up Lauren, the the intermission interviews, the inside the glass and the intermission interviews for the EHLP, just the variety of of that. And I honestly think the best part watching the interviews go down was that on numerous occasions the full team's stayed on the ice to wait for their teammates that were being interviewed. I thought that was that was kind of unique fun. I think the APPs one was that play one of my favorites because, like it's like a saying. I had planned on pack him, but I was one of happy to talk to him because his teammate comes over because, oh, are you getting packing? I'm like do you want me to? Because yeah, I was like all right, I'm like send him with with, I think it's Brubery. Craig and I act asked where that time. I was like send them both over and they had need watched the mom taught Miss Pac man toss the little PAC man over and they all came up behind him and literally they just like erupted as as I started talking and they're like yeah, they were throwing the pack that around. They're all so excited to be there and having a fun time and it's hilarious. Sus, I was talking with payment after and he's like, Oh, yeah, he's like, I didn't even know the guys are going to do that, and I was like yeah, they told me about it. I'm like it's one of those times to where I knew what was going on behind me, but there's been times I have no idea what's going on behind me and like I just I get so into the interview that like I don't see anything else that's going on and there's always something funny happening in the background. I think it was either during that one or one of the other post game ones with the APPs that it was their captain, David Hassell, apparently quite a few times skated behind them was helmet on backwards. I had no idea and until the packing point that I was like did you not see that? I was like what are you talking about? So I pull it back up, like, oh my God, he literally just straight up had it backwards, and just multiple times. So it's just passing through the background with it on them like this is great, like I just I love stuff like that. I love one guys are happy for their teammates and are able to have fun with it and yeah, like the interviews are like kind of serious, but like what's a post game one? And you just like had a big game, like have fun with it, like it's been to be fun. That's the biggest key is when it comes to playing hockey, you have to have fun, and the kids had fun, especially with the interviewers. That big that's what I ended all of my pregame championship interviews with. I was like I said Congrats, I'm gonna hair said good luck and I said have fun and like some of the guys, I feel like didn't really pick up on it much, but I know probably you get see wagon sees. I was like have fun. He just like lit up and he was just like thanks, and they really they loved hearing it because it's like, yeah, you want the championship, but like you're here with your team, you've been with them all season, you've been having fun, like just continue to have fun. That's what it's all about. Continuing on with Trevor, who was the videographer, who's been with us all year and didn't I mean the thing about trevor with his video is he keeps one upping himself right and like he turned out the ice for the shootouts this year. That was new. Like he he turned out some stuff over during the finals that just absolutely blew me away. It was also the first time that we actually had got to have Bob Dolesio at the finals. Of course, last year it's awesome. Right before he had had a stroke which kept him from being able to go, so to have him come bring Owen Johnson with him from the chiefs HLP team. We drove to Doington a Rena last year. You'll the grab those jerseys and stuff for ye we had autographed for our word show. And what in his daughter Aint a station stage. It was helping out and she jumps over. Yeah, she jumped into the scorers box to help out at times where I had pam page, who is a local down it down in Rhode Island. Jeff mazzone came down. He did so many games throughout the year. So I wanted to make or referee is young. Helped out. The entire pilpel family. Can Brian and enjoy helped out. I mean you guys all know Roadchi, the trainer. He's a huge asset throughout the week. It's for Hun for anyone that doesn't know, because yes, yes, Dan and Margaret Hickling, I mean they've did five of the events for us. I mean they've done the finals...

...every year we've had them right. And then I brought in an additional photographer and Rob Resmussen, who I knew through Quinnipiac. My favorite post that he had was the picture of Everest Snyder with the championship Sophie and he wrote Schneider at this at Snyder. I thought that was awesome. Alexis, who ran the apparel table like I could go on and on and on. There were so many people that helped make this event that special. A huge thanks to Eric Deurson, who's our main contact at Providence, the staff that he had down below in the Zamboni, RJ, Steve Bob, like it just episode is like no other. But we if we can keep them so good, the officials, the players, the coaches, the parents, like I think I got everyone almost right. And if they're all no and game thro all and HOTC those cameras, yeah, having all those angles, the replays. Yeah, and thank you. Thank you too, are like the production and thank you for making it so that we didn't have a lot of leftovers for their with our meals to right. Yeah, I think, because they took care of that for us, but it like a lot of people there, like I literally I think I almost covered everyone, like this was the best files we've ever had and the thank you again to you guys for routing it out with me and on this podcast. I mean, what a year. We're going to take a couple weeks off now and then we're going to get back into what we do every offseason and go team by team, because there's just the just the right amount of teams that, if we go week by week, it leads right into next season and we'll start with the New Jersey Sevens in a couple weeks here, the EHL champions and because of the all end of the episode, Yes, Anthony and we'll bring Chris, take away and and we'll get off. But what with that and what we'll do for every team this offseason, because we're going into our ten year as a league? Get prepared because the all offseason we're going to do the top ten players in team history for each of our franchises. So that's what's to come. Again, thank you guys again what a year it was and just thank you so much. Thanks for listening to the e show. Learn more at Eastern Hockey League Dot Org and follow us on Facebook, twitter, instagram and Youtube. Also, be sure to subscribe and get notified when next week's PODCAST is released.

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