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EHL 10th Anniversary Team of the Week (Maryland) | Episode 121

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On this week's episode of the #EShow, we shift back down to the South Division and feature Team Maryland. It's hard to believe this fall will mark the start of the 5th season for the program in the EHL, as well as Josh Fusco's 4th year at the helm. Fusco joins the podcast (1:09) to reflect on the 2021-22 season, and discuss the resources his program provides to all of their players. To wrap things up (23:46), the #ECrew reunites and puts together the latest Top 10 of the off-season.

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 by 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 experience a catastrophic event. Learn more at Pelly box foundation dot Org. What's up? My name is Neo Raven and this episode number one hundred and twenty one of the show. On this week's episode we shift back down to the South Division and feature team Maryland. It's hard to believe that this fall mark the start of the fifth season for the program in the EHL, as well as Josh FLASCO's fourth year at the helm. FLASCO joins the podcast or reflect on the two thousand, twenty one, twenty two season and discuss the resources his program provides to all of their players. To wrap things up, the e crew reunites and puts together the latest top ten of the offseason. Joy Now by Josh Fusco, the head coach and GM of team Maryland, has to go on. Josh, going great. You know, how are you? I'm doing well. Thanks for coming on the podcast and let's jump right into it. When we look back on the twenty two season, what are the first thoughts that come to mind for you? Excitement, honestly, like, I think, coming after the covid year and how how stressful that was the year and all the hurdles and everything we had a climb. Like going into last season, there was a lot of buzz and a lot of a lot of excitement and you know, the Group of Group of boys that we had here and and the staff and everybody like. There was just a lot of excitement to the season. Obviously, I think statistically we had a pretty good year. Didn't finished way we wanted to, but you know, there's a lot of pride here and I think that was that was the focus at the end was was how how we how we were able to bounce back after after a year, from from previous and we were able to, you know, have a lot of positives and there wasn't really any setbacks and for me personally, you know, the work that's been put in, not just by myself but several staff members and people that have on board here a part of us, to be able to finally get a good base with the local players and be able to inner mingle and and kind of establish our program you know, I think I think that obviously, like you come into a program or organization and you try and set your mark and, you know, after one and then going into here to and going through the whole covid stuff last year, I was able to finally relax a little bit. I guess you can't say yeah, and it's not that. You know, you always enjoy what you do and I think to just be able to give the boys everything one hundred percent and put your one hundred percent in and the focus that we had, you know, it was it was good to see in like I said, you didn't finish the season how you wanted to, but there's a lot of pauses take away from it and and to be able to move forward and continue to success, you know, this offseason. That's that's what I'm excited about as well. I think that brings up a lot of great points, because this you're coming up is the fifth year of team Maryland. Year fourth you're with the program. So you get in, you have your first year, then the second year is the covid season that you mentioned, that you didn't play a home game in your actual home building until the postseason. And finally get your third year and you...

...get to actually kick off the season with three games this past year in your actual home building, Ponti Orchard. Being able to start the season like that after what I had taken place the year before was it almost like an instant weight off your shoulders, one hundred percent, and that's what I mean, like we had a lot of excitement. I was excited, you know, as training camp started approaching, like you know how out, how giddy everybody was and ready to go. And then, personally, I didn't try and make the schedule that way. It kind of just happened, I think, by fate, you know it, and that was definitely something that, like everybody was just like wow, like we have home games and guys that were here, you know the year before that played at Pinty and you know we have a we have a great facility and playing at home as always special rights. And then he had guys from the covid year that returned and dayn't get to experience that into the playoffs and then even during the playoffs, like it was limited the capacity, so like there might have been a couple billet families in the building. But yeah, it was. It was nice and I tell you what it was. You're able to relax and you're able to enjoy the moment, not just not just as as a coach or a human right, like you're able to enjoy for the kids and soaked it up and to be able to go stand in the runway and watch them take the ice for warm ups and the music was going and the seat faces and people in the building. Yeah, it was. It was pretty, pretty settling, pretty relaxing and it seemed it seems like it was an eternity go to I think those first that first game or the start of the season. It seems like it was forever ago now. But you know, you just you carry that and I think a lot of our success, especially, you know, if you look at wins and losses, it came from that emotion, that excitement right, being able to have home games and being able to be relaxed and you're not traveling an hour or hour and a half to go play a home game and you know you're able to do things the right way right and and that's that's what I've always preached, is we got to do things right way and it's about the kids, it's about their careers and and how do you, how do you handle, you know and manage these guys? And it goes beyond x'es and nose and it goes beyond two players and you gotta have an environment for them to be in and be happy with. And it was finally, I'll go before those first home games to start training camp and your own locker room. That was that was where, that was where to wait. was lifted off the shoulders right there for sure. And I mentioned before, this is going to be your fourth year with team Arrolands. I see your sixtier in the league. When you date, I would include the Wolkes Barre seasons and this is this is no shot back at your time in Wilkes Barrey, but I obviously I actually got the chance to come down and actually see your facility for a game this year and I was pretty much blown away. Can you talk more about just what Pinty Orchard has to offer your program yeah, you know, like I said, try and do things the right way. You know, and I think you know, obviously it's junior hockey or they go to college, but I want these these boys acting like professionals and if they're going to act like professionals, we got treat on my professionals. So you know, it starts with our facilities, obviously, and obviously you know we shared a facility with with the Maryland black bears in North American Hockey League, and you know, we're able to share everything together. So right down from, you know, our weight room being right down the hallway from from our locker rooms. The coach's office is all on the same hallway. Both locker rooms are across from each other. You know, right down...

...to having a video room and having a platform for these guys to be able to spend time, quality time in the building to grow right and develop as a hockey player and as a person. And you know, you go right down from the facility to the staff. Right we have on site athletic trainer, you know, strength and conditioning program for these kids. And and you know, and and I think we up to the anti ti this year with having a full time equipment manager supplying these guys which services to help better them and help them, you know, stay ready and be able to compete. They and they out and do their job, essentially. So being able to have that all under one roof is is, I think, absolutely paramount to be a top tier organization in any league really, but especially in our league, to be able to give our players what we give them. There's a priority. It's the number one priority that I have on my plate. You know. So your locker room and and you know, I think my first year here was the first year they had they put the second sheet in here at Piney. So, you know, having the ice available majority of the day for our players. You know, we can going back to our staff, having people available to work with our players individually or spend some extra time with our players. You know, that's that's the priority and that's treating our guys right way. And, like you said, you saw you saw a facilities and you saw the arena and the environment. You know, even just for a home game, I think we're playing the eighty seven, so obviously there's a little bit more jam in the building that day and it's special. I've set it before. I think it's I think it's a playground for a junior hockey player, you know, and we allowed to be that way right and that door to you know, they have their own entrance to the facility. I think. You know, when you have little bitty things like that, it kind of kind of makes a player feel like using the big time. So, you know, it's it's just, like I said, doing things right way, treating our players the right way, given them and giving them a home to have success. You know, it's the toolbox and we're giving them a box of tools and what they want to build those tools is up to them. But ultimately they've their form. Yeah, for sure. And it's led to increase wind totals every year, increase him in totals every year. And I guess this next questions kind of two parts in that this doesn't feel like you're already heading into your fourth year at team Maryland. And the second part to that how do you guys keep raising the bar another level higher than the previous year? Well, yeah, it's been it's been a quick for it will quick three years, you know, but it's been fun and and I have to thank my ownership for that and I have to thank you know, Robin, our president and I have to thank our our whole arena staff, you know, how they treat us and and the availability that they you know, to use the facilities the way we do and to give us the facilities that we have. You know, they've made my job easy, not that it's always easy, right, but you know, it just has. It hasn't felt like three years. It's been a lot of fun to be able to see where this organization's gone and the success that we've had. You know, I think every day is just the blessing with that and...

...and that's kind of how I run and run run into the next season. You know, you look back on it and you can reflect and then you say, okay, how do I how do I get to the next step? Or you know, I think a big precedence there is a lot of win a championship, right, and that's everybody has that goal, I think, at the end of the day, deep downside, but really the job is to get these kids to the next step in their hockey careers and that's that's kind of how you up to Auntie, you know, and that's kind of how you you step to raise the bar up and you kind of step up to the plate. There is the next crop of kids. You have to do it. Do a job for him and then, I guess you look back. You know, okay, what did I do last year? What do we do last year? What can be better? You know, what teaching points do we need to come across? What do we need to spend more time on with players? Obviously in the recruiting process, you know, you get to learn guys and you get to learn what they need and you know, it's picking that apart and you know, I'll go right back to the previous question. It's it's treating these kids the right way. You know they want to they want to be taken care of and you know it's about trusting your players and it's about them trusting you. You know they're putting their careers in your hands and you have to put a hundred percent into everything that you do. And that's where I get my sassfaction with this, is helping these kids and seeing their growth and when they get that commitment or they get that call up or whatever it may be, that success right there is how how I raised the bar. And I mean I think you look at commitment numbers and stuff like that and obviously, you know, numbers don't lie at the end of the day, but being a part of this league has been special and, you know, I think there's a lot of guys that are in this league that that make you want to be better and and that's another way to keep raising the bar and and keep hounding success and try and Outdu the previous season. You know, you look at other guys and you look at, you know, other organizations and you kind of learned from each other and you kind of help each other out and and I think silently we all push each other in a certain way and and that's that's what's been great about being a part of the League and having relationships that we have. You know, really, at the end of the day, that's what comes down to and I think that's a great transition because I think that one through nineteen we have as much parody in a league as I see in all of sports, honestly. But that's not even talk about one through nineteen. Let's just talk about one through four in the South Division. I mean this has here. How how difficult but how enjoyable at the same time, was it to be a part of the seuth division, Neil I'll tell you what, like it was a battle every day, you know, like I said, like you pick your players apart and you find out what their needs are and their wants and and it's about making the players better and I think, I think that, honestly, at the end of the day, helped our players as well. That the competitiveness, but I mean the south, it was it was a buzz saw. And I think early, real early on in the season, if you were to ask all four of us, all four of US coaches, we all would have said it. It's it's going to come down to the end. You know this is going to be this is going to be a long year. Strap in. Let's get ready and and you know what, like I had a feeling this question was going to come up, so I kind of prepared myself a little bit mentally here. But I think, you know, at the end of the day, it was like everybody went through a slump. If you look at it, yeah, every every team went through a period of time where things just weren't working for him.

And it wasn't that we weren't playing well, it was just we were the fourth team in the division to be last at the table when it came to going into a slump, you know, and everybody kept getting better and you know, I think it definitely again, like you know, coaches push each other. So you know we pushed each other and I know we had a lot of fun as coaches. I know we had a lot of fun in division. But it was nice to see the growth of the south. It was nice to see how competitive it was. It was nice to see, you know, obviously, the wins and losses, but if you pick it apart right like one through four, it's any one of us could have finished at the top right and any any one of us that the playoffs and all that stuff. And you know, I think I gotta say hats off to eighty seven and Adam and it was nice to finally see championship come to the south, for sure. But that's a great, great point, because I wasn't ask you about that. Does does seeing a south champion give you a sense of satisfaction? I know you guys to see it the you of course, but does it give you a those satisfaction that it justifies just how tough that division was? Yeah, yeah, for sure, you know, and I think I think obviously being competitors and stuff. Right, you're like, I don't want them to win, or I can say that about anybody. But you know, we've developed some great relationships as a staff down here in the south all across the board. You know mark and Adam obviously you know it definitely put a little knife in the side of me and and seeing, definitely seeing them when a championship goal was you know, it gives you that extra motivation, right and I you can't be any more happier for him and and to have it here in the south. I think it raises the bar for all of us and it raises the bar for our division. But it's definitely satisfying. You know, it's as fine to see the hard work that was put in over the years. You know what we say going into my six year in the league, to finally see a championship come to this division is definitely special across the board and you kind of feel like you're part of it, and I say that in a sense, like you feel a part of their championship because your battle of them all year. Yeah, and they had to go through you as some point in time and they had to go through us at some point in time and and do that dance and you know, whether whether it was US winning a game or them winning a game, at the end of the day, you know you got to go through each other and I was definitely kind of, you know, watching the finals, you're kind of on edge a little bit and it was nice to see different teams and it was nice to see the competitive this of the playoffs and to be able to watch they seven's there in the finals and ultimately win. It was kind of kind of yeah, I made you, made you sit back a little bit and look at the ceiling, but at the same time, no fast, Adam, it doesn't joking, but but you know, it was. It was good to see. It's great to see and, like I said, I think it raises the bar for all of us. Hey, he felt the same way, I'm sure, when you went through and make it to the frozen finals back in eighteen nineteen. But before I bringing the rest of the e crew to do the Maryland top ten. Well, we did your all time team this past year. We actually combine some Wilkesbury guys then just because there was such short history. We're not going to do that this time because you have three years of history with Maryland. But I guess that the last tough, maybe even broad question in a way, that I have for you is, when you look back at your players that...

...you had in Wilkesbury, is there one guy that you wish was able to come with you to team Marylyn and get that experience? He that guy wasn't able to, but you wish that player had gotten the experience of what things are like in Maryland. I'm going to get a lot of phone calls and text after this answer because some guys they were. There were a handful of guys that did get to follow you, you and your path down there, but not all. Yeah, you know, I think there's obviously there's been a lot of and I say this all the time, right like there's a lot of special kids, a lot of kids that have touched my career and touched my heart, you know, and and you essentially grow with them, obviously like a kild like archaepango or or, you know, Joseph Donny, who was another one, because I spent a lot of time with him, especially in Wilkesbury, and do you with program and. But if there was one kid I wish that still had time and could have came, would have probably it would be jake fuss hands down, you know, and to this day. You know, and that's that's what I mean about how special, like this job is and how special these players are and to make an impact on their life, not just their career. You know, to see him be able to play in the North American Hockey League is last year and then and then ultimately, you know, he's off at college and he just played in the national championship game. Staying in touch and talking to him during that process and and everything to come here and start the program down here in Maryland. From Day One, there was a guy that I'd want would be him, you know, and it's not just because the player he is. You know, it goes beyond that. But I know I'm going to get a lot of a lot of texts and phone calls for that. But you know, Neil, you can go. You can go with a lot of guys. Anthony Stars, he you know, he was another one. You know, rep paget, Josh Edwards. There was a couple guys that you just wish they had one more year and could have came with you, you know, and you know again, all guys that stay in touch and and it's crazy, I don't mean the Ram be along with this this question, but it's crazy because they all care, you know, about what's happening down here and and they an't even play here. So awesome. Yeah, like it really is. And you know, they obviously played with guys that did come here with me, but you know, they're always always checking in. I know a lot of them always, you know Johnny Jackson and his family. You know they will praying playing somebody and I always get a text the night before. Go get them tomorrow or, you know, congrats on this. You know, no on social media, when something's posted you know that we've done or achieved, everybody reaches out. And again, it's not just players that were here in Maryland, it's players that were in Wilkes Barre as well. So it's a tough question for me, but and it's down obviously I think. I think fuss it would have been would have been a guy that I would have really, really like that up here. Tough question, but a good answer and I gave the chance to mention a lot of names that we won't ever get to mention in quote unquote, team Maryland history. So one of the other. Again for for coming on the PODCAST and hope you get a chance to enjoy the rest of the offseason. Thanks, you know, I appreciate it and Youtube. Thanks again to Joss FUSCO coming on the podcast this week. Always a great interview to have him on and heading into their now fifth year. Hard to believe for team Maryland, but let's with that. Let's bring in the e crew now and guy ice. We keep...

...going back and forth from franchises they have a lot of history, to franchises that are, in quotes, kind of new, right like, like it's doish. It doesn't. It doesn't feel like five years still for Maryland, right like. It's the same thing as what we had the railers on. It's already season number four for them. Doesn't feel like we're going into the fifth year. Yeah, no, it really doesn't. It feels like they've been around for a few minutes. But that's not the case anymore. We're just talking about that yesterday with this is going to be Josh Fuss goes now, third season. We can prove it. So only is four fourth season. He just finishes third season. That's what was so what we built this all time team a year ago, Jeff, we factored in some Wilkes, Barry Scranton nights players because of his history there. So I don't think we have to do that anymore. One, because the list is smaller, and and too, because he's got enough years under his belt in Maryland. So yeah, but it's awesome to see how far the program has come from their very first year. I know we did this when we did the railers, but I got to go back and look at the record book fast, because the railers went from a win team their first year, which was eighteen, nineteen, and Maryland's first year was that? This year's? It's just, yes, ten wins, yeah, their first year, right, so they go. They go from ten to twenty three, twenty three to sixteen. Well, because we didn't play as any games the short year. That's right, thirty eight games, and then this past year went out in one, twenty five, as already anthony and I like this because it makes us sound better. A fourth place team, not a last place team, a fourth place team. O God, it was the same as fantasy for us. That's right. Yeah, yeah, and they got remember, they kind of went into the postseason, they kind of backed in a little bit this year, but I think everyone in the south didn't want to be the team that faced them at first because the switch could have gone on, you know, with a snap of a finger. So I think with a program is from when Josh took it over to where it is now. I mean it's a light year's difference for sure. Yeah, absolutely, and they got another bunch of guys committed. We'll talk about that. You know, one of the top guys, one of our favorite guys, I want to Plop the list. He's number two all time and team earl. He's gonna play for Frebingham state next year. Can you guess will player that is? Do we want to say right now? Just a little tease, little tease for the fan? Yes, so, well, we got to start with the leading score and team history. Yeah, Bobby Guy. I mean like there's no way he's there's no way he's not on this list right. Three or that one goal against you mass Boston that I almost missed camera be a deal. So let's start with Guyer. I got to get to my notes now. Almost reads the one hundred point plateau also, and I think what's cool about guy or so he's part of a four player class that's adding heading to Alvernia this fall. That's going to be a new program in the uchd Yep, this four player class that we're sending. I would dub them as underrated but really good. Right. So you have guy or, you have Tony Andrews from the little fires, you have so, you have cj Boyd from East Coast Wizards and you have will white from the protect ducks. Underrated Combo but really...

...good. Yeah, like for Suep but eye on that class. So, but Bobby Guy, are finished with? Does this include this is all time toilets? If there's a ninety three total point through. So just just missed it. Right, looks that we had a this is interesting to we have two guys that are the guy was just talking about. Tied for games played. A hundred and twenty two exactly each of them. Who is that? Click that GP a tab you'll see number two. Evan Donnley. Yes, are you going on here? Yeah, I mean we're definitely putting him on here. The Big Man Doddley. No, three year player, sixty four points, symmetrical, thirty two goals and thirty two assists. Don't I got I love that. It's my freaking faith. Yeah, I mean donal. He's a good player. He always uses the size to his advantage. He was able to power his way around players, but he also had pretty smooth hands. He was able to shoot the puck well and it wasn't a surprise to see that he was able to put the fuck in the net. From Maryland, big power plaint guy that can't about in the top of the blue paint and he gets some tips and tips and ships and he's a big e show guy. He always fallows us on the instagram and twitter social media pages. I gotta Tell Two quick stories about Evan Donnally, because he's, say, such an awesome kid, right, bea so let's go on. While he was in the league, right, so this was January of twenty one. Jeffrey by, remember this? Remember that? So Evans mother was the billit coordinator for the EH shell teams, like the full team Maryland program and they had this like crazy situation with their house. Just got engulfed in flames and burnt down right and all of a sudden they launched. This still fun me and I shouldn't surprise this anymore. I'll go funny's work but like it just exploded instantly. I remember like it got up to this thirty eight thousand number like within like a week or show so crazy to and he was like so like. It's one of those kids where if it happens to anybody, I think that hockey community like would come out and try and show their support or whatever, but he's such an awesome kid. Like for me to get this is part two of the story, to get like this message after the season ended. Also any I just wanted to reach out thank you in the League for the past three years. This league has turned me into a much better player and even better man. I would not be able to play college hockey without my three years here. It was truly an honor to where the EHL pats for three seasons and I definitely won't forget any of the memories. Like like that's just like you get Google is chills. Yeah, we get goosebumps. They like yeah, you have something like that right, like for sure. And and that's who he is as a person away from the rink. To write and then on the I says Anthony mentioned like yeah, one of the one of the bigger fours in the league, but he had the hands like he could move and he could Shiteah like all that, and all the scouts would say that. You know, you'd look at this size it judge was say huh, and then you'd watch a movie like Oh, okay, and I was going to play college hockey. So you know he's a good arcy player for doing that and also as a great smile. Was Missing a few chicklets. Oh wait, the true that hockey smile here. He was funny too. Off the others, crouds being in the South Division. I got to talk to them pretty often whenever they you to Jersey shore arena, and it was always fun talking to those guys. donnally would always be there, bobby guy or talk to all of them. Dennis Arka, pankow another player who will probably probably be on that top ten list. Yes, I'm trying to find the picture that Jeff is referring to, because this was amazing. I know where it is. Hold on Dere one from all star weekend. No, I'm talk like the one with where Jeff was talking about...

...the smile, though. Yeah, isn't there one of them from all star? We can too, let's I mean that's who they modeled the local effect. There it is. That's a Howk. But yeah, I think body Guyer and Evan Donnelly, both three year guys with the program point, gutters, heart and soul guys, no doubt on this list easy. So whatever, free do we go with a team Mariland Jersey because we forgot how fresh their jerseys are. Does a Jersey making appearance is if we get if we get stuck on number ten, will say that they're black alternators, like they're blacks. Were the best in the league, like, no question. At the colors. Look at the flat the state flag, very Gunty, the older, very, very nice touch. Murray. Yes, let's the name that that Anthony just mentioned is definitely going to be on this list, if I can get a computer to go. So. I know we said that we weren't going to go based off of Wilkesbury Scranton early that that time for Josh, but Denis archapeko is a combination Wilkes bery strand in Maryland. I mean you had two full seasons for team Maryland, two full seasons for Wilkesbury also, like bit like this is all ver were. This whole section should just be coached by Josh FUSCO. Yes, so that like just coached by Josh Mutton. And the other thing to you, AAA sixteen, your TRIPLA. Yep. The other thing about Dennis Archapeanko. Up until this season he was the all time leader in games played in the EHL. The player to pass him this season was on the New England wolves, Decklin House. That's right. I did not know that, but they saying that. I had the actually every beas. Did you say that on a podcast episode? I think you did. Are you wrote it one of your article? I don't know. You know, I actually looked it up earlier today and because I knew that Archepeanko for a while was the all time leader in games played for the Ehl, I actually just realize that Decklin House had passed him. So I'm actually kind of kicking myself for not realizing that earlier. But those two players have just been with the League for so long and I think when you have that kind of longevity you kind of make your mark in the league. And those two instance, we're talking about team Maryland today, Dennis Arca Panko and for that alone deserves to be on that list for sure. Other two thousand nineteen player started there. That gives us three so far. If we're sticking with the Games count. The journeyman that games played count like like caughtter ball. Conner Ball was referred to as Josh as like the Oge team Maryland, because he was the only player from the eighteen nineteen team on the two thousand and twenty one team, and nineteen was their first every year. Right was the year before Josh got there. So another three year guy went off to snow. He actually got any ten rookie of the week once this year at snow. So I would I think we'd be remissed to not include what Josh called the Ogee member of team Maryland. Although jobs FOSCO and now coach by wall she yes also getting that. Any ten coach of the year has to probably give caunterball couple paths of the back, you know, little help from him. There's four guys so far who we're ripping through this thing already. I gotta pull up this year's roster because I know we have a guy...

...already. Do we throw out a goalie in? Mr John Warber left me early to go to pot stir herbs and he killed it. That's fun. See. That's where we go back to Anthony's criteria. Do we hold it against them that he was only there for half the season, or do we make it? Does it make it better that you're too? So you gotta think there's some kind of credit there. And the their highest, Zach Richards, is their all time games played leader. Twenty eight games. That's goaltender. Yeah, he played twenty three games in one thousand nine hundred and twenty and five games in eighteen nineteen. Oh, that's a name I frat do, but he switched teams this season. WHO's that? Sacritars there? Mr Jackson? Bernard? All Bernard? Yeah, yeah, I don't know if he's really played seven games. I think he may be one all the time, apple capple corps. Yeah, SOS to be when when we were at the All Star Classic, I was standing up top and that like over hang whatever section that's at the ICETON arena, and Wereber is down by the glass. Watching goalways warm up is fascinating. They all do like different things. Like a lot of them have like the tennis balls and they go off the wall like that whereber had the plock right and he was like watching it go into his eyes and I walked down and I was like what are you doing, like like what's that? What's that? What's that meant? Like what are you trying to trying to do with that? He's like, well, I'm trying to track it right up against my face and I was like okay, he's I do it every game. It's just helps me see the pluck better. I was like okay, because, like some guys, a lot of goal is in our league do that. They watch these do that stuff with the water bottle also, where they like will squired it and they'll watch for an individual drop to fall. You know, you know who told me that? Brandon Perode, who used to play for the New Jersey Titans. Also shout out to the the titans. They just won the North American Hockey League Championship. Yeah, but yeah, it was Brandon Perone who told me that. I said what did you get that from? Like an NHL Goaltender or something? He was like, yeah, they all have their different course right, like the most common are the tennis balls against the wall, but then I'm watching Werebert track the puck against his eyes and then you see some goalies sport the water bottom and watch one drop. It's like I could never be a goalie. No, like I just can't. I can't get myself in that mindset to three puck and so day. You know you're too normal to be a goalie meal. Well, thank you for calling me normal. But say he's playing Wereber this past year when he left midway through the season, was thirteen, five and one with a two point one seven in the two hundred. So he probably was the best goalie and Maryland history. I think so. Looking at that list, most impactful, it would say to I mean he was a big reason why at one point this year, or maybe numerous points this year, I said Marilyn was going to the frozen finals. Who? And I never back down off of that. That take didn't and so and this. They started out real well ended in twenty. Kids relate that. So yes, I would put him on this list. What's funny is I technically I'm typing two thousand and two thousand, one hundred and twenty two, but it's really just two thousand and twenty one. Right. I think they're for the second half. So, but that's five so far. Let me sort this thing again by points. So we have the top three scores en franchise history. We have the fifth rank kid, and then I definitely want to go with a player ranked fourth who only spent one season...

...but he was awesome, like Tristan Mok was the heart, the heart and soul for Maryland in that one thousand nine hundred twenty season. I mean look at the points one year. Fifty nine points and forty games. Yep. So let's put Tristan mock in next. I remember that nineteen twenty season. That was the year that our college team in the fall actually played three opponents. We played fitzbrook state, Salem State and U Mess Boston. We tied Fitchburg, beat sale, we lost you mass and Mok said to me when the week of was over, is there a way to keep this team together? And I said what? And play the rest of the League? He's like yes, I go that would not be fair, like it's an all star team, like he can't, can't, I can't do that. He's like better idea, put this all star team in the NA for the rest of the year. I was like, okay, interesting idea. Don't know if we could do that one either. He's like we'd be set though, that's like okay, well, I think we all have to kind of go home now anyways. But submitting ourselves as the B team, like he had so much fun in that, just that three day weekend, Betty, that he wanted to like make it last forever. But he was huge on team Maryland that year. They actually what's funny, that was the playoffs that we didn't get to finish. They actually got to finish their series. That was the best of three series against the little flyers at the little flyers won in game three on March twelve, two thousand and twenty. Only reason I remember that because that's the day that we had to cancel things. So I remember that game was wild because Marilyn jumped out to a get three nothing lead and then a little fires came back to win it and catch Ron, Mar catch on from little fires, said to me, because we won the last game like of the year, we are the ehl champions, and I was like yeah, not quite how it works, but it was. Everyone had their own spin. Well, we guess the best records that. Well, we were the last ones to touch the ice of that year. Well, actually remember talking to both of them about that series when we resumed the following season and I think it was mark who told me that when they got on the bus, Josh sent him to text and said Hey, your season is over too. Yes, and told him how. Yes, everything got canceled. Yes, and I remember asking Josh that offseason like was it better to have it like have it end, like know that you had lost in the season was over, or would have been better to have won the series and like not knowing what the future at like held? And I think he all right, let's I have to go back. I don't let me know what episode of the podcast that was, but I think he basically said I would rather obviously won the series and still had the mindset that we ended the year on a win. But whatever, it comes to little flyers and Marin, when they face each other, no matter what year it is, it's a tossum. Yeah, so that's six so far. We would a grouping. Moving a grouping. We have one player from this past season. Our I should say two. Are Three. Obviously I donnely and in guy are also but you know, if we're talking just one year, do we put a player like Alex Newton on this list? Yeah, I was just going to say. I was looking at him earlier as someone someone like Newton Will Ros in, McLean bryce. I'm trying to remember. He was a point per game players to cody Rumsey, to that's another good one. Another cody was another.

Follow Fus go to. That's weird. Right. Then not click on that name. That's right. Yeah, he was a Wilkesbury script night. Yep, from the couple of seasons. Yeah, to now ring fears Raven. Two seasons of Wilkesbury. One year with Marilyn made into the frozen fottles. This year will spars in the frozen bottles. That year. Eighteen nights, right. So, yeah, Johnny Jackson was on that team. I like it, Anthony, so it's I was the Thomas Walker led Wilkesbury script nights. Yes, Yep, there's a weekend name Hale and Cookston on this list. I mean he's part of the two, two thousand and twenty one team that then went on. He went on to Arcadia, part of a underrated class that went to Arcadia. Right, speaking of the under at the class that went to it's going off to Alvernia. So, Rory Gresham, I remember him. He was the year I was good at fantasy. He was. He was great for me. Yeah, by good season, the year I won Jeff so that this year, not this fast year. Who? So we got six so far. I'm cool with Alex Newton on here next. I mean he got defenseman of the week too many times to count. He was in the top place too many times to count. Might as well be in the top ten. He was another guy that scouts were always watching at the showcases this year, always talking about his offensive proudest and two way player. Law Talk. Let's talk class of players going off to a certain school. Right, so Alex Newton is going off to you mass dartmouth. Listen to this class. Brandon Clark, Marshall, mccallup, won't bees pad. Also, he's Kevin Johnston's, James Metler, Matt's, the Dan Whoitz, Benita Kosia, and then Alex Newton, like they're all going to dartmous is. Yes, at the Ahl all start team stacked the fruition. It's just became you best started there. Yes, so that's seven so far and we gotta we got a bunch of others that we have it named from here yet. We've talked about cody rums he talked about Halen Cookston from that original eighteen nineteen team caught connor redden was their best forward on that eight nineteen team. I mentioned Roy Gresham before in terms of his second year. How about Nick Raziata? Yes, yeah, absolute legend. You from me. Let's to transform this season even from a pims monster to Oh my God, I remember we talked to clip at one of the showcase that. He said he goes. I told he's got a rangle it in a little bit little too. I mean, look at this. He worked on his game. He worked his butt off. He said the offseason two assists. Should two assists in fifteen games. Its first year with Marilyn. Yeah, to thirty five points and thirty seven back on another thirty are three in the post and they're serious against a little flyers. Who Do he actually a two extra PIMS, sixty nine pims versus sixty God, but he did it in Morgan tracker. It's not as bad right for game winning goals, though, all big and pactful. And he actually missed some time to didn't he did? He miss some time, but I think he was injury. Yes, they got banged up this year to that was another thing that kind of derailed them a little bit was the injury bug. But Yeah, because he honors actor player. He was fun when I interviewed him and hatefully think it was because his dad stopped me before he ended up coming in. He was like make sure you ask him about me, and I'm like, Oh God, there cliff is so funny and asking. Anytime Team Maryland was AC Jersey shore arena, I'd always see cliff there too and I'd always say hi to him. He...

...was he was always just happy to watch his his son play, and to really see nick emerge as a top forward in the EHL was great to see because he had great numbers with the renegades at the Eh LP, so you knew that he wasn't in the League because of nepotism or anything like. He could play, yes, and I fusc did a great job just really kind of unlocking his potential and just really getting him up to that level and helping him get that division three commitment. Yep, he backed up a hundred thirty two points as a EHLP premiere player. Yeah, yeah, yeah, what Jeff. While we're there, I don't Pim's total because we did that. We did the Vermont one this past week. Let's go. We talked so much with Vermont about their eh LP to ehl pipeline. So this is the first Wayer, their first player that we've mentioned with Marilyn. That's EH LP to ehl. Graziano left his mark as the third all time and EH LP history. So so all time leader and goals. So the all time New Jersey renegade. It's the unofficial, official a team of team Maryland. Yes, so that gives us eight. And back to names we haven't mentioned yet. Hey, let Jason is another one too, by the way. Alan Cookson, cody Rumsey, eat Johnny Jackson, he was a Wolkespery scrant night into team Mariland. Actually I remember Fusco, but Joe Jackson. At the trade deadline he played with the eighty seven's right, but he got there fuss. Many guy traded to team Maryland. Yeah, and he was like, I think you put up like sixteen points at thirteen games. I saw earlier when he went to team Mariland. Jeff there didn't. Didn't I tell he because where are you? Calling a showcase game for team marilynds? I think we called that together and you were talking to me about. I thought, no, I don't think I was. I don't think I was on the call with you for this one game. But I told you about Jackson, like Hey, you know one thing that he's really good at. He's just always at the right spot at the right time. The puck always seems to find his stick where he scored a game goal and he cleaned up a rebound because he was driving the net. And I think I said next to you at the time, and I look good, like yeah, Yep, there you go. I'm pretty sure I throw it isn't said. Well done. If the Apollo you called it, there it is. Makes you look like a smart man. Well, he's he's the son of the Philadelphia Flyers TV play byplay Jim Jim Jackson and their whole burnie love, Birdie, Bernie's the best, Bernadette, Johnny's her sister D that. I mean, they're all just terrific people. That entire family. Can't say enough great things about them. For sure. Flyers, broadcaster and Phillies all. That's right. He is the Philadelphia Phillies. Not Anymore. Oh and I was on a season. I thought I just remember a Harper, a bryce Harper, a grand slam that he called it. I thought was like, awesome, is that this past season? I got you. This is Hale and Cookston. Hello, Hey, look, Arcadia. One year in the ehl combine. Forty one points. We like. We talked about cody Rumsey. We only enjoy a commitment interview at one point two. Didn't he do a goold commitment reew pretty bad the day. Yes, he did do a commitment interview with further remember that? There's a well, he was a good speaker. I don't know. It's old as we only have two spots left. That's it. So let's do this below my emails in the sure we put who could take those two spots? All the names we've already mentioned. Jimmy capes calling her, Jeff I want to come on. Is Esp is there anybody else that...

...we could talk about here? I don't want to. I don't think will Rosen's gonna make this list, but another actual player that came on the podcast this year. He was awesome. I think an honorable mentioned to Patrick Doyle. He was also from the s and when he got treated to team Maryland he was actually a big part of their their offense for them. Twenty five points in twenty four games. Huge, Yep. I'm hoping that. Twenty two points in twenty two games. I'm hoping that Maryland's bringing back Jj Crayden. I think he would be a huge, huge point. are a huge member of their decor this year if they can bring him back. Who get to pick first and fantasy week ones? That me because if we do on pobbly pick at him. Another name that I don't know if makes this was a captain for team Marilyn Evan Green. He was part of that group that had Tristan mock that team in two thousand and nineteen team. So let's go back to this list, though. We got eight so far. We got to pick two of the four that we've highlighted, cody Rumsey, hale and Cookston, Johnny Jackson or Roy Gresham. Pick two. I say Rumseys to be one of them. I think I how you for feet are you other three? Feel your votes is going twice. If you say Rumsey, I also say Cookston, but I know that leaves off a couple really good players in Jackson and Gresham, but they only have ten spots. Yeah, that's why we talked about those players a little bit. It's kind of like a on air honorable mention. As we've said, you don't the worstpers that's going to kill me if I don't get Johnny on that list it. But counterpoint, counterpoint. Johnny did play for three different teams. He played for the Wolke sparts, grant nights, he played for the eight s and then he went to team Maryland. So Jackson Great ehl player, but I think if we're talking about strictly team Maryland, yeah, I think Cody Rumsey, Hal Cookson deserves to be on those lists. Yeah, I mean, and we've always kind of said that the tiebreaker and a little bit can be what you've done in college. Cody Rumsey this past year as a sophomore, put up twenty four points in twenty three games. That Franklin Pierce. That's a good year. That's a good year. So we got to put two thousand and nineteen twenty for cody Rumsey and two thousand and twenty twenty one. My years are so messed up. I'm sure the staying to you, Jeff. Oh, yes, sometimes you get lucky, right. But that's our list, and I know I mentioned this at the beginning of this of this podcast, but it that was tough for a team that's only got five years of history. Like this. Whole offseason has been top but who am I kidding? Right? Not, because you're pulling from a smaller you know, it's a smaller base to grab from. But they still had a lot of impactful guys and it's a cup looking team. Going once, going twice. I'll go with that list. I got to tell another story while we're here too. So I did a south road trip with Joe this year because I had never been to Maryland. So I saw on a Tuesday, I saw chiefs rough riders in Connecticut. On a Wednesday, I saw sevens Maryland, in Maryland. Thursday I saw little flyers versus Colin Bella, because he scored four goals, all four goals they score the in a win against the my fantasy team...

...that week. Yes, yes, that was last team where he broke the record new yes, correct, yes, at the day that wasn't it. I was at the little flyers and then I saw ducks merrily on the way home. So first off going down to Maryland, getting all the way down to Potti Orchard for tremendous rink but greater appreciation for how far they travel. Oh my God, I was like, okay, now, I now I get it, like this is this is a haul like it, which is total credit to Josh or what he's built, because, like it took every bit of when you could. It was I know I sput it up, but it took every bit of seven and a half, like eight hours to get down there from New Hampshire. Yeah, like I'm so used to like two lanes leak a course and trees, like there's this nobody like I'm in like five lane highways or it's just stopped. It's like this suck, yes, but it's cool what they have set up because you walk in and up into the right is a hallway that leads back to their, you know, home locker rooms, and in that hallway, you know and wanted, is the gym that all the teams use, and then this the the midget teams, the NA team and their team, and it's just an awesome setup because they're all together. All the coaches share the same office with each other, so they work together right. So it was just kind of cool to see it all and so we went down the I think the sevens actually won that game and I anthony's cheering. But so the a sevens win the game and we watch the game with the team President, Andrew Goldman. And Andrews like, why don't you guys come talk to Josh and say by afterwards? And Joe says, you know, we're going to see him Friday at Protech on the way back home. Like maybe after a loss. It's not a good idea. He and and and Andrew was like no, no, you got to come in. You got it, you got to see say, body jobs in the way out, just just quickly. So we go in. We're waiting in the locker room. I cannot repeat half the stuff that I heard, like because obviously it was at a point in the year where on this podcast we were talking. It was February, like every point was critical and Josh was just laying into his team because they had just been shut out and didn't show as much hard as they wanted to. And he's going and going and as he's going and Joe looks at me and goes we should probably leave and we almost got out of there before Josh turned the corner and Sawce, but he turns the corner, sees us, follows US outside. I was like that escalated kind of quickly. That's like. That's like you mean like you escalated kind of quickly. He's like yeah, but I think they got the message. Yeah, I will say them, Neil. I have not been to play orchid arena yet and I would definitely like a truck at that arena, having watched games when the titans would have to play against the black bears and then eighty seven versus Maryland Games. I also know that they have a glass case for the broadcast. It sits in. I know swerb was doing the Games for team Maryland. Shout out to him. I thought he did a fantastic job for Maryland. Now for sure I messed us here with the team. I met him down there. I was actually knocking on that piece of glass. I said you're in a box like it. It's like he's in a penalty box. Right. But they have a cool I have a little sign that that says quiet hockey TV broadcast in session. Like it. It's an awesome set up. I give them all the cred in the world for how far they've come in just four years and I know I joked about this earlier, but they are frozen finals. Appearance is coming for that cup, like it's coming sometime soon. So, but that doesn't for...

...team Maryland. I'll read off once again. So we know it the top ten because it's a good mix of a little bit of past and present also. So Bobby Guyer, Evan Donnelly, Dennis Arka, Panko, connorball, John Werber and Tristan mock, Alex Newton, Nick Raziano, cody Rumsey and Halen Cookston. It's pretty solid top ten. So that does it for Marilyn. Our top tens are actually going to take a short break here, and when I say two week break I actually mean it this time. See in six weeks. So dropping this on on June. Second I'm away. On the ninth and sixteen, it's going to it's going to sound. It's prerecorded, as you all know. So on the ninth we're going to have an ip an episode featuring the to new ehl teams, the Philly Hockey Club and HC Rhode Island, and then on the sixteen will have an episode featuring all three new ehlp teams, the adder, on Dack, junior thunder, the union junior thunder and the Pennsylvania Huntsman. So there's your plan for the ninth and sixteen, and then we will return with the top tens on the twenty three. So I promised you. It's just a two week break, so good care. We went. We actually went south and then I think we went central. So that means on June twenty three we have to return with central back to the central. HMM. We've already done the railers through. Do the host apple core hosses our core. It's rough riders, apple core chiefs, because we'll have covered Rhode Island and we'll have covered railers so far. YEA, maybe I'LL US DO CONNECTICUT team first. Okay, then next time we go to central we can get apple core and then get the other Connecticut team next. Just great, right out of it. I like that. So on June twenty three, cliffhanger, it will be one of the Quecticut teams. You have to find out then. So to it in, but we'll we'll talk to you, guys, I promise in two weeks. See you guys though. 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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