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EHL 10th Anniversary Team of the Week (Little Flyers) | Episode 134

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On this week's episode of the #EShow, we turn the calendar over to September, and feature the Philadelphia Little Flyers. Mark Catron joins the podcast (1:11) to look back on another phenomenal season in 2021-22, plus preview what's to come with the return of Mike Narrigan who will coach the EHLP team this upcoming year. Further along, the #ECrew welcomes a special guest to the podcast (14:58), as Tom Willms helps the group put together arguably the best Top 10 selection of the entire off-season.

Welcome to the show with Neil Raven. Founded in two thousand thirteen, the E H L 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 show presented by the penalty 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 have experienced a catastrophic events. Learned more at pollty box foundation dot Org. What's up? My name is Neil Raven and this is episode number one thirty four of the show. On this week's episode we turn the calendar over to September and feature the Philadelphia little flyers. Mark Catshaw and joins the podcast look back on another phenomenal season in two thousand plus preview what's to come with the return of Mike Narrigan, who will coach the e h l p tea in this upcoming year. Further along the crew, welcome to special guests of the PODCAST, as Tom Williams, the longtime broadcaster of the little flyers, helps the group put together arguably the best top ten selection of the entire offseason. I'm joined now by Mark Castro and the head coach and GM of the Philly little flyers. How's it going mark? It's going well. How are you doing? I'm doing well. Thanks for coming back on the PODCAST. Down to the last two team of the week features here. Um, and I'll start this interview with the same question I've asked every coach so far this offseason. When you look back on the two season, one of the first thoughts that come to mind for you, I thought we had a really good season. So, Um, I guess the biggest thing that I'm most proud of is we put I think fourteen total kids went to college this year. So Um, you know, I we had a good season record wise and we made it the providence but Um, you know, regardless of how that went, it didn't go great force. Obviously, like putting the kids into colleges, and some really good colleges. Uh, that's probably our you know, the thing we strive for. Yeah, and I know providence didn't go the way that you had hoped. But let's go back prior to Providence, because you won, you know, not in your last ten, sixteen of your last eight team and obviously then you went to the playoffs to get to Providence, you had to be feeling pretty good about the way that you finished the season, right. Yeah, I felt great about it. You know, it was you know, we were chasing the entire time. They're trying to catch Adam, Um, to to win our division, which was a tough one, and Um, and we did that and then kind of got on a role through playoffs and just, I know, it ran out of gas or just you know, it was a different feel in providence for us, that's for sure. Yeah, and it's funny. I noticed with every team, you know, good teams, bad teams, you name it, there's always like a wretched in the season where there's some adversity. It felt like yours came right after your team got back from the holiday break. Did you feel the same way? Yeah, again, we had a tough January. Um, I think we might have had thirteen games in January. Um, with the different breaks we had, we had a kind of cram in January and it just felt like, without us having weekend ice time, because you know, our rates were packed. Um, it just felt like we were going from game to game to game and had a lot of practice time in there. So there wasn't a lot of recovery time and and Uh uh, that's what it felt like in January. I felt we got it back in February and got that run going for sure. And you mentioned this earlier. I want to get back to it, Um, just because every season is different. But this past season, I don't care what anybody else says, I mean, I know you agree, the self division was on another level. I mean all four teams had over twenty five wins. You in the a seventies had thirty wins. What it did so challenging this past season. Yeah, I think all four teams had quality players on a number one UM, so you couldn't like take a game off, you know what I mean? You felt like, even if you let down for a period, you found yourself behind playing any one of the other and I think in one way, I think it helped all of us because you know you're playing those high intensity games, it felt like every single week. Um, I thought it helped us when we got to showcases and things like that, honestly, uh, but then again, it could have been also the downfall and getting tired out near the end. So at its plus and minus to it. For sure? Oh, for sure. And I guess for me, the one game that I always kind of looked back when I see your schedule in this past year, Um, that you played on February one against team Maryland at home. It was actually Jackson Bernard's first game with team Maryland. He moved there from the Apple Courts and he shut you guys out when when he moves to Maryland. And then obviously down the stretch...

...you mentioned earlier, you're chasing the eighties, sevens and game company, but you're just behind in points. Are you guys looking at the standings and trying to figure out who do we want to face of these three opponents, or was it more let's just focus on on, on what we have to do when we get there? Whoever the opponent is, that's the opponent. Yeah, I think we were more of the ladder of that. I think we was. It was first trying to make sure we had home ice, so top two was the first goal, Um, to know that we could get two of the three games at home. Um. And then and then you started looking at who you matched up well with or not, you know, and who what goal you maybe wanted to face or not. You know. So I think at that point, like I didn't want to slow it down because I wanted to get that momentum into the play into the playoffs, no matter who we had to play, and it was it was always gonna be. Uh, you know, obviously the two rounds would be tough just to get out of our division for sure. And it just worked out that you play the ducks new ris times in the row this year. Very at the very beginning, Neal Tiar and I said, let's not play each other three times in the past. That's that's we call that a loaning point for the scheduling process this year. Um. But back to another comment that you mentioned before. Um, when you look back on this past season, obviously there's the disappointment of how things ended in Providence, but there's also, Um, your placement into college, as you mentioned earlier. UH, ten kids going off to school this year to nine different universities. When you can produce that variety, I guess you could say, Um, how do you then turn around and sell that to future players? Well, that's are I think, you know, our biggest telling point is that, you know, Um, being in tier three has its challenges enough, but when you can sell that your placing kids in all these different colleges and have these relationships with different colleges. You know that at least helps us as a league, number one, but as we're a nation, you know we've been doing that year after year. So, Um, we can hang our hat on that a little bit. But I think it's a lot of uh credit to the League in general that we were able to do that. For sure. I look up and down the list. There's there's so many names that with each one I'm like, Oh man, they're gonna miss that guy, they're gonna miss that guy. We can talk about them all forever, Um, but the first one I want to talk about is probably one of the more recent commitments, and that's Joseph Henson. We haven't had a direct division one commitment in a number of years. When that whole process plays out, what was the conversation like between you and Joey and how excited are you guys for him to get the opportunity? Affair of State? Yeah, well, extremely excited. You know, he earned Um, he played so well down this especially down the stretch last year. Um, and when he called me, he was like he called me as soon as the coach called him, and was kind of what club I running around as a model of minute his conversation. Slow down, slowdown, okay, when are you visiting? I just want to make sure it all went through before we sent a word to anybody. Um, but it's it's uh, yeah, I just was so excited for the kid. You know, he worked so hard. He came in the year before and was behind Jacobe Cope, covid and and he went home and he really worked hard during somebody would text me a lot how hard he was working and how much ice time he was ready for the season and and Um again. You know, once we got to that situation where he was getting the majority, he really took off from that. But Um, but as an organization it's just an awesome it's great for the kid and uh, I think it's Um tremendous for the league to see that, that it's not an impossibility. You know, yes, for sure. And when you look at kind of the rest of your class, not to put you too much on the spot, because you have a great mix of guys that kind of joined you more for just the back end of their junior career, but also guys that climbed the ladder with you. E H L P, E H L um. I know you're proud of all of them, but is there one that came through during the season where you kind of felt like, all right, that's what this is all about, to see that type of success story? Uh, that's a tough one deal, it really is, because they all kind of you know, we'll get kids from all over and and some of them had other opportunities at higher levels, you know with the beauvet Um and then coming back and doing what he did for us on the ice. Um. But uh, and the same thing with mcdnel. You know he came he had other opportunities and you know his credit. You know he came back knowing that this was my way to be seen and get the ice on my need to show colleges I could play, and to end up with Stevenson was a great one for him. So Um. But that's kind of the the kind of the ones you comes off through your head right away, you know, and guys like that. So Um, it's hard to just pick one because shocked...

...me, you know, like I didn't know what to expect from Tony Andrews. I didn't know him well, Um, and all of a sudden he was this, you know, one of the you know, the nicest kids, number one, but easy going, kind of Goofy, you know, Um. But I had a great year for us, you know, and it was effected. So that part that was the most surprising, I think, to me was was Tony and and the season he had at our level, because in a different league and he wasn't he didn't have those gold totals and things like that, and I was a little nervous about him coming in and he was a really nice surprise for us, for sure, one of the fastest skaters, honestly, in the league this past season as well. Um, and I we've we've talked enough, I guess you could say, about the your e h l team making it the Providence, because your e h l p team went on a great run as well, Um, getting through the renegades, first the pair of one goal Games, Um, and then knocking off the eight seven's. You can say that one was a two goal game, but really, when you look at the run to get that team to the finals, there was a bunch of one goal games. I know, again, it didn't work out at the E H L P level in Providence, but for that group of younger players to also get there and get that experience, how valuable do you think it was for them? Well, you know, Neil, it's extremely valuable because some they'll be returning and then you've got they're moving up to the H L. You know with the Johnny Lee's and Logan downs and and Ronnie Bactrucci, you know, Um Nick McKay, they're they're moving up to the E H L and that, I think, that experience and that kind of pressure games down the stretch and a the obviously logged the big minutes. Yeah, Um, and now they're ready for the next step and exactly. You know, how we wanted the League to be in our team, to be in uh in this league, was get him that experience, get him that, you know, those pressure situations and then bring them to the Chel and that's that's what they're doing now. So you're we'll see a good I think we moved five or six up to the H L, okay, and you actually have a former, familiar face, I should say, returning to come coach that team this year. This season. Mike narrogant is coming back. How excited there are you for him to return to the organization. Well, I love Mike. Uh, Marygians is great and UH and UH. It was nice when we got that phone call because we were trying to figure out how to kind of take that off my plate and because last year I coached I think it was a hundred two junior games. Oh my God, it was a little burnout factor. A little bit got to me. But Uh um, but it was great. It's great having Mike Back. You know he was, he was great for me back when we had, you know, the moroses and those kind of guys in our program and and uh, and being a goal it will help us also with some goal sessions as well having Mike there. So Um. So I'm pretty excited. I know, yes, and I am as well too. So, Um. But before I bring jeff and Anthony, we actually have a special guest that's gonna join us, jeff and Anthony, on this episode the PODCAST, your broadcaster, Tom Williams. He's gonna help us pick the top ten um for this week's feature. But, as I've done the last few weeks and throughout the summer, Um, I'm gonna have you kind of begin that list for us and I kind of teased this in this past week's episode we featured the warriors. That the top ten selection for the little flyers maybe the hardest one we have of the entire summer just because there's been so many prolific forwards, defense been goalies throughout the years. So to make you pick one, I know is putting you on the spot because there's a bunch of names that we're gonna probably talk about and mentioned and put anyways. But if there was one, Mr Little Flyer, who, shoo, who do we have to start our list with? Wow, because you know it's a tough one, because rocky, I'll have his whole say. Yeah, you know, I was full time. George was here, so he and I may have a difference set Um, I would to say in my tenure. Um, I guess you go with Austin Master. Okay, but you also you know, how do you? You know you've got Jamie Bartolo, just signed a pro contract, and you've got Alex Peterson, who went to Division One. You know Um from our program so it's it's a tough one. But in my tenure, and I'll premise by saying that as my head coach, probably Austin master as me as the head coach. Okay, okay, and and and the other names that you mentioned. Yes, the other names that you mentioned are definitely gonna be a part of the conversation as well. There's no doubt about it. So I appreciate you coming back on the PODCAST. Um, I know you have a trip coming up here, so I hope you get the chance to enjoy that and then I'll see you next at the September showcase. We'll see you, Neil. Thank you. Thank you. Thanks again to mark Catchhean for coming on the podcast this week...

...and with that let's bring in the crew now with the special guest jeff and Anthony, for the first time on the show. PODCAST. Took US long enough. You get to welcome Tom Williams onto the podcast. Welcome Tom, thanks for having me. Guys. Good to see you. Man. We appreciate you coming on because we're down to the final two team of the week features of the off season and arguably the toughest one so far, because we're in this kind of original six stretch. For last week it was the warriors, a team that came in since the league's inception fourteen season, and then next week we have what I've been calling the rough riders slash spoilers, because that's what they originally were called. Another team that's been in since the exception in the middle little fires, same exact thing, a team with nine years of history and through all of the right older season titles that they've won. I know that's the thing that we don't want to get into this whole separate episode about how Al Hates Providence and all that was out of my mouth. I mean, I mean he told me he did not want to come back to the a building ever again. This past March, different conversation. There has been so much talent that has come through and I need to put down first the name that mark mentioned because, as we do with I do with every interview, I have a coach kind of start the list. But an interesting way that mark took the question, because I said to you, to mark, you know who who in his mind was Mr little fire, and he right off the Bat said that whether it's him or rocky Russo or George Lewis, the three guys that have been the head coaches of the little fires, they all look at it differently. They all pick somebody else. So he wanted to pick a guy from his tenure who he felt should be on the list and he said Austin. Didn't master. He did not say he's probably the best little flyer of all time. He specified that. He just said from my tenure, Austin Master, I feel like, has to be on that list. So that's the start. Now this gets exponentially harder and we'll put tom immediately on the spot and say, Tom you start the list for us. Where do we go from here? All Right, okay, all right, I see, I see how you're doing this. Dicky murose has got to be on the list, probably the top Defenseman in team history, sixteen to nineteen. Again, just just his eighteen nineteen season. Seventy two points. He led the team in points and that that year. He's A and I wouldn't even say he's an offensive defenseman. Again, he put pucks on Neddie. Can move the puck from center, from the middle third to the offensive zone. But he was certainly very strong defensively as well. So again, three seasons, hundred and twenty two points. That's third most in the E H L era uh second and all time assists as well. That sets a no brainer. Zicki Morose. How many defensemans have eclipse the one hundred point mark? He might be one of the only ones actually like in league history, or just a little fires history, league history, league history. He's definitely one of the few. It's got to be only a handful. And, like Tom said, he was. He was a dominant force in all ends. It wasn't just offense. He was, you know, bobby or in the offensive end, but he was real strong in the corners. Big, big presence. Always was in the right place at the right time. And Yeah, he was just a dynamic defenseman and one of the better players we've had. He might even make a yeah, we did it all E H L team last year. Was the owner. He had to have been one of our top defenseman of all time. After we did all the all time team teams, I should say, let's see, this was the all e h l team and yes, he was one of the sixth defense actually there's two little fires on here and I want to get to that second little fire Defenseman, and its second because, to Anthony's point, he's another defenseman. They had a hundred points but as we do sometimes, Tom During these team of the week features, we pause for story time. Um, and I have to immediately pause for Zeki because, man, you know this one. You know. Yes, yes, yes, you're so you can't see it. As Tom mentioned, Zeke played three seasons, full seasons for the little flyers. Um, sixteen, seventeen, SEV nineteen, eighteen, nineteen. He was a captain for the little flyers. He also was on our e h l all star team that faced U Mask, Boston and Flin the state that year in the middle of one of the tours that one of the schools going into day two. I don't even know what what part of the weekend it was. Um, obviously I'm not going to even try and you know, pretend I know his accent, but picture, you know, a tall defense been six before from from check talking to me in an accent and asking me, you know, uh, Mr Rabbit, I...

...know, I know, we have a lot planned, but when are we going to take a nap? I said, Zeki, I don't know if you really have time for a nap today. Like we we got other tour and then we're going straight to a game. Yes, but I need to rest before the game. And I was like we're in the middle of this college campus right now on this tour and I'm like, I don't know if we really have time for this nap, but this kid needs the naps. Like maybe on the bus of the game you can sleep then, but like just the context of it, and when he asked the question, I was like I don't know what to tell this kid. I mean, look, hockey players have their routines and for him he had that. Probably had that routine of having a pregame nap. And even if it's an all star game, you've still got to do it. That is goalie level. Goalie level, uh, you know, usually they're the ones with the quirks, not not top scoring defenseman right. So, I mean it was just like I said, the timing of it was so funny. Here you go, Anthonia, all of the all times, uh scorers pulled up. I'M gonna quickly count the D which it says Swanki's listens that he's not a D Um. I got one, two, three. There was four Gabe chuckrins in here also, so four all time and two of them are little flyers. And while we're on that path, we haven't started this way yet. Why don't we just go back to back defenseman because he was on the all time team, also both for the little flyers and for the League. Gabe Chuckrin. I actually never got to see gay plan in the League because he played the thirteen, fourteen and fourteen, fifteen seasons. I came in fifteen, sixteen, so, so Tom. How dynamic was Gabe Chuck Um it was in very early in my tenure Um as well. UH, yeah, I did see him play his first again, when he first arrived. He actually, I believe, actually predates the H L. He was the old Uh Atlantic League as well. Um, he was very much like morose, but not quite the size and uh, he was more of an offensive defenseman. He again certainly solid on the behind them, you know, in the blue on the Blue Line, but certainly more of a offensive defenseman where Zicky, goal line to goal line, was powerful. He could. He could, even if Zicky wanted to. He can go to the corners forward wise and do some damage. I'm not sure if Gabe could do that defensively, going to the corners, as you know, as Nastally as h as morose would. But yeah, Chuckman in those early days. Again, keeping in mind that when the little flyers transition from the Atlantic to the eastern league. They went from a sub five hundred team just about every year and then that class. It just coincide perfectly with the H L, you know, just turned that team, with the arrival of Rocky Russo as well, into a contender. And Chuckman was again a leader on those teams. Two teen, fifteen defenseman of the year. I guess said I didn't cross pass with him because it was the two seasons prior. I do remember him being a massive part of U Mass Boston's run to the frozen four. I want to say this season, eighteen nineteen, and they fell behind in their frozen four game early and he helped them come back. They ultimately lost, like I want to say it was seven to six and over time or something like that, and Chuck and had like five assists in the game. So he brought it with him right up to college. He was a captain at umss Boston. Um I remember when we actually played U Mess Boston. I was mentioned this before with Zekei Moreau's Chucklin was lined up against us. So funny how things all came full circle. And Uh yeah, Tom is right. Two seasons of the Atlantic junior hockey league and then played midget stay as well. If we're talking, Mr a little flyer, like it's basically this kid's profile. I was gonna that's literally I was just thinking is that he was a ruined through Philadelphia, a little flyer, staying in the system from ut's all the way up to the H L. and uh, I know I'm trying to remember too, because I came in February two thousand and fourteen. Tom What did you start with the H L? Around the same time? Right, UH, first year the H L. I actually did the playoffs for the little flyers. So this will actually be my tenth season with the Little Flyers and ninth fold. So I from the beginning, essentially. Yeah, so me and you've both been around for pretty much just as long, because back then I was just doing Um, like hockey TV showcases for the H L. But yeah, I'm trying to remember chucker two, like you said. So yeah, you didn't have a Zekey's six for two or twenty five pound for him, but Um, yeah, still it's still a really good player in a good addition to this list for sure. With Tom Bringing up playoffs, I guess I should now asked a tough question because the first time I talked about, the first time I met Tom Actually was at the end of the twenties, sixteen season, the finals that you're little flyers versus monarchs, and I...

...know it went in the books as a three nothing series sweep for the monarchs, but two of those games went to overtime. Um, one in New Hampshire, one down, uh, in in Aston the following year little fires were right back there again against the junior flyers and that epic playoff series. And then, obviously they've made it to the e h l frozen finals twice, losing in their first trip to the frozen finals in the championship, or, sorry, a second trip in the championship game. Um, Tom, in your minds, what year sticks out as the toughest year for the E H L team to look back on and and say like that should have been the year? Um, probably the year against the junior flyers. Uh. We handled them fairly well during the regular season, still type games, but there was a lot of confidence going in. Uh. They had a from what I remember, they had a tough series in the semifinal, if I remember correctly, while we pretty well rolled and not again. None of us were expecting to sweep again once you it's like it's like Rangers Islanders. It doesn't matter what the the record is, it's gonna be it's gonna be crazy. Same thing. Um, we're up two games to one going into their building. Go you know, we were in overtime of flute goal from center rice. What are you gonna do? And then next day, or is it the next couple of days later in the game five, just to scramble out in front Pat, you know, blind pass from the boards, a bounce here, a bounced there, and the little flyers win. That's that's probably where it was tough. I mean it was great, don't get me wrong, and again I'm not gonna Jump On the a low bandwagon talking about how providence is terrible the work. But but I will say that that five game series, little flyers, junior flyers, no matter who won that series, is probably the best finals this league has had. Again, nothing against any other teams in any other finals, but five game series in the home barns and they were packed, especially for the last three games. I mean, and it wasn't just Oh, here's parents and people hanging around the rink. No, there were people who came out specifically to see those games. So again, that's probably the toughest one again, especially losing it on home ice. Yeah, you go down to well, to New Hampshire, go up there, have to win. I think we had to win three straight and and you lose it's kind of like, alright, you can alight once you got down to Oh that, that wasn't gonna happen. But the back and forth nature of the junior flyers series, I mean it was an honor to have the call for that game five. It was probably the hardest game winning goal I've ever had to call because I obviously the little flyers broadcaster. I know those kids, but I wanted to give the junior flyers kids a moment as well if they were to win. So that was a conscious thought the whole time. I mean, don't get me wrong, when I got off the year it was a darned but it was but, you know, to be honest with you, I was, you know, you know, happy for everyone on the ice of both teams. It was an epic series. That would have gone seven, it would have gone nine, it would have gone eleven. It was it was that great of a series and it cut. I'm sorry to cut you all. I mean it kind of reminds me of what Mark Catron said about this year with how tough the South Division was, where it's like, if you leave it all out on the ice, there's really nothing to be ashamed of. And I'm glad, Tom you brought up the fan base because I want to speak from experience with the E H L P team this past season in the series between the little flyers and the eighty seven's, when the the game was that Jersey shore arena, there were a lot of parents and fans showing up for that E H L pe game. That was like Chris Russo, my ringside reporter it could, could also attest to it. That was probably the most rockies and lively game I've seen at Jersey shore arena so far in the two years the eighty seven have been there. Billie Babel, they're pretty rocks in every sport, right professional, whether it's the eagles, the flyers, that let's let's just say, Philadelphia sports fans are Hashtag built different. I no, I cannot dispute that. Even though I'm a New York Fan. I remember reading religically from New York. But yeah, Philadelphia, they are a special breed. Yes. Well, Hey, Tom you know two of US both devils fans. So we might work for rival teams in the E H L, but at least for the NHL, we we can see eye to eye, yes, and we've we've both been miserable for the last decade. Guys, Eric Holla is gonna Change Your all right, you got rid of Pavel Zaka. He's coming to Boston. Eric Halla is going to New Jersey. It's gonna be a difference maker you want. But I bring up that sixteen seventeen series because if we're gonna HAVE TOM on, we have to talk about that, because obviously...

...that was the last time we had a best of five series, because ever since then we've had the frozen finals, which have been tough losses for the little fires. But that series was just it's its own story really. I mean at some point I have to do an episode of the podcast literally just on that series, because three of the five games went to overtime. And selfishly I have to tell the fact that when I went home the first weekend, because I went down, they played march thirty one and April one. I went home in the first weekend with the series tied one one and thinking I'm not really sure what the next weekend would bring. But that series was scheduled for the following weekend, Friday, Sunday, Monday. I don't know if you remember this, Tom but on that Saturday I flew to Detroit in the middle of the whole series to go to a red sox game versus the Tigers, and I really wanted to see Joe Louis Arena before they knocked it down. Um, so I went there in the middle of the series. But when I went there the little fire has had just taken a two one series lead and they were up three, up two to one. Because I have three do not think to shut out, and I was like, this thing's over. I'm gonna go have a great day in Detroit. I'M gonna go back Sunday the ninth. The little flyers are gonna win this series. Three one great year for the junior flyers. And for a long time in that game four, everything looks good because the little flyers were up late. And then, as Tom Mentions, I'll never forget this goal Barry Needler scored because he threw it in from it was near center rice and it took the craziest, like wackiest bounced ever past samp Kenny into the back of the net. All of a sudden I'm like, wait a second, I'm not going home to night. We got another game and this wasn't like Monday afternoon, I want to say, it was like Monday evening or something like that. And like again, the little flyers were right there in position, up by two goals with five and a half left, and then Benitas, I'll never forget this one too, three in a row and I was like what just happened? Like phenomenal player, but was for for the junior flyers. But I honestly think when he tied it late, the look on the little flyers faces going back into the locker room was like, Oh man, how are we in overtime now? So I guess to try and spin this into a positive now and get back to our top ten. One of the biggest reasons for the success that the little flyers had in that sixteen seventeen season arguably one of the best players probably in the history of the League Um was Alex Peterson, and he scored the game winning goal in game one of that series. I remember the angle that we had actually up from the booth with where you call the Games tom like, you could see right across the slot, right through the top corner where he picked that spot. I get, I honestly, I get goosebump was talking about it. It was. It was an unreal goal. Obviously he went off to play two seasons in Amarillo with rocky when rocky advanced on the coast in the N A and is now heading into his fourth season Playing Division One hockey at Holy Cross, where he's gonna wear an a this season. So, Um, one of the best players, honestly, in the history of the League and I'll never forget that goal that he scored in that series. and He's another year. That's the local Pennsylvania guy too, that he's just look. He's like, uh, we just went through before, uh now I'm blaking out those trucker and that is from locally in Pennsylvania and then stayed with the youth program and then just made his way all the way up. That's, like we always say, the E H L commercial uh, if you will, to get through the youth programs and then be able to keep somebody talented like that in your system and it pays dividends at the end. And Uh, Tom Sorry, what were you gonna say? Peterson, if he has himself a big year. I'm not saying he's gonna get drafted or anything like that, but he is someone who can rise his way through the minors if he wants to, and maybe get that cup of coffee in the in the NHL. He's one of those guys. I mean he may be lacking in the size and I think he's only five ten one, but he could be someone you can look at maybe to have a nice little easy h l career, possibly H L career and again a cup of coffee in the end in the in the show. He he has that kind of talent, has that kind of that kind of vision. Certainly showed it in that overtime, in that overtime winner as well. He's one of those guys who could really, I believe, rise to the occasion. I mean I remember him as a high school player because at the time I was called also calling a lot of high school games in the area. Played at Uh North Penn and they were just a very good pro they were very good program a Flyer's Cup contender and he stood out on that program. No matter where he is, no matter where he is, he can he can succeed. Are you saying that year you're speaking of thirty goals, thirty assists in four games time. And Mind, get no disrespect to Pennsylvania high...

...school hockey, but it is club. So it is a lot of guys who are peers. You know what I mean? It's that that's that kind of that level. so He's again eighteen. You shockingly with those numbers that you you know that we're looking at. I'm surprised you didn't get a look at the NA right away. Out of the eighteen US two games, seven points and thirty three games. Yeah, those those are still point per games. But you know, you know Tom Actually there's another name I kind of want to bring up because, uh, I guess between guys like Alex Peterson, uh, there's also mikey Jam Papa, who I believe played high school also in the area, and I remember distinctly Adam Juliy Matt Kearney looking at each other saying like we need to start scouting Pennsylvania more. For some reason that stage just can produce some really, really good hockey players. I think neal is gonna fact check me make sure that it was jam pop high school. Quickly High School, they played their home games at ice works. So that's a no brainer for the little flyers to pick him up. And that was the covid season right that he was there. He was eighteen, nineteen, actually he was, but then he came back. He came back to it. Yeah, you two didn't play for most of that season and so he found his way back home. So what we knew what we do now, Thoms, so you could see, we know that master is going to go on there somewhere. Um and then below my signature we started typing like some maybe names, I guess you could say, because there's plenty of names that we have to at least mentioned, because we're not gonna be able to put all of them in the top ten. But so far we've walked in two forwards and two D Zeki Morose gave Chuckman the D Alex Peterson Austin master forwards. I think we have to get to goalies, because I mentioned this at the end of the last week's episode. With the warriors. Like there have been so many good goalies over the years. So like just to rip through a few quick names, right, so you already mentioned earlier. I mentioned canny earlier. Right. So if we want to go first to the award winners, right. So you got you Gott Trevor mshoe sheet who won the goalie of the year in Fourteen fifteen. You've got Sam Kenny, who won the goalie of the year in sixteen, Seventeen. You Got Bradley, who won the goalie of the year in eighteen, nineteen and still to this day. Al Right, sorry, I should say Millard just passed it. Um, he had the record for a while for all time wins with fifty one. Right. So there's three names right there, but there's a busch of others that we can mention as well just to make sure we acknowledge it. Joey Henson was on the past year's little flyers team heading off to play Division One hockey at fair as state. One of Jeff's favorite names to mention is Thomas mcclarnin, because he was like undefeated as the backup for probably that one year. Um Joe Jacobo Um, who went off to UTICA. And then, I think now, is that Alberta's madness Um to keep the Henson's going. Alex Henson was a big reason that set that first little flyer's trip to the e h l frozen finals took place. I mean, just like there's so many awesome goalie names on this list, we have been blessed and asked him to have good goaltending just about every single year. It's very rare that we had a goalie question going into the second half of the season. It was we'd at least have one, if not a two headed monster. You know, in goal we were again. We're very lucky again and championship teams, you know, even though we haven't wanted in the postseason. You know, you still have to have that man between the pipes to uh, you know, to build out from the little flyers have been lucky. Pause for a second story, to go back to seventeen. I've totally forgot about this until now. That whole run that the little flyers went on almost was all for not when they lost the very first game of the most season three to one the kindake a nighthawks. Just remember, this was the best of these. Are Best the three series, right, and I'll never forget this. I was like, how did they lose that game? They lost that game because Brock Thompson stopped thirty one shots in that game. Brock Thompson, who used to also play for the little flyers, really almost ended their season that the following year. Talk about motivation. Yes, so I don't know if Brock's on this list. I want to. I'll never I totally forgot about that part and the crazy story that is that. The seventeen playoffs, but I don't want to add the names to the list right away. But the three goals that I mentioned, that all one goalie of the year awards...

...number one. It would be kind of hard for us not to include all three. I'm just saying, considering how the little flyers build, it is conceivable to have at least two of the to the top of the top ten little flyers B goalies. It is definitely conceivable. I would at least put Brawley and kney at the very least, because Brawley and Kenney are also right behind Miller for number two and three shutouts in the e h l Ye mccouchie had a short time with the little flowers. Again. It was just one season. Twenty two games. He had a great any NHL career. He's not now gone pro. He actually just signed with Elmira of the Federal League. So Trevor mccuchie again, probably just outside that top three. But yeah, only because of a short stint and percentage. And in Aston he had a great run to even though he was kind of I think it was five hundred as a goalie, but him health as far as his personal numbers were quite good. With Ashton, Minnesota and Amarilla. I mean Tom you and I both know about the North American Hockey League. We both worked for the titans. I know you still work for them and it's it's such a fun lead to to watch and to cover and for you know, for you the Titans won this season. So definitely a great season. But yeah, and and it's always good to see guys coming up from the E H L to the N A H L and I know the little flyers even this past season have had a couple of guys who have played in the n A. Yeah, actually the titans actually just picked up another I think it was a youth little fly I don't know if that's confirmed yet, that the rosters aren't quite confirmed yet. But yeah, the ladder of development. You know that. They talked about it all the time, going from the E H L to the N A to the U S and beyond. You know that's that's one of the great things about the that situation. Again, all the east coast, everyone's so close to each other. Everyone knows each others. So you have head coach of the titans, Craigimus, looking at the eighty sevens, he's looking at the little flowers, he's looking at the protect ducks, going all right, who can I bring in next year or even for a call up? And it just keeps moving up the line. So it's so it's wonderful to see. I mean New Jersey this year had a quite the run as far as junior hockey is concerned. I mean I mean eight seven's titans and two other junior teams winning their championships. So we've been we've been fortunate in the garden state. Yes, so just to make sure, we mentioned a few stats. So we added Brendan Brawley and Sam Canny each to the list, which now gives us six of the town already. We started cruising for a little bit just to mention Brawley, I mentioned before eighteen nineteen goalie of the year. Uh. He's now at Plymouth state where, I want to say every season he's been there he's won a mask act championship, because one the state's won like the last four mask act championships. So make sure I mentioned at I know Tom talked about mccuchi and now in the pro career we'll have to put him kind of below the signature for now to see if he makes it on this top ten. Um. One of my favorite players I got to actually know early on was Sam Kenney, who now plays at Trinity. I mean his numbers, we're just sad in this world when he's with the little flyers. I mean there isn't the goals against average above two right like it's. And he's still he's number three on our all time dhlst for shutouts with twelve, one below Brendan Brawley with their teeth. So I mean, like we said, it's a good goaltending that's walked through the doors of the Philadelphia little flyers and it's just like the Boston junior rangers that we did early this season that we had what to that one too, with Gerard and I think it was egor so, and it started at it started right in the beginning with Greg Brocopio. He played a couple of seasons with the little flyers. At one point five nine. Again, I'm not going to crack this list, but uh Jojiacobo started right from again. Joji Acobo was another good one too. He's still on the all time shut out list. He's number seven with seven shutouts and he did it the same year as Knie. They were a ridiculous two headed monster that year. Ye. So actually, Neil quick quick aside, my favorite backup goaltender of all time that I've talked about the show, Thomas mclarnen. What your is that? When he went undupbeated and had I think that was the year. Was it Alex Henson was there? No, I want to say it was the year. Brawley was there or wasn't? When probably was there, like Larnen was like Sixteen and Oh with like a one, five, five bulls against literally it's like burned in my memories that he was undefeated as a backup and literally could have started anywhere else but um, like Tom and said earlier, they've always had a two headed monster pretty much in Philly with double goaltenders, and he's now at Assumption College, the school that won the any ten championship this past year. So, uh, so far we got six guys, two D two goals too forwards, and we haven't even mentioned Joey savell Alex octterback Joycevell,...

...the all time leading points getterer, sister with a hundred boarding too. He's like hello, guys, somebody minutes are we had here? Hello, I mean I missed a little flyer. Hello. Yes, it's probably what he's saying. So to go to savell Um man, like it was just different when he had the Puck, right, and I'm sure he'll probably admit he did not play as hard defensively as he played offensively. Right, but the NHL. So I mean like nineties six points in this regular season. Nineties six points. That's out of this world. Definitely loaded up that year. That's that's that's that's that's a that's an understatement. I mean he uh, he was someone who could take over a game. He was someone who can take over the offensive zone. On occasion he can get a little dangle happy, but then the coaching staff would real him right back in. But he was again another one of those next level talents that I am a little surprised that at the next level or didn't even, you know, really get a look even after that first year. Forty six points, where was the n a? You know what I mean? Why? Yeah, unless he unless he decided to wait, I'm not gonna be a top six or I'm going back to Philly. But he was certainly capable of that. Again, those are the days when in the same building you had the little flyers and the Aston rebels. So you had any teams looking, you know, potentially looking at him and there was always talk where how the little flyers in those days could have been competitive in that East division of the N A. In those days it was that talented, and savell was certainly a reason why. So probably on the list. So I'll put him it for now. That then Alex octter Beck, and the thing that I always remember about otter beck is this seventeen eighteen season when he put up eighty eight points. He missed I think we played fifty games that year. I want to say we had a fifty game regular season, and he had like a collar bone injury or something crazy that we were like, oh, he's gonna be out for a while and then he came back but still put up forty three goals. And not to discredit Colin Bella from this past season, right, but say even Otterbeck gets five games more, which matches the forty six that Bella played this this past season, he probably passes the forty seven that Colin Bella put up. Not that doesn't discredit calling from what he did, but the season that Dr Beck had in in that eighteen nineteen season, I mean sorry, seventeen eighteen season like that was pretty damn good. And to look at those points while a curry college six games, Thirty Five points in twenty six games. So, and that's something else we've talked about all these all time list, is how they've transitioned from being, you know, dominating like Dr Beck was in juniors and then continuing that and progressing and getting even better in the collegian ranks. and Dr Beck checks both of those boxes pretty well. That's not easy to do, considering again you go from playing against guys who are, you know again, your age, nineteen, twenty, and all of a sudden it's twenty one to twenty five year old and a bunch of guys who are borderline division one talent. Who I mean again, I call Newman University Games and I see, though, some of these teams come in with guys who are six five, six, six, who've got some speed and they are just a click away from being, you know, d one talent. So to continue that, that's that's that's impressive. Yeah, that's something we talked about all the time, that myself, neo and Anthony have talked about, Thomas, that there's just there's just isn't enough to one slots for all the talent in the you know, in the US with getting it's getting, it building every year with Linden Wood this year Long Island, you know, started a couple of years ago. Yeah, it's it's hopefully gone. It's hopefully gonna grow. I mean there's enough talent out there to fuel enough d one teams out there. Just still keep it competitive. Yeah, I mean Stone Hill is one of our teams that we send a lot of guys to. Their transitioning to d one this year too and uh yeah, I look forward to see Linden one is actually playing Bentley for UH series up in Waltham and the ally you sharks will be back playing North Eastern, both women's and men. So I'm looking forward to seeing them again and see, you know, uh, they get better. So yeah, and then there's a lot more talks of a lot of teams, a lot of division two teams, because there's not a lot of d two teams left that that may have also do what. Stone Hill didn't make that jump. Maybe Sean Walsh are big favorite over at snow you guys, the Penman, want to go? Do you one? Speaking, speaking, speaking of d one, though, like we've or the the E H L has had a couple of guys going d one over the last couple of years, including the flyers, Joey Henson. Yeah,...

I didn't used to handy Andy Moore from the Boston Junior Rangers. Granted he went to he took a pit stop at the U S H l first know, then made the commitment, but he's still staying out there for this year. I thought I was gonna see the Matthews this year, but he's sticking with sea rapids for one more year anymore. So yeah, it's a good, really good point, Anthony Yea, Joe was going too. Where's the state? State Yep, and his homestead of Michigan. Back to the Michigan connection that the little fires had, because they had eight of the thirty players that we're from Michigan. Eight of them were on a little fires past season. So when I announced the Michigan Combine, Um Mark Catch on send me a text and he was not very happy with me that I was dipping into his hip a secret deal. Now we're combined, now we're advertising it. Get back there next year. And speaking of Eight, we have eight guys so far in this mose. I mean just to read off what we have so far. We have Zekei Morose, Gabe Rucker and Alex Peterson, then Broadley, Sam Keney, Austin Master, Joyce Svell, Alex Satrae. That list is like ridiculous. So far was like an honorable mention. Um I haven't mentioned Pavel mccasanock, which is a story I have to get to. Still, Brett Abdel now, Oh my God, he was a he was a man, he was a man, drew Gannon, uh, Jamie Bussell, who I also believe just signed pro somewhere as well, Austin Kelly, Peter Hatt and Jacob Berne. These are guys that we had in the all time team. Nick Delucio, if Zeki Morose isn't in the league. That one season he puts up all those points. De Lucia was right behind him and then played in that college series where we faced ums Boston and then went to ums Boston. Uh Nick mcguil Diaz was a defenseman of the year. Nate Dunning, I'll never forget this. Eighteen nineteen, was probably the best player for the little flyers at that two thousand nineteen, or two, I should say, frozen finals. Now still play in the same building at Newman. He may be a captain this season too. I have to check that. Um Chris Best. I mean, there's so many names we haven't mentioned. I do want to get to Austin Kelly, though, next to talk about him, because he played three seasons for the little flyers, was the captain his last year and then went off to the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point, where I'm not I don't know what year was. One of these years he won a national championship. Out there they went, I thought, undefeated. They lost one game, so they were an absolute wagon. But I remember most about Austin Kelly. Maybe he won't like this. I was down there and watching a series or a couple of games against the revolution and there was a hit or a slew foot something and it was probably the loudest thing I have ever heard and basically seen. But Austin Kelly not the biggest guy on the ice, five ft nine, but he wasn't afraid of anything. And back in that fifteen sixty and tom you can attach when the little flyers and revolution got together, it was a legit war. That that might be an understatement. I mean the little flyers, junior flyers rivalry was always filled with respect. It was intense, but there was always filled with respect. I can't quite say the same about little flyers revolution. With all due respect to them, they played with a grit, little meaning the revolution. They played on the edge, sometimes over it, sometimes well beyond it. It was and it brought out sometimes the best of the little flyers and sometimes the absolute worst. I mean they were it was fun as a distant party just calling the games, but I can imagine that that you could feel the healthy hate that that you could feel that. I use that term all time. It is exactly I mean the angst between the two teams and organizations. And again it's funny because you know there's not exactly large fan bases in the e h l, but they would come out for a little flyers revolution. I mean only an hour of separated the two teams. I remember myself going up to Revolution Gardens and it was even it was an even different story because even the even the off ice staff at the Revolution Ized Gardens would get involved. It was they were. It was an intense rivalry which was again, as a outsider so to speak, fun to watch. But I can imagine as a player it was very easy to get up for those games. And I bring them out that up because it cycles me back into my fifteen sixteen other story from that year that the little fires went on and they lost the monarchs in the finals. Um Pavl mchaslock. And then I just mentioned, we're in Hook set, not for the avalanche, for the monarchs, because it was the monarchs at the time. We were the Hook St Team for...

...a showcase and the monarchs are facing the little fires and the showcase game and there's a Shan goal just come in front of the net. Goalie loses this glove now the rule is that there's an imminent scoring chance, no matter what piece of equipment you lose, as long as it's not the helmet, the red doesn't have to blow the play debt. So little flyers cycled the plot pretty quickly. Mccasnock fires the pocket in the basically the middle of the net. Goalie wasn't going to reach back out with the bare hand and glove it down. Little flyers go nuts. Rocky goes nuts litter than I know. It was his one win and little fires history or something like that. And now I'm standing up in there's like a mezzanine area that was kind of like a warm area in between the two ranks. I'm standing next to Keith Cremo at the time, who was the head coach of the revolution that season because Kat was on the team. Now, for those who know rocky, rocky is not the biggest guy. For those who know Keith, Keith did of the biggest guys. He's just standing next to me at six FT five and I don't know what he's muttering watching the little fires celebrate, but he's just muttering away and I'm like here, you all right? He's like yeah, I'm good. I can't wait to face these guys next and he's just he's still muttering away and right before he walks away, Keith looks at me and goes, I don't know if this really matters or if you really care, but there was a n h l game once where I thought my brother and he just walks away and I'm like, what is that? What? I go, what does that mean? What does that have to do with with what we just saw? But he that to back to Tom's point. The revolution and little fires hanted each other so much that even when they weren't playing each other, they couldn't stand to see the other one win. And Hate Watch. I hate to see my watch every minute of every game. And Amazing, absolutely amazing. I need you uh pull up so we have it. I mentioned earlier the stats for Austin Kelly. Mccasana was another level also of talent and he spent two seasons with the little fires. Came and I want to stay late in that fourteen, fifteen year. I mean look at this season. It's in and even sixty points. Um also kind of followed in a similar path to uh, what Austin Kelly did. went off to Wisconsin Superior. We put together a solid four year career. So we're kind of near near the end of this top ten and there are so many names that we could still put here, but we only have two spots. This is hard. This is where it gets really hard. Tom Where do you think we should go? kind of any names from this past year's team? Yes, so that's really we did. We talked about how how stiff the south was this past season with competition. I mean the little fires were one of the, if not the best, team in the league offensively. General Patton the captain, leading the way. So I like to call them George Camella. Another good one. Well, Adams. Oh Yeah, I talked about Na. He was at the N A a couple of times and then came back and Um, yeah, a lot of good guys this year. Funny Story About Adam Bouve. Real quick, I was calling for I had a couple of showcase games for the little flyers this past season, including the one where tyler his song scored off that circus bounce at Walpole. Now I don't know why, I had read when I looked at boves elite prospects page, I saw that he played for the Danbury junior hat tricks. I don't know why, but I thought it said like eighteen you. So I guess I said that on the broadcast and the next day mark catron was like where the heck did you get eighteen you from? Now I felt so bad because you know I take Brian in looking up the players. You know, good preparation, Tom Jeff, you know. I know that, Neil to, I know you guys all do your homework before broadcast and to this day I just don't know how I got that wrong. And I would say it's it's it's the jelling of so many seasons our brains and teams and leagues and you know, expansion. It's IT'S A lot. We all have. All four of us have a lot of hockey in our brands. So he still loses sleep over it. That's what he's saying. Please don't, please don't, because I know we got angry a low listening to the broadcast. So now AL probably turn this podcast off when I started talking about the twenty seventeen finals against the junior flyers. So did you? Did you? I know you kind of mentioned it, but did we actually say the word Providence? Because the minute you say Providence, because, yea, how about but ALO,...

...one of the best guys in the League. I think his technical title with the little flyers as their team president. Now it's been it's been awesome to see his role with the organization grow. Obviously, catch Tron's third head coach in team history follows in the lines of George Lewis, who is now back at Penn State, back where he went to school. Um, no, I'm sorry, you see, with linking stars. Now I've totally. He's actually just signed down with Penn State. That's right, he was with Lincoln Stars where rocky is in the USA shells. So I mean the progression that they that they've had from just the from the from the player perspective, from the coach perspective, administrative perspective, like they just keep developing and developing. And I know all it's bad that I brought up those finals, but if there's any team that is due for an e h l championship, it is the little flights. Like whoever, whoever eventually has that call, please make sure you mentioned that this is a long overdue. I was I was I was afraid to say this because I didn't want to. You know, this is supposed to be for glorifying these teams, but when you just look at when I was doing the research four time for your season champions and to just see them not on the playoff champions list is just it doesn't make sense. You look at everything. They have guys that are all time winners and goals all time winners and assist, goaltending, wins, shutouts, they're right there team records. They are right behind the Phild up the revolution at all time in wins. They have the longest winning streak at thirty games back in sixteen, Seventeen power play penalty kill, you name it. The little flyers are littered in our all time H L record books. But I think, coach Catron a loan all of them like they like you just said, they would agree that there's one thing they're missing. And when is that going to come? Maybe it's this year. It's gonna come soon, right Tom it gives you an idea of how hard it really is. You need to get the right bounces. Everything needs to come with come the right way. I mean the interesting thing is the little flyers before the E H L, as I mentioned earlier, were not contenders. Then you bring in Russo, you bring in George Lewis, you bring in catron so, for nine seasons, arguably one of the top three regular season teams in the e h l throughout the last nine years. If not the best team, they're probably they're probably the best team in the in the league that has not won a championship. I mean, and it's not even close. So I mean it's it's hard. It's not easy in a championship. I mean you gotta get the right Bounces, you gotta get this, you gotta get that. I mean we talked talking about the junior flyers series. Shot from center rice. Are Your kidding me? You got the next game five, all right, throws it in from the corner. It bounces in. Are you kidding? I mean it's just the way it works. I mean that's the way the world. I mean, what can you do? I mean, most importantly, in my opinion, yeah, championships are great. Getting a ring, getting a trophy whatever, is great, but the fact that the little flyers have done a wonderful job of moving guys on to the next level, division three. Now they're getting guys to D one, they're starting to get guys into pro hockey. It's gonna there's gonna come a day with a little flyer and anyone from the E H l. That the way the League has grown. You'RE gonna have your first NHLA from the e H L. Ye. So, just because we're getting close to the end of this podcast, we have to now make our final decisions here because we still stuck. We we have to acknowledge the fact that we're going to eventually pick two names, which means somebody is gonna be just outside this list. That's that's very well deserving to be on this list, but there are so many names that we could choose that you can't it's not gonna be perfect right and and we have two spots left. We've covered goalways, we covered we've covered forward, so we really can go anywhere. Um, does anyone want to okay, that needs to be on the list and that sorry, I brought Tom on to make sure we can make these tough decisions. A pointing game over three years goals, which is third most in team history. He's he's on the list. I remember he it may have been in the playoffs, like one of the cleanest hits I've ever seen. But he hit someone so hard that they got hurt, like it was just like he hit them physically so hard that they got hurt and it was like, I feel kind of bad, but I mean he was just that much stronger than everybody else. Six Tim and Zeki, big boys. Can you believe I feel old now? Pat Heempkins, twenty seven. That just made me feel very, very ancient. He's St Petersburg Rusha data because not twenty seven years old, but I'm I'm still one year older than...

...him. What do we want to do with the tenth and final spots? We watched someone that was on the team this past year, Sebastian Romani. I want, I wanted to give him a shout out. Uh Yeah, because I haven't worked in the E H L nearly as long as you guys, but Sebashian Romanicki is one of the funniest guys I've spoken to off the ice mark. I mean same goes from our catron to no, really, he's well, I mean more as a coach, but a guy that I can always go to before games just, you know, kind of talking and uh, and of course, the matchups between the little flyers and eight sevens are always fun. Romanicki realistically not a person who's gonna make this list, but even even mark said a great locker room guy and and those are some of the guys that you need to have on the team and been a great story of E H L P to e h l to college hockey, heading up to Riv er this fall. So Um, I'll take a crack at number ten, which the name I'm gonna say is Jamie Busseell um, because he wasn't around the beginning of my time in the League. Played five years at UTICA. We want to talk about how how successful the Plymouth State program has been with Brendan Brawley there, I think. I feel like Utica went to their conference almost every year as well, and now he's playing. He's playing pro Um in the southern pro league. And again, just for those little flyers that are listening, I mean we just left off a fourd of the year and Mike and Papa. They left off the goalie of the year in Trevor mccouche like that. We can't include everybody like like. We can't include everybody, but there's been so many good players over the years and it's just I said this to Tom when we scheduled this. This was probably the toughest top ten that we've had so far. But that's a at it too, everything that they've done down there with the little fires organization and just to hit it again. They are so overdue for their title it's not even funny. And it's gonna come soon. It's gonna come soon. So to read off the top ten, Um Officially, Zeki Moro's, Gabe Chuck Brin, Alex Peterson, Brendan Brawley, Sam Kenney, Austin Master, Joey Savell, Alex Octerbeck, only potempken and Jamie Buell. I mean this top ten is absolutely sacked. So, Tom, thank you for coming on. You definitely helped us out with this. We probably without you want to probably want to take us another at least minutes. Um. What's funny is I have about five or six more names that could be considered, but yeah, we've got a good top ten real quick. Well, there's one player in particular from the early days. Zak Felser, played game hundreds and five points. Uh, that's ninth in the little flyers history, again from those early years. Again, you guys may not remember him, but he's one of those guys from those early years who help build the program to what it is today. So that's that's someone I per certainly wanted to shout out to. We mentioned Nick Lucio briefly. Um, certainly an honorable mention as well, and I think that's uh, pretty much all I got. I think there might be another here there, but those are certainly two that, along with Gm Papa that uh, are definitely respectable honorable mentions, for sure, for sure. Well again, thank you for coming on, Anthony and jess. We got one of these left. That's it. We have one of these left, rough riders, slash oilers, as I always like to say. Um. So Eric wlynn coming on. He will not be sticking around for the top ten selection. I'm sure he'll give us a little bit of help to get that thing started, but one of these left. Thank you again, Tom and we'll talk to you guys all next week. Thanks for listening to the 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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