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Episode 38 · 2 years ago

Overcoming the Hurdles | Episode 38

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The #Ecrew recaps the first week in the EHL and the EHLP, as teams kick-off their respective 2020-21 campaigns. With each passing week the challenges will continue to arise, as the #Eshow works its way through a season like no other. Since this past week's episode was released, the state-by-state restrictions continue to fluctuate. Every day brings a new hurdle, but the #Eshow is set and ready to overcome each and every one of them.

Welcome to the e show with Neil Ravin. With over onezero NCAA commitments, the ehl is the proven path to college. Turn it up and learn more about the college placement leader at the division two and three levels. Welcome to the e show presented by the penalty box foundation. The foundation's mission centers around their daily bottle. We take care of our own as they help out all of those within the hockey community who've experienced a catastrophic event. Learn more at penalty box foundation dot Org. Once again, my name is Neil Raven. This episode number thirty eight of the e show. Let's welcome in the e crew by wishing jeff mills a happy birthday. Have you BREATHDAY, Jeff? Thank you guys. Thank you Neil. Thank you, Britt well, you both could to be here over great. Neil, you literally forgot to Undat immuted you. I unmuted you both. Just said it literally, just said you have been muted by the whole so everyone, I'm trying to be muted. We've started thirty seconds ago, but up, up, up. I'm trying to do to cut out the background noise when I'm trying to read my ad read. Don't worry, Bruny, when we get to your ad read, I'm going to make sure to be saying Blah Blah, blah, blah blah the entire time while you're reasonestly. That's okay. Bernie's first add read. For those who didn't listen to our previous fun need a lesson. You don't. You know who's she's a little geeked out. You know, Britt gets a little with those kind of things, but she did well. She's gonna go again today. She's gonna do well. Yeah, here's all will say. Very good use of the word geeked out. I've been we aren't talking, we aren't talking too much about these on air, Jeff, but there is a flight. Cheers to you and your birthday pod who here's kids, recording this Wednesday night, releasing it on Thursday. Thursday, of course, September, twenty four marks the seventh day of the EHL season. Feels like it may take us three hundred days to get through this season, but we're gonna get through it. HMM, it'll happen. I mean play hockey in July. Will play hockey Injo live. They'll show on you gonna do it exactly nhls doing it. We can do it. I mean there's been like a few days in a row where I've gone to bed at midnight woken up at six am, which is probably not healthy, especially in this time. It's all right, we're getting through it. It's great, okay, we're trying our very best. You know what, rise and grind, folks. It sounds like the recipe for success, the full success. It's, I mean, the best thing, and we'll talk about this as we get into the around the e show. Hockey is back, at least I think. I think the first thing I said to you, Jeff, when we started that broadcast on Friday. It was a hundred and ninety one days in between when our season got canceled on March twelve to when we call that game on September eighteen. We literally went over half a coundar year without a hockey game, and that's a long mass. It's been. Thank you. Of because the kindergarten teacher she's tell oh I got was one is to he's not teaching math to kindergarten. But regardless, like we've never risen letters, but we've never had a break like that in the past, right, because typically we go until the end of March or so and then we usually in past years we started closer to the beginning of September. There were two reasons why we started a little bit later this year, the first reason being it always takes our teams. They want more time for training camp, right. I know, I know Jerry Domas isn't here now, but Jerry would have five preseason games and then play an actual game. So I said, why don't we just start later, guys? That was reason number one. Brittany, can you guess what reason number two was? Why don't? Why do we not start the weekend before, maybe like or two weekends before? Chris Sorella wasn't ready. Well, I got it, that's Chris. Sorry, you got maybe I got married, so we gotta play. Yeah, yeah, Damn. I don't know who's like more dramatic, meal or Chris? That's...

...fine, deals. Definitely Chris. You know what's funny? It is like, even though that like, I'm not dramatic. I don't even know that. That word is not a personality treat for you know, even though the word dramatic is in a way condescending and it's so order. You wouldn't want it's if Chris wasn't awarded it, he would be offected. Right. He wants to every award, every single award. Right. Going to see him after the game the other day was the best. Just being Abom we're all messed up. We were all safe talking and Chris was pretty heated, you know, just getting angry about life stuff, and I just I missed it. I missed the as Richard gaprio said, ever, this is our second family. It is. It's our second family and it's great to see everyone back and doing there. You know, funny things in the coaches room after games. It's it was great. It was. Jeff, I'm still better. I wasn't. We are too Britt did you hear? Did you go back list of the broadcast? You're my shadow, you know. I know you did text me that. You did say I unfortunately, the free time is like a little limited. Heaven Gotten to Rewatch it. Neil, you can't even trash me for that. Thank it was a great game. Holy Heck, I know, get it. We're gonna get that in a second. The last thing I wanted to say about Chris is like day he called me three times in a row. You know, I would have declined them. Left a voice on the second one and then I call wow and I'm like Chris, what's up? Not Much, Raven. What's up, Chris? You just call me three, two, funny. I'm trying to reschedule games here and there. Maine just allowed Massachusetts residents in, like all they did. Yes, like, like team us, like what's what's up? Like is there something falling the whatsopp or is it just like, what's up? I'm doing nothing. Are you doing nothing? Because I'm not doing nothing right now. There's just wanted to body. Hey, you doing rabbit? That's married life's Nash. So with that, Jeff, let's start talking about all. Let's go our way around the e show and discuss that to and o New Hampshire Avalanche. It's time for this week segment of around the e show and around the show fans. Is brought to you by the junior hockey podcast, your home for junior hockey news, knowledge and nonsense. Check them out at tjh podcastcom. And the season started, as we mentioned. Will start with the EH shell. There's only been seven games so far and, like the number is honestly surprising to me because it feels like we've played twenty. Maybe it's not not a love of work that we've done to play those seven games, but let's be honest, the best game, Jeff, was that was argued with the game that we called. I don't know if that had we had something to do with it. I don't know if we sprinkled a bit of our good Juju. I know me and the enough me and not to tune our own horns, but we were in like midseason form for two people that haven't done played by play in color and had we haven't done a game together. Actually, we haven't done a game together since not March, the previous March, right what I felt good in the coaches gave us some compliments and stuff. You know, it's like riding a bark, it is. It's like riding a bike. We've worked with each other for a long time now and man, that game was something else. started out a little slow, each team trying to pick each other the rout and not make mistakes, and then as we got going, that thing just head of that was it was. It was a crime that that game not to totally. Will talk of will dissect a little bit, but it ended in a way that I wish it didn't end to say that. And like I met this. Show you a text, like I got it. I got so many text during the game, right, because we had college coaches there and watching all the other things a good turn. All the other teams in the League watching interviewed Kyle log in between periods, and you did yes, and Oh what a gem. I mean, Brittany, you gotta go back and watch the game anyways, better than any show you watch for a couple hours.

I met the show Jeff to text, but like I forgot to show you the one that said, all right, Neil, we get it. You Golf. You don't need to talk about it on the broadcast. I'm scream who said just as a justin. It was Justin. Usually sureps with the main comments. That that was what I literally. Yes, Oh my God, wait, it was. It was a coach in the league. I want to expose, expose, but wait, was it north or South? Come on, hint. It was self, but anyways, we will. I was one of three games. It was Josh Rasco. We've had a game eat stay. It was. We had some EHLP games in there as well. It wasn't the only game that wasn't decided in regulation. You know, the Apple, the apple core protect ducks. They had too excellent Games, back and back and forth actually, both at Sono, I should say protect also to and know. They won a game in overtime. And I guess for me the best part about the first seven games is take away one or two. They've all been close so far. Yeah, but two or three goals. He's maybe a couple that really went to overtime or shoot out, like the game that we called. Take away a couple, of course, but the teams are a little bit rusty. Yes, but we're back the the parody level is back, the competition level is back and I'll tell you what, as tough as that New England conference was last year, it'll be even tougher this year. I just can't wait to see a Walpole in the seahawks game. Are they rivals? Yes, I will. Yes, I asked. I think. I think bill would say yes, and cody's like, I don't know. It's because Zin Zina beauty, as we like to call Britt, has been around ehl a couple he's been a league. What two, threees and cody, this is he your code has been in one, so he's going into your two. Yeah, wait, so is that what? Am I correct? They cody a little bit of like raise Red Sox to him. Right, yeah, he's like still a newer expansion team than around twenty years I guess now. But they kind of have that like yeah, you're in the same conference, you kind of we hate you, but not like hate. Will fight you like once every ten times, but not like really hard, because it's like it's like a friendly rivalry, if you will. It's not a PLF avs. No, no, that one. It is not a PLF rev well, yeah, all right, pe, all right, P and, I feel of ABS that was like that was a heck of a right say, some good healthy hate right there. I think that's a December showcase matchup. Jeff, so it was. It was from last year too. I'm saying this coming up. Sure, yes, Jeff wants that one. I'm sliping that called Jeff Hagan and hockey TV. Hey, I got that team. Hey, Jeff, three months from now I'm having this game on this freak ring to Yep, I'll be there. It's so funny for me, what's changed in a week, because at this time last week Maine could play everybody in the league in their home state, checking in everything, except for the State of Massachusetts, which, of course contains six of our eighteen teams, which fractions Britty, that's a third. No, no, I, Yep, sorry, couldn't do that and it's time. Last week Pennsylvania could play games, but five of the bench, five on the ice, ten in the locker room and the goalie. Now we can get the capacity level is higher. Because what's so funny? Ali said this me. He goes, do you realize that up until they just made the changes, they were actually allowed to have more people in the pubs restaurant in the rake? They're right. You that any of them, that any of the four sheets like good talking about a sheet of ice with stands and everything versus a restaurant that's just a restaurant, rightly, as...

...of the same size. Basically, that's just. It is what it is, right. But both of those states have opened up and, knock on wood, cases are going to come as the season goes on and how our teams handle that and how we handle that as a league is going to be key, because if we can keep all of our teams going, because like that's been the coolest thing. That are not the coolest thing. That's the wrong word for it. But I've watched the MLB closely. Right, the MLB is struggling to get teams like the Miami Marlins and the St Louis Cardinals caught up because they had to miss so many games. Right, if we can keep everybody somewhere on the same level, even if there's a shutdown here or there and these ranks start to open back up, not for nothing. But we could finish at the end of March. Not Saying we have to, but we could. All right, I'm moment something like April. Yeah, as long as doesn't cut into golf season. Right, Jeff, I know I got back out to this weekend. It was like right after or have three talked. I got the ITCH called a couple of buddies when golfing at ourselves a day and in Norwood, my hometown course, all on Msters, almost duds. Yeah, I will say these on the golf course fan deadly. It's some truly is it's a truly's myself, Commission Raven on. Yep, there you go, Britt Plug. There it's a truly is myself on Saturday were going down quite well. They hirdrate a little bit. You know, it's a little bit of water in them. So opening thoughts. I'm not we're not even gonna entertain frozen four Rosen finals picks right now. No, please, for the love of Jesus Christ. But like my hope, opening thoughts. The avalanche look to me the same way they do every year at this time. Not that it's if that sounds bad, but it's just like they just wear you down. They're consistent and it's like this. Who is the top player on this team? I don't even know, but they just wear you down and then all of a sudden you look up and the third periods ending and you losing or you're tied and they're in every game. He's gonna have a chance to get points in every single game. And on top of that, the Rangers. What I found fascinating. I don't know the behind the scene story, but Malin, drew Cole doesn't play in getting the first game, I was shock and then your Mayn may have an injury or something like that, but he was like all last year it was like Johnny Meltin, drew glow, number one of the HLPC's like the Connor mcdavid coming up. Ryan Bailey was rich as best play there on Friday hands. That's that's crazy. and and he was in Johnny Mellon Jugals. I mean, I don't say this in a rude way, but like in his shadow like all of last year. And then he comes out and he's the one of the two of them to play. And I mean, as we know, I did not watch it, but I looked at the scores. She did like Ryan Bailey, Ryan Bailey, and it's like, okay, good transition from the P to the e, like go off and like he stood up more than just the goals to right now, I hug he was always involved. He was in on the for check, the back check. He was one of those players that was involved in all three zones, like a Chris Errands, if you will, love of the race. He was. That was all he was. He was an all three zones. He was bothering people, he was putting bucks in the net, he was doing all the good things and you know, that's what helped them get into overtime, into the shootout. Unfortunately didn't come out with the wind, but yeah, he looked unbelievable, but pretty said the perfect word there. She said that he was in his shadow about he put up a hundred points, like literally one hundred point hundred points with the most quiet hundred points you could possibly put up is from Ryan Bailey. That's because somebody else in new teeth put up a hundred and twelve. It's still a hundred points. It's still three different digits and I asked rich he did confirmed it's about two inches of solar...

...height. But it makes a difference when you grow like two inches in the offseason. That's true. I was going to say pointing out the kid. I don't remember it, like I only called a couple of his games last year when we have the January showcase of Worcester, so I don't remember him that well. But yeah, you knew of everybody knew that very well and you said that it looked like he just hadd like a barry bonds type bro spur and also, hey col from here, like Whoa, what's up? The right sound a little different, look a little different. Yeah, ruin, when you're when you're five eight like myself, everyone's taller than you. So but it was for me. It's like you watch that game and you see the Rangers Avalanche, two teams that we knew going into it, right, preseason, power kings one and three, like all right, like these are gonna be top contenders. Maybe, like you never know how they're going to compare to different years. I mean gritty and I went at went into it for an hour afterwards. It felt like going over all of the previous avalanche players in the locker and the Oh my God, I am Sad. I am the Queen Dude, the first year avalanche roster. I can fire it off. I get there's nobody's business, the most useless information. Don't need to know the number of jared's, your number eight from the first year. But like, here I am, I know it. Come on, fire me off. One Go. Don't make it a difficult one. Don't make it a difficult one. I don't know. Give it mediocre. Go. So I don't want to get it. So back my phone. IVIEW Games, ZANCA, no, but what a go. It's not about that. Jeff is like now, that was how many years ago, right, and you remember there fill to this day, because of how that, who that team became and who they work. We have no idea what this year's team will be. We may find out in a week that the express, the Seahawks, the lumberjacks, you name it, are all better than those two teams. Right, you sell on the boat on the broadcast, Jef, you never had any idea who these teams are going to be. But to kick off the season with a for three shootout game, I couldn't ask for anything better, because where those matchups will go from this point, you know, the sky is the limit, right, and it wasn't. It weren't the only games. You also had the chiefs and opening day put up seven against the rough riders, which, how about that? That's an awesome start for them. There's a number of different players from other teams that have gone in the cheese, a lot of Philadelphia revolution players that have transition over to the chiefs. I'm still a little bit annoyed with both of you that I put a Chewbacca gift. I don't even do gifts and I put a Chewbacca gift and the group text not a single person respond. What is that? You did it when we're just before we're about to go on. Sorry, I was like that's funny, but those like all right, I'm still Tryna like center myself learn these names. We're just approunciations, like you say, we need to undress it, poss like. All right, so we'll go back. What does it? What's his actually what's his actual name? Oh, Michael Cool, oh my God. Okay, so to Kaka Kubatch goat was on the Redford to pass two years if I'm not mistaken. Did He Pars? He was on it. He does. He's literally huge and blonde hair like huge, like he's literally he's a he's a big kid. Is he on the B team for the riff? Yes, remember quite some time at both. Yes, all right, right, so I don't remember whe the big team, but then he went over to the chiefs and I just saw his name and I was like, oh my chew Bacca, look when is people. It's crazy and I need to school these names. Also, an opening night was the wolves in the eclipse, a five to win for the wolves. The second day we adjust the avalanche in the eclipse, which was only a two nothing game for the avalanche till the third period. Nikita Premach, I know he gave up six at the end of the day, but the kid was excellent in that for the the amount of shots that...

...kid, what did we say? It was seventy or so. I think you're almost sire. He had a Thomas Walker like days. That what you my God, Ima, screaming. It's not anyone gets peppered out sick, you just you're Thomas Walker. Okay, I'm letting KYLE ALLA KHI how area. I hope he likes Thomas Walker, who stood on his head to get the Wilkes Barre scrand nights the frozen finals. Did He have? Right? I guess you could say two years ago, because it was the last one one that he had. That's the funniest thing. That feels. So it bothers rich so much, Jeff, that Chris will has the playoff championship trophy. Not that Ridge would have guaranteed won it, but technically Chris can still have it because he's the last one that want it. And it was like, oh man, it bothers him beyond belief. And it's you that I could actually see those two good out to be like. I didn't lose it, be like, but you didn't gain it, but I didn't lose it, but I had it go back and forth about it for five hours, yes, but like the best part about them is like until the pot drops, they're like best best friends and then the pop tops is like I want to beat you, I know I want to beat you, and it's like relax, guys, just relax for a second, like it found out that Tuminus was a ranger and then, yes, I told you about that. Was No name plate for Mr Tumnus, but he did, he just he does got there. So they're like five minutes for the game. You know, it's for me, though, it feels like hockey season now that we obviously started. It feels even more like hockey season as he's temperatures start to drop, because we walked out of that game on Friday and I was like warm, it is hot, like this is a little bit too warm, and you saw a little bit in the ice right that the park was bouncing a little bit here and there. But it's going to get better. It's kind to pick things up. As everyone knows, we're going to get to the fantasy but we didn't. The pics all roll over because there's so many teams that haven't even played yet. It's kind of cry. It's like, oh, it's heated. Ladies and gentlemen, don't worry, late to the end of fantasy. I have a few words. So like that, that's a soft I literally have quite a few words to Sade, which it has to do the sweatshirt, not that you people can see my swatch up. You'll find out to enough. Okay, Britt okay, do you all right? I'm excited for that. But now I knew my new version of this is supposed to come next week. I did order another one. Oh, I just knowl Neil told me. Neil literally says do not buy any more sweatshirt twise. That's all I that's all my closet is. But I'm I had to do it. I had to. There's a difference between one. Indeed, in this world, Jeff, I don't know the difference. I don't, I really don't. But that that body looser swag that protect applic course series, as we said, overtime. The first day an four win for the docks, the second day a big win for the eight seven earlier today, Wednesday, by the time this podcast drops, for going right into an avalanche express game, and like things just don't slow down, like we literally have a game in this league in the Ehl, at least twenty two, twenty three, four hundred and twenty five through the end of the month and right into October. Now we don't have like the busy day with like four or five games, if you will, early on in the year, but we have consistent action and a lot of games are taking place in New Hampshire Connecticut, and that's the Babi. But I did, I did have a fun week work in the schedule that railers and lumberjacks. That was a two games series like so as much as what's happening, that is a scoop. There was a tea, so let's it's not even the fact that the players would have had to wear masks or not wear masks and where that rule stood if they went to county thing, blah, blah, blah. The Vermont you can only come without quarantining if your county, the cases per county is less than four hundred per million, and for Worcester it's not really a...

...small county. So they didn't pass. The following weekend Walpole wasn't going to pass. The Rangers right now wouldn't pass. Does that change in a week? No, but one thing that we have to factor in is like the numbers come out every Friday and these sets where they played to Ehl, to EHLP, like those are Saturday Sunday, back too, backtoback weekends. You can't really wait till Friday to determine Saturday Sunday. He can't wait. Him like, Hey, am I going? Am I going to Vermont Tomorrow? And they really, it's not down the street, we just get in, I'll be there in five. Being on Vermont hotels are like, are you coming to look at the leaves or play hockey? It's like does it matter? Here's the price of your hotel. It's like, Whoa. Okay, I don't know if I could handle that right now. So the Worcester ehl Worcester Wall Pole ehl teams are playing at the I ston on Friday and Saturday and they eat and the e I seat ten action. And then L P teams are playing in exert, so against against the Jacks, the railers and Jacks. So I just added two games to my broadcast schedule. I don't nowhere Friday. I'll make what you said. Well, wait, it's one of them's on Saturday with time thirty. Oh, I have to be in Conway. You're welcome, wretch. We can't all be me. So the Rangers are facing the main eclipse Rangers home game in New Hampshire and like this is where, like for those listening at home, we're just this is how we have to get games done. Like this for first couple months. It's tough, it's frustrating and I'm sure you want to play in your home building. I mean just ask rich, right. Will maybe, maybe I'll tweet the video. Riches team last year could not play home games when it wasn't in their home building. Right. So they played the chiefs in stone them and it was a closer game than rich would have preferred and rich snapped his clipboard. All my I remember that, Dude. That was iconic. That was the top five. Dude. That's whole rightever, those right after, I fill in for you, when they played at stone them against the railers and it was like a thirteen seven win for yeah range. That was the game of baseball game. That was the game. When you texted me and said a touchdown extra point, field goal, field goal, where she's a touchdown extra point, it's like literally it was like shoot score shoots scares score. What the heck is going on here? But, oh my God, the clipboard. I forgot of a the clipboard. We're working. We're just working week to week because that's all we can do right now. This stuff changes every week. You know, I feel bad for team Maryland because they cannot play in their home building. Their home building is stripped. And saying that like, if you're not coming from within the state of Maryland, you can't come play games in this rink. Fine, some of your youth is not affected, but we only got one EHL team in the state of Maryland still last time. I think that man owns like five ranks. Yes, Marie Gunty is the owner. So and anyway, say Brittany as they're playing another ranks. So that's just that's what we're doing. We're just working for you. At least these people have options, though at least they're not they can't do anything about it. And the keyword and all of this is partners right, like does it does it benefit Mario that people are buying his ice to play games? Of course it does, but it's not like Mario saying, Ha, it sucks that you have to buy ice from me. I'm going to charge a thousand bucks an hour and really profit off of this one? No, like we're making it work, because if the shoe was on the different foot, how would the avalanche feel having to buy ice from teams in Massachusetts? Now, that being said, if I had to pick my states, the one that has six teams in as opposed to three, I probably would say and I had the team to stay with sixteens, being able to play games a little better paid, a little bit easier, right, just the tiny bit easier, but a lot of games and a lot of...

...different sheets. We're doing what we can. Like that. Rangers lumberjacks was supposed to be Eh l, pehl Friday night in law in Vermont, ehlp Saturday. No ehl on Saturday. So just a three games swing. Right. They're coming down all in one day October. Two EHLP at eleven and two hundred and forty on one sheet and Exeter ehl and the other one at twelve o'clock. So we're going to come in, we're going to get rid of three games. It's going to hit about thirty in the afternoon. Everybody get out, we're done. It's like that's what you got to do. Though, and I hope that for our players at home, they understand that we're doing this first and foremost for them because, you know, I'm sure when it came to your sports going up for each to you, you can only practice for so long. HMM, that's all this. It just doesn't I mean, it just doesn't accomplish anything at a certain point. Right, that's the biggest thing is yeah, exactly. You can practice all you want, but until you actually get in game shape, and I think we saw that the other day, right, you know, the Rangers in the ABS of the third period. They look gass. They both looked. But, like we said, rightfully so, these kids have been off for the longest times they've ever been off skates in their entire lives. So, yeah, they're durance levels. They're you know, they're taking contact for the first time since last spring. Like that's going to tire you out pretty quick, your human it's going to happen. If you're not getting into it, you know, on a regular basis like they're used to, you're gonna you're going to get guessed. and luckily the five, the three hundred three five minute overtime gave them like a but a fake energy that took them to the shootout and was able at the finish. But isn't it weird that, like sometimes in overtime, one team just like dominates possession, like the absolute the Rangers? But then the Rangers get like a golden chance and that's like you may, you may get outside this over time, eighthndred and twent one, but that one was really good. All you need is five seconds of time on attack to just end it and be like that, all right. You may have had the puck for three and a half out of the five minutes, but we took it in for twenty. twods scored, we're done. It's like, and that's what I try and tell people with what makes hockey special, because there's no there's no version of sudden death like hockey. Right. Yes, you can have overtime in this sport of that sport, but the clock is stopped and the play starts like you build up to it the way that this sport transitions. You can go up the ice, there can be a bounce here there. Don't ask the little fires about their double overtime lost to the junior flyers in the finals a few years ago. It could be a bounce from anywhere and it goes in right Ale. Every ree halo is not going to like that one pretty. No, I didn't say it a low I don't need the I don't need it out need the SASS. That was not made. Those kneel far other I believe it. I'm excited to see that team got under way because I did a story got all the days or punting together. Was a yes today or day before, of all the players that have climbed the ladder up from the EH LP to the EHL and on to college hockey. Right and my Hash. I love this. The number of kids that are playing in the ehl this year that put in the EH LP last year. especially the number of little fives is like eight of them or nine of them, like yes, go off kids, Luke had been sors. The total number neal. You have an exact number? I will pull up the story. Hold. There we go. The V team it has the the highest I, as we can say, conversion rate, would be none other than the New England wolves. Just a quick ice for Ye Trimble. Hey, hi, how are you? Yeah, they have her team. Has Been Great thing about that. They've been their premier team in their ehl teams have been great for the last few years. So your farm systems good or work its way up? All right, now let's see have the number and the wolves. The waves have six kids that went just from their EHLP team to their EHL team. They also have a number of players that put on their EHLP team are now playing for different ehl teams. As...

I say, right anywhere I where I go for this league, if you don't have a spot with this organization, they'll find something for you with another organization within the League. Right because these the eyes want to keep you in our league. They don't want to see you go to a differently because they know that ultimately, whether you're here or you're over there, you're going to work your way up the ladder and you're going to go to college hockey. And even though it doesn't fall under their category for the NCA a commitments, it falls under the entire League's commitments which, you know, as of today, one thousand, one hundred and sixty five. That's as a leak, you know. As much as one team wants to say we could tribute to the most of those a thousand one hundred and sixty five, it took a lot of teams together to work on that. But the wolves right, as I mentioned, their sixth right there. The little fires have seven just themselves going from h LP to ehl. So those guys. It's funny because, like Jeff and I are saying to each other, we don't know any of these kids. Right on the Rangers are avalanche. Those as Oliver Quinn. Yeah, the wolves last year up started in the Lance. was like Oh, Quinny, all right kid, what's up? And it really drew some of these Sare you kids? Some of these kids we know that are moving up, but we've already recognized once on this podcast that jumped this significant and it's not something that you just show up at the next level and it's stab out a finger. It's done. Look it. Look at now drew clos get in the first game. We look at it, goes a shoe and scored sixty goals leash. Who was I gonna say Mason Ema. Look at his sets. Right. He lit it up to the H lp one and played in the different league for a year, then came back to the EHL and and at first it was tough. It was a tough transition. Then, after a while got has got his bearings and put up points, not of the same rate, because it's hard to put up points of the same rate at each level, of course, but put up points just the same way he did, you know, at the premier level. And it's a long year and this and there will be Manhattanville, if I'm not mistaken. No, that's that's that is correct. Again. We just I'm trying my best. I'm trying my best. We can all be be it's hard. It's hard. That's saying. No, that's my new saying. Is We can't all beat me like. We just can't. And I and that's fine, it's okay. Those are very hard and fancy shoes to fill, my friend, hard and fancy shoes. Yeah, doc Martin Zer film those. Anyone knows pretty's wardrobe. She was a fashion major. Oh, I popped all. I mean, I went to a fashion school. Wasn't a fashion major. I popped off Saturday. Look key, though, but what did you majoring? What? They were sports communications. I was like a one broad in the whole program Duh. Anyways, in the HLP, you are not about my life. There was a shootout win for the express over the wolves, as well, that was the opening day for them, which is not Friday, that was Saturday. I shoot out. went for the cheese versus renegade. Talk about to wild games renegades. When played two games up in Connecticut, one hundred and thirty two, the first one lost the seven, the second one even seven six in a shoot out. So like squash, a couple of runs in the bottom of nine, but, as you would say, it was a touchdown with an extra point, and unfortunately the other team scored a touchdown, but they put their point off. The folked it. Oh No, Hey, it's a shpid his own football teams. So what works out just fine. Oh and this Justin, I thought in the text from Chris Cirle. Freak, I'm breaking news, but we do a fashion books at home. You can't see this, but I'm hollering. Oh what the heck is that now? Okay, looks like that's still some light, though the those are really eight hundred and sixteen pm at the Sun. Oh see, dog, thanks bud. Nothing like a sea dog. Text everything nothing anyway. So moving on. What are our coaches? Have...

Plenty of personality in this league. Hmmm, I would say so. Not even hi, not even the coach is the staff. We all have a little bit of possess if you would, you have to. You have to to get along with this group. That's for sure to stick. Yeah, if you're back for multiple years, you'll know why. If you're not, you'll know what right. If not, sorry, but you can't worry. Sorry couldn't click with this crazy clan of peeps. Yright it's so it's great to have game lectic undergoing underway again, I should say, and more coming the number of changes here and there. Only thing I said everyone that has reached out his appreciate the patients, especially the parents at home, understanding that, you know it, this is paid played junior hockey and we're doing everything that we can to make the best of this season to make the Games happen. You know, it's there's so much going on right now. There's so many different things that people are going through right and, like you know, we haven't talked too much about leagues that we compete with in this league, but one of them is the USPHL and middle of this past week I get given news on Ryan Frew, who used to coach in this league, and understanding what he's going through and and sick in a hospital right now. It's just like I feel so bad for him and his family first and foremost, and it's just like be grateful for every second that you have right now because you don't know what the next day holds. Right like that was that took place Thursday for him, where he just felt sick, like you wake up your cough on, so you feel like guess or throat this or that, like you got to shake it off. You just do whatever, like he didn't think it was right one of the hospital and he's been in the hospital ever since then. Right, and it's like enjoy every game that you have because you never know how many going to actually even play this. Kile Walk said it himself in the interview I had with him in between periods. Right. I said, you know, how much in person recruiting are you going to do to start the year? And he goes, I'm going to get a lot of it done early on because I don't know how much those there's going to be. Right. You have no idea how this is, this this virus is going to turn. You have no idea what states are going to stay open what states aren't. So it's just a matter of everyone doing the best that they can and doing their part and and enjoy the moment right. And enjoy the moment is what I what they always say was huge. Zach Brown F myself. Enjoy their enjoy the ride right. Enjoy the ride because you never know know how long it's going to last. Good mentioned Nell. That's that's a very good point to bring up. Ryan frew is is awesome. Love that guy two pieces a person as a coach. I mean we've all worked with them. Ryan was a coach for the monarchs when they were in the AHL for years. I still work with them when I do games over in the USPHL. I see him a a lot of just are them last spring and that's it really. That kind of shook me up when I was texting with you the other day and you see everybody was posting pictures of them. I was like, what's going on, and then I got the report from you and our prayers are thoughts anybody in the monarchs family or anyone the junior hockey community that knows Ryan. He's an awesome guy's got a families. He's just is an awesome dude and we love them. We hope that he gets better sooner as than later, and it's just like it makes me realize, like enjoy every day that we have this season because you don't know want it's going to stop, just like last year we had we had no idea two weeks before that was coming right like no clean. The other day I had five boxes get dropped off and this year's All Star Jerseys. Those are gross. Can you show the red one, please? Can I see the red? Can I see the red? Reds Martin those in the old day, new or yes, yes, I need to see the red right now. Wait, Britty, you don't like those. Well, I don't know you. Is Good. I don't want to try. All right, I don't want to take it out of that my mouth. Do you...

...have mine? Where's the heart? No, no, no, I want twenty one. I have a great twenty one from last year. Where's my twenty one? Twenty one part. You guys got jerseys in blue, white, Gray and red, and I want twenty one and all of them. No, I want twenty one red. Did you get it for me? I'd have to go through my whole wait, when we pick the rosters, can I select who? WHERE IS MY JERSEY? I wouldn't call it your true, it's mine. But regardless, maybe anyway, like you know, maybe that's the only event that we get to this year, right, but we're gonna, Gosh, we're gonna, we're gonna, we're going to enjoy the hell out of it as best as we can, because you never know what's going to happen. To be bold to the three, what bowl? Sure, sure remember last year at all, friend, we got we bold again. Let's go through all that was. Oh God, no, come on, can we seriously bowl, though? I just I don't know if that's a very good activity to oh wait, true, true, that's a lot of touching of objects. That much cake, unless every time before you touch the bowling ball, you drop it into a bucket full of Sanitizer, and that's something you would definitely do. So thank you. I appreciate that. I definitely bull of mysol sprays pray. You like this, I guess. I guess bowling is not covid appropriate anyways, so maybe we'll see. Well, thought, we'll think about it. That's over. That's not to November that. We got to get through September, October first. Hey, we're almost almost through September. Yes, and it's only been a few games, but a number of points have been scored and I think this a good time to transition into what we've done so far in fantasy. As I mentioned, we did our first set of picks this past week. We aren't making more picks because not many teams have played so far. We've only had so many teams play so far. So let's start making our way, or not making our way, I should say. Just messed up our two segments right. Let's make sure we go to what to watch for in the ehl before we wrap things up. Here's what to watch for this week in the east show. So I think our favorite time of what to watch for in the e show is our fantasy so it's time for the e crew fantasy challenge, brought to you by Bertucci's brick uven pizza and pasta, your home for authentic Italian dishes, catering and group dining. Check out their pizza parties and specials at Pertucciescom and Kyle wanted to come on and I said we're not making more picks this week, so we'll have you back on next week for your next set of picks. That was one reason the second reason, screw you, Kyle. You just started. How do you already have twenty points so far? Literally annoying. I'm annoyed. And those I thought I was in the Good Brady was it was no, Oh, don't start about, this is being taken away. That's that's that happened for a few minutes. You know, I thought there was a one of one there went back to box corey sort one of them. And so let's go one person at a time. Will start with build leader, which is Kyle with twenty points, eighteen of which have come from Braden Patricia, and it's not surprising. Inside reformation, of all the players that were eligible to return to the EHL, he was tied for first among almost points for fifty five last year. And he goes out, scores three goals, gets four assist and the game winning goal in the first two games against the apple core and it's just like Bolm. It's so rude like. And he hasn't even touched Mason Palmer yet, who starts tomorrow against the avalanche, and then James Gregory and two games this has a single assays. So twenty points done. Moving on, we go to Jeff Yes jeff, I didn't know how to break this news to you. There was an assist taken away by Chris. It was not me, Chris sent...

...it in. Oh what? Yes, Chris sent it. D be with Sorolla. Yes, and he said that he had an assist there and I said and Chris like, I'm watching the same thing you are, and he goes, yeah, I don't even see seven on the ice. I was like yeah, telling avalanche. But, Jeff, you can say this. Malcol with two goals in the assists in his first two games. Kevin Bite, shadow Andrew Trimble, great tweet tagging us, acknowledging the fantasy challenge. Welcome, picked up a goal in his first game. You're the only guy so far, Jeff, the actually has a goalie that has started and won a game so far. John Kolpak, stopping sixteen of Seventeen shots today for the sevens and winning their first game. So you're UN spot. You're at seventeen. Point to Kyle. Then I will say this for Brittany and I. We still have a lot of players that are just getting going. That's fun because I have Teamani, Dante ceremony, that is who has got three assists one of which came on the power. That really didn't, but I mean whatever. Well, again, oh my God, the all emails cleared out and current stats in pending further video review. Literally are gonna cut it. No, people, this is some ah my God. All right, listen up. No, I can't watch every second of this game, unfortunately, like I would like to. But, with that being said, did cal cool have an assist? No, no, he didn't. I can tell you that for free of charge, free, you don't even have to pay. He got no, ASIS none. I'm not even joking you like I'm. I oh my Jesus, as of the recording of this podcast, as someone is extremely passionate about their fantasy performance in week one, which will be week one of like thirty. Anyways, I have a great who. I have three assist going also, shut up, ten to ward so till had three assists today, not to you know what I you know what new. When all nine, because the eighty sevens did light it up, roll sevens, when all nine of these come in from instant, I would love to review them on a zoom call with Adam, Julie and Maddie Karnan. I would love to. I love nothing more. Honestly, Summers. Maybe someone's fired up at Jeff. Let's go. Let's go back about thirty five minutes about drama and okay, uses a good and not good. anyways, as I continue to try and finish what I've been trying to say, as of this minute, what is on the websites and maybe or maybe not, needs to be corrected, and it's cracks me. Nine points in fantasy and Brittany nine points in fantasy. Who you guys are tied? Brandy hasn't had Tristan Hadley pay play yet. The boat I have not had David Riduzi play yet. For me and goal, there's still a number of games left. You know, the one thing that scares me for us three is granted. Patricia still has more games to play here. Someone that's really somebody. How many more? Somebody? Take him out. Just kidding, literally serious inquiase always as any. Please let me know if you want to be my no, I can't say that right so we don't ways help on anybody. But I want to say, Braden, take a breath, buddy. It's gonna be there are throw we may be playing in July. You may want to get scratched for a couple of games. You might want to just take a little bit off saves. Right, have a seat on the bag. That's some other people. Have a turn. Let to my people. Scored some goal. Just sit down, sit down. Number One, of those protect Jersey, protect and jerseys are fresh as deep in. Number two. Are they this year's? Are they this year's New Hampshire Avalanche? Question more. Yeah, team, first year, the magic. So funny. Jeff Terry...

...text me that's not for not for nothing. But we are? We the first expansion team to win our first game? No, and I like he sents me the text. I'm like Terry, like, sadly, no, I don't want to say be like a jerk, but no, like, like that'st expansion team. Don't make guys like no, the avalanche one. There's too like. It's a good start in a long year, right. All I can say, longer them. All I can say is this pretty if, for some reason there are assists that are taken away from individuals who I have picked and given to individuals who you have picked, and, regardless of all of that, if I finish in last this week and therefore I have the first pick and fantasy next week by forward folks, is a Braden Patricia. Okay, so I'M gonna walk. I think we're all gonna be humbling for him next week. Weever his first pick. I kind of in there. I didn't pick ARTOM ARTEM's been letting it up. We're not letting it's like Bona plan to Bona Paane, you old warrior. He's doing well. Kayasuda, another one. I always liked Kay. It's not cards, K like letter alphabet. Got Chaff, getting the COVID Rousstaf. Come on, my pronunciation, God. So we come up with that NHL Pronunciation? Guy, we should at that turn. Bringing March at April new we talked about that last year. Remember. I was I was a little bit too depressed during those months. I know we can. We acknowledge the fact that, wait, yeah, I mean not Neil Jeff Remember Jonathan Gabriel, like the tall for tall. Look Tall, very tall, and he's on sevens now. Really, yes, I see a yes, he is speaking at Miss Um. Have you seen the richest lineup everybody? I mentioned the start of the broadcast his decor. Everybody's like six to six, four, six, five. That so Mitchell, he has been cloned many times. Yeah, Brich is gotten a big team this year. He just got a bunch of guys through some Miracle Grow Automo the off and the season I made. I'm screaming. He's got some big dudes. He's gonna Line up is forwards to Buckner, kid is on the fourth line. He was I think he's six five, like man children out there. Lore and like you, we're naming so many returning players right. That put a point. So far, the best part about having a week of fantasy under our belts. But by the time our next picks come there are so many names who we still don't really know. No, I don't know who Jason Gordon is for the categats cheese, but he had a hat trick. Yeah, like, who are you? Oh, you know what, I looked up his elite prospects. He played you a teen somewhere last year. Damn, but I can't remember. Not The only I think he literally could have played like chiefs. You a teens can be looking at the next to scanny. Oh, you don't know, you know? Yeah, look at the next buffalo and you can. And it's going to make our next set of picks interesting. When, whenever that comes around. All right, we have to be determined, but now it'll be. It'll be next week. Oh Dude, he played monarchs. You a teens last year. There's that. There's a lot of monks. Which one? Sorry, yes, New Hampshire monarchs. This, this Jason Gordon character played. He was he was in made these wait this this superman took. He played for my boy mark, Latito northors. He has for a while. Then he played hitman and also jersy. Then what we just love? The states of began with the word new, supposedly. So we got to the New Hampshire monarchs. Ris You cannot get. Wow. That is why I only play for teams with the start off new in last because we are in New England, so that technically will count. Can I get so? Now that everyone knows, Jason Gordon's elite prospects page, Connecticut does include. is included into England. That's why I just said comes true. Anyways, upcoming games to finish out our fantasy. We mentioned avalanche wishes...

...express on Thursday they to this podcast is dropping at the ice den. That's kind of a nice one game start to what is a busy final stress here. Eighty seven drough riders again. Seahawks Spartans, a game that Brittany will be watching very closely on Friday at thirty. Expected to have Tristan Hadley in that. For that one we have Phil. Don't screw it up for me. Oh new is actually is as coach cable staying at your residence to night, as he's in the ice dead tomorrow. You could no golf. Could have slept over. No, I'm not gonna slumby with cold shark. You were. We are not having a Swambie. I David. I have a one year old dog and he has a one year old child. I Hey, we have different versions of offspring to take care of. and Saturday warriors get under way against the wolves. Rangers in the clips face off. They haven't. They've already had games so far this year. But that's their will be presidential? Yes, you will. Lumberjackson railers, those are their first games of the year. Wizards and spartans their first game of the year. Give flast forward to Sunday. Lumberjackson railers again. Chiefs and wolves used of played docks versus Maryland. That's the Nay. Maryland's first Games on Sunday and Monday. Another two games set for the ducks, who just played too, up in Connecticut against the apple core that I go down for two down to Maryland against team Maryland Sunday and Monday, as I mentioned. Tuesday you got the little fires getting their season started and then, of course, Wednesday, the thirty, we got the railers, Spartan, seahawks wolves. So by the time we get back on this podcast everyone will have played at least one game in the EHL, at least one for the done lots of chat. I have played four games already, which is a good start to getting to forty six. The one question I have had from some parents here in the early ongoings of the season is you keep saying forty six games, forty six games, forty six games. I count forty four on everyone's schedule. That's because soon to be announced, I guess we can kind of tease it a little bit now, who Brie will be. Soon will be announcing the next level hockey crossover series which as of December thirty. First I'm going to take the standings in each conference and match up one and one, two and two, three and three, all the way down of course there are ten teams in the New England conference opposed to eight in the mid Atlantic conference. So once you get eight eight, then nine and ten play each other, as opposed to none and nine. Makes Sense. The idea being each matchup will play a two game series at a rank definitely to be determined, because who knows? Who knows where will be in February? Would reply on the moon by the but it's a chance to get more cross conference games, you know, taken care of, because those are the ones that know. Not for nothing. We Love Avalanche Rangers, we love Avalanche Lumber Jackson, you express seahawks and you name it. But when you get a chance to face the team that you don't face as often right you see a different speed, at different level of play, and you name it. Seven S, maybe seven's Jack's in the January showcase. Those dope they are also supposed to play in January, I think, in Vermont. So when you get closer, will get warmed up for our frozen finals picks by giving our hopes and predictions for the crossover series who we want to see face each other, because there's some there are some matchups that you just don't think about as much that you'd love to see more of. You know, last year the wizards and little flyers...

...faced off in a overtime game, I want to say, and that was the very first game that year before and the frozen finals, and people forget because those frozen finals were all about the little flyers and avalances what everyone says. That first game was for three little fires over wizards. Like if that game I don't not remember that. It was the very, very first game of the finals. If that game goes differently, maybe you're looking in all New England Conference Championship game. It's possible. So I'm excited about this crossover series because it's one of those things that we only have to showcases during the years. So we said to ourselves, what else can we do? We kind of had to have another form of a showcase, which is all about showcasing and showing off our talent in different ways than we do during the regular season. So we'll make a formal announcement about that probably in the match. was become a little bit clearer and we know exactly what it's taken place, because the last thing that we want to do is, I guess maybe it's my OCD. I'm sure Britney would attest to this. I just it would pain me to announce something and then say, yeah, I remember that date I gave you. It's actually this date. That just hell. Let Jesus take with the wheel, though, and in poorly, for it would do actually with the allstar series. That's kind of a the factor showcase. We kind of three this year. Yeah, yeah, I'm fired up for that. Fly It up. Sorry, I'm I'm really excited for that. I was talking about that. Be a text with you the other day. That's gonna be. We gotta get one more game in and October, Jeff, right, one in September, one in October, November. We're ready to go. We're going, Jeff. Guess what? I get to nils, letting me do color, oh my, at the den. Obviously. When is this? October four, I mean November fourteenth, the damp to my birthday. Happy Girls, you to me happy earlier birthday, Queen. Right. Well, don't your birthday because it is today, and then we'll handle mine when the day comes. But yeah, Neil, I have announce that there's no gun back now. nomber thirteen, you said, or no, that's my real bird. The fourteen is the day of the game. Really was sorts as verse. WHO FOR MONTH? Oh God, is it me all letty arena drops and stuff, and it's in Vermont. Where is it now? It's at the den. Oh, it's at the dead. They just said that meals pissed right now, everybody. He's heated. I'm very I might have to go up for that kid. Yeah, it's so. Yeah, curse, we'll talk. I don't want to make pretty nervous, but that could be fun to watch. Yeah, what, Jeff, will have you be the ice reporter and I came. Oh Rolls, all right, can jeff? Can Jeff Bar your gigantic Canada Goose Jacket for that game? Yeah, we're gonna RIP that. It right, strike it. You'll hulk in this now. No, don't help my eight hundred dollar jacket, for the love of God, like so quitty has things go up story jacket and to put in, to put a bow in the golf talk, Jeff, a jacket that's more expensive than my driver. Let's just acknowledge that. That's yeah, how much is the jacket? She just said a hundred. Oh, eight hundreds old cheese. When hosts are listening. It's made a reality. So I hope none of you are Vegan. These hundreds. Maccaroni's know you were given neo craft for the five rudults truck. So she's just like, I already bought it, kidd the goose drag. It's worth it, it's don't worry, Jeff, she has got a verse to anyways. All right, the best to you, and that does it for a number here. But we got more games on the schedule this week, both in the EHL and the HLP, as I mentioned. You take out a few games with a score get a little bit lobsarted in the third period. A lot of great action to start the year in both divisions. By the time we get back on this podcast next week, everybody will have played a game,...

...which I feel good now that hockey's back. I'll feel even better by that point because then, at that point that was like I was like your mic drops from the past year. That's seriously, it's okay, Grelee, yeah, we're it's not. We don't need to cut out that noise by any means. But, like I gotta saying, by this time, by this time next week, I'll feel even better knowing that every team at least as a game checked off of their list, which is one in the and a long list we got to get through this year. But, as we've said, all of us on this podcast, we're going to do everything we can to make sure this season happens in its complete form, even if it takes us rolling over fully in the next year and going all the way till next August's week. People happy? All right, guys, enjoy the enjoy the games this week. Enjoy whatever games you're calling, Jeff. Enjoy the games that you're score keeping, Brittany. And for those folks at home that want to have the latest schedule, make sure to visit eastern Hockeyley don't Org and pay very, very close attention to the venue column for all the Games. Have a great week, guys. See Goes. Goodbye. 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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