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Persevering Through Challenge | Episode 49

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

On this week's episode of the #Eshow, we discuss the sudden reshuffling of the standings in the #ECrew Fantasy Challenge (1:05:39), and preview what's left for game action in 2020 (50:53). However, we kick things off with an exclusive interview (1:00) featuring one of the biggest supporters of the EHL, the Head Ice Hockey Coach at SUNY Brockport, Brian Dickinson.

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 motto we take care of our own as they help out all of those within the hockey community who've experienced a castrophic event. Learn more at penalty box foundation dot Org. What's up? My name is Neil Raven. This is episode number forty nine of the east show. On this week's episode we discussed the sudden reshuffling of the standings in the e crew, fantasy challenge and preview. What's left for game action in two thousand and twenty? But first and foremost I sit down with one of the biggest supporters of the EH show, the head ice hockey coach at Sunny Brockport, Brian Dickinson. I'm joined now by Brian Dickinson, the head ice hockey coach as Sunny Brockport has it gone. Coach go on mail. Thanks for having me on. Thanks for coming on. Of course. I reached out to all the college coaches because we were hoping to have that all star event. I know you would have been at that allstar event, but you are also one of the first guys to reach back out and say I'd love to come on the podcast. So, first and foremost I appreciate that. I appreciate you coming on them. Let's talk first all about the EH shell. It seems like any and every event that we have you guys are always there. Why is that? Well, first off, we're just love the way that your league is run. The coaches are unbelievable to all of us at our level. There we just feel like your league knows exactly what your identity is and you know it's just it's really nice to go into a rank and have coaches approach us as coaches with the information we need. You know, there's no having the hound people, though. The line charts are always there. There's any updates, we already know who's committed to other teams, which guys. You know. We have a great Rauport with with most of your coaches, if not all of them, and we're developing some with the newer coaches and we've just had a great success in your league. So we know the type of player we're getting. Hard nosed, great character kids and guys that want to be in our programs. And this season, I know it's disappointing that it's been canceled in the SUNNIAC, but it would have been, I believe, your twenty five season as the head coach there. What is it about the school and the program itself that's made you stay for all this time? Now brockport. You know, I started my career as an assistant at Fing you and then I went to buff state for a couple of years, which is about an hour close to it to the east, and then blackwoods another hour. So my family always joked I was getting home, as an Amesbury native, an hour at a time. But something about Brockport just resonated. It was a great place to raise a family. The school is treated me like gold from the time I stepped on campus and you know, through thick and thin times, you know, we've really just tried to do things the right where, right way, or brockport develop a great character guys? It's not. You know, obviously we're in coaching. We want to win as many hockey games as we can and national championships and sunny championships are always the goal at the beginning of the year. But at the division three level, I tell all of our recruits probably not getting you to the NHL as a player, we can get you there and other capacities. Kevin Collins, the straight coach for the Columbus Blue Jackets, you know, played in our program. Dave Zeiss, the trainer for the stars, played in our program so you know there's other ways that brockport can help them get get to their ultimate goal of being a part of the NHL. But it's just it's a great play. It's a great small town village. The campus and the community, you know, work very well together and it's just been a great place to call home for twenty five years. And you mentioned the previous studiac experience when you were assistant and then with buff state or Fredonia when you were there too. I mean, was it just a thought in your mind I want to stay in the STUNIAC or did it just work out like this? No, it actually just worked out, to be honest with you and Nel I actually, you know, thought I would become the head coach at North Adams State College, which was my Alma made to now called the Mass College of Liberal Arts. No longer have a team, unfortunately, but you know, had four great years there as a as a player. Went back for a fifth year. Coach brought me on as a student assistant and that's kind of how I started this path into coaching. But you know, the year that I accepted the buff state job I'd benefit only five years. It was time to move on from there. We had built something special. You know, took a team that was zero hundred and twenty five year before coach Meredith and I got there and you know, five years later they were in the national turn the national tournament.

So you know, I kind of made the decision it was time to move on and you know, really there weren't many jobs back then. So I was looking out a volunteer job with Michigan State and the Great Ron Mason, and then buff state came called and I remember sitting down with coach Mason when I was offered the buff state job for D and thirty five hundred dollars and on ask them what should I do and it was kind of like, well, what's your ultimate goal? And my goal was to be a division three head coach and he kind of was like, obviously, if you come to Michigan, state will be excited to have you, and you know I got a pretty good reputation for moving along my assistance. But if your goals to be a d three head coach and you got the opportunity, you know be hard to pass it up. And you know, obviously we went to buff state thinking we would do something special there and you know, it was a part time job for three years and unfortunately it was never going to go full time and you know, brockport happened to open into a full time job and it was fortunate enough to make this my home and the rest is history there. And you know, we have so many kids that it feels a year and a year l they come to our league and their goals are pretty set. They want to go to the SUNIAC conference. For a lot of those kids they're from New York, so there's a whole into e tuitions out of things as well. But I think it's the overall competition as well, also at the division three level. Key talk about how the Sunniac in that regard sets himself apart from the rest of division three. Yeah, I just think that, you know, from top to bottom, our league is is, you know, you just never know what you're going to get. You know, obviously, like any league there's the traditional, you know, powerhouses, you know, and we're no different, you know, but I think our you know, through the last you know, five to seven years, you know, there's been kind of a you know, and that with the help of like a league like yours, where we're just getting better and better players, you know, I think that we've really narrowed the gap and you know, if you look at like a program like Brockport, you know, obviously, you know, the history doesn't look real pretty. There are a lot of years that you know, question am I doing the right thing, you know, when the numbers aren't there, but you know, we stuck through it. We work hard and now, you know, I think there's a lot of coaches, you know, we're talking in the ranks. There's no coach that doesn't work hard. Think ten fifteen years ago there might have been a few coaches that you know they you never saw them on the road. Always wondered how they got players or were they were getting them from. But you know, those teams were consistently on the bottom so. But now every coach works hard. You know, you're competing against not only your league but other league coaches for players and you know, I just think our league is you know, one thing our coaching staff had. We got a pretty tight coaching group and I'm not sure all the other leagues have that, but we can pick up the phone Monday through Sunday and chat hockey and there's no secrets in the recruiting game. We all know who were recruiting and you know, I don't think there's any negative recruiting going on within our league to the kids that we're talking with. I think there's a respect factor there that everybody's going to work hard and our and our leagues are grunt, you know. And this has been kind of a trying year and it's been interesting to get text messages from the opposing coaches that we would supposed to be playing that night, on what type of game we would be expecting that night. You know, like Karen from coach Meridith on Saturday May, we would much rather be in the you know, tuttle arena tonight. We know what kind of specific, one goal, hard nosed flot game, you know, and then you know I just think that, you know, the SUNIAC does things the right way. The coaches, you know, run their programs the right way and kids see that and they want to be a part of something special. We all have our own rinks on campus. We get great crowds and you know, really that's what got kids want to choose college. As for they want the experience. You know, obviously the education is important and we all got good education educational majors, and but it on this Friday and Saturday night. Kids want to play in front of a lot of people and the SUNNIAC offers at and that's kind of funny because you know, Mark comple who's no longer with the AHL but used to be, used to always refer to our coaches that kind of like a fraternity of coaches. It sounds like a similar feeling with all this TUNIAC coaches. And the one that I had to point out, obviously you and Jeff merried at that Forredonia, go way back. You have both been at your respect to schools for a long time and then you go and you commit Jeff's son to play for you. How does that all work out? Yeah, you know, it's a special relationship. You know, Jeff took a chance on on me coming out of college. We developed, I I said, I was with him for five years, developed a program there. We've just he's been so much to me in my career. He's, you know, obviously my mentor. taught me how to how to recruit, how to run a program, you know, from the bottom up, and so I've taken, you know, a lot of what he's instilled in...

...me through the years. But yeah, we became obviously really close friends and you know, you know doing a lot of thing, working hockey schools together in the summer around US family a lot. Got To know the boys, you know, obviously really well there. You know I consider them, you know, family as well. And you know, was about five or six years ago we had a chance to recruit Matt and Matt came in and had great four years and you know, did did some special things. And you know, this year we were fortune enough to get Michel. Probably a lot because of matts experiences. Jeff A brockport a lump. So, you know, just been sending this kids to his alm am out of to so they're brockport family. That probably helps, but you know, there's probably something to be said about the dynamic of coaching your own kids there and you know, I I think that, you know, the kids wanted to kind of create their own, you know, memories and, you know, maybe a legacy somewhere, and we just had that relationship, obviously, and you know the Meredith family. They all do nothing but work hard and so we know what what kind of kids are coaches kids. So you know, that's a special thing. When you you know, I think that says a lot. It's pointing out to me more than once that you know, if coach college coaches were, you know, comfortable sending their kids to your program, that speaks volumes. And we've been fortunate now to have through Meritists with a great hockey dad and you know, in our program and you know Ryan Cangis, you know Billy's kid from Williams, you know, played, had three really good years for us before an injury cut his senior year short. But one thing that have kind of you know, taken away from that is, you know, we've been entrusted with some really good kids from some really good hockey minds. So what's interesting about that? Why I wanted to ask it because obviously every now and then we get maybe an owner's son that plays for our junior team and it puts, I don't want to say it puts our coaches in a tough spot when you when you scratch that player for the first time. It makes for an interesting conversation. I would assume that when you bring in a meredith or Cangus to your program and you may scratch them for a game, you don't hear, you don't get a phone call from your colleague, do you know? Not at all. I mean remember when Ryan Cangus was with us, you know, unfortunate, and we're playing Thanksgiving tournaments. We love playing and tournaments there and unfortunately Ryan overslap our pre game day skate. But we Sadam, you know, in the first yeah, I was back at Castleton, which is close to Williams, you know, so I was like a home game for mom, you know, but they totally understand. You know, nobody's above the rules and you know same thing. You Know Matt was. Matt was a hard working player for us. You Know Jeff, just Jeff, you know, as a professional and you know he se's a coach obviously, so he gets it. We all have tough decisions and the coach in your team the best to the best of your abilities and making the right decisions and if the kids are in a position to be in your lineup, there you know he trusts that we're going to have them in their in our lineup and you know so they both had great careers for us and you know, like I said, for from a parenting standpoint, to have the support of fellow coaches behind you as some of the easier conversations with parents and will have. And and to the minute, we as a League of committed a hundred and twenty six total players from our league to the Sunny Act. Obviously you're a big part of that. Over twenty five of those I've gone to your program I want to ask two sides of it. I want to ask first, has there ever been a player that you were pushing for, as you mentioned all this UNII coaches are always on the road. Has there been a player that you were pushing for that went to another suniac school that you kind of maybe kick yourself every now and then and say, I wish we had gotten that kid? They oh yeah, I mean there's there's always kids your wish, you know, but they especially when they go in your league. You know, that's that's the hard part. I mean the easy one for me. Right off the top Istilling Vanderush you know. I mean he was a guy that, you know, we were on and and I think Chris would have really like to see him come to Brockport, but we didn't win up battle and he went the Potsdam and had for unbelievable years and he was that thorn in our side, you know, throughout his career. But a super nice kid. Used to love to have great conversation with him and in the handshake line and yeah, so you know there's definitely you know guys. That man the first that got out away. All right, little positive spend. Then let's talk about a player that you've got that you know was talking with other sunnyc schools. But you were pretty proud. You pounded your chest when you brought that kid in. There's been a few of those. Get off the top, I mean Ryan Cangus is the first one. He wasn't looking to go to a sunny he was looking to go to a nest GAC. So you know we talked to him early, know when he wanted to go nest GAC, and that I kind of went away for a while and you know then when Chris called, you know, I think it was in January, said Hey, you know, you're still interested in Ryan, I was like literally, I think it was a Monday night and...

Tuesday afternoon and I was down in Connecticut for twelve o'clock game watching them and we had them in for a visit and committed him like a week later. So so that was a great gap. But certainly you know other guys that you know Cole Burke, you know, goaltender from the monarchs when they were in your league. was looking at other Sunni's and you know, we were just extremely tickled to get him at that time and he came in at a time where we were just kind of turn in the corner and we really needed to stabilize our goaltending and cold did that for a couple of years before an injury kind of got to him and then he ended up transferring out to Liberty University. But you know, he was a he was a big piece of getting our goaltending stabilized at a time when we were really trying to make that jump to the top four of our league. Gotcha and and I obviously earlier I touched on how this the season was unfortunately canceled for you guys, but the first step in the process wasn't a cancelation. You actually as a league and started to come out with maybe a plan on how you were going to play and maybe divide up the state. For those that don't know, maybe the SUNIAC map. He talked about how that would have worked out. Yeah, you know, the Suni Act. Really was looking to, you know, minimize travel overnights. You know, this whole thing is so crazy. On you know, the rules change every day on the pandemic is bringing us right and the same has been you know, you know, really really on top of, you know, testing of our of our students on campus first and foremost. But terms of the league, you know, they were looking to split the state kind of in half. Most of our sports have ten teams. We have nine, so it was kind of a little bit unique into an East West type division. You know, for the West here and hockey it was going to be for Nonia, buff state, Geneseo, brockport in Courtland, and then the east was going to have the other four schools, pots and Plattsburgh. As we go in Morrisville, you know, we had kind of put together a whole slew of different schedule plans on depending on how many games we were going to be able to play. Ultimately the League get settled on an eight game season for you know, with the opportunity to play maybe a couple of non league games and then, you know, I think we were looking to get our championship, you know, second place teams to that minimum threshold, you know, of twelve for the NCAA to be eligible for the UNCA tournament, you know, through the playoff games. So that's kind of how that was going to play. I think the West we were going to play each other two times for eight games. The east was going to play each other three times, but somebody wasn't going to play somebody that third time, so they would have eight games. You know, we're centrally located, so we were pretty confident we were going to be able to play like a Oswego or Morris film, you know, non conference wise. Plus, you know, potentially, you know, the schools that are really close to us here in Rochester and Naz Hobart, Myra UTICA. So we feel like we would have filled out a schedule pretty easily, but unfortunately. You know, the president's you know, got together when the spikes started to hit and I think the biggest the biggest concern, I think, from the League standpoint, is we play an indoor sport and just the the unknowns of how quickly this virus is spreading. You know, they just didn't want to take a chance on infecting our our athletes first, but then our full student body second. And I know it's obviously discouraging. You have to deliver that message to your players that are currently in your program. How does that impact your team? How many of the of your seniors do you think will use that extra year of eligibility and, ultimately, how does that impact your next season of recruiting? How many guys can you think that you're going to want to bring in? Yeah, it's been it's been difficult. We've kind of you know, we've kind of had a lot of conversations with our with our kids, our seniors especially. I mean it's not only affecting our our seniors, but even around the classmen you know that have made decisions to go home for the spring. We got a lot of out of state kids this here, so they pay, you know, obviously it's extra money. If they can stay home and save on room and board, then you know, that's a cost saving. So it's just it's kind of thrown a whole new dynamic into, you know, what you're able to do with your players. And we're one of the you know, I think maybe too you know, Sunni schools that didn't put our ice in at all this fall. So we had to absolutely no opportunity to work with our players. So we've had that, you know, monkey wrench thrown out us, you know. But it's in terms of our seniors, we kind of let them go through the semester to really think long and hard. And Hockey's different, you know, in that our kids come to us at two thousand and twenty one years old, you know, so by their senior year they're twenty five. You know, it's you know, I look at it from a from a standpoint that, you...

...know, they got a really, really think hard that they do. They need the extra our kids are all graduating, you know, we're in we don't have any seniors that, you know, need to come back for an extra semester or whatever, you know. So they're all going to graduate in May on time. And you know, they got to make a decision. If a master's makes sense for them, then we encourage them to, you know, as long as we have the right major, to look long and hard about coming back. But from a from a dad standpoint, you know, I went through with my own daughter when she was she was a tennis player Fornia. She you know, we're fortunate we live in a college town. So they have a program at high school here called the three, one three, where the three years of high school, their senior year, they can take college classes. It's kind of like a combined, you know year, and then they can get our college and three years, which my daughter was fortunate enough to be in a position to do. But I wanted it to have the for a year college experience and you know, so she had to go back to finish that up and as she only had one more class to take, it would have been nice and cheap to play that tennis season, but unfortunately that last class was only offered in the spring, so she did end up having to be full time for her season. And and if they're in a situation where were like men soccer about football, where it's only the fall, it's only one semester, of education. You know the cost associated with that. That's one thing, but you know, hockey's along season, so it's a full fort not a state kid point, you know, twenty plus grant. So it's a lot of money to think about. But for US personally, I you know, I'm not still a hundred percent sure. We have eight guys that are potentially leaving, that are graduating. If I had to venture a guest, I'm comfortable basically saying one of them might be back. So we are talking with quite a few guys and a number of guys from your league and we have made one offer at this point because we know of one guy that is specifically told us he's definitely not coming back and I just you know, there's other guys we would love to offer at this point because we know other schools are submitting offers and we just were we're just explaining to two kids were talking with. Just please be patient with us. It's a unique year. I think I'm going to have spots, but I'm just not the kind of coach that's going to offer spots until I know I have them. And you know, hopefully the kids will respect that and give us a little bit more time and you know, in Liew of the circumstances this year, I think that it's only we love to have our class completed by, you know, early January. We know this year it's going to kind of drag into February and probably into March before that. It's the seniors really know what they're going to do and you know, the break will be good for them to go home and talk with our parents and hopefully when they get back to us in January they'll have a better idea of what they want to do and then we can all move forward. And you said one really keyword and they said patients. Obviously we're a lead that's had a lot of age out junior hockey players and I think I've had to use that word thousands of the Times this year. It's tough as a age out junior hockey player to be patient right now, but is that what you would keep reiterating if you were a junior coach to an Agel player? I know it's tough, but just be patient. It's going to work out right. I think they have to, you know, just really keep talking with the coaches they're dealing with and just have honest, open communication and hopefully coaches are being honest with their players. I think we're on the same boat. You know. I think that nobody wants to bring in more than they need. None of us are kind of it's not good for anybody if you bring somebody to your campus and you'll have a spot for them when they get here. That's just not a good look and it's not a good feel. And as as a people's person or players, kind of like like to think I'm a players coach in that regard, but it's just not something I think coaches are doing. But I would encourage kids to just continue to do all their research. I don't think I think they'll be more spots than what maybe people are anticipating because everybody's been throwing around this extra year of eligibility. But again, hockey's different. Our kids got to be going to be twenty five years old. They want to go to twenty six to play and what? Thirty more hockey games at the college level? Yeah, you know that that's a that's a lot of money to spend to play at a minimum of twenty five and maybe thirty two if you make it all the way to the big dance game. So you know, we hope kids in your league and other age out juniors will show patients. But totally understand from this stand point. If there's a spot and it's being offered and you want to grab it, you know, how do you turn that down to so you know, from a coaching standpoint, you just got to make sure I would recruiting lists or or a little bit longer this year there maybe they would be in the past. And there's so many different things to think about. Before we wrap up with more hockey, I wanted to shift away from hockey for one second. I don't want to touch too much on it because it is your private business, but recently you...

...were diagnosed with cancer, and the reason I wanted to bring it up because on this podcast there's been a number of there's been a number of things is that happened recently. We've talked about how the hockey community has an ability to always come together. So I want to bring up the go fund me page. When that explodes the way that it did, how did that make you feel? Well, you know, to be honest with it, it's been overwhelming. Not Going to lie. When I was first diagnosed, when, you know, obviously like I say it's it's a personal thing and it's a gut check, you know, like talking with people you know about just hockey people, but just people we know that have had a cancer diagnosis. When you hear the doctor come out and say you have cancer, your world just stops and it's just it's crazy. So my family is spread out. I mentioned from the East Coast as well. My Mom and dad still live out there. My mom is the reason why I'm in the game of hockey. She's single mom. She was a huge hockey fan. She got me involved into the game. She carded me around ranks at five am and and and I give my whole hockey life to my mom and we have a special relationship. So it was one of those things where I had to get to see her. So, as you can imagine, boss has had to know, coach Luker needed to know, but nobody else, obviously, until we could get to family members. So coach Luker was the first one to ask about a go fund me and I basically said no, you know, we're just know, I look at myself as a helper and a giver and not a receiver, and I think we're all probably, you know, in that boat. So reaching out to others isn't what we do best when you're going to be the receiver. So we initially said no and and it kind of went away. You know, you respected our wishes. And then, you know, as the word started to get out and I got more information on my diagnosis and what treatment would be like and I finally was able to get to my family, then the team needed to know. We let the team know and then and obviously coach Meredith, who was a first coach to know, and and then coach Jilts and you know, GENESCO's. You know, obviously we're close to you know, we're travel partners, we share a lot of notes, you know, on Saturday morning of our Friday opponents, and we just have a really special relationship as well. And, like I said, our league is really tight. So, you know, once it kind of got through our players to our Lums and then the coaching group, the the outpouring of support has been incredible. I always knew the hockey world was a special place to be, but you know, it's just been, you know, so validated to know that what I've been doing for the last thirty plus years as as really made an impact on people and we don't always see that. We like to think we're doing the right things. But yeah, so when the players knew, you know, a group of alums reached out Maddie de Lucca, one of my former captains, you know, he's a doctor now. So and he called to say, you know, the alums want to set this up, they think it'll be successful. I know you got a big outpouring of support and your in your circle, coach, and you know it. He kind of beat me down a little bit. You know, use the doctor angle on you just don't know what's going to come your way in terms of medical bills after the fact. And you know, so at first I was kind of like a little nervous, you know, put a small amount on there, you know, not thinking it would certainly get to the level it's at. But yeah, it's been it's been crazy. And the names, you know, just going through and jotting down names that of people who have get it to a players from other teams that I may have had eight conversations with in a handshake line at the end of our two games in our league. are their coaches, coaches from other leagues, junior coach, junior teams, junior coaches, your league and in particular, you know, it's just been it's been unbelievable. It's been overwhelming as well hearing from players, you know, whether they played for me back when I was at Fredonia as an assistant. Our state players are certainly, you know, the Brockport community has been unbelievable for us and the support that we're getting, not just made but my family with the you know, the go frond me, is great and obviously that number is overwhelming and you know, obviously it will come in handy at at the end of you know, and when bills have to be paid. But just the local community, you know, people showing up at our door, you know, handing off meals and, you know bringing, you know, whatever we might need and you know, people have offered to pay for our, you know, snow plowing and stuff like that, whatever we need. It's been it's been crazy. It's been unbelievable. I'm so thankful to be part of a such a special community here in...

Brock Court, but also the the greater hockey community, you know, from all over all walks of life has been Graham here and I've heard from alums from other programs, from the S. no idea what these people are, but they're just reaching out saying they're thinking of you. And you know, with what's support like that, how can you not step up and fight, you know, the good fight. And you know most most people know me as a as a, you know, kind of a wacky Boston Irishman and we're all kind of a strange breed. So they know I'm going to fight like he can. You know, looking forward to getting through these treatments. I mean week two right now, so still not feeling too bad. You know, it's an aggressive treatment that you know, in the next couple of weeks I know there's going to be some tougher days but you know, with the with you know, all the support that I've gotten from from the hockey world, we're going to go into this thing and battle and dig in the corners and we come out on the other side. We'll we'll look forward to getting back behind the bench and you know, you of our league support. I can speak for all the players, coaches organizations. And let's wrap up with more of a hockey question now, because I did set the table with this one for you with the email I didn't want to put you too much on this spot, but this last question, because you have committed so many players from our league. What's funny is there isn't one yet this year. You mentioned you do have some kids you looking at, but there's been at least one every season since the league has formed. So the question really is, if you had to go start and ehl line up from all the players that you've had, that you've brought in, who would you sent out there? For three ehl forwards, to ehl defenseman and one goaltender to start the game for you? Well, you know, thinking about that, and I mean goldtending's easy. Coleburg would be our starter. You know, we've just goaltending hasn't been the one that's been the one position out of your league we haven't done a great job with. Cole was kind of a starter, although currently we have three Hl alms on our on our roster, but we haven't seen them play much. I was gonna I gonna say aiden's a sophomore for us. Played played a handful of games last year. I did a great job as a freshman and we expect great things Dylan Wheemer as a freshman this year. From the East Coast Wizards. Were excited about what he potentially brings to the table. And then Nolan Eggbert, who I think was your goalie of the year a few years back, you know, transferred in this year, so we got three in the stable. We're excited about what they all do, but unfortunately I haven't had a chance to see him play yet this on defense, I think easy choice would be Ryan Romeo. Ryan's are captain this year and you know, we would love to have him back next year. I felt like he was kind of snubbed on the all American vote last year. He was clearly the best defenseman in our league and you know, it just first first team all conference. Just didn't get the the national look and you know, easy choice for any controls the game and as a as a great player. Obviously the players voted him and as captain as well the other defense but I think I go with Chris Paulini, you know, but out of the monarchs as well. Big Tall, you know, lanky defensive defenseman. Had had a really good career for us. Just Good Locker Room Guy, funny both on and off the ice, just kept our our team at ease and, like I say, love to throw the body around up front was a lot tougher. I think we've brought in some really good forwards from your league. I'll start with hunter laslow, just graduated last year. I had had a great career for us. Again, what hunter brought to our team off the ice was unbelievable. To year captain and it was kind of the glue of our locker room, just whatever we needed. He's won all the coaches awards, the the brock port, the citizen of the Year Award, Ur Tim Panic Award, you know, which easy decisions. Doc Jenceler, who just graduate, played for Sorella when they were with Hartford and you know, doc was a it was a key's a little guy and you know, just had a knack for getting under the opponent's skill skin. But he also came up with some really big GIG goals and had a great career. And then Ryan Cangis, you know, was probably one of the first guys we got from your league back in the old Hartford, both pack days, and came in and you know, had a had a great, great career. Was Really instrumental at a time where we had some really good seniors learn something from some of the best, you know, that we've had in our program and just had a great, great run and unfortunately, I mentioned, kind of an injury took out his career at the end. And then, if I could just kind of throw a fourth in, their Mitch Parsons, who's going to be a junior force this year now. Mitch has been really good for two yeears. Played for the for Lyndy, you know,...

...now in Connecticut, and you know, it's just again we were he's done unbelievable work this year and we were excited to see what he was going to bring to the table kind of in his opportunity to break out mode. You know now that laslow and Jenceler and Hutchins and those guys have moved on. You Know Mitch as a guy that we were going to rely on a lot this year. So those would kind of be the top of the list. But you know, I'm not gonna lie. I think this year's class brought eight guys in from your league, you know, this year, and you know there's some top talent comming that are that are freshman this year that we're super excited about and you know they're going to you know, if you ask me this question in for years. I would expect some of these four guys, are these eight guys, to be on that list moving forward. Oh, we can make a note of that for sure. So I didn't want to put you on the spot too much with that part of it because I wanted you to be able to look up and see what you wanted to do. But the part that I do want to put you in the spot for is if you had to also bring an ehl coach on the bench with you for that game. Not that the single one out, but I know you let you you enjoyed them all. But if there is one coach that you've really had a great rapport with over the years, who would join you for that one game? Well, I got I guess Chris Sarella would be, you know, the top of the list. Rich DiCaprio right there with them. Those two guys are something special and you know we have great conversations, you know, about hockey, about not hockey. You know, throughout you know they they both reach out to you know, I'm sure not just me, they stay involved and what their players lives are doing. You know, you long after they leave their programs. You know, you know we had a player is a senior this year fight for Chris. You know, need to kind of a kick in the pants and you know last year and Chris, you know, hey, I had that conversation with him and over the summer and you know when the kid kind of called and was like yeah, I think I'm getting a raw deal and you know, Chris kind of set them straight and you know, and then the kid comes back and changes a bunch of habits and, you know, get some self back into the lineup every night and it's doing things the right way. So the relationship those guys have with their players, not just while they're coaching them but long after, even when we're coaching them. The support is there a hundred percent. But but Chris and I kind of go way back. We got a long history together and you know, I just think we're two of the same type of coaches. You know, we're fiery guys. You know, I think we get a lot out of our players and we like to see our players be successful both on and off the ice, and that's genuine from Chris as well. So I can't thank him enough for the support he's given not just me but our program through the years to to help us, you know, when you know maybe a kid is torn between a couple of schools, you know, I know that Chris is, you know, doing his best to kind of help us out in those situations to win some of those recruiting wars as well. And you've been such a big supporter of our league and, like I said, you were one of a number of coaches of restuff, but I wanted to have you on right away. So I appreciate you coming on the PODCAST. I wish you the best of luck in this fight that you are are taking on now and you know that you have our full league support right behind you. So thank you very much. I appreciate it. They and you guys keep talking a lot of the show. Is a fun thing to watch. Thank you. Thanks again to Brian Dickinson for coming on the podcast this week. He's always been a huge supporter of our league. As they mentioned in the interview, no players have committed to brockport yet this season, but that will definitely change and that would mean that every single year, you know, we've had at least one commit go to brockport and, as you heard coach Dickinson mentioned, he's got a lot of kids coming in this year that he hasn't even had a chance to see play yet, but he has a good feeling about each and every one of them. But with that, let's bring in the e crew guys. Every week I say we're kind of moving another week forward, but I have very interesting things to point out with each and every one of you to start off this episode. Oh, let me go right ahead. Let's say. I always try to I figure out how I want to introduce you, but I have things to talk about with each and every one of you. I like this. So let's start with Jeff Mills, a broadcaster in the League. Jeff, I mentioned it to wrap up last week. We'll start off this week. You called a wizards game which was the first non Neil Raven Wizards broadcast in the history of broadcasts. What what is you think of my platform? Well, Neil, it's good. It's good. So, I mean I texted you and I was like, Neil, this thing's rock and rolling to I need to like lock the wheels, and you're like yeah, lock the wheels, it should be good. I lock the wheels, still rocking and rolling up. There have to kind of yet a wide stands going and then maybe that was it.

It was too narrow. You kind of just turn. Yeah, so my six one, two hundred and fifteen pound frame was I think the boys were getting a couple of chuckles of me up there. They were like what the heck is he doing all the way up there? And actually to let you know, to the trainer. So I think I text you this. He said I can't remember a wizards game that Neil wasn't here and I said well, sir, that's because that never happens. This is the first time ever. Goes, Oh, no, way, really, Yep, this is the first non Neil Rabbit Wizards game and I think I plug that once a periods while the fans of home. Dude, yeah, that's funny. I miss rid. I Miss One game. One right. I go back on the platform today and Jack Johansson Goes, Oh, nice of you to show up. One game. Gave it scored while I was there. He was Jack, put a nice little puck in the back of the net on that game too, for my fantasy points. One game. Nice of you to show up. That's incredible. That's so Jack. That's a sterical she actually it's like kind to real nice kid and the parents hid's. They gave me some depths to after the second period when I got to way back to the line, I got down, I was like, all right, boys, let's go. What's kind of Ye, that's funny. Did you notice there's like there's no netting where you're standing right there is the player comes around with the player comes around the net and like just shoots it like it's coming into your face. Yep, there's a couple times it's like well, I like to say on them like Oh, pub leaning over the ice. Let's back up a little bit. Hey, but you've called Games where I call him at the avalanche to there's no net there at all. So pockets hit that back window behind me and then bounce back forward. So you got to be alive in this league if there's really yeah, I that to the ceilings in between all my stop colleges. I had two pucks within two minutes span the other day of my broadcast. One I backhandedly kind of deadnitness. The other one I just kind of zigged out of the way. So yeah, that's that was a fun little set up you got there, you know, but it works and I kind of like that for you I said that. Certainly, game was like, this is dangerous, but this is fun. Now I have to ask one question about it, because you know, when I broadcast Games, I always most fans know who's going into what direction. I say, you know, wizards going from right to left in your screen. Yea, did you say that? Because the cameras on the other side. And then I get myself all confused. So I failed the people at home. Then I forgot. It's on the other side. I thought it was. Actually I thought it was the one yar the penalty boxes. That's far live barn on the cameras on the other side. All right, so I'll my hockey teavings. Are Very sorry. I lied to you. You must have been like, is this opposite day? He said left to run it. Think I go right to left. See do what was talking about. So that won't happen again when I fill in for you on the sixteen. Yes, no, roles, you're missing another one. Jack Joeansl going to rose. You know you've been it's two games. You're fired. No, I can wait for the hello. I get that game. Oh so, so I had a few things that I wanted to introduce. Pretty heart our rinks. Had reporter with and I had them arts down, but then they all got pushed away with a message that I received literally. We got we got on the record at what time? So we got under record around six and thirty. I got a message at fifteen. This trump's everything else that I was going to possibly say. I'M NOT gonna be wicked kid. This picture sent to me. Oh Heck yes, I'm a Max Phillips. His Father Pete, who has mens. I think allow. Almost all of us are friend all of us on every single social media that you might dies. Twitter. Wait, please, Frank Kyle, please Frank Kim with kind addle Vicky mckenn on facebook at how we CANNA. I need to get through reading this without laughing. Sound on, Jeff. There are two things that come to mind about this all star photo. One, I did not know the amish host of the game this year to Nope, just that one thing. Wow, because he's commenting on his son's Grizzly Adams. Did be like beard. I love it. It was right. Yes, I mean my cathine actually Phillips. That's a good point, Kyle. He does look like Ryan'll Riley sometimes when I speak. He Max. He's a king. We all know I love Matt Riley. Good pick of Oh my God, that's Max Phillips. Is Ryan and I was younger brother. You heard here. I did not know the Amish hosted. Well, maxis sad that at Ryan O riot. Please see if he tweets back. Yes, yes, yes, let's do it now. We're just cratty. I think you should do it. Maybe he'll I think. I feel like I did it then. O'riley probably like good call. Okay, right of car style. Mckinna, no queen, and that's kind of the kind of our show. Beat rider. Kyle the cheesesteak is in the far real rear view, being at mirror now, because now we have a pizza review. How did it go with...

...the eighty sevens? I mean, I'm going to need ten minutes for this. God, buckle him. Buck were do you like? Where do you want me to be young? I would like to Joe Gercio was I recommended him for the segment. What did we think? Okay, so I have to also thank Brittany for that and for Brittany and governor mills, because we didn't win the election. Sir, we gotta show once an episodes interlect, but they also helped me out. Maybe the Trivia question, just saying thank you. Those all bread it. Well done, Brett. What are you? What did jam my flow brother from another Joe Gerco, he's a beauty kit's in real o Burgindy, Gercio, him and his news team show up at es Zito as a man is squand and they're completely gems. Are Great, dude. WHO's there? Side? Georgie was there and I saw colpack was there. Who loved it was a Cokak Herdsburg and paying Jones the videos of her. So Joan Ron Jones was on the camera the entire time and he was like the most day. He's wearing like a Onzi and really, dude, you're not even in the video. So I don't know why that happened, but I have to say. So I show up to Espositos and for some reason I always saw his name was garrisio. It's Curcio. Yeah, I tell you every broadcast it's wrong, but that's what he let you have. So it's just it's in my head. It's whatever. It's Garcio. So I show up and he's like yeah, like we want to do it at twelve o'clock on Sunday and I'm like okay, like kind of want to do it like one or two. He's a cool it gets dark early. I'm like, Oh my God, okay, I want to clock in the aftermos. You're gonna plays on your part. I later found out I saw my rollerblaze in the trunk. I should have joined them. That would actually been a cool video segment. Oh Dude, they've played down the shore. All right, your part too. We know. I show up. I show up at Espositos. I've actually I've never been there. It's about twenty minutes south from where I'm out on the churchy shore, and I kind of felt like nervous and like flusherdome. So like I was like on the go, bumbl date or something, because I've never, I've never liked met this guy. Like I show up and I'm like, esposito's a looks closed be none of the sevens are clearly around and and he didn't answer my text. He answer my phone call. So I'm like, wow, I just got catfish. Just got a lot of hanging. Yes, Oh my God, what when girls catfishes? You UN start of that on top of that, there's like eight like kids were like thirteen, all like their buttikes, like circling outside and like skateboarding. So I have like this like biker gang skateboarder being a baling on outside. Eventually, I just you know, whatever. Garcio doesn't answer. It's okay. I'm like, I'm sure he's on his way or again getting catfish. So I walk inside is bustos kind of surprised at they're roping because it's like pitch black inside, and I woke up to the front counter. I just Saiday, you know, it's two young ladies working and just today. You know, I just want to let you know I'm with a junior hockey team were video. Just want to give you like a heads up, like right, like what's you in your hockey and like they kind of looked at me like literally, like it's this kid, like what is this? Kids like okay, because I'm wearing like a Charlie Brown sweater, if you didn't notice. And Oh, yeah, yeah, we are Christmas themed. So there is this good. Okay. So it was a it was an interesting start for Garcio eventually called me in the phone. As a kick. I like will be there eventually and you're not. Kind of all, the pizza was good, a little dry, could have been a little warmer, but overall, I know that place is good pizza and eat seven's. Thank you, because the kids were fantastic, Joe Burgundy, Garrisio and the news team, the news boys. Maybe the fact that that group of kids was the news team concerns me deeply, but that like that, those are my boys. That's the new team. I'm telling you right now. So it Mas one house my opinion, so I appreciate it. Thank you, nice, very good. Well, doney seven, well done with our big long introduction for all of us, because it was a lot of talk about this. I had started guy seen this set, but it wasn't just you can. I had other things I wanted to talk about, because we a lot to talk about this week. I come on, come on. My movie comment was incredible. Move we we talked about Christmas movies, housing lot of cricket. Sou was good those. I was like wine Quin. We talk about a lot of we say chap. We always tyles said what's your favorite movie, and I wrote back, I'm Jewish, what else? And then I wrote the movie. That's favors drop. That's a good movie, absolutely Jewish. I haven't seen that one yet. What did this about? Of course, of course we celebrate Chris Maca and my house Chris were good guys, a combination of the two. But with that, wait, UNA starts tomorrow, on the day of the podcast dropping.

Look at me. Oh, come on, get anybody shocked? I knew that. I kind of am. But get up and I get like credit for being like an honorary Jew for like thirty seconds. Yes, Oh, okay, now he's family. Mr Rabbit home will thank you for bringing it up pretty listen. I also like to facebook post today for his dental practice. He's auctioning off, or like raffling off some cool dental stuff. So I was a rabbit. I told my dad. I was like, if these kids want to keep wearing half shield, you could get a lot of business. Absolutely, you can get a lot of business everywhere. Why? I'm up to me and get them done. Go see Mr Ravan. I said we can do it. We could do league wide mouth guards. Be Good. That's had his name right across the teeth, but that would be doing. But with that now we will start making our way around the show. It's time for this week segment of around the e show, and around the show is brought to you by the junior hockey podcast, your home for junior hockey news, knowledge and nonsense. Check them out at tjh podcastcom. We're going to start down south boom, because that was a big time upset for the apple core. Over the eighty sevens we had the becker shocker of the year. That's almost it's almost fell off the platform. When I asked when, whoever it was, the text of that out. I was like Whoa go or go and wait. We have a man in a few parts about that game, Michael was Azras, the coach the apple core. Every now and then he gets a little animated on the bench and and and we're okay with it. We like passionate, fiery coaches. Tell me a coach that isn't fighter in this league really and anything. He got kicked out of Erklnd of you get them going. So brownie feels up, seen a miss, chill, Brown seeming browns always someone yelling okay, continue. Sorry, Eric Lint of the showcase, Brownie Hill, Eric Lynn at the first showcase the year before you got into the League. Brittany when he got oils and door and when he got so mad at the Zamboni driver that he pulled the Zamboni driver off and did it himself. Oh Yeah, I've heard this story like like legendary. But what here's a new want to say sixteen seventeen, sixteen seventeen of the monarch showcase. But with the with Litzera, he got he got kicked out of the game. And you can put another adult in the building on the bench during a game. It's the way that the rules written. So they were. Obviously was a little bit of delay. I had the asked the Apple Court to take a couple tweets down because we were trying to figure out what's going on. I was calling a game, they're calling me, they were calling Gino. We finally get a guy to take Laz Azarre spot on the bench and it's his friend that's driving the Zamboni that day at Jersey shore arena and he gets on the bench and he mixes up the forward lines like he chase you, chasing up himself, and then they win the game. You know who the Guy was? No, but he's hues, he's a half going. He's always brother coaches in the any or used to coach the way George Ablin's brother. Yeah, there's a real ship there with the have ONS or the guy. There's an antil relationship there. So this guy who's driving the same bony these think it's almost a Disney potential Disney movie for the AHL. No, he's so good. This guy money, he knew what he was doing. Stick that Spet Eric Writer. I don't know. Wouldn't play the NHL for some years. Do they have a connection? And did, but yeah, he did well. Like the point games eighty seven, it felt like, okay, the Apple Coret jump out tolely. The age sevens are going to come back in this game eventually, but they just never got close enough to really make it seeing like the game was in doubt and this guy mixed up a few forward combinations and and they picked up a few more goals because about it. That's wild. It's that is likely a movie purpose. As long as this is the backup goalie hall to play Centers. Something like what are you doing, dude? Hey, yeah, you go. And I have to ask the question because we asked about so many teams, like like, who really are the apple core this week's this week's addition of who are I don't certain name here. I don't know, because they play well against Maryland, but they don't play as well against the little fires. But they beat the eighty seven's like it. least a protect lose the protect and like. Didn't they beat the hosses? Yes, yeah, like and like. That conference crazier that conference now, like even with one lost, the first regulation loss of the season for the sevens. And of course their point streak stops at seventeen, which is still very impressive. They're still the best team in that conference. It's one loss there. They're in first place, far and away done. But when you look at second through six, twenty points, twenty points, nice points, nineteen...

...points, eighteen points, dude, every damn shuffling. Oh My. Actually have a funny quote to read break in regards to the thing. Alo asked me to do something for the all stars and he goes, I think we only had three. That's when we were quote, that really good last place team and quote, and that's a that's what mean. They love emails from today that was the end, not even through a text. That's the email. Email is like way more official than text to. Oh yeah, right, so I cried laughing at that. So yeah, speaking of the Yes, we just show how deep the comments is becoming. They did a full one hundred and eighty, but then the eighty seven, as we mentioned, they played five games and are sorry. The little fires played five games of the eighty sevens early on and they've really taken care of business with a number of other matchups since then. And then they bring back Mikey G and Papa Ford for to the year from the twenty eighteen thousand nine hundred and feen plf girl, one thousand eighteen nineteen is alive. She's well, get up and and they're the second best team in the conference again. So last time we also Mikey was the frozen finals. Yeah, that was they were finals that. You weren't there eighteen. Yes, yes, that's when they lost on the avalanche and the PT blows to the same day. Sorry, wow, alos along. So I'M gonna get a ratchet. That was it was a take off thing. It was a tough day. It was a tough day to be of little for iron nuts. All right, can't one of them all. Yeah, although that's the ones you want to win, but that's okay. We're going to move on. It's but I think again, I as of this minute, they are probably the second best team in that conference. Yeah, I could change. Things change pretty quickly throughout this league, very quickly on a diamond, feels like, but I'm not in the MAC. Yeah, yes, I'M gonna go with them being the second best team in that conference right now, today, heading into the holiday break. Me Too. When we come out of the holiday break, I have no idea, but as of today, I'm gonna go with them. Anyone else agree with Neil and I? Anyone knows agree with the president and the Vice President? Does the other does the other side wantage with us? Now, peel us. That's the second best team. I just got kicked off, so I just got welcomed back in. Yeah, second best team. Do you agree or just agree? Go in the conference, in the conference. Yes, yeah, I mean he was a best friend of mine, though, so I guess we canna The Philadelphia a little fires. Do you give me gear? During the food review, they sevens did who lets a dog Adam hoolie. What you have to say? You know how, you know how when I write. You know how when I type in the description of these podcasts. I can type in the time for when certain things happen. Maybe actually click on it in spotify. It takes you to that spot. Adam, who with the dogs out, whoi loves that right. So I'm going to say in the description this week kyle calls out eighty seven for not getting here and then put in the exact time that this happened and he'll go straight to it and be like okay, what's Kyle's address? Or that's the closest ring to you, right, Kyle? It is. Yeah, I go it up, just the same. Rings a day play on those seam Walker rooms. I was in their voice. Wait, mom has plays at that rink. They did. Yeah, did I say it right? You did. I'm sorry to say, Moma's for some people like mom, mouth mom about it, Wallpo, Wapo Express. I don't want make fun of me, I understand, but ifting up to the New England conference, we don't really need to talk about the Rangers are or avalanche this week. Now they we can put that in description. To Nea refuses to talk about Rangers are avalance. This week. I'll put Chris at rich. I'll put the time stand for that one as well, because they just keep winning. Right now, for now, rangers, five in a row, avalanche, four in a row, walpole. What I want to point out for them, they've won four in a row, Nin out of the last ten. Obviously a very hot team. They have a huge stretch coming up here the day we've read it off, please, the day we drop this podcast. It begins a seven game in this is man, this is quick math. Hold on, not for me. Seven Games and in ten days and eleven days, Eleven, eleven days. Do any games on the weekend? One to three games in the weekend? Wait, can you read them off? I want to know. I want the weekend. Get into the whole sketchule. We only care, we only care. Yeah, I only care. What the weekend? Okay, so Sunday, December, thirteen against the seahawks. Have...

Robin at thirty. Oh, get up. Saturday, the nineteen against the wizards, at Robin at six. Sunday against the Warriors, the twenty, Rodman, twelve thirty. So there's your lots of gaps and Endos to how many of those are you calling deal? I don't know. All a bunch of games for I don't know able but cody. Cody just said, I want to get through these seven games and make it the holiday break. Right now it's only care about. But it's a very interesting conference because I call wizards game that snaps their six game losing streak and rich DiCaprio has been pouring out a lot to me how he thinks that team is getting ready to turn things around. And they've added the number of eighteen. You players, recently. Blanchard, hello, don't forget about him. He was I hadn't forgot. I was starting in the name them. Actually, all right, they've been eighteen. You though, like prep school or they were some playing prep school. And there was something places number five, I believe. Yes, card blanchard around. WHO's going? Who's going to Colby? They added men, one by FUSCO, who's going to Harvard? They added Peter Fredi's who's going to Williams? I think that's what it was. And there was one we're all intelligent at the wizards. The wizards books and and and they beat a WHO SIAHAWKS team to beat a seahawks team today that I was trying to figure out, like how is this seahawks team called? There's another team. What are they like bine a nine and ten and two, and I'm like trying to figure out how they have got to that point and I want you to hear. Obviously, the to shootout overtime losses are obviously by a goal, but the non shoot all overtime losses ready three goals, two goals, two goals, three goals, one, one, two, one, one. And then today was the first time they've ever lost all season by more than three. They're in every game because, again, like you said, they gotta blame more and you get Payton during you at the two veteran goalies and they're keeping the minute. That's a good Combo. And I just called one of their games. They just lost a Wallpole by one goal. That gave, I do ye wall pole vibes as and we need to score some goal vibes. Yeah. Well, the Games against wall pole this season. Bill knows that. He told me he's trying to reevent the way I was trying to add new guys in. You know, he's added a lot of different names in and out in the last couple of weeks and trying to see what sticks. So the loss is against Wallpole was the one on Thanksgiving with an empty netter. So that's kind of like to one, two, one and then and then are two that wee can also that's Sunday night gave me like they're in every game. So like I know their list of that ten and two, but I'd watch that team if they start to get a few more goals. You know, balances here and there. That record is going to flip around and it's a really I pointed out before the how tight than Matt Conference is with their points. Yeah, you have the Rangers and the avalanche at third and thirty one, Wall Pole kind of in between at twenty five. But then even from there it's the same thing. Twenty points for the Seahawks, sixteen for each the wolves and the Spartans, twelve for the lumbridge acts railers and wizards and and the warriors, routine that we touched on this podcast last week, a team that's getting hot a little bit also. So I think that conference kind of has the same parody. Oh, pretty sure where? Yeah, stop, I don't know how to spell parody from top of that was the theme of last year. Yeah, so it's I agree. I think that that's a huge thing new and we're starting to kind of behind the scene start to get some scheduling stuff set for the second half. Looks some sort of maybe keep this format that we've been keeping where you play within your state for the final two months, but a just if things get better. But that's we're trying to figure that out right now. But right now it's let's get through the Games. So we have between now and winner break, get to winner break, hit, reset, come back. Not to say, though, the points down the stretchy before Christmas are important. We on this podcast when Kyle was not with US last year we pointed out how crucial every point proved to be for the Walpole Express last year when they finished as the fifth seed, and how to play a play in game against the sea coach Spartans. One more point and they held the tie breaker over the seahawks and they would not have been in that play in game. So every one of these Games is really critical and it shows you how. Look at the seahawks every game. One goal, two goals, you're right there and those points are huge. That was a good point earlier. New about the wizards too. I mentioned that in the first ever Neil Ravens broadcast for the wizards the other day plug because, like we said, they're one of those teams that they do this every year. They startled slow, slow,...

...slow, and then by this point in time is when they pick it up. So, like you said, and that conference, that's what it's going to be all about. Points are right there. You want a couple games, you shoot all the way up to where the wolves are. You shoot up to fifth place, like there's so much room right there. It's so, so tight that you're exactly you're right. It's every game is just as important as the next. And speaking of points, we're going to get to fantasy right now, because a lot has taken place and I haven't been able to really fully update you guys today, but it's pretty scary what what's taken place. So with that that's for sure, let's get to what to watch for before we wrap things up, here's what to watch more this week in the east show, and for that it's time for the ecrew fantasy challenge, brought to you biber too, cheese brick, I'ven pizza and Pasta, your home for authentic Italian dishes, catering and group dining. Check out their party pizzas and specials at Fort Cheesecom. I'm going to say a sentence and I'm going to love this sentence. I'm gonna mute myself because I'm going to start swearing my head off. Oh I am in third place. Wow, ladies and gentlemen, I might not be in first, but I'm not in last. So that means I'm in second, because Jeffson first. Get all, I know you. Yes, Hey, jeff is king, cool kids hanging on the basement. Picking Mick Michael was the best pick you made. Yeah, George, macmichael has been dynamite for you since this started. Three what games? Won? Six goals against. Ninety two saves, not twenty four point four points. That is the difference. That's why you have two hundred and ninety four point eight. Who like? Can you like? Yeah, can you read the totals? So, Jeff, is that every jeff is that ninety four point eight, and that includes ninety five point four so far in the end, this new segment of the fantasy challenge. My Jesus, Brittany, is that two hundred and seventy seven point two leads all four of us, with ninety nine point two so far on her team. Yeah, would love to thank B JR in the we're not we're not giving we're not getting shutouts right now. I need to keep it some time. It's I am at two hund seventy point four, with fifty five point two points, and all I have to point out is that Tyler Bona, paine, Braden, Patricia Egan, spent, Max Phillips, Brendan to Marco Declin Bronte, and they've been reducing. Have not played a game for me yet. Okay, you all right, so that comes funny. I'll give yourself a pan of the back. Then gots. You got some good point production from very few players. And Kyle Michael Leva, my came. Oh my God, he's got the two goals, six assists. I think I saw. Is that two hundred and sixty four, and he himself, Kyle, has eighty seven points so far in this segment of the All Star Challenge. So my pressing. That's game. Michael Leva has four goals, six assists. Three of those points came on the power play and one game winner. All Right, that kid, Eis that goods did he is arrested. And now the same three starts that you have jeff that, Mike McMichael is one, all three of them. Payton Duran has three starts for Kyle, with a hundred and one saves and one win. You flip a few of those goals against a round for two more wins as plus eight points. The whole thing, the whole thing is different. But what do you take Kyle? Kyle has twenty eight points with Leva, eleven with Kyle Patton and seven are you have patted too with Duran, like and any he kyle has a number of players that haven't played yet either. So let's coint on Colin Bella, let's Pall, let's point out some more winters coming people. I'M NOT gonna put some pucks in there. Yes, and it's not just jeff that, or it's not just McMichael, for Jeff that has all the points based in Palmers. That's right. Thank you. New Nine point four so far. The week that you got to sub in Yaka cubic. Yes, not to seven. Thank you. The week. Do you get this old Ryan clear with the goal to what's up? What's we that you got the sub in Lorenzo Marcleen. He got to eleven points and then it's really consistent. Ryan Bailey with eight, Donnie Felton with six all yes, Al Ben, he's a beauty. Jason Riscouse, he was seven when Dennan Stewart was seven. And then you flip over to Brittany's team and she hasn't even really got a lot yet out of the number one overall pick. Yeah, what the Hell? KSUDA, he's only Gott he's only got became a power playoffs. It's like old, thanks. Oh, you know, that's a pretty hard curse. He's like all pretty picked me. I'm gonna go sleep good night. Well, they also I've only played one game. Yes, and then fourteen points for Nathan young arresting. Yes, tell ten points for shape, for a, nine for sea wagon, twelve for Johansson. Can we go back to...

...the month when Johanson didn't have any points? Told my dog absolutely listen, at least some people listen when I picked them. And he's won. I mentioned that neal to him the other day. Said Hey, Jack, after he scored those like heels, gonna be very happy that you're not contributing on the offensive, and he went to because what I was like that goal and he's like, Oh yeah, he's like yeah, he's started laughing. Obviously I told him it was coming. It's coming. But what what I like about this is it can flip like that. Right and and obviously we have a few more stage shutdown. So this is not me coming on here as a third place, fourth place all stars segment loser coming to post some of you guys, but you feel the old time feeling. I think you guys liked this format enough to extend it through January. Oh, I love it. Wait till the whole month of January, the whole month of January. But I'm going to already the plan. Well, we talked about we're gonna, I'm thinking about extending it through January and February. But here's how we're going to do it. That's a long time. Right now you have nine skaters, six defensemen and two goalies, who are in correct. You have a sub for each yep, in the month of January we're going to make it a lineup. You're going to add in three forwards, so you have twelve forwards total. So we're maybe the whole team. You're going to add four lines. Maybe you're going to add in to D to make it eight defensemen total, and then you're going to get it. And then you're going to have to solidify two goalies. No SUPS. Okay, to make it a lime cheetit up. What's it up? What's his name? Monty Mont you get my line, cheat, ruddy and buddy. So, but but if we then continue, because why I don't know about January, is I don't want to get to January, and then we have the thing about this pandemic, because we don't know what's happening right there could be more shutdowns. It's than that. So maybe we continue it again in February, but you have to then take your January line up and cut it back down because of the in real life we have the roster freeze, but in but in the fantasy, we can incorporate our own roster freeze. So'd you're getting really here's I'm not going to put you on the spot right now to approve this every question. We're going to make this motion through. Justin like it's an official vote and you have time to all process. Doesn't think about it. You're raising your hand for a question. Yes, so say you picked. I want use an exampleoks. That's a little bit rude. So you picked forward x? Yeah, sure, say you picked kyle as your forward, like originally he was part of the all SAR, but then he sucks. So can he? Can you dish him out for somebody? Once we roster freeze, you essentially look at your roster and take away the subs and then, and then in January, you're going to add three foard's raw. Yes, we're going to remove any other players that have been entered for the season or whatnot, and now we're going to draft the rest of the remaining now empty slots for whomever we want. Yes, but there's no subs. So when you have this way, so we're not going to have a insert team named whole scratch squad on the side. No. So I'm sure we know what we're gonna get. We're going to get to the end of the month. We're going to look at Brittany's team or we're going to look at I do believe one of your goalies is out for the season with an injury. Right, look at Whoo, whoo. Who I have dinner coming to me while I'm on because is right. Yes, Nicky, who's wait, who's my goalie? Can you tell me how I will. I will exchange those details offline. Okay, sorry, it's it by lace HIPPA. So really to woo HIPPA is a Healthca we can't really say what it's like. When someone test pots that for covid you can't know who it is because it violates their privacy. So what I'm saying, though, is we're gonna figure out how many empty slots each one of us has, which which could mean just add the three forwards, add the to D and You're done. Wouldn't it be add to forwards and like one d because you're inserting the substitute? Did you just explain? And I wasn't up to that. You can pick us up to. You could pick yourself to too. Okay, well, you're gonna have to now draft them. So at the end, wouldn't it make more sense if we just add them on? It would, it would, but I want, I want somebody else to be able to steal that sub from you. Screw people, get out of here. You should have picked up as your SOB. That's not my problem. That's not my call. Yes, news, Yellow Lose. Why? I like by Florida, my Defenseman, and Calcoollen carnbons, all so I was gladly keep them. Yeah, I really don't have you guys ever had shaken bait chicken, because I just got yes dinner delivered to me on the podcast. This is going to be dynamite fake and you get some race on the side potatoes, pretty got,...

...it's true. Review. Voodooo, that's a huddle. She can be good. Mesh like a hundred degrees. Some yeah, thin cheese on the side of being way Wayne. Now maybe some beat beans. It's like a mass potato with some Calli of flower and Broccoli like hidden inside of it. So you're like that's bad your house, y'all. I'll drive up tomorrow night. Let you go. The CAULI, flower and Broccoli are like, Oh, you're healthy, but then the mass potatoes like no, you're not. Like whatever, Neil and Vicky make me dinner. It's honestly pretty good. Thank you. That was that was one of the nicest things you ever said about me. That was one of them's some corn and peas over there too. But you know who's the real stiff? Is it yours, a victor? Is it a team for well, nils, good on the grill. I will confirm. Oh, I look well out there. I cook well outside and Vicki cuts well inside. So that's the same tide. Beautiful. Love it. How was I? Okay, what was that come? Cheese, all back and cheese. That's right, you said you made a really say to me, MAC and cheese. Is that the next show off the ice? Kyle makes it. Of the three of US rate it, you know, you know, it's funny. Brought that up. I'm open to suggestions and whoever is next, I'll give some do it. It's good publicity. If the show wants to do it, okay, together for I don't know, pretty cold, like it, little cool hangary. Yes, friends giving, but late, yeah, something like that. Right. The with the with the fantasy challenge, it's as I'm sorry, I brought in food to distract all of us. With the fantasy challenge, though, essentially the way it's, the way that I'm looking at it is this year's ehl schedule. We've kind of had to go with it on the fly. We're going to kind of go with the fantasy on the fly also and make sure that we're having fun. Only do it, and I'm not making this proposal because my guys haven't played, but I want to make sure that each of you gets to use every single one of year all stars as well. So we'll figure we'll figure out more the details offline in the high chat in the group. Yes, yes, which so funny. Justin got so rattled on Tuesday because Justin the one day takes off our Tuesdays and he loves to go like go karting and he has he has a car where the text message is like play on his screen and for some reason all of his like individual text conversations were muted, but not the group text and he couldn't switch it. So the group tax was like Ping, Ping, Ping, Ping, Ping. He's like, Oh my God, it was. I almost let's go with you on almost right to text him, but like for something about hi. I need the graphics please, and like it got read by the car and not him, and I'm like sitting at like patiently today. Mike. Okay, so Justin. Still hasn't seen the ground. Like help, somebody, help me out. I don't want to ask because I feel weird. Somebody Hell New Justin. I'm sorry, I shouldn't be, but man, it was so funny. So, but with that, we have more games this week. Guys, by the time we get on again we should have jeff second wizards broadcast, so we'll have to get an update on the platform. Your platform. Maybe, maybe bring one of those like rope belts so you can like strap yourself to the back bar, like you said. I'm just gonna DO Wade still company who makes the freaking pedestal platform things kind. Guys. So I think your real walks aren't working or there's some type of like I don't know because I'm still rocking and rolling, but I cannot a white stance, neal wide stance, like the first thing you got to do when you walk an you got to emphasize your hello to Jack Johanson when you get there so you can see if bact. What's up like what? Can you get it on video? Please see us on twittered cry and we can find out how he how he just walked my Jack. What's up? He's be like, Oh, the Blubbara Ja, Oh my God. So enjoy the games this week, guys, and we will come back and do this all again next week. Nowdios, see your boors, see your girl. 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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