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The Next Step | Episode 55

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On this week's episode of the podcast I chat with Kyle Wallack (1:19), the Head Coach at Albertus Magnus College. We discuss last year's inaugural season at the NCAA Division III level, and what next step he's looking to see his program take. This week's episode also includes a special shoutout to Kyle "The Cheese" Romano (29:40), the son of Chris Cerrella, the Head Coach of the New Hampshire Avalanche. Our Around the #EShow segment breaks down a strong set of games from this past week (30:55), and furthers the debate over what division is the toughest in the EHL. As always, we put a bow on this week's episode with the latest update on the #ECrew Fantasy Challenge (1:04:25).

Welcome to the east show with Neil Raven. With over onezero NCAA commitments, the EH L 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 east show presented by the penalty box foundation. 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 catastrophic event. Learned more at penalty box foundation dot Org. What's up? My name is Neil Raven and this is episode number fifty five of the e show. On this week's episode of the PODCAST, I chat with Kyle Wallack, the head coach at Albertas Madness College. We discussed last year's a knockular season for him at the NCAA division three level and what next step he's looking to see his program take. This week's episode also includes a special shout out to kyle the Cheese Romano, the son of Chris Sorella, the head coach of the New Hampshire Avalanche. are around. The East shows segment breaks down a strong set of games from this past week and further's the debate over what division is the toughest in the EHL. As always, we put a bow on this week's episode with the latest update on the e crew fantasy challenge. I'm joined now by Kyle Walk The hat ice hockey coach at Albertas Madness College. Has It gone, Kyle? It's going great. All you know. I'm doing well. Thank you for coming on now. This was a long time coming. We had plenty of discussions. Dude, text that you wanted it to be your turn, so I appreciate you coming on the podcast now. I know I'm playing D or EF. We don't I when I am anymore, but I definitely wasn't the one spot. So glad I finally connect with you. So when this pandemic all started back in March, which seems like forever ago, where were things at with with your program? We were done with our season, being our first year being an independent last year we kind of condensed things where we were done and you know, maybe the Febboard ten range. So guys were, I think, actually on spring break at that time, so they were home and basically we just told them to stay home at that point and we kind of figured out times to come back and get your stuff and that sort of thing. But it was kind of a an we're going to turn this one week spring break into two and I didn't see too many guys being in Mexico at that point, but it was different kind of spring break for the boys. So and obviously, you know, I'm sure we both thought the same. We thought it was something that was going to come through and pass and a month, two months, and then everything would be fine for the next hockey season. But, as we all know, the time progressed and you haven't had a chance to play a game yet this season. When did that kind of reality, I guess you could say, set in and make you turn just fully towards recruiting? Yeah, I mean I feel like we're never not recruiting, but I guess, you know, I kind of had the thoughts of okay, by the end of the summer, with the way the science is going, and you know, just every day people learn more and more about, obviously what we're going through with this pandemic, that I thought probably by the end of the summer when kids are coming back, we might be able to get through this. And then it turns, you know, different ways each day. So you know, I guess we had a plan. We kind of figured we weren't going to play in the first half. We started practicing, we got delayed, shut down a bit, just kind of like everybody else, and now you know our return plan is. Actually our guys are coming back in this week test. We start testing again Friday and before we get into that back going yeah, before we get into this season now, obviously last season you finished with a record of eighteen and two, maybe not as high as you wanted it to be, but I know the conversation amongst the hockey community was that you did turn some heads because a lot of those losses were by Ugal or two goals and you were in a lot of games and as a first year program it was impressive in that regard. How frustrating was it to not be able to pick up right where you left off when you wanted to in an August, September, October, and you've had to wait till this point? Yeah, we probably lost every way possible last year, with ten seconds to go, with thirty seconds to go, and over time off a kneecap, I mean, you name it. I think part of the we probably lost a few more games than we should have. But to me it was about it was about building culture and making sure we're doing things the right way, you know, in in the classroom, in the community, on the ice. And we'll take a couple extra losses because we played some guys maybe a little bit too much early on, but it was kind of we got to figure out a group of, you know,...

...thirty new faces from all over leagues and countries, and you know, I think the dynamic changed in the second half for us. You talk about frustration. You saw it in the guy's eyes a lot of times, but we knew it was a building process. They knew it was a building process, but you know, you see there the relief almost when we won our first game, you know, but just the enthusiasm and the excitement in the boys and you know it was worth something and at that point in the second half we started to build. But we we were competitive every night. You know, we had maybe one or two nights get away from us and those were still close hockey games. I know there was one we were probably played our best first period of the year and we're down three nothing and you know, just out shot a team fourteen to five and it just, you know, it just how it happens. You know, but I think you'll win with older guys. I don't think you win with thirty freshmen and but you'll learn with them and I know we got a lot of guys that you definitely would go to war with and I think you know the the stunt moment where you'll we saw our guys this year for about couple weeks of practice and we you could see not just a three hundred and sixty, were about a hundred and twenty ahead of where we were last year. And just the depth alone and you guys knowing how to get from a to be day one, having an older upper class group, I guess, of Sophomores, that can help our first year's figure things out. So I think that's the biggest hindrance that we've seen. But you know, talentwise, you know the skill levels up, the depth is up. That's more competitive. But it's just about getting back on the ice and kind of working with these guys have developing each day to become a group. And how often have the players on this year's team said you, coach, could we just start already? Yeah, I think you know. It's by Zoom and everything else I think they're tired of seeing me on video calls, but it's just kind of keeping the group together, I think, because you got guys in western Canada, Eastern Canada, the western and the eastern us. So we're trying to more do that. I think they've been really good and you know, we took we talked about our controllables, that we you know, what you can control each day and that's just still working on getting better. And you know, we're not going to control when they put the ice down. We're not going control when the state lets a start or quarantine or a rule like. You know, it's just you go buy what we're being told. And though I think there's frustration for sure amongst them because you hockey players want to play a lucky and you know. But I haven't heard much on the complaint part, which is positive, and if you get to play a game obvious season, that would be a huge plus. Is there any downside, I guess you could say if it's only maybe two games, three games, five games, is there any downside of that or is it just, you know what, I still did something. Well, I guess one's better than none. And Yeah, you know right now that there's a the plan is we start back up. We our plan is to play February twelve you know, I think it's a twelve game type season. Now. We kind of came together as eight coaches of teams that leagues canceled with and you know, we spend a lot of time as coaches on zoom calls ourselves and you know, I told our guys like hey, we're we're working our tails off to get this done for you. You got to do the same thing and take care of yourselves and be safe and healthy and making sure we're doing things the right way. So we got a great plan together. Does is it going to work? I mean, you know, we're exactly you know, like I said, we're at the mercy of something that you can't see so exactly and have the players want to be ready to go as well. So you're obviously independent program I think that probably, in a year like this, has some positives and some negatives, but it overall, is the plan to have albertas in the future joint a conference. Well, we were set to go into the NHC this year and that that obviously got canceled on us. We were back to schedule and again, we're still in some talks with them where, you know, nothing's finalized. They was supposed to be in evaluation year and we obviously didn't get evaluated. So you know going forward, I mean I think it's just daytoday of what we want to do. I want to be personally around the best hockey schools we can be around and you'll join the proper league when the when the time comes to be around and associated with the right group. If we got to be independent, that Garzona states proven that you could do a pretty good thing being independent. Long Island University is going to be independent and there and they're showing really well. So you know, I don't mind playing the best schedule I can put together as an independent and just at the end of the day, you got to win hockey games and take care of business if you want to be in the national term. And I say positive because I asked this same question to Eric Sorens and there's obviously some division three conferences and schools that aren't allowed to go recru right now. We obviously know all of Division One can't. But by being an independent that's let you go out. Do you look at it from that perspective? Yeah, I mean I haven't thought about...

...it that way. I know some programs and guys are handcuffed you right now. We can really only go so far. We've been able to cover the east and we've been able to do some creative things, I guess. But you know, I think everybody's kind of doing video recruiting now, which I think sucks personally. But you know, it just doesn't show well, you know, not even just the camera guy, but you know, I watched coach Arella's video the other night that he posted and he doesn't even show the goal. But it was a great goal according to his instagram account. So but I told him I give me a pop shot, so that I had to throw that in early. But but now it's a challenge to watch on video. You're not seeing the whole play happen. You're not seeing, you know, reactions on the bench, you know, just the body language, that sort of stuff. And personally I like be I love being in the rank. I think that's that's home for me. I like having conversations with guys. I think they're always learning in the rink from people and you know, I think that's been taken away from a lot of us and that's funny because I saw that goal also. The cameras automatic. It just couldn't keep up with a play on it and that one since. Yeah, no doubt. But one of your assistant coaches is Brian Fahey and I've actually seen him at a number of games as well and he has a history in the ehl being a former coach of the New York Apple Corps. Do you think that that helps that he has a close history like that? Well, I just think it helps with the relationships and no one coaches and knowing what the kids are going through. You know more on a day to day basis from the junior side of things and what the League is about. So I think it's I think when he started up with us he had relationships with a lot of players. He was still recruiting for apple core that he was coached it out, of course. So it's it's building a network and that's for both my assistants. I think that's the biggest thing right now for them is keep building near network so it grows throughout the years when they were cruiting somewhere else, hopefully in ten years. And now let's talk about you're coaching career, because you played at Springfield College and then you got right into it and he had a few different stops along the way and now it seems like you're in a really good spot. He can't take us through the journey to Alberta's. Yeah, it's I'm dating myself now and getting old, but you know, I started right out of college. I know I got was fortunate to be an assistant coach, a goalie coach, with my old junior program, which was the junior whalers and and you know, it's funny like just even the relationships from that year, you know, two years actually, you know. You know, Judd Brackett was one of my goalies. He's, you know, now with the Minnesota Wild and Mike and Anderson's coaching with the junior bruins and Jimmy Hanko with the junior rangers and Connecticut. So you know, just even those relationships of guys are coached way back then to now twenty, you know, some of years later. It's a pretty cool to kind of see and you know. So I went down to Delaware, which was a Hda program, club program, but it was great spot. Twentyzero students. You know, the two rinks on campus and you know, I got experience and that's really, I think, what I needed at that time. But you know, I had had a great we had a great group of guys. It was a, you know, really well run program and got my kind of feet under my belt in the recruiting aspect and getting out there, I think. And went from there to Nichols College, which was smaller division three school, as we all know and you know, kind of similar to and Albertus, and started there as an assistant coach, a grand assistant type position, for a year and moved on at my First Division One job from there at Quinnipiac. And in this was old school, I guess. We're you know, there's there was no you know, you know you're you're dealing with zoom calls, or is no, you're dealing with but you barely had email then. This was the know, the late nights and was you old tea. We were. You write a letter to the coach or you reach out by, you know, trying to get somebody on their office phone and going and ran pecking old picked up and you know, cut back to me and we met in a parking lot at a rank and talked and I was a division one assistant, you know, and Quinn bact at the time wasn't Quinn bact what it was now. We were building and it was a newer division one program and but we got to see it at the grass roots and and you know, I learned a ton there and three years we went to an unt a tournament our third year, which was which was awesome. You know, it might not even have been our best team, but it was the the best group and moved down from there to go to University Connecticut and Yukon and you know they were we're in Atlanta hockey at that time and it's obviously grown up to be in hockey east and a pretty big vision for the school. But spent two years there, you know, with umss. Boston is the head coach. People isle was my partner in crime there, and Bruce Marshall, the head coach, give me an opportunity to go and and you know,...

...we had a great time there and that you'll let me to Holy Cross, which Paul Pearl was the head coach. Was Now at Boston University. He was an assistant for Bruce as well. So you kind of see where the connections go and spent two years at Holy Cross, great place. We won, you know, probably arguably the biggest upset in college hockey history, beat Minnesota my second year in the NCAA tournament, which was surreal still when you see the highlights and you'll watch it. This is the first year I actually watched the game. They had it on during the pandemic, you know, and actually watched it whole. But it was it was unreal what that experience was like. And you know, lost the North Dakota the next day, but it was a great, great group, and you look back at the players in the ice and you go on, how the heck we're even in that game? Phil Castle's coming down and well TJ Oshe and the gang, you know. So some okay guys out there. And then Holy Cross led to Yale, where I spent five years there and we had some great success and got to be a part of some great groups and ultimately the group we recruited won the National Championship there in two thousand and thirteen and went on to become a head coach in Indiana and the Ushl for year, which was really my first head coaching job, which was which lot was a lot of fun, like I love junior hockey. I thought it was I thought it was a blast, just it was it was hockey or dialed into it, you know, different than the college side, were you're doing with a lot of things on campus, who was just your focused on that hockey piece and you get to try different things with the double amount of games and practices, which was, which is great, and you know, you're working with some of the best players in the world at that level at the USHL, which was, which was awesome. And went from there on to Vermont for six years and you'll you say six years and I was probably my longest stint, which seemed like it went you know, it just it just as quick as as any of them. But you know, had a great time up in Burlington, Great College City. You know, had some success there. We went to the NCAH Ternam and we went to the hockey east semis in the garden and you know, ultimately led back here where, you'll my wife's uncle had reached out about this job opening. It all burnas and I didn't know much about it, even though we were, you know, couple blocks down the road at Yale. You know, I knew about as much as seeing the sign on the street and you know her uncle was the mayor of new haven for twenty years down here and you might want to look into this one. And made a few calls and everything happened really fast. The A basketball coach here, Mitch Oliver, was actually an assistant basketball coach at coint back when I was there, so there was some relationship built in that. Some quick conversations. Came down for an interview. You get you know, you saw you with the campus looked like actually was probably some you know this place looks like whennip back back in in two thousand that there's room to grow and there's a lot we can do here and there's a big investment from our president on down was, who's a hockey guy, and we're putting a lot of money into it and, you know, excited about where can go. And now you know, we're quickly in the year three here and the gold day one was to kind of take a group of freshman and sophomores and build them up us when we're there. Juniors and seniors were at that national level and I think we're on course to do so and I wanted you to take us to that. That journey, because there's so many different names that you brought up that are that are still working in hockey right and there's other connections that you mentioned that you had to a basketball coach. Yeah, this is obviously such a such a broad next question, but I have to ask it because of all the year spent at Division One. What is the biggest difference you see between Division One and division three? You know what a lot of a lot of its financial, I think at times. I think the players are players, like you know. I think you know. Obviously the skill sets are a little bit different. It's a little faster, a little stronger. You'll probably a lot more committed at the division one level. Not that my guys aren't committed, but it's just it's just a level up and you know. But I don't think it's far off. I think you know and I would say there's four hundred, you know, kids going division one every year with, you know, sixty one division one teams. Do you know there's, you know, four hundred, four and fifty kids a year, so they kid number five hundred might be a division one kid but he's playing division three hockey. So I think there's some really good players at this level. I think the depth is different. I think you're not seeing Ralph angelstead or againis on every corner of those arenas. But at the same time I think kids are having a kids are having a great experience. You know, at places at the d three level it's a different experience. It's you'll not as...

...long, I think you know. I think I don't know the best way to put it, but it's I think there's a lot of division one players on our campus in general that it's a different feel for the regular division three campus lifestyle. I think hockey's kind of its own, its own beast at this level where, you know, some other sports aren't as competitive that way and it's more club and rack. I think so. And now I got to ask a fun question because I asked this with what Rik storans in last week. You also is a new division three program at Riv University, but it has nothing to do with that, because this is something that I found this been very unique, especially in our league, as a former goaltender. Why are there's so many goalies that turn into coaches? You know why? That's a great question actually. I I don't know if it's just how we see the game. I mean I don't consider myself a whacky goalie. You know I'm pretty personable guy for those who know me, but you know I'm not. I'm not shy by any means. But I don't know if it's just the seeing the game from the back out or maybe just call because all of us can't stop parks. We got to get into something. So if it's could be one way or the other. And I don't know what Rick's answer was, but I don't know if there's a certain way about it. But I just think it's it's it's not as many as it probably think, but I think there's there's a good group of guys out there that are coaching that our former goalies and you know it's interesting seeing them. The camps and stuff. I was fortunate to do on the summer with jared Wayman kind of brought a you know, a veteran crew back to his camp and he's working with a camp and bay lightning now and we had a fun couple days this summer just reminiscent, I think. So it was good times. Well, there's a there's a few in the EHL. I know on Thanksgiving in particular we had cody Campbell go against bills an a bony. So they you got too, for Division One goalies. Yeah, that's right, yere. And and now as we look forward, obviously you mentioned you hope to play this full twelve game schedule this season. Whether you can or whether you can't, obviously it's been a very challenging year. We mentioned the record for eight in eighteen two last season. Do you have another goal set for this year or for next year? Is it just, you know, one step at a time, will get to we want to get to. I mean, I think it's one step at a time. You know, we're focused right now on just trying to get started. I think it's get back here with a negative test. Take you know, take your test on Friday and be negative and we'll worry about I'm not too worried about our if we go and twelve, we go and twelve, which just try to get better and get these kids games and you know, I want these kids to experience something this year. They've gone through a ton, I think. You know. I think we talked about the not playing hockey, but it's the mental part, I think as well too, and the mental health that these kids are these kids are hurting too. You know. I think you know we can handle it as adults and the frustration, and some of us can, but at the same time, you know, I think these kids need this. I think they just need to be on the ice together and get a chance to play and I think whether we're playing one game or twelve games, I think it's a positive experience. And then I'll focus on next year when it comes. I think it's all day to day. It's it's all year to year in college hockey in general, and your kind of focus on the I'll focus on the next group when that time comes. And I have to bring up recruiting a little more time before we finish because obviously this season is just so unique and obviously with college players now getting an extra year at eligibility, it puts even more pressure on our on our junior players, and I'm sure some of the conversations that you're having with some of our players. How would you, I guess you could say look at it from each perspective. One from a college this perspective. How do you try and put a junior player's mind to ease? Though you are interested, you just need some time and if you're a junior player. How do you find a way to stay patient right now? Sure, I I think it's different for each kid and each team and each college program. I mean we I have one junior on my roster right now, so it's a little different and I gotta still separate my classes. So I need, you know, a decent sized group. But you know, others might return seven seniors for a fifth year. So you are they going to go take another you know, but I'm sure they still want to have some freshman in their class, but it might go from a class that's seven, two three. So so I think, you know, obviously guys are going to take good players if they see him and they're going to move with them. I think the frustrating part is if your best advice I could give us your your twenty year old you and you get an offer that you like, you take it and grab it up and your run with it, because I think it's a challenge for them to just to get opportunity in general right now to get a spot. Well, I'm sure you'RE gonna, hopefully here commit one of our guys soon. Hopefully there's another Cam Weitzman coming your way to let your team and scoring this past season. So sure, I appreciate there. We're getting close to know, I'm sure you are. I'm...

...sure you are. So thank you again for for coming on the PODCAST. I know this was in your words, we could stay long overdue. We'll get you back. Yeah, we'll get you back on the summer for sure. Pleasure coming on is always thank you. Thank you. Thanks again to kyle walk for coming on the podcast this week. For those that don't know, I have a group Tex with Kyle and Chris Sorella, the head coach of the New Hampshire Avalanche, and for the past four weeks, every time I have a different guest on, Kyle has been pointing out to me that it wasn't him. So we finally get him on the podcast. The head coach at Albertus Magnus obviously wanted to get his second ear started but, as you heard, they're during the interview. They're still hopeful of getting twelve games in this season. But with that, let's bring in the e crew, Jefferson Mills, Brittany Heart and Kyle McKenna. And guys, we're going to start off this week with a trivia question. Well, no change. It it up. So the other day I called a goal scored by Ryan tersch which has been dubbed as the Michigan Goalie. It's kind of the Lacrosse move when you put it into the top corner and I was told by Sean Walsh, the head coach that's at the southern New Hampshire, that I announced it wrong. Yes, because it's not the Michigan move in his opinion. And the Sur remove well, the player that first did it, that really, if ever first did it, went to Michigan. But the Trivia question is, can you name that player? Absolutely not. Oh boy, I can name the year. You can in the year, but at the PLA thinks so. In one thousand nine hundred and ninety seven. I don't even know if that was the year. Yeah, I almost said Pavelski, but he went to Wisconsin. What is can we get a hand? Easy and what? Did he go to the NHL and was notable as the American, Canadian, Russian? Yea, let's no idea. I don't know. My mom bad, I just don't think guy's name. He played. He played a little bit in the each shell. He shl digging deep here. Yeah, not for me. His name was Mike Leg. Mike leg, I never would have guessed that. And four million years course, and and and SOTHERN and Sean Walth Southern New Hampshire coach, said it's not the Michigan move, it's the it's the mic like move as like, okay, okay, everybody calls the mission move because he went to Michigan. And right, that's that's the whole thing. And like because Michigan sounds better than Mike leg. I guess. Sorry, Mike, I you and I know pretty hasn't use it in Odell Beckham catch. Or is it? You know, did you go down on somebody or show somewhere else? And I know that Brittany hasn't had the chance to come on a hockey TV broadcast as a broadcaster. Yeah, but like maybe maybe jeff and Kyle can relate, like in the moment of such a big goal like that. I don't even know what I said right. Think would have bedy yelling. I just saw him to be yelling. Who is like great cold by Neil Ravan, because I get it. It's not as you know, Jeff knows better. It's like definitely not easy. It's not like you get a brain crim neal. Sometimes you literally look at it and you're in such are Oh and you want to come up with like those big like that kind of sometimes it just get like the little you get mystified by the players move in the words just don't come out. Yeah, I honestly. I honestly got a little bit of goosebumps during it, but I was like, did that sound good? I have no idea. We're going to find out and about an hour or so when it archives, but I thought I submit it's Alus of you. Is that good? And let's take where that originated from last year. I have not submitted it to pusher grass. I know a couple of the wizards players tag like the NHL and Pooh grass, so we'll see. I mean those are those are so like head or miss, though, you know what I mean, like like he probably gets like twenty of those a day and like sees one of them and retreets it. But like it was it like it just for me. It was like when the avalanche won the second title, I kind of had an idea my head of what I wanted to say because I built up to it and I knew it was coming. That was one of those where I was like, what just happened? Like we rise like what just happened? You're kind of like did you really? Did he really just do that? Did I just see that credit in like and I turs, like we're going to get into it and around the show, but like that game, like that was the fourth goal in full for unanswered goals, like that was. That was an absolutely wild game. We have so many games that we want to get into, but before we get into around the e show, I did want to take a moment to recognize Kyle Romano, which is Chris Sorella's oldest son, who has been battling autism his entire life. He's also the biggest avalanche fan of them all. But we obviously have taked on this podcast so much about the impact that the pandemic has had on Austin players in the League...

...and and you name it, and and Kyle, who they nicknamed cheese, typically goes to the rink every single day with Chris. Like in a normal year he goes every single day and I'll watch every practice, be involved in the video, go to every single game, and he's been unable to do that this season and he just got checked into a hospital where he'd be able to live now for the next at least few weeks or when things start to get better for him, and I know he listens to this podcast too, so I wanted to make sure that he knows that we're thinking of them. Chris put out an awesome post today and it's just what's so cool to see is like every single player on the avalanche commented on that post because he means that much to that team. So I wanted to make sure that we gave Kyle that shout out that we're thinking of them. I know he's going to listen to this, but with that, let's start breaking down all these wild games that happen. Guys in 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 hope for Tunion Hockey News, knowledge and nonsense. Just how the TJ H podcastcom all right, Brittany, I changed my mind. The North Division is the toughest again. Cross. Can't rocks get rocks. I mean cross. Let's just start five game bender for seacoast like now. You guys want me to say it I'll say it. Find who are the Sea Coast Spartans? Now we are see goes themselves after this week. But like abuss local lookey, like and what. Speaking of Instagram, they've all they're all hashtagging two thousand and twenty one all the players, because they truly look at themselves as a new team in this New Year. And rate do they? I need to switch to my sometimes. Look, I know I I switch my it's accounted the e show and said and I just like creep on it. So like maybe I need to go do that after you get off. A lot of them are using it a long jouran. I I think even said that in quarter of the week too, right. He was. Okay, we we look at it as a this was two weeks ago. So if they're still wrong with that, this is something that's their new motto and it was one of those things where I thought maybe they just had the lumberjacks number for a few games. The win on Sunday part of the Granny Cup against the avalanche solidified that. Like there maybe you're not the best team in a three game series when all of a sudden done like tbd, will find out. But they're for real. Yeah, a good game. It was intend those at I think. Maybe it wasn't. I was trying to think that was the first time I seen them in person this year. Yeah, but I was going to ask it's I think I didn't. I can't really recall. I didn't get to tune in too much, but I don't know, see anyone else did. But, and I mean it's respectfully, did the Spartans beat the avalanche at their own game, which is a rare thing nowadays now well, or do they redefine it and shut down the APPS? See, here's the thing. When, Kyle, when you say beat them at their own game, they want a two to one contest. So I would say yes, because that wasn't like a situation where the wolves of almost got them a few times and it's been a seven to six running gun shootout. This was the avalanche style of play where they just wear you down and you feel like you just can't get the puck past their goaltender. And wet men's been really good. I mean he's not and not put in school. He's not the biggest role in this league. Like yeah, I want to say he's like five nine, five nine five hundred and ten and okay, mobili had some nasty saves. So like that could if that God, I don't know. Like Mobil played really well on in that game. Ag that score could have been way higher. During some of the days that kid made. I was like, Sho's, I've never seen you in real life either. Believe what's up? He's and he's the backup. Mean, we all know cares George, my boy caress Michael, but I mean we saw that with a little flyers, mclarney. We brought up last week was thirteen and op a little flyers is a backup. Last season. Those last season. That seems like forever. Go Yeah, wow, that's your Jesus Christ. But yeah, so look at the ABS. I mean they got. You can give Mcmichael a day of rest, put Mobilian and it gives up two goals. You lose two one. You know as got thirty six shots on net. See goes only in twenty four. Looked like a very heavy, penalty filled third period. So she's some Mary and Joseph. It was. It felt like a lot. That game feels so long, so long. I was like Jesus is come, eat. All right, let's go see the avalanche, like you were saying the avalanche do. That's what they do. They get under your skin and they try to get you to commit penalties, get on their power play and they get the power play running. But wetman was solid. What wetman closed the door and the Wi Soli Kit, the rhet West Selec West Alec get hurt. Is He the backup now? I don't. I think he's still a home right now. So wet mean's been the one that's been getting most of the starts...

...and and that since they came back. We'll see. Like like, it's just one of those things where, like I said before, they won all those games against the lumberjacks and you think at first it was like maybe they got the lumberjacks number. Maybe they have the lumberjacks number because Vermont had to play so many games. But that's like the statement victory to say we're here and we're for real and yes, they're under five hundred, but they're five hundred and out in the second half. And you do it with shoe box, hasn't come back yet too. I mean you're doing it without one of your better defenseman. He didn't play Son Day. So it's it's it's interesting, man, it's really interesting. And like where do they rank today in that division? I'd probably still rank them third. I think I would say second personally, over the wolves. Yeah, I'm so sorry. It's tough because like that, that's toll it. They're two totally different style of teams right. What I absolutely what I talked of Brett ratter about is that defensive corps and I said, who's your best defenseman? I have no idea, but Joan, shoot box, Tyler Harvey, like will Brian, nick labreeze, like they have so many guys. But then you flip it over to the wolves side of things and like that line that we've that we've touched on this podcast before, and I know two of you have each one player Annie Feldman, Donnie Feldman, and cards Lenski, cards de Lenski's and then like Sergey, I need some often I don't think gets as much recognition as he should like. That's that. Ye, do Danial love and in neither does he like. That lines legit and like that's why I don't put like we go back to the same thing that we said last week. I don't say that the north is like here and essentials way down here. I think it's just the slight bit ahead right now because woud it's cloudy in the north. Yeah, that's what I it's cloudy because it's competitive. It's what I see right now. It is, though, and I don't think you can take Vermont white lie at all, like I know that they've had a struggles out of the gate. And you look at the most recent avalanche game and it says six too, but they were that game was not a six to game. Like we were both there watching it. Like it got I kind of it kind of got away from the Lumberjackson the third period, but like the first two periods, and there were two. There were two empty net goals right, two angas. And then what do you call us? Here's homework for us. What do you call it when Robocrap, when they get an empty net goal or two and then they get another goal when you actually put the goalie back in? What do you call that? My last I don't know, like, yeah, it's just like I obviously not a garbage goal, but that's just there's a term for it, but it's a waste the word garbage. Like it made me think of like a constellation goal. It's like when when you're watching a football game and the score was two thousand eight hundred and twenty fourteen, but then they throw a touchdown as time expires and you're like, okay, I guess garbage twenty eight to twenty one now or whatever. It's garbage time right. So like you're sad. Yeah, that was a three two game like. That was a three two game like, and they as a good game. Yeah, I mean it's it's going to be interesting the watch because obviously whoever comes out of that division, they got to win two series to do so, and those are going to be great series. You know what I was also going to say to you're allowed to. I feel like it's only fair that the strength of the standings can change week to week, especially right now when you're seeing all these teams load up and add new guys and get rid of guys and they're still figuring everything out. I still think you're allowed to see the you know, strike of schedule. Teams are just hitting their stride, some are just hitting their stride, some are going backwards that were better before, earlier in the season. So I honestly think you're allowed to say, okay, this week we think the central's bigger. I know we're going to hurt some feelings, but I think that's allowed to change week to week based on how these teams get better or decline. When it is it's a good transition because in the central, on this podcast last week Autom Emil about this topic. We pointed out how the chiefs had two games against the Rangers and two games against the express and a four game set and then they went out and one. Two of those write like like they're they're whet, they're good team. Now what I'll say is, like a former Min Atlantic conference team er, yes, yes, and Alex love the neck, I'll say the same question because I know you guys love love. They hear me say it. Who are the chiefs? Right? Because who all the teams like you just shows you how much pair we have in this lead. That you could beat the Rangers, top ranked team, one day, and then you drop the next game in overtime to the warriors. Right, still got a point. So that my God, I forgot that happened. Play. It's like it shows you how tight that division is as well. And like we here team. Yeah, we touched on wolves versus spartans playoffs series. That would be fun. The put the potential...

...playoff series that we have in the central are awesome. Like if the boy ups the playoffs started today, right, what would it be? Walpole faces valley in the first round, which don't sleep on that, because valley does have one win against Walpole. Right. You have the cheese versus the railers, and you have the seahawks versus the wizards, which took place last year, like my Gosh and Jack joyance and scored that grotesque goal to win the whole series. Like those are those two teams hate each other. This year they're getting under there's some beef. Yes, they're going back and forth. The Wizards in the SEAHAWKS every game that I've seen them play. And I want to touch on the chiefs more, because now it's like do you what? What do you do down the stretch here? So if you're son up some of these teams, right, you know that one team in this division gets a buy. You know that. Do you start to look at who you may potentially line up against? And when I say that, I point out things like, for some reason the railers up until the other day had the wizard's number. They had won four or five against them, but on Onwo hundred and twenty one, whizz, he said nothing. Yes, on the flip side, the express have had the railers number all season one. Do you just play things out and see who you get when all of a sudden done, or do you try and position yourself in a way knowing that, hey, if we drop back a spot, that matchup may be better for us? That sounded like some like cody ish from last year types it do action. I think that's kind of know how I feel about that one. Nearly. That seems like a stretch. Just play the Games, focus on much you got in front of you, and Timy time is everything. That just sounds like if you're going down the roller coaster, how do you get back up? And plus you don't know what anyone else is gonna do, so you could screw yourself over way more than you help yourself. We're not trying to win a lottery pick here right. Oh when the second million tonight hit my line? Please, you must win walls, share. I yea by the team and I already know who my coaches and that the team name is going to be. I want expose. Go on, we're all going to out a team if we go seriously, who wants to come play for me? I'm going to be stealing all your players. Get the trade forms and get the trade forms. It expanding. That's that's large tamper and it's not tamper. You'll just just going back to the chiefs, though. You know, a tough loss today to valley, after just saying these guys are legit. Tomorrow they play the railers. You know this is a team that you've been high on. You know that's not easy. Back to back days, a tough overtime loss. We're kind of not pumping your tires. The chiefs were even need credit, but this is railers teaming to give them trouble tomorrow. And they played Djr like the other day, like they had one day off, and pretty sure they had a day off and then played, and now they're going to put you again tomorrow like that. You say, get up. That was the first time I got to see coil bencoscis in person. If you haven't seen him in person yet, he's the fastest player in this league. Where do you come from? Sorry, I don't mean to be rude. He was the player that led the NA three in scoring last year. I got hundred and thirty something points last weaker. He's for real. And then he's y the Boston advantage MCDC and ended up him and Yager bench. And who we've talked about? Where the teamer? He's literally not foreign. It's from Lindfield. Relax, sorry, orst per, Michael Cor Bratt from Lafya. Oh my God, shut up, Jagger. Like Mick Jagger moves like Jaggers, are you not, Jagger? Chill with that. Oh my God, I was embarrassed. They were the two best players on the team today, like by far every time they are on this again. When I say somebody's good, don't think that. Like the little blonde broad's talking who doesn't know what she's talking about. Who thinks doing? Thinks that. Bloody of people think that. I'll tell you that for free of charge. No one in this zoom call, but plenty of other people, though. So this week's fire takes, fire takes. Don't think that I'm stupid. Deal just in the my more Yager, Aka jackered, relatch at. That is good. So anyways, moving on, why does it everyone think a leap. Prospects just sponsored Brits commits because she lives. Well, they can see the like this girl's on't wow, this girls on our website five hours a day. They probably probably have their stats pulled up and it's like what are all these numbers? Were getting out of framing him? Why? Why is it always on our site? Sir, persons adds on all social media. You go to Instagram, twitter, facebook, whatever it is. It's just like a prospects. You already mean we we'll do Brittany is. If like things like totally explode with bridge commits, I'm going to tell all the prospects that they have to change their profile picture to you for a day. Oh well, less I get to pick the picture looks like a crown. Wait, yeah, we speaking of my crap, Fritz. A. We never we didn't set the banner up this Weeka. So I...

...never got my head shop picture because I need a photo of me that's half professional. Be My what we like. Never take pressures in front of them. I never have a head shot. Be Have you seen my Kyle Liss for you? Have you seen my logo on fantasy? Yes, that is okay, because there's two queens on different fantasy. There's like nine thousand Queens in our UNA. So I see has the the crown? Who did that for you? Was that you? Yeah, I did myself. Yeah, it's that. That is very fitting. I actually I know that doesn't know. My logo on our NHL, not this easure Gods Nhl Fantasy, is the ehl logo and then I put a crown on top of it. My Name is e show Queen. Are we shocked? Is Anyone's surprise? Also, am I screaming my head tones? Our noise canceling? No, YOU'RE gonna. Okay, that's like a normal tone for you. It's yes, I still think on this podcast we all care a little bit more about ehl fantasy, tiny bit. No, I know, I I didn't not on my line up from last week. Guy Couldn't tell you who I have in Queen Ass League. What a name for that leak queen. As we've sextyh it's happy Hls, Justin's friends. Yes, Oh, we must for coach Cody Campbell, and just a and and a shot at me for one slip up I had on one broadcast ever. But moving on. Oh Yeah, oh wait, hold on one quick, one quick thing back on the pronunciations. Hashtag Hake, like Rake Neil. Oh my God, he like right, like rake, not hack. That was an epic one. We're gonna hack and then, like that's the best part about pretty. She just like you got wrong. It's like no, guess we're gonna start. Then she likes and then after that I think he got like saucepeed or something, and like that's when I would scored keep by the den and tremble was like all right. So obviously you know that Rob Hake is suspended today. I need you to just annoyed the living freak out of the kid, because he should not be suspended. To your mission today at the ice and is to just annoy him the whole game. I was like I am the perfect candidate for that side of Hey, my God, love it, Jeff Or, you walking into and it me want me walking into any rank, like strolling into the chump's or valley for him, like on Saturday night. Andrews like what are you doing here? I like I'm just like this is my castle. You were all my peasants, hasn't? You're all skating it. You're all skating. This is what when you move down to the south, the following the rangers loss to the chiefs on Monday, we're not talking about it. Okay, well, I'm just pointing out something about the ranger don't lose. They always scored nineteen goal right, right, wrong. What makes it interesting is it now in a way opens up a door for the eighty seven S. right, because a regular season champion. I don't know why if they use that tone out of all this, like like we're this is something serious that we're talking about here, and I know they're gonna win. I already said that they were getting seventeen. Going to be we agreed on this. To umble sign like like does that mean that? I actually, I do love the idea. Just getting real seventh eighty seven S UPP a point. They each played twenty four games, twenty one one and two, twenty one two and one, and and they sat the hosses down today. Oh, New Jersey. Yeah, I did see that and like it's what I say, opens up the door for them, because now they are if everyone wins out, it's there's the the the regular season title is there's and it's so important this year because you provide yourself the ultimate protection based off what could happen in the playoffs. Honestly, I think that they are the top team down there to win their way through regardless, and I know, and talking with Maddie and Adam, they want to go do it the full way, they want to win it the right way, they want to get there by winning each playoff round and making it. But, with that said, to have that protection, I would imagine that makes you feel I would have been better. Yeah, especially after they got booted by Wilkes Bear. Yes, I'm just being honest. The Fun Wilkes Bear Scraton Nights. That is crazy to think, isn't that? That seems like in a lifetime ago. And thinking about the yeah, I was looking at pictures today on Google drive and I was like, Oh my God, I saw W bs. I'm like, Oh, yeah, remember Wilkespare me to the sevens. Were the only first place team that hasn't lost in two thousand and twenty one. Yes, so my prediction is two more first place teams will lose in two thousand and twenty one. I'm not saying it's the same two first place teams. I think things are going to get a little different in a little weird. But,...

...with that being said, I'm still I'm giving credit to maybe seven's. They can only play with on their schedule, their good hockey team, but they were the only team this past week in first place that did not lose. Also the only team in the south we will never have to play. Who are the yeah, I know that Cam don't need to be played there. Who are? Who is see Mariland? Yeah, I mean like there's another one, like that's one, I think. When all of a sudden done, it's between them and the little flyers for that second scene, and that second by absolutely I mean like it. Hotel Cannas, overtime losses Galore, Kyle, they do not like overtime. You know, it's a different team now, though, with protect, completely completely different, and we're still none of us are familiar. I can say we're not familiar enough yet with protect, because it is a different roster, giving goodbye Bradin Patricia, officially on the wapple express, and hello hat trick. Well, in case you didn't know, now you know. You heard. You gotta Hat it today. Supposedly did look at the book. or well, supposedly he actually scored a fourth goal also. Wait, oh good, good, they give it to justice. So was reffer that game? Who was reffing that game? Why? What are you? What are you gonna do? You guys, and of my gift. Yes, Oh, they give it a sully or trade. We are not seeing. It's weird not seeing like rose REF games because he's down in the like then right, and I'm like Eddy Tang the bubble. Right, that whatever hub city conso like I feel like all the rest of what. I go to Games which I don't get to go against as much as I did last year and not your news. But am I god, who are these people? Like the repst used to be like my friends last year's I would score keep and I were just chatted up like all time, like all gave. Now I'm like, she knows bringing the young crew. I mean yeah, so, I mean tf bin Dah. I just saw a Metronto at northeastern the other day. He hasn't been doing any junior league games. Goold, old jared. He's yeah. So it's another ref question referencing broadcasters. When you, when you're calling a game, jeff and or Kyle and the REF like barks out of the player coach, do you freeze, like I freeze. The other day during the game, one of the refer one of the officials like that's not enough, and I was like, I didn't know. I like lost my through. Dana Thought Right, where were you at? The Wizards railers and like like like you could hear it through the microphone, like there's no way you couldn't, like and I was just like I can a protech. Anyways, well, Jeff knows, and Jeff filling in for me once again. Jeff, we got we if they drop Fridays right on top of the players? Yes, if the wizards drop Friday's game, that makes them playing. Oh Valley, sorry, what I'm talking Owen three with you? Yep, okay, three, okay, so that's good. Yeah, own three lost the leves talk on this podcast. Well, actually, before we get myself, he's cry, I have another trick. I have another trivia question. I'm going to guard and regarding the wizards, that Kyle knows the answers to. The answer to because you just put it in. Keeping up with Kyle, HMM. I wizards of won three straight games. When's the last time they did that this season? God, person three games in season, being a Bruno wait Nah for real. It's pretty that's not Freddy asked, but he's gone. But like, because I remember, I remember the first week the podcast. We're like, wait, this is usually what the Wizziz this is January. It's September. Don't they got don't they? Doesn't Corey know? He's got to look at the Freddy Myer East Coast Wizards Bible. That says yeah, for the first half of the season, Christ apleted to look that one up. When I saw they won three games. It's it was a toll stretch. At one point I was like this might be the first time I'll season. Then I remember, but that's the right the woozies are, as nil said in the group. Jud told what the wise good hole. I love the other are bringing the magic. They are bringing your clicking pretty stuck in the locker room and he's just like sprinkling. Is Freddy Meyer freaking tixty. She's Freddy Fairy Dust's good. It's in case anyone doesn't know, I'm going to plug the whizzies. Look at me being versatile with my team's on Friday. Everybody be sure J head to the this. This seems like an adread. Oh it's not. Look on the ehl Youtube and the instant for my newest rets commits with a drews. So far all get up stuff. Who My fantasy boy. Love you, Steffe. Probable s true a lucky you get to see the boy. Just please get a hatch for gadrew a some points. Oh, obviously, hearing anyone call him Andrews a weird saying. And drew who?...

I will say this Andy. Good job, Brittany, because I wanted to play that on here. So thank you. What what's funny? Because Steph said something. I told lot we were. I was just on zoom. It's STEPPA and I was like I'm gonna go do the podcast, and he goes, you gonna plug it and I was saying word, yeah, I'm gonna plug it. I'll be trying to plug it all time. Don't worry. Here we are. So it is just for a to Castleton University. Get up. Was He's it's not wisy ones, it is was he Wednesday. Didn't play today, but it's was he when six recording on Wednesday and you interviewed staffire on was on a whis. Damn it, I should son. He's like what is woozy Wednesday? And I'm like, you know how the last year you had every home game ever on a Wednesday, and he's like, Oh, yeah, it's good marketing. I like that. I hire me Scott FUSCO. But what's going out with the wizards? New they're scoring goals. Ay scored, Ay, scored eight, five and four goals in the last three games, but it's a lot of the guys getting on the score sheet. I feel like, yeah, I don't know, they don't just have like a new and I mean it's respectfully to my boy Mikey. I like it when you call me big gum, pop bopew the true score. But the wizards, it's like it's a lot of different guys. It seems like right. It's not like last year when it was Gorman, Darby period and a Harley and Harley. Sorry, so sorry. Sky Seems are well, my Godd that's US gonna call. He's a beef, all right. But like last year was done three and if it wasn't them three was like it's great, I'm here. The depth scoring has picked up. They've Gotten Papa, they've they've gotten some timely saves. I know other Bennett Bennett Jung. I Know Bennett Jong won the first two games in that winning street for them his first two starts in the EHL. But Adam Yost was excellent in that game. Yos and the railers also some friendly competition there. Hey, we all believe in the system. We want to win. Let's do this. Bring the magic. Yes, we all want to go to high warts. I can't get it. But what got started to get plugged in there that I kind of wanted to wrap up are around the east show segment with is Brittany mentioned the Stuffura interview committed to Castleton guys in the last week. The commitments are insane. I know, like the website like every day, like religiously. I gotta go down the list right everyone too. I like this is like because what one of the biggest questions that I've been asking with all the college coaches that I've been interviewing, and I get asked it also as like what what will the final commitment number be like this year? And like in a normal year, like we hit around one hundred and fifty and it's like if we got to that number this year be a dream because you have to factor in that every college player gets one more year of eligibility at division two, three and one, every single one. So if they all come back and put in the seniors, that a team doesn't see anybody else. Now they lose the seniors. They got to fill that class. So it's I know that's a problem with you, Matt like probably shouldn't. Next was a number. I'm sorry, it's you can say it's a problem with you, Mass Boston, because, in case you didn't know, there's like kids on you mass Boston. I can there's one, I don't know who this day. I'm sorry I implodize, but now he's on Lliu and it's like Whoa, you go yessen to Lliu and he like is doing well for himself. So like your kids like that who are on the bubble of like the D D, One that can go play for like new done programs like Lliu, and now they're looking for kids. Sean Paul is going to make why expossing my whole no, but not. It's just good because it's because Kyle Wal like on the interview, when you go back and you listen to it, he pointed out that there's only about four hundred fifty sixty division one players right. So that five hundredth best player in the country or the word you whatever, is probably a division one caliber, but he's playing division two or divisions three, and like there's always that why those kids are able to switch back at up or make the shute when something like this happens. Yep, to thank you for clean that up. Weeks ago, I looked at I know, I don't know his name off top my head, but I learned talking about yes, last name is. I look to this. I looked at his instagram. was like, why is he humss, BOSTON JERSEY? But he's playing for Alliu, because I fall ill you on all the and we're supposed to play them evently when we come back eventually. So excited to see them. And and I was like his name, I gotta get his name, please do because I looked and I was like he's where are you? As boss Jersey's on Liu. I don't get it. I'm confused. And then I forgot. Speaking of Lu and Noo wizzies, Dylan set it's going tell you, but here is our Oh yeah, here for the Whizzi's guys on northeast journals. I's going now. Well, yeah, what year? I don't know my first year or from whatever. That was like two thousand and seven. It feels like Chrising. That was fourteen. I remember is one thousand seven hundred and eleeteen and seven was seventeen eighteen, because I graduated in two thousand and eighteen from school and the player that went from you Mass Boston to Lliu was Zach Bross. Yes, thank...

...you so much, nils. Yes, but that pros and and what I tell a lot of people when I go on the road also is that there's ninety two division two and division three schools, so there's actually more of an opportunity to play division two or division three college. Talking in there is Division One. There was only sixty division one school so I believe sixteen, six, sixty one. I think there a lot of you. Forty three. Now they go to sixty. They got to sixty two next year and they add Saint Thomas Promis. Oh, yes, neutral zones. Pair enough, baby, here we go. Find Me. Yeah, let me run down the list of commits from from the past week, because almost everyone got one. Right. you start with the Rangers. Jacob. Wouldn't say everyone. There's a lot. How about let's commit, relax. Relax with that? Or do you deal Jacobs back? Jacob rodery the Sunny Brockport, nick lad the rest of the league, Nick Lack Vala to Bethel. The East Coast Wizards added, as Brittany mentioned, Andrew Staffera and Zakkupa Petros to Castleton. Keith Davenport. Keep an eye out for Kyle's feature on him. I don't want to give that one away because you you're going to want to read this one. What that kids going through this season is pretty special. He's going to Nazareth. Continue on down the list. Obviously the one team that really had it going on this past week with the commitments where the avalanche. It just list soccer. Listen to some of the listen to some of these. Chris Aaron's study, Brockport, Carson fathering him. I think was before last week. That was rivier. Yeah, because that was my first commits Proto last sorry, Ryan Malco, albertist madness. Mitch mcgan went worth Yo. That's yes, get up with Corey TU MINUS TO FITZBURG state at Carlson de Wilkes for the fall of two thousand and twenty two. so He's coming back to play for them again next season. He's good. Actually like the way he plays a lot. Oh, quick shout out to Riviere. I've already met coach Eric so Ornsen. Saw I haven't Robbin there Saturday and I didn't know that was him. Actually he's been at the edge for both of my games. Were film for you new and I've seen but robin watching the express when I filled into agues. He came up to me and took a picture of line chart, because we're not giving out line charts a lot this year because it's not doubts. He's got a crazy APP like he takes a picture of it over and it like goes into this APP and he can make all little notes and stuff, like it's a piece of paper as a pen and them skinner. Yeah, Um, nort he does that too. Yes, I think his IPAD for it's really fun. Yeah, Eric, Eric came to Rivy or from Williams last year. So a lot of the Nescak guys have those that that software. I think I had aericon last week. All the weeks were blending together. I had a lot like it was because I did the Carson think interview last week. Yes, and that's just a couple other to point out. Joe Biddleiskin more well, well, Whoa Arta Meta Chenko to Manhattanville. I'm still throw it up. You gotta point that one out. Matt Ryan to Stone Hill. The list just keeps growing and growing, and to see where it was this week compared to last week and at the recording time we're at. We're at sixty two right now and I don't think maybe a hundred fifty is out of the picture, but hundreds are win shouting to over a hundred now. I'm so absolutely one hundred and twenty five if we can and it. At times this season's been nerve racking for sure, because we have a league that has a lot of agel players that come to it and they come to this league because they know that the next step is college hockey. I want to provide that to them, but in a year like this it's I wouldn't want to be an Agel player. No, but like sometimes I have to double as an advisor, like trying to help people. This year I'm like, Oh, this is like low key, high key kind of hard, but I'm not gonna lie. Britt the advisor, I do it all, folks. She's the services lady render the Lady of many titles. All right, Brits, look at I help the people get comitted, brig commits. Yeah, let's get you. You want another title, if it's a good yeah, it's not. The current leader of the e crew fantasy challenge. I'm still in first yeah. So with that we all can't even get up to the at. This is surprised all of them, and I know it didn't get it. Okay, it's time for what to watch for before we wrap things up, here's what to watch more this week in the east show. And with that it's time for the Ecou Fantasy Jones, brought to you by BERCUCCI's brick coming pizza and pasta, your home bro Authent Dick Italian dishes, catering and group dining. Check out their party Pachas and specials. APPERTUCCI's dot calm. Yes, you're still in first place. I would like a point total reading. Thank you. Yes, because here I come, folks. Oh, he's Britty, isn't pretty? As in first place with six forty four point eight, and that's what a...

...rangers long six thirty four point eight. Six, six, six forty four point eight, and the and the Rangers lost the game. So imagine if they had one shitty's crow. Thirty. Thirty points behind Brittany is jeff at six fourteen point eight. She's thirty points ahead of me now, yes, and I'm about twenty behind that at five ninety three point four. I've done EA throw. Okay, wow, okay, you should. You should send mantle and see something in the mile for that one. We're gonna go. We're going to go over each person's week, because Kyle had an excellent week this past week himself and he's at four hundred and ninety six point two. So let's start breaking down where Kyle added points this past week, because he still hasn't been able to get the points that will be coming from Colin Bella when he returns from injury, and he didn't get anything from Nick Swain yet. But to get to that eighty four point six, I think it goes without saying that we have to recognize Mikey G and Papa like he the phone deb and four of the week is at for the week. Got Got Him nineteen points, nine, ten because I traded him away crying myself to sleep. There's like a conditional pick, like definitely buzz, like I wasn't like over here, like causing a sine. Well, yeah, faith in you since day one, My man, and the bandwagon. I've been onto the Mikey train for three years. I've been here for four months, so I'll take them. And another one to point out for Kyle is Michael Leva, who was excellent for Kyle in December, right, remember, he put up thirty five in December. The APPLICORP return on Monday. So and they have a busy stretch. I would venture to guess when we trim things down to six hundred forty two, based on how many games the apple coreps have to play. Not Telling you what you should do, Kyle, but I would keep leaving. No, I faith in the Leva. Yeah, I've never questioned about dropping him from the Organization of MAC cheese. Still have to acknowledge Denny's. I mean this guy still put up points like GM Papa, so I appreciate that now. But Tim to board, yeah, Tim to board and Three D seven his way up the the leaderboard top ten for scoring. I have leave. was eating the Australian pork shops myself, but I don't know he's eating something good, because that kid is lighting it up that I didn't realize I looked at the stats today. Sax Simon Number One. We all had a chance. Yeah, I know, we're so night our funkle. Damn it, I don't want to get to myself yet. I had the best week. Tom Oh, you another another to point out. Other two players to point out. For Kyle, you mentioned him. To Board got eleven points from this past week. Jason, he needs like a shout out for his instagram handle. To board, instagram handles home debot, like, how good is that pass? But what's the best one of all time? That's it's not his instagram name anymore. If that's what you're talking about. Is he changed it? Are we telling about the same pays? Say, who played on the wall pole tress as a yes, Matt, that's nothing changed it. Yeah, now it's like literally, like Max Flinn or something. Oh my God, was like, Snow, what are you gonna Dj Diabetes or something like that. I give it. Yeah, when DJ died be it became hol demo like that. That's good, it's all right anyway. Sorry. Moving on. WHO's your who? Who? What? I also pointed out how kyle got to add Jason Gordon because I'm an injury he had on this roster and I think quietly got him eleven points as well this past week. Good, so I was looking at him. But yeah, heard pick. When you shift over to Jeff, I think Jeff's players were a little bit quiet this week. You point out nine from Justin Sullivan, eight from Andrews to Fura. But where Jeff actually? I hold on. Dominate Shreko defense one of the week. I can't skip over this. Got Jele's homes real name, dominic PNEY NUT Sureenko, go, he's a t big, big tick tocks. Not as much of the tick tocks are brow to smooth from real to brain. But come on, Maxie, captain, Maxie and dam makes some good tick togs and I sent them in the group. Jet Started. I'm going over all those different pictures of everybody like hey, we get it. Your professional hair, okay, moving, Max Max, obvious, we get it you. You pull every broad like, oh my God, love that one. You're saying. Dominic Triko got me what Thir thirt thirteen points because he had menceman asked and and Jeff leads the way in the bonus points because he had, of course, two goals to assists. I game winning goal which came? Was it against Walpole or the Rangers? It was against the Rangers. The Rangers. Yes, I think it was the rangers. That that's the top five. Game winning gold. And then where Jeff has made his bread and butter all fantasy are as.

Goalie points, you know, make Michael had US start, but he want it. Got An eight point. Two, say Brown and Mobili, please sit down. Yeah, down, sir, sit down. One, him getting rusty for the playoff run. There's that, only a meek mill quote. Lots arouse sticks. Come on, let's go. And Mason promised in three games for Jeff, getting him sixteen point six. So he's eighty eighty point eight points for Jeff, which I know put some quote unquote fourth for the week. But when those foward start to go again, look out, hopefully. And then I've got son. You clarify, like how many points did I have this weekend? Where would I finish? We didn't get the cool graphic. Yeah, we need we need the weekly. What was the weekly finishings? I'm time must have been so so overall. We went over overall? Yes, we did. That was a bag. Tomorrow the week overall. Please go over the weekly. I'm gonna we already went over the overall. Dude is Brittany, Jeff, me Kyle. This past week was me, Brittany, Kyle. Just of I still got points from WHO. So let's go through. It's what you put up. Ninety two point for this past week. And it was we did my like insane. Bjr Game was at from the last week or this week. Last week it was from two weeks ago. So, but it was a consistency right. Your Suda was seven, Paul. Finally, he's was six. Robbie, see you I got with a Nott. They couldne with nine. Regards to Lensky's with twelve. Jack Johanson with t see wagon, came back to W huh. Yeah, and and opposite of Jeff, you had to point four total points from your goal. He's is past week. So so when the goalie start to go, just like how when Jeff's four and start to go, maybe maybe they'll lead increases again. Can I tell you, guys a funny story? Oh God, it's actually it's not really funny. At the DEN ON WHATEVER DID Christ Day? That was Monday, Sunday, I don't know. I is ABS lumbies and like I'm you know Cam as well, my little pal. I'm like chatting with him and Paul Find Lyse walks out and I was like Oh, thanks for getting me, like points, but and he's like so confused, has no idea who I am and my, Oh my God, I'm so embarrassed. Also, I'm literally so embarrassed. I was like and camps, like that's Brett, you know, the one who like pick your and he's like Oh, thanks, exxex and I was like I feel for like I'm like yeah, this is so embarrassing. Need to crawl the hole and just like knock come out, like are you but the bright? I was like your brother right, I was thinking cheese, but it is embarrassing for me. SOS brother played for Walpole's residents assumption. He was on one of my facebook memories. You'll day from a showcase and the yester year his name was John. John. Finally, is there it is. Thank you, Britt, because I stent on the line chart now. So I think he goes apple. Very good assumption of stat Mike's I care some John. Finally, he's I saw him on charn. I was like, Oh fine, lease. That must be his brother, because it's not a common list Na. Yeah, so I was waking embarrassed. Don't like a goodbye. Come out. Oh all right, I was like, Chippier, your kids, don't don't worry. AM's a good all right, word piece is it? Is it my turn now? Yeah, I guess it's the other captain. Now it's his. So like my mission going at me. Ninety five points, the listen, I said, you take them, we can take them away, we can take them right away. Yes, the milk Claire points, Michigan goal. Should I got me bonus points. I said it should have, but I was being polite. And in the Patricia Hatrick should you got me Bo bonus points. But I'm not better. I put up a hundred and seven this past week. A big deal. That's Breck Ryan Urst, eleven, Dante Seremoni, eleven, Scott McGraw, twelve JP, JP Mela. That bonus wind against the Rangers was huge. That was like forty four C it's eleven point, eight points. And then Patricia Played One game. Patrick, the power play go rinked in the top ten for scoring Wolf Ten, ten points. And then, of course, the leader of my fantasy squad and hopefully I can find a way to get a Wallpole Express signed Jersey when this whole thing is said. Zack Simon, you just text your best friend. I want one too. To parents are cool. That is twins. Oh My God, the dad is a beauty. You Meet The dad? Yeah, the Dad Mom twinsis Oh no way. This SIS was out because I told her I was I have a twin sister to and she was like, Oh my God, that's so cool. Wait, isn't the dad like a absolute Ilon, Really Nice Guy? He is. So I told you what he was like. Yeah, I hopee sait on here, but I guess sold. Did I tell you what he was...

...like yelling around the road one day? I think you did, but that's something to do with me being tags in the commitment tweet. Okay, I think we're so now I have a question for you guys. To figure out how you want to handle the next two weeks. So obviously the next fantasy week goes from the twenty one to twenty seven, all in the month of January. Note issues with that. We can still keep going forward with the twelve, eight and three that we have. We're trilly line Shart. Yes, we're trimming it down to six hundred and forty two after that. But the question is the month of February begins in the middle of the next fantasy week. So if you pull up your calendar that that next fantasy week would go from the twenty eight to February third. Are you okay with going from the twenty eighth of February third? Oh, does it hit January thirty one? And on February first, your new fantasy line up at only for two has to start? No, I think. Well, the fresh week. Yeah, first week, a fresh fantasy week. Yeah, right, good. We run fresh reality week, meaning there's two weeks left to get every point you possibly can with as big as your rosters can be right now. Then we can absolutely I'm trying to let come running meals, like. Okay, you're just gonna let me walk back in the door, take my first place crowd and mm no, Sirry, there's a lot of players to watch out for. The apple core have for all those next week. Oh yes, apple core guy, stiver Skowski, hope you I got Calndon, like a calendon my new guy. Leave. I got a goal. Yeah, let's go core, yeah, the point. The points are still gonna come. They're gonna come in Babullys, go rangers. So, Michaels Azara, you're BOOA. Right, coach. I know I said it wrong at the showcase that I told you last year I was gonna get it right. was that that was good practice. All awesome. Who another some games on the docket for this week. was another, another game, full week of games, and will give you a couple to watch for before we wrap things up here. And I think there's probably a game in each division to keep an eye on, I guess here, Um Dog. Well, I'm Jacks evilet. Are we each going to pick one? One? Is that we're going to do? where? I have not looked at the schedule, like I have time. Okay. Well, I'm watching for the game that Jeff is calling on Friday, who is wizards versus warriors. I want to see if the wizard can get their fourth straight when I can't wait to see Ryan mcgrab and Andrew, Andrew Kopolis, Oh my God, you're just gonna see him on Saturday. It was so funny. Will be socially distance and massed up, so none has to worry, but Mesko sided I don't know. I don't know the Games, to be going onest. Let me like take a quick viewing everyone. Who's be on St Jack's ABS twice, Jack Spartans. Those are jacks. As match up. The chiefs are busy again. Great, you know, I love that. You too. Chiefs are typically playing today against the railers and they're going to play walpole about came Maryland's and down south and Kyle's neck of the woods. We're saying core getting a lot of games in and they're getting guys back. And who plays the day that this drop? Sorry, I'm speaking a loud right now. Not Firs Day. There's Oh wait, oh my God, it's a party at toby keys rangers. I hated here. If anyone doesn't know, I don't know what this hard things from chick tock, but like, I hate here. there. Look, I just want to be on keep cod driving and I will be doing the complete opposite. Damn little fires, little flyers, eighty seven's next Wednesday. Get up for us that one. That's a good is they at potential South Division finals? Preeview? Yep, and that's it. S The little fires are made of their friedback up standings. They look they got McGraw, they got a lot of guys clicking. Yako Kubeck's good. How we doing? Yaka GROOP HOOPS? So a lot of games on the schedule this week. He's sure to follow every box score online at eastern hockey lea dot org and, as I think, who it gets me a bonus there, Neil. Sorry, does he take down the eight sevens? Yeah, maybe, did. He did take them? He did. So yakam taking up baby, and every game, of course, is on hockey TV as well. So enjoy the Games, guys, and we'll talk to you next week. Good, see a crew. 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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