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Team of the Week (Little Flyers) | Episode 67

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On this week's episode of the #EShow we welcome Anthony Lorusso to the podcast for the very first time (1:13). ALO is the President of the Philadelphia Little Flyers and he's been with the organization for every season since the EHL was formed back in 2013. The conversation breaks down the 2020-21 campaign and everything that the Little Flyers endured at both the EHL and EHLP levels. We then transition into another debate (22:00) with the #ECrew over who's in and who's out of the all-time lineup for the Little Flyers.

Welcome to the e show with Neil Raven. 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 east 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 experience a catastrophic event. Learn more at penalty box foundation dot Org. What's going on? My name is Neil Raven. This episode number sixty seven of the east show. On this week's episode, I welcome in Anthony Larrusso to the podcast for the very first time. Alo is the president of the Philadelphia Little Flyers. He's been with the Organization for every season since the EHL was formed back in two thousand and thirteen. Our conversation breaks down the two thousand two thousand and twenty one campaign and everything that the little fires had to endeavor at both the EHL and EHLP levels. We then transition into another debate with the e crew over who's in and WHO's out of the all time line up for the little flyers. I'm joy now by Anthony La Roussa, the president of the little flyers, also known as a low alo. It feels like this is a long time coming. Welcome to the east show, Neil. Feels good to be here finally. Appreciate you guys having me on. Yeah, it's been a long time coming. We gotta get together and do this moral I think we probably name dropped you over a hundred times and my history of this podcast. So to have you on finally, it is absolute pleasure. For those that don't know, as I mentioned, you are the president of the little flyers, but you also work at the rank. You've been there the entire time little fires have been in the Ehl key talk about what your role and tales. Oh yeah, it's been like a crazy kind of roller coaster ride to get over at I guess right to our started here as an intern Jerma college days. Jailusan ten and then did my internship here, got offered the job of actually working in the pro shop for probably eight months to a year and then ice works got a bid for curling national's two thousand and twelve. So like that's I actually owe my start to the squat curling, which is kind of weird. So they came to me. We're like a like, you know, we're doing this big national event, we need workers and you know you want to go on the local organizing committee and set it all up from scratch. So that's kind of how I got my start there. And then start doing social media and marketing for the rink. So then that came a full time job. And then, as we progressed, John G coobe asked me to score keep some games for him their last year in the Atlantic Junior League before the HL was formed. So I started doing that and then, you know, Square capt for them full time the following year and then John Comes me one day and goes, you know, John and South Philly Act, and like a what do you know about facebook? Where you know about instagram as like, I know a lot about it, John, as I think we need to be on there. So it kind of just started from there. And then was doing the marketing and social media for a little flyers and then when John was ready to get out, he are, you know, our brink owners took over the team, bought the team. However that works, and I got named the guy to be in charge. So that was. That's a little short history of the ladder of development. Myself there, I guess you'd call it. Yeah, and there's been to ownership groups, three head coaches and yourself the entire time. has there ever been I thought to try anything else? So Howe have you really just enjoyed climbing this ladder of progression yourself? All my enjoy the climb for here, like you know, it's a progression like anything else in life. You need experience and you have to have somebody want to give the experience and opportunity. And that's what you know happened to me here, whether it was our ownership group, but ice works that gave me the opportunity to work here, or John Jacob give me my start with the little flyers, then obviously that transition with our ownership group, of them knowing the kind of work that I can do and things like that. And you know, a lot of that has to do with being around good people for for all these years. Right like John G Coovi and as wife broke, put in a good thirty something years with this organization. As far as you youth all the way to the junior so I owe a lot to them. And then, you know rocky, when rocky was the coach, he kind of just let me be around and learn from them and I'd ask them questions, even if they had nothing to do with me or whatever my job was. And same thing with George and catch runs the same way. So you know, I will lot to those, those five or six people, and then there's a lot of you know, takes a lot of people to make it work over here. Right we have Tom Willams, I know, offense Ay, but else the league, I think is one of the best play by play guys we got. So I don't know, I don't have to worry about that. On a daily basis. My camera it takes care of our trainers with you know, Hillary and Jason and and stacy and stuff like that, so I don't have to worry about that. Eric's a great scorekeeper. So like, as far as game day goes, like, I know my bases are covered and I don't have to worry about any of that stuff because we have the right people doing the right job. So those people make my job a lot easier. And as things have progressed, you've gotten more and more involved with the roster management side of things, where you've yeah,...

...you, you are more in the signing of the players now. So let's transition into the two thousand and two thousand and twenty one little flyers teams. I know neither one of them made it to the frozen finals, but when you look back on the two teams from this year, what can you be most proud of? Um, I think everybody in the League just has to be a proud of how their guys came together. We got through it as a group, right like, but from no matter where we were, every state was dealing with different I don't know if we're calling them laws, whatever, they were guidelines and regulations and regulations, whatever you want to call them all, and they were coming from everywhere, right, and then you had state ones and local ones, which messed up a lot of teams were to wear like your state was saying you can do something, but your county says you can't. So I just give our guys credit, like our fifty guys that were in here. They trusted where we were doing, trust the process, as you like to say in Philly, a lot. But you know, they did. They did the things that we asked them to do right. They stay out of the stuff outside of the rink, as far as being in heavily transmitted areas and stuff like that, and it was a grind and I think everybody did that and you know, just cred to those guys. They were here for a reason to play hockey. I told you, I think earlier in the season. You know, we're ready any time, anywhere. So Yep, we just stayed ready and ready to go and I give those guys credit for all that stuff. And speaking of regulations and guidelines, we obviously had our finals in Pennsylvania because it was the only state within the footprint at that time that was allowing other states to come in and play. But it wasn't that easy for you guys all year long. At one point, you guys were only allowed to have I think it was ten guys on the ice at one time. How many times did you have players come into your office or you with catch frown and say to you like like I don't know if I could do this anymore? Zero, like there wasn't one time where a guy came in and was like, you know, this is I mean, obviously there's player movement throughout the year, but that was, for I think, more opportunity and chance, especially when you have two thousand that have to get the college. And you know the year that we were involved in. But a lot of our movement was was older guys looking for more or different opportunity in different place. There wasn't one kid that came in and just like hey, like this season messed up, I can't do it anymore, which was good. Like we had a good group of committed guys here and they knew it was going to be a struggle and you know, going back to those those times, you can only I think was a month. We can only have nine guys and coach catch on on the ice. So it came to every day to like you're sending text messages to guys like all right, you're going to go with this group today. She basically had nine guys in the locker room going up to practice and the next nine would coming go to the gym and then you had like nine waiting. So like it was just like a moving obstacles of getting guys to where they had to go and if it wasn't ideal, but it worked out for so everyone had to battle through the stuff and we just did it, just like everybody else did? Yeah, let's let's talk about each team in particular. Start Ehl, because I bring up that question because your ehl team was actually one of the younger teams in the League. We've noticed over the years that teams have just been almost loaded with age outs, you know, by the end of the year fifteen plus ajunts. I think you guys had just over double digits. When you have a young team like that WHO's playing against some teams that are older and maybe dropping more games early on, how did you guys maintain their focus and their confidence? I think I had a lot to do with there was a good there's a good veteran leadership with that group where like don't dig, even though guys weren't like Rod Holes. Are Captain, and you did a great job was being our captain, being our leader. And then you have a guy like Scott mcgirl really skept stepped up to be a leader. Don't take it turn has been here for three years. Brett turn has been program for for you know, you just made his college cum yesterday. Also, congratulations to Brett. But there was a good leadership group there that kind of kept like our heads and what we were doing, like we started with three and nine and I know it's been talked about a lot on the podcast and I think, I know Jeff's going to be on here later. I think you call this the best team and askin time kind of thought of that. Yeah, no, yeah, so, yeah, it was a rough start and you know, Yaku cubic was coming over from the Zech Republic and maybe, you know, needed all time to get adjusted to the to the EHL game than North American style of play. But once he did use lights out for us at the end of the season. You know, Cassie and Hendon played well for us as well. So we also had a lot of guys that came in that had really good top tier one experience as far as the aten you level go right and that helps a lot because their planning national schedule and and they know that it's a grind and they're playing bigger, stronger, faster kids all the time that maybe some of our guys aren't seeing at the ATENU level, and I think that really helped him once they got in here and got their feet wet. Like look what Connor McDonald did once he got go. And you know, five, six teams in and the same thing with beauv A and and da Kosha playing together the Michigan Line there. Yeah, and a lot of good young guys on that team. You know, the sea wagons, the patents, the fridges, and our D's going to be young. We're going to have some good returners coming this year. So we're excited. So I have to ask you. Don't have to give us your secrets, but how do you how do you have the...

...conversation to bring that Michigan Line back, because if you do, that could be one of the top lines in the League next year. All the conversations of our even happening. Obviously, those guys are going to get those guys are going to get some good opportunities to play at a higher level and we're all about that and, as you know, with our history, and they will get into little later at the opportunities there for one of our guys to the season it is. Yeah, so that's what we tell people coming into here and that's what you have to do. You have to keep your word to your players because without that you don't have anything but getting those guys back with the huge press and I do think they would be. They'd probably go down as one of the most dominant lines in history of the League. Of Three of those guys come back and play and a name that you brought up in that segment was Brett Turner and I want to go back to him because he spent two years of you with you guys, with the EH LP two years with the EHL. He actually was on your first I think eh L P team was two thousand and seventeen eighteen team. I think that was actually even, at least here. I think there was more of a tap trial run for you guys, but the EHLP team has kind of taken off since then and he had a trip to the frozen finals. I know you lost in the championship game back in two thousand and eighteen nineteen, but year and and year out, your EHLP team has been a contender, just like the EHL team, and it's been a feeder for you guys. Can you talk about how important the development of that side of your program has been for the whole organization? Oh, it's huge, like we so I guess a couple years before that we had the met League team when obviously all the EHR didn't have the younger division, but you know, getting that was huge and Brett Turner was a big cornerstone in that. Like he came for a really good local high school team. He was playing off tier one over at Westchester and decide to come over. But you added him with Kyle Scott and, you know, Eric Marn and Ryan Sharkey and those guys, and they made you a viable competitive team right away to where kids in the Eric like, okay, if I don't make Ehl, like you're something to strife for and they're going to be good, they're going to compete and the organization is going to give those kids a chance to move up. Like this year's roster you had Shane Green, Luke Headmund Sebastian Roman, Ecque, Tyler Cassid, like for guys that were big contributors down there, and then obviously ty or marvel had a really good year down there and then came played two good years of hl for us. So that's worked well for us and we're hoping to continue that. And you know, and even if you have some guys that are young and make the AHL roster at Camp, they might not stick, but then they had somewhere to go and and to be better in the support. So there and they have the opportunity to stay with the HL team on a daily basis while still playing in the premiere. So it's a great thing. I think it's worked on league wide. You can see how it's worked. Like the guy that scored the game winning goal for a Boston in the finals, right, he's a blast, huge for yeah, mandrew girl, huge premier guy. Know Jeff's huge. Chanze'll shout in his name out there. So I'm just like, look what he's done. He did really well for himself and that was a that's a good thing. You have to have that transition there to show that guys are going to be competitive at that level and then obviously get their college proven at the end of the day. And you guys have created, as you just started to allude to, the floor this I don't want to call it strange, but it's a unique pipe fly to the ANA self. And it it's not just Amarillo, because you actually have a former premier goalie who won goalie of the year, who's now playing in the lone star, and that's Graham Burke. He was on that championship team. I know this is a that's a very unique situation, but when you have a kid that young who has the chance to climb the ladder but maybe not through the EHL, how did that conversation going? Do you still keep in contact with him? Graham? We actually talked to Graham pretty often. Catchron has a really good relationship with them, to Delaware guys. So catch on talks to Burkeye pretty often and I talked to burke he probably three four times a season. Obviously reach out to at the beginning wistoon walk and then he was reaching out back and forth when things were happening throughout the season and you always use your contacts. I told people that all the time, no matter what you're doing. So we want to go back to the whole Michigan Line thing. Two of the Michigan Line guys play with Graham Burke at county where the year before. So there's there's how some of those relationships work. And then you know, then Graham's parents are here, so and McDonald's parents and a Christ his parents feel good that there's somebody they know out here and get us all works on a circle like that. But the gram burke situation was a unique one because he was a really good, obviously talented goalie. He won goalie the year. He had a great run of the playoffs and you're not going to keep a kid like that in the premiere for that year. But then you had Tommy coming back and he had a dreams. You didn't know if Graham was going to be able to get in there and steal that job. So the best thing for him at the time was go play for this top tier one eighteen new program the country, and then look what happened to you. So the good thing about it is, and I tell people all the time, as long as you were a little fires Jersey wants like that's all it is for us, all right, like you're in the organization, you played and then and that was a steppingstone for you to get to where you want to go. And he's look what he's done with the opportunity. He's been playing great so you know, we just wish him the best...

...of walk and success. And you know in Graham's home for breaks and stuff like that, he wants to come skate with us and, you know, hang out the boys and come to practices and he comes to games and shows of support. So he's a good little fire and we'll always appreciate what you did and you never know what the future could hold. Right you can run into a situation like this year where the influx of talent just pushes players in different directions. You know, I say Graham Burke, but you look at Jacob Crespo, who played for the seven s. He went eh LP to NA also and came back to the EHL. We don't want Graham back right away, but if the situation presents itself, I'm sure you guys will welcome back with the welcome arms. But I want to transition into a little bit of a tougher subject for something that took place this past season, because the impact of it was that huge. And for those that don't know, not sure how you don't know, because it was pretty big news. What happened to Brian Page, who's a player within your organization? No, he never play any junior games out the level for us, but can you just touch on obviously he went through a pretty catastrophic injury, but the outcry from that and the gofunding page, I think, is still up and it over like three hundred thousand hours now. What, like, what was that like for you and how did it change almost your life during that time? Neil, it's like the and I tell us people all how much the craziest thing that I've actually been a part of to see the outcry of support for this kid and his family like in hours, like absolute hours, and there's a million stories I can tell and I think it would take way to on the podcast, but any person that you could imagine that reached out and just did what they could do to help, like it was crazy. And a lot of that started with the H and I know you and I had that those conversations to where, you know, the next day. So I actually found out. We had a game that Sunday and one of the eighteen you parents texted me while we were in the locker room after the game was like hey, like this happened. So I told Catchron. You like told the boys real quick. Obviously we didn't have any news, but you know, those guys skate together all summer long and they all are aware who Brian is and but just you know, whether it was drew from the penalty box, Foundation Britt jumped on right away and started helping us with graphics, and then the grizzled guys, you know, Anthony and Anthony got involved right away and what they were able to do is amazing. And those guys so keeping contact from every couple weeks and you know Brian's flights going to be a long fight here, but he's a warrior in every sense of the word and you know, you look for his little updates on facebook from the group that they have on there and you know whether he moves a toe or finger whatever like. That's all successful stuff and that kids now we're going to give up on anything. He's going to grind it out. So but the support was it was crazy, from organizations and players, parents inside the league like it was. It was something unbelievable to be a part of and it's never you know, it's obviously unfortunate when this takes place, but then you see all leagues like the NHL pick up on stuff like this and and he and obviously for the wrong reason, right, because it because a kid got hurt and the way that he did. But you see the NHL come around it and even his favorite player in Sydney, crosby, come around it. At that point you have to kind of pinch yourself, like how did they feel? Yeah, you have to, because you don't realize what one event or how this can affect somebody or whatever. On the Sydney crossby. Thing to me was it was crazy because like that's his that's a guy right. And Yeah, we're talking about the greatest hockey player on the planet right now that's still actively playing, who's not a real popular guy around here and me know, and it's nothing the woods, right. So you know, golden black isn't exactly a favorite color Philadelphia, but you know that that came from the way that whole thing got started real quick. Was One of our two thousand and ten parents actually came to me. I was like Hey, I know a flyers, you know, equipment guy or whatever. So he was down there. There was a phone call made and the Pittsburgh Penguins Equipment Guy Right away I was like hey, like Malcolm tear and cancel's here now. So like he got a stick in a Jersey sign. That was here to me like two days and then I walked into work one day and there was a package on my desk from a name that I had no idea so I opened it up and it was an autograph Jersey from Sydney Carolsby a handwritten to it from him and it was the center was his wife. That's why I didn't recognize what it was, but it was just unbelievable. He's stepped up right away and you know, that's what the that's what a kids hero has to do right steps up for the kid. And you know, and I know they've got a little bit of a relationship and Brian supposed to beat or going out to Pittsburgh or meeting sitting in Philly one of these times. So that's awesome stuff and that just brighten his spirits and you know, just helps him get through rough days and he has all that stuff, he has all the support and we're obviously all still pulling for him. And let's transition off of that, because you brought up two names in there and Anthony and Anthony from grizzled, Anthony Stromer. Then he dealt Tofo, who played for the revolution, who are no longer a team in the league. Junior flyers are are no longer a team in the league, and a comparison that I have started to make here in recent weeks, I guess you could say is that you kind of have a new rival that's taken their spot in the New Jersey, eighty sevens. Do you look at the sevens and compare them to the junior flyers and evolution at all or there was it just totally different? Um, I mean there's there's similarities...

...and then I think there's always going to be differences because even in those two that you mentioned, right, the revolution and the junior flyers, the junior flyers, rivalry was there and will always be there, right, just because of the youth from the girls and all that sort of stuff. Right, it's goods healthy, like it's twenty minutes down the road. You have to have good competition. But the way that Jerry has guys were like you always knew you're in a battle, like they were a good shot blocking team with they just they grinded it out like all the time to wear at the revolution series could get a little more physical and and there's a little more pleasantries exchange there and the Christmas cards went fly and all that sort of stuff. So but no, I and it put it's similar in the sense of like the stats get along like really well as far as like Jerry and rocky. Were always get along well with George and catcher on stuff like that, and the same thing with John Roger and his staff and our stats. Like there was never anything there, and that's a similarities there with with Maddie and Adam. Like you know, we talked about me having all these people that helped me to where I'm at. Say, like I taught to Maddie pretty often, like we talked in the offseason, especially this pass off season, we were probably talking two three times a week just figuring out how we were going to get through and stuff with those are two good guys and and you appreciate the stuff that they've that they've done there on because it makes them a super competitive team and it's good to have that and I think that's what we have in the south. That's good. Like you always know you're going to be in a battle with them, you're going to be in a bad with Marilyn. Look what protected this year in their first year. So I think the south strong right now and yeah, like that's our at that's our new rival, because you can know and you have them at both levels. To right, you have that the premiere and at the H and it's it's good you get to play some backtoback and get everybody in the building in one day and see a lot of blue and a lot of black and horn. So and that both levels you've found a way to play each other and each team has beating each other at different levels to make it to the frozen finals. And of course, those, all those rivalies grow because of the talent that comes through on all the different teams at different levels and in different years. Right. And I want to bring in the e crew now because I'm actually going to let you stay on for the all time. Little fires a lot up. I know we didn't have rich DiCaprio stay on last week, but with your history and not being the quote unquote coach, I want you to stay on because, okay, I'm gonna ask you the very first tough question, because then you get to answer it. How closely did you look at the Rangers Graphic? How closer do I look at it? Yes, did you? Did you notice the bottom right corner? I didn't study it, study it by took a glance at and I don't know what's in the bottom or so you can make the first decision for us, as we welcome in Jeff and Brittany. Now the bottom right corner said head coach Rangers, Chris Dicaprio. So Ile, I'm gonna let you make this decision so that we don't have to and it. And it's because there's been so many good head coaches. But if you had to pick an all time little flyers line up and you had to choose between Rocky Russo, George Lewis, are mark catch run, well, we'll let you make that pick. That's home to me. I don't even know if I can hate that, but careful, buddy. Yeah, like this is some dangerous waters. Werow. Yeah, I'm taking I think I will take three Coes, cohead coaches. Oh, I'm gonna have yeah, I'm going to do a George is going to run my day in the PK catch, I'm going to run my power play and rock he's going to stand in the middle. So those are my three guys, all cohead coaches, all getting paid the same to our beautiful that's there'sn't enough. And you know they're all going to listen to this. So that's part of the reason why you an answer. Right. Yeah, those are my guys. I talked to those guys every day. So those those are three good guys that I owe a lot to. So I'd give them all the job at hire them all twice over if I could. And let's talk about that for a second before we get into the actual breakdown on the line up, because each one's been different. But rocky kind of helped to establish the little flyers culture. Can you talk about what he did with your organization in the early years? Yeah, it was a complete cultural overhaul, which was great and I think it's something that we needed. But that I think that one with with the League, was trying to do as well, right, because all we had somebody in here when we were in the Atlantic League and then the HL come out the next ten and rocky got the job. So it was a big culture change. But look what he came from. He came from a team that won a Robertson Company won it with some local talent down there, as far as i Mike Davis and those guys go, and then he comes here and he brought that with them. Like you have to bring that mentality and that's how you up yourself up to level up and that's how you're playing in championships and winning three regular season championships in a row and putting double digit kids in college every years. There has to be a culture changing. You have to expect greatness or or, you know, make God's level up and play to your ability and if not, then go fund somebody else that will. And of course he has George Lewis as an assistant. Then George comes the head coach. Mark Cashall was an assistant and then he became the head coach. So it's kind of all been this same group together, as you mentioned, and everyone stays in contact. So now with the with the...

...e crew, Jeff and Brittany where do we want to start then, because we have the coaches said we want to start forwards. Dyar, goalie. Why didn't Dave? And I was gonna say this was another fun one, though. You'll looking through all these old stats again, seeing all these old showcase teams that we called years ago, the there's a couple of definites to write, just like we have with the raiders. I mean Joey Savelle. We talked about him. Yep, you see his the goalie situation again is too hard. I always say that of the goal we say we save goalie for the end. I forgot how many good goalies they've had. There's a lot. There's at least four or five that I saw. I have five on my list, but this like I can make to full rosters and pre competitive. I'm ninety nine percent sure. And of course we're trimming down to twelve, six and two. And a player that Jeff has named so far is Joey savell. I think he has to be on the list also. He was the forward of the year and the twenty eighteen nineteen season, or two thousand and seventeen. I'm glad agree on almost a hundred points. I'm playing an audios. I think it was two thousand and seventeen eighteen. Actually, yeah, we're gonna put him. We got a puty. Yeah, OCTOBAC, definitely. He's another one. They went together. They were the dynamic duo with Nick mcgildy as but we're not at d yet, so we'll get there. Ye, D to, Oh my God, they had a couple of there's one name that I loved from the last frozen finals we had in providence and I forgot about him. Not Forgot about him, but star his name. I was like, Bam, we won't ruin it. So yeah, some good ninety six points in that seventeen eighteen season. Yes, that's really one sixty. It was the seventeen eighteen season. I remember alow actually pointed this out to me, because octo back in that seventeen eighteen season put up forty three goals. Yeah, like three forty fives. That good for the bridge. You know, he had some sort of injury also right that he had like I can't remember what it was, but it was I think was a cower boat actually. Yeah, and like I have him listed as tied with Devin Panzeka, but I think I put them above because I think the games played. I don't have that in front of right now. I think the games played was like there was a pretty good difference there. And if, like, he hadn't had that injury, we're talking about like a fifty goal season almost. Yeah, I think he missed ten games that year. Do we even that? You were playing I think two thousand and seventeen eighteen. Was that was the fifty game here? Yeah, see, we guilds played fifty. So octo back played forty one. So he had nine less games. He'll almost call them right there. Yeah, it said he lost. It was like around Christmas too, so like he you know, he got lucky Kinda because there was the break there that he didn't missed three weeks worth of games. But yeah, he was out. That was a him and penzikeet back and forth that whole entire season, just putting goals and left the right. It was great. Yeah, and so we'll say that. Jeff has said savell so far and Brittany has said Otr Peck. So then a loo, let's hear another forward. I'M gonna go my guy, Austin master. I have to show the pass and then end of Stevenson mustangs. Yeah, he's all. I think I was talking to somebody about him the other day. He's probably one of the best, one of the top three two a players I've ever seen. This week, like the kid just brought it all the time. And look who he's done down Stevens, any one rookie of the year and, you know, help them get to a carbens championship this past year and make them into a national contender there. So he's done really well for himself and can't be any happier with that kid. And of course he was not like on the the I don't know what it was. It was like the championship, like all conference, like team or whatever you want to call that. Whatever it was, he's just going on. We're talking about I just don't know how to word it, but heerens all conference, you know, all tournament team. Yes, tournament Jesus Christ, Yes, tournament team. He made that. I mean these numbers from the two thousand and eight nineteen season. That was the year that I think you guys won forty games. Yeah, I was like the year on the way of the regular season title and and obviously the ehl championship game against the avalanche. But in total he played forty nine games and put up eighty points, like that's just out of this world that season. So we got three forwards so far. I guess I'M gonna go deeper into the history little to thirteen fourteen season. WE'RE gonna go back to my first year, because alo kind of sparked it with the first name, and I'm going to go back to Austin Kelly, and Austin Kelly went on to play at Wisconsin, Stevens Point and one a national championship there. I think of the year they went completely undefeated, actually from correctly so. I since Stevens Point. This is school I haven't heard of. Well, I've a good I'm a good one for that and neal. Okay, you go. I' are good when for Wisconsin Superior? Two. So, first of all, awesome, Kelly.

I love the pack. He's all my last as well. I think he's one of the best captains in our history. Is a great leader. What he did out Stevens points great, but he actually played with Adam Bode's older brother out there at Stevens points. There's another, another link there as well. You've been that player and that's what you got. Knows you gotta do. Neal, pretty where were you gonna go with Wisconsin Superior? Okay, so this is a foreign route. I can't wait to hear her pronounce this. I know because I just really can't pivol that. Even now. You say that there is there's some Weirdo your problem for not sure, but I don't know. Sounded out. Yeah, you sounded out. You can do it. Nick has knock. That's pretty cool. That's pretty clear. Yeah, that's right, MC Casson Ark, they pavel mccas a knock and doesn't. I think it's I think it's story time for a second here, because during the interview time with these show, during the interview with with ailable before we we tart, we talked a little bit about the revolution, revolution, rivalry with the with the little flyers. And my first year was the two thousand and fifteen sixteen season and Pavel scored a game winning goal at what was the January showcase up in Hook set and it was a play where there was a lot of contact in front of the net and the goalie lost his glove and play continued because it was an imminent scoring chance and when the goaltender loses a piece of equipment, the only piece of equipment that allows the play to stop is the mask. And he lost his glove and when the puck circled around, it ended up on mccas Knox stick and he shot it into the empty net because it's either I'm going to reach back with the bear hand, no, because there's no glove there, or I'm not going to stop this thing. Game winning goal is scored. It actually ended up being, I want to say, Rocky's one hundredth win and as a coach in the ehl and yes, the head coach of the revolution at the time was Keith Primo. I know this is going and that. And the biggest difference between rocky and Keith Primo was Keith premo is about six foot five and as a little vertical difference there, and at that time it was. It was a little bit what you call it hate shred halo between yes, a million hates, a strong word I'd call like a just like heavy disdain. And they're celebrating and obviously rocky's popped, as it's, with hundredth win. And I'm saying next to Keith and he's got the fist going and he's he's got his hands going like this and I had to walk away. I was like this guy's getting really angry and Keith looked at me and goes, you know, I like playing him, I like beating him, but I hate watching them celebrate and I go, Oh my God, I'm I'm looking up at Keith right now and then he goes. You know, I thought my brother once in the NHL, right and I was like that's like yeah, I know you did window and then he just walked away and I was like, okay, the conversation is over. I guess I knew. I'll be honest with you, guys, like that's what I that's the part that I missed most about. Like being in the box during games. It's just like the chatter back and forth. Yeah, and he like listen the players Chirp each other and even the coaches. There are some good ones in there sometimes. Like that's where I'm Miss Moss about, like being in between like the benches during game. There for sure, like and rocky has some good fire, of course, a no, he'll absolutely to it in. He'll. He would go at anyone, and I just that go always stands out to me because obviously the name stands. I always remember who scored it, because we don't have many players that have come to this league from Russia, but I want to stay in Russia. What the we for my next pick up for for the for forwards, because Nick has knock was great, but I know you're going all like the temp. Ken was possibly the hardest player I've ever seen in this league. Like it, big boy, if he hits you, it was something you would go through the glass like. That was his attempt was for you to go through the glass. Is Heavy, but he could play offense to wasn't like when he was a heavy grinder that just went out there and deck people going to put bucks in the look at the look at this size, six foot three, two hundred and fifteen and it says you fit fifty points in forty five. And I know as a as a crew, we went over this last week. Six game winners that year. Always had a knack for big goals. I know, PIMS to one, nineteen, very side. A lot of those are due to a lot of those are due to side and hitting smaller. God. Yeah, that was us. Is the found in his teammates. That kid was an absolute tank for us, like always, all eggs the man. He's good kid and he I know it will be. It's you know, you won't want to hear...

...this a Looh, but he missed an overtime winner in that two thousand and fifteen and sixteen finals. Buy about an inch, like I think it's when ours. You say it when we're when we broadcast games, you know, to save or a skate save, like he hit the blade of the monarch school. We state like it was. It was. It was that close and you know, obviously a fantastic player and I love just yeah, you guys mentioned it. His size led to some pims at times. But okay, if I was on the ice against him and there was a pluck in the corner, I would button hook out of the way and you can have that put. Yeah, you don't want to go into a one on one with Ale like in the corner, for sure, Mr Pattemken, here you go, so take this dear you'd like. So obviously there's more forwards guys. We got six, though, so far. So you could say two lines. We have Savelle, Octobeck, master, Kelly mccasm knock at Ptempkins. Oh, looks Peterson. I was say, what is the time to pass word holy cross the more recent teams, because we did on the street. For me, is Holy Cross, though, car, I go include the locals and maybe you just said I don't know if al want to say this is Peterson, arguably the best forward and franchise history for the little flyers. Oh, I don't know if I can say that, but all you can be another episode as far as like, as far as growth and success goes. Possibly, yeah, because Alex, like he did a great job for us that year as a rookie and then did what he did in Amro and he's still putting up. I think did he? He led Holy Cross from squaring this year. I'm pretty sure again. So yeah, you can say that absolutely if you want to put them in there. Neil said it, so I said Alex a great kid, though. He's another one of those kids that comes back in the summertime. He's hanging around, so you know he's good to have for the program okay, good, good for the brand. If you absolutely say that. So long. I know we got to get that back in the rotation. Well, there's another person, but he's a d well, we're not going to get to the D I know. That's why I said way. Think you were thinking the one I was teasing earlier, m gem GE. Okay, I'M gonna I'm gonna stay with the floors still. You're talking about, I know a forward that I want to go to next, I want to say was at least a two year player with the organization. Another captain, I want to say as well, went on to play at toughs. Oh Peter had what we want to talk about, two way players. I think this kid gave it every single shift he had at every answer the ice expect that could be out there. So I'm going to go with Peter Haddon and I think in talking with Pat Norton, on the golf course. But absolute you. You Golf, Neil, you golf. Yeah, yeah, yeah, you got it. I was head shots. These head shots are fifteen out of ten. They the little flyers for one of the first teams. Too, awful. Everybody would get this year and think that was that was all. Lindsay Teler, shout out to Wendsay Tiler, who was our place videographer per year. She did a great job doing this head shot. Everyone certs and ties and nice black background makes some all of her serious and serious. The little fires set the pace with the headshots, that's for sure. But what Pat Norman said about what made Hatten so great, besides the leaderships out of it, is that in the ehl seventy points to sixty games. This season that was the two thousand and sixteen seventeen year. He said what he loved about having him so much at toughs is he isn't that player at toughs, but he's adapted to the role that he has as a third or fourth line more of a grinder and we mentioned Pattempkan size earlier in Patton is not the same way. He's five the even one hundred and eighty five listed here. But he didn't back down from anything. No, he had an edge to him, for sure. Peter hadn't. He did a good job. He was younger than me. I'm Chook Alo. You said you have almost two at two lineup. So you have you must have more full too, full teams. Well, will let you pick the next forward. I think somebody always had thrown there. So like that's why I was asking you about the if we're looking at where they're at now, like Brett Ablm ever has to be in the conversations, like the vision one hockey. Yet at army, he had a really good rookie year force that that year that we were in the finals. Will are good and Chris Friend Jerry from Jerry his world and there really known. He went down. He went on an Amro and he played well down there and he got his divisional commits. So he's got to be on yes, to be all that rof there. If you want to talk about full episodes dedicated to other stuff, I know it's always a tough one. But the two thousand and sixteen seventeen finals is that a whole another episode. You could do...

...a four part special on that, just playing throughout the summer, because that was with everybody involved in that, all the travel that took place in how long in the series last? You can get some good stories out of that one. And I'm for Gonda. I forgot album hours a little fire because I've seen him when he comes to Bentley. We see army every year and he's been an awesome player for them. He Will Oh, yeah, he's been good, but I mean put up he'd put up good numbers there. He's a he was another kid that he gave you every like he was undersized and he played like he thought he was six four and he's not. You have to be if you're going to play for coach Riley and army. That's their moods. You better work here. You know what offer. You know making laugh. That is Bret Adam hour to itch. He's done a great job and I'll take the next for it. I guess do it. What's consistent about the little flyers and the Rangers from last week, as they're actually part of the Eh Shell's original six. We're down to an original six that have been in the league since two thousand and thirteen. What I have heard, there have been some grips about our line up last week, Jeff and Brittany. There have been a few real yes, well, we didn't really Hutch on the thirteen, fourteen, fourteen fifteen seasons at all, so I'll do that this week again. I had I know I mentioned a bunch of those guys. I mentioned Austin Kelly earlier, but I want to mention drew Gannon next, and part of the reason being is obviously what he did in the EH shell in eighty three career games, put up nearly a hundred points, with ninety eight points, but just one of the best guys. Like whatever we played Humsk Boston, like he was not thought that they had to be, but they were. He was just so welcoming, like he loved the chance to play our all star team each year, and I mean it's stood out. Whatever we played them like, he had a chance to do something. Any put up points in those games as well, and it's always just whenever we played umus bosses, I was like our here we go. We got drew Gannon again. So I I will always remember that player. Awesome, drew ginning. Welcome to the show, players all times. Yeah, we're down to two. Ford Start Left. I can't wait to get to the defenseman. You guys need to defense from Holy Hell. So as at all it is, it's true. Bard spots left. Yeah, who you have got? We got Ted that Ten d ward so far, and and I don't want this to be a shot to this year's team, but we haven't done anyone from them, this year's team yet. I was gonna say we get. I mean just for saying Donald Person The sea wagon, dude, Du Du do do well, but we have we have al on, so alois. Is there a name that we've missed that really stand about for this year's team? Waiting for glad any, any any years, because I have one more forward that I think I want to plush and I want to hear where he is on your on your list. You have to get at least one from the newer teams. So as far as I newer goes, that's like in the last shore or three years, like just names that you couldn't consider, not putting them on any less, but like names for consideration. Obviously you already talked about master. Well, Mikeyg did in this first year. I'm like GM poppy. Have to take in the consideration then. You know, he came back this year. Jake Berg. Maybe his offensive numbers weren't there, but he, I'll set Jake Berg's the best forward penalty killer in the HL. That the hl that ever seemed like that kid would block anything from absolutely anywhere, as far as I knew. Guys Got Scott McGraw. I think Scott mcgirls games under appreciated. You know, he was our quarterback on the power play there. I don't refurt I don't have a stats in front of me for this year, but I know he had a son of all five points is thirty five games for you. Yeah, sty had the power play nights on the power play. Did a good job for us and he just came back as like as a leader, like really matured and stuff like that. So I give those guys a certain consideration. But there's two spots up. You guys pick them because there's some older names in there too. That that's so. So you should get some. Well, here's here's one name that I have to lean towards because it was a multi year guy for you guys, went on to play at UTICA and that, yeah, my list to. Oh, not the only one, then? Oh, I've Jamie on my list as well. Yeah, Jamie was still is. James a good kid. Every time UTICA comes into this building to play new and he always stops by my office and talks for a couple minutes. So any all talked about love his game earlier. Talked about pipelines earlier for you guys, with some of the NA self. You guys also had a pipeline to UTICA for a little while there as well. So we got one forward spot left, Jesus, that's it, just one. Go ahead, Britt Peel off, girl. No, no, no, no, no, I don't know what that pressure. Yeah, no, thank you, I'm good. I don't what do you what do you want the quality to be? Do you want it to be a points? Guy, you wanted to be toughness, because round Jacob Berg Fan as well. I like Jacob Berg personal but Kevin Brown, who he was? was he a...

...cant? He was? He was. Okay, let's go back to that roster. Hello, which it's here, not that one, not that one. Which one of the eight that we've gone through. Yeah, all right, Geese Bergman, they come on, res biggest reest Bergman Advocate on planet earth. I love that kid. He is an absolute gem, great human being. Is One of the, as I say, families where the little brothers filthy. They qualify for that one. I mean, I don't know if this is the pick, but I was referencing toughness earlier. Nate Rogers, Bobby Nate, what a God whore. Is ACL like the first game right with you guys, or something like that, or maybe it was like second game, first, second game. Yeah, and and then flop back the next year went on to play at MSOE. There's obviously so many guys that we could pick for this spot. I don't and I think labeling it as the last spot isn't doesn't do it. Just it's like the it's the twelve guy, but he's very talented. I think from the sound of this group, I think we have to go towards Jacob Berg for this spot. Yeah, it's fair enough, and I know that's too many good choices. You cannot. Yes, I know that leaves out forwards from the two thousand and twenty one season, but when they do this again next summer. Maybe a couple of those guys will slide it and steal a spot. But this this twelve forward group, to recap of Joey Savelle, Alex Ocdrbeck, Austin Master, Austin Kelly, to have al mccasmock Oleag Tempican, Alex Peterson, Peter Hadden't Brett Abdam our, drew Gannon, Jamie Buseell and Jacob Berg. Let's put that twelve forward group against the Rangers twelve forward group and that would be a heck of a heck of a matchup right there. A couple of goals would be scored. Depends on good turning that tip. So let's let's get to that. Let's start with the D first. I know that brettany mention good ones. I have. I have a favorite. Have three like top I have three like let's get it rolling like. These are my top three. Okay, Neb one, obviously the king of PLF. Nick delusio. Yeah, he was the row mom they're at. You'VE ASS BOT it. Oh my God, he's just he is the nicest kid I have ever met in my entire life. Okay, literally a low come on, back me up, that. I mean, no, a hundred percent. I Love Nick to Lu show and now he's a great good and with mark like, Oh my God, just hey helped us adam off this year when he was at home. He's just a good kid, like I've known him since he's probably been in what semetary grade, which makes me sound like I'm really older. I'm not. Well, no, he's a great kid. I've known him around the rink for years, like since I started working here, and he's just, you know, he's good hockey player, but he's developed into like a good young man and very respectful and does whatever he can to help the organization back out. So he's a great kid. We Love Nick Year like we like the good players and good humans. Yeah, he's really good. Well, I know we talked about Clenden Stewart is the tree, but the original tree was ziggy morose. Everybody at homes. Oh my gosh, sick mouth. Was that one of your three that you have? Okay, AD to been. I have another one. I have one more affter that. Well, let's let me go over that. Do that come out season. Look at this. We had. We have master points right. Master led the team and scoring two thousand and eighteen nineteen, eighty points. But Mrs our play assists are you kiss rose had eighty from the back end, and De Lucio, on any other team would have been the leading scorer defensively, but he was on this team with Morose and he had sixty six points. Like though, to get a hundred and forty four points from to D is out of this world. That team good, yea, was that team good? Dude, come on, this is like this team is alot. Only one who will understand it. Take me home country front like this. Is that good? Just remember John Denver played in the background. This was a good team. Ziggy morose was filthy at that, I see right, and that's more. Oh Neil and Zekenilon Zeke could do like a spin off podcast together, and I think they'd have so many viewers to Zeke toil areas well. Let's go story time again, right. Well, it's story time after to go. Okay, so my favorite Moros story came in the two thousand and eighteen nineteen season, when he was a part of the All star team that played the college teams. True, Gannon, Damn, you asked team that one. You asked Boston and it was. It was hysterical. When we're on a college tour and he pulls me aside and goes, Neil, I have to ask you something. I'm like this, this could...

...have to like go home or something like, like what's going on? And he goes, I know we're here like Tor on the campus right now, but like when do we get to nap? Wow, that's like looks like it's like what are they treat big tree? Pull hard. He's like I have to. He's like I have to sleep at a certain time before games, and I was like okay, I was like stopped. I didn't know how to answer it. He goes it's part of my pregame routine. I go okay, well, we'll find time for a nap for you. And Anyway, he goes thank you and walked away week. So here's a quick one. So, Zeke, we were win pretty handy one game. SK squared the power play. Go from the point where I was squirrekeeping still and Zeke skates by the bench and like how our set up as he stops, which is basically like the visitors penalty box, stopped on the way back to the handshake bond and he goes hey, well, did you see that? I was like, yeah, it's all JICK. He's like that was for you, Buddy, and keeps on skating by the line. Nice. I was like, Zeke, look, what are you doing? He's a character. He's yeah, don't the absolute character. Everybody needs to watch, which I am still pissed you don't do ever since this year. You need to watch little fly, a twenty five days, a little five Christmas and soon the Zeke Chris Smith Video. I cry laughing to this day. I'm gonna Bring I'm gonna Bring that back for this year. We're going to do that this year. Good job, rein ZEC. We are. We're gonna DO D like, Oh my God, the best of the ways use the stick as the microphone. It just came and go like so we're gangly out off. He was just walking around like talking to people with it. One day. I was like, and you never know that kind of personality, because exactly, he's the most quietest. Tom kidings had a great personality behind the camera. So all right, we'll bring it back. We got to find a funny kid on the next year's team. I feel like we can find some candidates. Yeah, and overall in his career. I mean the numbers are just astounding. He put up a hundred and forty points in a hundred, a hundred and one, two hundred and forty four career games. So Lord, just outside the top ten and all time all time points and obviously a special talent. And some funny for me are Bobby R of the AHL. Yeah, some funny stories as well. I think Brittany's Third D that she had nicker MC guilda. Then I was gonna say are thirty is a good also on the twenty five days a little fires team again. Anybody wants to go creep the youtube page for a little fires, please do. I'M gonna check that out. I don't think if I'm gonna send you. You know I'm gonna find that. texting to us the link please. There's a pen. There's a bloopers real too. Oh my God, yeah, that was you guys. You guys got made that into a DVD Alo and could have seen God, Dhs from Solomon the Iceberg's park, a lot of Vahs. My God. Look here is the DC are with the dreaming and the Guild has won the defense of the year award back in the two thousand and seventeen and eighteen season. That was the first year that we had ever had the frozen finals. Little Flyers made it to the finals that year, of course, and I want to say he played through the files of broken wrist or something like I was racy, like he would like, like we've taught. We've used the word toughness a number of times. Something's podcast like these kids are, this group we have here is tough. But that's that's D so far. I think those ones obviously have stood out to us from from the point totals and obviously the accolades for MC guilds. The D that I want to point out, I want to say was my first year, or my second year, two thousand and fifteen, sixteen, and I keep going back to toughness. I think this kids ankle or something was almost was almost broken that year. Chris best was probably the best skater I have ever seen in this league. Like this kid could absolutely fly unintended. All, no, I was all intention there me. That was all that. Chris best was the best. WAS HE UN your less two on my yes, yeah, Chris. Why mean? I have eleven gods on my list, but Chris Best. Sixty's got eleven. He's Chris best is one of my eleven, but now he's that. It was tough as nails like that. You want to talk about it being a captain and a leader, it's that kid right there. I think he he came is like a sixteen year old rockies first year sixteen, turned seventeen and didn't make it through the season and then came back and he was just whites out and made his come up with to Stevenson. You know, once he got there he didn't end up playing college hockey, but he's still here's a crazy part right, but this is what it's all about them to day. So Chris Best Place here, Ali pretempting place here. Those two are best friends to wear like the first summer best...

...is in Russia off summer long and then they both go to Stevenson together. I see best here at icebergs, while when Stevenson comes in place, because he still comes to supports Ole legs. So you know, it's you still get to see the kids even though they're not playing. But Yeah, Chris best definitely deserves be on that list. He was a Gamer. That's cool. They become friends like obviously if they play together for then stick to being good friends after they leave. It shows you. Yeah, it's awesome to say. Can I have a EH LP to ehl progression player on this list? Oh, the manager. There is one, there, there, there is just one, and absolutely I think that it's the name that alo is thinking of, because he played a h l p, moved up mehl and I still in that building at Newman. Natan dunning may have been the best play layer at the two thousand and nineteen frozen finals. Like he was so good during the finals and I know the avalanche went on to win the championship that year, but dunning played out of his mind and those finals. That always stands out to me. I think he scored the first goal. I think the people that I accidentally celebrate and for accently, it was the goal you a million percent celgraded for. Yeah, it was an accident. It is a legend, but it was NHL, you who squared that goal. I remember like Lear's Day, Wodn't nate dunning. The dunning celebration picture from that goal is great for like you could just see it being nate for Britt it doesn't matter which one of the celebrate missing. If you want to keep the stories going, it was George texting me the screenshot of hockey TV and saying look how high off the ground Brittany is jumping after that goal. It's social. that a self experience the comb on. He went and paused it and took a screen shot of it and I remember the best part about it is it happened and it was an unreal goal and pretty turns around it looks at me. It was like I should have done that, and I was like that's like, Oh my God, Oh my God, that was really key season. Right, yeah, you're so. Yeah, new be there. Yeah, I still funded her, fund her wings. Ye, right, that was my squad. That was my those those were my peeps. That, yeah, that was the squad. That's F D's so far. Nick de Lucio, Zeke Morose, Nick Miguel Diaz, Chris best and nate dunning. A will. We kept you on for this, so let you pick the last one. You probably have. I would imagine you had those five guys. So that means you say, six left to pick her. Yeah, it's in here. Yeah, all right, Gabe Chucker, no doubt about it. Oh, you mass sorry, hockey made human right, right, or am I stupid? Yeah, no, you're right. Britain. He was one of the older teams. He was. He was a team fourteen or fourteen fifty. He was on that original team. He was actually putting the NA a little bit that year and then he came back to us one thousand three hundred fourteen and then he played fourteen fifteen as well and then went to ums Boston. But GABE was a catain force and I wish you guys could have seen him play, because when you talk about, you know, the de Lucio game, the Morrow's game, that done and game like gate game. Yeah, Gabe was. He was part of all I must call him nates, his brother Dave trucker, and he's all he's all that like Gabe has the zek scoring ability, he was the physicality that dunning had, he had the skating ability, like he had it all. So I definitely give him that spot for sure. He was free Neel Ravener. Yeah, twenty fourteen fifteen. He won the defense of the Year award that year and I'm trying to find the box score. You ask Boston made the frozen four. I'm I'm blanking out whatever season it was. But they had this wild over time, like seven to six game at the frozen four the they're only their trip and I want to say he had like four or five assists in the frozen for like I remember looking at the box were afterwards. It was like Chuckman, chuckling, Chuckman. I was like, Oh my God, what a game for this kid. But yeah, unreal talent. And and that rounds out R D and gets us to once again the toughest part of the lineup, because it was this tough for us last week as well. There have been just so many good goalies in the history of the little flyers. But I have to stick with our format. How do we narrow this down to to walk as you narrow it down to whose dad owned the team? Well, and and and when you do that, when you do that, there's three goalies. Who in the team. Oh my gosh, remember one time? I yeah, screw that, one time, Yakobo. One time I said he owned the junior flyers, so that was great. Sad he played for the junior fires. happened. But it's like I'm highlighting three names right there. And and Trevor Matu she, Sam Canny and Brendan Brawli, who all won goalie of the year awards. I feel like...

Browley has to be on that. Well, when you go when you go off numbers and you look back, brolly is the all time winning is goalie in the Ahl. Fifty one wins. Annie had thirteen shutouts, which I want to say the two thousand and eighteen nineteen season. Yeah, eight of them came in that season. So I think, I think Proley has to be one of them. I would vote yes. Personally. How many goals did you mark down, Halo? I have five. Okay, there's like I I meant you like real rosters like the D that are going to play on the second team can compete with the first team. So yeah, yeah, good goal situations. Good luck us. So I'll let you guys make those calls. I'll take all five of them. I'll take your Kobo. Giacobo was another one, and then I remember Henson to was Alex Sinson, Alexanson's yes, he was really good. I think I interviewed him with the frozen finals. Yeah, you did, I was there. That was back in ours when you would do interviews and how I would do the camera those we're doing the frozen finals infancy. We're at the bring it up to the level we brought it up to now where we're doing pregame post game. Wasn't it crazy? How how far is advanced, like from from frozen finals one to what you guys did this year, like it was in between the boards, interviews, and that's been good, good product. I do have to say hello. We were twenty minutes up to row. We didn't see you. Yeah, I don't know who. All the north country down to the south, we still didn't see our Mandy, a little crazy man isn't even get to see knocks like yeah, I know it was too many. It was too in new Englander's one area from now. I'm joking. I'm jof gave a little hives of these around to me to re sulted stands in the building. So all the Lard to he's Ane, he'd undefeated seasons of they're like, what the heck that was? I was especially year for me GEP's against M Z. Sixty. You had sixty that all that year, with the one hundred and five two goals against an almost a nine percent. Three shots for a backup and we've got a yeah, I am going to close out these tabs that have McLaren and and brolly and then the year the mccarna was the starter, because I don't think the second guy comes from there. I don't think it. It's Yacop cubics all, my man, yakup cubic, from fas out the tabs that I I'm narrowing this down, I guess you could say. So we're kind of at now. Trevor mccoo Chi Shoo Chio, we're SIM candy. You ever volution to was it came? No, nope. Sam Canny, who won the goalie of the year the this year, the sixteen seventeen season. I mean the number is compared with with Chia Cobar, just canny in the sixteen seventeen season, when twenty one four and one versus GCOB was eighteen, three and one. You want to compare, look at those goals holes against each other. It's it's one three two or one two six, and then four six stay pretended's for one. They combined for childhoods got out twelve. So I am going to close out Henson. I he was great that season. I mean you worry, I cirggles against a little high man, your one point seven fire pushing to this. We can't have that on the little flyers all time team. So we one. I'M gonna narrow this down for us and I'M gonna go how do I spell this machuuchi character? I'M gonna go too, you too, two different ones to pick from, because we already have proley and I'm going with either mshoo she or Canie. Oh. Do you Kobo? See You, and it's tough right as rivers, we only have we only have two to pick and these, both of these guys won goalie of the year awards. We could do an honorable mention list to do. That could be something we could add to this in the future. I think that's watch. Second side the boats. You know well. I have to do some sort of line up for teams that aren't here anymore, I guess you could say. So I can kind of tie that into an honorable mention, because at some point we have to mention Caden Primo. I know the revolution rights, yes, but it's a big deal, kind of big deal. If we did a rebel, if we did a revolution lineup and we and we cut out shrum or del to foe, two of our two of the least partners, as they're gonna be here for Grizzle. It's real, but gear no more. Oh No, you're so from the revledge would be pretty fire. The revolution would be good. They'd have a good have a really good team and John would come on. I was gonna say that we can have the all coaches. We could have roguer, maybe, maybe skill, maybe ALO would pick one...

...revolution coach. Then I know you didn't want to pick one little fires coach. So but when he got here, coach of the year. Yeah, when you compare that the numbers for cannie versus Macho Chi, Cannie had two seasons with the little flyers. Machoochi had one Matchoochi, and that is where do you go? Where do you go after that? He went up to the NA eventually ended up with Amarillo, that same pipeline that we touched on Mahoo she in that season went one thousand nine hundred one and one. Well, the one six nine and the thirty eight five total shutouts. When you combine between the regular season in the playoffs. Overall in Katie's career he was forty three, thirteen and one. Without my one, six nine. So literally the same exact goes against average. Literally, see this is this is tough too, because knie played almost a hundred career games compared to the Choochie and a thirty eight, say percentage, twelve shutouts. I am gonna go with Sam. I don't know. I don't know if you guys are okay with me. Kind of taken the lead on this, but SAM was obviously a two year kid in this league. When you want to talk about interviews, Brittany, I didn't share this one of my time optat to day, but I my interview of Sam at the end of the two thousand and sixteen seventeen finals, game three. I was the first one to do interviews. No microphone. I was just talking to the can talk to the IPHONE. It is my hands, but we per sure I recorded that. I think you did. We're in one of the locker room set. Nice works and I think that you know, we could have a whole other episode on the little fires two thousand and sixteen seventeen series, but they deserve better. Sam deserve better in that series because he played very well, as I mentioned. They were just shut out in there. There was a flukey double overtime bounce in there. That that that went past and the I'm sure ALO will remember forever, but I'll never forget it. Sam was just the nicest kid in the world. And maybe it's a little bit bias, something that I talked about along on this podcast and these guys know, but he spent summers in Maine, so that earns a little to little. Last hurry the lead deal. We know every want to spend summers and absolutely one hard hey, twozero percent. Yeah, so his I remember meeting Sam's parents at the lead at the finals, I think two thousand and fifteen sixteen, now in the two thousand and sixteen seventeen season, and just the nicest people in the world. And Sam list of course. Yeah, the RESA's Phoenix, actually from Alaska. Well, thank you's from Arizona. No, no, he lived in Air Zo and he's from Phoenix. Is Russia, I mean not hobby's from it. Yeah, and and obviously now at end of the college, which is one of the best, best teams in division three hockey. So I'm going to go with Sam and that's gonna Round out our lineup. It's a note of it's a pretty darn good lineup. No bad picts. They're nope. So I'm I'm sure when we look back on on alow's twenty four wards and D and five goalies, there are guys that we did miss. But I think this is a good group and I appreciate you staying on for this part of it because there's been so many good little flyers teams and you helped us through this, because if you hadn't helped us through it, we probably be on this podcast for about two hours. And let's end it. Let's end of the way that we had. We did last week, Brittany. Who are we going to have on next week? Oh No, we go back to the north. That we can do north south or so fill about. Yeah, let's do a brickets the Oh no, I got I can. I know. I know when she's always wizards. WHOSE WIZARDS? Here we go, please with ittle once this we do. We're doing it. Whizz he's because I'm literally have my one forward that I can't wait to hide. The living of Neil already knows who it is. I think we know your top defenseve pick too, from pause through. That's true. That's true. So not my challenge will be to see if I can get Freddy Meyer to come on the podcast, or I'm ever with Corey to because Cory's been on. Freddy never came on and, as I mentioned when my interview began with a loo, we had probably name dropped him a good two hundred times on this podcast. But he gets to come on for the first time. So I appreciate you coming on, Alo, and for the e crew guys, let's do this again next week, east coast wizard style. All Right, see dum let's thanks a loocome to see a buddy. Appreciate it.

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