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Team of the Week (Warriors) | Episode 81

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On this week's episode of the #EShow we cross off another original 6 franchise in the Valley Jr. Warriors. Ryan McGrath is busy preparing for his 3rd season at the helm of the program (1:11), having helped over 20 players advance onto college hockey in the first two years. With a great support staff of coaches, McGrath feels strongly about the overall direction of the organization. We wrap up the episode with the formation of the latest all-time lineup (30:14), featuring a handful of players from the 2016-17 Warriors' division title team.

Welcome to the east show with Neil Raven. With over one THO 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 PALTY box foundation. The foundation's mission centers around their daily motto we take care of our own as they help out all of those within the hockey community who've experienced a catastrophic event. Learn more at penalty box foundation dot Org. What's up? My name is Neo Raven. This is episode number eighty one of the e show and on this week's episode we cross off another original six franchise. In the valley junior warriors. Ryan McGrath is busy preparing for his third season at the helm of the program have they helped over twenty players advanced on the Calla hockey in the first two years. With a great support staff of coaches. McGrath feels strongly about the overall direction of the organization. We wrap up the episode with the formation of the latest all time lineup, featuring a handful of players from the two thousand and sixteen seventeen warriors division. Title Team Joy now by Ryan McGrath, the head coach and general manager of the Valley Junior Warriors. How's it going, Ryan? Yeah, it's going great to have about yourself doing great. Welcome back on to the east show. It's jump right back into things. You're heading into now season number three with the warriors and you could say that each one's been different. The first year was obviously your first year as the head coach and GM last year we were in the middle of the pandemic. Now heading into season number three, does it feel the most normal so far? You know it does. Every year brings different challenges, as we we all know, but I finally feel a little more comfortable. I understand the league a lot better, even though I was very familiar with the league going into it, but when you're watching as a college coach versus being inside every day, it's completely different. But you know the type of student athlete that we need to recruit and how to prepare the schedule, how to train, how to do video strength and conditioning. Like we finally feel like we're fine tuning and we're we're heading in the right direction. And as you head in that right direction season number three, you have two years to look back on. When you look back at where you were in July of two thousand and twenty, in July of two thousand and nineteen, do you feel like you're significantly far ahead compared to those years? A hundred ten percent. You know, the first year it was just, you know, you're fishing blind. You have no idea where to go, you have no idea who to talk to, you know whatnot. I was used to being a college coach where I was predominantly speaking to twenty year old age outs. So now I'd figure out our how do I go out and find the best eighteen year old high school seniors? You know, where do I go and and who is the best candidate for any hl kid? And then fats forty year later to the July two thousand and twenty. You know, how do we? We had a decent first season, you know, a lot to work upon. How do we improve that? And then, you know, fast forward another twelve months and we now have twenty four college commitments in two years. I know you're going to get to that. I don't want to jump ahead, but you know, now it's okay. How do we? How do we replicate what we just did and it's almost it's almost harder. Yeah, and you, when you look back at the records over the years, your first year, one thirteen, thirty one and two and forty six games. This past year, not as many wins, but not as many games played. Right, so you're twenty six and too, obviously in thirty eight games, but you had to play really in your division the majority of the year. I know how I feel, but I don't. I didn't think that the your overall record was our good indicator as how good your team actually was. Did you feel the same way? Used to always say the people that said that we're just, you know, traditionally just part of losing teams a lot. But I felt that this year, you know, we had a ton of one goal losses. We know we were. We only had like one game where I felt like we got blown out and you know we were in every game. We were, you know, we were just one or two bounce is away from from getting the win or we just couldn't. It was hard to put together a complete game this year. I could tell people like we finally start scoring and you know we wouldn't get goaltending. We finally get goaltending and in our defense. Would you know, have a tough night, right, or we we play a great five on five game and a power of play would you know, wouldn't show up. So it was really hard to be consistent. And you know, we played some really good teams, like the Boston Junior Rangers. They're awesome team, like no, if stand spots about it right, we got some play the the Lumberjackson, the avalanche in the wolves...

...before and Seecos put for the you know, everything kind of shut down. But then once we were stuck inside Massachusetts, like it was just like every night. The wizards were good, Walpole was awesome, right, like these teams. Worcester did a great job. We didn't win against worst. We went I think we went home for against them. We couldn't figure out a way to beat them. And you're the only team in the league that had a win against both the Rangers and the avalanche, who were the two teams that battled in the championship. Do you find yourself looking at those victories as maybe the golden moments, if you will, of this past season? No, no, I mean those wins were both good wins, but they you know, they were. They were wins that we earned and they weren't, you know, they were nothing like you know, the guys didn't feel like they want to stand the Cup after those wins. You know, the golden moment came and again, I don't want to hop ahead, but when you look back and you see them out of kids we secured college commitments for the kids that secure themselves, that's you know, you forget about the losses, you forget about the long goal losses or the injuries or the bad balances. When you see that last in your you just so proud that. That's kind of the golden moment for us. Yeah, I want to get to that in one second because you've brought up the losses and I don't know if you know the number, but there were sixteen losses by two goals are left. So that's over half of your games. We're two goals are less. How much time in the offseason do you, as a coach with your staff, spend looking at that number and thinking back on it and how do you correct that for the for the future? Right? Well, we've completed. That's the best part about whether you're coach in college hockey, Pro Hockey, junior hockey is you. The season ends right and you get to unlike any other industry, you get to press the reset by me and you get to look back and stay okay, what did we do good and where do we need to improve, both, you know, from a business, from a player experience, from recruiting, it whatever. In my every facet of our our program and a lot of the things that my assistant, Michael Clardy, and I and our two premier coaches, Brett Higo and Matt Reshi, we've really looked at. It's okay. Now we've got good student athletes coming here. Now we need to improve our structure, we need to need to improve the way we train, we need to improve the way we practice, we need to improve the way we do video and get it all the same page, tighten up. So we feel this year we're going to decrease that number of wanted two goal looses and hopefully, when we're now we've got a structure and we've got our you know, our culture, going in the right direction. We can flip that around it and turn those into wins. Yep, and we've teased it twice. Now let's talk about those commitments some more. Because what really stands out to me with the fifteen that you have from this past season, it's to fourteen different academic institutions. What's that the goal or is that kind of just the way it played out with this class of players? It's never a goal, right. The goal is to is to help place the student athlete into the school that fits him. Right. So him or hurt, but obviously with us for dealing with it, with the with the boys league, so you know, and it just worked out that way. So every one of those schools fits that player. Their athletic profile, their academic profile, their financial profile. There geographic restrictions or you know, how far are close? They want to be away from home? Do they want to be in the city that? They want to be in the woods, you know, and in that and that's that. Those are questions that I ask our players to answer during the season. What boxes do they want to check off for their college experience? Not just hockey player. Like if you if you want to see me get upset, sit in my office and tell me I'll go anywhere that recruits me and you'll see any blow a gasket, because that's not how kids should be picking their colleges. This is this is one of the most important decisions of their young lives. They're going to have a lot more important decisions after this. But you know, it shouldn't be whoever recruits me or whoever has the nicest rank or the has the biggest, you know, the best stick deal. It should be where can I get the best overall student athlete collegiate experience, you know, and that's academics, finances, campus, the food, you know, whatever it is that you want to accomplish. That's that's where we look and right now we've got you know, there's eighty four division three schools and seven division two schools. So you know, there's ninety three schools that we try to place our players in a grouping of schools. Everyone wants to go to Middlebury, everyone wants to go to Norwich. You're absent, right, but they only take seven kids a year. Yeah, right, and say norbit only take seven kids a year. So you're Adrian. Only take seven kids a year. So you got to have honest conversations at the beginning of the season and throughout the season. State. I know you want to go there. That's the place that...

...everyone wants to go to right, but realistically, your more this grouping of schools. Let's put all of your energy, or in the majority of your energy, into applying and getting recruited to these schools. And if you want to throw up, if you want to throw a he'll marry and see if, you know, one of those dream schools comes out. Great, but don't put all your eggs in that basket, because I've seen it where kids put all their eggs and, you know, in a school that's out of their reach and by the time they finally hear the word no, all the schools that they should have been talking to our full and now they're left took nothing. Yeah, and you brought up a number of great factors in there that players have to consider. So let's talk about a few players in particular, because I want you to tell their story right he first, let's start with a captain for your team this past year and Tyler Rossie, who's going back home right too soon. He brockport. Basically, can you you don't have to go into every detail, but I know kind of what he went through. But can you tell the folks at home just how important that commitment was, with what tyler had to go to to get to this moment. Tyler broke his leg and his nineteen year old season and when he's playing for the Philadelphia Revolution in our league and he was having a pretty good season. Wasn't having a great season, but he was having a pretty good season. And we had actually made a trade with the Philadelphia Revolution. We set Taylor courty, are captain, down there, and they sent us tyler and another player and and Tyler was done for the season. So I say they go home, get it looked at and, you know, let me know if you want to come back and do your final season. Boust that I would just check in with him every couple weeks and he was actually pretty close to not playing hockey this year and he was just going to go to school right he was just gonna, you know, figure it out and you know. And then he finally called me was like, June, the used to coach, I want to give this one more go. Can Can I come play for you? And I'm like absolutely, here, you've got a spot in our team. So we showed up and he worked his butt off all spring and Sumbody to get his leg back into good shape and and he didn't play much in the summer. You just trained and when he showed up to training camp you still pretty rusty and we were like, Oh boy, I hope he can, I hope he can get this going, because he wasn't in game shape and he got better every single week and he was. He was almost a unanimous decision or unanimous vote for captain. The we allow the players to vote. We the coaching staff, each gets one vote, you know, just the same same as the players. And even he was almost unanimous and he did a great job leading our team through a covid season, which is you know, who knew? Like who knew that was going to happen right and you know, when he had some specific majors in mind and obviously, being in New York, kid he wanted to go to the SUNIAC because it's it's a great conference, specially from your kids, because you know financially it's it. You know he's probably not gonna have to take out too many loads or come out of school with with a lot of debt. And when we finally got brockport to commit to him, it was like he felt like he wanted the Stanley Cup, like, you know, we had a moment there was a hog, there was some tears, like you know, and he he's just an unbelievable young man. I'm so excited for him and I can't wait to, you know, check the box scores every Sunday morning and make sure he's doing his job there. Yeah, and when he go come to back from an injury like that, it's just it's crazy. I can only imagine what the feeling was like for him. But you mentioned, you know, the finances, but then there's also the academics out of things, right, so you guys brought in a defense. It's been this year in Max O'Brian, WHO's heading off to a Nest Gat School at Colby College. Was it always his goal when he came into your office, I want to go nest Guac? Yeah, and it was colby. He actually he had received admission to colby his senior year at Berkshire all by himself. They didn't require any coaches assistants and obviously the Colby Staff is a pretty good relationship with Berkshire. Coach blaze McDonald's son was Max's teammate there, so he'd watched them play a lot and he said, you know, Max, go play junior hockey and and figure it out and you know, we'll see if there's a spot for you a year from now. And I had met Max working for Paul Vincent's hockey in the summer. Max and his sister have been attending PV hockey down and foul with for probably ten straight summers and I had met them two or three years ago and I was so impressed with him as a young man and as a student athlete. And when I found out I talked to coach Danny drayer school at at Berkshire and he said, Hey, I've got two kids that I really think can play college hockey, but they need a year. One was Max O'Brian. You other was was Jack Davis. So I know Max O'Brian. I've worked with them at PV. He's a great kid. I called him right away and I didn't even have to see him. I said, Hey, I got a spot for you. Come here and we'll get you to colby. There's no way they're going to stay nodio. Well, let's let's get to go on. He was psyche. took him probably less than a week. You can talk to his parents. He's really smart. Kitty did his due diligence call me back and said, coach, I'm at didn't, you know, drag it out in the ten Azero tryouts? He said, I'm going to go back down a foul with I'm training all summer with Mr Vincent and I want to know where I'm going on...

August thirty. So this is great and in talking with you and other coaches in this league, I know I never have to really be involved too much in the recruiting side of things, but hearing your stories and other coaches say, there's so much that goes into knowing what a player comes up to, is up to throughout the summer and throughout their career. When I talk to you, it feels like you make it a point to really get to know every single player and exactly what they what they're looking for in their future. It's the only way to do it right. If you don't know what a kid wants to study or what his financial parameters are, or there's no way to truly help them right. You can't. You can't just go into this blind. You have to have a plan in terms of UNAM really you know, and I joke around there where we become real estate agents. You know, will you? I have to know the market. I have to know what every college team is looking for and being in that spot for nine years, I know that numbers are going to change. You know, I talked to every I probably call five or six division three and division two coaches on a daily basis and I always as the final question is, what are you looking for for the fallow for the fall of twenty two? And right now they're looking at the roster saying, okay, I need a second string goalie, I need a right shot d that can play the pottle play and I need to left wings. Well, I know that number is going to change because this season one their kids is going to get hurt, one of their kids is going to fail out of school, one of their kids, you know, is gonna be better than they thought. And so you almost have to call them like every month and say, okay, what do you need now for the fall of twenty two? Right and and instead of me, call me and guys say I get the guy for you. Well, he may not need that guy. So I got to find out first what do they need and then if I have a player that I can pair up with them, great I'd like you to consider this kid. or I might not have a player, but the avalanche might, or Worcester might or the wizards might. All, hey, we just played the wizards yesterday and they had a left wing to score two goals against us. You should look at that kid. I don't have the guy for you, but all corey, he's got a guy for you. Yeah, and that's such a great transition that you bring up there, because we talked about two of your fifteen stories and for we can go go on with the rest. But I want to dive more into that league wide side of things because I asked this same question to Bill Zanaboni, because both of your programs fall under this realm where it's going to sound tough, but both your programs had more commitments than wins this past season. But at the same time you were part of this league that has now tied a record with a hundred and seventy nine commitment. It's as a league, which is the single season record for one year. Right. We've tied that number in a pandemic season and it comes from helping each other out, like you just mentioned with that Corey forty example. What do you credit that to. Do you credit that to being you know is the tight group of coaches? What do you point that credit towards? Well, I mean, believe me, I think every coach in our league would step over each other's dead body to get more wins and more college connections. We're very convert we're tight, but we're a competitive group, right, you know, very competitive. But uh, I'll tell you one quick story. When I first got the job, the first player that I went after was a ninety nine from Bill Ricka, Massachusetts, that it had a great career at bbnn school and it was playing in another league in New England and on USA Hockey League. His name is Jack Studley and I brought Jackie and I'd coach against Jack and I brought a man that I gave him my kind of my sales pitch and I showed them all about our showcases and the week that we play the you know, the Allstar week we play the colleges, and he stopped me. Goes to everything this league does is to help the kids go to college. It was like you took the words right out of my mouth and I now use that my recruiting pitch and to have a player recognize that and now he has since committed about in college. He would have been there, he would have been a freshman this past year, but obviously they didn't play. So you know he'll be a sophomore, but I'll have four years of eligibility this come season and he go to hear him say, everything this league does is to help their players commit to college and it's the way it's whatever you college coach. It's what every league coach does, is they're trying to find better ways to you know this. We were the first league. I wasn't part of League, so I can't take credit for it. Then to go to the afternoon Games, the Weekday Afternoon Games, which is the greatest thing in the world. When I explain it to people they like wait anet, you don't play Friday and Saturday nights, and we do have a couple of those games. But when you play Friday and Saturday nights, college coaches already games. When you play noontime or thirty on Wednesday, they're there. Yep. And for those that are going to stick around for the all time line up, but I don't think this is much of a tease. Jack Studley will probably be in that lineup, but I think it's I'll be getting to that part with Jeff, but you brought this up earlier and I want to...

...talk about it more. As you enter your third season here. The warriors were kind of struggling a little bit when you first took things over, but you've now re established that culture and built a staff. You brought their names up earlier, but can you talk more about the full staff that you have underneath you right? So My our other full time coach, is Brett high bred high goes, the head coach of our premier team. He was the head coach at the whosack school. He's actually a former valley junior, where all three of our other coaches besides myself are former valley junior warriors, which I love that they're alumni of the program. Brett doesn't unlieable job he brought you know, like you had said earlier, if you know, he probably gets coach of the year in the premiere this year if a couple things go his way. But he did an unblieable job with the young group of kids and he's, you know, he's my right hand man. And then we've got two younger assistant coaches, both in their twenties. We've got Michael Claudy, who's the assistant our EHL team, and Matt Mores she who's assistant on the premiere team and again, both former valley junior warriors. Michael Clardy I coached here. He's a full time student at Boston College and he's working with us, you know, and I had hired them and thinking he was just going to do our video and in one season he's he's recruiting, he's running practices, he's redoing our complete art playbook this summer. He's doing everything like when he graduates pc he's going to get a full time job in hockey, is somewhere, either individual one or the American league or somewhere. He's going to do a great job and this is his passion. And Matt Moresh she's a guy that played valley and then went on to play four years at Post University. He's a hack of a player. He's a great kid's I mean he did with the job he did with our premiere defenseman this year was awesome and the decor that we're handing him this year is even better. Like he's salivating and can't wait to get in there and they're all working, Paul, of instance, with me this summer. They're all doing a number of skills. Matt Moresh she just coached in the Base Day Games. Like it's it's a great young staff. There are times I had to rain it in and say we got to stop joking around, we got to get down to work it. We're having so much fun together, but it's a it's a great group. We spend a lot of time together and I'm just so excited that, respect so much in there. They're learning from me, but I'm I'm learning from them, you know, like I'm the one that spending this the longest. But you know, I learned a long time ago you got to surround yourself with people, with good people, because you know you can't do it all yourself. But also you know it. Not to sell the Corny, but it does take a village to raise a baby, and we we the way we treat it as all form. US coach both teams. You know, even though two of us are hl, two of us are premiere, there are days where you know this coming weekend at the childer coup, I'm gonna be on the on the bench with both teams. You know I'm going to be. We're going to be. There's going to be days where on the ice for practice. So I might tell coach more actually hate come run Hil practice. I'm going to go run premiere practice or vice versa, or you know whatnot. So it's a great, great staff and where we're real excited about the future. And I don't want to make you feel old with this, but there are times where you have to kind of act like almost like the father figure because because they are younger and closer in age to the to the players. Yeah, yeah, for sure there's but you know what, not not many. Like they're all pretty dialed in us to what their responsibilities and what their roles are and and you know their relationship that they have with the players. You know they they're they're actually probably more times dry have to lighten them up and say hey, let's let's have a little more fun. You know, it's a six to seven months season. If we're just if we're grinding every day, you know the kids are going to check out that. You know, these these players aren't like they were in the s and the nine. He's like they. There's got to be a little more fun. Sometimes, you know right, wrong or different, I'm not sure, but you know that's the way it is right now. So let's adapt right and by these I don't I don't have to ring them in too much. Okay, I want to talk about Brett some more though here, because he is the other full time staff, if you will, and one of the first points that I that I bring up whenever I'm presenting about the League, as I point out, first and foremost, the twelve organizations that have both ehl and EHLP. Of course, there's some that have had great success at both levels every single year and there's others that have been great at one or struggled at the other, or vice versa. You've made it a point with Brett to really bring that EHLP team forward because of what it can do for your program when they come out and win a playoff game in double overtime last year. I know the number one moment is still the commitments, but where does that one rank? That was awesome to see the election on their face, to his the players like they're been a couple kids that had been on this team for two years. I look at, you know, a guy by the name of Etutuccio who did his first year like they only one...

...one or two games, you know, and it he came back because he knew we were doing something special and to see how excited they were. And I, you know, I thought the next week they know, they might be able to to to really win one more and get down to Philly. You know, they were in a pretty good position. But bread stone a great job and we truly try to. We like we're loading that team up without twos and threes or kids that we want to bring up to hl. This pastie we're able to get to so Tucker Hanson, who spent the majority of the season on our premiere team, and David's earner are going to come up. They're going to play full time ehl guys this year. So in the year before we had one, we had we had drew oh my God, and drews last day and our goalie, drew blodge, it just committed to to so, you know, four year one for us to get one guy up and in year two we are too. And this year I'm looking at this, this premiere roster that we that were still not done yet, but we're pretty close to being done and there's a chance that we could have five or six guys that not only get called up for the, you know, the fall of twenty two, but get called up during the season and and our three where they their performance forces us to bring them up and say we gotta play them in Sneach on games or bring them to hl practices. And one of our number one rules is every single thing our e Chil team gets, our premier team gets, whether it's ice time, strength and conditioning, video, apparel, equipment, it's all the same. They signed the same registration. It's the you know, we want our our players to understand that we treat them as equals. Right. It's not one is more important than the other. If anything, the premier team should be the most important team because they're the development, they're the future. Yeah, and that brings up a great final question that I have to ask you, because you're proud of every single kid that's committed from your program over these past two years. But when you look at a drew blodge, it and there's going to be more drew blodge, it's in the future players that work up from EH LP to ehl to NCA hockey. Do those ones rank just that just a tad bit higher for you? Oh yeah, and in go a year further. Andrew Drewid played for Andrean accomplis on our, you a teen split season team when he was a senior in high school. so He's been a three year of Val junie warrior. Right. So, I mean he literally epitomizes everything that we hope for and he he got better every single season. In any he had some, you know, come to Jesus moments in those three years where he had to make some choices and some sacrifices to change and to improve, and he did it. And when, you mean when he called me to tell me that he was committing to post university, he was I mean he was almost speaks us. He was so thankful and so just grateful. And you know, we're so excited. We get two players going to post and they got a great coaching staff. Timmy rextor's the assistant who I coach the Umus Boston, and now we have Matt Morashi. No, Matt, who is our premier assistant, took time out of his day and drove Gary Gopenheimer and Andrew Blodge it down to Connecticut and showed them all in not even what the coaches he showed him where he lived and where all the good pizzas and you know, where the soccer where the soccer girls live. Right. He showed him everything that you would you're not going to get from the coaching staff. Right. And these I mean talk about a great college visit in a year that there weren't many college visits. They were sold on the spot. They came at they were halfway back and they call me. They said, if coach Whitney offers us, we're going. This is the place for us. It's an awesome story. So I appreciate you coming on the Valley Juniors program and I know it's going to be your third year, but you're making some great strides with both levels with Brett Higel. I know you're busy recruiting this offseason but before the season starts I do hope you get a chance to enjoy a little bit of the offseason. We will, we will. We get a big week this week. We have our final combine. We've got thirty five players coming in Tuesday and Wednesday to enjoy some training and then we're bringing two teams to the Chowder Cup this weekend and then we're pretty much done. And after that we've got all our players. Are Five weeks to finally prepare for August thirty, which is the the day that our season is going to start. So I've got a vacation plan in August, heading up to tune Hampshire for a week of hopefully just pawd tuning and fishing and, you know, listening some music. And you know, my fiance and I are preparing for our wedding this year, so that's been a lot of fun. She dragged me around all the stories yesterday do in the registry, which was a lot of fun, let me tell you something. But we're excited about where your three is going to go and I can't wait for August, are you. But I'd like to put in one one push for the all time list because he's a player that was before my time. You but he played the EHL. Was Drew D Geronimo, is a defenseman that they they got out of Films Academy. He played for for Andy Hines and Jerry Tab at the BALG. Where's that? We got him at Wentworth inst technology and of being a captain there. So hopefully drew get some love on the all...

...time list as well. Well. When I bring Jeff On, I'll let jeff know that we got a Ford in Jack Studley and we got drew in the back ends. We already got two positions filled. So I appreciate you coming on. Awesome. Thanks me. I'll take care. Thanks again to Ryan mcgraffic coming on the podcast this week. As you heard, a mentioned heading into his third season with Brett Heigel. Big plans coming in the future and I think a great future ahead for that program so let's bring in Jeff Mills now, and Jeff we can now cross off with this week number five of six original six teams. There's only one left, the Ogeez going down. That's a trivit question for everyone whole. Who was the only og team? We have not done yes, thank you, we will not say it. Think it's in New York. I guess that's all a said. It's a broadcast teas. We cannot they'll be coming on at some point in the future and that's what he said. When you look at the League footprint and realize that there's only one team in New York, there's the answer to the Trivia question. Are said. Well, unless they want to go back to like old babcats royals. Yes, this is true. Being correct, this is true. But with the interview with Ryan, as you guys heard me all mentioned, we actually have two players that we plugged in right during the interview, I think. First for the forward, Jack Studley. We're probably going to say his name anyways. Yeah, one of the best players that the warriors have had in their time in the ehl and I would say the best player in the McGrath era, if you would agree with me. I think of all the players that he's brought in over the first two years, I think he subtly was the best player. Obviously scored goals, was physical and obviously couldn't play games this past year. So another one of those players that we have on this list of going to play his first college game this fall, but he was huge. He was huge for the warriors and going to be a great fit at Bowden. And then I'm glad that Ryan said this name during the interview because when we were just talking off line for a second, chef, this name is what we like, almost the same that we got all tongue twisted over at the finals. Sure is drew to try, drew D Geronimo. Oh and he wasn't. He was a Defenseman who was on the warriors in two thousand and fifteen sixteen and got recruited by McGrath to go to Wentworth. So that's kind of the connection. There is that he did play for Ryan, not with valley but at one worth, and then we went worth is obviously see he left what words become the valley head coach. So we got a forward, we got a d where do we start? I don't know, but I do like those pics. Like we said, Studley was a stud pun intended kind of the doude all guy, powerpoint guy even had some shortanded goals and game winners. So pims was up in the almost fifty rains. So you can set it was. It was one of it is one of those players that like got penalized because he was just stronger than everybody else. WHO's tough, who's tight, snails like it's it's not the best comparison, but like try gets penalized because he's just bigger than everyone else. Right, but still, I guess penal menalize because he was just stronger than everyone else. And for those that didn't watch the finals, the reason I said that about drew is because there was a goalie on the lumberjacks EHLP team. Did you go nackomoh, yes, that Jeff and I. There was a five minutes span during the broadcast that people probably like, who are these two baboons trying to call this game right now? Were these stiffs? They can't even get a word out of their mouths. Wow, I was sweat and you were sweat and roal like. All right, cut on that one. We'll just go save by the goaltenders say so, let it. Let's do this because we want to stick with tough names and and for those that ever go to the valley junior warriors page on elite prospects, it's going to be tough to find which guys are ehl and which guys are from before the ehl because if, if we're being shoally, I truly honest about junior hockey teams in our league, I think the valley junior warriors are probably have the most history than anybody else. I think they've lasted or been around as long as anybody, regardless of whatever the team name was. So you know the first five or six names on the EP page. Would you find it? Never played a game in the EHL. But they were at the age of the J all that before. But that's like that to was like Couchi. Who then you look at Oh Chicago Express. Yes, so let's do let's do tough names forwards ehl. Paul Buddhasoft. I'm not sure if you remember this player, Jeff. Yeah, I think he was a two year guy for valley. And then we've brought up this one college team over and over again on this podcast at salve he was. It was part of that team that made a run to the national championship game lost to St Norbert. But Paul play with the Rusione in Tsia, lovely going Caribbia and are really and you, you name it. There are like ten different guys that were on that Salvey team. But overall has sel the overall in...

Buddhasoft's time in the EHL. Seventy Five Career Games, seventy two points. Like he was. He was dynamic in this league. Not Quite, I guess you could say, as physical as as as Studley. But this I remember what when he was on the ice. You had to know where he was because, I mean, look at this. Look at this last year in the EHL. Two thousand and sixteen seventeen. I love symmetry, right, you know I love you. Try Love Numbers, symmetry. Three, twenty five, twenty five goals, twenty five assists, and the playoffs, two goals to assists. Like, see what he did both. He did it all. So I said we put Buddhis off in here next. That gives us two forward so far. Great number at Salvey, by the way, or number eighty eight, Eric Wins Ross. What's going on there? Buddhisov and this butt is it for Buddhisover, but Toussov. I always player. I always said Buddhists of wells, we know. I think it was with not to go back to the avalanche and talk about Chris Roll again, but I think it was, if I remember correctly, Matt Cassid, that we just call Kasab and then stack came up with the frozen finals. It's a final. Students like, but it's fine. I was like no, it's not fine. This well we do, like you recall it. We would call them cast over, Kissab, whichever won it was NC correct for three years. So yeah, but big Buddusov, we hold caught. The common denominator in that statement is that it was a player on Chris his team. And Yeah, God, come on, Chris, tell us that, to us not to pronounce your kids last names. Right. It's a little tease. There's a there's a former AV that has a brother that was a warrior. Fun Little fact that will possibly get to. I did see his name Cross Cross. How you can say, is it a foreign? No, I believe he was a defenseman. Do you want to skill the brother? Do you want to see? No, no, no, well, just just a little tease. We'll keep on with the forwards. Okay. Second I was thinking Pelton was a good name. You marry Jimmy Pelton. Yes, from the seventeen, eighteen year. Yes, and I want to say he is a EH L P to ehl alum, and I am correct. He Played Two thousand and fifteen sixteen with the New Hampshire junior monarchs and when played two years with the warriors. And now is that you mass dartmouth symmetry, Jeff, look at this, this is beautiful. And sixteen, Seventeen, he had eighteen and twenty and seventeen. Eighteen. He had eighteen and twenty. So we built of consistency's gonna come back and do the same exact thing as last year. I'm just you know, you just knew he's like. I know years later Neil Rabbit, as a man that loves civtry, is going to take up my box scored. I just want to make sure that I make him happy. So yeah, exactly, James Felt in to the board, Ladies and gentlemen. So that gives us three. Four. There's another name I just saw on here that I was going to say next. Actually there's two, but I got two pulled up right here. The first one is Matt Weisner. Matt Wiser played, I want to say that, same yet fifteen, sixteen season. Put up fifty one points in forty four games. Then it's been a pair of years in the NA and then look what he's done at Babson. I mean last year obviously didn't play as many games, but he's on the same pace. Eight points in eight games last year and bad was old better t three teams. He was over twenty points, a twenty points each year's first two years at Babson. So I think wise there's an absolute lock for this rust. Yeah, he's a he's been a good beaver and was that's what I love seeing. That to right. That's another common thing we've had during this offseason podcast. He was the the players like that that have transition from playing the Ehl then they step up and go play in the NA and then go and play in succeeding called. So it's another beautiful thing to see as far as etl commercials are concerned. Right, yes, do it, it for it. I put up that story last week following the NA entry draft. There were four players that play in the Ehl last season that got selected in the entry draft. One of them was a warrior. I'm not sure if we're going to put Hayden Riva on this list. The only played the only played two games for warriors last year, so I can't really say he's an all time but they'd be a little bit of a stretch. Cool to see him get get get picked and part of that class that's going on to the NA next year and, as I say when I'm on the road, it's you know, not every ten kids in this league do go division two or division three, but they're the one out of that ten find their way up the ladder onto division one hockey, and sometimes that's through the NA, sometimes it's through the NA and the USAH Shell, and for those kids, including Riva, it's cool to see them make that next step. So the next four they had pulled up is Garrett Jin tolely. And what I didn't know about Garrett during his time in the EH shell, he is deaf. I did not know that. and He's played in the Death Olympics once or twice and has one like gold medals for the US it and and I want to say it's actually twice.

I'M gonna have to dig up that later on. Then go to the school that Mason palmers going to, the more school engineering. Yes, you well, he graduated from an EMS. He's put he's played for you are played for years there. But he was a part of the DEATHLYMPICS team, I want to say, the last two years, and I just I would love I get a chance to talk to him, because something it's something that we just you and I like and everyone. Right, it's something that you ever think about, right, like how do you know when it's time to get a change? I don't know, like, yeah, it's a different level of communication that you have to have on the ice to be no order to play right. So he spent two seasons in the League and overall eighty nine career games, fifty one points. Like he was, he was excellent in this league. Fifth, it's a from two thousand and two thousand and fifteen to two thousand and seventeen. I think a trend that we're seeing right now is one of the best warriors teams was that sixteen seventeen team. I'll pull up their record for you right now. Let's see. got a stroll to the bottom. Come on, come on. Yeah, because there was a few guys. We already have Pelton from there. We have Buddhistov. Matt Henderson, I guess, is another one we could put on some let's let's do that one. You know why? Story Time? Where's he from? Tell me he's from me scarborough, me some Maine. Well, there's two okay, there's two reasons. Not at the top of the listing. Well, there's two reasons. Let me first. Let me first say a lot of what we're talking about is two thousand and sixteen seventeen, because the warriors that year were three thousand two, thirteen and three. That was one of the best teams they've ever had and if I remember correctly, they just beat the crap out of people like they weren't. They weren't one of those teams that scored like all the pretty goals, but they would just wear you down, and I remember, like it was Andy Hinds his mantra when he was right, just like beat you up, grind you down, and I want I remember like the between Walpole and the wizards. We talked about this before. Valley just killed those teams like kill tough time with them last year in the playoffs. I call them those that whole playoff series. It wasn't Wallpos on their toes for a while from this past year's team. Yep, and Andy Hines. Fun Facts, as we just mentioned, him brother of Steve Haines, for the boss of ruins for number of years. Love Steve Haines. When I was yes, first start a watch of the BRUINS, justice material. Love to hear that a home back and I started by Bruce Fan of eight years old, and he's brother Steve was playing a good player, Matt Henderson, yes, from my room town, not even just Maine, from my hometown, sign like an act. I don't know why we didn't not bring this up during the interview with Ryan. I know he never played for Ryan, but he was part of that sixteen, Seventeen team. Forty points and forty eight games. The second part of it is obviously, if we were able to play what we were supposed to this past year, he would have been playing against the ehl with Curry College. But he's graduated from curry now, so you won't be a part of that game this year. But excited about that game. They just announced their new head coach. Did you see that? Oh, actually, I did see that the other day. Peter Peter around. He's the new head coach roundery. So text to me like the next day, like looking forward to our exhibition match up a blah, blah. I was like, awesome, that's actually when specially because you know when like new regimes come in, they can look at certain things, but now I don't want to do that and they can change things quick. But yeah, Peter around, you another great name. Good, good add by curry and with curry we've actually gone there for a tour the past, not last year, but the two years like like this all star game has like been building up for like multiple seasons, some layers, like we start talking about last year, like so what do we get thinking about for broadcast? We're going to do three camera set up, like frozen finals. We do this, but that, but squashed, can'tiled, never mind scraps that hopefully, hopefully this season here was cross. No, no, no, what's hope? Not, we have some got. We actually have another player. I'm interested to bring this up for conversation. I think we mentioned this before because we've already did his team that he was on most previously. Ryan the Duke's is a Warrior Express. So we have him owner express roster. I can't remember. He was not on the express roster. He only played forty five games of war two, but I just thought was a fun little thing to talk about because, like we say, people move from tea bow human fryland was a big wallpole. He was here. We do. We do have that utility spot. Jeff. HMM, if we ever had to put a definition on the utility spot, it's just a hybrid whatever, like whatever comes to mind during during when we're talking to each other. It's really what it comes down to. Write. What's that tweener where you're just like this name, I just remember this name. I like to this guy or he did a lot of couple of good things. But it's tough to...

...look at this list on the EP pays, as I mentioned earlier, because there's so many names that are not ehl. NOPE, because they have such a deep history over the years. And I come back to ninety six BO I looked one thousand nine hundred and ninety six. I don't think any junior team was playing at that time. I don't think they were because they were the Ej at that point. But who else was even in the EJ back in nine six hundred and ninety seven? It looked like that, like of the of the original teams, maybe the rough riders, the actually, you know what? Walpole might have been the stars back then, still the wall stars. Okay, I'm looking back on now the top scorers from each year. Obviously we mentioned Buddhistov. We got Pelton, Jimmy Pelton, you know, we got Henderson, was a top guy. Studley. Oh well, you mentioned Dodo. Some of those guys. Yeah, you mentioned Dukes. What about Justice Sullivan? And hold on, two other two waple express guys, who guys that play as season with with the warriors and then spent a season with valley. I lose big fantasy guy for me, big powerfully guy. I do want to make sure we get at least one player from this past year, and that would be Ryan Nolty, you, who is a player who actually could be coming back this year as an old one, but he's happy. was where he's going to Rivier. Put Up Twenty seven points in thirty six games. Fifteen goals, twelve assists, eleven points in the power of play, a game winner like he was rock solid for them. So use the best for that playoff series is past year to yeah, for he was one of that scored early on Palmer. I believe that game were wall pole where they had the express of the heels. Also, the warriors scored like thirty six seconds in it. I was like score and they're am was like wow, okay, Ali's feeling and alt he's a good PA. That's a great it's good to hear that. A good for I to be able to possibly get him back. Fingers crossed. You know what I should have asked Ryan because he mentioned Michael Clardy, the assistant coach that he has now, a former warrior. I don't know if I ever told you guys this story, but obviously, if you go back and you look at our playoff brackets, all of us picked Walpole to win and they put that at the end of their video session, Mike Did Right before the playoff series. He take he took our graphic put it like in the slide show of with with the video on the computer screen and circled all of our answers and said of the team, none of none of them, think you can win this series. Obviously a play out the way the way it did, but it was it was a battle like it was not even said it. You said it numerous times, but I think that's was exciting. But that's what like that when we first started this podcast in January of two thousand and twenty like it was like, let's see what this thing does, right, let's just create some more bus what it's become like the like they eat it up right, like I cannot wait for I mean there's a long way between now and then, right, it's a long way between our playoff black this year, but I cannot wait to do it all over again it's excited because the coaches us in actually, like you said, Ryan it. Ryan was probably one of our biggest coach fans of the podcast, right. He would always text me you and pretty like every Thursday after you listen to our Friday, whenever was that he got a chance to get to it, and he would specifically I used to talk to him before pregame whatever they were playing, someone that I was going up against for broadcasting, and he would say like Oh, yeah, I talked to the guys and practices today and yelled at him about how the crew, you know, it doesn't pick any of you guys just stepping up because you want to get picked, don't you today ever tested? Yeah, that tell you what the Marilyn Ler said to me. No, Oh, actually, I think you did. We I live the only I was the only one that picked the rough riders to win that series of the force. Very Gunty was yes, and I called them like a month later about something not even related to the playoffs, and he was like this is this? You Calling to apologize for Picking Connecticut and not us, and I was like what? I was like the season just ended like three weeks ago, like it was awesome, though yeah, but a few more forwards to rattle off here, because he got seven so far. I know tell there's a newer one. Yeah. Well, you know what? I think we're gonna WE'RE gonna have to we're going to have to figure out what to do with this utility, because I think we get to basically pick one guy who from that class of Dukes, Duke Sullivan and bona pain that, when played some somewhere else, I would stay right. So they both have to play wall pull up the bone paint with Connecticut was, yes, a machine, a points machines that. Let you're for the rest letters. Let I want to put two names in. First, Matthew Burn, no, Burnot Burn, I think it was burning up. Yeah, it was. He was on the two thousand and fifteen sixteen team with valley. Started his college career at skin Moore, transfer to Johnson and the whales. It's really taken off since then. Dome Street for me, but I think I want to,...

I definitely want to put him on this list. You Ber, no, welcome to the all time and then there was another one I had pulled up, which was Brad astrata. This was the year before Ryan came on board. Brad was the captain. He was the best player on this team. Thirty eight points in forty four games. Went on to Northland College. So I want to put Brad here. That's the other thing about the wars. I've had a lot of guys that were good that just played one year and then would advance to college. That's kind of tough too, is some of these other teams we've gone through. I had guys have played for two years, three years. So you look and you see they played upwards of almost a hundred career games. So yeah, they what guys that were just they were good, they came in, did their job and then went to college and left. So yeah, exactly the role with that. I have another one here in Dom Norris. There's this name ring about Minic Norris, I think so. So he spent one season with the warriors two thousand and seventeen eighteen. Thirty four points in forty seven games. And what stands out to me about dam is in two thousand and seventeen eighteen was the first year of the New Hampshire Avalanche. Overall in the League we had twelve total shootouts that year and the avalanche lost like five of them right. Probably all it showcase play too, because Chris hated showcase. But like the coming yeah, I three of them were to the warriors, right, and every shootout winner was dom norris, and I remember calling the shootout winners and I just thought I was so funny how it was the same guy each time and he was good for them, like the TJ Oshi of the junior warriors for shootouts. Is there put them instead? I forget it. Thirty four points in forty seven games. The one night in particular that stands out for me was the night that they change the name from the Avil Valley Forum to the Paul Tigo Martin Memorial Arena in honor of Paul Paul's father, which was a shootout victory for the warriors over the avalanche and Dom Norris scored the shootout winner. So so we're going to throw him in there. I do think we can put Ryland Dukes in in this. Twelve now, okay, and they have been. Solivan were good, they're productive in their one years there. And then say bona pain. He was productive as well and he was supposed to go to college. Like Dude Dukes. It in that of that group like Sullivan and Bona Payne weren't committed. They were committed to come back and play another year juniors. Yeah, dukes was SUPP was supposed to go to college. He was lined up to go to Wentworth is now going to guess Davis, but because another school, because everything that took place this past year, like was out. Couldn't start at wet words. That's why he came back to the EHL. So I think that kind of gives him a little bit of a different feel, if you will. And then Sullivan and Bona Paine. And that gets US down to one. So far left to go. Here I'm found a couple of names and me looking at seventeen, eighteen, crystell May, Charlie Davis. You get a couple of guys there. Got Some tough names. We Got Nico Mulakellis. I don't know if you remember it, Iver. I remember not being able to pronounce his name correct great, great lettuce. Wait to see the hair on this kid. Try to think. What about Luke Richards? Luke Richards spent the two thousand and nineteen twenty season with with valley, which was Ryan's first year. He committed during that year as only an old one. So he was at that time two years really away from being an age out. Twenty six points in forty four games, committed to Stone Hill. Could have honestly come back and played this past year because of because of all the shutdowns and whatnot, but that's a good one's course it could come back and play this year. He's only an old one, all right, like he's only an all one in that two thousand and nineteen twenty season. Twenty six points and forty four games. So I think I think he would be a great way to round out the forwards. M and we gotta go two thousand and nineteen twenty here, and that gets us to the D which has already been started with for the second time. The D Geronimo through through was the captain in fifteen sixteen. Another name. There's been so many players over the years that you almost like like you forget players until you see their names again in two thousand and eighteen nineteen. I want...

...to say that Colin Montgomery was one of the most underrated defenseman in the league. I don't think a lot of people knew just how good he was for valley as a defenseman. He had thirty eight points in forty one games. That's that's pretty damn good. Well, that's ow our play apples too. So he's a good guy. To put the point, that's pretty damn good. So I think that gives us too so far. And then, and you could go from this year's team, who Ryan had, Tyler Rossi was, yeah, player for him. What an awesome story that Ryan told. They're on the podcast because it's tough when when players go through injuries. You know, there's only so much. I I feel like it's comfortable to say, but Ryan, being close with Tyler, knew that that would come up. Rossi breaking his leg in two thousand and nineteen twenty and then fighting back the way that he did to be a part of this year's team or this past seasons team as their captain. It's just special. And then to see him commit is huge and you could tell how much that one commitment in particular meant to Ryan. And you know what, there's one more d from this past year as well, and he was on the Brits Commits Fantasy Guy that got hurt. Right besides Rossie, I haven't I hadn't got to that one yet. You know, we're going to get to that one. I was going to say Max O'Brian Nex. Okay, two thousand with eleven points and forty games, going to Colby College, kind of more of a defenceman, defensive type Defenseman, but he was rock solid. Yeah, he was good. Having Rossi played a lot of minutes, Ryan, a lot of double shifts that wabble series. You see forty, forty, eight out. There a lot these guys that they leaned on. They were good, very sturdy defenseman. And you know what, bespeaking, you mentioned fantasy. Yeah, we're putting him on the list because he was on my fantasy team for a long time. I was gonna say I didn't know. We're gonna say his name is. He was awesome to he was so good and, honestly, when he got hurt it was a huge blow for Valley to even to recovery that they did was impressive, right, because bid'll put up twenty points in nineteen games. Joe Bittle, he was at snow, was able to return because he was only a two thousand, but he's going to skid more now this fall. When he was healthy, I think he was one of the best defensemen in the league. Yeah, like he was easily top three offensively. No Hit, no doubt about it, I think, because that is we kind of you know, as we we looked for an offensive defenseman and then we didn't have a lot this past year. If we're being honest, biddle was one of the like creams of the crop, if you will. I do remember a bomb of a slapshot powerplay goal at the wizards that I was calling and I was kind of like there's some point. There's some points for me. That's silent fish shake after three pot it. That's when you pop the the three potted down. Deal on you. Yeah, and I'm back. Sorry, attack h Toenn of the difficulty there for exactly. It's on it down on the board for a quick second and bring it back quickly. That gives us five D yeah, they've had a lot of good d I do this one was going to fill up fast. I knew D was going to be a little faster than forwards, I guess. Do we have to go back to like the beginning, like we've done before? We picked a lot of newer guys. Do we go back to and O G Warrior? We could, thinking we could. They I was looking back on that sixteen seventeen team again, which was the first place team, I do remember Eric Straight just being one of the toughest players to play against that season. He had twenty points and forty two games. Had A few PIMS. There were eighty three pimps in there, a few pits, but he was he was just so rock solid for that team and and as I mentioned, if you're a few times, it's probably, I've been the best team that that valley has had throughout their time. It's a big for really good defense. When that year straight Robinson about this. Her name Ford Hatchet, I think our idea remember like it is, and Lucas Anderson. Yeah, it's we all had over fifteen points of the year. About any of them, honestly, and he was a captain, right, Eric Straight. So you know we're going to say a two year warrior from sixteen to Eighteen. Let's go Eric Straight. And that gets us to the goalies just that quickly, and it's kind of tough here because you can go and in multiple directions. During the interview with Ryan we talked about drew Blodgett climbing the ladder out from eh LP to ehl onto NCA hockey, their disass off of the playoffs, like he's yeah, a lot of boks of that peries. They're there is a...

...warriors alum that has gone to northeastern. Oh, and I bring it up because obviously you get the chance to do some PA for Northeastern and I am blanking on his name. Oh my God, I am too. I'm like, STARE IS SCARPA? SCARPA, Nick SCARPA. I want to say you're correct, right, because I think he's their third goal. He's the one that usually sits the penalty box next to me whim doing PA. Do you talk a lot? Ah, he seems to quite kid. I try not to bother any of them too. It's they're doing. They're doing their jobs, they are watching there it is. I was right next CARPA. I mean it's top. He hasn't he hasn't played a game, right, but as it's tough when you get Caden Primo, love revolution hl like with all those kind of good for Canada last year too, it's kind of tough. So they yeah, pullis really well. Well, it's like when you when you play Division One hockey as a goaltender, not gonna not that can say from experience. But like like those those high end like Division One schools, like they they have to play the top kid, right, because it's the only way to convince future goalways of that talent to go there and not go somewhere else. Right, like if you're if you're Spencer night right, who went to BEC right and was a first round draft pick, like you have to play every game so that the future Spencer night knows, yeah, I should just I should go to be see because I know I'm going to get a chance to play and get drafted there right away. Right. So it's start was good and when you play for the warriors. But yeah, I mean that's their issues. They've had CADEN PRIMO and now they've dene leave I, and so he might not see the supports were because of how good they are. But he does have the HL Valle junior warriors under his name on the launch chart. I can confirm that. Yep, one of the goaliys that it's really stood out to me when he was in the ehl was a goalie named Riley Sims, I remember, and he played on the seventeen eighteen warriors. And just look at this. Say percentage right up up near over nine hundred. Nineteen. Spent a good deal of time in the Nas going to play college hockey in Canada, it looks like here, but he was really good. Yeah, he was good. So I think I want to put Riley Sims as one of the goalie's from that. We do blodge it to, we do blodge it in. Well, I'm going to say for discussion, let's put drew blodge it right here for right, okay, down in the utility spot for a second. We already use Royland Dukes, so they already is Ryland, watches, Sullivan, bond of Paine. We're thinking we got top three right there. For there was another goalie that I got to go back and find here that I had circled for the second spot, and that was sewn Lincoln, who played for the warriors during the sixteen seven. I keep going back to that season. I mean it wasn't that was their best, one of their best, you know, was one of the best years right. And and Sean Lincoln, I mean I remember that in that season and he hindes made to the point to give each one of the three goalies. I game and their playoff series against the wizards and maybe that hurt them in the long run because they weren't able to win that that that series. But Lincoln was probably the number one on that year's team. Has since gone on to Brockport. I think he school. I think for me Lincoln is definitely the pick here from that sixteen seventeen season. And then, you know, I talked about this. I don't have the best team in history. You gotta have the Great Dumb don't we? And then we and then Ryan and I talked about drew blodge and just to kind of put a ball on his story, he's more than just a h l p to ehl climb the ladder guy. He spent time with the UA team team, with valley also. So like truly you a teen to EH LP to ehl. Not that the UA team team is in the EHL by any means right, right, but but he's been a multi year guy and the record like doesn't really do it do them justice from this past year because, like you said, he stood on his head at times for that team. Like I'm going to go, I'm gonna pull up while we're on here quickly. Some of finish at three point one one deal is it's a for the end it. Honestly, look at how many shots he faced. It three goals a game is not bad when you're seeing fifty or so shots because, like we said, bid'll gut her, they had to keep moving things around defensively. So he started seeing a lot of rubber and he honestly meet some some huge saves in those playoff games. I know then it win one but, and I...

...said this earlier, they were the only team they had a win against the arrangers and the avalmolence and the express. They were the only team in the League to have a win against each one. He had the win against Walpole and he had to win against the avalanche again. That I'll always remember. October one, he had sixty five saves. Making our point, making us like smarter here. He saw a puck. Oh Yours a seventy one game, Jesus Christ so, and not a shot at Chris. But every now and then the avalanche have a tendency. They hit the shot, but a little bit. Yeah, it wasn't true. It was a true sixty three sixty pot like he stood on his head that that afternoon and I think that's a perfect way to round out this lineup forward core. There's some good names in here, some tough names too. Tough names, good names. That was I'm glad you brought that up because that was one thing we definitely wanted to talk about, because we talked about it all year long. Was Don't judge this team as we rounded up. Like you said, you can't judge last year's team and Ryan accordingly, on their record because of how good they were against the best competition. Cody would tell you that. Cody was up and down the bench yelling at the guys tell them to stay locked in the whole series, even though they ended up sweeping. He knows that they were tough, tough out they were. Yeah, I'm excited to see what Ryan has grewn up and what he's going to do for the season to come. Right. Another team that, honestly, I'm going to say a frozen finals appearance is coming soon, like I really will say yeah, like it's coming soon. I has been in the college ranks for a long time, like you said, with Wentworth, he's got a deep pedigreees a younger coach. He's hungry, he's competitive as hell and he wants to put a good progct. He doesn't want to be in the bottom for very long. Yeah, with it can rise up. So here is the all time lineup. Forwards. Jack Studley, Paul Buddhistav, James Pelton, Matt Wisner, garage and Tolely, Matt Henderson, Ryan Nulty, Matt Burno, Bratastrada, Dominic Norris, Ralan Dukes and Luke Richards. Defensive Core, Drew D Geronimo, Colin Montgomery, Tyler Rossi, macks so, Brian Joe biddle, Eric Straight and goaltending core, if you will, three guys, Raley, Sims, strown, Lincoln and True Blodgett. So that would do it for the warriors. We got one original six team left. About five teams are so still to go. I don't know who we're doing next week yet, Jeff, but we'll text and talk about that one. Sounds good, buddy. Sounds good. See on the text. 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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