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Showing Up in Walpole | Episode 93

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On this week's episode of the #EShow we preview this weekend's showcase in Walpole. With 28 games scheduled over a 3-day span, there will surely be plenty of top performances delivered in both the EHL and the EHLP. The Weekly Rundown helps set the stage by creating a #1 vs. #2 matchup in the EHL (17:18). Further along, the #ECrew provides the latest update on the Fantasy Challenge, which also just endured a massive shakeup in the overall standings (40:06). This week's games to watch include much more than just the top-two showdown (56:09), but prior to all that, we kick-off the episode by chatting with Vinny Pietrangelo the Head Coach at Arcadia University (1:13).

Welcome to the e show, with Neil Rabbit,founded in two thousand and thirteen, the EH L has become the collegeplacement leader on the East Coast, sit back and learn more about the next stepin your junior hockey career. Welcome to the e show. So then by thePolybos Foundation, the foundation's mission centers around their dailymotto: We Take Care of our own as they help out all of those within the hockeycommunity, whom experience cast tropic event, learn more at Pelly boxfoundation, DOT ork. What's up, my name is Ne Ravin, and this is episode number.Ninety three of the e show on this week's episode a preview this weekendshowcase in Walpole with twenty eight Games gettle over a three day span.There will surely be plenty of top performances delivered in both the eh land the EH LP. The weekly run down helps set the stays by creating anumber one versus number two match up in the EH L for ther Alan, the E, whoprovides the latest update on the fantasy challenge, which also justinjured a massive shake up in the overall standings. This week's games towatch include much more than just the top to show down the prior to all ofthat. We kick off the episode by chatting with Vinny Petranella, thehead coach at Arcadia University, I'm joy now by Vinny PA trangle, the headcoach, an Arcadia as a going man at too bad neil. How are you I'm doing?Well, thanks for coming on the PODCAST. Now we talked about this at theWorcester showcase, so let's jump right into it. You got hired at Arcadia. Itfeels like for ever go probably for you back in two thousand and nineteenstarted recruiting, basically the following month October of two thousandand nineteen and now you're a few weeks away from your first game. Are you guysready yeah? I mean it like. You said this has been a long journey for me andboth for our women's team as well. You know two years ago and I got thejob in October. You know like Hey, I ill now go now and see you can get, and you know it's been a long process. Youknow the majority of it with the exclusion of four months has been. Youknow, through the ongoing pandemic, yeah added some some complexities toeverything where you're building your team, for you know the majority throughthe pandemic, and now you know we get to get to see how we are, and you knowyou know it's awesome just to start. You know practice this week at n T- and you know I really love what we have sofar. You know and in the e that we were able to bring in. I really like youknow the product that will be able to deliver on the ice and you started tokind of allude to it there. So you started in two thousand and nineteenyou play in one thousand, nine, ten and twenty or twenty twenty one season. SoI'm going to use a phrase, that's kind of a little bit strange, but was italmost a blessing in disguise because everything that happened yeah I meanyou gotta, you got to make the most most out of every situation. Right,learn some negatives and DEPOSITI. So obviously there were some recruitingchallenges, but I you know tried to spend those the you know in a positivemanner. I just think the biggest the biggest thing. The biggest thing isthat I got so much time to build this program. You know to do it within ayear, it's time frame during the pandemic. It would be a lot harder thanwhat the you know the time they gave me so I was able to really year one. Youknow really identify the guys that I wanted to bring in and really makingsure that I got the correct guys that I wanted for the program. So in thataspect, yes, I do think it was a. You know a blessing in disguise for me. Howmany times did you have to answer the question? What are you guys starting Yeah Yeah? You know, I don't know it isnot typical to have. You know the amount of the lead time that we have.Everybody thought that we were starting. You know last year and then you evenpeople now are like. Oh you know you guys are supposed to start. Last yearyou got to be excited for this year, even though you know the plan all onwas to start. You know this season, so yeah. That question has has beenanswered a time. So when you say the plan was that what the flat departmentkind of approached you with when you...

...first applied for the job, so I mean actually the original. Theoriginal plan was not supposed to be hired until like December or January ofthat year, but then, after interviewing a lot ofthe candidates finding out the majority of the show, cases took place in thefall yep o. We thought you know, that's like department thought to be best to to hire someone early so that you cansee those national stoke cases and in two thousand and nineteen, and sothat's you know how it how that played out. I obviously I had to leave can alittle bit earlier than planned Yep, but obviously with this being the dreamjob and the goal, you know this, this came calling. So you know I I took itby the other plan was to have you know a year and a half to build a program.You know ours got extended a little bit and you know quite honestly. I thinkyou know a lot of teams might start this approach. I know Alvernia took thesimilar approach with Therle. That's how much they're given coach forththere. So you know, I hope it's a trend. I 'm, you know you'd rather have moretime than not enough time. So yes and then looking at your schedule coming up,as I mentioned it's just a few weeks away, you have an exhibition againstkings at the end of the month, two games against a roar to start yourseason, and then you jump right in the things in the uchd. How much more extrabeneficial is it for you to have a conference at the? U CAC to be joiningyeah, I mean it's awesome to to be right away and have you know some ofthese goats best talent right in your conference and, like I said you know, playing UNICA onthe road as our first ever conference game is really really tall task. Obviously the guysare going to know exactly what it's like to play. College hockey right. The conferences is great. I mean it's agreat recruiting tool for us it's to night in and a night out you know tellthe recruits that were playing. You know the best teams out there withUTICA Stevenson Wilkes. You know it's awesome and I think I think everybodyin the conference has gotten a lot better in the past two years. So it'sgoing to be really really really really tight race this year tosee how things are going, and you know I've got to do it with a team. That'smarly all freshmen so and we're not overlooking you know like,like you know, Aurora out of the Midwest they're really really good too,and that's going to be really good home opening test for us as well. Just toprepare us for you know the upcoming year so, and you mentioned the freshmanclass that you have coming in, which is basically your team is all freshman butthere's obviously a good core. Coming from the EH L, a couple that stand outto me or donny fell men and Helen Coxton. When you landed forwards likethat to join your program, what did it mean to you? Yeah? I mean it was reallyreally special getting those two players. You know obviously they've been provenpoint producers of that league. You know, speaking with you know aboutDonny Feldman. You know natural born leader being a captain there for forNew England, and you know everybody raves about him. You know and also being able to makethe offstart team. That was huge. You know that was really big us and youknow he's looked really good early on this year and Halen to like you know,there's a lot of things that I really liked about Halen's game early. Youknow he can shoot the puck extremely hard. You know for not being overly big.He plays big too and they're huge pieces for us in building this program.You know another one that I'm really excited out of leave to be Jake, frank,Infield, yea from the little flyers. You know like right now he's on my toptop deep pair, and I you know, I love his game. I know he's a littleundersized, but I like that under size, offense and that can skate in pot andwhen you mention all these players and obviously the whole team that you haveis going to be so young. How often do you think you're going to have tomention to them? The growing growing pains that you're going to go throughand understand, make them understand that you're going to lose some gamesearly on, because the team is so young right, I mean you know, I've told thembasically, like hey. We've got five six...

...games for you guys to get on to yourfeet and then you know I expect you to now be sophomores, because we don'thave that leadership. Yeah, it's a process and they everybody. Here'srecruited that was recruited here was Boutin in that process of making thisprogram better of gradually. You know increasing how many winds we get preterto ultimately competing for that championship and knowing that you knowyeah, there's going to be growing pain, there's going to be bumps in the road.I mean no one's flipping, a collectively with everything I've got.One College had to give M of experience from one transfer, so no one knows whatto expect so yeah there's going to be growing pains, but we're going to growthrough it together we're going to learn together and at the end of theday, we want to leave this program better than how we, you know finstarted it, and I asked that last question starting with Feldman, but Iwant to go over to Cookson for a second, because he was one of the guys that youcommitted first, I think frank, a dill was first and then Coxton was it alwaysa plan of yours to get a player from a former teammate of years and Jos FuscoYeah Yeah. You know, that's you search on your part. I've known Josh for I'veknown Josh for a long time. Obviously we played together at then LandyUniversity, so e's, ultimately, a great connection for me and they'rerelatively close to for me to see them a numerous amount of times not only at home for them, but on the road towhen they play the little flyers. THAT'S FORTY FIVE! They play the T,seven, so yeah I mean he was one guy that Itargeted throughout the summer and he just so happened to land. You know withJosh, so you know it was very very easy transition for me to you know: havethem come up to visit and start that I ly you know immediate communicationwith him, but you know the day. I also took two other guys from Jos to Maryland I'll be in Michael Cosis. Whowas there, for you know the first half of the year and then Kil Peters, whojoined them as well. Yeah yeah, that's what's great about this league. Isthose connections you make with those coaches and obviously, when I'mstarting a team from the ground up? I have to rely on those those connectionsthat I made and you know really good ones through the Hl so far, even whencoach fusco was at Wilkes bare before I started taking guys at from him. Soso, let's talk about those connections more because obviously you were at thefirst show case talking with all of our teams, and it goes back to your time inCanton. How valuable was that experience as an assistant leading upto what you have now in this head coaching role, yeah? It was great beingassistant. I learned under Alex Boke, who was a tremendous head coach and hereally you really. Let me learn and grow as an assistant he prior marily.Let me handle all of the recruiting, which was you know what I really wantedto do and we had a really good system there. You know he let me go anywhere. Iwanted any league I wanted in the ugle was one I wanted the target and targetearly and we were able to know take two or three guys a year when I was at Ken.Obviously you know that number got multiplied with the amount of guys Ihad to bring in this year, terefore at Arcadia yeah, but that time was great.He really helped me grow into being a head coach. You know, like you knowI'll, be honest. There's Times my first year that I wasn't great as anassistant, and I went through some learning curbs myself, but he stuckwith me- and you know, by the end of my fourthyear, promoted me to associate head, but you know that's the time frame whenthey're. Not, then I left for this job. So he really prepared me to be ready forthis year and you know they're on the schedule this year too. A Game I knowwas circled more for me and my guys, obviously I want to you know, prove tohim that I'm ready and you know have a little extra added added benefit thosegames. I was going to ask you about that because I know it would be circled,but it did you strategically try and put it when you did so that your guyscould be, as you said, it maybe Sophar S. by that time, yeah just saw somethings worked out. Obviously it's a little bit harder schedule when they're,you know still independent team and we have to work around our conferenceschedule. So there's not a of weeks that a line you know they he wanted tocome down here to play us on the road.

I really wanted to have a home openerat home against someone for our first ever game to be at home. So I just kindof a line like that. But yeah you know, hopefully our guys have a full semesterunder the prepared for that second semester. Sofor one bottle question now that you're, officially starting and you're on theice for practice and getting ready to play games soon, which has been a longtime coming over two seasons coming. How does your recruiting message chainsnow that you can say? Yes, we are playing yeah. You know it is, I meanit's always hard to try and recruit someone to something. That's notestablished and AB's recruit to someone that knowyou need to show in the your vision, because we haven't played games andsometimes there's a stigma with new programs and not going to be as greatas maybe some of those established ones. So you know now having everything likehaving our lock and finished. Having a facility to show everybody is huge nowbeing able to play games and show case. You know that product that we have onice and that culture that we have is great and you know for us, you knowmoving forward. I don't have to recruit thirty guys next year. So obviously youknow just looking for guys that you know can make us better. You know inevery every aspect of the game, so I can kind of be a little bit morepicky now eawt that but yeah it's a huge added benefit to actually you knowhave that show jol guys what we have to offer in person with games andpractices. It's awesome and it's great to see that you guys are finally ableto get started here after everything. That's gone on, of course, so Iappreciate you coming on the podcast. I wish you the best of whack as you getready to get started here and we'll see you in a showcase again soon, yeahthanks, no for sure be there, and you know, thanks for the opportunities forletting me speak here in our kite and thankful for everything that you guysdo with the HL. You know like your showcases are awesome. I think you guysare on everything great. You know, there's a reason why you guys have somany convince every year, so awesome. Thank you. Yeah thanks Nel, thanks again to Vinny Petranella orcome no, the podcast this week, the head coach at Arcadia, as we mentionedthere throughout the interview with Benny, feels like a long time comingfor them. I'm going to play their first game in after two years of recruitingcoming up here at the end of the month, but with that let's bring in the e crewand guys did the first showcase, not just, and I were already getting wayfor the next show case. Were you not entertained you're, not akey for you all right, retoorn up the Rod? Three O, it's not as long asshowcase. This showcase is not as long which is nine day less. How many gameswe had forty eight forty six around there yeah we even up was forty four inworcester before I should know the game count. It's a great question. Jeff!Thank you for asking that question shock. You sorry to put you on the spot.You say that's like right there, but want to get to this next one around afootball game. WHO's Whos, spart idea was that I mean, if I sneak out onSunday for a good four hours, no one's going to notice from four thirty tothirty nels gone. So so, there's twenty eight games, chef, there'stwo points ihave to bring up before we gain to the weekly run down number one. Somethingis happening at this show case. That has never happened to the showcase.Before can you guys guess what it is and it involves me you are not calling games, but youusually don't call any show case games but you're right on the right track. Iam calling i'm cal, i'm calling a game, i'm calling a game one game. Thank youto showing up. You know. How can we get through the showcase without your onecall ay now i already already know what game it is. It's the saturday two pmgame is it? Yes, how did you know that that was so? No no! No. I can tell you why, becausehockey tv contacted me and they wanted me to do four games. It's all onsaturday, two p m four p, six pm eight pm. The problem is because i travelwith the seven of the show cases and we're probably we're probably going tobe arriving in walpole right around two o'clock, so i told hockey tv that itwill be better if i don't do that game.

So neil thank you for taking that slot.You know if you're, in being a smart as a arif, the east coast, wizards areinvolved i'll, say: yes, it's wet. I got the wizards and the avalanche. Ohmy. How could that be any more perfect its total games for? Well, i hope theyget to the finals this year. Now, yes, call wizards avalanche right. That yeah,don't you know as there? What's a liver, jeff yeah just ask good just a reporterasking question a aphony, so i'm calling a game and the last time we hada show case and walpole. Do you remember what happened jeff to chris aralet? A showcase loss is nowfive in a record. I i walked down the dog. Well, the humanthat came in yeaed, yes, aen brought this up. There is a patriots game. Justfor everyone knows, the patriots are playing during the showcase on sundaylike there's, going to be traffic, prepare yourself for that and prepareyourself for a few patriots fans to wander down like that. One fan did afew years ago and he fell asleep in the lobby. So i passed him and i was likewe probably should get this taken care of. But what that let's get on a newabout or habr that came in and a took care of him yes or for another day yeah.Let's up in the week, er run down it's time for the ketes weekly run down andthe show weekly run down, brought to you by the junior hockey podcast you'rehome for junior hockey, news knowledge and nonsense, check them out at tj, h,podcast com, with the recording of this podcast on we're doing on october,thirteenth dropping on the fourteenth every team in the league now has at least one win, and at least oneloss as of today as or writers gratulations to brown, a lady down inconnecticut, well done and snot it's just. It continues with i'm blanking.What or this now what are we call? The theory anthony the you mean the transitive property asthe transit property? Yes continues that continues to spin in my head,because i just have no idea who was who like like. I know justin wants to hearthis question who the hell of the saco parts- oh they i don't even know. If coachtried or can a told you they are the opening weekend they loose to theavalanche in a sorry, they lose the rangers in over time. Then they loosethe avalanche, seven, nothing! Then they come back and swift the lumberjacks in the two games set. Then they go to the showcase and get one point inthree games and they come out of the showcase and went two back to back roadgames against the warriors and wizards. It makes no sense. It may know that wason the colborne. They had no business winning that game bally was had theirfoot on their throats and then valley was up. I think it was three one: wastheir biggest lead? Secos wins five three! I had no clue either. I wasthere the trees there in first they did the same thing already. Here's theamazing thing too about what coach triter in the boys the last week sameexact, almost same exact, score right. They lose or they won five to againstthe wizards, and it was five three against value, maybe mixed as cores,but both games. They were down and then they came to a third period and justblew doors and came back and one game. So if they keep that up- and it's going tobe a brat's gonna- have some very gray hairs and exit her if they can keepwinning like that. But then there are m there. A minus eight go to ferent, butis that because the play in valley too, and they did they flie, they took a bitto wake up in the game, but once they did, it was like oh shoot like thisgame is totally going their way and it was just no way around it. I agree.Let's right warn was at that game. The right call her mary were sitting thewest. I think the gold of a run sun. I think the gold differential as becauseof that one, seven, nothing lost, though, to the avalanche. It's justfunny. It's just funny to see a team and that's in the first place that gotoneout of six points at the worcester...

...showcase right and and coming into thisshow case they are lined up to play. I just had this a second ago they'replaying on the first day. In the second day they play vermont again, i'm surethey love to see each other on the first day, and then they play the applecore, which i guess is probably the next team to say who are the new yorkapple corp like i have no idea to the oseley. Almost let almost slept sevenlast weekend. Well, you could also say the eighty seven is almost wept applecore. You could set that well because it honestly whine both ways were bothgames. It was sort of a tug on tuggar, i should say, were in the first game:apple core scored and then the it seven score. Ritson repeat, and it was colincallanan who scored with thirty six seconds to go on regulation. That wasat jusso arena. I was on the call for that one then, in jersey, after lastweek, we seriously we'll get to eve prevint a future segment. The next day.The h, seven, i want to say, had a three to one weed apple course scoredtwice to tight. Then i think afore scored again then the y sevens tied itand then, with two minutes left in regulation, the et sevens went down forafore had a five on three power play and jason atkinsen took it across. Hescored a short handed goal. I may or may not have startled my neighbors withhow ever a yerthe very basement, i'm recording in right now wit was. It wasa wild game boy. I woke neighbors get woe, but it shut there s a range tam oryou want to talk about good, go to frenchi again. The apple course goofer.Even this zero and there's arfon one tilt of the tousand nine washingtoncapitals, where they give up a lot of goals, they give up a lot of shots, butthey score they're a goal scoring machine led by colin callinan yeah.It's and i know at this point last year, jeff- i probably had put you guys onthe spot, to make your frozen finals picks like we're, throwing don't trynow we're going darts right now, because it just makes absolutely nosense. Let's get into the eh l power in kings, because, as i did mention, everyteam does have a loss. Now everything does have a win wall. Pole went into this week, numberone. They lost a game and a shootout thisweek did anyone do enough to jump walpole for that number. One position just fill full of tough questions. Thisweek they re living the same thing. All everyone screen games maryland on threegames this week. They need protect twice and the little flyers one sothey're now all the way up a not into best record in the league, and we hadthem at four last week because they live enough to jump from four to one.That was their first time in the power ins. What am i doing guys? I think thatmaryland raser so at least go higher than four. That's for sure. Mary islike the they're proving to be the team to beat right now and there by mr graziano one cliffrazia, as i a great shout out to do it, because he ismy fantasy pick and he got the overtime winner. Yeah i mean the marylandmaryland's not into is ones rangers are eight and two wizards are seven and twowall poles, six one and one, and then the team that we had fit at our power his last week just beawful. The railers are five and two, so i mean you can't kick them out. Can youthey just beat the number one team that should move them. I don't go. I don'tthink anyone did enough outside of the five to get intothe fights. I agree, my is the only the team with the next highest point. Totaloutside of the five would be in the new...

...jersey. Eighty seven and i think ifthey had a perfect week, you'd, have an argument to say there yeah if they beapple core, that first game, but no, even as the a seventh guy, i will saythat i don't think they deserve to be in the top five, at least not yet youknow thinking maybe keep things going there with two straight winds headinginto the showcase. So the question with a lot of depth too: they five guys indouble digit points. Already i donald le we just talked about graziano aboutdonnelly about jim tony said i ove rosin, you look, you lose a player likehalen coxton and you just become better, which i have to drop. That name becausei talked to him for a while. I talked about him for a while with viny patranafrom arcadia, because he's going there i mean so verset. We know who our fiveare: its walpole wizards rangers maryland railers. The question is: whatorder do we put them in and i i would i would honestly putiteam marilyn at number one. They get my vote because, as we as we justmentioned, they are their scoring goals at a tour pace right now, but they alsolook pretty solid on the back and to where they're not really giving up toomany goals. Their one exception was when they nearly had that loss againstthe little flyers where they came back, but i said it last week and i'll say itagain. I think the south division is right up there with the east as the twostrongest divisions, because in those two divisions, even the last place,teams are right. Around hockey, five hundred little flyers they've been inthe playoffs many of times many. The little the little flyers are a goodteam, don't let their place in the standing for you, no, no you're, you'reright answer and marilyn's doing it with two goalies right now it lookslike to gideon selvin an john werber bolt playing. So, there's a there's alot of teams in this league right now. They have a good goalie problem wherethe rotating you got chris jackson and nathan, miller rotating each otherthrough and through you got the wizards with three guys. You get a senza, yougot gover maryland, you got werber, you got sullivan an all. These teams aregully, rich right now and hot, and one more thing i'll add, because before thegame against the protect junior ducks that i was calling, i was talking tosome of the guys on protect who were who had those two games againstmaryland, and i think it was shiranedo bouse. He said that not only theyskilled, but it's they're very, very hard team to play against theirphysical. They are very good around the pockie block shots that they do justabout everything. I think i have a selfish reason why iwant to move main the number one and move the rangers to number two it's toset up in one versus two matchup on sunday. So of course i don't e y. Not why not imean we, the power rakings are all about throwing the plot, let's throwthe plot. Let's do it. Why not? We've been getting asked by a lot of team tthemselves out of the power rakings mere coach rider coming into the officeyeah, you guys not do that again. We just had them as receiving boats. Oneweek we terry watts goin to call us now and say: please yeah, no more receivingboats for us stay wet! That's just true! Maybe this is true, so we got two andone rangers to we got two in favor of maryland one anyone else want to jefflauren, lord i'm, okay with it marylyn'spopping off i'm okay with it. I think they're fun team to watch. I thinktheir jerseys are fun to look at their. Their players are doing well, they're,an all around fun team to watch so far, o different. You are gone, but what? If i just say, i want rangersone maryland to, because i mean you got to look at strike the schedule rightrangers being the defending champs doing it with a lot of different. Imean victor mazon again we'll get into fantasy later on, but still when wasthe last time rich, the caparo had a team that his defenseman was one of theleading points getters on his team and he's got the two endo monster of chrisjackson, nathan, miller, hey, you know...

...what they say: defense winschampionships, yes, it does. It does laner so to offend a defense. Men likevictor head, and i want to go rangers one maryland too. Does that shane anthony's vote, oh god! This is what i just like to a use. I think, as long as maryland goeshigher than for considering that they had three consecutive loins, they atleast have to move on whether they go one or whether they go to that's o. I'm not really going to debate that,because the junior rangers are also just a terrific team. As he said, withthe the two goal: tenders and the boss engineer rangers are definitely againthe favorite to win the frozen final this year. Looking for that free pet,so i wouldn't mind putting them at one. You convince be jeff, let's go rangersone i mean a if you move from four to one i merat, as happened is just theseare the power in things and in a year like this, we have no idea what we'redoing so yeah, clearly we're putting featureback at the top. Why are we doing that? They had a t what aide says as far asmoving bjrn maryland into the top three? I just don't know if you jump into onefrom four, i think they go to, and then we show everything on rangers maryland express and i tout for you express atthree express, only lost one game in theshootout yeah. Do they do enough, like we weresaying here to move out of the top five now and do they do enough to lose outof the top three? No, the e, i think one most, these three. They beat theavalanche on friday. They beat the wolves on saturday and they lost therailers. Today, in a shootout which makes the season series with the raileris one and one rangerss on maryland to a walpole. Three final answer: alexrailers for wizards five. I, like that yeah. I vote for that up to the end, and i'm going to tellyou right now the dark horse team to watch to move back into the top fivethis week of the avalanche, the avalanche against the warriors the daywe dropped this on the fourteenth and then they play the wizards, the ducksand the rangers of the showcase. So they have two of their four games oragainst teams from the top fuck. That's a tough schedule they go for and nowthey have to be in right. I was going to say well, yeah we'll see what theyare after this week. I mean that's a huge limpness test for them, isn't it aplaying those four teams? So it's funny because chris said to me he goes iforgot kind of when the showcase was i probably wouldn't have put. It probablywant to put that game on thursday, but ryan mcgrath did not forget when theshow case for as because he only has one game at the show case he only playson monday the warriors they put he's getting married on. So that's why helike i chris as chris forgot, but dat good,good job by ryan, to remember the dates, cochise and- and i give his future wifeas at this weekend, all the credit in the world for letting him come back forthe game. On monday, a ton chrissy christy des yes so well got to bechrissy gonna, be after this weekend. She said i'll. Allow you to go to theshow case, but for one game, so ryan put him the request to have justmonday's game. So that's why they're playing and it's kind of a weirdschedule right. If you look at it because you're like we have a game theday that we dropped this, but then there's nothing to the weekend rightand then once the weekend answers nothing for until the following sunday,because we go straight to the austern week right. I think once we get to theend of the all star, we i'm finding to be able to take a deep press again.I've been under water for about two weeks now so recovered for the loser show case sothin, like you said he in comes another show case...

...and back we are so. Yes, you soundbetter, though everyone health, wise, sounds great and return to. I thinkthese forms, i didn't, feel great, the immediate twenty four hours afterwards.I think it was just out of us being tired, like yeah like i, i love wakingup to that text. Star. Okay, yeah, i'm just really tired, okay pause! I areyou okay at hundert pm on a monday. It was not one hundred and thirty. It wasnot one hundred and thirty. This is o. It was a couple minutes after one itwas not well. Okay, i'm rounding up then oh, is was larcius ever showcase.We've done this. All three of us have done this. For many years i mean myfirst text, o different beasts. Are you okay, it's monday, and the world hasstarted their week? Are you a thatthat part of the text? Why i said, are youjust i just why i sistin? Are you okay, like because i was like i i remembergoing back to college at some point. I would sleep that wait like i get itlike. I don't know how i ever did that i couldn't even do that at college onceyou start like, i somehow went until i think my like senior year without a ms,and once i started having those my sin schedule was just totally screwed. Youcouldn't sleep in any more after that. Well, you got recharged after the show.Yes, it was great refresh rechelsea an a four day showcase is your first show case. That's a bender! That's a long! Four days yeah,it's like nel, said you literally have to be back at the ring in less thantwelve hours. So it's like, oh my god. We basically all just did the boss ofmarathon and then sprinted for first, like ten miles are like oh heart, breakhills come in, i tink at thirty miles ago. Now, if we're talking about poor sleepschedules and just like quick turn arounds, i got to say you know, i wasall right after the show case, and i think that was because of my time isseaton hall. Now, because i worked at the club hockey team and in collegeclub hockey, you play games at like nine forty, five n thirty start timesat nay, which is just ridiculous and then working those overnight shifts atmy radio station ws. U so thanks guys got me ready for the showcase grind, asee, iphones well trades yeah. So just to recap, the eh l power is that wejust came up with its rangers maryland walpole railers wizards. Nobody isreceiving votes, we're not doing that to our snows this week, i think t likewe said. I think all the teams would be found with that, because yeah seven buthas been kind of a walky bad book charm, not so charmis for most teams this yearso to the eh l p, we go the railers haven't played since october. Fifth, asis before the last podcast that we had so their shut out. Shriek is if we'retalking just the minutes during the games. It's over a hundred eightyminutes, long we're talking about all of the calendar days. Since the billerspetin get up a goal. You got to go all the way back to september thirtieth.They haven't, they haven't given up a goal yet in this month. So so do wehave a different administration. In that point, i o x it's every. They havea two weeks ago. They have two games of the showcase. This weekend, not everyhlp team is come in to the showcase every hlp team came to the first showcase. The november show case in the january showcase there's a smallhandful coming to this one in the newington one, but they are one of thetemes. That's coming they're playing the rangers on saturday night and thelittle flyers on sunday, so those ally tuned back. Those are men, two toughmates and will keep an eye on their shut out street as well. But nothinghappens so you can't move them out of that top spot from there, though itgets interesting because the hlp continues to fascinate us. I have tosay, the east division may be as tough in the p as it is in the eat m, verydeep that the express in the bottom spot, but their third of our beer placethree to now. They haven't played since...

...the showcase either, which is said,they've only played five games, so it says where they won all three of theirgames and they're on, i was say, they're all three game winding streetwith some hundred lasts. So it's it's tough right. So since,since last week's power rakings, the seahawks are in first place in thatdivision at six three and one but say your woe. They went to one and one.This past week there are number four in the power kings. Last week the warriorswon a game and lost the game. This past week there aint number two. The rangerswho year in and year out, are one of the top contenders in the elp are fiveand four. So i guess, if you want to ask the question in the eh who thesecos partan, who the boston junior rangers in the elp right? That's it's.Basically, the same exact question: ending the guard team, that's dominatedthe pe for years, and i want a rookie team. The seahawks are having the runwith it and i would have said after the avalanche on two games this past weekand they beat the chiefs and they beat the seahawks. I would have said theavalanche have to move back to the p power antings, but they lost thewarriors today that they were going in this podcast and over time. So i think,just like the eal we're kind of throwing darts again here at the plevel and we're going to be changing this thing up again, one week from now yeah and i don't think we can wouldbecause of all those teams like we said that we've had in the top. For i don'tknow if we can shuffle this very much at all, i feel i think we have to stayexactly the same. I think so too. We said as we go by like demerit andmeriting teams. If you haven't played and most of the teams have it, then howcan you drop down and i would keep them the same for sure, sothat would keep, as we mentioned already the railers at one. The warriors this pastweek beat or lost to the sea host but beat the avalanche, so they stay at towalpole didn't play so they stay at three. I see hawks played four times.They won a couple games, they lost the game in regulation and they lost thegame in overtime, so they stay at four. I guess at this level i would say a couple of teams that are receiving fous, because they're righton the outside, looking in are the avalanche and eighty seven. How do youguys feel about that? That sounds about right to me: anthonyyou're, eighty seven premier you've been playin, for they played one game.This past week end right yeah they meet the little flower, seven o four- i i don't know if i would say that theydeserve the receiving votes ice citing then the no, no an honest man see thatwhy we love you are you're, not a a t e, the sevenpence, it's something that thehl team still hasn't figured out, but no no, it's work. So the el team isreally good at goal tending and defense, but they're struggling is scoring goals.The pt can score goals like there's no tomorrow, but defense and gold tendingwill. You know for these guys you can say they're getting used to the juniorhockey level, where defense is something that the soul trying to learn.But i don't know you know. I think this well say just avalanche then, becausethe avalanche had a week where they went two und one which, if they hadgone three and all maybe they bumped their way in, but they went to o andone. So there we go one team receiving those, so the four stays the same wash out the receiving voce with pause,little flyers in lumber jacks last week and make it just the avalanche. Sothere's your new power rakings and like we say, as we say every week in a week from now we'll be changingthings up once again or will we eevery goes on speaking of changing things up, man suprise, you guys wrote us now,...

...i'm in the last place in fantasy. Solet's get to the enfants challenge. It's time for the e group fantasychallenge and the ecofeminist presented by bilstone sports trincom hl use. Thepomace show that s how for twenty five percent off an you check out at fiste, i'm in the last place by six points because of weak like anthony we're going to have to have atalk with jeremy connor, you, the t, seven played three games. He played one.It was the game that they lost the apple clor and it resulted in negativepoints for me. So obviously you flip it into a win- i'm probably not in thelast place, but i can't spend too much time on my team, because i didn't doanything about of what you guys did. I had josh grunt solid week, a goal:three assists for nine total fantasy points. God i had dominic mettre a goal.Three assists one point was on the power plate. Got me ten points i justmentioned: jeremy connor. He was in that for that loss for the e sevenagainst the apple course that result of a negative one point two points andthen austin pick gummy a goal and assist, and one power play point forsix, which honestly twenty three point. Eight points isn't a bad good week.It's a very so not a bad week. It's honestly, my second highest week of thefour weeks to him, but because all you guys decided that you were just goingto go crazy this week, i'm in the last place altho. So that gives me thechance to pick first though, and we see how fast this think can flip. I havetwo avalanches on my roster this week because they are playing for games ashe mentioned, they're playing on thursday d day. We drop this podcastand they're playing three games at this show case. So i got michael tur sony upfront ronin mobland goal: i'm gonna go lo; no, no! No! That is ronan mobly. We case carl, when he introduced himselfas bob- and i was like chris blay been talking ever ask the questions roninmob. I never ask the coaches what their pronunciations are. Just have thisconversation with cochin then jeff. Thank you. Lauren is ronan mobley, somichael tritan and roden mobley on defense, alex newton from tea maryland.I think he's honestly one of the most underrated defense men in the league. Idon't think enough. People are talking about him just yet, and i mean no, theyare playing the ranger. So i need him to come up big in that one and then i'mgoing to go with kyle patten as my utility, because he had a strong showcase at the worcester showcase, including a couple of store, andedgoals. So that's neal from the south. Picking kyle patten and hopefullygeneral, hopefully that flips things around for me because the weeks youguys just had look crazy, like warren puts up thirty three point, eightpoints- and he finishes quote unquote. Third for the week because of whatanthony and and jeff did brett hanley got you a goal. Last week we an bruk inthere, yes, ryan brow got you an assist. What on the power play jack boster ontwo of the three games that he was in net for so that's twenty three point:eight points which is exactly what i had so her goalie got what my wholeteam got, which is just ridiculous and then a flash sir kobe walters got you apair of assists for four points. So what picks do you have for theshowcases this week? I double dipped with valley this time,but for my full words, i went with aden. Hash kis he's been quite a fun one towatch. I feel like the abs i feel like the afton can talk about and, oh, ithink, they're kind of starting to make more of a name for themselves. I thinki'm excited to see them continue to do well and in hashes has been definitelysomeone to watch from their team and defense, i'm picking dominic metro. Iwent to that valley game that jeff...

...mentioned with mary and donard metro'sname was mentioned on almost all those goals as lierse it or sistas. Likethat's. Definitely someone to take not ov, so i'm thinking him this week andthen me largo, an on stone has m tame it, but i tell ye an help me at all. Itdid. He got me points but like in terms of my goalie, i'm going with danielhopkins of the seahawks. I think it'll be fun to kind of put one of theirplayers out there see how well they do. I think they're starting to make alittle bit of a name for themselves. We've ben talking about him quite a biton the podcast. So far, so i be fun and my second choice from valley comes inmy utility spot with billy hartnet he's played in all your games and he'sgotten eight points so far in many games. So to me that screens,consistency and he's he was a fun one to watch out there too, because he's abig guy and he's definitely all over the ice and he's a funny one that i'mexcited to have on my dam. So starting on thursday lauren has her warrior'sflag going and i have my avalanche fly going. I am. I am calling that game toit's molema, that's my second game. I've called all year and then at theshow case, going to be my third, so we're really far behind a normal year.For me, as of the mike, he said you want to live. You gotta, give me on thebroadcast i'll, do some i'll do some color for you guys there we go come tolike ye come to the otobu. I told you. We work you in laren. Definitely anwe'll. Have you on his color and neils. Just try to rest those pipes for thosefrozen final calls buddy those better be chris with all that rest of thosepipes. You just say that so i selling story i'm ready to throw some trips outthere. So get me on. Let's talk about how anthony and jeff put up over forty nine points, each andjeff was one safe, but in an anthony more to point to a wit to i just lookedat like that, i was like wait into a port in itole a i'm watching. You hasput up these points and i'm like what the hell is going on like, let's, we have to start withanthony because he was point to behind him barrel, din three goals and two ofwhich were game winners and assist one power play point. So that's fourteenpoints, that's over half of what i got just from one guy again, ryan davy'sgot you three assist one on the power play. One short handed nathan mueller'sweek was quiet until he had a forty save fortyseven save shut out against the rangers. He said. Oh a you got so those i hatecambis. What i gets himself yester still here. Thank you, like he's,undefeated, still remember that, like two winds, one goal against seventy onescenes one shot out for twenty three point, two points and honestly anthonyi got. I don't want to say the word dud, but i guess your dud would be everysnyder who didn't get you any pasty points until the game that you calltoday where you got a power play assistant. If he had put together astronger week for you who knows where you would have gone, you old, a go.This has to be heading. Forty nine points has to be almost like a record for you guys like we have tostart keeping track of that, because that is a ridiculous week, becauserecords are made to be broken nel, that's right! It's exactly jeff! We gotto do that so soll right, anthony, there's your forty nine point. Twopoints tell me how you match it this week: okay! Well, first things: first,i think i'm just done picking eighty seven players. He man has left the building a you mightbe walking to the show case a yeah. Now i think so, but i got paghetti like iwill take, no because you know what fireshine agood team, but they've got a lot to prove and a lot of growing to do so. Ithink that i'm gonna stop being a homer and try to pick other guys around theleague, but with without further do i guess so you're, not a hover dish out.We tax right now, well, first off yeah,...

...i just adding insulting injury aftersaying that i'm going to go with the guy who scored the game, winning goalagainst us with thirty six seconds left in regulation, colin, colin callinanand he's been right hot right now. He just came off with three point game ina loss against the rough riders. He now has seven points in his last threegames. He has three points in he's. Had three point games in three ofhis last five, so he is just been lighting it off in the hl. He is anobvious pick for following on the red apple corteses yeah defense man will be tyler and assizefrom the railers junior hockey club. He has seven points in as many games withthe railers he had to assist in their win against walpole. So i think, he's agreat addition to the blue lone and he was just miked up to what nyone. If anyone i just core those points to day. I everyone hasn't watched the railer'sinstagram, yet he was miked up in their game against the sea locks. It's prettyotero trevor was say. Is that a trevor black brim production? Yes trevor, doat the social video warriors coming. The with creativity is sorry you keepgoing anthony. I this have to drop that now. That's fine for goal tender, i'mgoing with jack bosher from the walpole express damn it out of the last five games he's made atleast thirty five saves. Yes, he is, and even in the over ere the shootoutloss against the railers, he still made thirty six seeds, nine twenty threesave percentage he's been playing really well and their next team isactually against the t: seven o seven and tis against the seven. It's likeyou know what he did or team low. So maybe he'll dowell for t man t me too. You know hey at some point i have to watch out formyself. I got i got a fantasy guys. Must it seven of ops off the oserraknow, could have a really good game to is keise with you, a l e, a tod. Whattime does the bust leave on saturday? I have no idea what i o. No, i woulddouble check that one and make suerete tell you that there ready you rat, youraise neal's rooster in the neighborhood and see who can get upthere and get there faster. Yes, and then my utility pick i'm going back tothe railers i'm going with mike the mascolo. He has points and three out ofhis last, for he had a assist in the game against walpole. I think that he'sdue for a really good performance in the showcase coming up and point twopoints ahead of anthony was jeff. Obviously the eaves the say is beingthe difference with jackson bernard who again i pointed out for anthony if eversnyder had a few more points who knows where he would have been jacksonbernard had a hundred and twenty seven saves throughout the week to no eve onejackson, only one one game, though so flip, maybe the e seven game around youflip around that rough riders game and jeff, literally going from the bottomto almost the top. But his overall told us i mentioned ahundred and twenty seven staves twelve goes against one game, one that wasfifteen points i'm going to get to count in at the end, because it's juststupid is the best. For last year. Power play goal for specie win was fourpoints for jeff to power, play assist for victor masons other than six points,and then callinan was just like. It was just video game like good yoour goals.Three assists two power play points. One short handed point and one gamewinner for twenty two total points like recall him, mr goodred. She can do itall and i think, a whole separate debate, separate podcast, maybe who's the bestsport in the league. Right now is it...

...farel, din, colin callinan like, andi'm not mentioning ten others that could be in there too right, but caliasgolan may be playing better than anybody else. Right now so, but, as youdid finish, point two points, the head of anthony and way ahead of me not toofar ahead of lauren. What are your picks or for the showcase jeff and me ijust throw in as well, commissioner rabbin that spencer quin, we just namedhim the hl player of the month and twenty was my quiet is guy. He was herquiet as guy four points from mr h, l fantasy star of the or mr player of themonth. Excuse me you on an egan schmidel off when we don't pick up asay. You know. What's gonna happen this week and lare's gonna go in and scorehe's gonna get oh yeah, two straight hat tricks so, but on two new weeksthat was a great week but got to keep it moving forward. Coach bell checksway, so we're going to start with forward and we got mr will haleckileading the boston junior rangers in points so far, eleven points and tengames for him for goal. Seven assist three of those power play. Apples andhe's got a short ated apple in there too big week for him last week, sowe're hoping he can continue on the back end. I'm going with the warriorsjust had the pleasure of calling the warriors verse spartans game. The otherday i was a heck of a game: five free wind for the spartans and come back butryan dave's looked really good and i believe it was anthony that had himlast week, he's a point per game player for coach for grath right now, sixpoints and six games getting a lot of power play time to power play assistand also has a short handed assistant there too, so hoping for some morespecial teams: magic from davies this week on the in goal we're going to gowith mr stefan colonic, who is another one of those guys? I guess it's kind ofgoing under the radar. You know chris jackson, nathan, miller buler. What arewe doing? The reviewer we're not sure yet think its miller, but we're going tbe here we're doing both. They will figure that out this weekend, so we canall get on the same page but colonic, two on three goals against three andone record- has a hundred and one staves a hundred nine shots as safepercentage on almost nine thirty, that's pretty darn good and thenfinishing things off. I want to stick with the core, because i'm about to goby colin coln in jersey and to call him up and get my was he eighteen? Sixteentwenty seven untenty seven cos you you might as well be walters atthat point that lost his number. That's what i was i okay well nick weber comeon down number nineteen. We know his number and he's got three girls,thirteen as says sixteen points and nine games forever and half of thosepoints coming on the power player a little under half three goals: threeassists on the power play o big tims guy to today we don't get points ofpins, a got! Thirty. Five of those but stand on box nick, let's keep you onthe ice and, let's olthat my team are your picks based off of games thatyou're calling at the show case, no honestly they're, not okay. I some.I hate that it's like it's too muchstress, it's fun, but it's like toomuch stress. In the same time, it could be like so exciting, though at the sametime right it can be. It can be i'll, be there sunday monday, i of no gamessaturday yea so anthony. I got the point out on numerous occasions how youfell point two points behind jeff for the week, but i'm not sure if younotice this overall you're in first place. Let's go dog. The point rookiespoint bets in the bottom: the state, the put point, six points ahead oflauren, so anthony is that one o four point: six lauren is that ondred fourchef is at ninety nine point four and i am great up the rear at ninety threepoint, four. So, the next time i use the i mogs in any text, then of youguys that i'm like looking down on you. Could you just slant me like i'm? I'mdone like. I have to just stay quiet, a call. I have to just stay quiet and letit all play itself out, because i am in the last place right now and it's afterwinning last year, it's a little embarrassing but hey i'm feelingconfiant going in the showcase. So...

...speaking of this showcase, i think it'sa good time for us to give some games to watch in the what to watch for asegment before we wrap things up. Here's what you watch for this week inthe i show, what's walk force presented by hockey tv, the official streamingplatform for your eh l and e hlp action to the two thousand and twenty one, twothousand and twenty two seasons: the game to watch us by game when i'mcalling wizards avelyn chalker, not i ootsies the jar, sowizards avalanche wizards do have a win against the avalanche. This season isaid earlier, the avalanche have four games this week to a voice or againstteams the top flight, including the wizards, obviously part of us to do with writingronan mobley. Also, so that's my game to watch. That's going to take a whileto say o. I better get it right tomorrow, right anyone else, i moon areyou going with barry or apple core rangers. That's your game to watch. I was on what a o s t maryland versusyes, team, marses right that happen to be in there number one versus numbertwo has to be in there, there's really noshortage. I mean you can go anywhere: spartans apple court, a little northfirst south of who's, who, right that i you know. Well, that's going to be agood game. That is a that is the who are these teams dame that's where wedominos figure it out is anthony watching the e sevenexpresses that your game to watch yeah, i mean well. The baby semes havetwo good match. Ups they're going up against the wall pol express and thenthey go up against the vermont lumber jacks. So i think for adam hooley he'sgoing to get a very good idea of what he's seen is made of, because he hastwo really good games coming work teams against all the two other, very good teams thatthey're facing lauren. What do you think war? Anythingbovin the warriors now i only took to other players. Okay, ihonestly i'm kind of interested to see how the chiefs do, because i pulled oneof their players, jack divine for an interview after one of their games, andi think they might be someone to start keeping an eye on, because they've hada little bit of inconsistency. They got their first win at the show case, whichis honestly very exciting, but i i think, there's someone to keep an eyeon. I think they might be quietly starting to make their way back intomore consistent winds. So i think that will be interesting to see how thatplays out moin forward and the ox that should be yeah. That's that's a goodsand paper team to go up against. It's been surprising people lately and oneeh lp gam do watch they mentioned earlier. Railer is, with their threeplus game, shut out street, going against the rangers, which is actuallya rematch of their playoff series from last year, which result of the raileris knocking off the ranchers, no one of their first never trip to the frozenfontes. So it's a little added motivation on the bj side. So obviouslyi know we're on the bus on the way to bust the tank on. Remember o had the gr, a n a i was driving the yukon so well. Until i hit the crow, we got tothe hotel reer that it and i t'races kept the cur, but the fire, as we say,but on the way down, i remember rich, was we called rich? We were talkingabout was railer's rangers by that feels like forever or ever a yeah.That's a great game to watch. Absolutely so not forty four games thisweek, twenty eight games this week and just for everyone i om to make theirmental note next week's podcast is dropping on wednesday. Obviously, wehit the all star break for our college, our team, to face the colleges, so wewant to drop the podcast before those games happen and we play fitzurst tenext wednesday, curry college next friday and you mass boston nextsaturday, so we're going to quickly record the podcast the day after theshow case sends forall of us so i'll...

...make sure they'll be set the time fortuesday's recording late enough so that we can all get some sleep. I don't know.If i do. I don't know. If we'll do anything past, one p m, i'm going tohave to make you get up there low in the front, half the front half of thatday, but at morning actually set in a watcheleven between m eleven, probably a good prime spot, but again for everyonethat is coming to the showcase. This weekend. The data give yourself extratime is sunday, because it is a patriots game at four twenty fivethere's about sixty thousand people that packed their way into juletstadium, so the stadium being two miles up the road from rodman. It's a littlebit tough! So make sure you give yourself some extra time for that, butwith that we'll see you guys speaking of lawful thanks for listening to theshow, learn more at eastern hockey league dot, org and follow us onfacebook, twitter, instagram and you to also be sure to subscribe and getnotified when next week's podcast is released. I.

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