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Back From Break | Episode 95


On this week's episode of the #EShow we return from the All-Star Break with an absolutely jam-packed podcast. To kick things off in the Weekly Rundown, the #ECrew recaps the exhibition matchups with Curry and UMass Boston, and then makes some slight changes to the EHL and EHLP Power Rankings (6:11). Continuing on with the Fantasy Challenge, we provide an update on the points earned so far, along with a reminder of the picks that are rolling over into this upcoming week (38:21). Also inside episode #95, Lauren Smith sits down for an exclusive interview with Colin Larson from the New England Wolves (30:18), and we put a bow on things at the end by highlighting a number of games to check out on HockeyTV (45:30).

Welcome to the e show with Neil Ravan. Founded in two thousand and thirteen, the EHL has become the college placement leader on the East Coast. Sit Back and learn more about the next step in your junior hockey career. Welcome to the e show because it by the polly 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 polly box foundation dot Org. What's up? My name is Neil Raven and this episode number ninety five of the east show. On this week's episode, we returned from the All star break with an absolutely jampack podcast. To kick things off and the weekly run down, the e crew recaps the exhibition match up with curry and you mask Boston and then makes some slight changes to the EHL and EH L P powerankings. Continuing on with the fantasy challenge, we provide an update on the points earned so far, along with a reminder of the picks that are rolling over into this upcoming week. Also inside Episode Ninety Five, Lauren Smith sits down for an exclusive interview with Colin Larson from the New England wolves, and we put a bull on things at the end by highlighting a number of games to check out on hockey TV. What's up, guys? Can you believe we already have two showcases done and one allstar event and November is just days away? Damn Right, today the twenty seven. Wow, how fast is this going? By a little two very that we're almost like, does it feel like we're almost taking it for granted based off what took place or didn't take place last year? You know what I mean. So I mean I think we're still, as I'm still doing the whole every time one team plays a team from out of state, I'm still saying because it's true, for the most part, first time these two teams have seen each other in two years. So we still have all those first going on. Yes, but it is going very fast now, I would agree. We're going to be in March before we know it, and holy help see there's left in March. So I brought back at Jersey this week. I haven't worn this one the podcast yet, but it is the Lumberjacks Jersey. For multiple reasons that I wore it because obviously they're playing well. Their captor was just our captain for the ehl. He just had a hundred points. Egan Spitz number and autograph is not on this even though I've made that plug for in the past. But the funniest moment that I don't know if enough people have picked up on this yet, but I'm sure you all saw the team picture that we took, which everyone was in there away jersey, and then when you kept swiping on Instagram it turned into the All Star Jersey. Came out awesome. For those that are on this podcast, I'm going to show you, and for those are at home, you got to go to instagram. Egan Schmidt makes the same exact face and both pictures it's almost like his head is on a tea. It's beyond impressive. So I'm going to hold it up so you guys can see. First look at the way his head is tilted and the eyebrows and everything. Watch and then I'm going to swipe over. It's literally the same exact face. Oh my God, it's two different picture Jersey and like we I pointed that with the Hitlis because they saw it too and we're like, how did they do that? What's so sit next Ho sit next to you to write. Well, please. We go to sit down for the picture and I'm sitting in a chair and he's the first captain that's shows up and Margaret hike. He's like you could pick any of these chairs and he goes right next to meal. I was like, okay, so make me lumber Jack's love you or done. Was a big God right. So well, you know what, because both of both of my parents worked in photography, and I know this from experience that some people just sort of have this natural pose. So I'm not too surprised that that you can had the the same pose en face. Yeah, but also just I just want to say a couple more things about the lumberjacks, since we're talking about Neil's Jersey. The lumberjacks were at Jersey shore arena this past weekend the EHLP team. Yeah, and I had to defend the honor of the lumberjacks uniforms because one of our fans weren't crazy about the plaid and I and I told him I talking about that's that's probably one of the most creative designs in the league. But the other thing I want to bring up to. The other thing I want to bring up is that I spoke with the head coach of the P team, Seth Gusting, and he is honestly one of the nicest coaches I have ever met in this league. He is such a terrific human being. He says he's a fan of this podcast, so I'm sure he's listening. Shoutout to say and he yes, he beat the eighty sevens. What is good to see that his teams off to a good start in his first year as head coach. I love your mustache stuff is awesome. I told him that. I told him mark. And the other funny thing too, when when he and CONAL mcneilis went to shake...

...hands after the game. I wanted to bring this up on the pot or on the the broadcast, that they're two redheads with great facial hair, two Irishman just talking to each other at Centaur ice. I personally thought it was really funny. But I mean these are two coaches in the rookie years and they're both great people. But shadows said the premier league like connals. What was that? Jos Watching Premier League, got his phone and during between gay he's a big Guy Premier League guys. So I don't know that was. That was the one thing I didn't ask. But also just another fact about seth just. I just want to give like an idea for all the the fans listening about his character. He played for Niagara's Club hockey team in the ACAJ. He was the captain from his sophomore year until he graduated. Wow, that's so. That's a long time to hold the hotally in ship role. Yeah, seriously, he told me when the coach pulled him aside, he thought he was getting in trouble at first, but the coach told him know, we identify. He is one of the leaders in the locker room and even the upper classroom respect you. So we're giving you the sea. Wow, as a sower, we got a lot of the Niagara lums in the ehl Oh, the Capri. I knew that where that was going. So with that, let's get into the weekly run down. It's time for the e cruis weekly run down. These show weekly run down is brought to you by the junior hockey podcast, your ot for junior hockey news, knowledge and nonsense. Check them out. A TJJ PODCASTCOM I cut you off at Dicaprio, because I knew we're going to talk about him right now because he was a head coached for the All star team that was able to play Curry College and Ums Boston this past weekend. We did touch on the last podcast how the matchup with Fitchburg state unfortunately had to get canceled because of covid reasoning. We did play Curry, we did play U Mass Boston and we did score first and both games excellent starts. It looked like it was like tyler and Anthony did an awesome job. Credit to you both for a job will done on both those college broadcasts. Let's job. Tyler and Anthony were on together with Justin turning the camera on Friday nights. So all the whole the whole hockey TV crew that we put together was excellent for that one. When I turned the camera for a couple periods on Saturday, it didn't go well. I almost missed it. Know it did not. So, Oh, yes, I know, wow, ware the juggular. Oh yeah, yeah, I really when you have to put the top place together and one of them for one of the goals and you're washing it back and you're like, are you gonna get the goal. It's like somebody just like fell asleep midway and I'm like they're gonna turn the camera, because the police are going left and the camera was still facing towards the right and I'm like, are you gonna get this goal? We barely squeaked it in there. The motion activated camera. That took over for a little bit. They're hey, the most important thing is that Neil got the goal. That's that's the most sport. Barely. Well, this is why I don't duties. This is why duties. This is why. This is why I don't turn the camera ever. But let's go back to the curry game first. I think what stood out to me, you know, in that game, and then you can actually carry it over to the other other game, all three goalies for us God chance to play. Nathan Miller played the full curry game, Jackson Bernard and Stefan Kohanick split the MS Boston game and, as has been the tradition in this event for four years, every goalie has played well, starting with Miller on Friday night and then for Bernard and Kohanik on Saturday. One thing that I think we've touched on. Nathan Miller so much in this podcast. But the one thing I didn't know enough about him and still getting a chance to see him that close in person. He has very vocal and you can hear him the finals deal like like, but you it's even more like in the game. Like I went just sat next to him in the hallway in between periods and he was just going over all these things that curry was doing and I was like, it's great that you have the pads on in your and goal because I don't, and you have a good idea what it's going on. I don't right now, so I'm just going to watch you do your thing and and you're on the right spot. He's but then, as you were saying, Jeff, like during the actual game, like you can hear him throughout the building in the crowd because he's just communicating. You know whether he's going to wrap the POC or just leave it there. It's pretty impressive, honestly, it is. He's a quarterback, I mean the goalies are your quarterback of hockey and he is one of the best at being able to leave guys direct guys. And it's not even just hockey either, because when I worked for the your nagement soccer team. Shout up to those boys. They they always seem to have very talkative goalies and I think that's a huge factor for them. Their goals have always just been like super lights out, like if you look at their goals against average, like they are not letting in like more than ten goals at best, like they're let like it's always less than ten goals the past couple seasons especially, and it's because of that goalie and the goalie is just always yelling to them, the kind of directing them what to do. Like goalie communication is huge no matter what sport. You know, I don't think it's any coincidence either that goalies tend to be the best interviews, or at least at the NHL level, they're the best...

...color commentators. Yeah, because it's Jeff said and Lauren as well, that they see everything. So they have to communicate, especially when the pockets sent in deep and they have the defense name racing in to get the park and everyone's behind them, so the defenseman can't see. So the goalies have to kind of be their eyes for them. Right. Yeah, now they do. They can see the whole lice. They can see, you know, where's the F three? Where's the F to? They can see the four. Check simulating in the new trial zone. Guys moved from a D zone. They and that's the thing, like you said, to aren't the that's what separates the good teams from the noxo great teams, right, or those middling teams from the great teams, is having that extra talent like Miller has, and it's why the Rangers are eleven and two now, whatever they are. He's six. To know. He also, I forgot, he's got six assists throughout his career in the league. Right, keep an eye and all the last year in the finals, didn't yeah, those long stretch pad he loves that stretch. He loves this dress passes and and then you know, Lauren put together that graphic for Schmitt when he hit his a hundred points. Miller, it's October. Twenty seven. Were dropping this on the twenty eight. Miller's two wins away from cracking the top ten all time for wins. Like we're not even at and you know, we had to mention someone else too, because calm Bella hit that hundred point mark too. Yes, someone off as well. Yes, helping those connectica rough riders climb out. He's only he's also only a few goals away from time to Connecticut Rough Riders Goals Record, which is held by his older brother, Andrew Bellow. Yes, I think Andrew is close Andrew's and have the most goals ever in a season. He was close. Yeah, Andrew had forty in one year. OCTR BECK and Panzeek at each had forty three a couple of years before that. But clearly goal scoring runs in the bell of family. It's a great cyclanthony, because who scored the firs ast goal in the All Star Game Against Curry? It was Colin Bell. I'll be like like the best sound in hockey. It wasn't a huge or because we're the road team, but when the when you get the pain and then the goal, that's the best. That's the best sound in hockey. and well, there wasn't good or it wasn't. It wasn't the huge roar, but the roar came from our bends when we struck first on road. I was I was just about to say that on the Road Games when they score, you hear the players yell and that's always a cool sampty here, especially if you're, you know, with the road team. And the other thing I liked about that column Bella goals. That literally maybe fifteen seconds before he scored, I said watch out everyone. Kyle Pett and leads the League in shorthanded goals. He can make plays while shorthanded. And who's the one that gave Bella the puck on the for check? It was Kyle Patten force to turn over, got it right to Bella and he just rang one off the post top cheddern in the back of the net. It's funny how he's another one. He's another fun one to watch. If you haven't been keeping an eye on the little flyers, we just watch Kyle Patton. That man is so much fun to watch. He's like just absolutely lights it up every time he's on the ice. We're gonna get to that too, because they're good. They have a chance to meet crack in the top five kicking out Anthony's eighty seven. Will get to that after the all star stuff because, yeah, that gave us the one of the one nothing lead. Curry obviously struck back. It was cool to see a long stretch pass from Ryan Bro not brow were in that this weekend there's a w in there, but it's that you just don't pronounce it. thinking the season we're learning all the player pronunciations, sirs. So that's Ryan Bro yes, it is like and his stretch past the ferrelld din who did like a fake slap shot, but like half slap shot, snapshot past the Curry Goaltenders. That was awesome. I mean just in that game, seeing every time curry got a plot and being like he played the League, he played the League, he played the League like it was just a special night. And maybe it's just me, but whenever you give up an empty letter I never really count it. So yes, we lost five, that's you, but I really say it was forty too. And then we took a great team picture afterwards with Dan Hicklings Fisheye Camera. He's holding it down like at his chest and somehow gets that cool angle and it was. It was a really awesome start to the all star weekend for sure. You know, one thing I just want to bring up where you talked about a lot of guys on the curry team playing for the EHL. Yep, we we talked about in the past podcast how this showcase is great because the current ehl players get to showcase their talent to the college coach. He's but the other great thing is that the ehl players get to see ehl alumni, so they kind of get to see where they can be in a year too. So I think it's not just looking at the current players, it's also for the current players looking at the alumni. I saying, wow, I can be a player like Chris Peters or octor back Yep, and that transiitions us in that U...

Mass Boston, and this is going to come off as an excuse, but it's on an excuse right. I was they want transfers. Look, I think that we I think that we've been dealt a bad card two times in a row against you, Mass Boston. Two Times ago was the first time they had played since losing the MCA tournament at home against Manhattanville, which was the day after we had beaten Salem state. So they were a little angry really. They were pissed off and they were and they didn't want they didn't want they didn't want the junior kids to to stay as high as they were. Right this time it was their first time playing a game in two years. Has A covid. So I think that we've done dealt a bad, bad hand twice in a row. Now it's on an excuse that they had a lot of chances. You're very good, dathany. You call the game. They had a lot of chances. They had all my goodness. But they can said that top play sequence was that the game. Did KOLONIC play that game? Did He? Ah, my God, that's one second. He looked beautiful. I that's top literally like beade, like six also, you know, there's looking good, but like Kohnicki was just the player to watching. There was you. There's one save. There was one save that I kind of wish made the top ten. So all of the saves, know, all the sames in the top ten plays were on the the left side on the the camera in the other period. So I guess I would make what the second period where there was a sequence you mask Boston was on the power play and he was down on the ice and he lifted up his head to make a save. It was just so ridiculous, like I don't know how the PUCK's stay it out. But KUHANIK was, I mean Bernard to, they were both terrific and for you mask Boston. They had that one line. It was Bailey conger, used the DNE transfer from Colorado and profitings. They all said this player, Jeffrey skinner, no, not the one playing for the sabers and when to make a nine a half million dollars, wasting a little MARPLO. And Chris Peters, who is from the wall pole expressed the second all time leading scorer behind Logan to scanty. Oh and they were the one every time they set down the ice. Justus. Internally, I'm thinking, Oh boy, this is going to be this is going to be saying in the the EHL teams end for the next minute and a half, because they're just going to be wheeling the fuck around like it's no tomorrow. And the most recent test. Yeah, that. The beacons are no joke. They're arguably one of the best teams in division three hockey and have them for a while. So and then you know if it's funny. The the one. The most recent commitment for you, Mass Boston Tomorrow League was Coollyer. Ben coscis played for the railers last year and like, I have to get myself credit because I said that exact words. I go yes, Joe, we're said next to Joe Brittani at one point and I said all, yeah, that kept playing the league. He's joy fast and he literally grabbed the plot and just skated by everyone for a shorthanded chance. It hit the post. He's like, Oh, you just called that. I was like yes, I told you, he's literally the fastest stater I probably have ever seen. But JEZZE, know you don't. Well, you brought up that point about you mass Boston being one of the top teams in division three. Curry Played Norwich the day after we play them, and Norwich is like they norris is like the top team and they beat or which in overtime. So, like I said again, maybe we just need to tell you, Mass Boston transitive property. Let's go. We want to play you, but we need you to play somebody else first, first and not be angry at us. Well, we shown to be your ice breaker, but it's it's funny how it all works out, that the days go by and then Sunday Monday pass and then Tuesday we get to the my selfish moment from last week's podcast when we made number one rangers, which is number two railers, Nathan Miller versus Stefan Kohottik and then unreal shootout. They didn't get up a goal until I think the seventh round or so and it was just one goal scored by the Rangers in that shootout. The Rangers won that game and now, quote unquote, this series is one to one. But that game lived up to the number one versus number two hype that I wanted it to. HMM, certainly did. Those railers are still hot, maybe. I mean we've only had seven games, I think, total, since we've came back from the break, but we're going to die set some of those scores and well, it's been a very we're building back up right. It's been a very gradual progression. It cranks up this weekend. But that was the one versus to match up. We also had a three versus for matchup where team Marilyn beat the New Jersey seventh. So now that season series is one, two one. We talked about when we were off air about to get on this podcast. Don't let the rough riders get hot because they've won three of four now and they be the e sevens as well. And I think that brings us to our power rankings because, unfortunately, Anthony, I think by putting the eighty sevens at three. We motivated everybody else and they probably have... get the boot at this point. Would you guys agree? Yeah, I think. I mean Steven Brown said that to us, Neil, right at the end of the wall pole showcase. He said what's we're finally that was after I just called their win against was that valley, the last game that they yes, yes, yeah, and that they looked amat. They wanted a overtime for shootout. All the Games are mashing in my head once but Brownie came in and told us you go listen, we're finally getting guys back. You know, we've had back say was out for a little bit and biggles has been dealing with some stuff and they haven't been able to have their full line up yet. Their players quarantine Egypt, right. So I mean they have guys that are deal with injuries, deal with other personal wishes that we can't get into. Like they've just been dealt a hard hand and now they're starting to get guys back in a full lineup and they're winning games. So we'll see what the hosses look like in the second half too. So wins in a room rangers was hunken with terrific for the Fridays from seed. He said he's making some seeing. Sees he's taking the job there from the war. It's our old power for week one that we had a difficulty to say in his name, but Dunkins looked good. He's looked so one obviously stays the rangers, as they only played one game and proved to eleven too. and Oh for the railers, played one game and lost in a shootout. Do they stay it too? Or can you move Marylyn above them because Marilyn beat the eighty sevens? I think we know that one, two and three has to be Rangers, railers Maryland. But the question is, who's too and WHO's three? Do you put more stock in the shootout loss to the Rangers or the win against the eighty sevens? Man, I don't like. Can we go back to these being meals, rankings and the south divisions the Thunderdome meal? It's the best, his hands down, his hands down the best division in the League. I will stand by that and he honestly. I honestly, though, I'm gonna have to kind of agree with any a little bit because when I was doing the Wallpole showcase interviews a lot of teams that I was pulling from seuth division. So so it was fun to ask them too, because I was like, and I guess I kept getting more of them. I asked a few. I'm like, why is the South Division like the division to look at right now, like what's going on here? Like what's in the water down there? Like everyone's just like flying off down there. And it's the same reason. But interesting. You say, is the best, Best Pizza, best baby water? US? Yeah, the water witter. Oh Yeah, you guys say Wooder, we say why? You say no, we say waters. What are? What are? It's like Philadelphia accent. So that's that's what mark catch on the little flyers will say. I thought that was like the Self Jersey thing. But so still, I still think the piece of the East. I'm still found in my chest for these boys. But all right, so deal. You had three team Marilyn's. The skaters can bark for three points. Bobby Gre Raziano Ferrell Din. Yeah, they they're the ones who showed up against the college competition. Now they're the ones that are bringing it to the rest of the League. So feneral didn't scored the game onener against the eighty sevens. I need nick to give me a little bit more this week, though. Well, Geta we will, but come on, need your buddy. Okay, again, Rangers one, yea, I say. It's railers to Maryland. Three. I was gonna say I think Worcester's proven themselves to move up in the power rankings. Anthony sounds like he wants to go. Wooster was too before, though. I'm saying that they can't move out of there just because it shoot out. All that's right. Yeah, so, Anthony's are you? Are you in favor of moving bare Maryland back up to two? Yeah, the win against the any sevens. Okay, so it's to one. Mourn, I don't know this is you're putting around Fi. I really don't know. This is. This is what makes do this to me? No, I think with Marilyn beating the eighty seven's, it shows that they can play against tough competition. They can beat anybody and it's not their records not just a product of their schedule. It's that they're just a really good hockey team top to bottom. But when they played the beast of the ease, the Rangers, they lost three nothing team Maryland. Oh, he's it's really hard to beat the Rangers, so I don't discount them too much for that. Hmm Then, how can you discount the railers too much for losing them in the shootout, having already beat the Rangers once? I I don't know. The South is the south is popping off that controversy. So so it's two to two. Justin, Justin your call. You calling you in here, wizard of Bos. We need your deciding with vote, please. You want railers. That to our Maryland at to trailers. Okay, anyway, we move on. Rangers, try and railers to Maryland. Three avalanche played the play their one game, beat the wolves. They go to for what do we do at five? Because if you look at the teams that were receiving votes going into this week, one of them was seacoast,...

...and sea coasts like we're either going to show up and when everything or lose everything, and they got something by Vermont up in Vermont this past weekend. are either going to go down three nothing in the second score six and the third one sixty three, or yeah, they are still those. So I mean, how about the woods? He's so can we can we all agree that the seacoast spartans for the most chaotic team in the League? I would agree. Yeah, better, but upped out over and around. That's the great question. Jeff. How about any team that didn't play this week? Right, the wizards sending eight and three it. How do we put it? Move a team in that didn't play? You know, I don't think you do. So then who else? That means the sevens fall from three to five and stay in the top five at eight four and two, eight four and to yes, I think I could be fined. I don't know, I don't I card. No, I can't. They go out take somebody's my rough riders, you're out of the no, I just think after getting after losing both games, and I think you have to find somebody else to take that spot. I think we have to stay to ourselves. Someone that didn't play needs to be recognized, regardless of that. And know, how about the Philadelphia a little flyers? And he's reading my mind because we were talking about kyle pattern. I'm like that tea. I'm telling you, the little fires are being slept on and they shouldn't put them in the top five. Meal come up the wizards are seven and three in their last ten. I know we haven't played a Tony Games, but little flyers five and five, seven three in the last ten they played eleven. I you know what? What's motivate a little bit because the little flyers play the eighty seventh on Friday. There you go, little flyers at five, boom. And if the sevens bounce back and win, because that's what the eight sevens do, right when they're in the top five, they don't win when they're out of the top five, they went since. How is this how it works? Right? So Ranger Max, he's a Dan with Rangers, railers, Maryland, avalanche, little flyers, no receiving votes or Nashale. Nash just growled. So so he's got at that and that gets us over now to the ehl p. not as busy a week either at this level. I found it kind of funny how the scheduling works with the All Star we obviously ehl we black out the dates so that teams don't schedule then, but also in the EHLP that they just wanted to kind of keep all eyes on the All Star Games and I noticed it because the number of players that came to watch the All Star game. We had so many different they all have their I don't know, keep warm up jacket like or sweatch it, they all they all walk in the logos right there, like there were a ton of wallpole players there. A ton of railers players there. The railers were six and one. Last week they're seven and one now, so much has happened I forget who they beat. Own actually knew real quick. Speaking of the railers, not to go to off the rails, we're talking about the head of letters. Hey, that junks. You just jokes, Ya, Duke. But what's we got? To congratulate coiner. Keep the coins getting inducted into the age. Yes, same, that's a big deal. Yes, grats you, Mr Keep the coin for those honors. Play for Hershey, baby, was he was a dynamite player. Yes, he is currently the assistant coach with the railers. Spent two seasons as the head. As an assistant coach, I guess. EHLP head coach for the Rangers. Of course, rich on shader, butted. It's such a rich thing. Did you go in the comments? So I play with him at Chelms for at chelves for high for three years, like it was kind of like Warner. I beat you, it was like Hey, I fin pumped retires. Back up my bandom. It's like congrats, we played together. You were better than I was, but we beat today, but you were better than I was. congrats again. Score looks like goals. What do they? It's like when Sandwich. Oh my God, there it is like this like extra icing on each side of the freaking sandwich. It's like, Dude, just say congrats, but you don't really also sandwich to complete like you throw a little bit of a like digg in between two complets. That's that's compliment. Sandwich. You just said a little something extra in there. It's rich. We've all the rich for many years. That's been him back long, many moons ago. I was talking before about seth being one of the nicest guys in the EHL. Riches got to be one of the funniest coaches. He's Oh way do you see him with Chris Russeau with the movie quotes to those two going back? That will be entertaining. But Jeff, you did you mentioned this. Back to the railers. They obviously had one game. They shut out. The Rangers shut out with a with it with the railers P team. Shocking right. That's all I do is shut teams out. Improved a seven and one. They have to stay at number one. I don't believe...

...the seahawks played. They though they did play. They lost the rangers themselves on Sunday by the score of five to four. The the seven S, as Anthony mentioned, got swept by the lumberjacks and the warriors lost in a game to the wolves. That was a big Win for Colin Larson, who I just named the EHLP goalie of the week, his first one of the season, first win since returning from brain surgery, which is awesome for him. Yeah, I actually interviewed him recently and it was really interesting to hear his story and kind of how he's come back from that, because that's how that's a lot to come back from, because a lot of people have been struggling with coming back from covid and all that madness. But he had his own separate thing that he had to go through and that just kind of, I think, motivated him to go a little harder and get back to where he needs to be to be successful again. Let's take a listen to that interview. Now. What's U V show. Fam I am here with Colin Larson of the New England Wolves and I'm here to share a little bit about of his story. So, Colin, tell me about how you got started with the organization last season and just kind of walk me through the excitement of starting that season and hearing that definitating news. So two years ago I played for the New England wolves and we played the whole season. So then I end up coming back, returning and during preseason we had just workouts and bunch of workouts every single day and I was getting headaches, flashtalls, dehydrated and I can end up passing now and found out that I had to go home and have brain surgery and couldn't play the whole season or anything. So yeah, and what's it been like trying to work your way back to that and get back to playing shape and getting in the right mindset to want to put the pads back on? Well, I mean I wasn't able to even get out of bed for first two months. I mean it was hard. By the work out every day, training was hard. I mean first time on the ice is a little scary, but you got over it. Mean it's good now and back to playing so and what are your long term goals when it comes to playing now after going through something like that? Well, I just want to play hard this season hopefully make our team do well, play college hockey afterwards and yeah, awesome. Thank you. Great Interview with Colin Larson. Obviously a pretty amazing story, so congrats again to him for getting his first win and hopefully many more to come this season. So that's awesome. contract. Contrary to the e show and the EHLP, our number one stays the same and then everybody else loses. So what do we do us, though? Yes, like you said, railers one, and then two, three, four, question mark. I don't know what to do. I don't know what to do here. Gotta put the lumberjacks in there. Three game winning Shriek and they sweep the defending champions. Yeah, I think they have to go in. I don't know what position yet. I do have to point out a vote that took place amongst the board of Governors. Obviously, when we lost the man eclipse, the number of teams per division became unbalanced. So the valley junior warriors have moved to the north. So I say just look at the standings and notice that the more east for Vaili in the P but they stay the east of the so yes, but it makes it cleaner, because now we're going. I'm gonna go off the rails again, Jeff. Now I'm thinking about the playoffs right and I know we are only in October, only October, but playoffs are going to be here before we know it. In the EHLP it's just so much easier to have four teams. Needs to vision right be so one place for two place, three, three winners go and then there's also one at large. Will get into all that at a later date. Well, what do you mean? You don't like a three team division, Neal, it worked out for the eighty sevens last season. There's no symmetry to it. That's why Anthony can't be an odd number has to be then. Neil is a man of balance. Yes, so the warriors, when we move them over, went from being in third place to being in first place. I know, so toes it's it's kind of just how it worked out, but I think it's going to make things more exciting. I mean honestly, like we're really early for this, but you can make a case for almost any team in the north and in the east and maybe even in this in the south, to win those divisions right. So three teams make it to the finals each division. When I plus that at Larch there are so many contenders in the EHLP. I know the railers are playing the best of anybody else right now, but could you not see the railers, the Seahawks, the Rangers are always a powerhouse, and the Pe, the warriors, were having a great year, even wall Poles having a great year. How can you not see any of those four teams winning that divission? They've all been in the power akings.

They've all all four of those teams have been the power kingsponts. We'll have to see if the rails and keep this up. There's still the only team with single digitals against the you know, seven goals seven. It's out of this world, out of this book. Seven goals in seven games. So for US math majors, that's one per game. Unbelievable. I wanted more laughs with that. That's I don't like. I don't like math. Math was to make me laughing, but like that was funny. That was another. It was like a half dad joke and none of you doing anyways, let's figure out. We figured out one. One team that's going in is Vermont. Who else is going in? Seahawks stay there? Should it? Let's seehawks had that one loss. It was to the Rangers. Five hundred twenty four. I guess you got to give them a credit for a one goal game. So maybe the seahawks fall behind the lumberjacks. That's what I'm thinking. So five, three in two lumberjacks move ahead of the seahawks. But then who's the fourth team? It's tough. I mean we I just mentioned, how we move a cell teasa fight like we did in the AH would we could? You know the I mentioned the the Rangers before and how much of a power house they have been in the EHLP. They're seven and six. They're literally when one lose one win, one lose one. You know, Valley's loss to the wolves was in a shootout. Do we put stock in that? I think you gotta put some stuck in it. And the chiefs are, guess, of the hottest team in the sell. They want three in a row, but there for for and one. Know what do you guys think? We can we can APP we can add some fuel here. I I'm all for it. Warriors have lost too. Strape still in first place in the north, though. Right now we gotta figure out this fourth team, though I was going to say the same thing as Jefferson. Get the Connecticut chiefs in there. Okay, like their team that we don't plash it up about that often. So we're wiping out two through four and bringing in well, actually, the SEAHAWKS stas. Should say that. It's almost a complete white belt. That's a beautiful thing. Why not? So, railers one, lumberjacks to seahawks three and Anthony, we're saying chiefs for okay, you have said the chefs are an aggestion. And and just like in the ehl, for this week, no votes because there's enough games that are going to happen at this whole days and to get flipped back over again. That's the toughest thing with this week's episode. The rankings is not enough. Teams have started playing again since we took the the college break about the All star series for leak, which it sounds like some people have gotten confused across the League, but that was the college break. The also series will be later on in a bit. Yes, so let with that. Let's get to fantasy. are picks aren't changing. Knock it's but well, some, some point, some points have been accrued so far. Yeah, they have some heavens, yeah, they have. Yeah, they haven't. I'm excited. It's time for the e grew fantasy challenge and the ecre fantasy challenge is presented by bio steel. The score strink of the HL. Use the Promo Code e show. That's es how for twenty five percent off when you check out at bio steelcom. What order do you want me to recap in what's taken place so far? I mean, I feel like you gotta start with you can Schmidt. That may like I'm a little biased because he's on my team, but like he is just popping off after they all star break, like that man is just halfing a week and it's great. So they want to start with the pictures. You want to start with the team that got the most points. Let's go for reverse. We have to start with Jeff. Jeff to assist. I'm sorry, and was a really tough start to this kind of sty so is the season bad? I'll keep playing my tiny little violin that keeps getting smaller and smaller freaking we oh, Nash, come on, Buddy, I know Nash is upset. Thank you, Buddy. This is like he's made. He's made in appearance, he's made in the pair, as you could see, welcome this episode to assists for James Mettler. Nothing else anyways. It's like they're still play yet round Graziano are surprisingly quiet. The day was surprisingly quiet, which I was saying. I actually said this this week to my girlfriend. Said listen, because one of her friends they're actually doing something new, quick off the rails and they really like the fantasy page that was created by one justine sque Terry the rest of our team. So they were checking stuff out to create their creating some new business on the side themselves. And then her friend married the on and I looked I was like, just not doing so well the s standings. Huh, explain myself. Every week I've had guys that have gotten suspeed injured.

Phantom. I'm out of the lineup. I don't know why. I think it's because yet pick me. So I'm like the rough riders, like Steve Brownson. I haven't been working with the full lineup yet. So, yes, well, Hey, like I said, our fantasy picks are carrying over and this upcoming week. So while you have to assists so far from James Metler, there's plenty of time still for Nick Graziano James Meller to get you more, Jack Bossher and Matthew Sudana, which. Moving on to Anthony, he's collected fourteen point eight points so far, pending stat changes. pendings that changes there are. There are some emails coming into my inbox now. Well, well, will rosen, and well, I guess the warriors haven't played yet. Daniel Dem truck Havn't got many points yet. He did get a win for Tristan Fata. Dad PROTEC returned from the All star break with a win over the apple core and then a La Valley had three assists so far, two of which were shorthanded for Anthony, to give him fourteen point eight points so far. My team, which honestly, has got me twenty one point four points so far. A goal for Colin Bella, a power play assist for William White. I will have to give myself credit again. I did say it was almost time for the lumberjacks to even the tables with the spartans and Josh Cot I went two games, so that was another good that was fun to see. That's like that's best surprising matchup to watch the season. It's been fun to see them going to go at it because, like, you wouldn't think they would. But it's been wild because it's spartans ran away with that series so far the season. And then what we're jects. I think it's just I don't know what it is. Something about that Alstar break I think, woke up the LUMBERJACKSON each bit and they're just like, all right, we're getting back in this. So ties runaway with that job too. That was another team without really monster. They Bella Quay and saying fat from UHLP's championship run last year. But COA ties taken that bit. So they combined to get me twenty one point. Four points so far. And then we get to Egan Schmitz Tout. Sorry, Lawrence, team do you can spa? It's basically Egan's team this week. We start with the bad news, though, for you. Just like Zadana, which hadn't got jeff anything yet, that Herrick hasn't got you anything yet. Eighty seven. Let's go. We're grab of the top five I start moving. I almost said the same thing about Logan Dairy Verry, but he got Lauren and assists there as well. Nafe give me a hard time for picking him, but I just interests. He's a lot. He's a little quiet, but he'll he'll get me some good points. Already has some. So good job, Nathan Miller in that win against the railers. At first I added up all the points and then forgot that it's a bonus win, so she gets an extra point for that. And then, yes, man, this is by like you like. This is literally what Egan did for me last year. Like and like. He should have been tired right. He played in both all Star Games, which were Friday and Saturday, and then played in both spartans games, which for Sunday and Monday, but he just rolled out and put up four goals and assists, three power play points, two short handed points in a game winner, which is twenty two points, which is more than any of the three of us had with our entire team. Yeah, it's College Games. Jacked him another drug. Yeah, so I know it's on. Is She weights? Oh yeah, it's been fun to watch him and like chatting with him here and there he's just he's absolutely fired up. He's like, Oh yeah, he's like I'm definitely like I'm gonna get you all kinds of points, and I was like all right, I'm like, we'll see what happens. And he's just been flying off the shelf and I'm like I am enjoying every second of this. And it's funny too, because he didn't know, like until I mentioned it to when I interviewed him, he had no idea he was close to the hundred point mark and I think that kind of like lit a fire under him to to just be like, all right, I'm almost there, let's well surpass that. That's crazy. If they play, what do they play this weekend? I'm blanking right now. Regardless. He could go on and get to know points in those games and is still a productively for him. The old the overall standings. Not to get ahead of myself, I am at one fifty two point four. Lauren saying one two meter. Folks, look at this. Yes, I have to stay girl. Both that. I have to stay humble. Thank you, Jeff. Lauren's that one hundred and fifty point eight on Anthony's at one hundred and forty one, point four. And Jeff, I know you feel just I know you feel discouraged being at one thirteen point four. But you you were right there a minute ago. So just let just know that. Now that we have two showcases in the all star break behind us, now it's your time, by time. It's your touch, right, car, it's my time right. Yes, they're to start this comeback and and for you know what, you're going to be right there once again.

Well, and, like I said, our fantasy picks are rolling over into this week all up until November three. There's a ton of games. There is like a ton of games. We have quick count here. There are nineteen games from podcast, the PODCAST. So plenty of chances for the four of us to a cruise some more points. So with that, let's get to what to watch for. Before we wrap things up. Here's what to watch for this week in the east show but to watch forth presented by hockey TV, the official streaming platform for your EHL and EHLP action through the two thousand and twenty one, two thousand and twenty two seasons. So with so many games, we can almost give a game to watch each day. MMM, we really could, you know, like there's so many to jump out to me, like five wizards, the wizards and express or probably listening to us with our powers and say hello, we had one bad week. K Why do you have to get so angry at us? Right, it's Mike still out. Hello, you will listening like like we're still at the towards the top of the east. They play on Thursday. You can kind of do an out of town scoreboard with that one gem. While you call the you're calling the warriors and cheeps the other tones. Right, those are big fills, beautiful. I did getther was these audible mentioned? Just to let Corey Fleet in the gang, though, but you know, for a top five, I've station at yes, if we go back and if we go back and listen, you did plug that in there. Yes, everything is recorded, so we can always go back and see that. Anthony, what games do you have to call it? Remember seven, three, the last ten of Bok. See, I have no games to call this week for the EHL. The eighty sevens playing on the road. They have a matchup on Friday against the little flyers. That ice works, so that should be a good game. I'm concentrating more on the EH L P side this weekend because just like how the lumberjacks played two games at Jersey shore arena, now the New Hampshire avalanche are coming over and they're going to have the same deal. Those are going to be two awesome games for you and and maybe there's a little I know there's not a lot of carry over, whether it's ehl or EHLP, with rosters from year to year, but there are going to be some avalanche players that played p last year that are probably looking at this weekend as a chance to, I can't say get revenge because they didn't get to the finals, but maybe feel a little closure, if you will, for winning that regular season championship last year, getting knocked out right before the finals, but then going to get chance at the defending champions this weekend. Hopefully for you, Anthony, I guess you could say it's not the same repeats as last weekend when Vermont came to town, but I think I think kind of like the Rangers are, and I think I'm sure you can agree with this, the Rangers of the ehlp level are kind of a back and forth team. Maybe that same thing with the eight sevens. Yeah, with well, you have to remember the least maybe two or three seasons. I've noticed that Adam Jolie Matt Kiernan have recruited a lot of very young players. Now the HLP, naturally, is younger than the EHL, where the age Elford Juniors right now this year is two thousand and one and most players are o two's, maybe o threes. This eighty seven seam is stacked with Oh four's and we have a handful of o five if one player who's in o five that or whose game is really coming together, Alex Hare. He's a short player, he's an o five. So he came in as a sixteen year old and he is you're so poised at the park. He doesn't panic. It's great as games and makes it plays and he's a workhorse to like. So and the goaltender to I think he's a sixteen year old, I believe, to right like think about that chef. That makes us feel so old fit. But I think by having a young team, by having a very young team and one head, it sets up an advantage because you can get these players ready for the ehl maybe beyond that, where they have a lot of room to grow. But the other thing is because they're young team. Some things are harder for them. May Be playing defense, playing structures where you can't just rely on skill. New Hockey. And again, even though the ehlps naturally skews younger, the eighty sevens are so one of the younger teams in the PEA. We would have figured US hands out. Is Through Games. Like you're saying, ympt you can't simulate that in practice. So they're just going through the trials and tribulations of the beginning of the year. So I'm sure I'll change going forward. And then sticking with the P to get some disparity this year and designing the Matrix, as I know everyone wants to talk about how I make the schedule around here. It's a very hot topic. We we wanted to get teams some more no disparity, obviously to play different teams. Bear to last year. There's a few occasions where south teams are coming up to the East division for three game swings. I...

...mean this is an absolute gauntlet for the little flyers P team to play the warriors and the Rangers on Saturday and then play the railers in the way home Sunday. So come on up and let's see how it goes like that is an absolute gauntlet. I mean, when you make the Matrix you don't know how good the divisions going to be, right, right, so you have to just say here's so some different opponents. When he what do you look now at the way things have played out? That's kind of like who? Well, you know what, the little fly ares. They've won most of their games in shoecases. So I think if there's any team that's up to the task for a gauntless schedule like that, it's a little flyers. I think mark catchro on squawk can make some noise on this road trip. It should be a fun one for them, I would agree. Kicking back over to the EHL, the avalanche play the railers. So railers play, came back from the All star break, play the rangers and they come out and play the avalanche next. I'm actually on the call for that one, so it's like my it's like my third game of the year. I'm really another relay frozen finals week. Well, it's okay, here we go. Drop that. I had all this money, Jeff as. I actually put them on a t for you. They're the rock riders. Play a two games set with the apple core rough riders right now have won three of four after the yellen seven start that they had. You know, I gotta keep it one on that's forget about Colin Bell on. That'll be interesting that. I talked about how junk and they can up. Junkin's been playing really well and the corps, we know Colin counted and everyone else on that team, Kobe Walters. They put a lot of pucks in the back of the net. So that's a good test for junk and how about Rangers Express? That's another good matchup to yes, I tyler is actually got two games that day. Awesome. He's got that one and he's got the SPARTANS and avalanche. I was like, I hope you realize that those ranks are not next to each other, but it's one apples closer taught for him. So it's yes, coming back to there's plenty of time in between. I think this is the most, the highest number of a pairs has nash has ever made in the podcast. I'm currently holding his crayon toy and he just keeps putting it back in my hand. He really is in an episode ninety five I'm not sure what of this about ninety five. He wants to be a part of it for some reason. He's a logo. We Love You, NAS welcome a God. He keeps putting it back in my head. I can't get rid of this thing team Maryland playing the ducks. When those two teams get together it feels like it's an automatic one goal contest almost every single time. So really just plenty of great games this week. I mentioned there's nineteen games in the EHL. In between podcasts here in the each taking a peek at the south, south, south coming back. Don't forget about the base connecticuts, those Connecticut Team, those connected teams, have couple games coming up, so I've definitely keep an eye on those because I'm here and they're supposed to be pretty good. Yes, there's there's another twelve games or so in the EHH LP as well. So the All star break is over the guys. We're jump in right back into things and enjoy all the games this weekend. So it's good see you all the rigs, wherever you maybe. Thanks for listening to the e 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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