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Episode 5 · 1 year ago

Playing a New Role | Episode 5

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

This week's episode features a program that has won multiple regular season championships, but the Philadelphia Little Flyers are playing more of an under the radar role this year. Can they make it back to Providence, RI for the 2020 Frozen Finals?


Mark Catron is the Head Coach for both the EHL and EHLP teams, and also serves as the General Manager for each club.


In his second season in this role, Catron credits the success of his former players as well as the league, when discussing the challenges of recruiting. Jacob Berg is a player Catron brought in last year, and the Little Flyers' captain is the latest example of a strong pipeline that has been established from Dallas, TX to Aston, PA.


Berg is very pleased that he found the Little Flyers organization and the EHL, as ultimately these elements of his life will be the reason he plays hockey in college.

Welcome to the east show with NeilRaven with over onezero NCAA commitments, the ehl is the proven path to college. Turn it up and learn more about the college placement leader at the divisiontwo and three levels. Welcome into the east show. My name is NeilRavens. Is Season One, episode number five, brought to you by GELsticks, the official training aid of the east show, and to welcome inthis week's guests, the Philadelphia little flyers is the head coach and GM markcatch run and team captain Jacob Bird. Thanks raving us, Neil, thankingyou. Appreciate to be on it and mark will jump right into it.Last season, you guys won forty games in the regular season and that's aleague record. It was probably goes without saying. To come into this yearand I spent to win forty again would be unrealistic. You've won twenty oneso far. Is this kind of where you thought you'd be at this pointin the season? Yeah, I thought we would be returned over our rosterwith more than half of our team going to college. So we knew itwould be a especially the beginning, would be a little copper because we hadto rebuild basically our whole decore, our goaltending, and you know, welost a lot of sporting so I kind of thought we may have a slowstart and then hopefully we would pick it up midseason, you know, towardsplayoffs. And then, Jacob, as a captain on the team and asa player, you actually began the season with a little taste in the NAand then you came back to the little flyers. From a player's perspective,is this kind of way you thought this group would be? Yeah, Imean just coming back from the NA was it was definite a little bit weirdstepping into the lock and rap of the boys that already been together for afew months and everything. But I mean just part of it from last year, everything that was such a tight knit group and then we because we werewinning so much and then struggling through the first part of the season. Aswe started to get closer and everything, it made a kind of tough tothat first half season. But I mean just as everyone got closer, thinksthat are running more smoothly, and I mean look at us now. Wewere on a nine and one in our last ten and things are starting tolook up right now. So I think it's just the biggest thing is everyone'sgetting together and starting to feel good about each other. Well, you tookthat right out of my notes there. I was going to say to younext, before the team went to the holiday break, this you give themsome message as a captain. You'll get get your rest over the break becausesince you've returned, you drop the first one, then you've won seventh straight. It's been a totally different team. A yeah, I mean it wasn'tmuch of I wasn't say much, too much of a message or anything likethat, but I mean break came in a good time. We had guysthat just started getting really sick and everything. My My, I'm actually came overthe flu just around that same time too. So think this is goingaround a room and we just started US break really badly. And then wegot back and it had no one had really stated too much over break andwas just trying to get healthy. And I said, I look, guys, we got to pull together and now the time like a run. AndI mean it just felt like you were seeing a bunch of good friends comeback together after the break and we just said tighten, tightened into the groupand everything touch together and we started to push. Just things have been voluntedplace. And what have you seen? Mark? As I mentioned that firstgame back it was a pretty high scoring game with team marrown. You youlost nine twenty six. You haven't even given up more than three goals inthe game since then. So has that been the key for your team?Yeah, I think obviously everything starts with your defensive zone and we weren't verygood that game and I joked with Josh after the game that we were tryingto set up for a game time field goal here at the end. Andbut since then, you know, it was kind of a reality set inthat if we don't kind of get it together, it's, you know,we're going to find themselves to the bottom, you know, looking looking from theoutside in, and I think that was the first thing that happened.We got better own zone. That kind of led to, you know,even though it's been a lot of close games, just playing more solidly.Known in is really turned around. And then looking at the roster, you'realready touched on it a little bit with how much turnover you guys had fromlast year to this year. But you've also brought some kids up from thepremier team. How important is having that premier team to the success of yourorganization? It's been great actually. It gives them, you know, honestly, a reason when they come in that premiere room to keep working hard andkeep working on their game because, you know, we've called a lot up, even for single games. But the guys we move from last year,the marvels and the turners, have really done a great job in the ehlthis year. But it's such a big step for them. So we kindof give a taste for the younger guys. That P team is very young,so we give them a taste here and there with some games up andand they're really kind of looking forward to trying to make the team next yearand I like that we're doing here with the ladders of get them in thisroom first, kind of get them in...

...the system and then give a littletaste and then, you know, have them shoot for the team next year. And I keep saying this from a captain's perspective, Jacob, but fromyour perspective, how did the two teams kind of kind of coincide with eachother? How do they support each other and what do you tell those playerswhen they come up, even it's just for one game. Oh, Imean it's a great I love having those guys when we're in the same building. Their locker rooms five of our people from ours, so it's great havingaround. And I mean they're on the bosom with us for a lot ofthese trips and everything. And I I've actually had talked with their captain headand he asked me stuff all the time and it's just great being able toI mean, I wouldn't call myself the wise in person or anything, butit's nice to be able to just talk to someone and feel almost like havinga little brother around, and which is pretty great. And then, Imean it's just good to have them come into the room and had a littlebit of competition. I mean one of the biggest things about junior hockey andmoving forward is having a fight for your spot in that line. Happened?Do you got guys? They want to get into games and these our guyson our those so it's great to have that competition around. And then,shifting gears to a topic about recruiting, will start with you, mark.This is your second full year as the full time ehl coach. Of courseyou have a role with the EHLP team as well, but having a fulloffseason where it was just you recruiting, what challenges did you encounter? Andyou know, how does the success of the Lee help you recruiting as well? Well? It's, excuse me, it's recruiting four tier three is hasits own challenges, just with the pay to play situation. So you know, the the more success you've had in the past with college placements and evenjust winning games makes it a little bit easier. But it's still a challengeto to make sure that you can get enough up and enough defense and theright goaltending without kids going to try other leagues and week for cutdowns and thingslike that. So it's always a challenge with that, Neal. But wehave a pretty good situation here with the way we take cos us in arink with a p program, so that gives us a chance to bring someguys up. We have a lot of AAA in our area, so itgives us a little bit of connection to that. But then, you know, we're you know, like we've seen each other and places in Boston andcan and Colorado and places like that where you just trying to find into visualsone by one. But you know, I think the success of the Leaguein as a whole, putting guys in Ncaa hockey is our biggest asset andrecruiting, to be honest, and you just such on seeing guys in that'sSusans Colorado. But what about Texas? How how is this Dallas, Dallasto little flyers connection become a thing? Because it's not just Jake Berg,it's Alex Octr back. The list goes on and on. Over the pastfew years. Yeah, we have, you know, we've got Burd we'vegot mcbay. We've had kids in the past all from the Dallas area andand you know, honestly, with that neal comes connections other kids. Youknow, they have friends are still playing back there or they were a yearbehind them and they're looking to try to get into higher level junior hockey.And and those guys are are some of our best recruiters, you know,because they come about the situation here and the success of our teams in thepast, but more so the success of putting guys in the college hockey andI think right now all of our twenty year olds are either going to becommitting soon or have gone college visit. So as a coach that makes mefeel good that we can continue pushing those guys into college hockey. I'm sureall the coaches feel the same way in our league, but it's been sucha it's a nice path that have the guys become kind of recruiters with you, you know. Yeah, and then, Jacob, as I just started tosay, they're you're from Texas. When did you first learn about thePhiladelphia little flyers and what really attracted you to come to Aston Pennsylvania? Yeah, so I was I was just working out of the summer one day andmy season had just finished up with the Doll Stars elite program and I gota text from Alex Octo back and he said, Hey, look, Igot someone numbers names Mark Cash Ron and I got a George Lewis number here. I played with a little chois last year and everything he told me abouthow well the season why, how he was a captain and everything, andI was a little bit, I was hesitined at first, say the least. I mean my goal had been to play here, to hockey my wholelife and everything, and obviously, like there's different challenges that and everything.But I say look, I mean you need a backup plan no matter what, and this is the best place to be. And so I checked itout and everything. I actually remember tasting mark that day too, and Icalled up George Lewis because George was doing George and a lot of that wasgetting out here too. And I mean they just they sold me on theplace. And the other big thing is a ruse main camp for their anyteams, always at this ring too. So George and rocky were both hereand they getting a tour of the locker room and they kind of sold meon this place. Says like an area...

...where I want to be, andit was huge for him. Plus the list of guys from Texas that havebeen here, like Camera Bot has he you got a Alex octo back runninghog when Abrasmith, he just got a lot of guys from Texas. I'vebeen there, had great experiences. No one said a bad thing about thisplace and I can't wait to start telling more tax to guys about this.I got a little brothers going to be making up the right here soon andnot take for sure, and not to you know, give too much awayon the podcast, but from Texas to Aston where do you want to gonext? I mean, I'm the goal college here. Obviously I've got aI got a couple plays and I'm looking at and everything. It's just thebiggest thing for me is for hockey. For me is been let hockey bea kind of a start to be able to get into somewhere where I normallywouldn't be able to get into. I don't have that grades or anything,but it's just talk. He's a great area where if I can use thisskill to hold in on other skills for real life, and that'd be great. And that's just kind of been the biggest part for me. So asa few schools on our radar here and there, but quite made my decisionyet. And I'm sure you'd love to get that weight off of your shoulders, but you still have plenty of time left, you guys. You guysas a team, still have nine games remaining in the regular season mark.Are there any matchups that you've kind of circled on the calendar down the stretchhere? Is it kind of just one game at a time until you getto the finish? Well, we have to do one game at a timehere. We have a challenging two weeks coming up, starting with the juniorflyers on Thursday and then we're in Connecticut for the weekend for two games.So those are three big games for us, you know, because we're we're chasingConnecticut, we're chasing the ribs, and we slept five left between thosetwo out of our nine. So you know, for us, if yougot to take it one at a time to be a drop to point somewhere, you know you're you're now relooking at your situation. But you know,with all the teams, thing so, so, so much parody. Thisyear was the exception of you know, the Rangers having a great year andthe sevens are having a great year. There's a lot of parody between theteam. So it's not so much you know where you would end up,although you love to get home ice advantage on on one of these rounds.But if you can find your way into the top two, which I'm sureevery coach is trying to do, you know you can survive with a buyon that first round and I let the other teams kind of battle each otherout and you just named the two first place teams right now. But youhave a win over each of those teams and Jacob, you know, lookingback, I don't want to touch on it too much. I'm sure it'sstill kind of a store of subject in the locker room, but is therea motivational factor that carries over still from this past March for your team?You know what I mean. There's there's the things, but you yeah,you want to win and make it back the championship, but there's just asuch a new group of guys in our room that a lot of them havebeen there before. So it's on us, it's not US older guys, todry and show them a look. We didn't quite kind of last yearand we got to learn from on the states. But I mean as faras like a garage anything, I mean it definitely feel good to be theeighty seven final, like we didn't do it last year, but I meanthat that's about it. Well, that's that's actually are pretty funny point tomake their because you guys won forty games of the one team you couldn't bein the regular season was the sevens. I don't want to put you toomuch on the spot right now, but right now you guys are current fourseed mark you kind of just touched on being the one or two gets yourfirst round by is there a team you want to face in the playoffs?Is there a team you don't want to face in the playoffs? Is thereis this question don't want to answer either. Yeah, I don't think you wantto start looking at who you're going to see in the playoffs because youknow you could lose every one of the top six, you know, theother five of the top six. You know we we've either beating the sureor loss of this year. So yeah, I don't think there's a real yousay, Hey, I'd rather play this team than this team, becauseyou know it's one of those you know, you're a great what you wish forkind of thing, you know. But I think they're all those teamsare are ones that can trip you up at any time because they all havetalented players, they all have talented goaltenders and you know, in the stetsof such a short series, you know you need to get overlook and gettripped up real quick. Well, they have a folks there the Philadelphia alittle flyers, a team to watch really at both levels, ehl and EHLP. Ehl kind of playing a different role this year, a little bit underthe radar, kind of an underdog, if you will, but not wantto know. In their last ten games they've won seven straight as well and, as mark mentioned, they have the junior flyers this week and then twogames up in Connecticut. So good luck this weeken guys. Will see yousoon. Thanks. They'll appreciate it.

Thanks mail. Thank you again tothe little flyers. Are Jumping on the pod this week, Mark, CatSean and Jacob Berg, and will that will start marking our way around thee show. It's time for this week segment of around the e show andwelcome in by E crew, Brittany and Jeff. Another week down. Wehave crossed into are about to cross into the month of February, the finalmonth of the regular season. It's crazy right now, e. there's nothingreally totally set in terms of playoffs seeds and the next month will determine allthat. Very excited. The next month is going to be a wild one. There's lots of good matchups left in the season, although there is nota good deal of time. Yes, and good evening to you guys.Yeah, this, yeah, what a what a good action. I justlike to say hello, it's all for not calling you out, Bert.I'll call you out, but yeah, it's we're gonna have a lot ofsleepless nights. I think a couple of all three of us are going tobe burning the midnight oil watching all these different standings changes and it's just it'swhat you want is a broadcaster and as a fan of the league. I'msure a lot of the coaches and players are pulling their hair out with thehow tight the standings are in the New England in the mid Atlantic, butbest thing you could ask for as far as a fan and for US broadcasters. New there are a number of teams that have officially cleansed a playoff spotso far, but the final seatings are what's really left to be determined.The only conference where it's set is the mid Atlantic EHLP. We know thefour of the five teams that will be advancing into the playoffs. We justdon't know who will play who. And you know, this past weekend thebig matchup that we all talked about was the rangers lumberjacks and of course itwas a dead even split, as pretty damn predict yeah, I was goingto say me and Brittany predicted it. Neil, you didn't predict the rightbecause you were on the call like myself. Yes, I left myself absent fromtheir predictions for that one smartman. I predicted it reverse. I predictedVermont Wood Game One and B J would take two, but in fact itwas the opposite. I didn't even predict a game. Wonner game to Ijust said serious split. So yeah, and thank you to reducy into ScanE. Oh, I know we'll talk about fantasy a little later, butthose two came up big. And Neil, you're telling me the other day thatthis fantasy thing is getting pretty big and starting. It's like the powerrankings, where when we work those a few years a couple years back.I mean we post the picks and then immediately rich post a Gif of someonerolling eyes at us because of those we have all lumberjacks are no and norangers were picked. It's like, okay, Hey, that will change this week, Richie boy. Yeah, that's a good tease. Good job,good teas, and keep people lock on the podcast from the next half hour. Well, lock it, lock it in. Ladies. You know,a Logan had a point in the first game, second period to officially breakthe record. Absolutely no smile in the congratulations picture, but no smiles.Angry business. A lost the tall business, but like, Oh, you gottalove that though, Neil, right. I mean he's that's that just showsyou. We had Jimasso and the scanning and Reduci on last week.That just shows you they're just keeping it going. They're just they have theireyes on Providence. They're not looking at the regular season victories and losses.They're just trying to keep on chugging a line. Coach, the Capras Rich, said that to us too. They're both kind of echoing the same sentiment. They're both just trying to be business as usual and try to just keepgetting win. So kind of a good thing to see that at Logan.I kind of like an honestly, and between the three of us we've reallyall had at least one of them, and maybe the seahawks in Providence.The team that we haven't had are at any of us have ever set.It has one backtoback titles and they scored twenty four goals and three straight inthree total games. whatenty four goals? Yeah, land this weekend I literallygoing to roll. I literally texted Britty. I was like the goal song isgood, but like, I'm getting really sick of it now, like, Hey, you have heard it many times over the past three games andbut it is way better than L Rapo, but it you Sall. That's whatI was going to say. That was what their old one was.What's the one this year? I actually haven't done any games. I mean, I can play it, but I don't know if we want to buy. Well, well, not. Oh, you can play it for me after, I guess. Yeah, okay, but thank you, Tim Cronan,who I think made the new one our board of the week. Yeah, I don't like Rico. He didn't like Rico by drake. That wasa good one, Britt last year, I just will use that, wasn'tit? Wasn't that what the ABSW's last or wasn't it really? No,it was elchopo still, oh, the I'll chaw. Yeah, Chapo.Yeah, it was just twenty four goals and three games and and in theworld and the words of the Wise Chris...

Serella, we are under the radar. Okay, Chris, whatever, whatever you have to tell yourself. They'reinside the top five again. Whatever helps you sleep at night. They're insidethe top five for the first time in a while. Yep, shows Walpolecody was not pleased, like coding cody immediately said this is too much attention. Code damnible. Then we gave that. We gave star the week honors toboth of his goal he is ehl fieldstead. Now we're talking about waytoo much attention. They well, don't go form one out of the breakiver. There's starting. But you know then he he's in a battle ofWorcester and a shootout and some people, some people was yet think that Icursed them with the power things. Yes, I mean kind neal does not sitthere at not even a Voodoo doll that has different jerseys on it.Oh tight, we're gonna put the express ures he on and pin here,pin there. No, he doesn't do that. I can a test that. Can we do that? I'm getting we slid the avalanche and the expressin. We didn't make any changes. Eh LP wolves didn't play, sothey stay at one rangers. Speaking of offense, it's just it's out ofthe man world what their premiere team is doing. They're at like six anda half goals per game in two thousand and twenty, and that was actuallysomething I didn't get to talk about last week. Neal was as we talkedabout last week. We talked about that last EHLP showcase. I had thatfirst game, that game that they scored nine goals and their offense is ridiculous. Mala Drukloh and all those got the way they move the puck is likeyou look like the red wings from the s are just like Ding zing zingZang. Shoot, score like you've no chance and they're all ones. Right, they're all ones. Are Own twos to yeah, I think we'll sayRyan Bailey is also not just gem boy. Yeah, Bailey had a hat trick, I believe, in that game. That was Ryan Bailey scored six goals, I think in this weekend. So single handedly six goals, itlooks asis. And actually rich was texting me during that to neil and Iwas like rich, this is the first time I've seen your P team.Wow. I was like, so you guys are gonna be good next yougoes yep, we got this. This this coming next year. We gotthese guys coming back as like wait, he didn't, he didn't got upthere. You didn't go. Um, Yep, UM, yeah, MilDruk was pretty good it. Um, nope, no, the well,what's funny, as he said to me, he goes, we don't really knowwho our number one goalie is yet, but if we are next year.No, the EHLP team. Right now he's saying like we don't knowwho that is, but if we score six goals a game, we're goodmatter. Like what r one of us in net? You can score sixgoals a game. ME WITH PADS on, I'll stop a couple of bucks.The railers and avalanche split their their home and home series. I loveout it's always the road team that wins each game. In that situation alittle bit different. Little flyers, big five for overtime victory over the eightysevens, who are playing one and they're playing a revolution this weekend. Revolutionhave kind of readtooled that premier team a little bit. So while I saidbefore, we know the four teams in that conference who are making the playoffs, Bridgeman will not be making the playoffs this year. It's just who's who'swho. Who's going to be one, who's going to be too, andwhat's going to be really interesting is to see. So just a highlight onthe premier some more like when we go to Providence, two teams make itfor each conference and the top north place the top cell and vice versa.Are we going to have a north North final? We could have a southsouth. Find it's what's funny is like controversy. We've all been like littlefires. Eighty seven like that's what we've said for the EHLP, sell,if you haven't really said much about the revolution, they could pull the upset. But how do you pick two out of the for in the in theNorth Right now? I don't know, don't like you. Just stay outof it. You'd have to say the Rangers are playing the best. Toanyone else, they are both the wolves. How about the wolves? Near nineand one row. Rangers have are inversation and the most explosive offense.Yeah, through the wolves of hundred eighty five goals, for twenty more thanthe Rangers at this point in time. A couple more games play, dooh sorry, nope, wrong. Five, yeah, and averaging the six goalgame per clip. That's so fine. Yes, thirty goals, so passive. You know, you know what riches listening to this. He's gonnatext. He's got a text as you're making one of us. Yep,Jeff, what's your say? Jeff, you're wrong. I don't you cookedat yourself. Oh, okay, move on. Oh God, I loverich. He was text me door one of my broadcasts. I think itwas that HLP game. He was text to be stuff most like wow,I was like and then he was texted me during one of the other games. Is like, rich, go enjoy your beautiful wife and your family,like you don't have to be here today. What are you doing? Well,here's what you should say that to on this. Hey, rich,I have an extra clipboard. Am I addict? Do you need which wasin case you missed it, ladies and...

Gens, after that's got a littlemad win. Was that well early? Yeah, that's for a three win. Yeah, but the board like it said something to him. Yes,I origin could have been a little wider. In riches mind, I was goingto make it the GEL sticks stop playing the week. But but JohnGabriel, which I'll be posting later on this week, scored three goals andone shootout and they were all pretty nasty for the junior flyers. So Gerry'sworld series, world who? WHO's playing? The little flyers? Tomorrow. I'mnot going to segue too far yet because we're going to talk about thatlater, but it's the six matchup of the season between those two teams inthe EHL. Every single one of the Games so far decided by one goal. It's wild. The parity, the party this year's just extra special inboth and both levels. There aren't that many big matchups to watch this weekend. Nothing like mangers lumberjacks, who play again next weekend. I know inVermont, I know Brittany's trying to call out stick and whatever else she's doingto make the trip up there. The No, no, no, Idon't know what you're talking about. Show us up with like three coats on, two hoods and two knit hats. WHO's that? Was that my hairpurple for the weekend? Purple? That the boat is the fest of allraiser nickname that was coined this week in our group ship, but it's it'sall a great transition into what to watch for this week in the show.Before we wrap things up, here's what to watch more this week in theeast show it and what to watch for this week. It's really as Imentioned before, we're turning over to the month of February. I always kindof bokenly say that the playoff races like they're they're they're heating up right now, but they really hit another level after the Super Bowl. Not that toomany of our guys are playing necklace TEPs in the football but but come comeMonday that the battle for points is going to be pretty intense. You know, I don't know where these teams will fall, especially in the north andthe Eh Shell. Godness, the the all over the place. The teamthat I know is frustrated right now is the seahawks and talking my head coach, Bills Anna Bony, he pointed out you know, we haven't controlled thebusiness that was in front of us and they've given up some points two teamsthat they didn't want to and then they have the most game is played.So now it's kind of it's tough because you're you're sitting there like I can'tdo anything. I'm here, I want points, but I can't play gamesright now. Right they're kind of stuck and they lost John Murphy, sothat's tough. Grant did feel really bad for him, one of the toughestkids in the EHL. I'm not sure if you've got to know him atall, Jeff. But like no, he fractured his collar bone and likethis gime will block a shot of his face, like if he had to, like he was a mcquaid style. Yeah, like he like he wouldand and he was like yelling out in pain. I like it was scary. I had to like take my headset off. I was like Oh,like, but the next day he committed. So I guess there's a little bitof positive to it, but like lining, so a little bit.But Hey, mans, those kind of things that get the colleges to noticeyour right now and yeah, when you good give out your body at anyand actually, I know Jim McCabe has mentioned Murphy a lot. I KnowJim obviously calls all the seahawks home games and he's definitely mentioned a my haven'tgotten to see them a lot. And Actually Jim calls their games during theshowcase too. So I haven't called the seahawks game yet this season. Well, I'll have to find the twitter interview for you. Jim with the maskon, interviewing John with this like steamhawks mask on, but it was likelike really tight up. It was it looked like I a less seller maskfrom like whatever that show was. I don't know. You know, theycan't wait to we have the broadcasters, or actually, we won't spoil anything, but because spoiling, but we'll have a we'll have a broadcasters. Well, we'll go over with Jim all of his tremendous calls from the year,the Randy Mohler style go calls. Not My chair, not my problem.Yeah, okay, okay, Jim, not your chair, now your problem. I told him. I said, Jim, that fits your style.So well, keep doing it and I can like, I just can neverreplicate that. It's his. If it's we all know him. If it'shis personality, very well and it can't wait to show the rest of thee show family Jim in the future when you are progs. He's awesome.What's interesting this week is he got teams like the Rangers and avalanche who havegames coming up against team games like the warriors and sea coast who are eitherat the bottom of the playoff picture just outside. And I'm talking all thecoaches like you can't look ahead to if you're the rangers, like next weekend, you already want again the bus, you want to go to ever Mont. You want to play th those two games, but you can't look pastthese games against the warriors and Spartans,...

...because heaven forbid you give up anyof the four points that you want. Now all of a sudden those teamsin your Review Mirror this even closer behind you, and that's yeah, SteveBrown, Ericlen that the rough riders. They've been have an issues with theApple Corps. The Apple Corps a team that's down there in the mid Atlanticconference not making a whole lot of noise, but they've got the connectic rough ridersnumber right now and they're stealing points for them. So maybe you wantto talk about that. She doesn't want to talk about that, and yourBella. So it's a beautiful transition into our fantasy, into our fantasy.Becaud pause. On Saturday night, was at the first game, that theavalanche, first game o the Apple Corps versus rough riders. Yes, yes, which is also the same day, but yeah, yes, yes,we're watching overtime. Jeff at buy house is a breakaway for gray owens andI saw but O'Neil had FYI do great. Oh, it's lit it up thereand I celebrate like I won the Stanley Cup, the ones going bothersand Vicky, my fiance, is like you gotta chill, you gotta toldit that. I that's what this yeah, I could love Gray Owen's great kid, but like gray, come on, brother. So I've nil. Iliterally I didn't get to any of those games because I was working,but I literally want shout out to Justin'squterie for this awesome spreadsheet that he's setup for us for the people that don't know what at home. He's agreat it guy and brings the operation there for Walpole Express. When I lookedat your spreadsheet points, I was like, wait a minute. Gray Owens hadtwo goals and assist, to powerplay points and the game winning goal,and he's Defenseman, Ladies and gentlemen. Yeah, that's what it is.Great Offensive Abilities. I was like yeah, yeah, he got eleven points fornew so that was pretty loss. I had manard first, a goaland to assist, plus a game winner. Plus I found out that he misseda wide open that Andrew and I will talk about that on a differentthing, as in Moose, Moose Morus. Yeah, okay, got the eightpoints. Gray Owens. Jeff just mentioned I don't need to rip throughit again to dig in any harder. That solid. Eleven points for meat Lane. Picked up two wins where I have to have a side conversationwith Chris is. Still against the chiefs. On sarday night. After making seventeensaves, Chris one of the game of George Mcmichael some time and broughthim in and there went my shutout. So it's okay, it's okay,if not not better. Not Better. Matt wasn't better either, not onlyjust texted up to me to put them back in the game and I couldn'tstop my broadcast to go do that. That's fine, you know. Iwould like to thank Jake Mend Zoom for giving me the point. He wasreally strong for me. Zooner, thank you your horse. This resuter topower play points. To right. You should have seen it. Every timeyou at four power play points, you were the most powerplay points of all. In case anyone does not know, I the scorer for the avalanche.So every time that the ref like too good, would come over and tellme. I'm can we add twenty? lets add twenty. Come on,number twenty had every assist. What are you talking about lip simmer twenty andthen adds twenty, as I how it worked. Oh yes, she stillends up last enough, but I'm bitter. You know what, when you peoplehear my team this week, I'm gonna definitely when it's not even aquestion. As she mentioned, Mendez Zoo with thirteen points for her Bella similarline to gray Owen's. A going to Isas to power play points, nihappily, though, nine fantasy points. Hadley didn't have his best game in afour to one loss to the wizard. So that's that's really the difference.That is like say he even makes the same amount of saves, same goalsagainst, but gets the win if flips everything with those four points for thewin. Now she's at twenty seven. No, pretty, pretty. He'sthat twenty three. I'm at thirty one, point eight, Jeff. For you. Well, Katee Hanley wasn't your start. Want to Rob Haig,but he was injured and we don't have access to an injury report yet.Maybe in the future, maybe in two thousand and two thousand and twenty one, will get ourselves a little injury report us. Probably he didn't play eithertoday. If that makes you feel and he he come out to Miss You, rob, get better, but he was like trembles tweet. Was Hysteric. I know I was, and then I woke up and I was likewhat it was like. Jeff, great pick, but he's not playing thoselike Andrews. F me. Andrew is a great social media presence. Someof it is thanks to me and I don't feel anyways continue. So whatwe came up with quite well, we came up with Justin and I isas soon as the first game, which would be Thursday nout. For thiswe coming up on thirty soon's. That starts the picture. Locked it lockedin. If before that, if before that we find out that he's ona college visit, he's home with his family, he's injured, some reasonthat they're not in the game, we will be allowed to pick again,as long as it's submitted by that deadline,...

...which Neil question. Not all thecoaches are as up to date with social media and stuff like Andrew are. So if we do run into an issue like this down the road wherewe have someone you know, and we won't name any names, but there'ssome people to just darn as big on social media, what the heck arewe going to do. This is gonna if you go on the scouts pageon the League website, every coach's phone number is supposed to they're just yes, it's going to start texting. What we'll say is we'll say jerry willput a five dollar appeal process and play and I will go to it'll goto Justin. Okay, y'all. Doll five dollar built out of Justin.And that's only if, like, we get to this weekend, one ofthe guys that you picked ends up, you know, go on a collegevisit last minute, and now you're like, well, I didn't predict that.I don't even remember who. Jeff Arey. I can tell you ifyou'd like. I had loaded the CANDIA. No, no, I mean thisweek is. Well, is his record breaking assists. Unfortunately only countsas two points, but maybe we could add a milestone points at some point. Well, it really good points. A lack of black three goals toassist. That was a nice big one that really really stood out for me. With your points is to reduce these. So he dropped game one but cameback in game two. Actually left game two with an undisclosed injured injury. Oh God, and I don't even know what happened, like six minuteslater, said, I'm good. Yeah, I don't really know. I wasactually going to text you because I looked at the box shor. Iwas like how did I looked at that and I saw it back. Iplayed six minutes and I was like what the and I reached out to CamRoch for the scorekeeper for our finals and for the Rangers throughout the year inCams, like no, he came out to cam he came back in.So of kid, that's that's huge, because that I mean seventy you gaveup seven goals, seventy seven saves, seventy seven stays, but that's that'sgood. That's kind of the tough part of all this, right, isit's a high risk high reward, because you know you're going up against atop five team. So, while you know that you can get that bonuspoint for beating a top five team, hmm, you also know the shotsare coming. Yes, I did the my research. I did my research, my friend I did. I did my prep. So no new rules. Everything's set now. The rule of wee put in place in the beginningis whoever is in third place yeah, not last. I am never last. I don't know what the world last means that word. Go ahead,boat, you go first. Okay, I'll so let's go. Why tear? The Games are from Thursday to thirty through Wednesday February. Five, sevendays tomorrow. Okay, so right, from podcast to podcast, right,and the dropping of episode five to the least of episode six. Correct.Okay. So my pics, rich DiCaprio, I better receive a text message.So, B Jr, they play. Oh, Jeff, I just rememberedsomething. Anyways, food, don't even I could change they're already lot. No, they're locked in. The pigs are locked anyways. Thank so, I might have tritty. Brittany, make your picks. Okay, anyways. Yeah, so my board is Biz A, Ka number ninety one,Connor Bizal. I don't even know if that's how you say. Is itis all? Yo, yeah, that's all. I've just calmed Biz,but whatever. So business. My forward, my defenseman is our former podcast guestMitchell hate. And then I'm just telling Jeff's goalie from last week anddoozy. He's great. They played the wolves this weekend, which throwback Thursday. I guess this is being released on a Thursday. The Wolves Sweat Burmont. But sorry, Wolf Bye and company. I do not see a sweep inyour future in Burlington Vermont, as though, as Jimmy said, henever wins in Laconia. I don't. I don't know why. They goto like weirs beach and go to like the drive in too much. Imean it's a love. Weirs beach is a kid rich says all the time. I never win at Hogwarts, which, as don't know if the edge sportscenter of the wizards and widow. Yes, of course, Harry Potterreference. Like. Well, you go to England and play rich whatever.And and I know where Brittany was kind of going at with the pick lockingin statement that he just started to make. Yeah, that player is going toplay on Tuesday, Brittany. Okay, well, rich city wtn't, butoh, but okay, never mind, never mind, never I'm talking aboutyou. Talk about my goalie. Yeah, I am. Why don'tyou go? Oh, no, you got first place, not even yougot second. I know the standings. All I know is that I'm inour wis. Yeah, high, I'm blond now again. So those ourbedtime. She's getting she's wired down.

Not Okay, true. Go ahead, Jeff. Who are your picks? All right, so let's start.I always like to start from the back end out so, as Britney isjust prefacing, I picked from the Boston junior ranges, won billy Gerard,because Billy's the man and these are real good goaltender so we're going to goa billy this weekend. And for defenceman, I actually want a little outside thebox. I went with from the Philadelphia Revolution, Tiger Biorn went oh, small defenseman, five time, one hundred and sixty one, but he'sput up some good points the season and I like what the revolution are doinga little more of an active offensive type defenseman. Has Five goals, eighteenassists, twenty three points, almost a point per game player for coach Rogerand coach Joe Down there. Twenty three points and twenty seven games. Chipsin a little bit on the power plays. Get eight power play points, soI was looking at that. Is a bonus stat and he's got agame winning goal. So looked at that. They have a tough game this week. They do like the sevens, they do, and you know it'sgoing to be tough going up against grife and the seven's, but I don'tthink they're going to get blanked. So I'm hoping that Borland gets me somepoints there. And then for my last pick, we're going with forward.I got Connor Galloway, WHO's another guy that we didn't get to have onthe pod as a guest, but he's only played twenty five games. Hadsome injuries early in the year, but he's got twenty six points in twentyfive games. Thirteen goals, thirteen assists. Also chips in on riches power plays. Get seven power play points, two goals, five assists and hasto game winning goals. And he's also done very well against sea coast andvalley. He had he played them back to back back in the beginning ofNovember. Had two goals and assist against sea coast and then the next dayyou had two goals against valley. So look at those matchups. I likewhat I see. Same with billy to billy actually is beaten. He's threeand against the warriors, but I did not get the insight that you did, Britt all, so sorry. Well, I may or may not have spokenwith decaps this morning. Well, so he's possibly going to play oneout of the two. We don't play in two games, but we don'tknow yet, right. That's why I for you, said against sea coast, because he sat against Ecos last time. So maybe he sits againsteacos plays againstvalley or vice versa. I don't know. Judging by riches clipboard,he may play. I don't know, right, judging by riches clipboard.Also, Dalloway has been doing really well since he got back from his injury. Yep, exactly. So that's why I picked him. And Yeah,thank you, Britt and over to you, Neil, for your picks. Therewas first place, all right, so to doc so from the top, from the top looking down on the two of you. Yeah, alsolike one point something once ahead, Jesus. Yeah, I'm gonna embrace the hellout of it when first you are oldne sir. Many anyways, quietlythe second leading score in the league this year, Jordan Buffalo Line. That'sput a good picked thirty goals, thirty two assists, could power play points, thirty two big on the power play. Here. Already kind of angry whenI saw that. Pick to the nails, like damn it, thirtythirty two of the sixty two in the power play for game when he goals, but like quietly, partially because this candy's seventeen points ahead of him,which is kind of just it's got an absurd to think of, like truthfully, that he has seventeen more points while playing on the same line in thatsweep when they got swept by the wolves back in November buffalo and three goalsto assist. I'll go with that. Back on the Blue Line, lastyear's Defenseman of the year in the EH LP, Jack Johansson for the wolveslast year helped them win a championship at the premier level last year. Scorea goal in the championship winning game. Any say? Yep, good pick, because an no one jumped up and he's been playing a lot better asof late, especially here in the second half. No points against the lumberjacksearlier this week, but oh he was very disappointed. He goes. Mygoal streak has been snapped. It was like it was the goal streak andgame winning goals streak, two games in a row to game winners in arow. Now was a starting to play a little better to neils. Sothat's a good pick. Pretty it's one of those teams late season push onea phase in the playoffs. So last year they snuck into the frozen finals. When I see Jack on Friday, I'll make sure that he understand handsthat gray did set the bar absurdly high. So we're we're okay, we're overcome. On. Yeah, Jack, now you're a pointer game defenseman.Okay, Buddy, and the power playing. All we're seeing is theback of that net, right, yeah, and animals. We're seeing goals whenwe get to it's a very offensive defenseman. Yes, and we getto over it. When we get to over time, I need you toflee the Zoney. Going to breakaway. It's really simple. Just going tobreakaway. Don't worry, right, Freddy...

...has game plan is out the window. That's probably not Freddy's game plan, let's be honest. And as tothe facto, commission and then in goal, Nico Gomara, and they're here's thereason why. Here's the reason why. They, as I mentioned a littlebit earlier, five games so far this season against the junior flyers.All five the sided by a single goal. No team has scored more than fourgoals in the game. So they've all been low scoring. A numberof them have been to one matchups. Junior fires have won three of thosematchups. Little fires have won to the two day won Gomorrow. Wasn't thateats? Did you confirm with catchro on if easy Ben playing like you didspeak to him this more or sights? Okay, Oh, I'm so sorry, I offended. Of course I confirmed. Now I don't know if he's playingin the rough riders series this upcoming weekend. Kneel. That one couldbe a little scary. Well, what the little fires have done got it. This is a good trade position because they are on the podcast this week. They've people. You didn't have a low one. He's definitely that.I offered. He said No. I'll be sending him a text. Continue. They really use Gamarra, Asrian Moralis and Thomas McLaren and kind of likeone. Yeah, throughout. So I don't know what I'm gonna get withthe Gamara pick and a one game. I have him. One is betterthan none. One is better than none. Yeah, it's a great point andyou better hope people. Never mind. Never mind. I don't want towish vill but I hope he gives up. It's boozy. Lets medown, David Rodusi I swear to the heavens you did jeff good. Ifyou don't do me good. But the point I the points add up throughoutthe year. So what? What? Yeah to when a week to weeklike it's you want to leave them. It's amazing, Jeff, you writerules, you put together in graphics like I got it read. Okay,shy I. There is a group chat and if you know me, youknow that I hate group messages and I don't read one single thing unless Isee my name, which is why I answered one text in the group todaybecause me o literally wrote my name. Oh Yeah, apologies, bretted andknow you were driving those funny to it. You're like, I'm driving. Iwas like, oh, sorry to know your schedule and then I legitmuted. You know I'm driving. anyways. Any were going to just give winsand losses out when the year is done, whoever has the most pointswith it? Do we decide? We guys, I think we can discussthat in the group chat and it's going to be something in Providence. Yeah, stay good. Just said that. You don't speak in the group chat. Sow gonna Right. But if we're going to discuss prizes, if we'regoing to discuss prizes. We're all over s maybe you know I live inRyland too, so I could have you guys. Yeah, I forgot that. You don't stay, I can st I mean I'm so spies. SoProvidence. I knew this was coming. Any changes? Wait, I hadwe're doing picks again, so I gues. I won't know anything's changed. Imight have to. I'M gonna get rich fired up. All Right,okay, that's always fun. I love you. Gonna leave him out.You'RE gonna go. I'M gonna GO LUMBER LUMBERJACK's avalanche s white rough riders rightnow. Okay, I'm changing mine. I am sorry, Philadelphia Revolution,but you have not been doing it for me as of every sin ever sincewhen they were number two in the power rankings. Yeah, and then inpower, so the aftercore, and then they lost this on. Yeah,sorry, the revolution, see you later. We won't see you in Providence.Um, wow, wow, sorry, hit him again. This all doeshard. You know what, Andrew Bella, if you let me tellme swear. No, I don't like the self. I don't like pickany points to power, play points. Let me down. Okay, maybehe didn't exactly let me Downe. Sorry, I apologize. Can we cut thatout? No, Oh, so I'm doing I'm doing roll sevens,as they say in the as I know, I can't disclose my name. Bythe rough riders on the PODCAST, the rough riders north, I don'tsight. You know, the North Jr abs, Rich DiCaprio, Christralla,CE, Jimmy, see an eva. I'm kidding, not never I justdon't see a scenario. Word Rich and the Rangers don't. I mean richwill market a lot of them too. I think. So. That teamis very, very good. I've had. I'm lucky. I think I've calledthe most games for them out of any team. Fill in for youand showcases, Neil, and they're abs are just on a heater. Theyhave they got valid yard baby gap, Barber Gallow, Damn, sorry,sorry, defenseman. And they've been there before. That's where it's like it'shard, like you want to say. The sexy picks, I guess wouldbe rangers, lumberjacks, but Serella,...

...the boys. They know what they'redoing. Back to back H L Champs, your champ until you're deep road right. But I still I don't know. I can't. I can't pick themyet. I think it's the goaltending. I don't know. No, MattLanes Been Great Lately. Lean, her husband, phenomenal, but he'snot reducey and Gerard. I think that lane is just as good as we'reduzy really. Yeah, but the thing is, yes, hold on,episode of Fire Takes Right now. Right. No, no, lane is justas doozy. The avalanche or starting to find more scoring as of late. That's where a little she quiet. They have been quiet, but recentlythey've been figural. Song, goal songs we go. Songs a plenty.The goal song has been stuck in my head for approximately now. I needto listen to it. What is it? I'm going to send you it.All right, good, yes, send it to the group. Chetfar the baby. Oh yeah, B Jr an h A. Saying bjrvtl. We just were doing all abbreviations now. And the Middle Lantic.Eighty seven, I think, ID eighty seven. You can't already eighty seven? No, yeah, I say Jersey's a definite. And then that secondteam. I don't know. Could it be Connecticut? Could be the revolution? COULD IT BE MARYLAND? Just comes out the cut. Maybe the littlefires, even little flyers. They've been there. The Jerry's world shows up. Who knows? Who knows? He said maybe I'll see in Providence.He dare did. Yeah, it's the January showcase. I mean they wonthe whole thing just a few years ago, so they've been there too. That'sthe thing. You get all these battle tested teams that have been therebefore, and I mean another team we don't really talk about a time.We've had them on here. But what about the wolves in the New Englandconference and honestly, Walpole? What will to exactly? I picked them andnow it's like has be every top team that has been in the power rankingsexcept the eighty seven, which kind of isn't fair because they only play themonce. So I don't think that's like a fair assessment. And that's anotherteam I haven't called a ton of games for. I think maybe one ortwo to this year, but I liked what I saw when I you know, we all like cody a lot. He's taken over for John Lownsbury andLanzi was there for a long time and had some very good teams and MarkHumpo before that. So he's stepping into some big you know, Christian wasalso in Walpole and coach for Rella. Yeah, lots of guy. M'CGrat was there for a little while. At one point. Rob Bartletta wantto hire me do as that call for what pretty still swing in here shouldgo. And I don't know, I know, I'm sorry. Coach interm head coach here. I I'm no, but once when Falcon said is on, like he's on. So I think when he's when he is onpoint for Walpole, they're a little difficult to beat. And I like NoahChemo Raison. Noah, yeah, I think so. Noah Chemo as thebig defenseman. There are no team to though. Goal scoring. I thinkthat's there. is they yeah, they need to tough time give getting goals. I think I need to talk to cody about trading for a few fordsthat I can think of, but that's a different story on speaking of trading, I saw that coach mcgraths and Taylor Corey to the revolution the other day. After not after standing pat and saying I wasn't going to make any trades, he sends them, sends them off to Philly. It was a bluff. There was. And then Diana Strowski went from whered he go. Hewent from sevens to REV revelue. He wasn't on. Yeah, he hteright, hold on, hold on, I resolution did junior flyers right high. Do I know what I'm talking about? Well, yeah, I don't know. The roster freeze is February ten, so things will be interesting. There'sa number of moves that are going to happen with players that are onteams that are outside the playoff picture that will get moved here the teams thatare, you know, inside the playoff picture. A George Vanakis and Austinfinch. I like Trevor to Trevor. I keep calling Tucker Trevor, TuckerTwitter, or ski to yeah, I was gonna say Twar as. Course, Shane. There's that whole first line for will see. There's a veryquiet and that I've heard a little bit about Jack Studley and the hl allstar. So there's a few names to watch here. Rylot Duke's maybe.Yeah, in the upcoming Jukes has had a few big games recently. Yeah, there's a there's a lot of names to watch. You know, whilethere aren't that many premier matchup, I guess you could say, coming upthis week. It's every point still critical. It's about ten games are so leftfor a most teams, every point's critical in the EHL standings and inthe fantasy standings and in the I'm going to have the biggest week ever.Let's go be JR, be to Wolver B Jr, Brett. Yeah,B Jr until the bjr til the debt. I've ad bjr backpack and a stickeron my phone, so put your phone fingers away. Sorry, we'renumber word team rich. Yeah. Well,...

...thank you, guys, for yourtime. I have no idea's going to be on the podcast next week. We're gonna have the rough riders, but it need to thank the littlefires for coming in last minute. Rough riders had something come up so theycouldn't come on. So we'll figure that out and we'll make more pis nextweek and I won't put any more pressure for frozen finals picks and you guysuntil the first week of March, which will be the playoff preview. Addition, between now and then we have a month to get to a point wherewe say these are our picks and then lock them in, walking them in, and maybe we'll figure out some way to add bonus to our fantasy ifour picks make it the providence. Well, that's good. We'll go to we'llgo to fantasy, commissioner, Justin for how many PAS? Yes,anything kind of SIRT, Justin well, but all right, thanks, guys. We'll talk to you soon. We'll see at the rink this weekend.Thanks as see you. Thanks for listening to the show. Learn more atEastern Hockey League Dot Org and follow us on Facebook, twitter, instagram andYoutube. Also, be sure to subscribe and get notified when next week's PODCASTis released.

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