Other than USA Hockey inadvertently showing a picture of a Boston College Eagle as they announced his name, Monday went exactly as Ottawa 67’s winger Shane Prince hoped and planned.
The Ottawa Senators’ second round pick in 2011 was among 29 players USA Hockey named Monday to make up the preliminary roster for the 2012 U.S. National Junior Team that will assemble in Camrose Dec. 17 with a final 22-player roster expected to be named Dec. 22.
New Nazareth Men’s Hockey Coach and former Clarkson Coach George Roll joined us live and former USA Hockey NTDP Coach and current Rochester Americans Coach Ron Rolston also called in. We were joined live by our team of the week, Rochester Youth Hockey Mite A1 coached by Chris Smith.
Wed. 11/16 “Best Hockey Road Trips.”
Alex Dzielski of the Alaska Aces in the ECHL and Craig Carlyle, coach of the San Diego Gulls Junior A team called in to the show. Both Alex and Craig shared stories from the road and talked about fun places to travel to, interesting experiences they’ve had on the road, and the hosts also shared stories from their playing and coaching careers.
Wed. 11/23 “The Evolution of Systems”
"The Evolution of Systems” with Wayne Wilson, coach of the RIT Tigers Men’s Hockey Team. We discussed how systems have evolved in hockey, why they’re important, and when they became an emphasis in terms of development.
Wed. 12/7 “Why Junior Hockey?"
"Why Junior Hockey” Tony Maksymiu from the Rochester Stars joined us and briefed us on the importance of playing junior hockey to further development, laid out the junior hockey landscape, and we were joined by Chris Byrne, Coach/GM of the Ottawa 67’s of the OHL and Shayne Stockton, former Maksymum student and current member of division 1 Holy Cross.
Wed. 12/14 “Favorite Hockey Memories.”
“Favorite Hockey Memories.” Listeners submitted their favorite hockey memories and the hosts also shared some of their biggest wins and some funny hockey memories.
Wed. 12/21 “Christmas Show.”
"Christmas Show." Listen to find out how to win a free pair of CCM U+ Crazy Light skates plus other prizes!
1/4/12- “Are the Scouts Here?”
When do you need to develop, when do you need to be recruited, when do you go to juniors? Who scouts, when and where? How to get noticed.
1/11/12- “Girls, Girls, Girls”
Our annual Girls Hockey Show updating the current state of girls hockey as well as where it’s headed moving forward
1/18/12- “Is It Working?”
Review of the rule changes USA Hockey put in place for 2011-2012 and potential rule changes in the future. USA Hockey Youth Hockey Director Kevin McLaughlin called in to join us
1/25/12- “Spring Hockey”
Layout of spring hockey landscape, what to look for in spring hockey, the importance of spring hockey
2/1/12- “Where Does the Money Go?”
Joined by Rochester Youth Hockey Treasurer Peter Szczesniak to discuss the cost of hockey and where the money goes when you play house or travel. How a league, team, and individual can save money.
Martindale, Toffoli, Prince all among Top 10 in OHL scoring.
Brian Kilrea has seen his share of explosive forward units in his time, but even the legendary coach is awestruck by the performance of the Ottawa 67’s top line these days.
Ryan Martindale, the lanky play-making centre, an Edmonton Oilers prospect; Tyler Toffoli, the surefire sniper, selected by the L.A. Kings in front of their home crowd at last summer’s draft; and speedster Shane Prince, who celebrated his 18th birthday Tuesday by seeing his name listed in Central Scouting’s preliminary rankings for the 2011 NHL draft. Prince is the OHL’s 18th-ranked skater.