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Episode 244 with Erik Portillo plus CCM’s All-Out Custom Graphics
1:21:40Episode 244 of the InGoal Radio Podcast, presented by The Hockey Shop Source for Sports, features an in-depth interview with Los Angeles Kings prospect Erik Portillo.In that feature interview presented by NHL Sense Arena, Portillo shares his roots in the position growing up in Sweden, including the influence of goalie coaching from an early age and the impact (and a personal interaction) that Henrik Lundqvist had on him as a young goalie in the Frolunda system. Portillo walks us through his decision to come to North America as a teenager, how he ended up at the University of Michigan, and the unique challenges -- and personal benefits -- of balancing the demands of NCAA hockey with the desire to also push himself academically in a tough program, and how it's made his first year as a pro easier in some ways despite making some significant changes to his tactical and technical approach (which he also discusses in detail) since joining the Kings.We also introduce a new segment for parents, answering your questions. This week - what mask to I buy for my son or daughter? (hint: we don't name a specific brand).All that, plus an in-person trip to The Hockey Shop Source for Sports for a closer look at the CCM All Out custom graphics program, and how to plan and order your own personalized set.
Episode 243 with Maddie Rooney plus the Vaughn SL4 Pants
1:11:55Episode 243 of the InGoal Radio Podcast, presented by The Hockey Shop Source for Sports, features an informative interview with two-time USA Olympian Maddie Rooney of PWHL Minnesota.In that feature interview presented by NHL Sense Arena, Rooney shares lessons from her early experiences in the all new PWHL, and what separates it from past options for women's hockey players, as well as some of the adjustments that come from a busier schedule with more travel. Rooney also walks you through the keys to her success, and how her game has evolved (and continues to evolve even now) through high school and college, including medals at the 2018 and 2022 Olympics, 2017, 2019 and 2022 World Championships, and a stint helping her alma mater UMD as a remote goalie coach.
Episode 242 with Nicole Hensley plus the Vaughn SL4 Chest Protector
1:15:56Episode 242 of the InGoal Radio Podcast, presented by The Hockey Shop Source for Sports, features an informative interview with Nicole Hensley of PWHL Minnesota. In that feature interview presented by NHL Sense Arena, Hensley brings us up to speed on a busy first month for the Professional Women's Hockey League, including some record-setting crowds for her Minnesota team at the XCEL Energy Center and how some of the less obvious changes in the new league are making a huge difference for the athletes. Hensley also shares valuable insights into her preparation and mindset for dealing with crowds that big, as if being a two-time Olympic medal winner with Team USA wasn't enough, the keys to her game and how it's evolved over the years, the importance of play reading (and how to improve yours), what she expects from her upcoming appearance at this week’s NHL All Star Game in Toronto, and memorable encounters with her favourite goalie, Marc-Andre Fleury. It's a can't miss interview loaded with insights sure to help goalies of all ages. All that, plus an in-person trip to The Hockey Shop Source for Sports for a look at the all new Vaughn SL4 Chest Protector, and some teases on the rest off the upcoming line.
Episode 241 with Trey Augustine plus Brians’s Eclipse gloves
56:13Episode 241 of the InGoal Radio Podcast, presented by The Hockey Shop Source for Sports, features a deep dive with Team USA's World Junior Championship gold-medal winner Trey Augustine.In that feature interview presented by NHL Sense Arena, Augustine, who was already back at Michigan State University to continue his fantastic freshman campaign as the youngest goalie in college hockey, talks about managing pressure under the bright lights of the World Juniors in Sweden. Picked by his home state Detroit Red Wings in the second round (No. 41) of the NHL Draft last season after winning bronze at the WJC as a 17-year-old, Augustine shares insights into his early influences, and the work that has gone into his early success, including how much -- and specifically how -- he watches hockey to get better at reading plays, and what he's learned by playing at practicing against older players over the years, and training in the offseason with NHL goalies like Alex Nedeljkovic and Scott Wedgewood. Nicknamed "Gramps" and "Buckets" at USNTDP, Augustine also gets into his competitive roots playing other spots, including pickle ball and basketball.All that, plus a trip to The Hockey Shop Source for Sports for a look at the all new Brian's Eclipse gloves, which includes their first "580-style" glove break and new options for the blocker.
Episode 240 with Brian Daccord plus Brians’s Optik 3 pants
1:46:04Episode 240 of the InGoal Radio Podcast, presented by The Hockey Shop Source for Sports, features a great conversation with Brian Daccord coming off the Winter Classic his son, Joey, starred in.In that feature interview presented by NHL Sense Arena, Daccord takes us back through a magical day surrounded by family and friends watching Joey pitch the first shutout in Winter Classic history for the Seattle Kraken, and offers advice on watching big games that will resonate with every goalie parent. Daccord also took the time after the big game to reflect on his son's path to the NHL, where he is now getting his first chance to carry a starter's workload and thriving in the role, and all the ups and downs that come with choosing a different route at various points along the path, including second guessing some of those decisions made and lessons that will also hit home for a lot of goalie parents, goalies from youth league through minor pro, and hopefully some coaches too.All that, plus an in-person trip to The Hockey Shop Source for Sports for a look at the Brian's Optik 3 pants, a perfect follow up to our last segment on their Optik 3 chest protector.
Episode 239 with Hunter Sheppard plus Brians’s Optik 3 chest protector
1:25:02Episode 239 of the InGoal Radio Podcast, presented by The Hockey Shop Source for Sports, features a great conversation with Hunter Sheppard of the Washington Capitals and Hershey Bears.In that feature interviews presented by NHL Sense Arena, Sheppard shares an at-times winding path that has required an element of "prove it" at every level despite winning championships at each stop, including the Calder Cup and playoff MVP with Hershey in the American Hockey League last season. Sheppard shares insights into a somewhat unique style modelled in part after Henrik Lundqvist, and how it allows him to better access the hands that almost led him to play baseball in college instead of hockey, as well as managing the push back it received from various coaches along the way.It's a can't miss interview loaded with great lessons and take aways that should resonate with goalies, goalie coaches, and goalie parents at every level of the game.All that, plus an in-person trip to The Hockey Shop Source for Sports for a look at the Brians’s Optik 3 chest protector, which offers NHL-level protection with the rich finish we've come to expect from Brian's.
Episode 238 with Matt Tomkins plus the Warrior Ritual F2 mask
1:57:23Episode 238 of the InGoal Radio Podcast, presented by The Hockey Shop Source for Sports, features a great conversation with Matt Tomkins, who made his NHL debut and recorded his first NHL win with the Tampa Bay Lightning earlier this season, more than 11 years after being drafted into the NHL.In that feature interviews presented by NHL Sense Arena, Tomkins walks us through a memorable start to the season, including getting to soak in a chance to play in Montreal before picking up his first NHL win in the Mecca of goaltending. We then rewind things to go through a sometimes winding and unique path to that first NHL opportunity, from being drafted by the Blackhawks, choosing college hockey over the CHL and why that became so important for him, to deciding to go overseas to Sweden for two years, the decision to come back, and an important summer in Kelowna with "friends of the program" Lyle Mast and James Wendland that helped prepare him for the season's opportunity with the Lightning.All that, plus an in-person trip to The Hockey Shop Source for Sports for a look at the Warrior Ritual F2 mask -- and some incredible savings on the F1 mask that preceded it.
Episode 237 with Casey Desmith plus Brian's ICONIK pads and gloves
1:02:32Episode 237 of the InGoal Radio Podcast, presented by The Hockey Shop Source for Sports, features a multi-part sit down with Vancouver Canucks goalie Casey Desmith.In that feature interviews presented by NHL Sense Arena, DeSmith shares some great insights into his learning curve since coming to the Canucks after training camp had already started and some of the adjustments under new goalie coach Ian Clark, as well as the importance of finding a balance between trying new things and sticking to your personal foundations with a new team. DeSmith talks about what made his very short time with the Montreal Canadiens so special, including a secret note from Carey Price and a shared love with his dad for Ken Dryden, as well as his time in Pittsburgh and the secrets to playing well even when you don't play a lot.All that, plus an in-person trip to The Hockey Shop Source for Sports for a look at the new Brian's ICONIK pads and gloves, and the creation of a new word from Cam: "Hybrid-y"
Episode 236 with Brian Hayward and Dusty Nickel plus the Trinity Padded Inner Glove
1:14:52Episode 236 of the InGoal Radio Podcast, presented by The Hockey Shop Source for Sports, comes to us with two feature interviews this week. Former NHL Goaltender and current Anaheim Ducks Broadcaster Brian Hayward chats with Kevin Woodley, while David Hutchison is joined by Calgary Flames EBUG Dusty Nickel, who recently dressed in a game vs. The Vegas Golden Knights.Both feature interviews are presented by NHL Sense Arena. Hayward first discusses the evolution of the game in goal, including his experience as Patrick Roy’s goalie partner in Montreal. Working under legendary coach Francois Allaire, Hayward was there as Allaire and Roy worked to define the modern butterfly style.Nickel then gives us a behind the scenes look at being an NHL practice goalie and Emergency Backup Goaltender and shares the full experience of dressing for a recent game where, only two minutes in against the defending Stanley Cup Champions, it looked like he was going to have to takeover from Flames starter Dan Vladar who had been rocked by a collision in his crease.All that, plus an in-person trip to The Hockey Shop Source for Sports for a look at the new Trinity padded inner glove from the makers of Paddle Wedge. This glove could make the perfect gift for the goalie in your life who is dealing with stingers in games or long practice sessions.
Episode 235 featuring James Wendland with the new Warrior RV3i stick
1:37:44Episode 235 of the InGoal Radio Podcast, presented by The Hockey Shop Source for Sports, features a detailed discussion with James Wendland following up on his popular 5 Damn Things articles at InGoal.In that feature interview, presented by NHL Sense Arena, we speak with Wendland who is a manual osteopathic therapist and kinesiologist with a master’s degree in exercise/respiratory physiology, a bachelor’s degree in human kinetics/kinesiology, a diploma in manual osteopathy and a strong focus on how the body works and commitment to making it work better. His 5 Damn Things articles have been game changers for a lot of goalies based on the feedback received at [email protected], so it made sense to dig a little deeper. Wendland did not disappoint, with advice that will resonate with goalies of all ages, goalie coaches, and perhaps most important, goalie parents who want to keep their kids healthy and playing this position we all love.All that, plus an in-person trip to The Hockey Shop Source for Sports for a look at the new Warrior RV3i stick, which weighs in at less than 1.5 pounds and features a great new look and unique shaft shape.