Interviewed in this episode is Ray Petkau of Alpha Hockey Inc. Alpha Hockey Inc. is a NHLPA certified full service hockey agency with locations in Manitoba and British Columbia, Canada. Ray gives inside into the start of Alpha Hockey, specifics of what an agent does for their clients and who needs an agent. Ray also speaks on an initiative that is very close to the Alpha Hockey family. They are spearheading the project, Ramona's Reach and has committed to fully fund construction of the school starting with a $100,000 donation for construction to begin immediately. This will leave a lasting impact and change the lives of thousands of children. Listen, download and enjoy!
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Episode 53: Featuring Wade Davison
1:02:33Interviewed in this episode is former Regina Pat, BCHL and USport Alum.. AND former RINK Employee, Wade Davison. Wade released his first ever book TODAY, titled 'His last shift' a story written for his brother Todd, an avid hockey lover who lost his battle too soon to an aggressive cancer. Wade discusses the process of putting the book together with his friends and family, what it meant to him and the excitement around the release. Long-time friend, Andy Zulyniak also joined the podcast to share stories with Wade. An episode you don't want to miss. Wade's book is available as of TODAY - to purchase and read please visit: https://www.amazon.com/His-Last-Shift-Playbook-Davison-ebook/dp/B09XVHSHLK
Episode 52: Featuring Ray Petkau of Alpha Hockey Inc.
41:33Interviewed in this episode is Ray Petkau of Alpha Hockey Inc. Alpha Hockey Inc. is a NHLPA certified full service hockey agency with locations in Manitoba and British Columbia, Canada. Ray gives inside into the start of Alpha Hockey, specifics of what an agent does for their clients and who needs an agent. Ray also speaks on an initiative that is very close to the Alpha Hockey family. They are spearheading the project, Ramona's Reach and has committed to fully fund construction of the school starting with a $100,000 donation for construction to begin immediately. This will leave a lasting impact and change the lives of thousands of children. Listen, download and enjoy!
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Episode 51: Featuring London Hoilett
36:50Interview in this episode is #RINKTrained & current assistant captain of the U-18 Prep RINK Hockey Academy Winnipeg team, London Hoilett. London takes us through his hockey career thus far as well as dives into his other passion, music. London is also known as Ty Kiddo as he produces and performs music on the side of hockey. This is an episode you don't want to miss! Listen, download and enjoy!
Episode 50: Featuring Mike Liambas
44:00AROUND THE RINK PODCAST IS BACK! After a short hiatus for the busy summer, the dream team of hosts, Jarrett Oster & Dwayne Gylywoychuk are back and better than ever! Interviewed in episode 50 is a new member to the RINK family as the assistant coach of our RHA U-18 Prep team, Mike Liambas. Mike discusses his professional career playing between the AHL & NHL for 8 years including time with the Milwaukee Admirals, Rockford IceHogs, Iowa Wild of the AHL & the Nashville Predators and Anaheim Ducks of the NHL. After retiring from playing professional hockey Mike found his way to Winnipeg with his wife and family where he accepted a position at RINK with our hockey academy. Mike speaks on what he has learned from coaches he had throughout his career and what type of coach he is. Listen, download and enjoy!
Episode 49: Featuring Brayden Schenn
59:18Interviewed in this episode is Stanley Cup Champion and current St. Louis Blues forward, Brayden Schenn. Brayden brings us through life in the NHL with COVID hurdles and not having fans in the building, to how it affects their day to day life. Schenner then talks with us about his championship run with the St. Louis Blues and how they went from last place to hoisting the cup. He talks about how he spent his day with the cup and what it meant to him to win it. Ending with Schenner & Chewy reminiscing on old times with the Brandon Wheat Kings. This is an episode you DO NOT want to miss! Listen, download and enjoy!
Episode 48: Featuring Joel Hofer
47:55Interviewed in this episode is current goaltender for the Utica Comet of the AHL & 2018 World Junior Champion, Joel Hofer. Joel talks about his career path from Pursuit of Excellence, now known as RINK Kelowna making the jump to the WHL and how it prepared him for his pro career now with the Utica Comets and St. Louis Blues. Joel talks about his ride to being a World Junior Champion with Team Canada after a hard fought series and relieving the starting goaltender, along with the pressures he faced. Joel takes us through his NHL Draft day where he was selected #107 overall in the 4th round by the St. Louis Blues. For goaltenders the mental side of the game is just as important as the play, learn about how Joel overcomes the pressures of being a goaltender with his Mental Coach. Listen, download and enjoy!
Episode 47: Featuring Nigel Dawes
57:11Interviewed in this episode is KHL All-Star having 550 points in 608 games in the KHL, Nigel Dawes. Dawzy has an extensive playing career spending time in the NHL for 6 years and eventually going over seas to the KHL where he found his groove. Dawzy talks about his NHL career and what made him make the jump to go play overseas and how that adjustment was for him. Nigel played on one of the most iconic Team Canada World Junior teams in history as he dressed alongside Crosby, Bergeron, Getzlaf and many other noteable athletes. Dawzy is 13 games away from 1000 pro games and we are excited to see him reach that milestone! This is an episode you do not want to miss! Listen, download and enjoy!
Episode 46: Featuring Sebastien Bordeleau
43:59Interviewed in this episode is current NHL Skill Development Coach for the Nashville Predators, Sebastien Bordeleau. Sebastien has an extensive playing career playing in the NHL for close to 10 years and finishing his career in the NLA with EHC Biel-Bienne in Switzerland. During his career he played with and against some of the greatest in the game. Sebastien speaks on many exciting and interesting stories throughout his playing career both in the NHL and overseas. He finishes with letting us in on how he got the itch for skill development and the importance of it in the game today. Listen, download and enjoy!
Episode 45: Featuring Dwayne Gylywoychuk
59:40EPISODE 45 IS HERE! Interviewed in this episode is co-host of Around the RINK, Chewy also known as, Dwayne Gylywoychuk. Chewy has an extensive playing and coaching resume including time with the WHL, Pro and Olympic Teams. Chewy discusses his junior career with the Brandon Wheat Kings along with, holding the record of most games played as a Wheat King. Moving into his time in the ECHL and eventually the WPHL before finishing overseas in London, England with the Romford Raiders. Chewy also discusses his involvement with the Women's Canadian National Program where he has been behind the bench and scenes for many years, even being awarded an olympic medal! Listen, download and enjoy!
Episode 44: Featuring Corey McNabb from Hockey Canada
51:57Interviewed in this episode is Hockey Canada's Manager of Player Development, Corey McNabb. McNabb talks about how he got involved with Hockey Canada, and the current position he is in. He also lets listeners in on some behind the scenes of the different certifications and programs Hockey Canada has designed across the country. Along with, speaks on the importance of skill development in every stream of hockey especially the developing players. This is a terrific episode for parents to learn about the importance of skill development in the game we all know and love. Listen, download and enjoy!