Marty, Dave, John and Tonks the dog return for another episode. This week the lads talk Challenge Cup fiasco, goalies scoring goals, EIHL DOPS, OT winners, NHL Player polls, KHL rumors, loads of jerseys and famous hockey numbers. Plus all the usual features and stories you have come to expect from the Door 14 Hockey Podcast.
Challenge Cup gets Stranger and Strangerer….
So, Dundee seriously didn’t think they’d get through the knockout stage – never mind ending first seeds and had to circumvent the live selection on Freesports in a couple weeks to secure ice time…yup – #village
Giants Bring In Defensive Backup
The Belfast Giants this week moved to sign defenceman Ryan Lowney to strengthen the corps at the back. With this though, which two imports now miss out on game nights?
NIHL U18 Goalie steps up to Seniors as outskater – nets 12 goals in two games!
Harrison Walker, U18s netminder for the Bradford Bulldogs stepped up over the last couple weeks, but as an outskater, and netted himself 12 (TWELVE) goals in two games against the same opposition!
Goal Pegs…The Saga Continues
Not to jump on the bandwagon – but we discuss the issue of goal pegs…
DoPS hand out Double Suspension to Steelers and Storm
Last week, Steelers player Michael Davies and Storm player Mathieu Gagnon both fell foul of EIHL’s Department of Player Safety after a multifaceted incident!
Fife Assistant Coach hit with 7 Game Ban by DoPS
Meanwhile, Flyers assistant coach Jeff Hutchins was handed a 7 game ban for an incident in Nottingham both after the game and off the ice that involved a water bottle and a swift boot….
Steelers go Another Man Down
Finally, Sheffield saw themselves go another import down for a game this weekend – as Marc-Olliver Vallerand will sit out one game for a questionable hit to the back of the head…but he wasn’t content not to have his say on the matter…
Retaliation for a body check… We get checked… we’re hockey players… its our job.
Wanna protect players. Stop them from using their sticks as wood choppers.
But hey… these are my own personal thoughts.
— Marc O. Vallerand (@VallyTown15) November 5, 2019
Winter Classic Jerseys Revealed
Finally – the NHL 2019 Winter Classic jersey reveals have hit for both Nashville and Dallas– let alone that young Ethan McClean was in Nashville for that reveal!). We have our say on them.
NHL players we’re asked (confidentially of course) a series of hard-hitting questions about whether the league has a ‘charlie’ problem, and if they, like John, are finally over this Gritty thing. Check out their answers!
Scary Hit Sees Sabourin KO’d
Yeah – this one went viral for all the wrong reasons. Never nice to see a guy go down like this, go good to see him leave with the thumbs up.
KHL in the UK – again…really?
Yup, it’s THAT annual rumour doing the rounds again – but considering the source is from the KHL this time, does it add any real weight to it?
AHL Team to go 3 in 3
The San Antonio Rampage will wear three completely different throwback jerseys over three periods in one game to celebrate their anniversary!
Washington Championship Fever Hits Again
The Washington Nationals won the World Series of hitting a ball with a stick last week and they decided to go to the best place in DC to party – wherever Ovi is!
Disney Prepare to Kill More Childhood Memories
That’s right, the beloved Mighty Ducks are getting rebooted into a TV series. Do we need or want it?
It’s that time in the show where we want to share a player, a goal or a game that we thought was outstanding this week and you get to vote!
It was close last time around – with only 4% between first and first loser….but the fans have tied things at the top and took the point!
Check out this week’s nominations and remember to vote via Twitter!
EIHL DoPS – You want entertainment: You Got It!
Considering why he’s not with us this time – we’re pretty sure it would be his wife Amy, but that doesn’t count!
Scratched for non-attendance!
OT returns to round out the podcast this time around, and it was a fun one as Marty asked the guys about the special ones who’ve worn their favourite numbers.
No surprise to see one former Belfast Giant Theoren Fleury top the billing for the number 14, but who’s considered the best to every wear your number? Check it out here.
ABC’s of Hockey