The gigantic news of Bob Motzko's departure to Minnesota has reawoken the Huskies Hockey Podcast, if only for one proper farewell episode. Travis and Andrew discuss the Motzko move from the SCSU perspective, speculate on Motzko's success in Minneapolis, and brainstorm future directions for the Huskies.
Thanks to all the listeners - we were fortunate to have a small but very dedicated fan base, and we both thank all fans (SCSU and not) who gave us a listen over the last few years!
Summer podcast! We have a guest this week - Jake Baskin (@baskincase), USA Hockey expert, who helps Weldie and Andrew sort through this weekend's NHL Draft, with a particular focus on college players and American-born prospects. Before Jake joins, the two co-hosts talk about recent SCSU recruits Tyler Anderson and Brady Ziemer; they discuss the last of the national college coaching moves; and also comment on Arizona State getting turned down yet again. Jake's segment starts at around the 51:00 mark.
The first summer podcast! Lots to cover from last time. First, Andrew and Weldie discuss Bob Motzko again taking the head coaching job for Team USA at the World Juniors. We then unpack the official 2017-18 St. Cloud State schedule, and throw out our opinions on some new changes to the schedule. A new batch of SCSU recruits, both men's and women's players, are then introduced. The hosts then talk about St. Cloud landing 2018 Hockey Day in Minnesota and speculate on SCSU's level of involvement in the event. We then transition to touching on the national college hockey scene, first recapping the flurry of coaching changes, and then finally commenting on the next round of NCAA Tournament regional sites.
On this final regular-season podcast, Andrew and Weldie discuss Dennis Cholowski's sudden departure from the Huskies and speculate the effect his void leaves for next season. We then review the eventful year for the coaching staff of the Huskies. We then recap the successful Frozen Four, and opine about the next four Frozen Four hosts, which were just announced over the weekend. We then talk about three national coaching moves - Mike Gabinet to UNO, Danton Cole to MSU, and Red Berensen's retirement at Michigan, and use those coaching vacancies to touch on larger-scale issues relevant to the college game.
Lots to discuss on this week's show. First, Andrew and Weldie review the St. Cloud State junior class's season in 2016-17, and preview how they will lead the team as seniors next season. We then give our Frozen Four and Hobey Baker predictions, and then touch on national coaching vacancies. We dive deep into the UND women's program's termination and the possible long-reaching effects it has for NCAA hockey. The NHL's decision to not send players to the 2018 Olympics and its impacts on college hockey is also discussed. And finally, the show wouldn't be complete without a full and in-depth review of WrestleMania 33.
On this week's show, Andrew and Weldie discuss this year's sophomore class for the Huskies, as well as look forward to the non-conference opponents on St. Cloud State's 2017-18 schedule. We then recap the regional weekend and give an early Frozen Four preview. We then take a look at some early NCHC departures, and Andrew has an idea for a new college hockey event. We finish by giving an update of the ongoing US women's national team World Championships boycott.
This week, Andrew and Weldie have a lot to discuss. We first talk about '90s sitcoms, a natural topic for a college hockey podcast. We discuss Jimmy Schuldt's return, and then review this year's freshmen Huskies. We then review the doings of the conference tournaments, and give a review of the action at the Target Center specifically. With the NCAA field set, we give our takes on how well the committee did this year. We then each predict our Frozen Fours. We end the show discussing the US women's national team's protest of the upcoming World Championships and how best to grow the sport.
Alas, it had to happen - St. Cloud State's season is officially over. Andrew and Weldie recap the season-ending defeat to the hands of the UND Fighting Hawks, and we take a look at the weekend and the Huskies' season as a whole. We then preview the NCHC Frozen Faceoff, and Weldie takes a stroll down memory lane reminiscing about his annual trip to the Final Five/Frozen Faceoff. We preview the other conference tourneys and take a look at three new coaching vacancies across the country. Finally, #TheTourney17 - need I say more?
Andrew and Travis return after our last podcast was eaten by a computer gone rogue. But we're back and better than ever!!!! We begin by recapping the Huskies' regular-season-ending split at the hands of Colorado College, and preview the upcoming road playoff series in Grand Forks. We then take a look at the other playoff matchups in the NCHC and nationwide. We then discuss the first firing of the offseason (RPI's Seth Appert) and speculate other possible coaching hot seats across the county. And we touch on the upcoming boys Minnesota state high school tournament and pick some favorite teams to watch.
On this week's show, Weldie and Andrew discuss the Huskies' upcoming series against Denver. Looking through the NCHC standings, we speculate on the most likely matchup for SCSU in the first round of the playoffs. We then give our opinions as to the likely Hobey Baker winner, and finish out the show discussing the current Bracketology struggles.