The Face-Off Spot with Adam LarsonAug 24, 2023
Michael Tatum and Wayne Johns
This week we welcome to the show, from the Mansfield Barracudas, Michael Tatum and Wayne Johns. We discussed the upcoming season as well as hearing Michael's history with hockey.
This week we welcome back Matt Houk and discuss what it takes to create a positive culture within your organization.
Mike Salekin is back
This week we welcome back to the show Mike Salekin
This week we welcome Elizabeth Spoon from Wilkes University Hockey to the show. We discuss women's hockey and all about her experiences learning to drive the Zamboni among other things.
This week we welcome the Operations Manager of the Comerica Center Jason Piche
This week we welcome Derek Tillemans from the United Heroes League.
This week we welcome Casey Murdough, the Director of Ice Operations for Centene Community Ice Center
This week we welcome Don Schlupp from Canadian Ice Training and Resurfice.
This week we welcome Chris Ardito, Asst. Coach of Union College Women's Hockey.
Smokey Flemming and Sabrina Slater
This week we welcome Smokey Flemming and Sabrina Slater
This week we welcome to the show Owner and Head coach of the Twin City Thunder, Dan Hodge
This week we welcome former pro and Oil Kings coach, Chris Simms.
This week we welcome Paul Vincent Jr. from Paul Vincent Hockey
This week we welcome former NHLer, Graeme Townshend.
This week we welcome former pro and Shoresy actor, Jon Mirasty.
This week we welcome Hockey Director for the Tulsa Junior Oilers, Klage Kaebel.
This week we welcome Irving native and former professional goaltender David Mckee.
Danny Heath, Project Hockey
This week we welcome Danny Heath from Project Hockey
Garry Unger, Part 2
This week we welcome back NHL great Garry Unger.
This week we welcome former Hobey Baker finalist, Dallas Stars draft pick and Texas native, Austin Smith.
In this episode, Brad Lukowich discussed his early life and journey to the NHL. He talked about growing up in Canada and how he started playing hockey at a young age. He also discussed his journey to the NHL, including his time in the minors and how he eventually made it to the NHL.
Brad also discussed his experiences playing for different teams in the NHL, including the Dallas Stars, where he won a Stanley Cup in 1999, and the Tampa Bay Lightning, where he won another Stanley Cup in 2004. He talked about the different cultures and locker rooms he was a part of, and how the veterans on those teams helped guide him in his early years in the league. He also talked about playing for coach John Tortorella and how his intense passion and intensity helped create a winning culture for the Lightning.
Brad also discussed the disappointment of not getting his name on the Stanley Cup in 1999, despite playing in all three rounds of the playoffs. He talked about the current rules for engraving the Cup and how it doesn't necessarily reflect the players who were truly a part of the team throughout the playoffs. Despite this, Brad is proud of his accomplishments in the NHL and the memories he created with his teammates and coaches.
This week we welcome, Tournament Director, Marc Tushnet.
This week we welcome DFW Native, Buffalo Sabres draft pick Colin Jacobs.
This week we welcome to the show Dallas Stars mascot coordinator Nathan Sidey
This week we welcome Dallas Stars Elite Assistant/ goalie coach Konstantin Kovalenko
This week we welcome former Oklahoma Blazers goalie Sean Connors.
This week we welcome former pro and host of the Chirp Podcast, Donnie Margettie to chat about hockey and coaching.
This week we welcome MSU Alum and Head Coach of the OSU Hockey team, Derek Smith.
This week we welcome Nick Moroch or as he is known to the DFW area, the #Bang Fan from Dallas Stars games.
This week we talk to Texas Heat, Tigers, and Stars Elite Head Coach Mike Salekin
This week on the show we welcome Kyle Froese, we talk about growing up surrounded by ice, transitioning from the college game to pro, pursuing through injuries, and coaching after your hockey career.
This week we welcome to the show Cameron Steen as usual we chat about hockey and coaching
Aaron Gens, Assistant Coach - Allen Americans
This week we welcome Allan American's assistant coach Aaron Gens.
Ryan Pfeiffer, Round 2
This week we welcome back to the show Ryan Pfeiffer and discuss all areas around coaching.
Tom WInkler, Asst. Coach, Lindenwood University
This week we welcome Tom Winkler, an Assistant Coach at Lindenwood University, we talk about his time playing hockey and coaching at the university level
This week we welcome Gio Flamminio, we discuss his professional hockey career, the mental aspects of playing hockey, and struggles with addiction.
This week we welcome Dave Loverock. Dave is the vice president of Jet Ice which is the paint that the NHL uses. We talked about how he and his partner Doug started the business, advancements in painting technology, and how the rink industry works.
It's our 100th Episode! This week we welcome former professional hockey player, ministry leader, and all-around great guy Gary Steffes.
Bedlam on Ice
This week we welcome Jacob Thompson from OSU Hockey Club, and Ethan McKinley of the OU Hockey Club to chat about Bedlam on Ice.
Cam MacDonald, Iserlohn Roosters
This week we welcome the goalie coach for Iserlohn Roosters Cam MacDonald.
This week we welcome to the show Paul Fioroni
Howie Sieplinga from Howie's Hockey
This week we welcome CEO of Howies Hockey, Howie Sieplinga
This week we welcome former Tulsa Oiler Goalie, Ian Keserich.
Scott Allen, Head Coach - Hershey Bears
This week Adam is joined by Scott Allen, the head coach of the AHL's Hershey Bears. They talk about getting into hockey and coaching, Scott's philosophy in coaching, and touch on some cool stories from his career.
This week we welcome former pro Luc Beausoleil, we talk about his hockey start and professional career.
This week we talk to Chip Excell, we discuss becoming a pro referee and his recent motorcycle accident where he lost his leg.
Derek Toninato, Coach - DJHA Penguins and Dallas Stars Elite
This week we welcome Derek Toninato, coach of the DJHA Penguins and Dallas Stars Elite, to the show.
Rod Branch - Tulsa Oilers
This week we welcome the CHL, all-time leader in shutouts Rod Branch from the Tulsa Oilers.
This week we welcome to the show Thomas Hodges the Dallas Stars' emergency backup goalie. We talk about his career and what it's like to get the call to play in an NHL game.