Another bucket list guest is checkmarked as the Fanboys finally welcome OHL/CHL Director of Communications Paul Krotz to give us an inner working of what it takes to pull off a Memorial Cup and his experience being the media voice of the best junior hockey league in the world.
Then the Fanboys break down the semifinal with Seattle Thunderbirds color analyst Tim Pigulski and Mississauga Steelheads color analyst Tyson Geick and give a quick preview of the first all-OHL Memorial Cup Final in 24 years.
Stay tuned Sunday for the season finale, and thank you for tuning into OHL Fanboys
Even the pounding rain can't stop the boys from continuing their tailgate for a sixth straight day!
Join Steve as he welcomes both the President and GM of the Saint John Sea Dogs, Mr. Trevor Georgie, and the Erie Otters fill-in color analyst Steve Fitzsimmons for some talk about the tournament, tailgating, and ECW?
Then the postgame sees Brian struggle to keep his composure as AM800 CKLW's Manny Pavia and OHL Pucks and Stripes' Keith Dotson run down the Windsor Spitfires running the table in the round robin to book their berth in their fourth Memorial Cup Final.
What a time to be alive!
It's a JAM PACKED episode of The OHL Fanboys Memorial Cup Tailgate! How jam packed?
We've got the play by play voice of the Erie Otters, Aaron Cooney!
We've got the official photographer of the OHL, Aaron Bell!
We've got Aaron...err Jamie Tozer from Station Nation!
Then we've got Aaron Cooney again for postgame wrap!
After three years, it's finally happened. The boys sit down and talk with the OHL Commissioner and CHL President David E. Branch about a host of topics, including a CHL Network, playoff restructuring, and just who else bid against Windsor for the 2017 Memorial Cup!
Not to be left in the shadows, the boys wrap up the highest scoring game in Memorial Cup history with the Seattle crew of Thom Buening, Tim Pigulski and Andy Eide and wonder if the Thunderbirds can punch their ticket to Friday's semifinal.
Without a doubt our biggest show ever. We hope you enjoy.
The boys continue their tailgating extravaganza with old friend Ian Colpitts talking about the fan breakfast, Mike Turnbull tells us how much goes into pulling off an epic tailgate, and then the boys are joined by the voice of the Saint John Sea Dogs, Mr. Tim Roszell to discuss the Spitfires' dismantling of the Seattle Thunderbirds and how tricky it is to call a hockey game from the catacombs.
On a sidenote, a job well done by the Junior Hockey Junkies raising $10,600 to two deserving charities at the fan breakfast. Brian won a skate!
Hey, we're back with a more acceptable sounding episode!
The boys continue their tailgate tour by reuniting the broadcast crew of the Spitfires championship years, WE-TV's Domenic Papa and Bill Kelso. They discuss the Spitfires win and how they view the event after opening night.
Then Steve and Brian recap the Otters-Thunderbirds game as Brian rubs it in that Guelph is the last OHL team to lose at the Memorial Cup. Because it's true. Guelph. Heh.
Folks, we apologize, but the quality of this episode is awful. It's totally cool to skip this episode and wait until tomorrow. We're sorry, and from here on in it's only audio.
But for those who are gutting it out, we have for you the people from the Junior Hockey Junkies, Julie Kingsbury, Bubba and Kim "Santa" Thomas. We talk about the fan breakfast and the history of the best traveled fans in junior hockey.
Then Steve, Brian and new Fanboy Joey Battaino dissect the shocking 3-2 Spitfires win over the reigning QMJHL champion Sea Dogs.
On the final playoff episode of OHL Fanboys, the boys go to the Chocolate Centre in Mississauga to talk to the Mississauga Steelheads on ROGERStv crew, Kyle Liberto, Aly Munro and Tyson Geick about their possible final broadcast, being broadcasters in an uncertain media time, and what may come next.
Then the boys and senior OHL correspondent Neate Sager break down Game 4, the likely coronation of the Erie Otters as OHL champions after 15 years, and just what it's going to take to regularly put butts in the seats at Hershey.
All the best to our friends with the ROGERStv crew. Better days ahead
What was supposed to be a happy two weeks turns sour as the boys learn of the demise of RogersTV Mississauga, and with that the end of Steelheads broadcasts, right in time for the OHL Championship Series. The boys try to figure out what will happen for the finals, who will call the games, and just what the hell the future holds for public broadcasts of junior hockey.
Don't worry, the boys also talk about the Finals, Memorial Cup ticket sales, and their plans to attend Game 4.
Then Steve chats with Hockey Prospect's head scout Ryan Yessie about the season, the upcoming final, and a whole lot more.
God speed Kyle, Matt, Tyson and Aly.
And then there were three!
The boys reflect on Mississauga becoming king of the dumpster fire that was the 2017 Eastern Conference and their title celebration and give their thoughts on the halfway point of the deadlocked West final.
Then Steve welcomes John Morris from RogersTV Owen Sound to discuss the Attack's playoff run and whether we'll be partying like it's 2011.
Also, DART GUY IS HERE~!