Merry Christmas you filthy animals!
Amid all the Christmas music we annually feature for this episode, listen to Brian complain like never before about Team Canada's roster choices and why he won't be supporting them next week. The boys also discuss the bevy of outdoor games and what it will take to end Sault Ste. Marie's epic winning streak.
Then Steve sits down with Mississauga Steelheads' Assistant TO the General Manager Zac Urback about his role with the team and other non Christmas related stuff.
On behalf of Steve, Brian and our correspondents, a very happy holidays to all of our listeners, and a wonderful 2018.
This week Steve chats with the head coach of the Saginaw Spirit Troy Smith about his career as a player in the OHL and his transition into the world of coaching with stops in Kitchener and Hamilton along the way.
Meanwhile the guys talk Team Canada's camp roster for the world juniors being revealed, Mississauga had the power go out and Steve got so depressed at Guelph losing 10-3 he threw a puppy on the ice.
The OHL's newest beat writer Greg Cowan drops in on the show to talk some Owen Sound Attack hockey this week and what they can do to jump back up to the expectations laid out for them.
Meanwhile Steve bitches about his lack of internet since his move to Guelph while Brian is dumbfounded at the announcement that The Eagles will play a concert to open the Memorial Cup in Regina.
This week Steve welcomes the billet coordinator for the Erie Otters Darcie Chabola as they chat about the unsung heroes of this league who take care of the players who live away from home.
Meanwhile the guys talk parity in the league this season, the Flint/Hamilton trade and Steve has packed up all his jerseys for his move.
This week Steve chats with the play by play voice of the Peterborough Petes Rob Snoek on his career and the Petes start in 2017-18.
Meanwhile Brian is gearing up big time for American Thanksgiving and he also gives his annual PSA on teddy bear toss etiquette.
THIS WEEK ON OHL FANBOYS
-BRIAN VISITS KITCHENER FOR THE FIRST TIME IN SEVEN YEARS
-THAT'S REALLY IT
REMEMBER TO KEEP LISTENING AND SAVE YOU UPC CODES. EVERY PODCAST LISTEN GETS YOU ONE STEP CLOSER TO A FREE KEYCHAIN PENDANT!
Picture yourself. You're 9 years old. It's a dreary November morning. You have to will yourself to school. Mom packed me tuna fish for lunch again? Ugh! Wait. Is it Wednesday? Shit! My book report is due! Crap crap crap! I was supposed to have read Fantastic Mr. Fox by now! Come on, think! It's just a stupid fox on a farm! I got this! Just talk about the dumb fox for five minutes, say you liked the book, take the C- and move on. It'll be fine. They don't call mom and dad for C-, just incompletes. Breathe. Just breathe.
That's this week's Fanboys. The guys didn't attend any games, the Russia series is upon us, and we're all just waiting for shit to get good.
Our guest is good though! Guy Flaming, the host of the longest running junior hockey podcast The Pipeline Show and color commentator for the Edmonton Oil Kings stops by to return the favor for Steve being on over the summer and talk shop.
FYI the show starts getting good about 2 weeks before Christmas
This week on the show Steve chats with the newest video producer for the Mississauga Steelheads Darius Domingues as he tells his story of becoming a fan and transitioning to producer.
Meanwhile the Sting keep winning but this week Steve got some confirmation on Memorial Cup ticket prices going north of $800 so he and Brian talk at length about the effect it will have.
One week after the passing of Gord Downie, the boys play some Hip tunes, talk about the week's hockey, and keep the good vibes rolling.
And since no show with Hip music can't be without Kingston, we talk to Allan Etmanski from YourTV Kingston about his career and connection to The Hip.
Rest in peace Gord
This week the host of the OHL Tonight on YourTV North Bay Clarke Heipel joins the show to talk about the North Bay Battalion's up and down start to the 2017-18 season as well as the falling attendance and past memories of the team.
Meanwhile the guys look back at the week and wonder what world they live in with Sarnia in first and London in last. Also Steve takes an extended outro of the show to check out all the trades on Tuesday.