On a very special episode of OHL Fanboys....
-Saginaw, a team in 2nd place in their division, fired their coach, because reasons?
-Niagara emptied the cupboards for a run
-who the hell leaves an NCAA scholarship to go to Barrie?
-Steve chooses a small but devoted podcast audience to publicly come out as bisexual
And with that, we welcome Brock McGillis, a former OHL player who reveals his struggles with his playing days in the league as a gay athlete and what he's doing now to help change the hockey culture into a more accepting environment.
HAPPY AMERICAN THANKSGIVING!!!
This week Steve chats with the Head Coach of the Kitchener Rangers, former NHL & OHL defenceman Jay McKee. They discuss his long playing career, the transition to coaching and how the Rangers have fared through their first 20 games of the 2018-19 season.
Meanwhile Brian had a sweet thrift store find this weekend before gloating about the Spits 8 round shootout win over Guelph. The guys don't care about OHL vs Russia and the Flint Firebirds are finally in the win column!
We had a guest we swear but then they stopped returning our messages so its just Steve and Brian this week.
Fear not Brian is back from his California vacation and the guys discuss the OHL's public plea to Doug Ford, the crazy amount of draft picks Ottawa holds and now we have a pool going on when will Flint win their first game?
Send us your predictions!
The Ottawa 67's lead the OHL so Steve chats with the colour analyst for the 67's on Rogers TV Colin Zappia to discuss Ottawa's hot start.
Meanwhile Brian is on vacation in Los Angeles so Keith Dotson joins Steve to talk Flint's horrible start, just what teams can afford to buy and who has to sell as well as league parity thus far with only a few teams under .500
This week we get a look into the life of a equipment manager and all the things they go through as Steve talks with the equipment manager of the Barrie Colts Clayton Johns
Meanwhile the guys discuss the Sportsnet schedule, Flint's new coach, a rumour about new CHL jerseys in 2019 and much more.
This week the show welcomes a man of many hats Mike Commito who is the official historian of the Sudbury Wolves and is the author of a new book Hockey 365.
Meanwhile Steve is happy that the Storm beat London, Brian doesn't like the Ottawa 67's wearing Redblack jerseys and they go in depth about Flint's 0-9 start.
This week Steve chats with the new Assistant Coach of the Flint Firebirds Garrett Rutledge to discuss the teams 0-6 start and rebuilding the franchise from the ground up after the move from Plymouth.
Meanwhile the boys discuss the new Memorial Cup sponsor and host for 2020, Stan Butler temporarily stepping down due to health issues, oh and Brian doesn't poop at the WFCU Centre.
Steve is on assignment so Darius Domingues joins Brian to discuss their teams home openers, student ticket prices and diving deeper into how to broadcast the OHL.
Meanwhile Steve is overseas as he talks with an unlikely OHL fan and writer, a native of the United Kingdom Caitlin Berry who is part of the new group of writers called the OHL Collective.
EPISODE DEUX EST EN DIRECT!
Steve et Kevin se rendent au nord du Québec pour découvrir la vie dans les communautés de hockey junior telles que Chicoutimi, Acadie-Bathurst et Rimouski.
Là, Steve s'assoit avec Dave Ainsley, les Saguenéens battent l’écrivain du Daily et du Progrès-Dimanche, ainsi que Baie-Comeau qui joue avec Michel Morissette et le diffuseur de Rimouski Michel Germain, s’entretenant avec un gars qui ne parle pas un mot français.
Si vous utilisez Google Translate, nous vous promettons de revenir la semaine prochaine en parlant anglais en discutant de conneries stupides comme les prix des hot-dogs et le score utilisé par Shaw.
WE MISSED YOU TOO!!!!!
Hockey is BACK y'all, and Steve and Brian waste no time getting you caught up on everything that happened this summer, from tv deals to deaths to personal stories.
Then to keep the super long episode long, Steve and perennial first episode guest Neate Sager preview all 20 OHL teams to see who'll be flying out east in May for a shot at the Memorial Cup!
One down, thirty nine episodes to go!