This week Steve talks with his favourite OHL alumni and former Battalion captain Cody Hodgson about his time in junior, his NHL career and the RYR1 gene mutation that forced him to retire.
Meanwhile the guys discuss the Fronts upset win over Ottawa, Sudbury racking up their highest win total since Y2K was a thing and what is it like for ticket holders when you switch buildings mid season?
The guys welcome Niagara IceDogs play by play announcer Steve Clark back to the show as he discusses the recruitment violations handed down by the league this week as well as the IceDogs chances of a long playoff run this spring.
Meanwhile Steve and Brian discuss the sanctions against Niagara, a full slate of crazy games on Family Day Monday and the hot play of many of the top eastern teams as of late.
Love is in the air this week on Fanboys!
-the guys talk about DiPietro's emergency callup and how nervous can an Ottawa team that's up 14 points in the East can be
-Sudbury's won 8 in a row. CAN THEY BE STOPPED?
-Steve for some reason wants to forecast the 2021 Memorial Cup host, because sure
Then it's off to Flint as Steve talks to Firebirds associate coach Darcy Findlay about his time with the club about what it takes coaching a rebuilding club.
We love you
This week Steve chats with the General Manager of the Saginaw Spirit Dave Drinkill as the team prepares for a hopefull long awaited deep playoff run for mid Michigan.
Meanwhile Steve had an...odd experience in Kingston this weekend, the Petes and Gens rivalry kicked back up a notch, and the top four in each conference seems to be separating themselves from the pack.
IT'S SO COOOOOOOOOLD IN THE D
On a very normal episode of Fanboys...
-if 3rd place Saginaw and 5th place Owen Sound fired their coaches, what's your team's excuse?
-who fires a coach in February?
-Winnipeg is a dumb place to stick a WHL team
-tales from stupid Spitfires promotions
-plus Brian's home renovation tips!
Then we talk to RogersTV London's Alain Quevillon about London stuff as part of our 200 hours of community service.
This week Brian takes over the interview duties as he chats with Emma Holmes from the Sarnia Sting as we get an insight on how teams run their social media and game day operations.
Meanwhile the guys discuss the upcoming new arena in Peterborough, the arena problems in Hamilton and Michael DiPietro setting the new league shutout record.
Brian rejoins the podcast! What fun
-Steve talks about Guelph's big trade deadline moves and whether it will be enough to take down London
-did the WWE tip the hand of a possible CHL Network?
-god those awful SpiderKnight jerseys
Then Steve sits down with another big trade deadline winner, IceDogs General Manager Joey Burke to discuss the trade deadline and how Niagara can compete for a spot in Halifax.
Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day!
To say the trades leading up to the 2019 deadline have been crazy is an understatement. Keith Dotson from OHL Pucks & Stripes joins Steve to discuss the long list of trades from this past week. Steve just might have an opinion on the Guelph Storm trades that have already gone down and one big one that may be yet to come.
MERRY CHRISTMAS YOU WONDERFUL OLD BUILDING AND LOAN!
The boys celebrate their upcoming week off from the show by not talking about awful things for one week!
-we pat ourselves on the back for North Bay joining #BagYourBears
-Brian doesn't tease Steve for Guelph trading away talent
-the boys take questions from Twitter
-Frank D'Angelo pops by with cooking tips for the busy man with no time to bake
-a musical performance by Was Not Was
Plus the usual 8 bit tunes and musical interludes!
A wonderfully Merry Christmas to all our listeners, and we'll see you in 2019!
Hooooo boy. Depressing week on Fanboys
-more fallout from Sarnia '03! Will there be a coaching vacancy in Junior C?
-the Petes should just tank the first round of the playoffs to get their new floor done before the 19-20 season
-the boys continue their preachy crusade about bagging teddy bears
-does Ottawa's point streak still count if they lost to a Q team?
-who's dumb enough to buy a seat in the ends during Teddy Bear Toss?
-lol @ Flint's goal differential
Then, to pour salt in Brian's open wound, Steve sits down with Ottawa 67's general manger James Boyd to discuss his career and of course, a 63rd straight week discussing the DiPietro trade.
NEXT WEEK: THE 5TH ANNUAL 8 BIT CHRISTMAS EPISODE