Head Coach Drake Berehowsky talks about his Orlando Solar Bears in the new year and recaps the season to date. Steven Stamkos and Nikita Kucherov were named to the Atlantic Division All Star Team for the upcoming NHL All Star activities in San Jose and Kuch is the NHL’s 1st Star for the Month of December. The NHL announced the outdoor games for next season, as well as the All-Star Rosters for this year’s game, but one Superstar opts not to go!
Head Coach Drake Berehowsky joins Hockey Now after the Solar Bears 2-1 loss to the Greenville Swamp Rabbits in their first game of the New Year! Coach Berehowsky shares his thoughts on the slow start to the Calendar Year, and comments on the AHL players who have played in the Bears uniform from both Syracuse and San Jose. Also, Drake gives Solar Bears fans a glimpse into what to look for from their newest assignee from Syracuse, Olivier Archambault.
Steven Stamkos and Nikita Kucherov were named to the Atlantic Division All Star Team for the upcoming NHL All Star activities in San Jose, but who else from the team could have been named?! Bryan and Bacon discuss the players who were snubbed, and cover Kuch being named the NHL’s 1st Star for the Month of December. Is there something negative to be pointed out in the Lightning at this time?
The NHL announced the outdoor games for next season, and because Bryan has no problems rubbing salt in the open wound of Bacon, they discuss the recent Winter Classic, which the Chicago Blackhawks lost to the Boston Bruins. The Executive office of the Dallas Stars had some colorful choice words for some of their players, and the NHL also announced the All-Star Rosters for this year’s game, but one Superstar opts not to go! Find out who!
Goaltender Martin Ouellette joins to talk about his career and his time with the Orlando Solar Bears. The Tampa Bay Lightning have won 7 in a row…and oh…they’re getting their All-Star Goaltender back. Jonathan Toews gets his 700th point in the NHL, and Bacon gets his time to talk Hawks. And then there’s Weezer at the Winter Classic, but Bryan isn’t happy about it.
Martin Ouellette, goaltender with the Orlando Solar Bears, returns to the team after being called up to Syracuse and gets his 100th pro win! Marty joins Bryan and Bacon to talk about reaching career milestones, his reasoning to opt for playing College Hockey over Juniors in Canada, and he also shares some insight into his last season in Florida, one where he played in Game 7 of the Kelly Cup Finals.
What’s there to say about the Tampa Bay Lightning? They’re big and strong, have won 7 in a row…and oh…they’re getting their All-Star Goaltender back. Bryan and Bacon discuss what’s next for the team and what the effect of Andrei Vasilevskiy returning has. Louie Domingue was the NHL’s 2nd star of the week and there is NO discussion about the New York Rangers visit to Tampa recently.
Jonathan Toews gets his 700th point in the NHL, and we’ll celebrate by digging deep into the fanhood of our own Bacon. Which of his beloved Blackhawks is more important in his eyes, Toews or Kane? Weezer has been selected as the entertainment at the Winter Classic on New Years Day. Bryan isn’t happy with this decision. The St. Louis Blues, Edmonton Oilers and much more!
Orlando Solar Bears Head Coach Drake Berehowsky talks about naming Mike Monfredo as team Captain and the effect Brady Shaw and Curt Gogol have on the team. The Tampa Bay Lightning are enjoying a 4-0 record since our last show, and the key to the Lightning success! The NHL announced expansion to Seattle, bringing the league to 32 teams. What the rivalry situation will be for the divisions after re-configuring, William Nylander and Maple Leafs, Forbes, Quick hits, and more!
Orlando Solar Bears Head Coach Drake Berehowsky joins Bryan and Bacon to discuss the naming of Mike Monfredo as team Captain and the effect Brady Shaw and Curt Gogol have on the team. Berehowsky also comments on the amount of penalty minutes the team has, and welcoming of the contributions of the assigned players from Syracuse both on and off the ice. The Coach also shares his thoughts on the NHL’s expansion into Seattle.
Photo courtesy of the Orlando Solar Bears.