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Soul on Ice: The Podcast
91 minutes | 2 days ago
Nigel Kirwan and Frantz Jean
Nigel and Frantz are two coaches from the Stanley Cup Champion Tampa Bay Lightning that you probably never heard of. Nigel is the Lightning video coach and Frantz is the goalie coach. They join the show to talk about winning the Stanley Cup and their experiences as coaches of colour. Plus, they explain how the game has changed from when they first started in hockey. Before they join, the boys chop it up about Kwame's Canadian debut of Soul On Ice Past, Present & Future on Sportsnet, Akil shares a gross ritual and Elijah once again shows he's got the gift of how to pick em. https://gooddeedscup.chevrolet.ca Sign up and check out The Regina Rebels U13 team they are doing great work so give them their vote.
81 minutes | 9 days ago
Georges Laraque, Joaquin Gage & Sean Brown
20 years ago Sean Brown, Georges Laraque, Mike Grier, Anson Carter and Joaquin Gage played on the Edmonton Oilers, why is this a big deal? Well it is the first time in NHL history that 5 Black players played on the same team. For them it wasn't a big deal, but the more people started to talk about it, the more they realized how special it all was. This week, 3 of the 5 guys sit down with the boys to talk about that great experience and reminisce about the good old days. Before the conversation, Elijah fills the audience in on some great minor league Canadian hockey news and lets everyone know why he's the sports brain of the team, Kwame answers a question from the audience and Akil is up to his old tricks again.
77 minutes | 16 days ago
The Queens Takeover
We have some queens of the game taking over the podcast. Kelsey Kolzer, Blake Bolden, Saroya Tinker and Sarah Nurse kick Akil, Elijah and Kwame off their own show for a special episode with special guest and Hall Of Fame inductee Angela James. AJ joins the conversation to talk about growing up playing hockey, the disappointment of not making team Canada and the joy of being a mother and coaching young girls of colour. But first Blake, Saroya, Sarah and Kelsey chat it up about how they have been keeping busy, the state of women’s hockey and the joy they have being sisters in the game. Shout out and congrats to Blake Bolden on her first signature hockey stick from Verbero. Pick yours up at: https://www.verbero.com/pages/blake-bolden
81 minutes | 23 days ago
Darren Banks & Peter Worrel
It's our first show of Black History Month and we start it off with two guys who held down what many say is the toughest job in hockey. Darren Banks and Peter Worrel join the conversation with the crew. They provide a great perspective on the future of hockey for minority players. Peter shares some deep stories of bigotry that he felt made him a better person and Darren explains why he loved being a journeyman. Before Darren and Peter, the guys talk shop, P.O Joseph has been killing it and there is a female player that is making a name for herself. Also Elijah our sports guru gives his Super Bowl prediction. For more information about the Pittsburgh Penquins Black History Month celebrations go to: https://www.nhl.com/penguins/news/penguins-announce-weekly-plans-february-black-history-month/c-320856166
78 minutes | a month ago
Al Montoya joins the conversation to speak about his early beginnings as young goalie from Chicago. Al shares stories of growing up as a kid from an immigrant family, plus, he talks about a Goalie fight he once had. Before Al, Akil talks about his first shootout goal as a pro and the boys talk about the upcoming Black History Month. We can't forget to mention Akil and Elijah make their Hip Hop video debut. "Legacy" from the album with the same name, look out for the video released this Friday. To hear the song and album go to: Legacy the LP https://ampl.ink/jEDww
46 minutes | a month ago
The boys are back!! Elijah, Akil and Kwame are back for another season and to start it off they catch up on some straight hockey talk. Elijah demonstrates why one day he will be a GM of an NHL team. Akil reveals that he just started watching Game of Thrones now, a little late Akil.... and Kwame is making up new hockey terms, while Akil and Elijah set him straight. Next week we return with a guest, but for now, enjoy the Old man and the Get Busy Boys
45 minutes | 2 months ago
Best of 2020 - Part 2
2020 has been one crazy year, but we all need to find something we can be grateful for. Akil, Elijah and Kwame are grateful to be able to share their thoughts and be a part of the podcast world each week with great guests. This episode is pt 2 of the year's recap and sharing some special clips from past guests Cabbie, Joel Ward and the NHL commissioner Gary Bettman. The boys also get to talk about World Jr's as well as the new Zale apparel t-shirt available while supplies last so go to zaleapparel.com before these limited edition shirts are gone. PS! The boys are in a new music video coming out soon get ready for it.
38 minutes | 2 months ago
Best of 2020!
2020 has been a hard year for a lot of us but we also have to look at the positive. Kwame, Akil and Elijah want to thank everyone for joining the podcast every week. On this week's episode Kwame gives us a quick look back at some of the highlights of the past year. We'll be back with season 2 soon but for now enjoy some clips from guest like Brian Burke, Evander Kane, Georges Laraque, Sarah Nurse and more. Be sure to also check out the Soul on ice IG page made by Brother B who you can also find on IG @ briandelumpa
87 minutes | 2 months ago
Returning to the show for the season finale is fan favorite Joel Ward here to talk about his new job as assistant coach in the AHL. Wardo also shares some deep thoughts about his time in the NHL and the feeling of being isolated and the hope that the next generation of young players of color is in a place where they don't have to feel that way. But first the boys chop it up and Akil talks about a great new initiative he and his mother are starting with children in Africa. Go to the instagram page: project.ghana.2020
47 minutes | 2 months ago
1v1 with Gary Bettman
Kwame goes one on one to find out a little more about how Gary Bettman became the most powerful man in hockey. Todays 1v1 is all about getting to know Gary Bettman. From his childhood, to attending law school, working at the NBA to now being the Commissioner of the NHL, this conversation with Gary Bettman is an excellent listen!
80 minutes | 3 months ago
Minnesota Wild defenseman and all-around good gy Matt Dumba joins the show this week. Matt talks about about training with Austin Mathews, Anthony Duclair and Connor McDavid. He also shares some of his ideas about growing the game of hockey and his speech during the playoffs that impacted the hockey world. Dumba also has some fashion tips for Akil. Wait did Akil talk greasy to Dumba and is Dumba gonna take it? But first, Jasper Weatherby and Jacob Bernard-Docker talk about the decision to kneel during the nation anthem of their season opener. Get to know some brave young players.
67 minutes | 3 months ago
1v1 with Sarah Nurse, Kianna Scott, Blake Bolden Kelsey Kolzer & Saroya Tinker
This 1v1 with Kwame is a little different because he's not only joined by one but 5 amazing females that are making major moves in the hockey. Sarah Nurse, Kianna Scott, Blake Bolden Kelsey Kolzer and Saroya Tinker join the conversation. These ladies talk about their careers in hockey and the change that is coming. Each of these ladies are proud to be pioneers and it's time for them to share their stories.
92 minutes | 3 months ago
One of the most decorated Hockey broadcasters in the business joins the crew. His new book is called EVERYDAY HOCKEY HEROS and Bob chats with the boys about his first chapter which deals with racism in hockey from the view point of two guys he played with as a kid. They also talk about World Juniors and Bob gives Akil some props on his game winning goal in the World Juniors. But first, Akil is almost done in Germany, Elijah found his tooth and Kwame discusses the fight between Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. and sheds some light on how the fight had a surprising hockey connection. Get 20% Off and Free Shipping with the code SOUL at Manscaped.com. That’s 20% off with free shipping at manscaped.com, and use code SOUL. So when you are thinking of hockey, upgrade your blue line and choose MANSCAPED™ for your most important male grooming needs!
111 minutes | 3 months ago
I bet you think we wouldn't be able to get Burkie to do a top 5 song list huh? Well, we did. Brian Burke aka Burkie joins the show today to speak about his new book Burke's Law which is available right now. From his early days playing hard nose hockey in Minnesota to moving up the ranks in the NHL, Brian shares some great stories and a side of himself rarely seen. He also shares some of the do's and dont's for any player hoping to make it into the NHL. And Yes!!!! We got his top 5 Hype songs and they are heavy. Before the interview with Brian, the boys switch it up a bit and joining the guys are Akil's roommates in Germany, Adan Dudas (who Kwame thinks is Jamaican) and Jacob Ingham. Together these 3 LA Kings prospects have a blast spilling each other's secrets as roommates. It's all in good fun boys. Get 20% Off and Free Shipping with the code SOUL at Manscaped.com The Perfect Package 3.0 comes with the new and improved Lawn Mower™ waterproof, cordless body trimmer, performance boxer briefs that I am wearing right now as we record the show, and a Travel Bag for you to use when we’re done quarantining.
98 minutes | 3 months ago
November is Hockey fights Cancer Month and this week's episode is dedicated to the warriors we have lost to this battle, including Pat Burns, Bryan Murray, Ed Snider, Dale Hawerchuk and Trudy Daley just to name a few. We also celebrate those who have fought this terrible disease. Eddie Olczyk joins us to talk about his early career in hockey, being apart of the Stanley Cup Champion 1994 New York Rangers, and his journey battling stage 3 colon cancer. He shares his inspirational story for all to hear and learn from. Joining Eddie is his Oncologist Dr Mary Mulcahy. She joins the conversation to share key information on how we can all stay on top of our health. Before Edzo, Owen Brady joins the crew. Brady is a young man who fought to overcome cancer and get back on the ice despite the Doctors saying he would never play again. Remember to get 20% off and free shipping from manscaped.com using the promo code SOUL for the Perfect Package 3.0 kit built for every man and his grooming needs.
90 minutes | 4 months ago
This week's guest is a special one for the boys, he has impacted both of them in one way or another. Two-time Stanley Cup winner Trevor Daley joins the show to talk about his involvement in the HDA (Hockey Diversity Alliance) growing up in Toronto and the lessons he learned from his mother Trudy Daley (Rest in Peace). Akil and Trevor share great stories of how they are and have been connected, and we also find out what is next for him in retirement. Trevor also shares how great it was to win two Stanley Cups and we find out if he knew if Sidney Crosby was going to hand him the cup first. But first someone forgot Kwame’s birthday, and Kwame talks one on one with Coach Rock from DC Mamba in Washington DC The Washington Capitals just announced Breaking The Ice, a new program designed to introduce first-time hockey players to the game at home, featuring an instructional video series led by the Black-owned non-profit Dc Mamba. Through Breaking The Ice, conducted in partnership with the NHL, NHLPA and Franklin Sports, the Capitals will provide a low-cost street hockey equipment set to program registrants. The program is designed for kids ages fourteen and younger. Coach Rock joins the podcast to speak more about the program and all you’ll need to know about it. For more information check them out here. Instagram- @thecityofmamba @rockrahim19 Facebook- Dc Mamba Twitter- @thecityofmamba Website- thecityofmamba.org
111 minutes | 4 months ago
He is never short for words, he is never short on stories and on this episode he doesn't disappoint. Joining the crew is one of the toughest, most loveable guys to have the role of enforcer in the NHL. Big Georges Laraque is in the house and he shares some great stories. Coming from humble beginnings in Montreal, Canada, his parents said if you want to play hockey you are on your own... he was 7 years old and he had something to prove to his parents and to the people in the stands who called him the N word, which drove his parents out to the arena. He also shares some great stories about meeting Rappers and having a blast playing in Edmonton for the Oilers as well as for the first time speaking about the Sean Avery incident. Get 20% Off and Free Shipping with the code SOUL at Manscaped.com. That’s 20% off with free shipping at manscaped.com, and use code SOUL. So when you are thinking of hockey, upgrade your blue line and choose MANSCAPED™ for your most important male grooming needs!
88 minutes | 4 months ago
JT brown joins the show once again to speak about the gaming world and how he has been doing since the NHL pause. JT is a free-agent and he fills us in on his future hopes and talks about what it takes to be a great teammate and speaking up on social justice issues. Kwame also shares his Biggie Smalls encounter, but with no photo do we think the story in legit, you decide. Before JT, Akil gives us an update rom Germany and man oh man is he looking big in his new uniform. We also want to welcome MANSCAPED to the SOUL family, they are offering a great deal on their Perfect package 3.0 travel kit, use the promo code SOUL when you go to MANSCAPED.com for 20% off, plus free shipping. Great gift for the holiday season coming up. Keep the boys fresh with MANSCAPED. Learn more at MANSCAPED.com
59 minutes | 4 months ago
Quinton Byfield became the highest drafted black athlete in the history of the NHL. QB is what they call him and he joins the crew to talk about draft day, bowties, video games and what it means too potentially be called a King. Q and Akil also share some interesting facts behind being drafted and their shared nervous experience during their draft interview. Before Byfield, Akil and Elijah once again start talking trash because EA Sports NHL 21 is out and the fight for who is best is up for grabs. Will Kwame join in? That would mean changing consoles... Kwame will keep you posted.
46 minutes | 4 months ago
1v1 with Willie O'Ree
What can we say about today’s 1v1 guest? He was the first black athlete to play in the NHL, he’s been an ambassador for the NHL for the past 30 years, he was just inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame, he’s been in two documentaries and has just released his book "Willie". Kwame goes 1v1 with icon Willie O’Ree. Wille talks about his parents and his two siblings who helped shaped his life. He also talks about his relationship with commissioner Gary Bettman and all the lives he’s been able to touch. He just turned 85 years young so learn something new about Willie O’Ree.
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