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Utah Puck Report
55 minutes | Nov 24, 2022
Coach Kevan Guy on playing for the Calgary Flames and his time with the Golden Eagles
Coach Kevan Guy (Head coach for the Utah Junior Grizzlies 18U Travel team) joins Jay Stevens and Gary Michaels this week to talk about growing up in Edmonton Alberta where he dreamed about playing professional hockey, finding his role in Junior Hockey in the Western Hockey League, and getting drafted by the Calgary Flames in the 4th round. Then we talk about how conditioning in the sport has evolved over the years, Kevan's reaction to being sent to Salt Lake City to play for the Golden Eagles, and some amazing stories from Kevan's time with the Golden Eagles. Kevan also talks about the injury that ended his professional career and how we can make hockey better for the youth in Utah. To learn more about Kevan and the Utah Junior Grizzlies, you can visit the official website here: https://www.utahjuniorgrizzlies.com/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
47 minutes | Nov 2, 2022
Casey Ruff on the keys to developing healthy athletes and promoting longevity in fitness
Casey Ruff (Boundless Body) joins Jay Stevens this week to talk about Casey and his wife's decision to develop Boundless Body after the pandemic impacted their work lives, why it's so important to continuously hone your craft to get the most out of your profession, and the best age range to introduce working out to our youth. Casey also shares why a properly built workout program is essential to help prevent injuries while working out, why aiming for a certain caloric value every day can be misleading, and whether you should be taking supplements or not. Then we talk about the process of finding a fitness trainer and some key considerations that should be addressed for female athletes when starting their fitness journey. To learn more about Casey and Boundless Body, you can visit https://www.myboundlessbody.com/ or you can find him on Instagram. You can also listen to the Boundless Body Radio podcast here: https://www.myboundlessbody.com/podcast-1 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
45 minutes | Oct 26, 2022
Dr. Leslie Podlog on the psychological effects that injuries have on athletes
Please join us for this week's edition of the Utah Puck report with legendary cohost Tegan Stevens as we welcome Dr. Leslie Podlog to the podcast. Dr. Podlog brings a wealth of knowledge to the show. He has numerous publications in his field on the psychological effects that injuries have on athletes. Dr. Podlog gives advice on how athletes can come back from injury and be ready to perform at a high level not only physically, but mentally as well. We also discuss how to be a better teammate and coach to an injured player, the advantages and disadvantages of two types of motivation, and how to avoid burnout. If you want to hear more from Dr. Podlog check out his podcast on youtube titled, "Mettle Minds," while we eagerly await his book to be published. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
49 minutes | Oct 14, 2022
Jared Youngman on the Utah Grizzlies' success, the Mason Mannek trade, and supporting local hockey
Jared Youngman (Vice President of the Utah Grizzlies) joins the show to talk about the team's success last year, Mason Mannek's decision to forgo playing in Cincinnati following his trade from the Grizzlies, and where the Grizzlies fit in the ever-evolving landscape of the AHL. Then we talk about some of the lineup changes coming into the season and why it's so important to support local hockey in order for the product to get better. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
45 minutes | Sep 26, 2022
Chris Billeter on the state of local officiating, getting into adult hockey, and the unfortunate passing of Lyle Bradley
We're back for season 5 and in the season premiere episode, Chris Billeter (Program Coordinator for Salt Lake County Hockey) joins Jay Stevens and Evan Stoflet (Coach of the Wasatch Renegades) to talk about his experience with seeing hockey evolve in Utah since his time playing growing up, why finding officials has become scarce throughout the state, and what newcomers should know before signing up for a local men's league. Chris also shares how to easily get into youth and adult hockey these days, the unfortunate passing of legendary Salt Lake Golden Eagle, Lyle Bradley, and his impact on the sport in Utah. You can get involved in Utah hockey by clicking the link here: https://slco.org/hockey/youth/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
26 minutes | Apr 15, 2022
Ryan Kinasewich on the Grizzlies' success and the Utah and Idaho rivalry
In today's episode, Jay and Gary sit down with Utah Grizzlies head coach Ryan Kinasewich and talk about this season's record-setting team. They talk about building a team and handling expectations for playing time while supporting the parent club. The trio then talks about the rivalry between Utah and Idaho and how this weekend's series against the steelheads help the Grizzlies get ready for playoffs. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
26 minutes | Mar 17, 2022
Brady Devries on his fifteen minutes of fame with the Utah Grizzlies
Imagine going home from college and getting a call from your hometown professional hockey team. They need a goalie, and as luck would have it, you're the only one in town. In this episode Jay and Gary interview Brady Devries, the club college goalie that received a call from the Utah Grizzlies to play against his hometown team the Rapid City Rush. The trio talks about the pressure leading up to the game and breaks down what happened during the game. They also talk about the craziness that happens after getting your 15 minutes of fame. Jay, of course, manages to bring up his 15 minutes of fame and talks about the fallout from that. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
36 minutes | Jan 26, 2022
Coach Joe Pfleegor on the development of junior hockey in Vernal and coaching during the pandemic
In this episode, Jay sits down with Vernal Oilers coach Joe Pfleegor. The two talk about the development of junior A hockey in Vernal, a challenging 10 game road trip in the midst of a pandemic, and different coaching philosophies. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
26 minutes | Jan 21, 2022
Garrett Metcalf on why it's so important to make the most of every opportunity
In this episode, Jay talks to former Utah Grizzlies and current Lehigh Valley Phantoms goalie Garrett Metcalf. The two talk about what it’s like to be the third man out on a team due to NHL contracts, getting called up to the AHL, and making the most of your opportunities. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
44 minutes | Jan 10, 2022
The state of refereeing with Ben Wilner and Mike Vuich
In this episode, Jay Stevens talks with local hockey officials Ben Wilner and Mike Vuich about the current ref shortage and the uptick in verbal, as well as physical abuse of officials by men's league players. The panel also talks about why they became referees, the benefits, and what can be done to recruit and keep officials. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
18 minutes | Oct 26, 2021
Ryan Kinasewich on becoming the new Utah Grizzlies HC
On today's episode of the Utah Puck Report, Jay Stevens is joined by Utah Grizzlies Head Coach Ryan Kinasewich. We talk about Coach Kinasewich becoming the new head coach of the Grizzlies, their mindset when they begin to build a team, and some of the different places where he looks for players. Lastly, we dive into the depth the Grizzlies have in net this season. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
21 minutes | Sep 29, 2021
Luc Robitaille on Frozen Fury in SLC, Trevor Lewis' time with the Kings, and what it takes to win it all
In this week's episode, Jay is joined by Luc Robitaille (LA Kings - President) to talk about being a 9th round pick, the mentality he gained because of being drafted later in the draft, Trevor Lewis's time with the Kings, and why he was so valuable to the team on and off the ice. Then Luc shares his experiences winning the Stanley Cup as a player compared to being in management and why timing and team composition are so crucial to winning the championship. We also talk about Luc's final game against the San Jose Sharks, why preseason games are becoming more popular, and the upcoming Frozen Fury Preseason Game in Salt Lake City. For tickets to the upcoming Frozen Fury game, you can visit Vivint's website here: https://www.vivintarena.com/events/frozen-fury-la-kings-vs-vegas-golden-knights/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
56 minutes | Jul 30, 2021
Why local hockey shops are so important to the Utah community with Alan Greenberg and Cory Lingelbach
In this week's episode, Jay is joined by Cory Lingelbach (HockeyStopZ) and Alan Greenberg (Cottonwood Hockey Shop Call) to talk about the state of local hockey shops in Utah, how the experience is going to be different when buying gear from specialized shops, and some of the struggles that come with bringing in bigger name brands. Then we talk about why it's so valuable to build up loyal relationships within the Utah hockey community, how impactful refining your skates can be to your game, and the benefits that can come with experimenting with different gear. Lastly, we play a game of what are the hottest items in the store and what is actually the best. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
48 minutes | May 28, 2021
Chasing the dream and getting ice time with Nick Halloran and Evan Stoflet
In today’s episode, Jay and Gary are joined by LA Kings prospect Nick Halloran and West Coast Renegades coach and director Evan Stoflet. The group talks about Nicks' season in the AHL and the difficulties of getting ice time as an undrafted player. The group also tackles the discussion of staying home and playing tier 1 hockey or leaving home to pursue the dream. The panel also talks about the Utah Grizzlies playing in front of full capacity crowds for playoffs and dropping the mask requirement. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
49 minutes | Apr 12, 2021
Local legend Buzz Burns on influencing generations of hockey players
Today, Jay and Gary get to talk with local legend Buzz Burns and his family. They talk about Buzz's early days in Minnesota and find out how he influenced two generations of hockey players in his own family. Larry Burns talks about being part of the first group of players from Utah to play in the USHL. Blake Burns prepares the 4th generation of Burns to hit the ice.They also get a chance to catch up with University of Utah Women's Hockey team captain Brooke Burns and what she and the program are looking forward to next season. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
40 minutes | Apr 2, 2021
Jeff Levy reminisces about hockey in Utah during the 80s and the modern development process for young goalies
Today, Jay sits down with former NHL draft pick and Highland High alum Jeff Levy. The two goalies talk about how Jeff got into hockey and what the environment was like in Utah in the late 80s. Jeff also talks about the development process for young goalies in the area including his son, Hank. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
60 minutes | Nov 16, 2020
Michael Hunt and Kelly Askew talk all things equipment and the underrated aspects of roller hockey
Jay and frequent co-host and former professional hockey player Evan Stoflet are joined by In-Line hockey legend Michael Hunt and former Long Beach Ice Dog and San Diego Gull Kelly Askew. The four discuss online hockey, what it’s like to be an equipment rep trying to get products into the NHL and retail hands. They also talk about using roller hockey as cross-training for ice hockey. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
36 minutes | Nov 9, 2020
Evan Stoflet on OHL's plan on returning to play and where Trevor Lewis will play this season
Today Jay and Gary are joined by former Grizzlies player Evan Stoflet. They talk about the OHL's plan on returning to play without checking, youth, and adult leagues in Utah. They also do their best at guessing where Trevor Lewis will play this upcoming season. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
41 minutes | Oct 15, 2020
NHL Playoffs, Trevor Lewis's future, and staying ready for whatever comes next
In the first episode of season 3, Jay and Gary join Utah Grizzlies Assistant Coach Ryan Kinasewich, Ontario Reign Forward Nick Halloran, and Portland Winterhawks Forward Mason Mannek. The group talks about the NHL playoffs, speculate on Trevor Lewis's future. They also discuss their individual leagues, start dates, and how they are staying in a constant state of readiness for whatever comes next. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
19 minutes | Aug 3, 2020
AHL updates, 2020 Hungry 4 Hockey Charity Event, and Jay's 6th job
In this episode, Jay Stevens chats with Ryan Tall (San Diego Gulls Equipment Manager) and former Viewmont Hockey Rigg Zeidler about the AHL and plans to get back to playing. We also learn about their cool 2020 Hungry 4 Hockey Charity Event. We also find out that Jay Stevens has a 6th job. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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