Firstly, I spoke to Lumberjacks center and University of Maine recruit Ryan Lomberg (4 G, 5 A) about his first USHL season and how he feels he's gotten better in the last three months:
Then, on JackSixty presented by Cinema Carousel, Minnesota native and future Michigan Tech Husky Tyler Heinonen broke down his adjustment to the league and what he likes the most about playing in Muskegon:
Assistant Coach Steve Palmer jumped on the show for the first time as well, discussing how his experience playing pro hockey in Europe has shaped him, and how he goes about recruiting future Lumberjacks:
Goalie John Keeney closed out the show with talk of his upbringing in southern California and what he's learned from his three years in the USHL:
And, from the Jacks' home game with Omaha last Saturday, radio replays of Travis Belohrad extending his point streak to five and first goals for Mike McNicholas and Alex Smith:
I co-host a regular podcast called "The Gospel of Hockey" with my good friend and Youngstown Phantoms arena PA man Larry Snyder. This week our featured guest was columnist Adam Proteau of The Hockey News, who recently wrote the book Fighting the Good Fight: How On-Ice Violence is Killing Hockey. Adam presents a well-reasoned argument for increased penalties for fighting and generally advocates for increased player safety measures. I happen to agree with him, but what do you think? Listen on the media player below!