First of all, if you missed last night's JackSixty talk show at Hennessy's Irish Pub & Restaurant (presented by Cinema Carousel), you didn't hear Jacks captain Carter Foguth describe why he is playing his best hockey of the season right now and what encouraging signs he gleaned from the team's 2-0-1 weekend against top USHL clubs. Look for a feature on the second-year Michigan-born defenseman Thursday on muskegonlumberjacks.com!
Secondly, our Director of Marketing Alicia Roberts was at Hennessy's to shoot some video of the show, and she captured my case for John Keeney, whom I felt should've been named USHL Goaltender of the Week. I was informed by the league that the week encompassed one more game than I thought, so my sense of injustice has subsided. Nonetheless, Keeney's play has been part of the bedrock of this season, as I describe here:
Also, the Gospel of Hockey podcast is back, featuring myself along with co-host/hockey nut Larry Snyder. For this episode we flagged down Steve Lepore, the editor and proprietor of the Puck the Media blog (puckthemedia.wordpress.com), which monitors hockey coverage in all forms. Our information-packed 30-minute discussion centered around how NBC has gone about growing hockey's audience in America and the plans it has going forward in promoting our phenomenal game:
Finally, I linked to this story on Facebook, which ran in Tuesday's New York Times. It describes what has been gaining momentum during this winter: the prospect of penalizing fighting more heavily in junior hockey. What do you think? Leave any comments below!