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From inception to modern day, these are the stories of legends. This is The History of Hockey Podcast. Join me, Shane Guilfoyle, in my exploration of five millennia of hockey: the greatest game on Earth. Presented by Audible.

From inception to modern day, these are the stories of legends. This is The History of Hockey Podcast. Join me, Shane Guilfoyle, in my exploration of five millennia of hockey: the greatest game on Earth. Presented by Audible.

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From inception to modern day, these are the stories of legends. This is The History of Hockey Podcast. Join me, Shane Guilfoyle, in my exploration of five millennia of hockey: the greatest game on Earth. Presented by Audible.

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@thehohpod

Language:

English


Episodes

Episode 109: The Life of Charlie Gardiner (Part III) - Rollercoaster

12/5/2020
In the previous episode, Charlie and the Blackhawks nearly reached the top of the mountain. In this episode, we see the unfortunate, and downright bizarre, slide back down to the bottom. For the two seasons covered in Part III, we witness a ridiculous amount of turmoil. New coaches, building changes, horrible injuries, poor health, and even a scarecrow all serve to derail the team. ---------- Today's Sponsors: Vintage Ice Hockey Tee Shirts Relive the good old days with Vintage Ice...

Duration:00:43:09

Episode 108: The Life of Charlie Gardiner (Part II) - Chicago

11/1/2020
Charlie gets the call from the NHL's Chicago Blackhawks, and moves his new bride to the USA. In this episode we cover his first three seasons in the league. Charlie sees the some incredible highs, as well as unspeakable lows. ---------- A member of Big Heads Media Network Today's Sponsors: Vintage Ice Hockey Tee Shirts Relive the good old days with Vintage Ice Hockey! Get 15% OFF your order when you enter the promo code HISTORY15 at check out! Or, check out the Affiliate Link. Podcast...

Duration:01:14:42

Episode 107: The Life of Charlie Gardiner (Part I) - Winnipeg

10/3/2020
Today we begin a new series on goaltender Charlie Gardiner. We talked about Charlie about forty-or-so episodes ago, but this time we are going far deeper than just his death. This episode covers his early life from Scotland to Winnipeg to Chicago. He grows up playing a myriad of sports, including baseball, rugby, and hockey. We see him turn pro with the Winnipeg Maroons hockey team, which forces him to forfeit his amateur status in all other sports. He meets Myrtle Brooks, the love interest...

Duration:02:19:59

Episode 106: Of Nightmares (Part III)

9/1/2020
Part III starts out on a high in Patrick's life, but it all come crashing down in rapid fashion. However, there is no up without down. No high without low. No light without dark. When Patrick leaves the game of hockey, he finally gets the help he's desperately needed for so long, and is finally free. Abuse hotline: 1800-422-4453 or childhelp.org ---------- A member of Big Heads Media Network Today's Sponsors: Ever thought of investing, but don't know where to begin? Well, Robinhood is...

Duration:00:51:49

Interview 007: Author Glenn Dreyfuss

8/18/2020
The name's Dreyfuss. Glenn Dreyfuss. Get it? 'Cuz it's number 007 and...never mind. Glenn is a retired television producer, and a lifelong Washington Capitals fan. For the past decade, Glenn has been writing "Legends of Landover: Long-Lost Stories of the Washington Capitals" a history book about the Caps from their inception to their Cup win. Glenn and I talk about his hockey fandom, his ultimate Capitals lineup and, of course, the book. You can purchase Glenn's new book on...

Duration:01:23:42

Episode 105: Of Nightmares (Part II)

8/1/2020
|Warning: Graphic Language| Part II takes us through the wild journey of Patrick's physical confrontation with his father, going overseas, winning Rookie of Year honors, being drafted, and meeting Sophie. Abuse hotline: 1800-422-4453 or childhelp.org Song: "Eyes" - Rogue Wave ---------- A member of Big Heads Media Network Today's Sponsors: Ever thought of investing, but don't know where to begin? Well, Robinhood is the easy and FREE choice to help you get started. Click the link, set...

Duration:00:53:05

Episode 104: Of Nightmares (Part I)

7/4/2020
In Part I of this harrowing true story, we meet John O'Sullivan, and his son Patrick. John's failures as a hockey player turn him into a living, breathing nightmare of a hockey parent. He demands perfection from Patrick on the ice at every turn. When John doesn't get perfection, he physically abuses Patrick. The older Patrick gets, the worse the abuse becomes. Open-hand slaps become full-on, full-force punches. Patrick quickly finds out that no one is coming to save him; he has to stand up...

Duration:01:59:08

Episode 103: Women of the Wild West (Part VII)

6/7/2020
Today we conclude the Women of the Wild West series. We go deeper on a lot of familiar stories that were glossed over in previous episodes. We revisit the West Coast championship series between the Amazons, Vamps, and Kewpies; and hockey in Calgary, Fernie, and Edmonton. ---------- A member of Big Heads Media Network Today's Sponsors: Vintage Ice Hockey Tee Shirts Relive the good old days with Vintage Ice Hockey! Get 15% OFF your order when you enter the promo code HISTORY15 at check...

Duration:01:14:00

Episode 102: Women of the Wild West (Part VI)

5/6/2020
We have reached the penultimate episode of the series, and it's all about downfall. Women's hockey has hit its zenith, and now we must watch it crumble. We see the Banff Winter Carnival die a slow, agonizing death, and women's hockey quickly follows. Contributing factors include destructive acts from rival organizations who want the recognition of producing women's hockey champs themselves, the Great Depression, the Second World War and more. Unfortunately, the only victim in all of this is...

Duration:00:39:51

Episode 101: Women of the Wild West (Part V)

4/26/2020
After a break for the 100th episode, and (of course) being a week late releasing this, the Women of the Wild West series has returned! This week our episode involves the Vancouver Amazons almost exclusively. We cover their inaugural appearance at the Banff Winter Carnival (I correct myself on some misinformation from a few episodes back), their rise to the top of the mountain, the strange year that was 1922, and the team's inevitable (and incredibly frustrating) descent down the other side...

Duration:01:13:26

Episode 101: Women of the Wild West (Part V)

4/26/2020
After a break for the 100th episode, and (of course) being a week late releasing this, the Women of the Wild West series has returned! This week our episode involves the Vancouver Amazons almost exclusively. We cover their inaugural appearance at the Banff Winter Carnival (I correct myself on some misinformation from a few episodes back), their rise to the top of the mountain, the strange year that was 1922, and the team's inevitable (and incredibly frustrating) descent down the other side...

Duration:01:13:26

Episode 100: The 100th Episode

4/7/2020
Holy moly! It's the 100th episode! It may have taken me nearly five years to get here, but here I am nonetheless! Today, I cover the turbulent history of The History of Hockey Podcast, and I answer listener-submitted questions. Thank you all for all your support over the years. ---------- A member of Big Heads Media Network Today's Sponsors: Vintage Ice Hockey Tee Shirts Relive the good old days with Vintage Ice Hockey! Get 15% OFF your order when you enter the promo code HISTORY15 at...

Duration:01:10:08

Interview 006: Author Matt Brown

4/1/2020
Today I am talking with Matt Brown, a former high school hockey player, who was paralyzed from the neck down at the age of 15. Through goal-setting, guts, a "never quit" motto, and a lot of loving hands a long the way, Matt conquered his new obstacles. He has gone on to grad school, gives public speeches, is a published author, and even a marathon runner. Check out Matt online here, and purchase his fabulous book "Line Change: A True Story of Resilience in the Face of Adversity" on...

Duration:01:27:15

Interview 005: Podcaster Alec Ohlensehlen

3/31/2020
Alec Ohlensehlen is a retired US Marine, and runs the podcast "Five for Fighting". AND he's a massive fan of hockey fights. In my first ever "swap cast", we learn a whole lot about throwing knuckles. Alec can be found on Twitter @5forfighting and Instagram @fiveforfighting. ---------- A member of Big Heads Media Network Today's Sponsors: Vintage Ice Hockey Tee Shirts Relive the good old days with Vintage Ice Hockey! Get 15% OFF your order when you enter the promo code HISTORY15 at...

Duration:01:52:20

Episode 099: Women of the Wild West (Part IV)

3/16/2020
In this episode we get out our snow shoes, and hike across the Canadian Rockies! We set up shop in Alberta where we learn about teams from Calgary (the Crescents, and the Regents), and Edmonton. We also see the Banff Winter Carnival come into focus, and what it did for women's hockey in the area. ---------- A member of Big Heads Media Network Today's Sponsors: Vintage Ice Hockey Tee Shirts Relive the good old days with Vintage Ice Hockey! Get 15% OFF your order when you enter the promo...

Duration:00:25:21

Episode 098: Women of the Wild West (Part III)

3/15/2020
This week we follow the Patrick family to Vancouver. It is there they build two state-of-the-art arenas in less than a year, and set up the PCHA. However, not to be forgotten is the actual topic of this series: the ladies! The women in the communities of Vancouver, Victoria, and New Westminster greatly benefit from the Patricks' arrival, and create teams of their own. Gather 'round as we meet the Vancouver team that undergoes a rebrand, and the "bunch of school girls" who go on to kick some...

Duration:00:40:44

Episode 097: Women of the Wild West (Part II)

2/14/2020
This week, our focus on women's hockey narrows to British Columbia; specifically, West Kootenay. Here, we meet the near-unbeatable ladies of Rossland, and study the Rossland Winter Carnival. Also, we see the return of the Patrick family, and their immense influence on the town of Nelson. Get ready, Vancouver, you're next. ---------- A member of Big Heads Media Network Today's Sponsors: Vintage Ice Hockey Tee Shirts Relive the good old days with Vintage Ice Hockey! Get 15% OFF your order...

Duration:00:29:31

Episode 096: Women of the Wild West (Part I)

1/27/2020
Today we begin our journey into women's hockey of the late 19th, and early 20th centuries. This episode centers around team building, and what life was like for the female hockey players in the early 1900s. ---------- A member of Big Heads Media Network Today's Sponsors: Vintage Ice Hockey Tee Shirts Relive the good old days with Vintage Ice Hockey! Get 15% OFF your order when you enter the promo code HISTORY15 at check out! Or, check out the Affiliate Link. Podcast Shirt. Audible Get...

Duration:00:37:38

Episode 095: The 2019 NHL Awards

1/10/2020
Stanley Cup Final talk begins at the 16:49 marker. Previous to that are the winners of every award for the 2018-19 NHL season. ---------- A member of Big Heads Media Network Today's Sponsors: Vintage Ice Hockey Tee Shirts Relive the good old days with Vintage Ice Hockey! Get 15% OFF your order when you enter the promo code HISTORY15 at check out! Or, check out the Affiliate Link. Podcast Shirt. Audible Get a FREE audiobook by following the link, or text HOCKEY to 500-500. Sign up for...

Duration:00:30:12

Episode 094: Golden Granato

12/15/2019
Our talk on women's hockey continues today as we find ourselves in Japan. It's here we meet Cammi Granato on the biggest night of her life: the gold medal game of the 1998 Winter Olympics. Her story doesn't begin here, however; it really begins in 1980. It was then that she watched the US men's team defeat the USSR en route to their own gold medal. From that moment she was hooked on hockey, and set off on a path to become a superstar. ---------- A member of Big Heads Media Network Today's...

Duration:00:52:10