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Whether or not you've been watching hockey for years, or are brand new to the sport; whether you know about the sport's history, or are looking to learn more, The History of Hockey Podcast is for you. In the vein of Dan Carlin's "Hardcore History", you can hear new episodes on Apple Podcasts, SoundCloud, Google Play, Stitcher, and more. Each new episode tells a story from over 5000 years of the greatest sport on earth. These are the stories of legends.

Whether or not you've been watching hockey for years, or are brand new to the sport; whether you know about the sport's history, or are looking to learn more, The History of Hockey Podcast is for you. In the vein of Dan Carlin's "Hardcore History", you can hear new episodes on Apple Podcasts, SoundCloud, Google Play, Stitcher, and more. Each new episode tells a story from over 5000 years of the greatest sport on earth. These are the stories of legends.
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Whether or not you've been watching hockey for years, or are brand new to the sport; whether you know about the sport's history, or are looking to learn more, The History of Hockey Podcast is for you. In the vein of Dan Carlin's "Hardcore History", you can hear new episodes on Apple Podcasts, SoundCloud, Google Play, Stitcher, and more. Each new episode tells a story from over 5000 years of the greatest sport on earth. These are the stories of legends.

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Episodes

Interview 004: Podcaster Steve Niciforo

11/11/2019
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Fellow podcaster, Steve Nicaforo, joins me today to talk about his love of hockey, and the pioneer female goaltender, Manon Rheaume. Want to get a hold of Steve? Easy! Website Twitter Steve's Hockey Twitter YouTube More Shows! And More Websites! ---------- A member of Big Heads Media Network Today's Sponsors: Vintage Ice Hockey Tee Shirts Relive the good old days of hockey with Vintage Ice Hockey! Get and extra 10% OFF your order when you enter the promo code HISTORY10 at check...

Duration:00:37:03

Episode 093: Like Lightning - The Manon Rheaume Story

11/11/2019
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Today, we return to the world of women's hockey. It's been nearly two YEARS to the day since the "Queens of the Rink" series released, and I'd say we're due Today's story is about the first female player to lace up skates for an NHL team. Manon Rheaume, with the lifelong dream of being a goaltender, became an international sensation when she suited up as a goalie for the Tampa Bay Lightning in 1992. That is hardly the full story, however. Listen in as we tell of her frequent ups-and-downs,...

Duration:01:20:06

Episode 092: Tales of Old New York

10/14/2019
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Tales of the New York Americans, and the New York Rangers. ---------- A member of Big Heads Media Network Today's Sponsors: Audible Get a FREE audiobook by following the link. Sign up for a free 30-day trial membership, download your free book, and keep it forever; even if you cancel your membership! Give it a shot! Listen: Spotify Podbean YouTube Tune In Stitcher Google Play Social/Contact: Twitter Instagram Facebook Podcast Website thehohpod@gmail.com Donate: Patreon

Duration:00:27:32

Episode 091: Do You Believe in Maracles?

9/1/2019
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"Buddy" Maracle made his NHL debut in 1931, suiting up for the New York Rangers. Like Willie O'Ree twenty-six years later, Maracle was the first at something...except no one seems to know it. ---------- A member of Big Heads Media Network Today's Sponsors: Audible Get a FREE audiobook by following the link. Sign up for a free 30-day trial membership, download your free book, and keep it forever; even if you cancel your membership! Give it a shot! Listen: Spotify Podbean YouTube Tune...

Duration:00:17:32

Interview 003: Professor Jeff Gilis

8/9/2019
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Jeff Gilis is a professor of nutrition and dietetics at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley. Today we tackle athleticism, and eating healthy. ---------- A member of Big Heads Media Network Today's Sponsors: Audible Get a FREE audiobook by following the link. Sign up for a free 30-day trial membership, download your free book, and keep it forever; even if you cancel your membership! Give it a shot! Listen: Spotify Podbean YouTube Tune In Stitcher Google...

Episode 090: The Great Dust-up of 1947

7/28/2019
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There's not much in the way of rough hockey these days. Lucky for us we have a time machine. This week we travel back in time to 1947 to New York City. We munch on some pop corn, and watch the Montreal Canadiens and New York Rangers beat the ever-loving crap out of each other. The rumble is one of the greatest fights in hockey history, and by the time it's over, the two teams could have played an extra period of hockey. ---------- A member of Big Heads Media Network Today's Sponsors:...

Duration:00:22:47

Episode 089: The Doraty Game

7/14/2019
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A game begins on Monday, April 3, 1933. A game ends on Tuesday, April 4, 1933. Would you believe me if I told you those two dates actually represent the same game? It's true. The Toronto Maple Leafs and the Boston Bruins were locked in a 2-2 series tie in a best-of-five games series to decide which team would advance to the Stanley Cup Final. They both easily anticipated an incredibly climactic game, but what they most certainly didn't anticipate was how long it would take to end. Join me in...

Duration:00:20:08

The Sons of Slaves (Part III) as read by Saucy Rockets

6/30/2019
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Due to my illness during this series, Mary and Leah of "Saucy Rockets: A Hockey Podcast" stepped up, and lent me their voices for this episode. Episode 086 in this series is still read by me (once I recovered) but I left this version in tact as a thank you to these two fine ladies for helping me out. ---------- A member of Big Heads Media Network Today's Sponsors: Audible Get a FREE audiobook by following the link. Sign up for a free 30-day trial membership, download your free book, and...

Duration:00:43:10

Episode 088: The Sons of Slaves Supplemental

6/29/2019
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A reading of the appendix of the book "Black Ice" by George and Daril Fosty. The reading covers birthdays of notable players (and the teams they played for), a list of Colored Hockey League champions, and the "Code" of the league. See you all next week when I return from vacation. ---------- A member of Big Heads Media Network Today's Sponsors: Audible Get a FREE audiobook by following the link. Sign up for a free 30-day trial membership, download your free book, and keep it forever;...

Duration:01:01:09

Episode 087: The Sons of Slaves (Part IV)

6/23/2019
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The finale of the Colored Hockey League's story has arrived. In this episode we see the league sputter, and fall. We see black heroes save their community in legal battles against the city of Halifax only to have those they'd saved turn against them. We see the Colored Hockey League of the Maritimes die. ---------- A member of Big Heads Media Network Today's Sponsors: Audible Get a FREE audiobook by following the link. Sign up for a free 30-day trial membership, download your free book,...

Duration:00:46:21

Episode 086: The Sons of Slaves (Part III)

6/15/2019
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I'm back! "Patient Zero" has returned from illness. This episode is my reading of Part III (the same episode read by Saucy Rockets while I was sick). In this episode we cover the expansion of the Colored Hockey League of the Maritimes, the first interracial game of hockey, the invention of the slap-shot, and even the first night game. ---------- A member of Big Heads Media Network Today's Sponsors: Audible Get a FREE audiobook by following the link. Sign up for a free 30-day trial...

Duration:00:49:29

Episode 085: The Sons of Slaves (Part II)

5/27/2019
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The Colored Hockey League of the Maritimes is back for part two. We talk about the leaders of the league (the league front office, so to speak), the first puck drop, the freezing-out of the league by the white community, and a whole lot more. ---------- A member of Big Heads Media Network Today's Sponsors: Audible Get a FREE audiobook by following the link. Sign up for a free 30-day trial membership, download your free book, and keep it forever; even if you cancel your membership! Give...

Duration:00:39:36

Episode 084: The Sons of Slaves (Part I)

5/11/2019
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My sincerest apologies for this episode being so late. Last weekend was crazy, and I hope to never have one like it again. That said, let's talk about the episode. In part one of this new series, we mainly set the stage for the how the black population came to be in Canada. We will learn about "resettled" free blacks who established colonies; runaway American slaves seeking safety in the North via the Underground Railroad, and Canadian slaves who get their freedom when slavery is outlawed...

Duration:00:49:27

Episode 083: A Heart Made for War (Part III)

4/21/2019
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Doug Smith has just been released from a potential spot with the Cincinnati Cyclones of the ECHL. He returns home to Boston with the ever-present question, "What now?" on his mind. Well, much like a cat with nine lives, Doug's hockey dream just can't be laid to rest. Doug's old friend, Commander, comes calling once again with an offer to join a team in need of a tough guy. Without a moment's hesitation, Doug agrees, and he's off to Canada to play for the Miramichi Packers. After his season...

Duration:00:50:03

Episode 082: A Heart Made for War (Part II)

4/7/2019
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Doug "The Thug" is BACK! It's part two of the series on the man who bashed heads for a living, and for fun. In this episode, we see his time with the Carolina Thunderbirds come to an end with a huge brawl and a ring, before several other opportunities arise over the next few seasons. ---------- A member of Big Heads Media Network Today's Sponsors: Audible Get a FREE audiobook by following the link. Sign up for a free 30-day trial membership, download your free book, and keep it forever;...

Duration:00:54:14

Episode 081: A Heart Made For War (Part I)

3/24/2019
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Doug "The Thug" Smith was always a small kid. He was picked on with regularity, and there was little to be done about it. Then, one day, his dad taught him to box. When high school came, Doug began lifting weights, and honing his fighting skills. By his senior year, he was not only 6'2" 220 lbs, but he was the most feared kid in school...that's because he'd made a mockery of every bully in the place. When he graduated, he didn't have much direction in his life. He wasn't sure where to turn....

Duration:01:05:26

Episode 080: Shelter From the Storm of Hatred

3/10/2019
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Adolf Hitler has grabbed all the power in Germany he'll ever need. Rudi Ball, a German Jew superstar hockey player has fled the country in fear of his life. However, this wouldn't be much of a story if something didn't drag him back to his homeland. This is part two of Rudi's story. The song from the beginning of the show can be found here. ---------- A member of Big Heads Media Network Today's Sponsors: Audible Get a FREE audiobook by following the link. Sign up for a free 30-day trial...

Duration:01:01:04

Episode 079: The Storm of Hatred

2/24/2019
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The Nazi's meteoric rise to power in Germany was complete in the early 1930s. Their reign of terror started on their own soil with the persecution of Jews, as well as numerous other minorities. This is the story of a man whose skills on the ice saved him from the cruelest of fates. The song from the end of the episode can be found here. ---------- A member of Big Heads Media Network Today's Sponsors: Audible Get a FREE audiobook by following the link. Sign up for a free 30-day trial...

Duration:00:49:26

Episode 078: Digital Ice

2/10/2019
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This week's episode is a bit of a left turn from what is normally done around here. This is a look back on some of the most fun hockey games created over the last 30+ years. Link to Blades of Steel article. http://puckjunk.com/2018/12/27/10-things-you-should-know-about-blades-of-steel/ ---------- A member of Big Heads Media Network Today's Sponsors: Audible Get a FREE audiobook by following the link. Sign up for a free 30-day trial membership, download your free book, and keep it...

Duration:00:30:57

Episode 077: International Hockey - The Untied Skates of America

1/27/2019
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The year is 1963. The World Ice Hockey Championships are being held in Stockholm, Sweden. The United States of America is looking to win their third international medal since 1960. This is the story of how that hope came crashing down. ---------- A member of Big Heads Media Network Today's Sponsors: Audible Get a FREE audiobook by following the link. Sign up for a free 30-day trial membership, download your free book, and keep it forever; even if you cancel your membership! Give it a...

Duration:00:24:31