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Top Shelf Episode 43: Puppies vs. Liv Chu-Ouellette

Top Shelf Episode 43: Puppies vs. Liv Chu-Ouellette by Erica Ayala, Hannah Bevis, Mike Murphy, and Michelle Jay


Founding 4 Podcast Episode 43: Week One recap feat. Meeri Räisänen interview

It’s time for Episode 43 — the Meghan Huertas episode — of your favorite NWHL-centric podcast! This week Erica and Mike break down the first three games of the 2018-19 NWHL season which featured two wins from the Minnesota Whitecaps and a win from the Buffalo Beauts. Should Riveters fans be worried after the defending Isobel Cup Champs dropped their first two games of the season? Should Whale fans be losing sleep after their team registered just 10 shots in their home opener? Give a listen...


Top Shelf Episode 42: CWHL Season Preview

Hannah and Michelle preview the 2018-19 season and talk about the league as a whole, what they're excited to see from each team, and who they think will make the Clarkson Cup. Also, Michelle has a spicy take about Alex Carpenter.


Top Shelf Episode 41: NWHL season preview

Hannah and Michelle are back with an comprehensive preview of the NWHL season. Highlights include: The Whitecaps are overhyped? What's going on with the Riveters coaching? And do the Whale have a chance? Also featuring Oh My God The Beauts Are Good and how the Pride may be a contender again.


Founding 4 Podcast Episode 42: Take me out to the hockey game

In our final offseason show of 2018 Mike and Erica discuss how many roster spots each team has left, what happened in the NWHL’s preseason, and some big news that came out just before the start of the 2018-19 season. For the second-straight year Twitter will be live streaming a Game of the Week this season. Another major news item that just came out was the revelation of one of the NWHL’s investors. Texas Rangers co-owner and COO Neil Leibman has invested in the league and Mike and Erica...


Live from Hobey Baker Memorial Rink, it's The Founding 4 Podcast!

This week, in a special edition of the Founding 4 Podcast, Erica and Mike recorded the show live at the inaugural Champions Cup between Luleå Hockey/MSSK and the Metropolitan Riveters. While making some in-game observations about the SDHL and NWHL champions and their historic meeting at Princeton’s Hobey Baker Memorial Rink, Erica and Mike discussed the retirement of Sam Faber, how the NWHL’s rosters have come together, and catch our listeners up with the rest of the NWHL’s current events....


Top Shelf Episode #40: NCAA Spectacular

It’s our NCAA spectacular episode! A warning ahead of the episode: it’s a long one and a bit different! At the beginning, we chatted about Meghan Duggan and Gillian Apps wedding (mostly their dresses!) and Caroline Ouellette retirement. Then we’ll play for your three interviews. We talked with Grant, Katy, and Nora about each NCAA conference. If you’re interested in specific conferences, here’s where each starts: Hockey East - 17:12 // ECA - 40:39 // CHA - 54:44 //WCHA - 69:03


Episode 39- Fall Festival and Celine Dion

Hannah and Michelle talk about the retirements from Les Canadiennes, thoughts on the Fall Festival and USA Evaluation Development camp, and discuss their favorite Celine Dion songs.


The Founding 4 Podcast Episode 40: You Otter Know

This week on the Founding 4 Podcast Mike and Erica talk about the latest comings and goings in the NWHL. Can you believe the preseason is already here? Let’s talk some hockey. The Boston Pride re-signed former NWHL Goaltender of the Year Brittany Ott to join Katie Burt and Madison Litchfield in the goal crease. The Metropolitan Riveters brought back a veteran of their own by re-signing Erika Lawler, securing their center depth. But the Connecticut Whale out-did everyone this past week by...


Founding 4 Podcast Episode 39: Just Do It

We’ve got all sorts of news to talk about on this week’s episode of the Founding 4 Podcast! The NWHL got it’s first team-specific major sponsorship deal, and the Metropolitan Riveters will play their home opener against the Minnesota Whitecaps at the Prudential Center! We also throw shade at those making excuses not to cover women's hockey, while also offering some great folks to read and follow if you’re a new fan of the NWHL. Remember to send in those questions and conversation topics...


Founding 4 Podcast Episode 38: Minnesota got the Funk!

This week Mike and Erica break down all of the signings from the last week of the NWHL offseason and take a look at how the rosters are shaping up. We wrap up this week’s show with a wide-ranging discussion about the growth of the women’s game, inspired by Mike’s article that went up on The Ice Garden on Sep. 5. How is the women’s game growing? Where is it going? Why is it growing? Does the NWHL have a hand in that growth? We cover all of that and more this week on the Founding 4 Podcast....


Top Shelf Episode 38: SDHL Spectacular

Michelle takes over hosting duties with special guest Meredith Foster as the two discuss SDHL favorites, players to watch, and the Swedish national team program. Also, Meredith weighs in on the Curious Case of Meeri Räisänen.


Founding 4 Podcast Episode 37: New Season, New Logo!

NEW LOGO ALERT. How amazing is our new logo? The Ice Garden’s Casey Sudetic blew us away with this design. Please go give her some love on Twitter! This week on the Founding 4 Podcast Mike and Erica talk about the last NWHL signings in August — Kaycie Anderson, Jordan Smelker, and Mary Parker — and we get to the mailbag questions that cut off at the end of last week’s show due to some technical difficulties. We discuss the first-year players we are most excited for, the biggest names still...


Top Shelf Episode 37: CWHL Draft Debacle

Hannah and Michelle discuss what went wrong (and right) at the CWHL draft, talk about other moves in the women's hockey world, and break down the pros and cons of the Champions Cup moving. Also, Let's Stump Hannah returns, along with a particularly good Start/Bench/Cut submission.


Founding 4 Podcast Episode 36: Respect to the OG NWHLers!

This week on your favorite NWHL-centric podcast Erica and Mike catch you up on a ton of signings, including the return of founding members of the NWHL Madison Packer and Gigi Marvin! On top of all those signings, we also covered several pieces of news this week. Tatiana Rafter is bound for Russia, Anya Battaglino has hung up her skates, and we have two new assistant coaches in the league — one of whom is the NWHL’s first full-time player-coach! Oh, and the Champions Cup will now be a...


Top Shelf Episode 36: The Wine Fairy

Hannah and Michelle debate their favorite new logo, talk about the biggest CWHL and NWHL signings in the last week, and discuss the pros and cons of Boston moving to Worcester. Also, the Wine Fairy makes an appearance.


Founding 4 Podcast Episode 35: Buffalo isn’t playing around!

This week on the Founding 4 Podast Mike and Erica had SO MUCH to talk about! To start, OG NWHLers Blake Bolden, Emily Pfalzer, Kiira Dosdall, and Jillian Dempsey are ALL back! As if all of the names above weren’t enough to get us talking, there were even more NWHL signings since last week. We break down the rosters around the league. We also dug into questions from our listeners including when we might see multi-year contracts, what we hope to see from the Whitecaps’ partnership with the...


Top Shelf Episode 35: #KnightWatch Ends

#KnightWatch comes to an end this week as Hannah and Michelle talk about Knight signing in Montreal, USA and Canada's U18 and U22 rosters, and how we feel about the Wild partnering with the Whitecaps (conflicted). Also, we talk a LONG time about a particularly tricky Start/Bench/Cut.


Founding 4 Podcast Episode 34: Boston's blue line, the big picture, and some Country Grammar

Since our last show the Boston Pride have certainly been busy! In episode 34 we talk about the recent NWHL signings, how the Pride (and their blue line) are slowly coming together, expectations for the Whitecaps in their first NWHL season, and we try our best to pronounce Meaghan Pezon’s last name (please forgive us). In addition to covering the latest developments in the NWHL offseason, we also have a conversation about the class action suit filed against the University of North Dakota by...


Top Shelf Episode 34: Michelle’s musical episode

Michelle and Hannah are back after a week off. This week, they introduce a new segment in which they pick a person in women’s hockey to toast too. They also talk about the CWHL’s rebranding of KRS Vanke Rays, count how many Me(a)g(h)an’s there are in women’s hockey, expansion in a general sense, and a lot more. Michelle also sings, a lot.