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The Rise of Kyle Wellwood and the teeth of a hockey player

Long time NHL veteran, WJHC silver medallist and former Vancouver Canucks, Winnipeg Jets and Toronto Maple Leafs centre Kyle Wellwood stopped by The Rise set to chat with hosts Ryan Sullivan and Jay DeMerit. Kyle was in the Canadian hockey spot light for the better half of a decade and details his Rise from small town Ontario to the pros.


S2E5 - The Rise of Brent Hayden and Canadian Swimming

Three-time Olympian, world record holder and medallist Brent Hayden stopped by The Rise set to chat about his rise from a small town to the world's biggest stage. Brent chatted with Ryan and Jay about his journey all the way to the Olympic podium and his new brand Astra Athletica. The video of this episode can be found on our YouTube channel here:


S2E4: The Rise of Shannon Boxx and US Women's Soccer

Shannon Boxx was a finalist for FIFA World Player of the Year, won three Olympic golds and won a World Cup. She did all while battling lupus. She tells her surreal story.


S2E3: The Rise of Kirk McLean and the 1994 Vancouver Canucks

Kirk McLean is easily the most recognizable Vancouver Canucks goaltender of all-time and he chatted with Ryan and Jay about his improbable journey to the top of the NHL. McLean's #1 is permanently cemented to the top of Rogers Arena in the team's Ring of Honour. He's one of the standout goalies of the 90's and spent time with the New Jersey Devils, Vancouver Canucks, Carolina Hurricanes, Florida Panthers and New York Rangers.


S2E2: The Inspirational Rise of Colin O'Brady (taped in Vancouver)

Colin O'Brady joins Ryan Sullivan and Jay DeMerit to tell one of the most inspiring stories you'll ever hear.


S2E1: The Emotional Rise of Kei Kamara (taped in Vancouver)

Ryan Sullivan and Jay DeMerit sat down with MLS legend Kei Kamara to hear how he want from the civil war torn Sierra Leone to the professional pitch. He dominated in MLS before getting the call to join Norwich City in England. He is one of only ten players to ever score 100+ goals in the MLS, a Golden Boot finalist, an MLS Cup finalist and the reigning Humanitarian of the Year. Full video of the interview here:


Episode 39: BC Lions streaker has a case

The hottest story in Vancouver sports right now is that of a guy running on the BC Place turf in his boxers. Yes, that's the hottest story. We chat with lawyer James Maledy of LawyersWest about his case against the BC Lions. We then talk some hockey as the 2018 NHL Draft weekend wraps up for the Vancouver Canucks.


Episode 38: The infamous World Cup show

Ryan and Jay teamed up with former Bundesliga superstar Rob Friend to chat with Minister of Sport for the BC NDP Ravi Kahlon about why Vancouver missed the boat for the 2026 FIFA World Cup in Canada. The guys got some confirmation on some burning questions and tried to figure out what and where it all went wrong. They also chatted current World Cup matters through the opening matches of the 2018 spectacle in Russia.


Episode 37 - Best Party Towns in North America

It's not just the people. It's not just the bars. It's not just the location. A lot of factors are considered when it comes to the love of a good party spot. Let Ryan Sullivan and Jay DeMerit tell you where to go and why. Episode also contains some behind the scenes stories from both of their careers in (and alongside) the bigs.


The Top 5 Best Worst Sports Movies of All-Time

There's so many great ones to choose from but we go from Eddie to Driven all the way down to our number one gem from Jean Claude Van Damme. Take a listen and let us know what you think @thegreenmen on twitter.


Episode 34: Talking chaffed nips, peeing into a cup and "Useless Cavaliers"

Ryan and Jay took a different approach to their 34th episode and touched on some of the bigger issues facing the sporting world. From Roberto Osuna to Robinson Cano to Johnny Manziel, the guys covered off the Burrard Physio Headlines facing the country. They weren't done there though... Somehow the conversation veered into nipple chaffing (and lubricant), Jay's history of peeing into a cup, selfish athletes and who is the most useless Cleveland Cavalier.


TSS Rovers FC Home Opener Tailgate Episode

The TSS Rovers FC have a pretty unique opportunity at Swangard Stadium this year. They get to paint the town red without any rules or requirements holding them down. Well, there are some rules of course at the Burnaby pitch, but the mentality is to let the fans have fun. That's pretty much it. What that entails, well, it could be the beer pong championship at half time, it could be tailgating fans before the game, it could be the goal horn blaring over the could be many of...


Episode 32: Brad Lukowich and a pair of Jackasses

Former NHL'er Brad Lukowich joined us off the top to chat NHL playoffs and his life then and now. Ryan and Jay then chatted about a pair of weekly playoff jackasses before getting into some NFL chatter. The guys gave their team win/loss predictions for the AFC East and the AFC South. They'll give their predictions for two more divisions on next week's episode.


Episode 31: Will Cromack of the TSS Rovers FC

The TSS Rovers FC launch their PDL season on May 14th and Ryan and Jay chat with Assistant Coach Will Cromack about what's to come and what separates the Rovers from the rest. The guys then chat Champions League, NBA playoffs, NHL playoffs and of course the NFL Draft's biggest winners and losers.


Scottie Upshall

Ryan Sullivan and Jay DeMerit speak with St. Louis Blues forward Scottie Upshall about his season ending injury, the NHL playoffs and the training that's required of a league veteran heading toward free agency. They then talked NHL and NBA playoffs and how each first round match is shaking down. They previewed the Whitecaps next match with Real Salt Lake, the Champions League semis and answered some fan mail. This episode wall done live from Yagger's Restaurant in downtown Vancouver, BC.


Prevail and Chad Brownlee

With Jay DeMerit out of town, Ryan is joined by Prevail of the Swollen Members in-studio. He also gets a chat in with Canadian country star Chad Brownlee about his summer plans. Sully and Prev drop a duet of the Swollen Members and Nelly Furtado hit 'Breath' before diving into life in music and The Week Ahead in playoff sports.


Episode 28: How to be a travel blogger with Jess.Wandering

Ryan and Jay lay it all out for this episode, literally. They recorded this show live from the RMT tables at Burrard Physiotherapy while getting deep tissues massages. There are a few grunt tossed into the mix but for the most part the guys took them like champs and the show continued onward and upward. We also chatted with Jess Dales (aka @Jess.Wandering) about her successes as a travel blogger and how she's grown her instagram following to nearly 500k. The guys also give an NHL playoff...


Episode 27: Carson Hamill interview

It's not all about crossing the fingers and hoping your kid is the next Sidney Crosby. There's a lot more to it than just wishing for the best. Financial analyst and planner Carson Hamill stops in to tell us about his own experience and how he is now helping families across the country better plan for the athletic kids' futures.


Episode 27: Carson Hamill and the Sedin departure

Ryan Sullivan and Jay DeMerit are joined by financial manager Carson Hamill for a look at how hockey (and sports) parents should be planning ahead rather than rolling with the punches. There's a way to fiscally responsible with your kids athletic goals and we touch on every note. The guys then take a look some Headlines including Henrik and Daniel Sedin's retirement announcement and Scott Foster's dream come true. It's then time to look onward and upward in The Week Ahead.


Episode 26: Aaron Pritchett

With Jay DeMerit enjoying the sunny skies in New Mexico, country music legend Aaron Pritchett played fill-in duty. He joined host Ryan Sullivan to chat about the latest and greatest in sports, his career and the guys even gave the world premiere of his latest single 'Worth a Shot'. Ryan and Aaron go back quite a few years so the conversation never hit a lull, although the same can't be said for the in-studio live camera feeds. Typically broadcast over The Green Men Facebook channel, the...