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Top Shelf Episode 17- Playoff Paradise

Hannah and Michelle preview the playoff matchups in the CWHL, the NWHL and the NCAA, talk about the madness that was the first round of the Frozen Four, and give their takes on the Hilary Knight signing in Montreal and whether it ACTUALLY means the sky is falling.


The Founding 4 Podcast Episode 19: the Season Ends and the Playoffs Begin

The NWHL regular season is over and Mike and Erica were all over it in this week’s episode of the Founding 4 Podcast. We also talk about the Beauts signing Jordan Juron, some thoughts on the NWHL award season, and, of course, the 2018 Isobel Cup Playoffs. But first, we broke down the final weekend of the 2017-18 NWHL regular season. The Riveters found their even strength scoring touch in a 4-1 victory over the Pride that was headlined by the return of Miye D’Oench and Madison Packer...


The Founding 4 Episode 18: "Go West, you!"

Hey, Founding 4 Podcast fans! Mike & I are back for another week to chat all-things NWHL. We kick off the episode chatting about the newest rookies in the league, Sam Donovan, and Mallory Souliotis. Both debuted in Boston last week but had slightly different introductions to the pros. In this episode, we also discuss the much improved Boston Pride team and the red-hot Beauts. Each organization is showing as of late why they have ownership of the first two Isobel Cup titles in NWHL history....


Top Shelf Episode 16: Frozen Four Preview

Hannah and Michelle welcome special guest Joe Barbito, who comes on the show to talk about the national tournament. We chat Pairwise, make predictions on who's going to win it all, and ask the most important question we've ever answered: if the Top 3 Patty Kaz nominees were restaurants, what would they be?


The Founding 4 Podcast 17: Can the Pride come roaring back?

Can you believe that there are only two weeks of NWHL regular season action left? After this weekend’s games the NWHL’s regular season wraps up on Saturday February 10. This week on the Founding 4 Podcast Mike and Erica tackle the two statement wins from last weekend’s action. We also sink our teeth into the Riveters’ injuries, head coach Chad Wiseman’s comments about his team playing selfish hockey, the Pride’s power play, Buffalo’s winning streak, the Whale’s offensive struggles, and we...


Top Shelf Episode 15 - Patty Kaz and cookies

In this episode, Hannah and Michelle talk about their post-Olympic thoughts, where we might see Olympic players land, and spend more than half the show on Stump Hannah and mailbag questions. Damn, we had some good questions this week. And of course, we play another round of Bench/Start/Cut.


Top Shelf - Olympic Gold Medal Game Live Show

Join us for a special gold medal edition of Top Shelf! Hannah and Michelle record their live reactions during the gold medal game between Team USA and Team Canada. There's a lot of swearing, a lot of yelling, and a lot of crying. It's mostly happy crying, we promise.


The Founding 4 Podcast 16: Buffalo is on a stampede

The NWHL season is back underway after the 2018 All-Star Weekend and Mike and Erica are ready to talk all about it! In Episode 16 we break down last weekend’s action and set the stage for our first weekend of NWHL hockey after Team USA’s first Olympic gold medal in 20 years. We know that you’re all hungry for more women’s hockey after this year’s unforgettable Olympics. We are too! Mike and Erica also talk about the Riveters scoring four goals for the first time in a long time,...


Top Shelf Episode 12- It's Our Podcast and We'll Cry If We Want To

Hannah and Michelle sing a little, yell a little, and argue a little. So, the usual. We talk about whether women's hockey should stay in the Olympics (DUH), our bronze medal predictions, and who surprised us in the quarter and semifinals. Also, we play more Start-Bench-Cut.


Top Shelf Episode 12 - Muller and Miano Madness

Hannah and Michelle have a couple drinks and talk about USA/Canada, how incredible Alina Müller and Switzerland have been, the craziness that was the Beanpot championship, and more. Michelle also remembers to sing the mailbag song.


The Founding 4 Podcast 15: To Minnesota, and BEYOND!

This week on the Founding 4 Podcast, Erica & Mike recaps the 2018 NWHL All-Star Weekend in Minnesota! Our hosts review the most unforgettable moments from last weekend’s action in Minnesota. Kristen Lewicki ‘s wheels? Sadie Lundquist's crazy handles? Kelsey Koelzer’s 81 mph slap shot? We also chat about the possibility of NWHL expansion out west and give our picks for cities to join the Founding Four in years to come. As always thank you for listening to the podcast. Please check out our...


Top Shelf Episode 11 - Olympic Spectacular

Our Olympic Spectacular is here! We have special guest Meredith Foster on as our official expert on all things Finland and Sweden as we break down each Olympic team. We make medal predictions and toss around some ideas for format changes and how to help #GrowTheGame.


The Founding 4 Episode 14: The Beauts are Rolling

In episode 14 of the Founding 4 Podcast Mike and Erica break down last weekend's NWHL action. The Riveters were (finally) handed a loss by the red hot Buffalo Beauts and the Connecticut Whale snapped their losing streak in a shootout against the Boston Pride. We also preview what is sure to be an unforgettable NWHL All-Star Weekend in Minnesota. Who do you like: Team Ott or Team Leveille? Follow The Ice Garden on Twitter: Follow Erica L. Ayala on Twitter:...


The Founding 4 Episode 13: Goalie's Duel

It’s podcast number 13! This week Erica and Mike break down two nail-biters from January 27, including arguably the best goaltending duel in NWHL history. The other NWHL game from last weekend had Riveters fans chewing on their fingernails. The Whale took a quick two-goal lead, but allowed the Riveters to get back into the game with power play opportunities. The game eventually went into overtime where the Riveters scored with just 32 seconds left on the clock. We also answer some listener...


Top Shelf Episode 9: Backstreet's Back

We talk about Amanda Makela and the Toronto Furies, sing some Backstreet Boys, discuss Brittany Ott's stellar save, sing some more Backstreet Boys, and talk about Katie Burt's new NCAA record...and sing more Backstreet Boys. Also, we discuss favorite cereals and whether Taylor Marchin should have been suspended.


#TIGExtras: Interview with Sydney Kidd

Our NWHL Alumna Series continues with an interview with founding member of the New York Riveters, Sydney Kidd. In the NWHL’s inaugural season Kidd skated with the New York Riveters after wrapping up her U Sports career with the University of Western Ontario. The smooth-skating Ontario native took shifts at both forward and defense for the Riveters that year and tallied four assists. Today Kidd is playing in her home province as a member of the CWHL’s Toronto Furies. After a year away from...


The Founding Four Episode 12: Women's Hockey Soapbox

Erica & Mike are back to chat recaps, NWHL All-Star rosters, previews and more on the 12th episode of The Founding 4 Podcast. The Riveters continue to roll despite a tough home-and-home schedule against Boston. The Beauts hang on against the Whale for a fourth straight win. Will both teams remain hot coming into Saturday? Team Ott and Team Leveille have drafted their teams, find out who we think will compete for hardest shot, as well as some names missing from the ASG rosters. Finally,...


Top Shelf Episode Eight - Poor Bulgaria

Hannah and Michelle talk about the CWHL's international rule (again), go on a tangent about Bulgaria and the biggest blowouts in women's hockey, and talk about the NWHL's All-Star roster. #StumpHannah continues and we answer mailbag questions about the mysterious case of Shannon Szabados.


"Uncanny Heroes": NWHL players featured in new graphic novel Kicking Ice

On this bonus episode of The Founding 4 Podcast, we are joined by Kicking Ice creator and writer, Stephanie Phillips. Follow Stephanie on Twitter: Follow Kicking Ice on Twitter: Follow The Ice Garden on Twitter: Follow Erica L. Ayala on Twitter: Follow Mike Murphy on Twitter:


Top Shelf Episode Seven - The Pirates Code

Hannah and Michelle talk about Jessica Platt, our trip to Florida to see Team USA v. Team NWHL, and much more. Also, #StumpHannah gets intense. Like, really intense.


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