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Just You and Me – Episode 8

Bad planning on my part led to no recorded interview – my Sunday evening appointment fell through and I didn’t have a backup to fill this week’s release. Rather than skip a week or six like I have previously, I decided to do a little one on one – Just for YOU! I haven’t released...


KIBIHT Chairman Ted Kowalski – Episode 7

Episode 7 – Kamloops International Bantam Ice Hockey Tournament Chairman Ted Kowalski Today I’m joined by Ted Kowalski, Chairman of the Kamloops International Bantam Ice Hockey tournament ( Located in Kamloops, British Columbia (, KIBIHT is preparing for its 50th tournament in January 2018. 50th Anniversary KIBIHT Video ( During our visit this season, the...


Victoria and James Chalmers – Episode 6

Episode 6 – Victoria and James Chalmers Today, I welcome Victoria and James Chalmers onto The Hockey Parent Podcast! Victoria is one of my many cousins. Originally from the small town of Randolph, NE, she received both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from the University of Nebraska-Omaha. James was one of the original...


Roller Hockey with Dave Frank – Episode 5

Episode 5 – Roller Hockey with Dave Frank This episode brings two ‘firsts’ for me – my recording from the road; and my first recording via Skype. I’m in Kamloops, British Columbia for the Kamloops International Bantam Ice Hockey Tournament ( I’m joined by Dave Frank, owner of Skate City in Bellevue, NE and roller...


Balancing the Hockey Coach & Parent Role - Episode 4

How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard. ~Carol Sobieski and Thomas Meehan, Annie. Shayne Sanborn, Omaha AAA Hockey Club 14U assistant coach, lost his life December 10, 2016 in a multi-vehicle accident near Atlantic, IA. I was lucky to know him and honored to provide this interview which...


HPP003 – Hockey Dad and Cancer Survivor Simon Hjelm

Episode 3 – Simon Hjelm #hjelmstrong Today I’m joined by Simon Hjelm – Hockey dad and cancer survivor. We’re going to discuss his diagnosis, treatment and the amazing support he received from the hockey community. Simon was diagnosed with Pleomorphic liposarcoma ( He was diagnosed and received treatment at the Mayo Clinic. There are many...


HPP002 – Goalie Parent Steve Maslikowski

Episode 2 – Goalie Parents Today I’m joined by my good friend Steve Maslikowski. We are going to get into a great discussion of what it’s like to be an ice hockey goalie dad. A few housekeeping notes before we get going. First – you will notice a difference in audio quality between this introduction...


HPP001 – Girl’s Hockey with Lee Victor

Welcome to the first episode of The Hockey Parent Podcast! This week, Lee Victor and I talk about the current state of girl’s hockey in the Midwest, coaching girl’s hockey, and bringing up a hockey daughter. Lee was raised in Grand Forks, ND and Sauk Rapids, MN. Later, he moved to Omaha and coached with...