Centre Ice - The Hockey Alberta Podcast
Episode Seven - Black History Month

Episode Seven - Black History Month

February 11, 2021

Episode Seven of the Centre Ice Podcast is centred around Black History Month, and celebrating the Albertans who pushed through adversity to achieve success, featuring interviews with Team Alberta alumna Cassandra Vilgrain, and legendary goaltender Grant Fuhr. 

Episode Six - Accessing the Game

Episode Six - Accessing the Game

January 21, 2021

Episode Six of the Center Ice Podcast focuses on the importance of keeping hockey - and sport in general - accessible to everyone.

Canadian Long Drive Champion Lisa 'Longball' Vlooswyk, the newest member of the Hockey Alberta Foundation Board of Directors, joins us to discuss the  Foundation's Every Kid Every Community program and why she chose to join the board, while Executive Director of Heros Hockey, Kevin Hodgson, shares the incredible programming Heros Hockey offers for vulnerable youth across the country.

Episode Five - Healthy at Home

Episode Five - Healthy at Home

December 24, 2020

Episode Five of the Center Ice Podcast focuses on how athletes (and everyone) can stay fit and healthy at home while sports remain on pause.

Doug Crashley of Crash Conditioning in Calgary and Dr. Dhiren Naidu, Team Physician for the Edmonton Oilers joined the show to discuss proper fitness and nutrition, respectively.

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Episode Four - Navigating the Pause

Episode Four - Navigating the Pause

December 3, 2020

Episode Four of the Center Ice podcast focuses on how teams who are affected by the Government of Alberta’s Public Health Order can navigate the pause on hockey.

Hockey Alberta CEO Rob Litwinski joins the podcast once again, and discusses the current state of hockey in Alberta, while High Performance Coach Mentor Barry Medori shares what coaches can do to keep their teams engaged.

Episode Three - For the Love of the Game

Episode Three - For the Love of the Game

November 5, 2020

Episode Three of the Centre Ice Podcast explores the meaning of 'Hockey for Life', with a focus grassroots hockey in Alberta, the Alberta Elite Hockey League and Alberta Female Hockey League, and the opportunities and experiences hockey can offer.

Hockey Alberta’s Coordinator of Female Hockey, Taryn Baumgardt and Coordinator of Male Hockey, Dustin Moore discuss their experiences growing up playing hockey in Alberta, and how it led to them working in the sport. We also re-visit an interview with Kodie Curran, who signed his first NHL deal with the Anaheim Ducks back in June.

Episode Two - 2020 NHL Draft Recap

Episode Two - 2020 NHL Draft Recap

October 15, 2020

Episode Two of the Centre Ice Podcast looks back on all 17 Albertans selected in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft, featuring interviews with first-round draft picks Jake Neighbours, Ozzy Wiesblatt and Kaiden Guhle.

Episode One - Return to Hockey

Episode One - Return to Hockey

September 30, 2020

The inaugural episode of Centre Ice features Hockey Alberta CEO Rob Litwinski, and the impact of COVID-19 on hockey in Alberta. Rob discusses the postponement/cancellation of hockey on March 12, what’s transpired since then, and takes a deeper dive into the Return to Hockey Plan, and what it means for the future of hockey.

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