Hockey Minds Podcast

Speaking with hockey operations personnel about their careers & the lessons they learned along the way! Guests range from Jr C to NHL and have a background in a number of unique hockey operations roles! Part of The Hockey Podcast Network Follow @hockeypodnet Find NHL & Hockey Content: Presented By: InStat Hosted By: Ryan Stacey To learn more contact & follow @HockeyMindsPod on Twitter & Instagram!

Hockey Minds Podcast Episode #54 - Featuring Gr...
Featuring Greg Thomson
43 min
Hockey Minds Podcast Episode #53 - Featuring Sa...
Featuring Sam Robertson
51 min
Hockey Minds Podcast Episode #52 - Featuring Co...
Featuring Colby Drost
86 min
Hockey Minds Podcast Episode #51 - Featuring Mi...
Featuring Mike McKenzie
60 min
Hockey Minds Podcast Episode #50 - Featuring Pa...
Featuring Paige Dixon
61 min
Hockey Minds Podcast Episode #49 - Featuring An...
Featuring André Lefebvre
107 min
Hockey Minds Podcast Episode #48 - Featuring To...
76 min
Hockey Minds Podcast Episode #47 - Featuring Je...
48 min
Hockey Minds Podcast Episode #46 - Featuring Ni...
57 min
Hockey Minds Podcast Episode #45 - Featuring Co...
60 min
Hockey Minds Podcast Episode #44 - Featuring Ma...
Episode 44 of Hockey Minds Podcast presented by The Hockey Podcast Network
68 min
Episode #43 - Featuring Chris Lazary
We speak with Chris Lazary, head coach of the Saginaw Spirit. Chris gives us a detailed breakdown of his career and experiences with topics including his OHL start with the Sarnia Sting, his experience coaching the Saginaw Spirit, Cole Perfetti, and more...
65 min
Episode #42 - Featuring Mitch Giguère
We speak with Mitch Giguère, assistant coach with Concordia University and video coach with Torpedo. We disect his career to date in a packed episode which covers topic such as his entry into coaching, coaching in the KHL, the importance of family and m...
81 min
Episode #41 - Featuring Cassidy Preston
We speak with Cassidy Preston, higher performance coach with Consistent Elite Performance. Cassidy dives into a growing area of hockey operations while also speaking to his career experiences with discussed topics including his career in the OHL, his ent...
59 min
Episode #40 - Featuring Chris DePiero
We speak with Chris DePiero, former OHL team executive and NHL amateur scout. Chris breaks down his experiences in the game with topics including building relationships, coaching in Europe, scouting with the Pittsburgh Penguins and more!
55 min
Episode #39 - Featuring Emily Engel-Natzke
We speak with Emily Engel-Natzke, video coach with the Hershey Bears. Emily talks about her own career path on her second appearance on the podcast, with topics including working with USA Hockey, her multi-sport experience at Wisconsin, women in hockey ...
45 min
Episode #38 - Featuring Marc-André Dumont
We speak with Marc-André Dumont, former QMJHL head coach and general manager. Marc directs his career and gives a detailed analysis of his experiences to date with discussed topics including working with Anthony Mantha, his tenure with the Cape Breton Ea...
87 min
Episode #37 - Featuring Idriss Bouhmouch
We speak with Idriss Bouhmouch, NHL cap/contract consultant. Diving into the world of Capology, Idriss breaks down the concept as well as his career to date with topics including his experience at major sporting events, learning the CBA, Free Agency sign...
76 min
Episode #36 - Featuring Mike Johnston
We speak with Mike Johnston, vice president, head coach and general manager with the Portland Winterhawks. Mike goes through his hockey career and gives us an inside look at his various high level experiences with topics including coaching with Team Cana...
59 min
Episode #35 - Featuring Matt Dumouchelle
We speak with Matt Domouchelle, assistant general manager with the Leamington Flyers. Matt goes in-depth on his career throughout multiple sports with topics including working in basketball with the Windsor Express, his time with the Leamington Flyers, a...
58 min
Episode #34 - Featuring Alex Matheson
We speak with Alex Matheson, video coach with the University of Ottawa. Alex talks about his experiences in hockey to date with topics including transitioning into hockey operations, video coaching with the University of Ottawa, working for Hockey Canada...
55 min
Episode #33 - Featuring Brandon Currie
We speak with Brandon Currie, assistant general manager with the Niagara IceDogs. In this conversation, Brandon takes us down his career path while discussing topics such as interning with Toronto TF, his journey with the Niagara IceDogs, providing value...
47 min
Episode #32 - Featuring Rachel Doerrie
We speak with Rachel Doerrie, director of advanced performance & masters student at York University. Rachel gives us the run down of her career to date with topics including writing for the Athletic, her time with the New Jersey Devils, the idea behind t...
71 min
Episode #31 - Featuring Christian Wiley
We speak with Christian Wiley, assistant general manager and assistant coach with the Pelham Panthers. Christian talks about his career to date with key topics including coaching basketball, working as a Chaplin with the Windsor Spitfires, his progressio...
41 min
Episode #30 - Featuring Harkie Singh
We speak with Harkie Singh, NHLPA agent and president at Live Sports & Entertainment. Harkie breaks down his career and his live experiences with topics including diving into scouting early on, his time with the New York Islanders and Vancouver Canucks, ...
57 min
Episode #29 - Featuring Vincent Pietrangelo
We speak with Vincent Pietrangelo, head coach at Arcadia University. Vincent takes us down his career path in hockey with topics including transitioning into coaching, his success with Ferris State, starting a D3 program and more!
53 min
Episode #28 - Featuring Jackson Slauenwhite
We speak with Jackson Slauenwhite, Mental Performance Coach with the Charlottetown Islanders. He walks us through his journey in sports with topics including consulting in sports, his experience with Special Olympics, the stigma around mental performance...
48 min
Episode #27 - Featuring Dylan Seca
We speak with Dylan Seca, the general manager of the Sarnia Sting. Dylans breaks down his career as both a player and now a manager with topics including playing in the OHL, working with Brian Kilrea, his time with with the Sarnia Sting and more!
54 min
Episode #26 - Video Coaching Round Table
In the first episode of the Round Table Series we are joined by Ian Beckenstein, Alex Matheson, Emily Engel-Natzke and Jordan Hunter to discuss the topic of video coaching. Utilizing the unique experiences of each guest, we discuss this area of hockey op...
92 min
Episode #25 - Featuring Jack Han
We speak with Jack Han, former Toronto Marlies assistant coach and former Toronto Maple Leafs Hockey Operations assistant. Jack dives into his career to date referencing his unique path and topics such as anti-mentors, coaching at the pro level, learning...
44 min
Episode #24 - Featuring James Kennedy
We speak with James Kennedy, Alliance scout with OHL Central Scouting. James talks about his career path and experiences in hockey with topics including first first coaching experience, learning from players, scouting for the OHL and more!
40 min
Episode #23 - Featuring Mike Oke
We speak with Mike One, the general manager of the Peterborough Petes. Mike shares his experiences and his career path to date with topics including his time with ISS, his tenure with the Peterborough Petes, his connection to Sport Management Worldwide a...
71 min
Episode #22 - Featuring Spiros Anastas
We speak with Spiros Anastas, the head coach and director of hockey operations with the Bramp Beast. Spiros walks us through his unique career with topics including winning a Calder Cup, the hockey culture in Korea and Estonia, his experience(s) at the E...
81 min
Episode #21 - Featuring Jim Midgley
We speak with Jim Midgley, assistant coach with the Iserlohn Roosters. Jim dives candidly into his careers with topics including his playing with Joe Thornton, his experience coaching with the Halifax Mooseheads, working with elite players and more!
62 min
Episode #20 - Featuring Jeff Twohey
We speak with Jeff Twohey, former assistant director of scouting with the Arizona Coyotes and former OHL executive. Jeff breaks down his amazing career with discussed topics including his 20+ years in the OHL, scouting with the Arizona Coyotes, Kingston ...
78 min
Episode #19 - Featuring Jimmy McGroarty
We speak with Jimmy McGroarty, general manager of the Muskegon Lumberjacks. Jimmy reminisces on his career to date while touching on his experience with Total Package Hockey, the 04 Detroit Honeybaked Team, learning from the game of hockey and more!
54 min
Episode #18 - Featuring TJ Manastersky
We speak with TJ Manasterky, the head coach with Curry College. TJ talks about his path to becoming a coach with topics including a unique interview story, D3 NCAA hockey, player recruitment and more!
51 min
Episode #17 - Featuring Adam Dennis
We speak with Adam Dennis, the general manager of the North Bay Battalion. Referencing both his career as a goalie and a manager, Adam goes through his career path, touching on topics such as playing in Italy, his journey with the Battalion, small market...
42 min
Episode #16 - Featuring Mike Zsolt
We speak with my Mike Zsolt, the Director of Hockey Operations and Analytics for the Kitchener Rangers. Mike goes in depth on his career path, creating discussion around topics such as working as an analytics consultant, presenting analytics to players, ...
44 min
Episode #15 - Featuring Cameron Finbow
We speak with Cameron Finbow, former OHL scout and current client manager with Octagon Hockey and account executive with MLSE. Cameron talks about his career with topics including his unique school experience, his time scouting with the Guelph Storm, his...
88 min
Episode #14 - Featuring Scott Barnes
We speak with Scott Barnes the head coach/general manager of the Thorold Blackhawks. Scott talks in detail about his career to date, with discussed topics including playing in various parts of the world, owning a junior team, development vs immediate suc...
48 min
Episode #13 - Hosted By Matt Dumouchelle Featur...
In this "reverse episode", Guest Host Matt Dumouchelle, Assistant General Manager of the Leamington Flyers talks with me (Ryan Stacey, Director of Analytics with the Sarnia Sting) about my hockey career to date. Matt sparks a great conversation and we to...
63 min
Episode #12 - Featuring Daniel Deschenes
We speak with Daniel Deschenes, the assistant director of scouting with the Sioux City Musketeers. Daniel discusses his career path while touching on topics such as what he learned from working in soccer, his experience with Future Considerations, the ta...
66 min
Episode #11 - Featuring Ian Henderson
We speak with Ian Henderson, the general manager of the Nepean Raiders. Ian discusses his path to his current role, while discussing topics such as rebuilding at the Jr A level, the many roles of a general manager, his favourite hockey memories and more!
50 min
Episode #10 - Featuring Ryan Hardy
We speak with Ryan Hardy, the general manager of the Chicago Steel. Ryan breaks down his career to date talking about key topics such as running a successful program in Chicago, working with the US National Development Program, learning from mistakes ear...
63 min
Episode #9 - Featuring Wes Wolfe
We speak with Wes Wolfe, assistant coach with the Erie Otters. Wes walks us through his career touch on various topics which include winning an OHL Championship, an interesting start to coaching Jr B, organizing the Niagara Coaches Seminar and more!
74 min
Episode #8 - Featuring Ian Beckenstein
We speak with Ian Beckenstein, hockey operations assistant with the Laval Rocket. Ian talks about his young career breaking down topics such as his experience with the Lac St. Louis Lions, providing value at the AHL level, the idea behind @video_coaches ...
64 min
Episode #7 - Featuring Brad Yetman
We speak with Brad Yetman, assistant coach with the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies. Brad walks us through through his career providing insight on topics such as playing at the QMJHL level, coaching in Rouyn-Noranda, the importance of mental health and more!
98 min
Episode #6 - Featuring Sean Lafortune
We speak with Sean Lafortune, the director of player development with the Owen Sound Attack. Sean breaks down his career to date while candidly touching on a number of interesting topics such as creating, transitioning to the OHL, life of a O...
63 min
Episode #5 - Featuring Jordan Hunter
We speak with Jordan Hunter, video/assistant coach with the Fredricton Red Wings and video coach with the Canadian National Women's Development Team. Jordan discusses his career in detail touching on a number of topics which include winning three nationa...
94 min
Episode #4 - Featuring James McGregor
We speak with James McGregor, a former scout and hockey operations executive with the Edmonton Oilers and Erie Otters. He touches on a number of topics including his time in the OHL & NHL, drafting in the late rounds and crossing paths with Kevin Lowe, K...
52 min
Episode #3 - Featuring Alex Guiney
We speak with Alex Guiney, the General Manager of the Port Hope Panthers and Assistant General Manager/Director of Analytics with the Cobourg Cougars. He talks about his career to date while also touching on other topics such as analytics, the long hours...
46 min
Episode #2 - Featuring Trevor Murphy
We speak with Trevor Murphy of the Newfoundland Growlers about his career & the lessons he learned along the way. He touches on a number of interesting topics including working with the Edmonton Oilers, winning a Kelly Cup in the Growlers' inaugural seas...
61 min
Episode #1 - Introduction
An introduction to the podcast, the idea behind it, and how things will look moving forward.
7 min