Puck Report

Get all the hockey action on the Utah ice, from high schools, to tier 1 juniors, NCAA and pros. Rockers Gary Michaels and Jay Stevens of 103.5 the Arrow host the Utah Puck Report, bringing you candid interviews with up-and-coming hockey stars, following their journey from Utah into the pros. A former Utah Grizzly, Jay has the inside track and Gary has played and coached the local ice for many moons. Jay and Gary catch you up on all things hockey, gear manufacturers, and which pro scouts are looking at which players.

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    June 12, 2024

    Get To Know Utah's NHL Team: Clayton Keller Talks NHL Stardom + Overcoming Injury

    One of the biggest stars on Utah's new NHL team joined the Utah Puck Report to talk about what type of player he is and how he overcame a major injury with Pilates and ping pong. 

    Jay Stevens talks with Keller about how hard it was to shut out the noise when rumors started swirling about the Arizona Coyotes potentially moving to Salt Lake City and becoming Utah's NHL team.

    You can find Utah Puck Report on FacebookInstagram and X.  If you enjoyed this episode, we would really appreciate it if you'd take the time to rate and review the podcast. Talk soon!  

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    June 6, 2024

    Get To Know Utah's NHL Team: Sean Durzi Shares Hockey Background + Talks Final Season In Arizona

    Utah hockey defenseman Sean Durzi sat down for an interview with Utah Puck Report host Jay Stevens. The two discussed Durzi's hockey story and what it was like being drafted to the Maple Leafs as a kid raised in Toronto. He also shared what it was like to play that final season in Arizona with the potential move to Salt Lake City looming. 

    The two also discussed potential team names and what it was like for Durzi to play in Salt Lake's Frozen Fury.

    You can find Utah Puck Report on FacebookInstagram and X.  If you enjoyed this episode, we would really appreciate it if you'd take the time to rate and review the podcast. Talk soon!  

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    May 30, 2024

    Get To Know Utah's NHL Players: Nick Bjugstad Is Excited To Bring His Family To Utah

    Utah NHL center Nick Bjugstad joined Utah Puck Report to talk about his first reactions to hearing the Coyotes were leaving Arizona and becoming a new franchise in Utah. He expressed excitement in bringing his young family to Salt Lake City. 

    Jay and Nick also discussed the hockey culture of Minnesota where he grew up and played college hockey for the Golden Gophers.

    You can find Utah Puck Report on FacebookInstagram and X.  If you enjoyed this episode, we would really appreciate it if you'd take the time to rate and review the podcast. Talk soon!  

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    May 16, 2024

    BONUS: Connor Ingram Wins Masterton Award, Talks Mental Health Struggles

    It was just announced that Utah Goalie Connor Ingram won the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy. The award honors the late Bill Masterton and recognizes the NHL player who “best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to hockey.” 

    During the interview, Ingram talked with host Jay Stevens about his battle with OCD and depression and how the NHLPA helped him see it through. 

    If you or someone you know is experiencing mental health issues, there is help available at the National Suicide and Crisis Lifeline or by calling 988.

    You can find Utah Puck Report on FacebookInstagram and X.  If you enjoyed this episode, we would really appreciate it if you'd take the time to rate and review the podcast. Talk soon!

     

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    May 15, 2024

    Get To Know Utah's NHL Players: Josh Doan Talks Growing Up In Arizona, Favorite Team Names

    Utah hockey's right winger Josh Doan sat down with Jay Stevens to talk about growing up in Arizona and what the Coyotes did to ignite the youth hockey scene there. They two also talked about what Utah getting an NHL team means for the youth hockey community here. 

    Doan talked about what fans can expect from him on the ice and his excitement for being part of a new franchise. He also told fans what his top four potential team names are. 

     If you want to watch a video version of this episode, head over to the KSL Sports YouTube page. You can find Utah Puck Report on FacebookInstagram and X.  If you enjoyed this episode, we would really appreciate it if you'd take the time to rate and review the podcast. Talk soon!

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    May 10, 2024

    Get To Know Utah's NHL Team: Lawson Crouse Talks Moving To Utah, What To Expect From The Team

    A VERY special guest joined Utah Puck Report today. Host of the show Jay Stevens chatted with Utah NHL left wing Lawson Crouse. They discussed what it was like for Crouse when he found out the team would be moving to Utah and what the Utah fan reaction meant to him. They also talked about what Crouse and his teammates plan to bring to the ice next season. 

    If you want to watch a video version of this episode, head over to the KSL Sports YouTube page.

    You can find Utah Puck Report on FacebookInstagram and X.  If you enjoyed this episode, we would really appreciate it if you'd take the time to rate and review the podcast. Talk soon!

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    May 8, 2024

    Growing Youth Hockey In Southern Utah With Former NHL Player Gabe Gauthier

    On today’s episode, Jay Stevens is joined by former LA King and Denver Pioneer Gabe Gauthier. The two talk about Gabe‘s upbringing, going from California to Canada, playing for back-to-back national championships. They also explain what ADM is in youth hockey and why it's important. The two discuss the growth of Hockey in Southern Utah as well as future plans for St. George, Cedar city and Enoch hockey.

     

    You can find Utah Puck Report on FacebookInstagram and X.  If you enjoyed this episode, we would really appreciate it if you'd take the time to rate and review the podcast. Talk soon!

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    May 2, 2024

    Talking NHL to Utah, team names & youth hockey development with Bill McCloud of Utah Outliers

    Today on the show, host Jay Stevens sits down with Bill McCloud, a podcaster and voice of the Utah Outliers (a junior team in Salt Lake City).  The two discuss how an NHL will vastly improve youth hockey in the state of Utah. They guys also talk what the team might be called and why hockey is the last sport people play with true passion. You can find Utah Puck Report on FacebookInstagram and X.  If you enjoyed this episode, we would really appreciate it if you'd take the time to rate and review the podcast. Talk soon!

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    April 25, 2024

    Utah Hockey Coach André Tourigny Talks Moving To Utah + Coaching Team Canada

    Utah's NHL coach André Tourigny talked with Utah Puck Report host Jay Stevens ahead of the team's welcome party at Delta Center. The two discussed his nickname (Bear), the group of young, talented players he brings to Salt Lake City with him and what it means to coach Team Canada.

    You can find Utah Puck Report on FacebookInstagram and X.  If you enjoyed this episode, we would really appreciate it if you'd take the time to rate and review the podcast. Talk soon!

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    April 22, 2024

    NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman

    This episode sounds a little different than what you are used to on Utah Puck Report, but stick with us. Host of the show Jay Stevens got the opportunity to briefly chat with NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman following the NHL introductory press conference in Salt Lake City. 

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    April 17, 2024

    Coyotes To Utah? Team Names? NHL Players Fitting In?

    Host of the Utah Puck Report Jay Stevens joined Hans & Scotty G. on KSL Sports Zone to talk all things NHL to Utah. The guys discussed the relocation of the Arizona Coyotes, potential team names and Jay filled the guys in on how the roster currently looks. 

    They also talked about the National Hockey League as a whole and how to watch the upcoming Stanley Cup Playoffs. 

     You can find Utah Puck Report on FacebookInstagram and X.  If you enjoyed this episode, we would really appreciate it if you'd take the time to rate and review the podcast. Talk soon!

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    April 4, 2024

    Randy Lewis on being an NHL dad + a life long love of hockey

    You've probably heard of Trevor Lewis. Two-time Stanley Cup winner. NHL veteran. Utahn. 

    On this episode, host of Utah Puck Report Jay Stevens is joined by Trevor's dad, Randy Lewis. They talk about Randy's life long love for hockey and how it was only amplified when his son was drafted into the NHL and proceeded to have an incredible career. 

    Randy also offers his advice for people or parents who are new to the hockey world. 

     You can find Utah Puck Report on FacebookInstagram and X.  If you enjoyed this episode, we would really appreciate it if you'd take the time to rate and review the podcast. Talk soon!

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    March 29, 2024

    Utah Women's Hockey Stars Talk Roller, Ice & Love Of Utah

    Aylin and Emel Aichele joined Utah Puck Report host Jay Stevens to chat about their love of roller hockey, why they chose to play ice hockey at the University of Utah and the hockey community from around the world. 

    They also discuss the key differences between roller and ice hockey and whether or not they negatively impact each other. 

    The twins are on the USA women's roller hockey team, they tell Jay about their time competing in Argentina. 

    You can find Utah Puck Report on FacebookInstagram and X.  If you enjoyed this episode, we would really appreciate it if you'd take the time to rate and review the podcast. Talk soon!

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    March 21, 2024

    Utah Grizzlies VP Talks Playoff Push + What NHL To Utah Could Mean For The Team

    Jared Youngman, Vice President of the Utah Grizzlies sat down with Utah Puck Report host Jay Stevens to discuss the team's push for the ECHL playoffs and why hockey growth in Utah is exponential. 

    They also discuss what bringing and NHL team to Utah could mean for the Grizzlies, and if you're a fan who is worried about that, Youngman offers some reassurance. 

    You can find Utah Puck Report on FacebookInstagram and X.  If you enjoyed this episode, we would really appreciate it if you'd take the time to rate and review the podcast. Talk soon!

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    March 1, 2024

    Utah Hockey Captain Dylan Dix Talks Road To Nationals, Rediscovering Spark For Hockey

    The University of Utah hockey team is on its way to Nationals. Jay Stevens, host of Puck Report, caught up with the captain of the team, Dylan Dix. The two of them talked about Dyaln's journey to where he is now and how playing for Utah Hockey helped reignite his spark for the sport. The senior also clued Jay in about some of his plans after this season and his time with Utah Hockey ends. 

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    February 29, 2024

    New Park City Ice Rink?! Chatting Junior Hockey With Kevin McCloskey Of Utah Outliers

    Kevin McCloskey, former NHL player and current director of the Utah Outliers joined Jay Stevens on Puck Report to talk about the team, which a tier 2 Junior A team and their new rink that is currently being built in Park City, Utah. Right now, the team plays in Salt Lake but will be moving to Park City soon. 

    The guys talk about how tight-knit the hockey community is nation-wide and a little about McCloskey's playing career.

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    February 23, 2024

    Weber State Hockey Captain, Assistant Coach Talk Road To Nationals

    On today's episode of Utah Puck Report, Jay Stevens sits down with Bryon Fobair (Weber State Hockey captain) and his brother Will Fobair (Weber State Hockey coach) as they set out for Nationals in St. Louis. 

    The guys talk juniors, high school hockey and college hockey, offering parents of young players tips on the right approach. They guys detail their hockey journey to Weber State while reliving fun memories. 

    Both Weber State and the University of Utah hockey teams are heading to Nationals and Utah State may be joining them, this is huge for hockey in the state of Utah. 

    Weber State is a club hockey team, meaning they are in charge of their own funding. If you'd like to help on their road to nationals, you can donate here.

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    February 8, 2024

    Utah Women's Hockey Coach Rodney Stedt Talks Growth In Women's Hockey + Importance Of A Great Coach

    In honor of National Girls & Women in sports day, Rodney Stedt, head coach of the Utah Women's hockey team joins Jay Stevens. They talked about the rapid growth of women's hockey and the importance of making sure there is hockey for women to play at every level. 

    Stedt told Jay his hockey story and how a coach almost ruined the game for him, but he rediscovered his love of the sport through coaching and how he makes sure his team is a place where every player has fun and feels the camaraderie. 

    They guys also talk about the new women's pro hockey league, the PWHL. 

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    February 1, 2024

    Park City Hockey, the NHL, and Being a Parent Coach with Mike Adamek

    In this episode, Jace sits down with Park City hockey Director, Mike Adamek. The two discuss Mike’s upbringing in San Diego, his transition from San Diego to Lake Superior State to play NCAA hockey, and what eventually brought him to Utah.

    The two also discuss Mike’s goals for Park City hockey and Park City high school hockey.

    Then the two get into the hottest conversation in Utah hockey right now with the latest NHL updates and the possibility of the NHL coming to Utah.

    Lastly, the two talk about the ups and downs of being parent coaches for their kid's hockey teams. 

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    January 24, 2024

    Is an NHL Expansion Team Finally Coming to Utah?

    Jay Stevens is joined by Garrett Metcalf to talk about the latest news regarding Utah Jazz owner, Ryan Smith, submitting an official bid for bringing a new NHL Team to Utah, what it means for Utah hockey fans, and why getting an NHL team could completely change the face of hockey throughout the state.

    Then Garrett shares the unfortunate news that he'll need both hips replaced, that he will be retiring from playing hockey, and what his future holds.

    We also dive into the Utah Grizzlies' season, how adversity can unite a team, and this weekend's upcoming Guns N' Hoses games.

    Puck drops at 7:10p MST this Saturday, January 27th at the Maverik Center and you can get tickets or learn more about the event below.

    Guns N' Hoses: https://utahgrizzlies.com/games/2024/01/27/guns-n-hoses

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    January 9, 2024

    Chasing an Ever-evolving Hockey Dream with Hank Levy

    What happens if you realize your dream has changed in the middle of achieving your lifelong goal of becoming an NCAA Division One hockey player? Do you stick it out? Or do you make the hard decision to change dreams? 
     
    In this episode of the Utah book report, we sit down with former Arizona State University hockey goalie, Hank Levy to discuss just that.
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    November 20, 2023

    All Things Utah Women's Hockey with Kelli Louie, Becky Jacobsen, and Kristi Davis

    Kelli Louie, Becky Jacobsen, and Kristi Davis join Jay Stevens to talk about their unique experiences with Utah Hockey. The group discusses how they all got involved in hockey, what it was like playing as a female in Utah, and what they are doing now to help grow the game.

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    October 31, 2023

    The Rock Springs Roughnecks with Brawnson and Debra Holtkamp

    Brawnson and Debra Holtkamp join Jay Stevens to talk about the Rock Springs Roughnecks, a semi-pro hockey team in WY that competes in the Mountain Hockey League (MHL). We talk about the camaraderie that they're developing around the team, what they need to make sure that the team succeeds, and how they navigate the budgeting that comes with semi-pro hockey.

    Lastly, Brawnson and Debra talk about how they're finding players for the Roughnecks, 

    You can get more information on the Roughnecks, you can visit: https://www.rockspringsroughnecks.com/

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    October 10, 2023

    Ryan Kinasewich on last season and players to keep an eye on heading into preseason

    Ryan Kinasewich (Head Coach - Utah Grizzlies) joins Jay Stevens to talk about how he's preparing for his third season as head coach of the Utah Grizzlies, overcoming the challenges from last season, and some of the qualities he looks for when scouting players.

    Then we dive into some of the players to keep an eye on this season, the state of the team following the passing of owner, David Elmore, and Christian Horn being the new assistant coach for the 2023-2024 season.

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    Utah Grizzlies: https://www.utahgrizzlies.com/

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    October 3, 2023

    Dave Imonti on hockey in rural Utah, the Vernal Oilers, and the benefits of playing overseas

    Dave Imonti (Player Agent at Optima World Sports and Vernal Oilers owner) joins Jay Stevens to talk about the Vernal Oilers, the cultural diversity that the team brings to Utah, and some of the new renovations that are coming to the rink in Vernal.

    Then we dive into the cost of playing in the USPHL (United States Premier Hockey League), his work as a player agent, and some of the amazing benefits of playing overseas.

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    Vernal Oilers: https://www.vernaloilers.com/

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    September 26, 2023

    Steve Konowalchuk talks about his Utah roots, NHL career, and the Colorado Eagles

    Season 6 kicks off with Steve Konowalchuk, the first player from Salt Lake to make it to the NHL. Jay and Steve talk about growing up in Salt Lake, and the other players, coaches, and parents that helped create a special team.

    Then they get into how Steve and his brother Brian made the unexpected leap to Canada. Steve talks about his NHL career, and what it was like to play against Joey Mullen and other former Golden Eagles that he had grown up watching.  

    The two also talk about the ups and downs of making or not making teams. They finish up talking about Steve's current job with the Colorado Eagles. 

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    June 6, 2023

    Tyson Whiting on being the voice of the Utah Grizzlies and potential NHL team in SLC

    Jay Stevens is joined by Tyson Whiting (Utah Grizzlies play-by-play announcer) to discuss everything from the potential NHL team moving to Salt Lake City, which building would be best suited to host the NHL, and Tyson's journey from Kearns High announcer to becoming the voice of the Utah Grizzlies.

    We also dive into what the future holds for the Utah Grizzlies with all of the movement in the Colorado Avalanche system, some of the weirdest and funniest times Tyson has had as the voice of the Grizzlies, and how he learned to broadcast hockey games while sitting by himself watching them on TV, 

    Lastly, we recap the Grizzlies' last two seasons, how much fun it was to watch certain players grow, and where we think they’ll end up in the next few years.

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    Tyson on Twitter: @TysonOnSports

    Utah Puck Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/utahpuckreport

    Utah Grizzlies: https://www.utahgrizzlies.com/

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    May 24, 2023

    Nick Halloran and Daniel Brickley on their championship winning season in Modo Sweden

    In this week's episode, host Jay Stevens sits down with Utah born players, Nick Halloran and Daniel Brickley to discuss their exciting, championship winning season in Modo Sweden. The group talks about how the path that led them to Modo, the ups and downs over the years, what it takes to be mentally strong and the realistic life of a professional athlete.

    The group also talks about the current state of hockey in Utah, the possibility of Utah Jazz and Real Salt Lake owner Ryan Smith bringing an NHL team to Salt Lake.

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    May 19, 2023

    Paul Skidmore talks all things Boston College, the Golden Eagles, and his first NHL game

    In today's episode, Jay Stevens sits down with Paul Skidmore (former Salt Lake Golden Eagle) to discuss Pauls introduction to hockey, how he became a goalie and why, out of 80 colleges that made him offers, Paul picked Boston College.

    Paul takes us through his pro career, his first NHL game, an NHL record that he didn't want, and even talks about playing professional roller hockey. 

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    April 19, 2023

    Making Utah hockey more competitive and beneficial with Jack Skille and Jordan Parise

    Jay Stevens sits down with Jack Skille (former Chicago Black Hawks first round pick) and Jordan Parise to talk about hockey camps and their new plan to help Utah hockey. The group discuss everything from their playing experiences to the best way to actually help young athletes become better at their sport.

    The group also gets into a conversation about what to look for when picking hockey camps this summer.

    Then Jack talks about his idea on how to help make Utah hockey more competitive and beneficial for all of those involved.

    This is our longest podcast yet and is full of great information and ideas.

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    Jack Skille Hockey Academy: https://jackskillehockeyacademy.com/

    Parise Hockey: https://www.parisehockey.com/

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    April 10, 2023

    Ryan Kinasewich on the Grizzlies' playoff hopes, potential lineup changes, and Mason Mannek

    Jay Stevens talks with Ryan Kinasewich (Utah Grizzlies Head Coach) about this week's important games against the Tulsa Oilers. The two also discuss what needs to happen for the Grizzlies to make the playoffs, and what lineup changes to expect.

    Jay also brings up fan discussions on roster changes including the recent move to reacquire the rights to Utah-born and fan favorite — Mason Mannek.

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    March 8, 2023

    Paul Taylor on the USPHL's positive impact on athletes

    Jay Stevens is joined by Paul Taylor (Utah Outliers Head Coach) to discuss Paul's hockey experience and how he came to Utah. They also talk about the USPHL (United States Premier Hockey League) and how it helps promote athletes to the collegiate level.

    The two also get into the rivalry with Ogden and the upcoming playoffs. 

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    December 21, 2022

    George Chalos on Utah's potential to become the state of hockey

    George Chalos (Associate Coach of the University of Utah Hockey club) joins Jay Stevens and Gary Michaels to talk about growing up playing hockey in New York, battling the idea of becoming a head coach at a local college in New York versus attending law school, and George's past experience with coaching junior hockey for almost 3 decades.

    We also dive into George's experience as the President and Director of Ops of the New York Jr. Aviators and the Long Beach Sharks, his decision to become a Men's Associate Coach at the University of Utah, and the idea of making Utah the go-to state for developing hockey prospects.

    To learn more about Jack Skille's upcoming Holiday Invitational on December 26th and 27th which was described in the episode, you can visit his official website.

    You can also find more information on the University of Utah Hockey club, you can visit their official website.

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    December 14, 2022

    Cyd Butler on all things Growlin' Grizzlies and how you can support the team

    Cyd Butler (President of the Growlin' Grizzlies Booster Club) joins Jay Stevens to talk about how the booster club helps support the players throughout the season, why getting access to the team is one of the best benefits of the club, and one of Jay's favorite moments that he's had with the club that includes a missing Star Wars-themed jersey.

    We also dive into some of the best reasons to join the booster club and how we can help support the team.

    You can follow the Growlin' Grizzlies on Twitter and Facebook, as well as learn more about getting involved by visiting their official member page.

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    December 2, 2022

    Lukáš Pařík on acclimating to America and putting in the work to achieve your goals

    Jay Stevens is joined by Utah Grizzlies Goalie, Lukáš Pařík, to dive into his career so far including growing up playing hockey in Prague, Czech Republic, getting drafted by the LA Kings in the third round, and some of his hockey inspirations growing up.

    We also dive into how he turned to Friends to become fluent in English, the culture shock he experienced coming to America, and how COVID-19 impacted his career while playing in the Czech Republic.

    Lukáš also breaks down his time with the Dubuque Fighting Saints in the USHL, his battles with the Utah Grizzlies while playing for the Rapid City Rush, and the accident that would leave him with multiple broken ribs after getting hit by a wrong-way driver.

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    November 24, 2022

    Coach Kevan Guy on playing for the Calgary Flames and his time with the Golden Eagles

    Coach Kevan Guy (Head coach for the Utah Junior Grizzlies 18U Travel team) joins Jay Stevens and Gary Michaels this week to talk about growing up in Edmonton Alberta where he dreamed about playing professional hockey, finding his role in Junior Hockey in the Western Hockey League, and getting drafted by the Calgary Flames in the 4th round.

    Then we talk about how conditioning in the sport has evolved over the years, Kevan's reaction to being sent to Salt Lake City to play for the Golden Eagles, and some amazing stories from Kevan's time with the Golden Eagles.

    Kevan also talks about the injury that ended his professional career and how we can make hockey better for the youth in Utah.

    To learn more about Kevan and the Utah Junior Grizzlies, you can visit the official website here: https://www.utahjuniorgrizzlies.com/

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    November 2, 2022

    Casey Ruff on the keys to developing healthy athletes and promoting longevity in fitness

    Casey Ruff (Boundless Body) joins Jay Stevens this week to talk about Casey and his wife's decision to develop Boundless Body after the pandemic impacted their work lives, why it's so important to continuously hone your craft to get the most out of your profession, and the best age range to introduce working out to our youth.

    Casey also shares why a properly built workout program is essential to help prevent injuries while working out, why aiming for a certain caloric value every day can be misleading, and whether you should be taking supplements or not.

    Then we talk about the process of finding a fitness trainer and some key considerations that should be addressed for female athletes when starting their fitness journey.

    To learn more about Casey and Boundless Body, you can visit https://www.myboundlessbody.com/ or you can find him on Instagram

    You can also listen to the Boundless Body Radio podcast here: https://www.myboundlessbody.com/podcast-1

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    October 26, 2022

    Dr. Leslie Podlog on the psychological effects that injuries have on athletes

    Please join us for this week's edition of the Utah Puck report with legendary cohost Tegan Stevens as we welcome Dr. Leslie Podlog to the podcast. Dr. Podlog brings a wealth of knowledge to the show. He has numerous publications in his field on the psychological effects that injuries have on athletes.

    Dr. Podlog gives advice on how athletes can come back from injury and be ready to perform at a high level not only physically, but mentally as well. We also discuss how to be a better teammate and coach to an injured player, the advantages and disadvantages of two types of motivation, and how to avoid burnout.

    If you want to hear more from Dr. Podlog check out his podcast on youtube titled, "Mettle Minds," while we eagerly await his book to be published.

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    October 14, 2022

    Jared Youngman on the Utah Grizzlies' success, the Mason Mannek trade, and supporting local hockey

    Jared Youngman (Vice President of the Utah Grizzlies) joins the show to talk about the team's success last year, Mason Mannek's decision to forgo playing in Cincinnati following his trade from the Grizzlies, and where the Grizzlies fit in the ever-evolving landscape of the AHL.

    Then we talk about some of the lineup changes coming into the season and why it's so important to support local hockey in order for the product to get better.

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    September 26, 2022

    Chris Billeter on the state of local officiating, getting into adult hockey, and the unfortunate passing of Lyle Bradley

    We're back for season 5 and in the season premiere episode, Chris Billeter (Program Coordinator for Salt Lake County Hockey) joins Jay Stevens and Evan Stoflet (Coach of the Wasatch Renegades) to talk about his experience with seeing hockey evolve in Utah since his time playing growing up, why finding officials has become scarce throughout the state, and what newcomers should know before signing up for a local men's league.

    Chris also shares how to easily get into youth and adult hockey these days, the unfortunate passing of legendary Salt Lake Golden Eagle, Lyle Bradley, and his impact on the sport in Utah.

    You can get involved in Utah hockey by clicking the link here: https://slco.org/hockey/youth/

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    April 15, 2022

    Ryan Kinasewich on the Grizzlies' success and the Utah and Idaho rivalry

    In today's episode, Jay and Gary sit down with Utah Grizzlies head coach Ryan Kinasewich and talk about this season's record-setting team. They talk about building a team and handling expectations for playing time while supporting the parent club. The trio then talks about the rivalry between Utah and Idaho and how this weekend's series against the steelheads help the Grizzlies get ready for playoffs.

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    March 17, 2022

    Brady Devries on his fifteen minutes of fame with the Utah Grizzlies

    Imagine going home from college and getting a call from your hometown professional hockey team. They need a goalie, and as luck would have it, you're the only one in town. In this episode Jay and Gary interview Brady Devries, the club college goalie that received a call from the Utah Grizzlies to play against his hometown team the Rapid City Rush. The trio talks about the pressure leading up to the game and breaks down what happened during the game. They also talk about the craziness that happens after getting your 15 minutes of fame. Jay, of course, manages to bring up his 15 minutes of fame and talks about the fallout from that.

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    January 26, 2022

    Coach Joe Pfleegor on the development of junior hockey in Vernal and coaching during the pandemic

    In this episode, Jay sits down with Vernal Oilers coach Joe Pfleegor. The two talk about the development of junior A hockey in Vernal, a challenging 10 game road trip in the midst of a pandemic, and different coaching philosophies. 

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    January 21, 2022

    Garrett Metcalf on why it's so important to make the most of every opportunity

    In this episode, Jay talks to former Utah Grizzlies and current Lehigh Valley Phantoms goalie Garrett Metcalf. The two talk about what it’s like to be the third man out on a team due to NHL contracts, getting called up to the AHL, and making the most of your opportunities. 

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    January 10, 2022

    The state of refereeing with Ben Wilner and Mike Vuich

    In this episode, Jay Stevens talks with local hockey officials Ben Wilner and Mike Vuich about the current ref shortage and the uptick in verbal, as well as physical abuse of officials by men's league players.

    The panel also talks about why they became referees, the benefits, and what can be done to recruit and keep officials. 

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    October 26, 2021

    Ryan Kinasewich on becoming the new Utah Grizzlies HC

    On today's episode of the Utah Puck Report, Jay Stevens is joined by Utah Grizzlies Head Coach Ryan Kinasewich. We talk about Coach Kinasewich becoming the new head coach of the Grizzlies, their mindset when they begin to build a team, and some of the different places where he looks for players.

    Lastly, we dive into the depth the Grizzlies have in net this season.

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    September 29, 2021

    Luc Robitaille on Frozen Fury in SLC, Trevor Lewis' time with the Kings, and what it takes to win it all

    In this week's episode, Jay is joined by Luc Robitaille (LA Kings - President) to talk about being a 9th round pick, the mentality he gained because of being drafted later in the draft, Trevor Lewis's time with the Kings, and why he was so valuable to the team on and off the ice.

    Then Luc shares his experiences winning the Stanley Cup as a player compared to being in management and why timing and team composition are so crucial to winning the championship.

    We also talk about Luc's final game against the San Jose Sharks, why preseason games are becoming more popular, and the upcoming Frozen Fury Preseason Game in Salt Lake City.

    For tickets to the upcoming Frozen Fury game, you can visit Vivint's website here: https://www.vivintarena.com/events/frozen-fury-la-kings-vs-vegas-golden-knights/

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    July 30, 2021

    Why local hockey shops are so important to the Utah community with Alan Greenberg and Cory Lingelbach

    In this week's episode, Jay is joined by Cory Lingelbach (HockeyStopZ) and Alan Greenberg (Cottonwood Hockey Shop Call) to talk about the state of local hockey shops in Utah, how the experience is going to be different when buying gear from specialized shops, and some of the struggles that come with bringing in bigger name brands.

    Then we talk about why it's so valuable to build up loyal relationships within the Utah hockey community, how impactful refining your skates can be to your game, and the benefits that can come with experimenting with different gear.

    Lastly, we play a game of what are the hottest items in the store and what is actually the best.

     

     

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    May 28, 2021

    Chasing the dream and getting ice time with Nick Halloran and Evan Stoflet

    In today’s episode, Jay and Gary are joined by LA Kings prospect Nick Halloran and West Coast Renegades coach and director Evan Stoflet. The group talks about Nicks' season in the AHL and the difficulties of getting ice time as an undrafted player.

    The group also tackles the discussion of staying home and playing tier 1 hockey or leaving home to pursue the dream.

    The panel also talks about the Utah Grizzlies playing in front of full capacity crowds for playoffs and dropping the mask requirement.

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    April 12, 2021

    Local legend Buzz Burns on influencing generations of hockey players

    Today, Jay and Gary get to talk with local legend Buzz Burns and his family. They talk about Buzz's early days in Minnesota and find out how he influenced two generations of hockey players in his own family. Larry Burns talks about being part of the first group of players from Utah to play in the USHL. Blake Burns prepares the 4th generation of Burns to hit the ice.
    They also get a chance to catch up with University of Utah Women's Hockey team captain Brooke Burns and what she and the program are looking forward to next season. 

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    April 2, 2021

    Jeff Levy reminisces about hockey in Utah during the 80s and the modern development process for young goalies

    Today, Jay sits down with former NHL draft pick and Highland High alum Jeff Levy. The two goalies talk about how Jeff got into hockey and what the environment was like in Utah in the late 80s.

    Jeff also talks about the development process for young goalies in the area including his son, Hank.

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    November 16, 2020

    Michael Hunt and Kelly Askew talk all things equipment and the underrated aspects of roller hockey

    Jay and frequent co-host and former professional hockey player Evan Stoflet are joined by In-Line hockey legend Michael Hunt and former Long Beach Ice Dog and San Diego Gull Kelly Askew.

    The four discuss online hockey, what it’s like to be an equipment rep trying to get products into the NHL and retail hands. They also talk about using roller hockey as cross-training for ice hockey. 

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    November 9, 2020

    Evan Stoflet on OHL's plan on returning to play and where Trevor Lewis will play this season

    Today Jay and Gary are joined by former Grizzlies player Evan Stoflet. They talk about the OHL's plan on returning to play without checking, youth, and adult leagues in Utah.

    They also do their best at guessing where Trevor Lewis will play this upcoming season.

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    October 15, 2020

    NHL Playoffs, Trevor Lewis's future, and staying ready for whatever comes next

    In the first episode of season 3, Jay and Gary join Utah Grizzlies Assistant Coach Ryan Kinasewich, Ontario Reign Forward Nick Halloran, and Portland Winterhawks Forward Mason Mannek.

    The group talks about the NHL playoffs, speculate on Trevor Lewis's future. They also discuss their individual leagues, start dates, and how they are staying in a constant state of readiness for whatever comes next.

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    August 3, 2020

    AHL updates, 2020 Hungry 4 Hockey Charity Event, and Jay's 6th job

    In this episode, Jay Stevens chats with Ryan Tall (San Diego Gulls Equipment Manager) and former Viewmont Hockey Rigg Zeidler about the AHL and plans to get back to playing. We also learn about their cool 2020 Hungry 4 Hockey Charity Event.

    We also find out that Jay Stevens has a 6th job.

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    July 22, 2020

    Hockey is finally coming back!

    In this episode, Jay Stevens and Gary Michaels are joined by Utah Grizzlies Assistant Coach Ryan Kinasewich to talk about The Utah Grizzlies. They also talk about how Utah is getting back to hockey and the ways different areas have different rules about COVID. Then they discuss youth hockey and hockey camps.

    The trio also discusses the NHL and the upcoming tournament-style playoffs.  Jay also announces your opportunity for you to pick up your very own Utah Puck Report sticker.

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    June 11, 2020

    Dave Imonti and Evan Stoflet talk about the current landscape of hockey

    In today’s episode, Jay Stevens is joined by West Coast Renegades President Dave Imonti and coach Evan Stoflet. The West Coast Renegades will be the first to have tryouts after the quarantine and in the new normal.

    We talk about the sudden end of the season, and how we get started on the new season. We also discuss new coach and former Grizzlies fan favorite Jon “Push” Puskar and his recruitment efforts for this upcoming season.

    We also talk about “The Barn” WCR’s own rink and what that offers to its players and the area. Evan tells us about his new “801Hockey” individualized training program.

    For more info in WCR and the upcoming tryouts go to westcoastrenegades.com or find them on any social media platform

    For more info on 801hockey email es801hockey@protonmail.com

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