Old Time Hockey UK Podcast - The puck drops here!
By Ken Abbott
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This is a podcast devoted to Ice hockey in the UK with interviews from former Pro Hockey Players, Coaches and Referees, sharing their experiences and memories plus a few amusing anecdotes to make you smile. Old Time Hockey UK - The puck drops here!
||CleanS3E06 Anthony Payne Podcast Interview||S3E06 Anthony Payne Podcast Interview In today’s show I interview former Durham Wasps “Grand Slam” winning, goal scoring forward Anthony Payne. Anthony’s ice hockey career was almost certainly destined to happen even before he could walk,||3 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS3E05 Charlie Colon Podcast Interview||S3E05 Charlie Colon Podcast Interview In today’s show I interview former London Phoenix Flyers, Richmond Flyers, Southampton Vikings, Cleveland Bombers and Slough Jets net minder Charlie Colon Charlie spent 20 years in the UK.||30 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS3E04 Scott Morrison Podcast Interview||S3E04 Scott Morrison Podcast Interview In today’s show I interview former Canadian forward Scott Morrison. Scott spent 10 seasons here in the UK playing for 6 different hockey teams. During those 10 seasons Scott played for the Whitley Warriors (tw||18 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS3E03 – Scott O’Connor Podcast Interview||S3E03 – The Scott O’Connor Podcast Interview Imagine, you’re 14 years old, you’re a junior ice hockey net minder. You’re learning your trade within the Fife Flyers junior development organisation. Usually you play in front of just a few parent||28 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS3E02 – Nicky Chinn Podcast Interview||S3E02 – Nicky Chinn Podcast Interview In today’s show I break with my policy of interviewing only “players from the past”. Nicky Chinn continues to play on, despite making his debut in the 1988 – 89 season, that’s 29 seasons ago.||7 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS3E01 – The Wayne Cowley Podcast Interview||S3E01 – The Wayne Cowley Podcast Interview In today’s show I interview former Edmonton Oilers, Solihull Barons, Sheffield Steelers and Newcastle Cobras goalie Wayne Cowley. Canadian Wayne hails from Scarborough,||1 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS2E12 – The Paul Blahyj Podcast Interview||S2E12 – The Paul Blahyj Podcast Interview In today’s show, the final Podcast of Season 2, I interview former Nottingham Panthers back up net minder Paul Blahyj. I start the interview by asking a very important question – how does he pronounce his||29 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS2E11 – The Rob Breskal Podcast Interview||S2E11 – The Rob Breskal Podcast Interview In today’s show I interview former Southampton Vikings, Dundee Rockets, Medway Bears and Bracknell Bees D-Man Rob Breskal. Now living in New South Wales in Australia,||24 6 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS2E10 – The Mario Belanger Podcast Interview||S2E10 – The Mario Belanger Podcast Interview In today’s show I interview former Durham Wasps, Basingstoke Beavers, Nottingham Panthers and Telford Tigers goal scoring forward Mario Belanger. Durham Wasps Durham Wasps signed the French Canadian as a||19 5 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS2E09 – The Garry Unger Podcast Interview Part 2||S2E09 – The Garry Unger Podcast Interview Part 2 – the Heineken Years For the very first time since starting the Podcast back in 2014 I’ve decided to split an episode in two. Garry Unger’s career has been absolutely amazing.||23 3 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS2E08 – The Garry Unger Podcast Interview Part 1||S2E08 – The Garry Unger Podcast Interview Part 1 – the NHL Years Garry Unger had an amazing career, with so much recorded content it was impossible to fit everything into one hour. Therefore for the first time since starting the Podcast I’ve de||26 2 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS2E07 – The Paul Hand Podcast Interview||S2E07 – The Paul Hand Podcast Interview In today’s show I interview former Murrayfield Racers, Solihull Barons, Peterborough Pirates, Fife Flyers, Paisley Pirates and Great Britain D-Man Paul Hand. We talk of his early years in Edinburgh,||22 1 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS2E06 – The Steve Carpenter Podcast Interview||S2E06 – The Steve Carpenter Podcast Interview Today I interview former Solihull Blaze, Nottingham Panthers, Sheffield Steelers, Coventry Blaze and Milton Keynes Lightning D-Man Steve Carpenter. Steve had a successful time in Canadian junior hockey and||15 12 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS2E05 – The Frank Morris Podcast Interview||Episode S2E05: The Frank Morris Interview. In today’s show I interview former Ayr Bruins, Fife Flyers, Murrayfield Racers and Trafford Metros forward Frank Morris. Frank spent 27 years in the UK as a player and Elite League bench coach before returnin||4 11 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS2E04 – The Luc Chabot Podcast Interview||Episode S2E04: The Luc Chabot Podcast Interview. In today’s show I interview former Ayr Bruins, Whitley Warriors, Medway Bears and Solihul Barons striker Luc Chabot. Luc’s first UK hockey experience lasted just 9 games and despite being in the top t||2 10 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS2E03 – The Tommy Plommer Podcast Interview||Episode S2E03: The Tommy Plommer Interview. Do you remember Ice Hockey in the early 90’s, when a team from Sheffield took British Hockey by storm? It was a love hate relationship, Sheffield fans loved them, everyone else hated them – well,||21 7 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS2E02 – The Kelvin Land Podcast Interview||Episode S2E02: The Kel Land Interview. Kel or Lando, as most people know him, was born in Sevenoaks in Kent, the product of a British mother and a three quarters North American Indian father serving in the Canadian forces.||17 6 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS2E01 – The Selmar Odelein Podcast Interview||Episode S2E01: The Selmar Odelein Interview. Season 2 starts off with a true legend as I speak with former Edmonton Oilers, Nottingham Panthers and Sheffield Steelers D-Man Selmar Odelein. NHL Years The eldest of three professional Ice hockey playing b.||7 5 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1E30 – The Brian Kanewischer Podcast Interview||S1E30. The Brian Kanewischer Interview. In today’s show I talk to former Aviemore Blackhawks, Cardiff Devils, Ayr Raiders and Swindon Wildcats coach, Brian Kanewischer. We talk of how he had no hesitation in travelling over 4000 miles from his home in||24 3 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1E29 – The Chuck Taylor Podcast Interview||Episode S1E29. The Chuck Taylor Interview. In today’s show I talk to former Solihull Barons, Telford Tigers and Nottingham Panthers D Man, Chuck Taylor. Chuck was born in London in 1961 but raised in Saskatchewan in Canada.||19 2 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1Extra – The Marc Twaite Podcast Interview – extra||Episode S1Extra. Marc Twaite Podcast Extra . In today’s Marc Twaite Podcast Extra, the former GB and Nottingham Panthers forward returns to introduce his new Autobiography. “The Ice That Melted” Marc, who also played ice hockey for the Milton Keyn||16 2 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1E28 – The Jason Wood Podcast Interview||Episode S1E28. The Jason Wood Interview In today’s show I talk to former Streatham Braves, Medway Bears, Peterborough Pirates and Cardiff Devils netminder Jason Wood. Jason now lives in Penticton in British Columbia,||29 1 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1E27 – The Todd Bidner Podcast Interview||Episode S1E27 – The Todd Bidner Interview. In today’s show I talk to former Washington Capitals, Fife Flyers and Peterborough Pirates forward Todd Bidner. Todd was drafted into the NHL in 1980 by the Washington Capitals, he was a round 6 pick,||29 12 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1E26 – The 100 Years UK Ice Hockey Event||Episode S1E26. The 100 Years UK Hockey Event Interview. In today’s show I talk to Frankie Killen and Scott Plews, organisers of the 100 Years UK Ice Hockey event. Both guys had been interviewed for the podcast previously.||14 11 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1E25 – The Kenny McKie Podcast Interview||Episode S1E25. The Kenny McKie Interview Kenny first “discovered” ice skating as a 10 year old, he’d persuaded his 16 year old brother to take him to the Crossmyloof ice rink, his brother had arranged to meet a girl there and 10 year old Kenny thr||16 10 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1E24 – The Hilton Ruggles Podcast Interview||Episode S1E24. The Hilton Ruggles Interview. In today’s show I talk with former Whitley Warriors, Murrayfield Racers, Cardiff Devils, Manchester Storm, Newcastle Riverkings, Coventry Blaze and Newcastle Vipers forward Hilton Ruggles.||2 10 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1E23 – The Scott Neil Podcast Interview||Episode S1E23. The Scott Neil Interview. In today’s show I talk with Edinburgh Capitals team owner and former Murrayfield Racers and Sheffield Steelers forward, Scott Neil. Edinburgh born, Scott’s earliest memories of ice hockey was as a twelve yea||31 7 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1E22 – The Gavin Fraser Podcast Interview||Episode S1E22. The Gavin Fraser Interview. Today’s show features former Aviemore Blackhawks and Nottingham Panthers forward Gavin Fraser. Gavin grew up in the Scottish Highlands and had to walk six miles to get to his local ice rink.||15 5 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1E21 – The Craig Melancon Podcast Interview||Episode S1E21. The Craig Melancon Interview. Today’s show features former Streatham Redskins, Slough Jets and Nottingham Panthers forward Craig Melancon. My very first question to Craig was how he’d acquired the nickname “Cougar”,||24 4 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1E20 – The Fred Perlini Podcast Interview||Episode S1E20. The Fred Perlini Interview. Today’s show features former Toronto Maple Leafs, Nottingham Panthers, Fife Flyers and Guildford Flames forward Fred Perlini. Fred was unexpectedly drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1980 and on the “Big||3 4 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1E19 – The Simon Leach Podcast Interview||Episode S1E19. The Simon Leach Interview On today’s show I interview former Whitley Warriors forward and head coach Simon Leach. Simon began his hockey journey as a 6 year old when he and his best friend, went to the local Whitley Bay ice rink to watc||19 3 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1E18 – The Ivan Matulik Podcast Interview||Episode S1E18. The Ivan Matulik Interview In this episode I interview former Sheffield Steelers, Edinburgh Racers, Cardiff Devils and Manchester Storm forward Ivan Matulik Ivan now lives in Vancouver, Canada but was born in the late 1960’s in Czechosl||6 3 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1E17 – The Shannon Hope Podcast Interview||Episode S1E17. The Shannon Hope Interview. In this episode I interview former Peterborough Pirates, Cardiff Devils and Great Britain international D-Man Shannon Hope. The big Peterborough (Ontario) born D-Man arrived in the UK in 1984 after new Peterbo||20 2 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1E16 – The Paul Adey Podcast Interview||Episode S1E16. The Paul Adey Interview. Paul grew up in Montreal in Canada, he remembers his early years playing hockey on the outdoors rinks, “you’d cover your face with a scarf, wear thick gloves and a heavy coat and go out and play hockey all n*g||6 2 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1E15 – The Scott Plews Podcast Interview||Episode S1E15. The Scott Plews Interview. I interview former Fife Flyers, Murrayfield and Edinburgh Racers, Telford Tigers and Paisley Pirates D Man Scott Plews. Scott made his debut for the Flyers at the tender age of fourteen. Due to his age,||23 1 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1E14 – The Simon Kirkham Podcast Interview||Episode S1E14. The Simon Kirkham Interview. I talk with former BIHA and Ice Hockey UK referee Simon Kirkham. As a sixteen year old in the very early 1980’s Simon found himself playing ice hockey for the Nottingham Panthers second string, the Trojans,||8 1 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1E13 – The Jimmy Keyes Podcast Interview||Episode S1E13. The Jimmy Keyes Interview. Mention the name Jimmy Keyes to any long term Nottingham Panthers fan and watch as their face lights up with the rush of memories of the Panther’s first true legend since they reformed in 1980.||31 12 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1E12 – The Frankie Killen Podcast Interview||Episode S1E12. The Frankie Killen Podcast Interview. Frankie Killen, a netminder from what many consider to be the golden age of British ice hockey. The Heineken Hockey era began in 1982 and ended 1996, and “Killer” started his rookie season in 1980||20 12 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1E11 – The John Lawless Podcast Interview||Episode S1E11. The john Lawless Interview. In this episode I interview former Peterborough Pirates, Cardiff Devils, Manchester Storm and Telford Tigers player and coach, John Lawless. We discuss why he chose the Peterborough Pirates over the more estab.||12 12 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1E10 – The Jamie Leach Podcast Interview||Episode S1E10. The Jamie Leach Interview. We talk about his early years growing up with a famous hockey dad, the former Philadelphia Flyers forward and “Super Star” of his era, Reggie Leach and how his 1987 third round draft day pick,||4 12 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1E09 – The Ken Priestlay Podcast Interview||Episode S1E09. The Ken Priestlay Interview. In this episode I talk to the former Buffalo Sabres and Pittsburgh Penguins NHL Stanley Cup winner Ken Priestlay. We discuss the 1985 NHL draft and how Ken felt at having to wait until round 5 before being dr.||27 11 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1E08 – The Gary Stefan Podcast Interview||Episode S1E08. The Gary Stefan Interview. How many hockey players can say that they know Wayne Gretzky, not only that but that they played together in the same hockey team, the Brantford Nadrofsky Steelers and also shared a “back yard ice rink” at||20 11 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1E07 – The Randall Weber Podcast Interview||Episode S1E07. The Randall Weber Interview. Having previously played hockey in Canada, Randall had watched the Nottingham Panthers, as a fan, a few times. However it was a few years before the Panthers evolved into a full ice hockey club.||13 11 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1E06 – The Graham Waghorn Podcast Interview||Episode S1E06. The Graham Waghorn Interview. Born in Ontario, Canada, “Wags”, as the fans knew him, learned to skate at 3 years old and began his hockey journey a year later before coming over to the UK at age 8 when his English father, Jack,||6 11 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1E05 – The Les Millie Podcast Interview||Episode S1E05. The Les Millie Podcast Interview. Born in Fife, Les Millie started skating at just 5 years old and progressed through the Kirkaldy junior ranks. At the age of jus 14, Les was called up to make his senior debut as a Fife Flyer for a game .||30 10 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1E04 – The Daryl Lipsey Podcast Interview||Episode S1E04. The Daryl Lipsey Podcast Interview. Daryl, originally from North Battleford, a small town in Saskatchewan in Canada arrived in the UK, you could say by accident, after a move to Stuttgart in Germany fell through.||23 10 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1E03 – The Ron Shudra Podcast Interview||Episode S1E03. The Ron Shudra Interview. Ron Shudra dreamed of becoming a Hockey professional, it came true in 1986 when the Edmonton Oilers drafted him. Originally from Winnipeg in Manitoba, Canada, Ron was chosen in round 3 of the 1986 NHL draft by||16 10 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1E02 – The Marc Twaite Podcast Interview||Episode S1E02. The Marc Twaite Interview. Marc was a product of the excellent Nottingham Junior Hockey system. He started with the Tiger Cubs at just 7 years of age and progressing through the Nottingham junior ranks.||15 10 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1E01 – Old Time Hockey UK Podcast Introduction||Welcome to episode S1E01 – Introduction. In this introduction I explain that this show is about the emotion and passion that every hockey game has. For the fans who turn up week in, week out cheering on their team through both good and bad times.||30 9 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
Excellent interview with Rocket Ron.... Brought back early memories of the feet stamping and name chanting prior to a game at Sheffield . The good old days..... Great podcast , hope there are more to come....
Memories are made of this....
Thanks for the new podcast Ken - loving the interviews with the players from yester-year, remembering hockey moments, and giving some insight into what the players are doing now. Give it a listen.
Great way to start a monday morning at work, listening to the greatest player to ever pull on a Steelers jersey!