The Hockey Think Tank Podcast
To listen to an audio podcast, mouse over the title and click Play. Open iTunes to download and subscribe to podcasts.
The Hockey Think Tank Podcast brings incredible stories, interviews, and great perspective from some of the top hockey minds in the game. Hosted by Topher Scott & Jeff LoVecchio, our podcast will educate and inspire all those that love the game! For all the players, coaches, and hockey parents out there...make this your Go-To show on your way to the rink!
||CleanEpisode 33 - Ricky Mendez||On this episode of the Hockey Think Tank podcast, we chat with IMPLEMENTATIONAL speaker, Ricky Mendez. Ricky has worked with people and companies around the world and his wisdom and knowledge were amazing. We talked a lot about turning negative energy||2/20/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 32 - Chase Berger||On this episode of the Hockey Think Tank podcast, we chat with current senior and captain of the Penn State Nittany Lions, Chase Berger. Chase has had an unreal career at Penn State so far, elevating their club to the highest rungs of the NCAA in just||2/18/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 31 - Tyler Roeszler||On this episode of the Hockey Think Tank podcast, we have on one of Topher's former teammates at Cornell, Tyler Roeszler. Tyler came on and gave us some great insight into the game from a lot of different angles. He was a stud junior player from a s||2/14/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 30 - Jeff Lerg||On this episode of the Hockey Think Tank podcast, we speak with one of the top goalies in NCAA history and one of the best teammates Jeff ever had, Jeff Lerg. Standing at only 5'5", Lergy had to rise above and prove doubters wrong his entire life. F||2/11/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 29 - Mailbag x2||On this episode of the Hockey Think Tank podcast, Topher and Jeff take on some of our listener questions! We start by recapping our last two podcasts with Bob Mancini and Brandon French, talking about the value of finding a middle ground regarding USA H||2/6/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 28 - Brandon French||On this episode of the Hockey Think Tank podcast, we keep the #BellLetsTalk movement circulating as we speak to Brandon French, former college hockey player that has dealt with mental health and addiction issues. Frenchy's alcoholism and drinking habits||2/3/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 27 - Sean Muncy||On this episode of the Hockey Think Tank podcast, we chat with one of our mutual best friends in the hockey world, Sean Muncy. Sean grew up in St. Louis playing hockey with Jeff and then ended up being Topher's roommate when they played pro hockey in Te||1/30/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 26 - Bob Mancini||On this episode of the Hockey Think Tank Podcast, we talk with USA Hockey's Bob Mancini. If you really want to get behind the curtain of USA's governing body for the greatest sport on the planet, you are going to love this conversation. Bob was extr||1/28/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 25 - Our Moms||On this episode of the Hockey Think Tank podcast, we bring on our moms. THIS IS OUR FAVORITE ONE THAT WE'VE DONE! There is nothing like a hockey mom...there would be no sport if it wasn't for them. We talk to our moms about their lives as hockey moms,||1/23/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 24 - Ed Olczyk, Sr & Ed Olczyk, Jr||On this episode of the Hockey Think Tank podcast, we have the great honor of speaking with Edzo Olczyk (the legend you hear on NBC) and his son Eddie Jr (Assistant Coach at Division 1 Bemidji State University). It was so cool getting a father and son||1/21/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 23 - Mike Letizia||On this episode of the Hockey Think Tank podcast, we chat with Mike Letizia, Head Coach of the first place Johnstown Tomahawks of the NAHL. Mike is one of Topher's former teammates in youth hockey and we talk about that special year where their team w||1/15/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 22 - Topher Scott||On this episode of the Hockey Think Tank Podcast, we flip the script and talk about Topher's journey through the hockey world. The conversation goes through all of the ups and downs throughout his hockey career both as a player and coach, and what has||1/14/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 21 - Matthew Caldaroni||On this episode of the Hockey Think Tank podcast, we bring on Matthew Caldaroni, mental skills coach that has worked with players from the youth to professional levels. Matt brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to athletes when it comes to winn||1/9/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 20 - Adam Nicholas x2||On this episode of the Hockey Think Tank podcast we bring back our most downloaded guest, Adam Nicholas of Stride Envy Hockey. We talk a lot about one of the most fundamental and misunderstood skills in the game today: COMPETE...and what it really mea||1/7/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 19 - Brandon Naurato x2||On this episode of the Hockey Think Tank Podcast, we bring back Detroit Red Wings development consultant, Brandon Naurato. We chat about how to prepare as a coach for giving your team an identity, building habits and throwing your players outside your||1/4/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 18 - Ryan Hardy||On this episode of The Hockey Think Tank Podcast, we have a great conversation with current Chicago Steel General Manager, Ryan Hardy. Ryan has worked his way to being one of the top young minds in the game. Some stops that he had include NHL Central Sc||12/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 17 - Mike Snee||On this episode of The Hockey Think Tank podcast, we have an awesome chat with Mike Snee, the Executive Director of College Hockey Inc. CHI is an organization that provides the public with information regarding college hockey. They travel all throughout||12/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 16 - Mike McKenzie||On this episode of The Hockey Think Tank podcast, we chat with Kitchener Rangers General Manager, Mike McKenzie. One of the biggest debates we see at 15/16 years old is whether to play college or major junior hockey. Mike has great perspective as he||12/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 15 - Mike Commito||On this episode of The Hockey Think Tank Podcast we chat with Mike Commito...NHL Historian and author of a new book "NHL 365, Daily Stories from the Ice". We get into some awesome historical talk about some cool things that have shaped our game, inclu||12/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 14 - Mailbag with Topher & Jeff||On this episode of The Hockey Think Tank Podcast, Topher and Jeff take Twitter, Instagram, and email questions about various aspects of hockey and hockey development! Here are some of the topics that were covered: -Why did we have to take down the Noell||12/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 13 - Don Jupp||On this episode of The Hockey Think Tank Podcast, we chat with Auston Matthews' trainer, Don Jupp. Don has trained Auston since he was 16 years old and gives us a really cool look into what makes Auston a generational talent and one of the best player||12/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12 - Mike Boyle||On this episode of The Hockey Think Tank Podcast...we speak with Jeff's idol in the Strength and Conditioning world, Mike Boyle. Mike is a world renowned strength coach out of the Boston area that has worked with BU, the Boston Red Sox, the Bruins, and||12/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11 - Mike Schafer||On this episode of The Hockey Think Tank Podcast, we talk with Cornell Head Coach Mike Schafer, who currently ranks 17th all-time in coaching wins in the NCAA. Coach Schafer was the person to coach Topher at Cornell, and then they went on to coach toget||12/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10 - George Gwozdecky||On this episode of The Hockey Think Tank Podcast, we talk with NCAA coaching legend George Gwozdecky. "Coach Gwoz" led the University of Denver to 2 National Championships in the early 2000's...and currently ranks number 11 in all-time Division One co||12/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9 - Adam Nicholas||On this episode of The Hockey Think Tank podcast, we speak with one of the top hockey development people in the game, Adam Nicholas of Stride Envy Hockey. Adam has worked with teams like UMASS Lowell and the New York Rangers, and has clients that includ||11/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8 - Cam Janssen||On this episode of The Hockey Think Tank Podcast, we have a great conversation with former NHL tough guy and all-around great guy Cam Janssen. Over Cam's NHL career that spanned 336 games, he amassed 774 penalty minutes and established himself as one||11/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 7 - Robbie Schremp||Before there were child superstars Jack Eichel and Connor McDavid, there was Robbie Schremp. Growing up in New York, Robbie was the can't miss superstar that wound up being the first overall pick in the OHL and became one of the top scorers in the sto||11/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6 - Craig Custance||On this episode of The Hockey Think Tank Podcast, we chat with one of the top media personalities in the game, Craig Custance. Craig has been an NHL writer for years and has great stories about players and coaches at the highest level. We talk about w||11/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5 - Kendall Coyne||In this episode of The Hockey Think Tank podcast, we chat with one of the top women's hockey players in the world...Kendall Coyne. Kendall has won multiple World Championships with Team USA, and just won the gold medal at the 2018 Olympics in that thr||11/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4 - Barstool Chief||On this Episode of The Hockey Think Tank Podcast, we welcome Barstool Chief, the Chicago Blackhawks big-time blogger at Barstool Sports. We talk to him about how he got his start at Barstool, his thoughts on the current Hawks team, and we dive into hi||11/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3 - Rico Blasi||This Episode of The Hockey Think Tank Podcasts features a great conversation between Topher and Rico Blasi, Head Coach at Miami (Ohio). Coach Blasi has had that position since 1999, he is a 5 time CCHA Coach of the Year, has been to two Frozen Fours, an||11/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2 - Brandon Naurato||Welcome back to The Hockey Think Tank Podcast! This episode features one of the top upcoming development coaches in North America, Brandon Naurato, who is now a development coach with the Detroit Red Wings. Hear Brandon and the boys talk passionately||11/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWelcome to The Hockey Think Tank Podcast!||Welcome to The Hockey Think Tank Podcast!! Our one-of-a-kind hockey podcast will be featured by great stories, inspiration, and enlightening hockey talk with guests at the highest levels of hockey. In our inaugural episode, you'll hear from our two host||11/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Just discovered the pod and love it so far! Keep up the good work toph!
Very informative! I played at every level of hockey except NHL and I am currently coaching youth hockey. My 3 boys are all playing youth hockey and we are enjoying the advice both of you are providing us. Great information from this podcast to inform and educate people involved in the hockey world. Keep up the good work. Thanks guys!
This is something every parent, child, fan, human being should listen to. Amazing stories and insight into everything hockey from youth to pro. I look forward to every edition of this podcast. Topher & Jeff are giving some of the best the great sport of hockey has to offer!!