By sheer coincidence, both Steven’s Oilers and Rachel’s Flyers were playing games during the recording of this episode of Hockey Feels. Not coincidentally, both teams were doing poorly while the tape was rolling. However, there is plenty of international hockey talk, with both the World Junior Championships and the Spengler Cup taking place overseas.
On this week’s show, we’re joined by Kate Cimini of Today’s Slapshot and the podcast Don’t Snow The Goalie to talk about the NWHL at the midpoint of the league’s debut season. Rachel and Steven also discuss the plights of their favourite teams, and some holiday spirit is featured in Rachel Recommends. Happy Holidays, everyone!
A great week for the Oilers and their perfect 5-0-0 homestand has buoyed Steven this week, while Rachel’s Flyers suffered a couple losses to offset an impressive win over the Blues. But talk of change in Pittsburgh, a new sponsorship deal with the NWHL, and the troubling story of parental abuse suffered by former NHLer Patrick O’Sullivan dominates this week’s episode!
It was a good week for both the Oilers and Flyers as both Steven and Rachel’s favourite teams experienced winning streaks (although the Flyers had their 4-game streak end on Saturday). Buoyed by this, your hosts discuss various happy and fun things like the All-Star fan voting system and the upcoming NWHL/CWHL outdoor game!