Welcome to Season 12 of TPS!
The Pipeline Show kicks off our 12th season on the air at TSN 1260 Edmonton. We hope that you will join us all season long as we cover the CHL, CJHL, USHL and the NCAA plus the World Junior Championship, Frozen Four, and the NHL Draft.
Segment 1: Guy Flaming and Dean Millard, along with Taylor Medak, will spend the first segment setting up the rest of the show. The Question of the Night leads us off and we'll have time to touch on some current events.
Segment 2: Trouble in Alaska! Both the Nanooks in Fairbanks and the Seawolves of Anchorage face a grimm future as both Universities may lose their Div 1 hockey programs. We'll get the latest on the situation from Joe Cook, Sports Director at KTVF TV.
Segment 3: Next, we will connect with play by play man Bob Ridley who has called the action for the Medicine Hat Tigers since most of us were in diapers. The Tigers missed the playoffs in their first season in their new arena but are they poised to bounce back into the post season this year?
Segment 4: The University of Alberta Golden Bears have a terrific recruiting class joining what is always one of the top programs in CIS hockey. To tell us about the team heading into the season is head coach Serge Lajoie.
Segment 5: Another WHL team preview, this time courtest Regan Bartel who is the broadcaster for the mighty Kelowna Rockets. Not far removed from a WHL championship but with another new head coach, what should fans expect from the perennial contender?
Segment 6: The QMJHL pre-season is already underway and with that comes news of trades, firings, players leaving and more. Mike Sanderson from Yahoo Sports will bring us up to speed.