Season 12 of TPS continues online as "The PipeCast"!
The Pipeline Show continues our 12th season now as "The Pipe-Cast". 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.
Introduction: Guy Flaming is back and explains the reason behind a week absence spent in the UofA Hospital, a salute to some milestone WHL broadcasts reached and an apology to AJHL fans too.
Guest 1: The first CHL Insider today is Bill Wilms, long time broadcaster in the WHL, who shares his thoughts on the recent referendum held in Nanaimo BC that failed to pass meaning the WHL won't be headed to that town any time soon. Bill also updates on the success off the ice for the Vancouver Giants this year in Langley BC and the injury status of marquee forward Tyler Benson.
Guest 2: Our 2017 Draft Spotlight finds WHL Forward Kole Lind of the Kelowna Rockets. The high-scoring power forward has been recognized by NHL Central Scouting as a potential 1st round pick this coming June. We also discussed the Rockets as they prepare for the WHL playoffs.
Guest 3: For our NCAA Report, we check in with Paula Weston from USCHO to get a Big Ten playoff preview. Are the Golden Gophers the team to beat or will in be the Wisconsin Badgers? How about Penn State, Michigan or Ohio State? Paula weighs in on all of that as well as the recent coaching positions that have come available.
Guest 4: Our second CHL Insider is the voice of the Kitchener Rangers, Mike Farwell, who sets the stage for the remainder of the OHL regular season and the playoffs. Also, the CHL lawsuit comes up as does the 2018 Memorial Cup and who Mike thought was going to get the host job.