Season 10 of TPS Continues!
The Pipeline Show is now months into our 10th season on the air at TSN 1260 Edmonton. The CHL, CJHL and USHL seasons are off and running plus the NCAA college hockey schedule begins in mid-October. You know that we're on top of it all.
Segment 1: Guy Flaming and Dean Millard, along with Taylor Medak, will spend the first segment setting up the rest of the show. The Tim Horton's Question of the Night leads us off and on Saturdays there will also be the Friday Night WHL Recap.
Segment 2: We talk a lot about junior and college hockey on TPS but we also try and keeps tabs on what is happening in the top minor pro league as well. For that reason we will speak with Ryan Wagman from Hockey Prospectus who has watched a lot of the AHL's Western Conference this year. Who are the prospect who look NHL ready? Which rookies have impressed in their debut pro season? We'll find out tonight.
Segment 3: In our NCAA College Hockey segment we will welcome Quinnipiac Bobcats senior Matthew Peca. The Ontario product has always been a leading scorer on his teams and looks to get the Bobcats back to the Frozen Four this spring. We'll discuss his NCAA career and what happens next for the Tampa Bay prospect.
Segment 4: The Saskatoon Blades aren't going to make the playoffs, we've known that for quite some time now, but is there any evidence to suggest a light at the end of the tunnel? Could the Blades turn it around next year? We'll pose that question and more to the long time man behind their mic, Les Lazaruk.
Segment 5: Our second 2015 Draft Spotlight segment will feature a forward from the USNTDP named Colin White. Early season projections had the Boston College recruit pegged as a probable 1st round pick and that is still the case for most published rankings. He's ranked 27th by Central Scouting.
Segment 6: In our final segment of the day we will present "Inside the AJHL" as the league shifts gears to the playoff season. GM and Head Coach of the Drayton Valley Thunder, Mike Mueller, will be our guest to review his team and preview their 1st round series against the Bonnyville Pontiacs.