43 episodes

Welcome to Smart Sports Podcast!

Right now the plan is to have a weekly podcast that drops every Thursday about sports in Norfolk, Haldimand and surrounding areas. Most of the time it’ll be an interview or two, diving into our local sports scene in ways never done before because of this format.

Also, be sure to find Smart Sports Podcast on Facebook, where there is lots more local sports stories and scores.

Thank you very much for listening and joining us on this journey!

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    • 5.0, 9 Ratings

Welcome to Smart Sports Podcast!

Right now the plan is to have a weekly podcast that drops every Thursday about sports in Norfolk, Haldimand and surrounding areas. Most of the time it’ll be an interview or two, diving into our local sports scene in ways never done before because of this format.

Also, be sure to find Smart Sports Podcast on Facebook, where there is lots more local sports stories and scores.

Thank you very much for listening and joining us on this journey!

    Doug Luey | MSL commissioner | Smart Sports Podcast | Season 2 Episode 16

    Doug Luey | MSL commissioner | Smart Sports Podcast | Season 2 Episode 16

    Welcome back friends. My apologies for not having a podcast the last two weeks. 

    Today I have Major Series Lacrosse commissioner Doug Luey on the show.

    Doug was named interim commissioner for the league in 2016 and the next year took the role full time. He’s done an amazing job trying to grow the league. But this week, he had to do the unthinkable, and cancel the 2020 season. During our chat we talk about the difficult decision, what it means for the league and its teams, and what direction MSL is going.

    Remember to go over to the Smart Sports Podcast Facebook page for more local sports news when it happens. I’ll do my best to keep you up to date during these strange times. Also make sure to LIKE & SHARE it so we can continue to make Smart Sports Podcast the place for all things local sports.

    Thanks again for listening!

    • 32 min
    Elaine Chuli | NWHL Toronto | Smart Sports Podcast | Season 2 Episode 15

    Elaine Chuli | NWHL Toronto | Smart Sports Podcast | Season 2 Episode 15

    This week on the podcast we have another very special guest. 

    She’s represented Canada between the pipes, set numerous records while playing for the University of University of Connecticut Huskies, and is now a member of the new NWHL franchise in Toronto.

    Please welcome Elaine Chuli to the podcast.

    Thank you so much for listening. It really is appreciated. 

    Make sure to go to the Smart Sports Podcast Facebook page for more local sports news when it happens. Also be sure to LIKE and SHARE it so we can continue to make Smart Sports Podcast the place for all things local sports.

    Thanks again for listening!

    • 27 min
    Jack Phibbs | Flint Firebirds | Smart Sports Podcast | Season 2 Episode 14

    Jack Phibbs | Flint Firebirds | Smart Sports Podcast | Season 2 Episode 14

    This week the podcast I have the pride and joy of Selkirk Ontario. 
    Jack Phibbs, like many hockey players, had his junior hockey career come to an abrupt end a few weeks ago, when the Ontario Hockey League, like everyone else, was forced to shut things down because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
    Jack was playing in his fourth season with the Flint Firebirds. He and his teammates were poised for a big layoff run before the season was canceled.
    But it’s not all bad news. Jack recently announced that his hockey career will continue after committing to play for the University of Waterloo Warriors.
    Thank you so much for listening. It really is appreciated. Please head over to the Smart Sports Podcast Facebook page, for more local sports news when it happens. Remember to like and share the page and posts, so we can continue to make Smart Sports Podcast the place for all things local sports.

    Thanks!!

    • 32 min
    Delhi Rockets midget team | Smart Sports Podcast | Season 2 Episode 13

    Delhi Rockets midget team | Smart Sports Podcast | Season 2 Episode 13

    This week on the podcast we’re going to talk hockey with Norfolk’s newest provincial champions.

    After having their OMHA midget C final against the Mariposa Lightning come to a halt because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Delhi Knights of Columbus Rockets and Lightning were named co-champions earlier this week. I have players Ryan Hill, Liam Twinem, and Jared Austin on the show.

    Remember to go to the Smart Sports Podcast Facebook page for more local sports when it happens. And always remember to give us a like and share us so we can continue to make Smart Sports Podcast the place for all things local sports.



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    • 25 min
    Ryan VanNetten | Smart Sports Podcast | Season 2 Episode 12

    Ryan VanNetten | Smart Sports Podcast | Season 2 Episode 12

    This week on the podcast I have one of the five Brantford 99ers taken in this past weekend’s OHL Priority Selection.

    Simcoe’s Ryan VanNetten was drafted by the Flint Firebirds in the 11th round (216th overall). This season with the 99ers, Ryan was his team’s rock on the blue line. He also showed off his great decision and play making abilities, netting three goals and 25 assists, which was good for the 99ers third leading scorer.

    SHOUT OUTS

    This week I’ll give a shout out to the other Brantford 99ers taken in the OHL draft.

    A huge congratulations to Gavin Bryant who was selected in the second round (37th overall) by the Owen Sound Attack.

    Beau Jelsma, from Brownsville and a former Tillsonburg Minor Hockey product was picked in the third round (55thoverall) by the Barrie Colts.

    Tillsonburg’s Brandon Balazs was taken in the 10th round (198 overall) by the Saginaw Spirit.

    And Luke Bibby was selected by the Attack in the 13th round (250th overall)



    Remember to go to the Smart Sports Podcast Facebook page for more local sports news when it happens. And remember to LIKE AND SHARE it, so we can continue to make Smart Sports Podcast the place for all things local sports.

    Thanks again for listening.

    • 16 min
    Blind curling | Mike Vrooman and Jimmy Simmons | Smart Sports Podcast | Season 2 Episode 11

    Blind curling | Mike Vrooman and Jimmy Simmons | Smart Sports Podcast | Season 2 Episode 11

    This week is another fun episode of Smart Sports Podcast. 

    I have two local vision impaired athletes that have won a number of Canadian curling championships. And this year as Team Canada, Mike Vrooman and Jimmy Simmons earned silver medals with their Nova Scotia teammates at the AMI Canadian Vision Impaired Curling Championships in Ottawa.

    Thanks so much for listening. It really is appreciated. Remember to go over to the Smart Sports Podcast Facebook page for all of the local sports news when it comes in. And make sure to share it with your friends, so we can continue to make Smart Sports Podcast the place for all things local sports.



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    • 25 min

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