92 episodes

Up My Hockey is a podcast that pulls back the curtain on how to make a career out of hockey and the high performance habits required. Your host, ex-NHL'er and mindset coach, Jason Podollan, has candid conversations with NHL players, coaches, scouts, and agents, about the hockey journey and living your dream. If you are an aspiring hockey player, a hockey parent, or a hockey fan who wants to hear the inside scoop, this podcast is for you.

Up My Hockey with Jason Podollan Jason Podollan

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Up My Hockey is a podcast that pulls back the curtain on how to make a career out of hockey and the high performance habits required. Your host, ex-NHL'er and mindset coach, Jason Podollan, has candid conversations with NHL players, coaches, scouts, and agents, about the hockey journey and living your dream. If you are an aspiring hockey player, a hockey parent, or a hockey fan who wants to hear the inside scoop, this podcast is for you.

    EP.92 - Micki DuPont - 1000 Professional Games and Head Coach at Edge Academy

    EP.92 - Micki DuPont - 1000 Professional Games and Head Coach at Edge Academy

    It was great to get on a call with Micki DuPont!

    DuPont was an offensive defenseman that loved to join the rush over the course of his long and successful career. Originally a Kamloops Blazer that was drafted by the Calgary Flames, DuPont went on to play professional hockey into his late 30's! 

    Micki is now head coach for the u15 Prep team at the acclaimed Edge Academy in Calgary, and is also a hockey dad who navigating the journey for his two sons - Nolan and Landon.

    Landon DuPont is regarded by many Western League scouts as the favorite to go first overall in the 2024 Bantam Draft.

    As usual, we cover a lot of ground during this episode! Devlopment, coaching philosophy, the WHL Bantam Draft, pressure, passion, mindset, and much more!

    Enjoy the conversation

    • 1 hr 48 min
    EP.91 - Troy Mick - WHL Legend and Director of Hockey for the Wenatchee Wild

    EP.91 - Troy Mick - WHL Legend and Director of Hockey for the Wenatchee Wild

    Troy Mick has been around hockey or involved in hockey his entire life. 

    Mick played in the BCHL for the Vernon Lakers at 14 years old, and then played with the Portland Winterhawks and Regina Pats of the WHL. Mick put up an absurd 200+ goals in his 4 seasons of Major Junior hockey. His effort earned him a 130 overall selection in the 1988 NHL entry draft by the Pittsburgh Penguins.

    Mick went on to play pro hockey for 3 seasons before getting involved in coaching.

    Troy was a head coach at the BCHL, WHL, and NCDC levels for 12seasons and has also sat in GM and President positions along the way.

    Currently Mick is the Director of Hockey for the Wenatchee Wild competitive youth programs and coaches the 18U and 16U teams.

    This is a great hockey discussion! Enjoy

    • 1 hr 49 min
    EP.90 - Marty Murray - NHL Alum and GM of the Brandon Wheat Kings

    EP.90 - Marty Murray - NHL Alum and GM of the Brandon Wheat Kings

    In Episode 90 I catch up with Marty Murray. 

    Marty was a center piece of the biggest WHL trade in 1991. Goaltender, Trevor Kidd, was brought to Spokane from the Wheat Kings - 15 year old prized prospect Marty Murray, and veteran sniper Bobby House went the other way.

    The trade was a pivotal moment for both franchises, as Spokane went on to win the Memorial Cup, and the Wheat Kings resurrected their place within the league, going from a last place team team to becoming dominant in the Marty Murray era.

    I was supposed to to play with Marty in Spokane! He was such an amazing playmaker, and I would have loved the opportunity to be on his wing, so I feel I go the raw end of that deal! Haha!

    Marty won 2 World Junior Championships with Canada, and in his second time at the illustrious tournament, he led the entire event in scoring! 

    Murray went on to an impressive pro career that started in the NHL, turned into a minor league star, which led to a 3 year stint overseas, finally to return to the NHL as a regular at 26 years old.

    Marty Murray was a LEGIT player everywhere he went and one of the games best examples of a great human being!

    Everyone has a different path and Marty shares his journey with us!

    • 1 hr 38 min
    EP.89 - Eric Godard - Stanley Cup Champ and 1000 Career PIMs

    EP.89 - Eric Godard - Stanley Cup Champ and 1000 Career PIMs

    Eric Godard is a self-admitted unlikely Stanley Cup Champion. But that doesn't mean he wasn't a big part of the 2009 Pittsburgh Penguin championship.

    Godard never thought he'd play Major Junior. He was wrong.

    Godard never thought he'd be a professional hockey player. He was wrong.

    And Godard never thought he'd be an NHL'er and a Stanley Cup Champ. But he was wrong again.

    Eric climbed the hockey ranks by being a great teammate and by being one tough SOB.

    Judged by some of his peers as the toughest of his era (and his era was TOUGH), Eric amassed over 1000 PIMs in the AHL over 800 in the NHL - and Eric rarely took a minor penalty!

    In this episode we talk about Eric's road to the NHL, the mindset of an NHL enforcer, his new job as scout for the Minnesota Wild, have a lot of laughs and share some stories.

    Enjoy!

    • 1 hr 53 min
    EP.88 - Garry Davidson - Dir. of Player Dev. for the Calgary Hitmen

    EP.88 - Garry Davidson - Dir. of Player Dev. for the Calgary Hitmen

    Garry Davidson brings over 30 years of hockey experience to the podcast. 

    Garry has been a head coach, a GM, an Owner, scout, and Director of Player Development at the Junior A and Major Junior level. 

    He has worked directly with players, he has recruited players, he has developed players and he has scouted players.

    In today's discussion we cover a range topics, from what scouts look for, how to stand out, private hockey and it's impact on the game, Jr. A vs. Major Junior, and the WHL draft!

    Lots of insight and some great conversation. Enjoy!

    • 1 hr 32 min
    EP.87 - Glen Metropolit - The Ultimate Underdog

    EP.87 - Glen Metropolit - The Ultimate Underdog

    Do you like underdogs? 

    If you want to hear a story about perseverance, passion, and an unlikely journey to the top - Glen Metropolit's story is for you!

    Never played organized minor hockey.
    Never drafted in bantam.
    Never drafted in junior.
    22 years professional
    400 NHL games played - the majority in his 30's.
    Top scorer on many teams along the way to the top.

    "Metro" is one inspiring man and I suggest you listen to the whole thing. We really get rolling in the second half!

    • 1 hr 40 min

Customer Reviews

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52 Ratings

52 Ratings

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Mental skill set

Keep up the great work Pods your show is so refreshing to hear another side of the game that doesn’t often get spoke about.

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Just started listening and love your Rhett Warener podcast. He is great in Calgary morning radio and even better on your podcast. Looking forward to the Mark Deyell episode.

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Pods has a genuine interest in his guest and it shows. His guests and his insight always seem to spark interest and conversation making it an easy listen. Young and old, parent or player can always take something away from his podcasts.

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