New England Hockey Journal's The Rink Shrinks features hosts Mike Mottau and Brian Yandle, along with their special guests from the hockey industry. They're keeping it real in the rink, helping our listeners navigate their way through it in a humorous and educational format.
Session 14 – Meghan Duggan
Olympic gold medalist Meghan Duggan (Danvers, Mass.) delves into her path from New England hockey to the highest levels with Team USA. NEHJ's Jeff Cox also discusses when it's right for prospects to take their next step.
Session 13 – Brooks Orpik
Brooks Orpik, who won Stanley Cups with Pittsburgh and Washington, discusses his journey from the youth ranks to the pros. After 1,035 NHL games, Orpik gives lessons he learned along the way that he currently shares as a Boston College assistant coach.
Session 12 – Josh Hennessy
Josh Hennessy, who played in the NHL for the Boston Bruins and Ottawa Senators, swings by for an in-depth talk about his hockey journey. After playing at Milton Academy, he went to the QMJHL before pro stops carried him to Russia, Sweden and elsewhere.
Session 11 – Ryan Whitney
Ryan Whitney, co-host of the Spittin' Chiclets podcast, joins Brian Yandle and Mike Mottau for the latest Rink Shrinks session. Whitney played locally at Thayer Academy and Boston University before featuring in nearly 500 NHL games.
Session 10 – Mike Grier
Boston University and St. Sebastian's alum Mike Grier discusses his development from youth hockey to over 1,000 NHL games with four different teams. Grier also delves into his transition into coaching, ranging from the youth and high school ranks to the New Jersey Devils.
Session 9 – Freddy Meyer
Freddy Meyer, head coach at The Rivers School, joins for Session No. 9. Meyer was an All-American at Boston University, where he played on three NCAA tournament teams before charting a seven-year career in the NHL.