48 episodes

A podcast for hockey fans, both new and old. Join Deb and Erika as we deep dive into what makes hockey the greatest sport in the world. Learn the lingo, explore hockey history, and listen to commentary on the most exciting, frustrating, and heart-stopping moments of the week. We love hockey and think you will too! #HockeyIsForEveryone

Our catchy theme tune is “Ephemeral” by Sunspot. Get the whole song here!

Talk hockey with us!
Twitter: @BeginnersPuck
Email: beginnerspuck@gmail.com

Beginner's Puck - A podcast for hockey fans new and old The Incomparable

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    • 4.8 • 23 Ratings

A podcast for hockey fans, both new and old. Join Deb and Erika as we deep dive into what makes hockey the greatest sport in the world. Learn the lingo, explore hockey history, and listen to commentary on the most exciting, frustrating, and heart-stopping moments of the week. We love hockey and think you will too! #HockeyIsForEveryone

Our catchy theme tune is “Ephemeral” by Sunspot. Get the whole song here!

Talk hockey with us!
Twitter: @BeginnersPuck
Email: beginnerspuck@gmail.com

    Playoffs? Playoffs!

    Playoffs? Playoffs!

    Much like the Tampa Bay Lightning Deb and Erika are taking advantage of circumstances and letting it roll. In our case, dropping an unplanned and unscripted podcast to celebrate the official kick off of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Sorta. This ep is all about conflict: ours, Tom Wilson’s, John Tortorella’s…. But we also touch on good social media, anticipated battles, the upcoming expansion draft and our excitement of watching the Kraken in their new arena in 2022. We believe. New to Hockey? We are here for you. Drop us a tweet or email us at beginnerspuck@gmail.com and we’ll help you...

    • 46 min
    Hockey's Still Happening

    Hockey's Still Happening

    Hockey, yay? Deb and Erika end their long hiatus to discuss the current state of the NHL including COVID COVID everywhere, trades that make you go “yoinks!”, outdoor games, and Crosby’s big 1000. There may also be a little bit of Tony D’Angelo schadenfreude. I mean, c’mon, we’re only human! In this ep’s “What the Puck?” we delve into the who, what and why’s of The Taxi Squad and, finally, Deb ties it all up in a neat hockey tidbit bow by remembering the 2008 Winter Classic New to Hockey? We are here for you. Drop us a tweet or...

    • 46 min
    No Cross Check, Please!

    No Cross Check, Please!

    So far, so good, right? The bubble appears to be holding, but but that doesn’t mean it’s all champagne and roses, especially if you’re a Bruins fan. Deb and Erika talk about today’s biggest story (Tukka Rask), last week’s biggest story (that 6+ hour game), and the final slotting of the draft lottery. (Remember that?) We also touch on the sassiness of the Jumbotron operators; the heroes and villains of the playoffs; and, of course, The Refs (See also: heroes and villains). In this episode’s “What the Puck” we are all about the checks: body, hip and cross as well...

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Hockey Gets Kraken

    Hockey Gets Kraken

    So much has happened since we last chatted in May: there’s Kraken and bubbles and some shady Byng-ing going on. Deb and Erika reach waaaaay back and talks about the Draft Lottery, how the US couldn’t keep their #%@^ masks on and lost a hub, as well as the NHL awards that will be awarded who knows when. What even in time?! throws hands Erika gives us some perspective on what we can expect in a hub city given that she, you know, lives in one. We also talk about our conflict over how excited we are that hockey is...

    • 55 min
    Return to (Press) Play

    Return to (Press) Play

    The NHL has risen from the ashes and so has Beginner’s Puck! Join Deb and Erika as we decipher Garry Bettman’s presser, figure out who is going where and why and, more importantly, discuss whether they should. I mean, let’s face it, everyone out there is sporting masks and practising responsible social/physical distancing, right? Right?! We throw our segments out the window as work through our conflicting emotions of joy, trepidation, and despair at hockey culture’s “warrior” mentality. It’s a rollercoaster, kids. NHL’s Return to Play Plan: https://media.nhl.com/public/news/13995...

    • 49 min
    Carcast! Anaheim Edition

    Carcast! Anaheim Edition

    It’s another special Beginner’s Puck/Hockey Feels crossover Carcast — this time with a special guest who is relatively new to hockey fandom, Chip Sudderth! When you attend a Doctor Who convention in Los Angeles, what better way to start the weekend than by braving rush-hour traffic and trekking to Anaheim to check out the Flames vs the Ducks at the Honda Center? (Turns out there may be lots of better ways…)...

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

Xmenfreak499 ,

Sw’awesome

Relatively new to the world of hockey but already head over heels in love. This podcast has been an awesome resource, that is both entertaining and informative which was exactly what I was looking for.

Borat4Ever ,

Love love love it

Longtime fan of the game, but every episode of this podcast still teaches me something I didn’t know. The hosts/podcasters(?) bring fresh perspectives and insightful commentary, def worth a listen 👍🏼

Bhurry ,

🔥🔥🔥

I recently discovered this pod and WOW I’m glad I did. I’ve now listened to the 5 most recent episodes even though they’re a little out of date.

It’s so delightful to hear women talking about hockey in a way that’s smart and accessible to fans new to hockey and to long time fans.

I’ve recommended it to at least 6 people and will likely send it on to more.

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