118 episodes

Getting behind the gear to find out how high level hockey players, coaches, and management have gotten to the positions they are in.

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Getting behind the gear to find out how high level hockey players, coaches, and management have gotten to the positions they are in.

    Jason Brooks – The Ups and Downs of Hockey, Coaching and Life

    Jason Brooks – The Ups and Downs of Hockey, Coaching and Life

    Never Give Up! It was a pleasure to get the opportunity to talk some hockey with Jason Brooks. Jason shares his hockey journey from minor hockey, playing Jr. B, making the OHL, overcoming injuries and deciding to pursue coaching at a young age. Following his playing days Jason’s coached over 13 years in the OHL, … BEHIND THE GEAR Episode 118: Jason Brooks – The Ups and Downs of Hockey, Coaching and Life Read More »

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Alan Keeso - What a Hockey/Life Journey

    Alan Keeso - What a Hockey/Life Journey

    What a Hockey/Life Journey! It was great to catch up with Alan Keeso, he’s an awesome human with more than just an amazing hockey journey, he has an unreal life journey filled with great stories and insights. Alan is from the small town of Listowel ON, where his work ethic began at an early age, … BEHIND THE GEAR Episode 117: Alan Keeso – From Listowel ON, Jr, NCAA, Canadian Army, Oxford Univ Read More »

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Aaron Snow - Part 2 - Mental Health and Addiction

    Aaron Snow - Part 2 - Mental Health and Addiction

    Part 2: In our first episode (#103) Aaron Snow came on and shared his hockey journey sharing some great stories and touched on his battles with mental illness and addiction. In part 2 we re-live some of his fun memories of playing in the OHL, being drafted to the NHL but we also dive into … BEHIND THE GEAR Episode 116: Aaron Snow – Part 2 – The early years, Mental Health and Addiction Read More »

    • 1 hr 33 min
    Kevin Galerno and Wade Russell - Hockey Talk

    Kevin Galerno and Wade Russell - Hockey Talk

    Hockey Talk! It’s always fun to have Kevin Galerno and Wade Russell, 2 professional skill coaches, on the podcast to hear what they are seeing in the rinks and on the ice. We discuss a variety of topics, player development and the roles parents can play when trying to motivate and help players succeed, social … BEHIND THE GEAR Episode 115: Kevin Galerno and Wade Russell – Hockey Talk Read More »

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Kenny and Kevin Galerno - A Hockey Dad's Tale

    Kenny and Kevin Galerno - A Hockey Dad's Tale

    Hockey Dad! This episode was a blast, we were joined by Kevin’s father, Kenny Galerno. Kenny played multiple sports, he was a hockey player, hockey coach and a hockey dad. Kevin and I had a lot of fun picking Kenny’s brain on parenting, coaching, being a hockey dad and how to navigate the hockey world. … BEHIND THE GEAR Episode 114: Kenny and Kevin Galerno – A Hockey Journey Through Dad’s Eyes Read More »

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Mitch Brooks - Earning It

    Mitch Brooks - Earning It

    Earn It!! It was a lot of fun to talk with Mitch Brooks, at the young age of 25 he shares some interesting perspectives and insights into his hockey journey. Like many players Mitch had a minor hockey wake up call when he was cut from his AAA team at 13, he talks about how … BEHIND THE GEAR Episode 113: Mitch Brooks – Earning It – From Jr C to University Hockey Read More »

    • 1 hr 22 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

17naye ,

my own game.

this has changed the way i viewed the game myself. now when i step on the ice, from the moment i get on, to when i get off i am constantly modulated and i know how to better mentally prepare myself going into games and practice.

ronramey711 ,

Gets so deep

Loved the Rebecca Johnston episode. It’s the first one I’m checking out; will go back and listen to a ton more I’m sure.

mjkhsifeb ,

Great stuff

Loved the recent interview with Konecny and Crouse!

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