51 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 • 24 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

    Goon

    Goon

    As a special treat for Incomparable membership month, Deb and Erika bring you a taste of the fun members get — by sharing their very first members-only special from 2017! Deb and Erika are joined by Lisa Schmeiser as they discuss “Goon”, the 2011 sports comedy about bros, fighting, and what it means to be part of a team. Loosely based on the life of enforcer Doug Smith, the Beginner’s Puck crew breaks down the hockey stereotypes, hockey truths, and how this bro-iest of bro movies is weirdly enlightened....

    • 57 min
    We're Back! (Kinda)

    We're Back! (Kinda)

    We’re back! Kinda? Sorta? It’s been a while because, honestly, this year has been ROUGH. What happens when the thing you love doesn’t love you back? Deb and Erika talk about the heartache of hockey, and we don’t mean the stuff that happens on the ice. But like any heartache, you grow and move on, a little tougher, a little wiser, and a whole lot sassier. We can’t wait to see you next season!...

    • 34 min
    Off-season Moves and Bagging on Bags

    Off-season Moves and Bagging on Bags

    It’s all happening now. Teams are shaking it up and shaking it down, skates are on ice, and we’re weeks away from the official start of the 2021-2022 season. Deb and Erika work through our varying degrees of excitement both at what’s happened over a very active summer and what we’re (sorta) looking forward to this season. Of course we’ll all be going in empty handed thanks to the new NHL bag policy but hey…it’s like they say: Hockey is for Everyone…Who Has Pockets. In this episode’s “What the Puck” we discuss the NHL COVID policy and how that could...

    • 1 hr 4 min
    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

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 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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