163 episodes

The Hockey Think Tank Podcast brings incredible stories, interviews, and great perspective from some of the top hockey minds in the game. Hosted by Topher Scott & Jeff LoVecchio, our podcast will educate and inspire all those that love the game! For all the players, coaches, and hockey parents out there...make this your Go-To show on your way to the rink!

The Hockey Think Tank Podcast thehockeythinktank

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    • 4.9 • 361 Ratings

The Hockey Think Tank Podcast brings incredible stories, interviews, and great perspective from some of the top hockey minds in the game. Hosted by Topher Scott & Jeff LoVecchio, our podcast will educate and inspire all those that love the game! For all the players, coaches, and hockey parents out there...make this your Go-To show on your way to the rink!

    Episode 210 - Aaron Volpatti

    Episode 210 - Aaron Volpatti

    On this episode of the Hockey Think Tank podcast, we bring on former NHLer for the Vancouver Canucks and Washington Capitals - and now a visualization coach - Aaron Volpatti! Aaron has such a unique hockey journey...and such an inspiring story. We talk:
    -His near death experience with a fire and how it taught him resliency
    -How visualization helped him heal and helped him in his career
    -His journey to the NHL
    -Much more!!
    This again was such an inspiring conversation we are so thrilled to bring to you. Thank you to our sponsors GelStx, TrainHeroic, IceHockeySystems.com, and our podcast parent company BlueWire Pods. And thank you to all of our AMAZING listeners!
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    • 2 hr
    Episode 209 - Mike Kelly

    Episode 209 - Mike Kelly

    On this episode of the Hockey Think Tank podcast, we bring on NHL Network host and analytics expert Mike Kelly! This was an amazing conversation on the use of analytics to make teams better and for us to better understand the game. We tackle:
    -The use of analytics to form team identity
    -The importance of the neutral zone
    -Peeling back the onion of how goals are scored
    -Some great stories of how players/coaches are using analytics for development
    -Much More!!
    Thank you to Mike for this awesome conversation...it's one you are going to love. Thank you to our title sponsor GELSTX. Thank you to sponsor TrainHeroic and IceHockeySystems.com.
    And thank you to our amazing listeners!!
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Episode 208 - Adam Oates

    Episode 208 - Adam Oates

    On this episode of the Hockey Think Tank podcast, we bring on NHL Hall of Famer and one of the top development coaches in the world, Adam Oates! Known as one of the best playmakers of all time, it was incredible being able to talk hockey with someone with such an amazing hockey sense as Adam. On the podcast, we talk:
    -Playing fast vs. Fast hockey IQ
    -Why players like McDavid, Ovechkin, and Crosby are so good
    -Building chemistry with teammates
    -MUCH MORE!
    What an honor getting Adam on the podcast to share his knowledge. We want to the GELSTX (gelstx.com) our title sponsor. We also want to thank TrainHeroic, IceHockeySystems.com, and BlueWire Pods.
    Our biggest thank you goes to all of our amazing listeners! Thank you for all of your support for our podcast and we know you are going to get a ton out of this one!
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Episode 207 - Joe Kramer

    Episode 207 - Joe Kramer

    On this episode of the Hockey Think Tank podcast, we bring on West Point graduate and United States Army veteran Joe Kramer! Joe played ACHA Club hockey at West Point and came on to share some of his hockey and leadership experiences with the armed forces. On this episode, we talk:
    -Leadership lessons learned in the military
    -How to bring a team together and build a bought in unit
    -How to create a "relationship with failure"
    -The benefits and experience of playing ACHA Club College Hockey
    -MUCH.MORE
    First and foremost, thank you to Joe for his service. Thank you also to our sponsors GelStx, TrainHeroic, and IceHockeySystems.com. This week we have another sponsor in Hello Fresh. Thank you to our podcast parent company, BlueWire Pods. And thank you to all of our amazing supporters and listeners!!
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    • 1 hr 34 min
    Episode 206 - Jason Deskins

    Episode 206 - Jason Deskins

    On this episode of the Hockey Think Tank podcast, we bring on the Co-General Manager of the Youngstown Phantoms of the USHL and Detroit Little Caesars' 15O coach Jason Deskins! This was a great conversation as Jason has so much great perspective with all of the hats he wears in the hockey world. The boys tackle:
    -Using the downs to motivate you
    -What he looks for in players as a GM in junior hockey
    -How to get into the business as a young coach
    -GOAL SCORING
    -LEADERSHIP
    -So Much More
    Thank you to our sponsors GelStx, TrainHeroic, IceHockeySystems.com...and thank you to all of our AMAZING listeners!
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    • 1 hr 30 min
    Episode 205 - Matt Plante

    Episode 205 - Matt Plante

    On this episode of the Hockey Think Tank podcast, we bring on Mount St. Charles Hockey Academy Director and 18u Head Coach, Matt Plante! Fresh off winning the National Championship, Topher and Jeff sit down with Planter and go through so many different awesome topics including:
    -Their National Championship Run
    -Coaching Kids at 18u who have gone on to play in the NHL and what made them special
    -A day in the life at a hockey prep academy
    -Why surrounding yourself with good people is important
    -MUCH MORE!!
    Thank you to our sponsors GELSTX, TrainHeroic, and IceHockeySystems.com. And thank you to all of our amazing supporters out there...we love you!
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    • 1 hr 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
361 Ratings

361 Ratings

tgraceman ,

Unbelievable - each and every time

I am a grandfather and far removed from those fun days playing hockey on the driveway year round and on local ponds in winter in suburban Buffalo, but the breadth and depth of topics covered here, with hockey as a focal point, keep me coming back to listen each week. Working through old podcasts too as I have found this one about 3 months ago. Some of these gems are the best podcasts I have ever listened to. Phenomenal interviews and really enjoy the hosts here as they support all of us get better at what we do. Thanks guys for what you do. Appreciate your honesty and humility. Keep up the good work. I will be listening,and sharing these with family and friends.

WeavN ,

The Boys are Buzzin

Honestly a great podcast. They have guests that are pure hockey geeks through and through (much like themselves). Even when they don’t have a guest, their down to earth nature and camaraderie always make for an informative, highly interesting listen. I often tell my wife and son to go listen to an episode because of 1 or 2 things that are super great insight.

StopthePUCK- Goalie Mom ,

Highly recommend this podcast!

My son & I listen to this podcast on the way to school, the rink, or traveling for game weekends. Such great life advice is shared and it helps me to learn about hockey life and situations from many different viewpoints. I love how Topher & Jeff balance each other out, we always are entertained when listening! I recommend this podcast to all our hockey friends !

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